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South Asia NewsLine - Sept 04, 2014

Taking forward its expansionist policy in south asia, the Islamic State or the IS has begun its campaign in Pakistan and Afghanistan too. This comes as many Sunni extremist groups have already pledged to back the caliphate. Sep 4, 2014
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NATO chief questions Russia's Ukraine peace plan

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday voiced scepticism about a surprise peace plan for the Ukrainian conflict put forward by President Vladimir Putin, saying that Russia was still "attacking" Ukraine. Duration 00:52 Sep 4, 2014
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Al-Qaeda declares new branch in Indian sub-continent

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri launched a new branch of the global Islamist extremist movement on Wednesday to reinvigorate and expand its struggle in the Indian sub-continent. Duration: 00:56 Sep 4, 2014
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BSE closes points 54.01 down on September 4

New Delhi, Sep 04 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 54.01 points down to stand at 27,085.93. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 18.65 points down to stand at 8,095.95. UPL and JandKBANK were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.47% and 6.53% along with TATA GLOBAL and CESC with an increase of 5.77% and 5.62% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES LTD. and JPINFRATEC with a decrease of 17.38% and 11.20% along with DLF and UNITECH with a decrease of 8.25% and 6.25% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 18.80 points at 17,688.88 while the banking sector is down 76.62 points at 18,353.75 and the reality sector is down 78.60 points at 1,747.43. The Indian currency is down 0.07% at Rs 60.44 per dollar. Sep 4, 2014
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PCB to probe Ahmed Shehzad's religious remark to Tillakaratne Dilshan

New Delhi, Sep 04 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board is investigating the religious comments made by the Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lankan player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international. While going back to their dressing room, Shehzad was caught making a religious comment over Dilshan in the camera, "if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven." Meanwhile, reacting over this former cricketer Kirti Azad said that such comment from a cricketer is shocking. Sep 4, 2014
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New AP capital in Vijayawada region: Chandrababu Naidu

Hyderabad, Sep 04 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday announced in the state assembly that state's new capital will be located in Vijayawada region. Naidu told the assembly that the government has decided to locate the capital at central place of the state around Vijayawada. Naidu said the decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting on September 1. Sep 4, 2014
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Landslide block national highway in Kashmir

Udhampur, Sep 04 (ANI): Landslide, triggered by heavy rains, in Jammu and Kashmir blocked national highway, disconnecting people from other districts. The national highway, which was reopened on Wednesday, was closed again due to landslide on the highway in Udhampur district. Jammu Srinagar National highway is the only link road between Kashmir Valley and the rest of the country. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded at various points. Meanwhile, drivers said there was no arrangement even of water for stranded people. After a period of weak monsoon showers earlier last month, many northern and northeastern provinces are now reeling under the impact of floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains. Sep 4, 2014
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Govt might have thought of utilizing my experience as Kerala governor, nothing personal: P Sathasiva

Coimbatore, Sep 04 (ANI): Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Thursday said that there is no controversy in his appointment as the governor of Kerala and that the government might have thought of utilizing his experience by the appointment. He said that there is nothing personal in the appointment as nobody knew that this would happen at the time of hearing of BJP President Amit Shah and that the appointment came four months after his retirement as the Chief Justice of India. Sathasivam also said that he would discharge his duties effectively and would try to establish better relations between state and the center. Sep 4, 2014