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Health Minister's clarion call for students to campaign against tobacco consumption

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, flagged off a rally of school students in New Delhi on Friday, a day ahead of 'World No Tobacco Day' to draw attention towards the health risks associated with tobacco consumption. The rally was part of the activities taken up by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the WHO, to mark the 'World No Tobacco Day' in order to promote the theme 'Raise taxes on tobacco to reduce tobacco consumption' for this year. Globally, every year, 31st May is observed as World No Tobacco Day. Interacting with participants of the rally, he said that the health ministry is working towards advocating policies that could help reduce tobacco- related health risks and ensuring at the same time that the laws implemented by the state governments are made people friendly. He further added that the rally is organized to spread awareness, especially among students, so that they come forward and campaign against tobacco in India. May 30, 2014
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PM Modi's move to raise FDI in defence to 100 per cent remarkable: Defence Expert

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): After Commerce Ministry cleared the DIPP note to hike FDI in the defence sector to 100 percent from the current 26 percent, Defence Expert Bharat Verma said that it is a remarkable move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that it will meet the country's military requirements, will bring new scientific knowledge and technologies and that there will be spin of civil industries. Verma also said that the move will make India a hub of modern defence manufacturing. May 30, 2014
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PM Modi asks ministers to set 100-day agenda, Politicos react

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Political reactions flow in a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his ministers to set a 100-day agenda that is focused on efficient governance, delivery and time-bound implementation of programmes and schemes. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that this proves that the new government is focused on developmental works. Meanwhile, Congress leader Meem Afzal said that the agendas to be completed in 100 days constitute nothing on inflation and other such things. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that if something good comes out of the set agenda. CPI leader D Raja said that the agenda should include something on inflation and other things or else it is useless. May 30, 2014
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Reactions flow in as Modi refuses his biography to be part of school curriculum

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Reactions flow in Narendra Modi tweeted refusing inclusion of his biography in the school curriculum. Congress leader Meem Afzal said that life of person who is alive should not be part of educational curriculum and that children will go in wrong thought process if the person commits something wrong. NCP leader Tariq Anwar appreciated Modi’s move to refuse the move. Meanwhile, CPI leaders D Raja and Atul Anjan welcomed Modi’s tweet. May 30, 2014
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Anna praises Modi, slams Kejriwal; politicos react

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): A day after social activist Anna Hazare praised the BJP-led government at the Centre, saying it seemed like "achchhe din aane wale hain" and criticized Arvind Kejriwal for getting "carried away", the Congress said that Anna was always in favour of BJP. While the BJP said everyone was looking forward to Modi, politicos from rival parties refused to comment on the same. May 30, 2014
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N Chandrababu Naidu meets Arun Jaitley over Seemandhra

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi over the issue of Seemandhra which is to be formed as the residual state out of Andhra Pradesh on June 2. Jaitley after meeting him, said that the NDA government will help the state re-establish it in due course of time as was talked about during the previous UPA government. Naidu is also expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and place his list of demands, which will include a special category status to the Seemandhra region. May 30, 2014
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People in Maoist-hit Rayagada pins hope on Modi govt for security

Rayagada, May 30 (ANI): People living in Maoist-affected Rayagada district of Odisha banked on newly formed central government for safety and security. Residents of Maoist-affected villages said they were expecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led union government to take concrete steps against Maoists in the region. People complained that the district was neglected during Congress party's regime and hoped for better future. Even though the Congress party introduced many developmental schemes related to agriculture, irrigation, communication, food security and consumer welfare sanctions, people were unhappy with improper implementation. May 30, 2014
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PM Modi's move to raise FDI in defence to 100 per cent remarkable: Defence Expert

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): After Commerce Ministry cleared the DIPP note to hike FDI in the defence sector to 100 percent from the current 26 percent, Defence Expert Bharat Verma said that it is a remarkable move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that it will meet the country's military requirements, will bring new scientific knowledge and technologies and that there will be spin of civil industries. Verma also said that the move will make India a hub of modern defence manufacturing. May 30, 2014
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Sachin Tendulkar launches BMW X5 in India

Pune, May 30 (ANI): Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar launched the BMW third generation X5 car which would be produced in Chennai plant of the German luxury car maker and will be ready for sale from June. Tendulkar said he has been using the first generation X5 since 2002 and has had a delightful experience with the vehicle. At the launch, BMW Group India President Philipp von Sahr said the diesel variant of the new X5 has more space and improved fuel economy. May 30, 2014
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Blast in Imphal claims two lives

Imphal, May 30 (ANI): At least two persons were killed and six others injured when a bomb exploded in Manipur. The explosion took place at Singjamei Chinga Makhong in capital Imphal. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Clay Khongsai, said it was Improvised explosive device (IED) blast. After visiting the injured persons in the hospital, Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh suspected that bomb was denoted to target migrant workers in the town. All the injured have been admitted in Imphal hospital. May 30, 2014
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Kolkata sweet shop display FIFA World Cup trophy replica made of sweets

Kolkata, May 30 (ANI): A sweets shop in Kolkata city of West Bengal made a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy from sweets as soccer lovers await the start of mega event. While the original World Cup trophy is made of gold and two rings of malachite stones, the trophy in Kolkata meanwhile, is made from traditional sweet called kheer (rice pudding). The owner of the sweet shop, Sudip Mallick, said Kolkata is football crazy city and this replica was made for the people to enjoy the sport, which is scheduled to start from June 12. The customers seemed really pleased with Mallick’s replica of the World Cup. Pamela Indu, a customer, said the sport is very popular at her house and she feels such replicas will instill interest in the minds of children towards the sport. May 30, 2014
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People in Maoist-hit Rayagada pins hope on Modi govt for security

Rayagada, May 30 (ANI): People living in Maoist-affected Rayagada district of Odisha banked on newly formed central government for safety and security. Residents of Maoist-affected villages said they were expecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led union government to take concrete steps against Maoists in the region. People complained that the district was neglected during Congress party’s regime and hoped for better future. Even though the Congress party introduced many developmental schemes related to agriculture, irrigation, communication, food security and consumer welfare sanctions, people were unhappy with improper implementation. May 30, 2014
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Police bust militant hideout, recover arms & ammunitions in J&K

Doda, May 30 (ANI): Police busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of explosives, arms and ammunition from a forest area in Jammu and Kashmir, said a senior officer. Superintendent of Police, Mohammad Sharif Chouhan, said it was one of the biggest recoveries in the recent past in Doda district of the state. Acting on a tip-off, police launched combing in the forest area and busted the militant hideout in a natural cave. The restive region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency, and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. May 30, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi refuses to be part of school curriculum

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday tweeted that he did not wish his biography to be included as part of school curriculum. Modi’s reaction followed reports of Rajasthan government considering incorporating Modi's life story as part of educational curriculum. Modi tweeted, “I firmly believe that the life story of living individuals should not be included as a part of the school curriculum. India has a rich history of several stalwarts who made India what it is today. Young minds should read about these greats & emulate them.” Earlier, Rajasthan Education Minister Kali Charan Saraf had said that he would consider incorporating Modi's biography in school text books, if the latter became the Prime Minister after the general elections. May 30, 2014
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Fire engulfs slum area in Bhopal

Bhopal, May 30 (ANI): Raging inferno broke out in a slum cluster in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh on Friday gutting several hutments, police officials said. The blaze was reported at the slum in Bhopal around late night and around 8 fire tenders were pressed into service. The fire has now been brought under control and there are no reports of casualties. Cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, official added. Reportedly, major loss of property is expected due to fire. However, no loss of life has been reported so far. May 30, 2014