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Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda to participate in railway cleaning drive

Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said on Thursday, a special cleanliness drive will be carried out in all railway stations across the country on October 02, the birth anniversary of iconic freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi. Indian cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on September 24 given nod to clean India mission ‘Swachch Bharat', which will be operative for five years. Gowda, while addressing a news conference in New Delhi, said the ministers are welcome to visit any railway station on that day. He also invited railway employees to voluntarily participate in this gigantic programme. Clean India Mission will be launched on October 02 with an aim to create a clean India by 2019 by eliminating the unhealthy practice of open defecation. Sep 25, 2014
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NCPs Jitendra Awhad files nomination papers from Thane constituency

Thane/ Hodal, Sep 25 (ANI): NCP leader Jitendra Awhad on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Thane constituency of Maharashtra. Accompanied by party supporters with full celebrations and frolic, Awhad reached the election commission office to file the papers. Meanwhile, Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda, present at Hodal constituency of Haryana, said that state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is all set to file his nomination papers from Rohtak constituency on Friday. Hooda is, for now, addressing rallies in different constituencies of the state to seek ‘blessings of the people’ before filing his nomination papers. Sep 25, 2014
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Smriti Irani wields broom to promote cleanliness drive in schools

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Education Minister, Smriti Irani, on Thursday visited a school in New Delhi to promote government’s cleanliness campaign ‘Swachch Bharat’ (clean India) among the students. The minister invited the students to actively participate and contribute their ideas to the official blog which would help the Human Resource Development ministry to improve upon their cleanliness drive. Irani called the students future of a nation and said awareness and participation on the part of the students is a must to make India clean in literal terms. The ministry is also planning curriculum adaptation of this cleanliness drive so that it becomes a habit and part of the lifestyle. At the school, the minister also participated in the cleaning drive along with the students. Sep 25, 2014
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Indonesians rally outside parliament against election plan

Protesters burnt tyres outside Indonesia's parliament as lawmakers were set to decide whether to scrap the direct election of local leaders, a move activists warn will roll back a key reform in the young democracy. Duration: 00:45 Sep 25, 2014
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Iran leader slams West blunders but eyes cooperation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wavered between criticism and engagement in a speech to the UN on Thursday, slamming Western blunders in the Middle East but signalling commitment to securing a deal on nuclear power. Duration: 01:02 Sep 25, 2014
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Despite truce, Gaza fishermen under fire at sea

Every time Gaza fisherman Rami goes to sea, the same thing happens: five nautical miles offshore, shots ring out and a voice over an Israeli loudspeaker demands he turn back. Duration: 01:51 Sep 25, 2014
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Shiv Sena unhappy over Rudys announcement about split in alliance with BJP, says final decision wou

Mumbai, Sep 25 (ANI): Refuting rumours of a split in BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote on Thursday said that the party is unhappy over announcement by BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy of a split in the alliance. The party also expressed grievances over the BJP’s take to not attend the meeting with Shiv Sena after keeping them waiting uniformed for almost 2 hours. Raote further said that the final decision on whether to keep the alliance or not will be taken by BJP now and that Shiv Sena will strongly answer the same. Sep 25, 2014
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Congress, BJP fight over Modis Make in India campaign

New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign is a re-statement of a lot of things that were already done by the UPA government. The BJP however, hailed Modi’s vision and said India would progress under his leadership. Sep 25, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi leaves for five-day US visit

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday leaves for United States of America on his five-day official visit. Clad in his signature half-sleeved kurta and Nehru Jacket, Modi boarded the Air India flight and waved to the country as he left for his maiden US visit. Modi will address the UN General Assembly and also hold a summit meeting with US President Barack Obama which would see trade and investment high on the agenda. Modi and Obama would interact on September 29 and 30 in Washington, which would also see the US President hosting a dinner in honour of the Indian Prime Minister. Modi has a packed schedule of 35 engagements during his September 26-30 visit. Sep 25, 2014
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Narendra Modi not meeting Nawaz Sharif in U.S. disappointing, says Pakistani journalists

New York, Sep 25 (ANI): Senior Pakistani journalists said on Thursday the cancellation of meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York bears bad omen. The journalists said the fact that both the prime ministers are not meeting will disappoint the people of the two neighbouring nations. Modi will arrive in the United States on September 26 aiming to woo corporate titans and crown a burst of investment-focused diplomacy. Senior editor of Pakistani newspaper 'Jang', Saleh Zafar, said had both the country chiefs met in New York, it would have been beneficial to improve the rocky relationship of India and Pakistan. Sep 25, 2014
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WB: Explosion in IISCO steel plant, several injured

Asansol, Sep 25 (ANI): Several workers were seriously injured on Thursday in a gas pipeline explosion at the IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) in West Bengal. The incident took place in Burnpur in Burdwan district, about 210 km from Kolkata. The injured have been admitted to the Burnpur IISCO Hospital. Sep 25, 2014
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Congress workers get into scuffle with police at youth aakrosh rally

New delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Congress workers Youth Aakrosh rally, which was organized at the Jantar Mantar to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government turned violent on Thursday. Congress Youth-wing workers tried to break barricades shouting slogans and clashed with the police, after which the police had to resort to mild lathi charge to disperse them. The rally was organized to highlight Narendra Modi’s failure in fulfilling the promises he had made during the election campaign. Congress leader CP Joshi said that the anger is an outcome of the PM’s false promises and there is much difference in what he says and what he does. Sep 25, 2014
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Talks still on, eager to keep alliance intact: Rajiv Pratap Rudy on BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

Mumbai, Sep 25 (ANI): BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy commenting on the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra on Thursday said that talks are still on between the two parties and BJP is still eager to keep the alliance intact. He said that the reason for speculations over the alliance is the constraint of time as only 48 hours are left for the nominations. He added that no instruction has so far come from central leadership and BJP unit of Maharashtra will make the best endeavor which will be in the interest of the public. Sep 25, 2014
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Congress' Aakrosh Rally demonstration of defeated and discredited people: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that the protest by Congress workers against Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at Jantar Mantar was a demonstration of defeat and discredited people. Earlier today, there was a scuffle between the police and Congress workers at Congress Yuva Aakrosh rally at Jantar Mantar. The protestors who were agitating against Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, were baton charged and a few of them were detained by the police. Sep 25, 2014