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PM congratulates scientists for successful Agni-V test-firing

Odisha, Jan 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated scientists for the successful test-firing of India's longest range ballistic missile Agni-V. "Successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile a prized asset for our forces. I salute our scientists for their efforts," the Prime Minister tweeted. Agni-V was successfully test-fired on Saturday from a canister on the Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), this is the missile's third launch. However, it is the first from a canister, a method that allows the missile to be fired even from roads. The missile can carry a 1.1-tonne nuclear warhead over 5,000 km. Jan 31, 2015
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J and K governor NN Vohra meets PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): JandK Governor NN Vohra on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. It is expected that an in-principle nod for a flood relief package for the state would be given after the meet. Earlier on Friday, Vohra also briefed about the financial problems in the state to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought immediate central assistance for providing relief to people who had been affected by September's worst-ever flood. Jan 31, 2015
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Bollywood rekindles its romance with Kashmir valleys

Srinagar, Jan 31 (ANI): India's thriving film industry, Bollywood, is once again flocking to its favourite shooting locales in Jammu and Kashmir to shoot for films. The valley was a favourite with Bollywood directors for over three decades till 1980s until the situation turned adverse in 1989 with the onset of militancy and Bollywood had to look for other locations to shoot as the security issues did not permit filming in the valley. Prior to the peace in the valley being disturbed iconic films like 'Silsila', 'Karma', 'Aarzoo', 'Mangal Pandey', 'Betaab' and many others were shot here. Bollywood Director Sharique Minhaj said that Bollywood was not able to do justice to its relation with Kashmir. However, now there is a visible change in this perception and Bollywood is going back to highlighting the picturesque beauty of Kashmir. The presence of films crew in the state is also likely to give tourism a fillip. Jan 31, 2015
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India revises up 2013/14 GDP growth to 6.9 percent

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): India revised its economic growth to 6.9 percent from 4.7 percent in the fiscal year to March 2014 after the government changed the formula to measure the economy, a move that will make it easier for the government to meet fiscal deficit goals. The new measurement of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) includes under-represented and informal economic sectors as well as items such as smartphones and LED television sets. The government also revised its GDP for 2012/13 to 5.1 percent from 4.5 percent earlier. New Delhi revises the method of calculating national accounts and other macro data every five years, bringing in a newer base year and adjusting for changes in the economy. It will now use 2011/12 as the new base year, instead of 2004/05. The new methodology moves India more in line with global standards by measuring the economy at market prices, and by tracking consumer rather than wholesale inflation. Jan 31, 2015
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Former Gorkha soldier Subash Ghising who ignited Gorkhaland fire in Darjeeling dies

West Bengal, Jan 31 (ANI): The body of former Gorkha soldier Subash Ghising, who ignited Gorkhaland fire in Darjeeling in West Bengal in the eighties, has been flown to Bagdogra airport and would be taken to his village for last rites. Ghising, 79, died at a government hospital in New Delhi. He is survived by his son. A large crowd of his supporters gathered at Bagdogra airport when his body was brought from New Delhi in a plane. General Secretary of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Mahendra Chettri, said Ghising’s death was a major loss for the entire nation. Jan 31, 2015
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India gets bids worth $3.9 billion in Coal India sale

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): India received bids worth about 240 billion rupees for the sale of a 10 percent stake in state-run Coal India limited, a senior government official said, citing preliminary data. The share sale in the world's largest coal producer was fully covered on Friday. Jan 31, 2015
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Eight workers killed in factory blast in Vellore

Vellore, Jan 31 (ANI): Nearly eight workers were killed when an effluent treatment plant burst open in Tamil Nadu on Saturday early morning. So far, the cause of the accident is not known though the rescuers reached the accident spot in Vellore district and brought out the bodies. The police have registered a case and investigation is underway. Most of the workers were from eastern state of West Bengal. Jan 31, 2015
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EC raids AAP candidate Naresh Balyan's residence, recovers over 5000 liquor bottles

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): The Election Commission officials raided the residence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Candidate Naresh Balyan in Delhi and recovered thousands of liquor bottles. Over 5,000 liquor bottles were recovered from Balyan's residence and an FIR has been lodged against him for violating Model Code of Conduct. Balyan is contesting upcoming Delhi Assembly polls from Uttam Nagar and the incident tarnishes the party's image for the polls scheduled for February 7. Meanwhile, Balyan has claimed that the liquor seized by EC is the property of a BJP worker and that the party is trying to put false allegations on him. Jan 31, 2015

Politicos react on recovery of over 5000 liquor bottles from AAP candidate's residence in EC raid

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted as Election Commission officials recovered over 5000 liquor bottles from residence of AAP Candidate Naresh Balyan in a raid. BJP leader Ashwani Upadhyay said that the real face of AAP is coming out. Party leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that AAP represents everything which is wrong in politics. He said that if AAP has any moral left in them, they should apologise and also expel the leader accused. Congress leader JP Aggarwal said that the Election Commission should take strict action against the AAP. Meanwhile, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that the whole incident is a political conspiracy and that no such raid has been done. Jan 31, 2015
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People in Kashmir eat spicy traditional cuisine 'Harissa' to fight cold

Srinagar, Jan 31 (ANI): Kashmiris are flocking restaurants to relish a special mutton dish which helps them fight biting cold. The traditional mouth-watering cuisine Harissa is a much-sought after dish in the state during winters. Harissa is prepared with mutton meat, rice, milk and a lot of spices. The mixture is cooked for long on fire, stirred continuously to make it mushy and smooth. When served, hot oil is poured on top of it and it is served with traditional Kashmiri naan (bread). A customer Farooq Ahmed said that Harissa is good for health. The more than 100-year-old dish is a regular in breakfast menu in almost every household when temperatures dip to sub-zero levels during winters. The dish is also popular among visiting tourists as it is not available elsewhere in India. Reyaz Ahmed, who works as a cook in a local restaurant, said the demand for Harissa picks up during winters. Jan 31, 2015
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Enthusiasts, students flock to bird fair in Jaipur

Jaipur, Jan 30 (ANI): Bird lovers and students flocked to the 18th annual Indian Birding Fair in pink city Jaipur. The two-day fair dedicated to biodiversity conservation is being held at the city's famed Man Sagar Lake. Though largely a citizen's initiative, it is being led by the Tourism and Wildlife Society of India. The fair, which was started in 1997 to protect the then dying lake, received positive response, year after year. Bird watchers showed children and other enthusiasts the birds through binoculars and telescopes. Visitors also attended seminars on conservation. Many overseas experts are expected to visit as well. As per reports, the fair has received support from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India, the Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN) and other organisations. Jan 31, 2015