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Politicos react on worsening situation in Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted over the critical situation in Pakistan which has led to an unstable situation in the neighbouring country. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Pakistan is a neighbour and India wants to maintain good relations with them, but unless their political situation gets improved, things cannot work out between both nations. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that it is unfortunate that Pakistan has not been able to strengthen and stabilize its democratic situation. Aug 31, 2014
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Mumbai team in Indian Super league reflects attributes of the city, says Ranbir

Mumbai, Aug 31 (ANI): While launching the logo of Indian Super League’s Mumbai franchise co-owner, Bollywood actor, Ranbir Kapoor, said his team stands for the same characteristics that India’s financial capital stands for, namely hard work, determination and resilience. Indian Super League is billed as 'the birth of a foot-balling nation.' The tournament will begin on October 12. It was launched by billionaire Mukesh Ambani's wife, Nita Ambani, with backing from cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar and other co-owners of the eight franchises from across the country. The technical director, Nishant Mehra, also emphasised strongly on the Mumbai-ness of the team. Aug 31, 2014
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Congress criticizes BJP for hiking diesel prices

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Sunday criticized the government for increasing the price of diesel and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) used to protest against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) when fuel prices were hiked during their regime. Yesterday, the prices of petrol were cut by Rs 1.82 per litre while diesel prices were hiked by 50 paise per litre. The rates of non-subsidized LPG were also reduced by 19 rupees per cylinder. Aug 31, 2014
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Omar Abdullah slams Central govt for calling him anti national

Srinagar, Aug 31 (ANI): Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, slammed the Central government for calling him 'anti-national'. Addressing the state assembly on its last session, he said each political party in Kashmir has made sacrifices to strengthen the country. He further expressed his anger by saying that putting the army in danger and asking it to go to war is considered an act of nationalism in this country. Aug 31, 2014
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PM Modi visits Kinkaku ji Temple, interacts with public

Kyoto, Aug 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi accompanied by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto city of Japan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also interacted with common public outside the temple in Japan. He arrived in Japan on Saturday and was received by senior officials of the Japanese administration at the airport. Modi arrived in Japan for a five-day visit, his first major bilateral trip since taking over in May. Aug 31, 2014
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Chennai hosts colourful exhibition showcasing best of Thailand industry

Chennai, Aug 31 (ANI): Chennai hosted a four day colourful exhibition showcasing the best of Thailand industry artefacts. The aim of the event is to promote trade and commerce between the two countries amid productive tie-ups with importers, distributors and retailers in the Indian market. The exhibition kick started on Thursday and will come to its end on Sunday. The event has been organised by Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Commerce. Adding the glitz and glamour to the event, traditional folk dances of Thailand were presented by dancers that enthralled the visitors. Hoping for good bilateral business ties, Thailand’s Deputy Consul General in Chennai said being the frontline producer in various consumer commodities, Thai products have great market in India. Meanwhile, resident of Chennai were seen having good time buying Thai products and enjoying Thai folk dances. Aug 31, 2014
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EU warns Ukraine crisis near 'point of no return'

EU Commission head Jose Manual Barroso warned on Saturday that the crisis in Ukraine was reaching the point of no return, after reports Russian troops were fighting in the east of the country. Duration: 01:27 Aug 30, 2014
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Taliban attack Afghan intelligence office

Taliban militants Saturday attacked an Afghan intelligence service office in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least three people in a bomb and gun assault, officials said. Duration: 01:21 Aug 30, 2014
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Taming inflation, restarting growth are priorities for govt: Jaitley (Part - 1)

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the mood of the country changed when the election results were announced. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Jaitley said that containing inflation, restarting growth and investment cycles and keeping fiscal deficit at acceptable level were priorities for the new government. Government is taking steps to improve ease of doing business, opening up significant sectors, expedite decision-making while maintaining social sector expenditure in most areas. He added that there is by and large moderation of inflation; manufacturing curve has turned. The government has an ambitious disinvestment plan. Aug 30, 2014
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Delhi court slaps Rs 3 lakh fine on Sheila Dikshit for non appearance in defamation case

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): A Delhi court in Saket slapped Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with a fine of Rs three lakh for failing to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta. It the second time she has been fined in the case. The court had earlier also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Dikshit for her non-appearance. The court has now directed Dikshit to appear before it on December 20. Petitioner in the case, Vijender Gupta said that he has been facing harassment because of her absence and that the fine is imposed on complaint. Dikshit had sought a day's exemption from appearance in the court on the ground that she was pre-occupied with some political work. Aug 30, 2014
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Officials rescue leopard from well in Nagpur

Nagpur, Aug 30 (ANI): A young leopard was rescued from an open farm well adjoining Mansinghdeo Wildlife Sanctuary near Khapa city in Maharashtra. The leopard is suspected to have fallen in the well while chasing its prey and was found struggling to float in the water. The forest guard and senior forest officials reached the site upon receiving the information from the field owner. The officials put a cot inside the well for the animal to cling on, which was then brought out with the help of a rope. A team of around 50 members including rescue officials, police, forest officials worked to rescue the big cat. Aug 30, 2014
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Philippine tourism dept promotes the island nation as wedding destination to Indians

Philippines, Aug 30 (ANI): The Philippine tourism department is initiating new ventures to promote the island nation as a perfect wedding destination to Indian tourists while also targeting Bollywood in a big way to promote travel from India.Verna Covar, Director, Tourism Development Sector, Department of Tourism, Philippines, said they are initiating new campaigns and projects in order to turn Philippines as a romantic destination for Indian tourists. With more than 7000 islands in the country, the tourism officials said they have all necessary arrangements to organize traditional Indian weddings.Besides having Indian wedding specialists, Philippines offer hotel services that are accustomed to catering tourists from India. Aug 30, 2014
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Villagers lament loss of crop due to ceasefire violations in Kashmir

RS Pura, Aug 30 (ANI): Villagers in RS Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir lamented the damage to crop amid continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the international border. The incessant firing has led to damage to crop in the fields close to the border. Villagers at Abdullian, the last village on the Indian side, said that they were unable to tend to the crops. Bullet marks on buildings have restricted people to their homes. Children are unable to attend regular school as well. Another villager Sewa Ram said he has been staying in one of the many rehabilitation camps that villagers in the region have evacuated to. It has been five days since he moved with his family. Aug 30, 2014