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Shopkeepers fear Japan sales tax increase

Japanese shopkeepers fear a pending sales tax rise from 5% to 8% will hurt their busniesses but an analyst tells AFPTV the hike is essential to finance the country's health care system. Oct 1, 2013
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US federal govt in first shutdown for 17 years

The United States federal government shuts down for the first time in 17 years, as Congress failed to end a bitter budget row after hours of dizzying brinkmanship. Duration: 01:06 Oct 1, 2013
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Ex-foreign minister enters Afghan presidency race

Afghan politician, Abdullah Abdullah (C) takes part in a registration process for the forthcoming presidential election at Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul on October 1, 2013. Duration: 00:29 Oct 1, 2013
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Japan's Tech sector gets Olympic boost

The decision to award the 2020 Olympic games to Tokyo has given Tech companies in Japan something to aim for as they try to develop the must-have product of the future. Duration: 01:38 Oct 1, 2013
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Greece to charge first group of neo-Nazi lawmakers

A first batch of lawmakers from the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn appeared before magistrates on Tuesday to face criminal charges as part of a crackdown on the group following the murder of an anti-fascist musician. Duration: 00:34 Oct 1, 2013
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Japan PM to hike sales tax to boost ailing economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday announced a rise in consumption tax from 5.0 percent to 8.0 percent in April, in what is being seen as a key step on the road to reforming the economy. Duration: 00:54 Oct 1, 2013
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Bangladesh MP sentenced to death for genocide

A Bangladesh court on Tuesday sentenced top opposition lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death for genocide, the first lawmaker to be convicted of war crimes during the 1971 war of independence. Duration: 00:26 Oct 1, 2013
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Narendra Modi mocks at PM's meeting with Nawaz in US

Mumbai, Sep 30 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Monday mocked at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in United States. Launching a fresh attack on Congress-led UPA government at the centre, Modi asserted that Indians are not happy under Manmohan Singh government. Speaking about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government, Modi explained how the government had shocked the world after conducting nuclear test soon after acquiring power in the centre. Sep 30, 2013
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Chidambaram accuses "unregulated" players for destabilizing markets

Chennai, Sep 30 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram slammed the "unregulated" players in the market and said on Monday that their activities have adversely impacted large number of consumers in the country. Chidambaram was addressing a national seminar on "Indian Financial Code" in Chennai which was recommended by the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission and organised by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Meanwhile the finance minister also elaborated on the recent ordinance which was passed by the government on September 16 aimed at filling up the loopholes to protect the interests of the consumers from being exploited by these unregulated players. Sep 30, 2013
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Gehlot Launches Web Portal 'Pehchaan'

Jaipur, Sep 30 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched a web portal "Pehchaan" in Jaipur which will accept applications for birth and death certificates. The Portal will initially benefit applicants of Kota, Sikar and Ajmer districts, under a project of State Strategic Statistical Plan in collaboration of NIC. The entire data of birth and death certificates released by the administration and local bodies will be available on the portal. Also, the new applicants can fill forms for these certificates via the portal. The department, after receiving the application, will forward it to the concerned municipal body to generate the desired certificate. Sep 30, 2013
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BJP demands employment for poor, not appeasement

Kolkata, Sep 30 (ANI): BJP Chief Rajnath Singh took a jibe at the Congress party-led central government by contending that the country's poor masses need employment to liberate them and shouldn't be used as tools for garnering votes. Lambasting the Congress party for its policies, he said that in the period of 54 years of rule, it has created poor and then given it crutches for survival. Further Singh assailed Vice President of the Congress Party Rahul Gandhi for his utterances in public and said that he has hurt the country's integrity by his remarks. Sep 30, 2013
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Shindes letter to befool Muslim leaders: Shahid Siddiqui

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): After Union Home Minister Sushil Shinde wrote a letter to all chief ministers on the issue of wrongful detention of Muslim youngsters in terror cases, Former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui said that Shinde’s letter is nothing but to befool Muslim leaders who are raising their voice against these wrong detentions. Further, he said that there should not be a question of vote bank, but justice should be done anytime, whether election or not. Sep 30, 2013
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Sonia praises PM for historic bills, says party stands by him

Mandya, Sep 30 (ANI): In order to assuage the feelings of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after criticism and remarks from all sides while he was away on a foreign trip to US, Congress President Sonia Gandhi praised the PM for bringing historic bills like Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill and also said that the opposition should stop ridiculing the PM as the whole of Congress stands by him. Gandhi said this while addressing the people in her rally in Mandya region of Karnataka. Gandhi also said that the party is not afraid of BJP and will continue working for the people of the country. Sep 30, 2013