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Pandit Nehru was all for secularism, says Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday credited India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with the foresight to see the importance of secularism for a country as diverse as India. Gandhi was speaking at the two-day international conference to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Nehru in New Delhi. Gandhi further credited Nehru with laying the foundation for India's economic emergence and said he recognised the public sector as a potent symbol of change and modernisation. Congress president also said Nehru was a great unifying force in the critical years after independence. Nov 17, 2014
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PM Modi arrives in Canberra

Canberra, Nov 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in the Australian capital Canberra, where he is scheduled to address the nation's parliament. He was received by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and other dignitaries of that nation at the airport. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi addressed people at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, where he spoke to around 16,000 people of Indian origin. After addressing the Australian parliament, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to travel to Melbourne, before departing for Fiji for the third leg of his three-nation, 10 day trip. Nov 17, 2014
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Australia and China seal bumper trade deal

Australia and China seal a landmark trade deal hailed as a _game-changer_, abolishing tariffs in the lucrative resources and agricultural sectors as Canberra confronts a painful downturn in mining. Duration: 00:46 Nov 17, 2014
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Mudgal report clears Srinivasan of match-fixing, politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): The Justice Mukul Mudgal panel, appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate the IPL fixing scandal, has cleared BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan on charges of match fixing. Earlier this year, India_s top court temporarily relieved N. Srinivasan of his duties as the country_s cricket board president in the wake of his son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, being indicted for illegal betting on the 2013 IPL tournament. Srinivasan stood down in June. Justice Mudgal, who probed fixing allegations in the IPL 2013, also states that the former BCCI boss was not involved in scuttling the probe, as it has been alleged in some sectors. Meanwhile politicos gave mixed reaction on the matter. Nov 17, 2014
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Fresh NB warrant against Rampal to be executed by Nov 21

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (ANI): Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday issued a fresh non-bailable warrant against self-styled Rampal in contempt case. Lawyer Anupam Gupta said that the court has directed that the warrant has to be executed by this Friday i.e. November 21. According to the reports, Rampal has been facing charges of murder, inciting mobs and contempt of court for interfering with the court proceedings. Nov 17, 2014
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BJP on Mamata-Advani meeting

New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday stated that the meeting between West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee and BJP senior leader LK Advani was a courtesy call. He also added the BJP would ensure that justice is done in the Sardha scam case. Nov 17, 2014
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be celebrated on the day Mahatama Gandhi returned to India: Modi

Sydney, Nov17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday while addressing the Indian diaspora in at Allphones arena in Sydney said that the _Pravasi Bharatiya Divas_ will be celebrated on the day Mahatama Gandhi returned to India. Modi even talked about relaxing various laws for NRIs. He said that due to the ongoing debate about OCI and PIO, the Modi-led government has taken the decision of merging them together. He added that the step of police verification for passport has also been removed by the government. Nov 17, 2014