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India-China border standoff resolved: Sushma Swaraj

New York, Sep 26 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi said that China will begin withdrawing its troops to its normal positions from September 26th and be completed by September 30. She further said that India-China relations had gone through a "bad phase", but now, things were on the mend. The foreign minister-level talks were held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Sep 26, 2014
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NCP breaks 15 year old alliance with Congress in Maharashtra

Mumbai / New Delhi, Sept 26 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) broke 15-year old alliance with Congress to fight the Maharashtra assembly polls single handed. NCP leader Praful Patel informed media persons that the party will fight independently in the coming assembly elections. Meanwhile, senior Congress party leader Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the party will take the decision after reviewing the issue. Sep 26, 2014
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Venice residents underwhelmed by Clooney wedding

Italy's floating city is abuzz, with Hollywood stars and the world's paparazzi descending by gondola for the event of the year: George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin, his British fiancee. Duration: 00:53c Sep 26, 2014
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Rebels announce plan to hold elections in east Ukraine

Pro-Russian guerrillas brushed off Kiev's offer to hold local council elections in rebel-held parts of Russian-speaking east Ukraine and announced plans to set up their own parliaments in self-organised November 2 polls. Duration: 01:17 Sep 26, 2014
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British Muslims take a stand against Islamic State group

The head of a British Muslim group praised by US President Barack Obama is an ex-jihadist in a gritty London neighbourhood who tries to sway young minds against radicalism by whatever means possible -- including Twitter. Sep 26, 2014
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Sierra Leone quarantines more than one million

Sierra Leone on Thursday began a quarantine of more than one million people in the largest open-ended lockdown in the Ebola outbreak. The northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali have been closed off indefinitely. Sep 25, 2014
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BJP- Shiv Sena alliance over, BJP declares ready to fight alone against Congress in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Sep 25 (ANI): Addressing a press conference, post BJP’s core committee meeting, BJP on Thursday declared that the alliance with Shiv Sena is officially over. BJP Maharashtra President Devendra Fadnavis said that Shiv Sena was adamant about its proposal which was unacceptable to the party. He said that BJP has made its alliance with Shiv Sangram, RSP and SSS. Meanwhile, BJP leader Eknath Khadse said that many proposals were discussed with the party and keeping in view the time constraint in front of the party, BJP has decided to break the alliance with its 25 years old ally. Khadse said that BJP will now get ready to fight alone against Congress and make Maharashtra ‘congress-free’. Sep 25, 2014
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Indian navy chief stresses on indigenous production of warships

New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): Chief of India’s naval staff Admiral RK Dhowan said on Thursday that joint efforts from industries, ship builders and foreign collaborators is required to have indigenous production of warships. He said in the past five decades, India’s growing maritime self-reliance facilitated the greater recognition of the role that India plays in providing stability in the region of Indian Ocean. Dhowan, during an event to commemorate the golden jubilee of indigenous warship design and construction at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Bhawan in New Delhi, urged collaborators to synergise efforts for making warships in India. He also said that the navy was monitoring Chinese movement in Indian Ocean and was ready to tackle any untoward situation. Sep 25, 2014
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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