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India, UK discuss ways to strengthen mutual cooperation

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): UK Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met for the Seventh Round of The UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue and discussed ways to strengthen mutual cooperation and further boost trade and investment between the two countries. Earlier, British foreign secretary, William Hague, and Osborne met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss plans for more British investment in Indian infrastructure. Jul 9, 2014
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Supervisory committee to inspect Mullaperiyar dam on July 17

iruvananthapuram, July 09 (ANI): A supervisory committee set up to raise the water storage level in Mullaperiyar reservoir to 142 feet, in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court, will inspect the dam on July 17. Additional chief secretary of water resources in Kerala said the water level in Mullaperiyar dam was low due to weak monsoon and it was difficult to share dam water with neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Kurian added the committee would be able to come to a solution only after inspecting the dam. Jul 9, 2014
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CII hails railway budget

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hailed the railway budget that sought public-private partnerships to finance the bulk of future railway projects to modernize the vast but underfunded network. Indian railways minister Sadananda Gowda_s move to push private investment signals the appetite Prime Minister Narendra Modi_s new government has for taking tough and unpopular decisions he said are needed to revive the economy. CII vice-president, Raj Seth, said railways lacked adequate infrastructure to meet the demands. Jul 9, 2014
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Technology will be used to maximum for services: Railway Board Chairman

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Safety, cleanliness, improved technology and tourism were the focus areas of the railway budget, said railway board chairman Arunendra Kumar. Kumar said technology was being used in a big way and the focus was also made on rail tourism. Meanwhile, Kumar also said resources were required in railways and he looked forwards to investments. In his maiden rail budget, Railway Minister, Sadananda Gowda, said his ministry would seek cabinet approval for allowing FDI in railways, but passenger services would be excluded. However he did not give details on how he will attract investors. Jul 9, 2014
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Ghani confident final results of Afghan poll in his favor

After preliminary results in his favour, Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai called for "stability in the country" while rejecting claims by his poll rival Abdullah Abdullah that the election had been rigged. Duration: 00:51 Jul 9, 2014
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Aid agency struggles in S.Sudan after hospital destroyed

Hundreds of thousands of people have been cut off from critical, lifesaving medical care after Leer Hospital, run by Médecins Sans Frontières, was ransacked and destroyed between the final days of January and early February. Duration: 00:57 Jul 9, 2014
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Crisis-hit Iraqis feel betrayed by bickering leaders

Iraq may be fracturing along sectarian and ethnic lines, but its people are uniting in anger and disbelief at protracted political haggling over government posts amid a raging Sunni Islamist insurgency. Duration: 01:10 Jul 9, 2014