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Small scale industry in Gujarat hopes for revival with govt's upcoming budget

Rajkot, Feb 07 (ANI): Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Gujarat are hoping for revival with Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's budget later this month. The coming budget for fiscal 2015-16, April-March, which will be unveiled on February 28, is widely seen as a test of Modi's ability to lead economic reform. In Rajkot city, small and medium scale industrialists say Modi's 'Make in India' initiative will be a success only if government takes steps to smoothen infrastructure and skill development. The auto industry, reportedly, does a business of rupees 40 billion every year and over the years has suffered immensely due to less acceptance of rebate. Feb 7, 2015
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J and K holds Rajya Sabha elections

Jammu, Feb 07 (ANI): Kashmir is holding elections for four seats in the upper house of parliament with seven candidates in the fray. Prominent among those whose fate will be decided is Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha. Jammu and Kashmir Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, whose regional National Conference (NC) party is supporting Azad, was among those who cast their votes. Besides Azad, the other contestants are Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) Mir Mohammad Fayaz and Nazir Ahmad Laway; BJP's Shamsher Singh and Chander Mohan Sharma; and Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo and Nasir Aslam Wani of NC. Both BJP-PDP and National Conference-Congress are fighting the elections under seat sharing arrangements. Feb 7, 2015
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Indian army launches recruitment drive in J and K

Poonch, Feb 07 (ANI): Indian army has launched recruitment drive in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, which aims to increase the representation of the state in the army and could reduce unemployment in the region. The candidates were subjected to physical measurement such as height, weight and chest before going through physical tests such as running, jumping and walking on a narrow ramp. Later they would be put to medical test before recruitment. An Indian army officer, Ajay Sharma, said it was an opportunity for the local youth to join the armed forces to serve the nation. Feb 7, 2015
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Another body found from Taiwan plane crash

Soldiers in Taiwan stand guard as the latest body to be recovered from the TransAisa crash is prepared for removal. The act is a small courtesy to the deceased which now stands at 37. Wednesday's Feb 7, 2015
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Congress leaders JP Aggarwal, AS Lovely and Sandeep Dikshit cast their vote

New Delhi, Feb 07 (ANI): Congress leaders JP Aggarwal, Arvinder Singh Lovely and Sandeep Dikshit cast their vote on Saturday as polling for Delhi Assembly is underway. Aggarwal said that he is sure of Congress' victory in Delhi. Lovely said that people should come out to vote for Congress in order to bring a developmental government. Sandeep Dikshit also expressed his confidence over Congress' victory. Feb 7, 2015
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North Korea test-fires new anti-ship cruise missile

North Korea's state media on Saturday (February 7) released still photographs of its leader Kim Jong Un watching test-firing of a new anti-ship cruise missile by Korean People's Army (KPA) naval units Feb 7, 2015
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BJP candidate accuses AAP worker of misbehaving with her sister, AAP reacts

New Delhi, Feb 07 (ANI): BJP candidate Nupur Sharma on Saturday accused AAP worker of roughing up and misbehaving with her sister when asked not to campaign near polling booth. Sharma said that AAP is an anti-women party which does not respect women. Meanwhile, AAP leader Atishi Marlena said that this is BJP's frustration of defeat why they are putting baseless allegations on AAP workers. She added that if any BJP leader has a problem with any AAP worker, he or she is free to file a complaint with the police. Feb 7, 2015
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Residents in AZ react to IS claims of hostage death

(SOUNDBITE) English PRESCOTT, ARIZONA RESIDENT SAYING: "..not Prescott, but yes, it really is Prescott now." For residents in Prescott Arizona- the hometown of Kayla Mueller- news that one of their Feb 7, 2015