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Japanese delegation meets Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi to boost business ties

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): A Japanese delegation led by the chief executive officer (CEO) of Japanese multinational company Hitachi limited, Hiroaki Nakanishi, met Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Friday to boost business ties between the two nations. Speaking at the meet, Naidu thanked Japanese companies for helping India in executing various projects, including construction. He also boasted of India’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model and relaxation in Foreign Direct Index (FDI), a step taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government. Last year in September, Modi visited Japan in a bid to strengthen diplomatic relations and both the nations agreed to boost defence ties. Feb 27, 2015
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Army distributes free textbooks to flood-affected children in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 27 (ANI): Indian army distributed free textbooks to children, hit hard by last year’s devastating floods, in Jammu and Kashmir. The initiative is part of ‘Operation Sadbhavana’ of Indian army under which it has been helping people in the areas of education, health care, community development, among others. More than 200 sets of books of class IX and X were distributed among the children at a function in state’s summer capital Srinagar. Students also thanked the army for its noble gesture. Feb 27, 2015
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Reactions pour in as Mufti - Modi meet clears way for formation of BJP-PDP govt in JandK

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday react after meeting between PDP Chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the way for the formation of PDP-BJP government in JandK. BJP and its allies shared the view that the government will work for the welfare of the people of the state and that both the parties will ultimately reach a common programme for JandK and for the welfare of the people of the state. Meanwhile, political parties including NCP, JD (U) and Samajwadi Party opined that the alliance will not give positive results to the state. Feb 27, 2015
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Poverty sends Nepal's 'freed' farmworkers back to slavery

Freed with great fanfare when the Maoists came to power, Nepal's farm slaves have been forced to return to their former masters to beg to be taken back, homeless, penniless and forgotten by successive governnments. Feb 27, 2015
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Differentiating reactions come in as Hashim Ansari's 'out of court settlement proposal' on Ayodhya i

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Feb 27 (ANI): Differentiating reactions come in on Friday as Hashim Ansari's proposal for 'out of court settlement' on Ayodhya issue receives continuous jerk by both the community leaders. BMAC Convenor Zafaryab Jilani said that the Muslim working committee decided that the matter cannot be sorted out with understanding and that it should be left to the court. Muslim Cleric Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali also opined that the Supreme Court's decision should be followed. Shiv Sena Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that commended the approach and said that out of the court settlement is a good step. NCP leader Tariq Anwar also supported the move. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that the fundamentalists from both the communities have created such situation. Feb 27, 2015
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Politicos react as Pak army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday after Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif warned India that any provocations on its part would exact a "befitting response" from Pakistan. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that it is Pakistan which regularly violates ceasefire. Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that Pakistan should stop threatening India as it knows that what is India. The warning came ahead of India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar visit to Pakistan next week. Reportedly, the visit is an effort to resume talks between the two sides following a six-month break. Feb 27, 2015
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Politicos react as Jaitley to present Economic Survey 2014-15 in Parliament today

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to present the Economic Survey 2014-2015 in the Parliament this afternoon. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that he will see how the government keeps the financial context of the country. SP leader Naresh Agarwal alleged that number game is played in the economic survey. The survey reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the past year. It highlights the performance on major development programmes and policy initiatives of the government, say reports. The survey also points out the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term and is presented to both Houses of Parliament. Feb 27, 2015