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Amid talks of Chinese troop withdrawal, BJP says India's safety top priority

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): As talks with China on the standoff at the Himalayan border resolved through bilateral talks, India's ruling BJP stated the government is committed to the safety of the nation. Earlier, India's Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said that the standoff at the Himalayan border with China had been resolved through bilateral talks and Chinese troops would start withdrawing soon. However, a leader of India's opposition, Congress party, Manish Tewari, said the nation would have to wait and watch the development at the border. Meanwhile, an Indian Security Expert, Alok Bansal, said that the decision taken by both the countries was in the interest of the nation. Sep 26, 2014
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Ahead of assembly polls, Prithviraj Chavan quits as Maharashtra CM

Nagpur/ Mumbai, Sept 26 (ANI): A day after Nationalist Congress Party ended its alliance with Congress reducing the party into minority in Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan resigned as Maharashtra chief minister. Chavan submitted his resignation to Maharashtra governor on Friday. President's Rule is expected to be imposed in the state, where election is scheduled to be held on October 15. While the BJP said that the Congress and NCP cannot run government in Maharashtra, the Congress exuded confidence for the upcoming elections. Sep 26, 2014
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Australia plans to ship refugees to Cambodia this year

Australia plans to start sending asylum-seekers to Cambodia by the end of the year and will pay the Southeast Asian nation Aus$40 million (US$35 million) to accept them, the government said Friday. Duration: 00:38 Sep 26, 2014
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Pakistan test fires short range surface-to-surface missile Hatf IX

Pakistan, Sep 26 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday conducted a successful test fire of short range surface to surface missile Hatf IX (NASR). NASR, with a range of 60 kilometres and in-flight manoeuvre capability is a quick response system, with shoot and scoot attributes. It contributes to the full spectrum deterrence against the prevailing threat spectrum. According to press release from the ISPR, the test fire was conducted with successive launches of 4 missiles from a state of the art Multi Tube Launcher with Salvo Mode. Addressing the participants at the launch area, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Rashad Mahmood, congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone towards Pakistan's deterrence capability. Sep 26, 2014
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Ravi Shankar Prasad sweeps his office premises taking part in Clean India Mission

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday swept his department premises along with his officers in New Delhi as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi pet project 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' (Clean India Mission). The NDA Government pledges to completely clean India by October 2019, coinciding with 150th birth anniversary of freedom fighter and peace icon Mahatma Gandhi. As a part of its ambitious plan, the Modi government will spend nearly rupees 2000 billion in five years. Prasad said the government was committed to the mission and proposed to clean railway station in Patna on October 02. Clean India Mission aims to create a clean India by 2019 by eliminating the unhealthy practice of open defecation. Sep 26, 2014
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Apple festival satiates taste buds of tourists in Shimla

Shimla, Sep 26 (ANI): Tourists thronged hill town of Shimla to witness different varieties of apples during two-day apple festival. Over 50 varieties of apples and apple products were put on display during the fest to attract tourists. Organizers believe that this attempt will promote tourism and bring people to apple orchards as well. Varieties like- Royal Delicious, Red Delicious, Gale Gala, Grammy Smith, Scarlet Spur, Super Chief, Golden Delicious, Redlum Gala, Redgold, and Rich a Red were on display at the festival, jointly organized by tourism and horticulture department. Organiser and vice-chairman of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Board, Major Vijay Singh Mankotia, said that they wanted the tourists to reach up to the original apple orchards and make their own choice. Sep 26, 2014
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BJP leaders file nomination for upcoming Maharashtra bypolls

Mumbai/Beed, Sep 26 (ANI): BJP leaders on Friday filed nominations for the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections scheduled on October 15. BJP leader Pankaja Munde after filing the nomination from Beed constituency said it is sad that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has ended but the polls cannot be ignored and BJP will fight the assembly elections with full zeal. BJP leader Vinod Tawde said that it would have been better if the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had not broken, but added that BJP's win in the election is important for the development of Maharashtra. BJP leader Vinod Tawde has filed nomination from the Borivali constituency of Maharashtra. Sep 26, 2014
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Kolkata HC stays CBI investigation order in Parui murder case

Kolkata, Sep 26 (ANI): A division bench of Kolkata High Court stayed the single bench order which directed the CBI to investigate the Parui murder case. CBI investigation in the murder case was stayed till the next date of hearing i.e. Monday. Government lawyer Kalyan Banerjee addressing the media said that the case has been listed for next hearing on Monday. He added that the charge sheet has been filed and the magistrate has taken a cognizance of the charge sheet. Sep 26, 2014