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PM Narendra Modi to visit Kargil & Leh, preparations underway

Kargil, Aug 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the 330 km Leh-Srinagar transmission line and inaugurate two hydro-power projects in the Ladakh region during his day-long visit to Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday. Preparations are underway for Modi’s first visit to the cold desert region and second to the state after he took over as the prime minister. The prime minister will inaugurate the Chutak hydro-electric power project in Kargil and Nimoo Bazgo project in Leh district. Meanwhile, organizers as well as local residents expressed happiness on first PM’s arrival in the region during normal situations. Aug 11, 2014
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US extends travel advisory on Kashmir for one more year

Srinagar, Aug 11 (ANI): The US government has extended by one year the adverse travel advisory on Jammu and Kashmir citing militant attacks and violent public unrest in the disputed Himalayan region. The Himalayan region is one of the world's most militarised zones, with India deploying more than 1.3 million troops to quell the rebellion that triggered off in 1989. However, few foreign tourists visiting the valley said they had a good and positive experience and felt if the advisory is lifted, influx of tourists would increase. A tourist from Australia, Nathan, said there were negative things written about Kashmir on Australian travel advisory. Advisor to State Chief Omar Abdullah, Tanveer Sadiq, said such advisories impact tourism business adversely. Aug 11, 2014
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Bihar bypolls: Nitish attacks BJP on 'Achche Din'

Hajipur, Aug 11 (ANI): Putting an end to all speculations over alliances, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday addressed the first joint public rallies in Bihar's Hajipur. Criticizing the Narendra Modi government he said that the government failed to fulfill its promise of 'Achche Din' and people are still waiting. He also said that today those people are in power in Delhi, whose ancestors haven't even spend a day in jail for the country Aug 11, 2014
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Lalu shares dais with Nitish, says inauspicious things happened since Modi came to power

Hajipur, Aug 11 (ANI): Nearly two decades after they parted ways, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar shared dais in Hajipur on Monday as they began a joint campaign for the upcoming by-elections in Bihar. The coming together of two leaders also puts an end to weeks of speculations on whether the two bitter political rivals will actually share stage together at a public event to campaign jointly for the by-elections. Speaking at the function, Lalu said that since Narendra Modi came to power inauspicious things has started happening. Aug 11, 2014
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Lalu shares dais with Nitish, says they are from same family

Hajipur, Aug 11 (ANI): Nearly two decades after they parted ways, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar shared dais in Hajipur on Monday as they began a joint campaign for the upcoming by-elections in Bihar. The coming together of two leaders also puts an end to weeks of speculations on whether the two bitter political rivals will actually share stage together at a public event to campaign jointly for the by-elections. Speaking at the function, Lalu said that he and Nitish are from the same family. Aug 11, 2014
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Legal Eagles react on CJI RM Lodha's defence of SC Collegium

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Legal eagles on Monday reacted over Chief Justice of India RM Lodha's defence of the Supreme Court collegium system and said that there is a campaign to defame the judiciary. Lodha's strong reaction comes after Justice Markandey Katju made allegations in his blog regarding the promotion of a judge of Allahabad High Court of questionable reputation. Former Delhi HC Judge Justice RS Sodhi said that if CJI has said something like that, there must be a weight to it, but also doubted on the credibility of the collegium in a few cases. Senior Lawyer Kamini Jaiswal said that Justice Katju should have brought these issues up during his tenure and the present scenario seems like a conspiracy. Aug 11, 2014
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Politicos react on PM's remark on WTO targeting UPA

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at UPA for allegedly "sacrificing the interest of poor people in the Bali deal", the Congress hit back at the BJP government saying that the UPA clinched the best deal for India at the Bali summit. Congress members also charged the PM with deliberate misinterpretation of facts. Politicos from other parties backed the Congress’ demand for discussion over the matter. Aug 11, 2014
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Bharat Ratna speculation sparks debate

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Soon after news came in that former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose might be awarded the Bharat Ratna, the Modi government ran into a fresh controversy. Political parties have suggested more names. The Congress suggested the names of freedom fighters, meanwhile the Shiv Sena has pitched for activist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar to be conferred the Bharat Ratna. Aug 11, 2014