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India cautiously optimistic ahead of Chinese President's maiden visit

New Delhi/ Chushul, Sep 16 (ANI): India is cautiously optimistic ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit that will seek to allay mutual suspicions and spur economic ties between the Asian giants, with hopes of high investment deals to narrow a yawning trade deficit. Xi Jinping will arrive in Gujarat on Wednesday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be marking his 64th birthday. New Delhi and Beijing have a complicated relationship marked by growing economic ties but also distrust, particularly over their unresolved territorial disputes. However, international relations experts like Srabani Roy Choudhury, say the bilateral growth cannot be driven by the two personalities alone as there is a significant trust deficit that needs to be overcome. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, said the major business delegation accompanying Xi could pledge mega deals during the trip. However, another Congress leader Manish Tewari, questioned Beijing's intentions in the wake of recent reports of Chinese incursions on the disputed Himalyan border. Sep 16, 2014
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Flooded Kashmir s national highway re opens after 13 days of closure due to landslide

Ramban, Sep 16 (ANI): Flood-ravaged Kashmir's Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened on Tuesday for vehicular traffic after remaining closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains. Acting as life-line of the valley, opening of the road will boost the relief operations. On the intervening night of September 02 and 03, a five-km road patch was washed away in flash floods besides multiple landslides, sinking of road and flooding at various places in Ramban district. Over 3000 to 4000 vehicles, particularly trucks carrying supplies had been stranded on the Highway. Following an inspection of the road and assessment of the overall situation by the senior officers of the traffic police and district administration on Monday morning the NH44 was opened for a trial for the one-way traffic to clear about 320 vehicles, mostly the trucks. Sep 16, 2014
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Scottish leader Salmond scents victory in historic poll

Independence from the United Kingdom has been the life’s work of Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond. With polls narrowing ahead of Thursday's referendum, Salmond stands on the brink of an historic achievement. Duration: 02:23 Sep 16, 2014
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Japanese technology helps to curb flood situation

Bangkok, Sep 16 (ANI): Bangkok, the cultural, political and economic capital of Thailand is a growing metropolis. It is located on the flat and low-lying area of the Chao Phraya river, with an average elevation of 1.5 meters above sea level. Most of the area was originally swamp land, which was gradually drained and irrigated by the construction of canals, between sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Flood control during the rainy season is one of the most important challenges in Bangkok. The city has vast network of canals, but its draining ability is limited and unsustainable when it rains heavily. In order to cope with floods, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration constructed a drainage underground tunnel by connecting the Makkasan Pond to and three canals in the city, to a pump station at the Chao Phraya river. This is the water intake building at Makkasan Pond. Sep 16, 2014
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26,000 Bells of Light

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): The 25 feet sculpture of Hanuman, made of 26,000 bells was installed in New Delhi. This grand piece of art is made to promote Charuvi Design Lab’s animated film ‘Shri Hanuman Chalisa’. Indicating the festivities of Diwali, this interactive bell sculpture is a unique celebration of light interpreted in a large-scale. The most amazing part is that if one touches Lord Hanuman’s paduka, the whole sculpture rings and the vibrations make you feel His blessings. The exhibit also features intricately hand-painted narratives on the traditional kavad. Sep 16, 2014
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BSE closes points 324.05 down on September 16

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 324.05 points down to stand at 26,816.56. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 109.10 points down to stand at 7,932.90. CASTROL INDIA LTD. and PEL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 4.23% and 3.59% along with COLGATE-PALMOLIVE (INDIA) LTD. and FRL with an increase of 2.90% and 1.31% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include GMR INFRA and HDIL with a decrease of 10.26% and 8.03% along with JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD. and NATIONALUM with a decrease of 7.89% and 7.20% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 310.11 points at 17,568.13 while the banking sector is down 369.47 points at 18,138.30 and the reality sector is 60.28 points down at 1,700.59. The Indian currency is down 0.13% at Rs 61.05 per dollar. Sep 16, 2014
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WB bypolls: BJP debuts by winning Basirhat Dakshin seat, TMC retains Chowringhee

Kolkata, Sept 16 (ANI): BJP candidate Shamik Bhattacharjee won the Basirhat Dakshin seat in West Bengal on Tuesday by a slender margin of 1,742 votes, while Trinamool Congress (TMC) Party nominee Nayana Bandhopadhyaya defeated her nearest BJP rival Ritesh Tiwari by 14,000 votes to retain the Chowringhee seat. The members of the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) also celebrated at their office in Kolkata, after bypolls trends showed the party to be leading by a small margin. TMC leader Mukul Roy said that there is no place for communal politics in West Bengal. Congress and Left are insignificant in the state. Sep 16, 2014
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By-poll results depend on many factors, wasnt allowed to campaign on many seats: Adityanath

Gorakhpur, Sep 16 (ANI): BJP leader Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that by-poll results depend on a lot of factors and they should not be considered as a defeat for any single party. He also said that he was not allowed to campaign on all seats and expressed disappointment at Election Commission’s inaction in complaints against Adityanath due to which his campaigning on many seats was hampered. Sep 16, 2014
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Scottish expats remain bystanders in independence vote

As with the independence decision itself, the issue of whether Scottish citizens living outside their homeland should be allowed to vote on the country's future is the source of fevered debate. Duration: 02:07 Sep 16, 2014