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India, Pakistan foreign secretaries meet in Islamabad

Islamabad, March 03 (ANI): Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhury on Friday in Islamabad, seven months after India had cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks. Jaishankar, who is on a visit to SAARC capitals, will also call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and his foreign affairs advisors Sartaj Aziz and Tariq Fatemi during the day. The foreign secretaries of both countries spoke about "resolving outstanding issues through peaceful dialogue." Mar 3, 2015
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Kejriwal to take 10-Day leave for naturopathy, Sisodia will be acting CM

New Delhi, March 03 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to go for 10 days of naturopathy treatment on March 5, according to reports. Kejriwal was diagnosed with high blood sugar and coughing. He will be treated at Naturopathy centre in Bangalore. Kejriwal's medical leave came in the middle of an all out war in the AAP's top leadership with Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan accusing the 46-year-old AAP convener of running a one-man show. Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia will be acting as Chief Minister in absence of Arvind Kejriwal Mar 3, 2015
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Mourners pay respects to Boris Nemtstov

Mourners in Russia file past the body of Boris Nemtsov at a museum in Moscow, Tuesday. The 55-year-old opposition politician was gunned down last week as he walked across a bridge in central Moscow Mar 3, 2015
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Two Army jawans killed, five others injured by avalanche at Uttarakhand checkpost

Dehradun, March 03 (ANI): At least two army jawans of Kumaon Scouts were killed while five others are injured by an avalanche in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, which has faced heavy snowfall over the last two days. Dehradun Disaster Management Executive Director Piyush Rautela said that rescue mission was started and is still going on at the spot. According to sources, a few other jawans are also trapped at the spot. Mar 3, 2015
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World's largest and tallest Indian flag unfurled in Faridabad

Faridabad, Mar 3 (ANI): The largest and tallest Indian national flag was unfurled on Tuesday by BJP President Amit Shah at Town Park in Faridabad. Along with Shah, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar and Bollywood Actor Ranbir Kapoor were also present on the occasion. Ministers of the state cabinet were also in attendance. The venue gave a brilliant patriotic feeling as the place echoed the sound of 'Vande Mataram' with the release of tricolored balloons amidst the unfurling of the national flag. Shah, meanwhile, congratulated the 'Nav Chetna Trust' for organizing the event. The flag weighs 48 kilograms and has a 96 feet by 64 feet dimension. It was hoisted at a height of 250 feet (75 meters), making it the largest and the highest hoisted Indian flag in the world. Another such flag is located at the Central Park in the heart of New Delhi. Mar 3, 2015
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Forensic holodeck creates 3D crime scenes

It's not a computer game, but a 3D scan of a real-life Swiss crime scene. An Oculus Rift headset and optical tracker allows users to see inside the scene of this shooting, from infinite angles. A 3D Mar 3, 2015
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Luxembourg Foreign Minister meets Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Mar 03 (ANI): Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, also tweeted before the meeting between the two. "India-Luxembourg Foreign Ministers to meet today. Minister @Sushma Swaraj to discuss higher level of investments with Jean Asselborn," he posted on Twitter. India-Luxembourg have friendly relations and there are no major political differences or areas of conflict in bilateral relations. India and Luxembourg enjoy excellent relations at multilateral levels. Mar 3, 2015
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Spain's foreign secretary meets VK Singh to strengthen bilateral ties

New Delhi, Mar 03 (ANI): Spain's Foreign Secretary Ignacio Ybanez met Minister of State for Foreign Affairs General (Retired) VK Singh and held talks for building a strong relation with India. This is Ybanez's first visit to India as Foreign Secretary. He said his meeting with Singh was fruitful. Meanwhile, Ybanez also informed about the visit of other Spanish ministers to India for strengthening ties. India and Spain have been warm and cordial ever since the diplomatic relation was established in 1956 with the opening of the Spanish Embassy in New Delhi. Mar 3, 2015
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Indian Foreign Secretary's visit to Pakistan will improve ties, say experts

New Delhi, Mar 03 (ANI): Experts said that the visit of Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyan Jaishankar to Pakistan will improve the relationship between the two nuclear powered countries. Jaishankar will be visiting Pakistan as part of a regional tour, the first top-ranking visit since Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke off talks last year over the disputed region of Kashmir. The diplomat's visit to Pakistan is part of visit to all SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) nations. Security Expert Qamar Agha said Jaishankar's visit to Pakistan will prove to be fruitful. However, foreign affairs expert Kamal Mitra Chenoy didn't find any strong reasons for the visit. Mar 3, 2015
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Post not an issue, political reforms important: Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi, Mar 03 (ANI): AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday clarified the inner conflict within the Aam Aadmi Party following the leak of letters by him and Prashant Bhushan. Yadav said that post is not an issue for any person in the political party adding that political reforms should be the major concern without which any party cannot progress. He also said that Arvind Kejriwal has achieved an important image among public and the party would like to work under his leadership. He also continued to say that he is not in the party in wake of any important post or office. Mar 3, 2015
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Three die in Punjab as roof collapses due to heavy rain

Patiala, Mar 03 (ANI): At least three people, including two children, died when the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rains in Patiala district of Punjab. Heavy and untimely rain in northern and central India has disrupted normal life in states such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. A victim sought government's help to repair her house and for her livelihood. Three children, who escaped with minor injuries, are undergoing treatment in a local hospital. Rain will probably continue for another 24 hours and then drop in intensity, before picking up again at the weekend, according to private forecaster Skymet Weather Services. Mar 3, 2015
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Police bust fake currency racket in West Bengal

Kolkata, Mar 03 (ANI): Police in Kolkata city of West Bengal uncovered a racket of fake currency notes, with Indian currency amounting to more than rupees 100 million. Acting on a tip-off, police caught a man named Chandrashekar Jaiswal, a scrap dealer and found 200 notes of thousand Indian rupees in his possession. They suspected the currency of being fake and took Jaiswal to police station for interrogation. He added that based on the raids conducted, the person was found out to be an expert in making fake currency notes. The investigations are underway to find out as to how big this racket is and how many people are involved. This was the biggest seizure of fake currency notes in Kolkata so far. Other than currencies, dyes, chemicals and stamps were also seized which are required to make the fake currency. The police are yet to ascertain the value of seized currency notes of five other countries. Mar 3, 2015