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India, Vietnam Sign Seven Agreements

Vietnam, Sep 16 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee and Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang witnessed the signing of seven agreements and memorandums in Hanoi, including one made by Petro Vietnam and India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Videsh. India and Vietnam have deepened military cooperation over the past decade and under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is pushing ahead with a new strategy to establish itself as an arms exporter using export credits to leverage foreign sales. Addressing the news conference, Secretary (East) Ministry of External Affairs, Anil Wadhwa, emphasized on the need to step up people to people exchanges between the two nations. Wadhwa also said that bilateral relations between the two nations can build intensively by connecting dots of communication which should be enhanced. Sep 16, 2014
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J and K floods: Politicos slam Yasin Malik for disrupting Army's rescue operation

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): At a time when Jammu and Kashmir is battling the worst floods in nearly six decades, and the Centre and the state government are trying their best to provide relief to the flood-hit victims, separatist leaders are creating huge problems in rescue operations and distribution of relief materials. A video of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik surfaced on Monday in which he allegedly asked voluntary relief workers not to distribute food items, as only JKLF can operate in that particular area. Malik and his team later looted the relief materials and boats of aid workers and started distributing the items among the victims. The inhuman act of separatists is not limited to distribution of relief materials but they also threatened patients to avoid Army assistance despite strong protests by the locals. Meanwhile, political leaders condemned this in human act and asked the government to take strict action. Sep 16, 2014
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Delhi HC rejects PIL seeking CBI probe in Robert Vadra land deals

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): A Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the land deals of Robert Vadra. A PIL was filed seeking probe into the sale of agriculture land to Vadra's companies. The petitioner was seeking a probe by the CBI under charges of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and Prevention of Corruption Act. He claimed that this is a scam worth Rs 20,000 crore. The petitioner in the case said that the case will be taken to the Supreme Court for further hearing. Sep 16, 2014
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SC returns Dadri land to farmers, convicts UP govt of misusing land acquisition power

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday returned the Dadri land to the farmers, which was taken by the UP government citing public purpose, but was given to Reliance for personal use. The court also convicted the UP government of misusing the land acquisition power in the process. The lawyer in the case said that the SC has stamped on the order and that 1066 farmers affected by the same are happy by the judgement. Sep 16, 2014
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Gifted by Indian President, Bodhi' tree sapling gets place in Vietnam's Presidential palace

Vietnam, Sep 16 (ANI): Invoking "common heritage" with Vietnam, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee gifted an offshoot of the holy 'Bodhi' tree to Vietnam counterpart Truong T?n Sang and planted it in Vietnam's Presidential palace after the two leaders finished delegation-level talks and signed seven pacts. The sapling was carried in a small wooden box as a gift to the country and people of Vietnam. It was procured from the Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC) a few days back. India has been traditionally gifting saplings of this gigantic tree to countries it has strong bonds of trust and friendship. Sep 16, 2014
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Political parties wish for BJP defeat as early trends of by-polls surface

New Delhi/ Ahmedabad/ Mumbai, Sep 16 (ANI): Political parties on Monday wished for defeat of BJP and remained optimistic about themselves as early trends of by-polls surfaced. While Congress said that public is not happy with the BJP and that Congress will come to power now. NCP's Nawab Malik also said that people are not happy and satisfied with the BJP government and is therefore showing its anguish against the ruling party. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party remained optimistic and even confident of its win and said that the SP Chief and the government have worked tremendously for Uttar Pradesh and that people will decide in their favour. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also said that 'Modi wave' is getting over now. Sep 16, 2014
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Backlogs regarding development of northeast will be cleared: VK Singh

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): Minister for Development of Northeast Region, General Vijay Kumar Singh, said that development of the northeast region was a concern. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, General Singh said development takes time and his ministry was reviewing the development projects operational in the region. The ministry is planning to establish national skill development council and calling in experts to provide skill development in northeast. Meanwhile, the minister said the Northeast Councils (NECs) could play a vital role in pushing the developmental model. Meanwhile, Power Minister, Piyush Goyal, also held a news conference in the national capital and stressed on special focus on northeastern states. Sep 16, 2014
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BJP remains confident of its win as trends of by-polls surface, says it has no relation with 2017 po

New Delhi/ Lucknow/ Jaipur, Sep 16 (ANI): BJP remains confident of its win in the state Assembly polls as early trends surfaces on Tuesday. While many say that the victory of the party is sure, others are of the view that these by-polls have nothing to do with the 2017 LS polls. Party leader Sambit Patra remains confident and said that it will be a victory for BJP as the party has fought on the lines of development and local issues. Meanwhile, Gulab Chand Kataria said that public mandate is important and should be seen as an indicator to evaluate what are the loopholes and work on the same. Sep 16, 2014
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Train carrying around 260 Kashmir flood survivors arrives in New Delhi

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): A train carrying around 260 Kashmir flood survivors arrived in New Delhi more than a week after the worst deluge hit the heavily militarized and disputed region in 50 years. Most of the flood survivors were daily wage workers from Bihar and Jharkhand. A Kashmir flood survivor, Ram, praised the government and the army for massive relief and rescue operations. However, some people showed anger that relief efforts reached them much later after the floods had devastated everything. Sep 16, 2014
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J and K Floods: Omar visits flood-hit Poonch, assures assistance

Poonch/Ramban/ Kishtwar, Sept 16 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, visited flood-hit Poonch district and assured people that the government is trying to reach out to all flood victims. The authorities have also opened the route connecting Jammu city with the valley, via Kishtwar to Srinagar. Divisional Commissioner of Jammu, Shant Manu, who did the aerial survey of the area, said the route will be initially opened solely for the vehicles carrying essential commodities and light vehicles. Meanwhile, the army in Ramban district has built a footbridge for the easy passage of flood-stricken people. Sep 16, 2014