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PM Narendra Modi reviews national action plan on climate change

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the first meeting of the reconstituted high-level climate panel to review the national action plan on climate change. According to official statement, Modi said that instead of focusing on emissions and cuts alone, focus should shift on what we have done for clean energy generation, energy conservation and energy efficiency, and what more can be done in these areas. Modi called for a paradigm shift in global attitudes towards climate change, from "carbon credit", towards "green credit." He also emphasised for a careful evaluation of all the initiatives that have been taken by India in field of solar energy, wind energy, biomass energy, and transportation projects that have reduced distances or travel times. Jan 20, 2015
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PM Modi meets German finance minister to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Prime Minster Narendra Modi met German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schuble, who is on a two-day India visit, to enhance bilateral economic relations. The meeting was described as a courtesy call by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Earlier in the day, Schuble, at a meeting with businessmen at Confederation of India (CII) expressed keen interest in working with India on the manufacturing sector, especially in the auto and solar energy industries. Schuble's announcement of the German manufacturing industry's readiness to participate in Modi's 'Make in India' policy comes after US Secretary of State John Kerry brought up worries of the Obama administration over the initiative. The German Finance Minister is scheduled to hold talks with Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday. Jan 20, 2015
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Border security stepped up ahead of US President Obama's visit to India for Republic Day celebration

Jammu, Jan 20 (ANI): Security has been stepped up along the international border between India and Pakistan in view of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country for Republic Day celebrations. Inspector General (IG) of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), Rakesh Sharma said the force was alert to face any challenge. He added that the country's borders are vulnerable during special occasions and high profile visits. Obama will arrive in New Delhi on January 25 to take part in Republic Day celebrations on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama's participation at Republic Day celebrations as chief guest is a sign of steadily expanding ties between the two countries that share concerns about China's growing power in Asia. Jan 20, 2015
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Bangladesh activists hit out at former PM for her association with party accused of 1971 war crimes

Dhaka, Jan 20 (ANI): Bangladesh journalists and political activists hit out at former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition, Begum Khaleda Zia for her association with an Islamist party that is accused of war crimes. Zia had allied with Jamaat-e-Islami and formed the government with it. The tribunal has convicted 16 people, most of them Jamaat leaders, and sentenced 14 of them to death. One Islamist politician was executed in December 2013. An Islamist party leader was sentenced to death in December 2014 after war crime tribunal convicted him of atrocities. ATM Azharul Islam, 62, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty of five out of six charges including the murder of hundreds of minority Hindus, rape, abduction and torture, prosecutors said. Jan 20, 2015
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Delhi cannot function under learner's licence, needs stable govt: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi on Tuesday talked to mediapersons about her dreams for Delhi after being anointed as BJPs chief ministerial candidate yesterday. Taking a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bedi said that Delhi needed a strong and stable government and therefore cannot function under a learner's licence. Referring to AAP, she said that the opposition can work on that, but not the capital and that she is bringing 40 years of experience for the national capital. She also said that people of Delhi do not want free electricity as claimed by AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, but quality service and correct billing. The new face of BJP in Delhi Bedi also said that if people want to change India, they will have to change Delhi first. Jan 20, 2015
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Kejriwal invites Kiran Bedi for public debate, Politicos say he lacks topics & genuine issues

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday said that AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal lacks topics and genuine issues after the later invited Kiran Bedi for a public debate. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that Kejriwal change his statements everyday and that the debate will happen in the assembly. Party leader Srikant Sharma said that there is no use of debating with a person who brings the topics of discussion to the lowest level. GVL Narasimha Rao and Subramanian Swamy also said that the results of the elections will clarify everything. Meanwhile, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the AAP Chief thinks too much of himself and he should just avoid the same. Jan 20, 2015
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Politicos react as Delhi Police questions Shashi Tharoor for almost 4 hours in Sunanda Pushkar murde

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday react as Delhi Police drilled Shashi Tharoor for almost four hours in Sunanda Pushkar murder case. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Pushkar should have been questioned way before as he is the main witness in the case. He said that the UPA government had already delayed the probe in the case and now it should pick up speed. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that BJP should stop speculating in criminal proceedings and that investigation is on. NCP Leader Tariq Anwar said that it is good that Tharoor cooperated in questioning and the law will take its own course. Jan 20, 2015
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Karnataka mining case: SC grants bail to Karnataka mining baron Janardhan Reddy

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhan Reddy in the illegal mining scam case. In his petition for bail, Reddy had argued that he had been in jail for more than three years and that he was in poor health. Reddy, who had earlier managed to get bail in four cases, was rejected bail by the CBI special court in Obalapuram Mining Company (OMC) illegal mining case filed by the CBI. Following this Reddy moved to Supreme Court and managed to obtain the bail. Jan 20, 2015
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Politicos react as BJP nominates Kiran Bedi as its CM candidate for Delhi polls

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Tuesday after BJP announced Kiran Bedi as its Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi Assembly Polls. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Bedi is a tough leader capable enough to govern the capital. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that there is an infighting within AAP since Bedi has been declared the CM candidate. Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and PC Chacko said that projecting Kiran Bedi will be a loss for BJP and added that they have realized the failure of BJP in Delhi so they want to project Bedi to face the blame. AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Ashutosh said that it is the decision of BJP whom to present as the CM candidate but Bedi is only being projected to take the blame of defeat in polls. Jan 20, 2015
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Process to change Ordinances to bills will soon begin: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday that a meeting will be held tomorrow to discuss the schedule of the Budget Session of the Parliament so that the leaders can be given a 15 days notice in advance. He also said that a meeting was also held to discuss the process of changing ordinances to bills and it will soon begin. Jan 20, 2015
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Organize a debate between Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and me; Congress is ready: Ajay Maken

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The Congress party on Tuesday accepted ANI's invitation for a debate with the chief ministerial candidates of its rivals in the Delhi Assembly elections, from Bharatiya Janata Party's Kiran Bedi and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal. Praising the idea of open debate between all the three major parties Maken further said that such an exercise will be very beneficial for Delhi's voters. Earlier in the day, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal had invited Kiran Bedi for a public debate, after congratulating her for being nominated as BJPs chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Delhi polls. Jan 20, 2015
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US, UK demand Lakhvi be handed over to India for trial, Politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The US and UK have asked Pakistan to hand over 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India for its trial which drew political reactions on Tuesday. BJP leaders Subramanian Swamy and GVL Narasimha Rao said that we have yet to see if U.S and U.K are serious about their statement if they stay true to their stand even after Pakistan does not do so. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Lakhvi should be handed to India as we have been constantly saying that Lakhvi is an accused in Mumbai attacks. Jan 20, 2015
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Army officials, civilians take up 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in Kashmir

Poonch, Jan 20 (ANI): Army officials and local residents in Jammu and Kashmir took up the ambitious cleanliness drive. Army personnel and civilians swept streets and gathered garbage along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district as a part of 'Clean India' mission, or 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. Army officials of the Nangi Tekri Battalion along with the civilians participated in the campaign and swept a three-kilometre stretch. Meanwhile, another resident Pashuram said that the mission should be held once in a month. India's burgeoning towns and cities are littered with garbage, the result of massive urban migration, poor civic planning and inadequate waste disposal systems, and rivers and lakes are polluted with sewage and industrial effluents. Jan 20, 2015
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PM Modi meets top management of POSCO

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of multi-national steel making company, POSCO, Kwon Oh-joon and its Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Gee Woong Sung in New Delhi on Tuesday (January 20). Modi also met ambassador of South Korea Joon-Gyu-Lee. Posco's $12 billion steel plant in eastern Odisha state is the largest single foreign direct investment (FDI) project in India. POSCO officials say the company came to India to have a strong base in an emerging economy as its presence in China was below expectations. The company will have to spend 5 percent of the total investment on "enterprise social commitments". Jan 20, 2015