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CLP Holdings plans to invest $2 billion for coal power plant in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Hong Kong-based China Light & Power (CLP) Holdings Limited said that it is planning a 2,000 megawatt coal-based power plant at a projected investment of $2 billion in Gujarat. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CLP Holdings, Richard Lancaster, said this while addressing mediapersons on the sidelines of Global CEO Conclave, being held as part of the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat business summit. The Hong Kong based company is keen on developing renewable energy, especially in the form of solar and wind farms in India. Jan 12, 2015
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Israel to set up 10 centres of excellence in India to help farmers

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Israel Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir said that Israel will set up ten centres of excellence in India to help farmers improve their output with better technology. Shamir signed the agreement just before his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shamir added Israel could help India a lot. Vibrant Gujarat, held every two years, has yielded billions of dollars in investment promises but only a fraction of the deals announced have come to fruition. Modi aims to lift stagnant capital investment that has held back India's growth to 5.3 percent. Jan 12, 2015
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Delhi University students on a tour to explore northeast region

Guwahati, Jan 12 (ANI): The Dharohar-Gyanodaya Express train, carrying 870 students and teachers of Delhi University set off on an educational tour to the Northeast on December 18 in an endeavor to expose the students to the rich culture and heritage of the region. The train was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway station by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Union Minister of state for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal. Started in 2012 as the ‘College-on-Wheels' project, this is the fifth edition of the Gyanodaya Express that will cover all the 8 northeastern states and conclude on December 29. The train first arrived in Guwahati from where the students, divided into 9 groups, were taken to various parts of the Northeast. During the 7-day long trip, the students did a variety of sightseeing activities, interacted with the locals and worked on a specific project related to the Northeast. Jan 12, 2015
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Millions march across France after 17 Islamist killings

At least 3.7 million people marched against extremism across France in the biggest mobilisation ever recorded in the country. In Paris, up to 1.6 million took part in a procession in memory of the 17 victims of Islamist killings. Duration: 02:33 Jan 12, 2015
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Hundreds join Charlie Hebdo pencil tribute in London

More than a thousand people gathered in London Sunday to honour the victims of Islamist attacks in Paris, raising pencils to the sky in memory of those killed at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Duration: 01:28 Jan 11, 2015
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Gabon association proves that big is also beautiful

Where once a full figure was a mark of a woman's beauty, in Gabon's capital Libreville women feel under pressure to mirror the more slender image of Western models. But an association of larger ladies is looking to buck this trend. Duration: 02:18 Jan 11, 2015
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French far-right leader joins rally in southern France

French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen joins a rally against Islamist extremism in a small town in southern France, after complaining that she and her party were not welcome at the giant rally in the capital. Duration: 00:42 Jan 11, 2015
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Politicos react on PM Modis speech at Vibrant Gujarat Summit

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties on Sunday raised doubts on the claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja questioned the economic policies of the Modi-led government at the Centre and called for economic development with social justice. Congress leader PC Chacko and AAP leader Ashutosh also stated that PM Modi should focus on the dismal economic state of the country and should avoid making tall claims. Jan 11, 2015
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Industrialists say India marching with vision to become global power

Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (ANI): Indian industrialists on Sunday said that the country was moving ahead with a vision of elevating its status and role in global community and lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiatives and boost investments in Gujarat. World leaders and delegates had gathered at investment summit, 'Vibrant Gujarat', promoted by Modi and held in the city of Gandhinagar. Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man with a fortune estimated at $19.7 billion, praised Modi's leadership. Ambani said his Reliance Industries conglomerate would invest 1 trillion rupees ($16 billion) in Gujarat over the next 12 to 18 months. Meanwhile, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla also announced big investments in Gujarat. Jan 11, 2015
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Arun Jaitley adopts village under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' in Gujarat

Vadodara, Jan 11 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley adopted a village in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Sunday as part of 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'. The 'adopt-a-village' scheme aims to provide rural India with access to basic amenities and opportunities. On Sunday, while adopting Karnali village in Vadodara city, Jaitley interacted with the villagers and offered his prayers at village's ancient 'Kuber Bhandari' temple, which is visited by large number of devotees everyday. Reportedly, Jaitley is to adopt three more villages. Jan 11, 2015
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Indian economy to grow at 6.4 percent in 2015, says Jim Yong Kim

Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (ANI): World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Sunday the Indian economy is expected to grow at 6.4 percent in 2015. He was addressing the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gujarat. Emphasizing upon the potential that India has, Kim said there is much reason for optimism. World Bank, he further said, has a vision for implementing projects for sustainable and exclusive economic growth in the 21st century, which will only be possible when India, follows a path of rapid growth that benefits all Indians. World Bank, said the chief, would help India accelerate its economic growth. Jan 11, 2015