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Dalai Lama meets former PM Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence in New Delhi on Monday (September 22). The Dalai Lama held talks with Singh after being given a warm welcome by the former PM and his wife Gursharan Kaur. Last week, during the official visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India, the spiritual leader had called for talks to resolve the border dispute as an unsettled border with China encompassing large parts of the Tibetan plateau is a problem for India. He also called Xi more "open-minded" and "realistic" than his predecessor Hu Jintao. Sep 22, 2014
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SC asks SPP to assist in Ranjit Sinha case with regard to CPIL's refusal to name whistleblower

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday asked Anand Grover, special public prosecutor in the 2G spectrum allocation case, to assist it after Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) refused naming the whistleblower who had furnished the guest book at the residence of CBI Chief Ranjit Sinha. Earlier, Prashant Bhushan had urged the SC to withdraw order disclosing whistleblower's name in the case. Sinha's lawyer said that there was no detailed hearing on Monday and that the court deferred the hearing for October 10th. Sep 22, 2014
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SC issues notice to central government over farmers suicide issue

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday issue notice to central government over the issue of increase in number of farmers suicide in the country. The lawyer in the case said that a writ petition was filed by an organization in Punjab over the same and that this is creating an agregarian fall in India. The petition also said that there was no actions taken by the government over the same and that there was no compliance also. The lawyer in the case also said that if no compliance was taken soon, there can be a food crisis in India. Sep 22, 2014
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Lalit Kala Akademi/spirit of Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Director General Indian Council for Cultural Relations Satish C. Mehta inaugurated the exhibition and calligraphy workshop during the 'Spirit of Delhi' event on Wednesday. The exhibition consists of paintings from the Lalit Kala Akademi's collection, photographs by the renowned photographer Padmashree Raghu Rai, poetry paintings by Abhay K and Tarshito, rare photographs from archives of Ambedkar University, Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi Archives, Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, National Museum and Roli books. Artist Abhay Kumar's poetry combined with Italian artist's paintings creates an impressive art work. The poetry and paintings describe the seven cities of Delhi, their past living and the present through the monuments. The monuments try to speak about their journey, about their life and about history through these poetry paintings. Sep 22, 2014
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ISRO's Mars Mission faces crucial test today

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): ISRO's Mars Obiter Mission will face a crucial test on Monday when the main liquid engine of the spacecraft which has been dormant for 10 months will be fired at around 2:30 pm for a very short duration of four seconds. Scientist CB Devgan explaining about this test said that if the engine works today, then probably it will work on 24th when it is fired for a longer duration into an orbit around mars. He added that if they are successful in their maiden attempt, then India will be the first country to do so. Sep 22, 2014
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Politicos react as CBI questions Chidambaram's wife in Saradha scam case

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties of Congress stated on Monday that law should take its own course as former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's wife, Nalini Chidamabaram, was examined over the weekend by the CBI in connection with the alleged multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. According to sources, Saradha Chairman Sudipta Sen, at present in jail, had mentioned about hiring Nalini Chidambaram as a lawyer at the request of Manoranjana Sinh, the estranged wife of Congress leader Mantang Sinh. Sen has claimed that he had paid Rs.1 crore to Chidambaram as her legal fee. Sep 22, 2014
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Has Russell Brand split with Jemima Khan

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Rumours are rife that Russell Brand and Jemima Khan have split, after the couple recently unfollowed each other on Twitter. According to sources, the couple's relationship had simply run its course, a leading daily reported. Before Khan, Brand was married to pop star Katy Perry and has had flings with supermodel Kate Moss and Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, while Khan has two sons from her marriage to Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. Sep 22, 2014
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Maharashtra Assembly Polls: Congress, NCP claim seat sharing issue would be resolved soon

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi and NCP leader Majid Memon both on Monday claimed that the seat sharing impasse between the parties would be resolved soon, and also hoped that the ruling Congress-NCP government will once again be re-elected by the people of Maharashtra in the upcoming assembly elections in the state. Sep 22, 2014
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Reactions flow after India cancels media talks with China

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after India amidst the Chinese incursions taking place in Ladakh decided to withdraw the clearances of Chinese editors who were supposed to arrive this week in India for a media exchange with Indian journalists. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that PM Narendra Modi had made it very clear to the Chinese President that any kind of relationship between the two countries can move forward only if the countries have amicable relations at the border. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the cancelation in media talks between the countries is another bad signal for India and China. Sep 22, 2014
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Maharashtra seat sharing row: Politicos react over BJP-Shiv Sena tussle

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): As the 25-year-old saffron alliance in Maharashtra is at the verge of a break up over seat sharing, ahead of the assembly elections to be held on 15 October, politicos from rival parties took a dig at the BJP and Shiv Sena. An aggressive Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday made a final offer of 119 seats while the state BJP leaders told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that they would rather go alone than accept this. Meanwhile, in a bid to salvage his party's alliance in Maharashtra, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday telephoned Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to insist that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance must continue. Sep 22, 2014