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Obama: Coalition strikes on Syria show US 'not alone'

President Barack Obama said Tuesday the coalition of Arab nations involved in the first US air strikes in Syria showed the United States was not alone in combating the Islamic State group. Duration: 00:42 Sep 23, 2014
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PM Modi thanks Karnataka for govt formation, says India should participate in Clean Campaign Part

Bangalore, Sep 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed a gathering in Bangalore city of Karnataka. Modi thanked the voters of Karnataka for helping form a stable government. Modi then stressed upon the ‘Clean Campaign’ which has been initiated by the government to clean the entire nation and begged the countrymen to spare 100 hours in a year to spend in cleaning their surroundings. PM also said that his aim is to abolish all the unwanted laws which have been prevailing in the country since long and create obstruction in decision making. Modi also stated that the earlier government officials used to get a pension as little as Rs 50 and Rs 100, but now it has been increased to a minimum amount of Rs 1000. Sep 23, 2014
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PM Modi thanks Karnataka for govt formation, says India should participate in Clean Campaign Part

Bangalore, Sep 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed a gathering in Bangalore city of Karnataka. Modi thanked the voters of Karnataka for helping form a stable government. Modi then stressed upon the ‘Clean Campaign’ which has been initiated by the government to clean the entire nation and begged the countrymen to spare 100 hours in a year to spend in cleaning their surroundings. PM also said that his aim is to abolish all the unwanted laws which have been prevailing in the country since long and create obstruction in decision making. Modi also stated that the earlier government officials used to get a pension as little as Rs 50 and Rs 100, but now it has been increased to a minimum amount of Rs 1000. Sep 23, 2014
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MEA highlights PM Modi's US visit schedule Part - 2

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday highlighted the schedule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States for enhancing bilateral relations. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that Prime Minister Modi will be meeting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon before addressing United Nations' General Assembly Session. Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister will be meeting US President Barrack Obama and former President Bill Clinton during his visit. He also said that Modi will pay homage to the 9/11 memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial & Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Washington. He added that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also be joined by the Prime Minister after he reaches the US. Sep 23, 2014
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Rajnath Singh visits Naxal affected areas, says Maoists should give up violence

Jharkhand, Sep 23 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday visited naxal affected areas of Saranda in Jharkhand. Singh distributed sarees among the tribal women and later visited the CRPF camp in the district. Home Minister said that there is no place for violence in a democratic nation like India. Singh added that Maoists should give up the path of violence and said the government is willing to talk to them to solve all problems. Sep 23, 2014
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MEA highlights PM Modi's US visit schedule Part - 1

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday highlighted the schedule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States for enhancing bilateral relations. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that Prime Minister Modi will be meeting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon before addressing United Nations' General Assembly Session. Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister will be meeting US President Barrack Obama and former President Bill Clinton during his visit. He also said that Modi will pay homage to the 9/11 memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial & Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Washington. He added that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also be joined by the Prime Minister after he reaches the US. Sep 23, 2014
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Hindus take holy dip in Ganges as they pay tribute to ancestors on new moon day in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sept 23 (ANI): Devout Hindus crowded river banks and priests guided them to perform rituals to pay tribute to their ancestors on Tuesday on the occasion of new moon day in Kolkata. The festive season of Navratri (Nine Nights) embarks from the very next day of this New Moon day in India, according to the Hindu calendar. Thousands of people took a holy dip in river Hooghly, traditionally called 'Ganga’ or Ganges. One of the devotees who flocked to the Hooghly, Dr S Pandey explained why people observe the holy dip on this particular day. Some devouts also tonsured their head as a mark of respect to their ancestors as they prayed for the peace of their souls after taking a dip in the river. On this day, making offerings to Hindu priests in the name of deceased loved ones holds a special significance. Sep 23, 2014
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After Kashmir, flood hits Assam disrupting normal life

Assam, Sept 23 (ANI): After creating havoc and claiming hundreds of lives in Kashmir, flash floods triggered by incessant rains hit Assam. Several districts of Assam, including Baksa, Goalpara and Kamrup are flooded with water, which has disrupted normal life and also brought the transportation system to a collapse. Besides entering into the domesticity, floodwaters also submerged the agricultural lands in these districts. Heavy rains in the neighbouring Garo Hills in Meghalaya have turned the situation serious for the Goalpara district, where around 50,000 people in 12 villages have been affected. Reportedly, a landslide in Goalpara also claimed a child’s life. Incessant rains have also halted the traffic on National Highway 31. Meanwhile, teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) evacuated over 5,000 flood-hit people to safer places in the district. Sep 23, 2014
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Former Italian defender Marco Materazzi unveils Chennaiyin FC logo

Chennai, Sep 23 (ANI): Former Italy defender and World Cup winner, Marco Materazzi, along with, co-owner Chennai football club, Vita Dani, unveiled the logo of Chennaiyin FC, the Chennai chapter of the Indian Super League (ISL). The logo depicts a ‘duradrishti’, a symbol common to most households in Tamil Nadu to ward off evil and maintain positivity in the environment. The yellow in the logo represents cheerfulness and fun, while blue symbolizes honesty and loyalty. Materazzi joined Chennai following the footsteps of former teammate, Alessandro Del Piero, who has taken charge of the Delhi chapter scheduled to run from October 12 to December 20. 41-year-old Materazzi will be player-manager of the team, co-owned by Bollywood actor, Abhishek Bachchan. Upbeat on his role to hunt the best talents from Tamil Nadu and train them in the sport, Materazzi said he looks forward to making India a football hub soon. Sep 23, 2014
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Indo-Bangladesh border trade increasing, says top official

Agartala, Sept 23 (ANI): The border trade between India and Bangladesh through Tripura is increasing at a fair speed, said a top official of the state industry. Director of Industries, department of Tripura, P L Agrawal, said that trade is continuously increasing between both the countries. Agrawal assured that by next month, one of the two border haats (market) in Tripura will be operating and will increase Indo-Bangladesh official trade. He also informed that Bangladesh has agreed to allow India to use its river and sea port. There have been talks on opening of the Chittagong and Ashuganj ports and both sides are positive. Sep 23, 2014
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JandK govt announces 6 months of free ration for flood victims

Rajouri, Sept 23 (ANI): Government of Kashmir will give six months of free ration to the flood victims, said a senior official. Both the Indian and Pakistani sides of the disputed Himalayan region have seen extensive flooding this month, with Srinagar particularly hard hit. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands are homeless. Authorities say the cost of damage in Jammu and Kashmir may run into billions of dollars. People wait for relief and help as houses have been collapsed by the worst flooding seen in more than a century in the province. There are signs that the relief operation is gaining traction as authorities brought in heavy-duty pumps to evacuate water from low-lying residential areas, including two from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. Sep 23, 2014