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PM Modi inaugurates Nagaland Hornbill Festival, announces 28 thousand crore fund for railways connec

Kisama, Dec 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Hornbill Festival and Nagaland Statehood Day celebrations in Kisama. Dressed as a Naga warrior while addressing people at the venue, Modi said that unlike the rest of India which had SEZs (Special Economic Zones), the Northeast region was full of NEZs, that is, 'Natural Economic Zones'. PM Modi also announced a package of rupees 28 thousand crore for the establishment of 14 new railway lines in the Northeast. He said that northeast is a perfect tourist destination and to further work on the same, railway connectivity is essential. He also talked about 24 hours power supply in the region for development. Furthermore, he announced scholarships for students from the Northeast saying that 10,000 students will be beneficiaries of the same. Dec 1, 2014
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PMO refuses to share Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday reacted over the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's refusal to make the files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose public, saying the revelations would "prejudicially affect" relations with foreign countries. The Prime Minister's Office has shared only a list of 41 such files. In the run-up to the general elections, the then BJP president and present Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in January asked the UPA government to reveal the mystery behind Netaji's death. However, in its response to an RTI application by activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal filed about 14 months ago, the PMO has declined to share copies of the files. Dec 1, 2014
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Tripura's Marxist CM invites Modi to address his cabinet, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, heading the only Leftist regime in the country, has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the state Cabinet on 'Swachh Bharat' and 'Good Governance'. According to reports, PM Modi has accepted the invitation and is expected to meet members of Sarkar's cabinet after he inaugurates the second unit of the 726-MW power plant constructed by ONGC-Tripura Power Company Ltd at Palatana on Monday. Dec 1, 2014
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BJP refuses to public files pertaining to Netaji Subhas, says will hamper foreign relations

New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): The NDA government refused to make public the files pertaining to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's mysterious disappearance and death saying that the disclosure will hamper the relations with foreign countries. RTI activist Subhas Agarwal commenting on Government's refusal said that the PMO gave information regarding it but refused to give copy of the documents. He added that if information is in public interest then the information should be revealed. Dec 1, 2014
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Sexual assault case: No relief for Asaram, SC rejects bail plea

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant bail to self-styled godman Asaram in the sexual assault case. The court said that one must wait for the health report to be out before taking any decision on bail. The apex court said the bail plea will be hard after a medical test is performed on Asaram on December 03. Earlier, the court asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to review the medical papers of Asaram and declined his plea for bail, saying that he could make a fresh application for bail after all the material witnesses in the case have testified before the trial court. It also asked the Rajasthan government to make available all the medical records of Araram to AIIMS including those that he may like the medical board to look into. Dec 1, 2014
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Congress to release booklet on NDA govt's 'U-turn' in Parliament, BJP calls it desperation

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Congress on Monday is all set to release a booklet in the winter session of the Parliament on the U-turns taken by the NDA government since it came to power. The booklet will narrate the promises made by the BJP during the Lok Sabha elections and inaction by the Modi government over the same issues. Party leaders Manish Tewari said that the present government has failed in all perspectives and that needed to be brought up. Meanwhile, Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Congress has no work and this is the result of their idleness. Naidu said that it is their democratic right and there is no harm in releasing any such booklet. The 33-page booklet would highlight over two dozen 'U-turns' by the NDA government and issues like cash subsidy and different bills like FDI in insurance and GST among others, which were UPA proposals, would be included. Dec 1, 2014
Expert Say US needs New Nuclear Weapons

Experts Say US needs New Nuclear Weapons

More than two decades after the United States decided to cut down its nuclear forces post the Cold War, some military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders want the nation to modernize the weapons. Dec 1, 2014
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Gujarat businessman plays foster father to 111 couples as he gets them married at a mass wedding

Surat, Dec 01 (ANI): One hundred and eleven couples entered into wedlock during a mass wedding in Gujarat. The mass wedding was organised by Mahesh Savani, in a bid to support girls whose fathers are no more alive. In order to fulfill duties of a father, Savani himself participated in all rituals of each individual wedding ceremony. Savani said that such events send out a message that people must help each other irrespective of religion. Couples decked in traditional attires exchanged garlands and participated in the religious rituals. Apart from arranging the ceremony, Savani also organises events on various festivals and stays in touch with the couples. Savani said that his relation with the couples was not that of few hours and that he would keep in touch with them for life. Relatives and friends of the newly weds attended the function in huge numbers. Dec 1, 2014
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Politicos react after Amit Shah alleges Saradha scam money used to fund Burdwan blast

New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after BJP President Amit Shah while addressing a rally in West Bengal alleged that the money involved in the Saradha Chit Fund scam has been used to fund the Burdwan blast. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that the TMC leaders have been involved in the Saradha scam and the money involved in the scam has been used to fund the Burdwan blast. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that BJP has the habit of defaming others before the public. TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said that Amit Shah has been known for making false statements. Dec 1, 2014
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PM Modi lauds BSF's 'dedication and valour' on its 49th Raising Day

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Appreciating the contribution of the Border Security Force (BSF) towards national security on its 49th Raising Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that their dedication and valour always inspire the country. PM Modi tweeted, "On BSF Raising Day, we salute our BSF personnel, who tirelessly and courageously protect our borders. Their dedication and valour always inspire." Meanwhile, in national capital Delhi, the Border Security Force (BSF) is celebrating its 49th Raising day. The force was raised on December 1, in 1965. Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh is also present at the occasion. The BSF is being extensively utilised on internal security duties in several states. Besides, it is manning 3,323 kms length Indo-Pakistan border, which runs through the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Dec 1, 2014