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Oman Foreign Minister congratulates Modi on forming new government

New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Oman's Foreign Minister, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, conveying the wishes of the Sultan and congratulating him on forming the new government. Abdullah reassured Modi of the importance of bilateral ties between the two countries. Modi thanked Oman’s Sultan for his humble gesture and hoped for further enhancement of the relations. He also thanked the Sultan through Abdullah for taking care of the Indians living in Oman. Jun 4, 2014
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Kamal Nath takes oath as pro-tem Speaker of Lok Sabha

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath took oath as the pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday. He will preside over the Lok Sabha proceedings till the election of a new speaker on June 06. This piquant situation has arisen out of the untimely death of Union minister Gopinath Munde on Tuesday. Jun 4, 2014
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Sisi supporters celebrate presidential victory in Cairo

Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was on Tuesday declared Egypt's president-elect, winning 96.9 percent of votes in a poll boycotted by the main opposition almost a year after he toppled the elected leader. Duration: 01:33 Jun 4, 2014
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Obama defends deal with Taliban to free US soldier

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended a prisoner swap with the Taliban to free an American soldier, saying his "sacred" trust as commander-in-chief outweighed claims he broke the law and set a dangerous precedent. Duration: 00:43 Jun 4, 2014
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Iran marks 25th anniversary of the passing of Khomeini

On Wednesday Iranians observe the twenty-fifth anniversary of the passing of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Khomeini was the leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979 and is remembered as one of the nation's most defining figures. Duration: 00:42 Jun 4, 2014
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New Palestinian unity government "committed" to agreements

The new Palestinian unity government met for the first time on Tuesday after a landmark reconciliation deal with the Islamist movement Hamas that Israel plans to boycott but Washington said it will work with. Duration: 00:37 Jun 3, 2014
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Lack of business opportunities in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, June 3: Life in Gilgit Baltistan remains in shambles due to non-availability of basic amenities. The common man is at the receiving end due to lack of employment opportunities. The administration fails to take steps for the welfare of the people. Jun 3, 2014
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Jayalalithaa meets PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi

New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. Jayalalithaa said that she discussed with Modi the problems Tamil Nadu was facing, to which Modi said that he would do the needful. She was, however, non-committal when asked if her party would support Modi's government in Parliament. Jun 3, 2014
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Traditional indigenous musical instrument Pena being revived in Manipur

Manipur, June 3 (ANI): The Pena or Tingteila is a bowed lute. It is the oldest instrument known to the Meiteis. It is used in folk music as well as an accompaniment to Manipuri dances. At one time, this instrument was played in royal courts and was considered part of the "high culture" of the region. Jun 3, 2014