Ban Ki-moon aims to provide universal energy access to seven billion by 2030

Vadodara, Jan 12 (ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said their aim is to provide universal energy access to all seven billion people in the world by 2030. Ban said this during the inauguration of 10 megawatt canal top solar power plant in Vadodara. The power project envisaged covering of 3.6 km of Vadodara branch canal with solar panels installed on mounting structures. Ban expressed happiness and applauded India for solar initiative. United Nations aims to widen the use of renewable energy and raise billions of dollars in aid for developing countries in an effort to increase the prospects for a wide-ranging deal to slow global warming. Jan 12, 2015

PM Modi pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on the latter's birth anniversary. Prime Minister expressed his reverence for the spiritual leader via a series of tweets. "On his birth anniversary, I bow to Swami Vivekananda. He is a personal inspiration, whose thoughts and ideals have influenced me deeply." "Swami Vivekananda is revered as one of the most prolific thinkers and a guiding light who took India's message to the entire world." "Let us pledge to leave no stone unturned to integrate our youth in India's progress and ensure youth-led development across the Nation." The Prime Minister also invited his followers to post their favourite quotes by Swami Vivekananda. Jan 12, 2015
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Israel to set up 10 centres of excellence in India to help farmers

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Israel Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir said that Israel will set up ten centres of excellence in India to help farmers improve their output with better technology. Shamir signed the agreement just before his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shamir added Israel could help India a lot. Vibrant Gujarat, held every two years, has yielded billions of dollars in investment promises but only a fraction of the deals announced have come to fruition. Modi aims to lift stagnant capital investment that has held back India's growth to 5.3 percent. Jan 12, 2015
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CLP Holdings plans to invest $2 billion for coal power plant in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Hong Kong-based China Light & Power (CLP) Holdings Limited said that it is planning a 2,000 megawatt coal-based power plant at a projected investment of $2 billion in Gujarat. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CLP Holdings, Richard Lancaster, said this while addressing mediapersons on the sidelines of Global CEO Conclave, being held as part of the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat business summit. The Hong Kong based company is keen on developing renewable energy, especially in the form of solar and wind farms in India. Jan 12, 2015
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Encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh leaves one policeman dead

Raipur, Jan 11(ANI): An encounter between security personnel and Maoists in Chhattisgarh left one policeman dead and four others injured. The incident happened in Narayanpur district of the state when joint team of police and Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) were out on an operation after receiving information about the movement of Maoists in the area. The police are yet to investigate which Maoist group was behind the attack. Jan 12, 2015
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Delhi University students on a tour to explore northeast region

Guwahati, Jan 12 (ANI): The Dharohar-Gyanodaya Express train, carrying 870 students and teachers of Delhi University set off on an educational tour to the Northeast on December 18 in an endeavor to expose the students to the rich culture and heritage of the region. The train was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway station by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Union Minister of state for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal. Started in 2012 as the ‘College-on-Wheels' project, this is the fifth edition of the Gyanodaya Express that will cover all the 8 northeastern states and conclude on December 29. The train first arrived in Guwahati from where the students, divided into 9 groups, were taken to various parts of the Northeast. During the 7-day long trip, the students did a variety of sightseeing activities, interacted with the locals and worked on a specific project related to the Northeast. Jan 12, 2015
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Millions march across France after 17 Islamist killings

At least 3.7 million people marched against extremism across France in the biggest mobilisation ever recorded in the country. In Paris, up to 1.6 million took part in a procession in memory of the 17 victims of Islamist killings. Duration: 02:33 Jan 12, 2015
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French far-right leader joins rally in southern France

French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen joins a rally against Islamist extremism in a small town in southern France, after complaining that she and her party were not welcome at the giant rally in the capital. Duration: 00:42 Jan 11, 2015
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Gabon association proves that big is also beautiful

Where once a full figure was a mark of a woman's beauty, in Gabon's capital Libreville women feel under pressure to mirror the more slender image of Western models. But an association of larger ladies is looking to buck this trend. Duration: 02:18 Jan 11, 2015
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Hundreds join Charlie Hebdo pencil tribute in London

More than a thousand people gathered in London Sunday to honour the victims of Islamist attacks in Paris, raising pencils to the sky in memory of those killed at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Duration: 01:28 Jan 11, 2015
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Kejriwal visits Bengaluru for fund raising, says BJP too recognizes AAPs 49-day work in Delhi part

Bengaluru, Jan 11 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal visited Bengaluru to raise funds for the party. The lunch and selfie campaign will help him gather some bucks for his party. Anyone can eat with Kejriwal after paying twenty thousand rupees whereas a selfie would cost Rs 500. Kejriwal said that BJP did not say a thing about AAP’s rule in Delhi for 49 days and this signifies that the ruling party also recognizes AAP’s work during that span. Kejriwal said that AAP will gain majority in the upcoming Delhi polls and also claimed that congress is nowhere in race in the elections. He also questioned on the source of BJP funds. Jan 11, 2015
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Kejriwal visits Bengaluru for fund raising, says BJP too recognizes AAPs 49-day work in Delhi part

Bengaluru, Jan 11 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal visited Bengaluru to raise funds for the party. The lunch and selfie campaign will help him gather some bucks for his party. Anyone can eat with Kejriwal after paying twenty thousand rupees whereas a selfie would cost Rs 500. Kejriwal said that BJP did not say a thing about AAP’s rule in Delhi for 49 days and this signifies that the ruling party also recognizes AAP’s work during that span. Kejriwal said that AAP will gain majority in the upcoming Delhi polls and also claimed that congress is nowhere in race in the elections. He also questioned on the source of BJP funds. Jan 11, 2015
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PM Modi had discussions with John Kerry on US President Obamas forthcoming visit: MEA

Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had discussions with US Secretary of state John Kerry on the forthcoming visit by President Barack Obama. He said that India is looking enthusiastically towards the visit on January 26. Further, Akbaruddin said that India's growth story is catching interest globally and that large number of investors participated in the ‘Vibrant Gujarat Summit’. Jan 11, 2015