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People in northeast express keen interest to avail benefit of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Arunachal Pradesh, Sep 12 (ANI): Like the rest of the country, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was recently launched across the Northeast region and is attracting large number of people. The scheme that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day aims to cover all households in the country with banking facilities, besides providing them a range of financial benefits. People can now open their bank accounts without having to submit too many documents, by using their Aadhar card only and every account holder gets a debit card with Rs.1 lakh insurance cover. In Arunachal Pradesh, the scheme was launched by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in presence of the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. A large number of locals queued up at the venue and at various banks to know more about the scheme and expressed a keen interest to avail the benefits. Sep 12, 2014
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Netanyahu marks 9/11 anniverary, comments on Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu observed a moment of silence at the 14th International Conference on Counterterrorism, in honour of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, saying, "All of Israel mourned on September 11th." Duration: 00:46 Sep 12, 2014
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Meet Spinosaurus, the first-known water dinosaur

Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was adapted for both land and water, and an exhibit featuring a life-sized model, based on new fossils unearthed in eastern Morocco, opens at the National Geographic Museum in Washington on Friday. Duration: 01:02 Sep 12, 2014
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The practicalities of Scottish independence

Polls in Scotland's independence referendum show the two sides more or less neck and neck, forcing Britain to seriously start considering the implications of a "Yes" victory. Duration: 01:45 Sep 12, 2014
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Hamas-hired employees queue for owed salaries in Gaza

As Palestinian Hamas-hired employees wait in long lines to receive salaries that have been owed by Hamas on Thursday, UNRWA Chief of Gaza Operations and the Palestinian Housing Minister spoke of reconstruction efforts. Duration: 01:24 Sep 11, 2014
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Delhi to Taj Mahal in 90 minutes, high speed train cracks trial run

Agra/ New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Rail travellers will be able to reach the famed Taj Mahal's Agra city from New Delhi in just 90 minutes once commercial operations of the high speed train, which has successfully completed its second and the final trial run, starts in November. Railways on Thursday successfully conducted a trial run of a passenger train at a speed of 160 km per hour between Delhi and Agra, making it the country's fastest train. Neeraj Sharma, Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), Northern Railways said that this trial run was not for testing the speed but for time-tabling. The railways had decided to conduct three trials for the semi-high speed train but the second trial scheduled on August 22 was cancelled due to unavailability of resources. Therefore, the authorities decided to make the September 11 trial the final one. Sep 11, 2014