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Govt's priority to save criminals till end: RSS on Ordinance to protect convicted leaders

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): After the Union Cabinet on Tuesday, negating a Supreme Court ruling, cleared an ordinance that will protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification, RSS spokesman Ram Madhav said all political parties want criminal out of politics but Governments priority is to save criminals till the end. The union cabinet approved the ordinance which will negate an order of the Supreme Court that disqualified convicted MPs and MLAs immediately even if their appeal is pending in a higher court. The ordinance is set to be signed into law by the President within a couple of days. Sep 25, 2013
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Ordinance to protect lawmakers is unconstitutional: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Wednesday said that the ordinance aimed at protecting convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification is unconstitutional. The union cabinet approved the ordinance which will negate an order of the Supreme Court that disqualified convicted MPs and MLAs immediately even if their appeal is pending in a higher court. The ordinance is set to be signed into law by the President within a couple of days. She also said that the President is bound to act at the aid and advice of the ministers under the constitution for constitutional purposes and not unconstitutional purposes. Sep 25, 2013
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Nuclear deal with us will benefit both countries: Salman Khurshid

New York, Sep 25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has stated that the flagship nuclear deal with the United States would be beneficial for both the nations. Meanwhile talking about the straining relations between India and Pakistan, Khurshid said that talks with Pakistan could take place only when the environment is conducive for it. Sep 25, 2013
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Narendra Modi addresses National Conference on Skill Development

Gandhinagar, Sep 25 (ANI): Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, while addressing National Conference on Skill Development in Gandhinagar said that technology has changed world and its thought process; therefore it is need of hour that we also think according to global requirement. Sep 25, 2013
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India shies from diesel hike, seeks $5 Billion fuel savings

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has shied away from introducing comprehensive energy subsidy cuts and on the contrary taken up a campaign on conservation of resources. Union Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily stated this at a news conference in New Delhi. He asked the citizens of the country to embrace car pooling, buses and cycling as well in a bid to curb fuel consumption. Moily said that he hoped to save $5 billion from fuel conservation measures even as he shied away from substantial measures such as raising diesel and other fuel prices as the electoral cycle hots up with polls due to be held by May 2014. Meanwhile, commenting on the 5 billion 'mega fuel conservation campaign', Moily said that the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) of his ministry along with various stake holders will join hands to promote fuel conservation in a variety of sectors. Sep 25, 2013
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Visitors happy with excellent facilities at Tokyo's sky tree tower

Tokyo, Sep 25 (ANI): The 634 meters tall, Sky Tree Tower in Tokyo has become a major sightseeing attraction. It attracted 6 million and 380 thousand tourists in its opening year. It houses broadcasting, planetarium, aquarium, restaurants and other offices. In summer this year, Sky Tree organized various events to attract children and other visitors. 14-year-old Mio Yuki, an actress nominated for CM character of Tokyo Sky Tree, shared her experience of visiting the world's tallest tower. The Sky Tree Tower also provides a great shopping experience for visitors. However, taking care of logistics involving 312 shops and restaurants at the Tower, is critical. Sagawa Express, a logistics company has been managing the logistics at the Sky Tree Tower since May 2012. Sep 25, 2013
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Iran poses 'absolutely no threat': Rowhani

Iran's President Hassan Rowhani called Tuesday on US counterpart Barack Obama to seek better relations. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Rowhani said Iran poses "absolutely no threat to the world." Sep 25, 2013
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YSR Chief Jagan Reddy walks out of jail after 16 months

Hyderabad, Sep 24 (ANI): YSR Congress president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy walked out free of the high security Chenchalguda Central prison in Hyderabad on Tuesday, after 16 months, amidst loud cheer from supporters and sloganeering by his supporters. Once outside the jail, Jagan greeted his supporters with his signature 'namaste'. Security was tight outside the jail ahead of his release. Police had to resort to mild lathi charge to control the crowd. Earlier on Monday, Jagan was granted bail in a disproportionate assets case. He was arrested on 27th May last year by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on corruption charges. Sep 24, 2013
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Kashmiri nationalists afraid of being targeted by Pakistani agencies after Arif Shahid's killing

Geneva, Sep 24: Nationalist leaders and intellectuals from Azad Kashmir gathered for a seminar at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on September 12 and paid tribute to Arif Shahid, the chief of All Parties National Alliance (APNA), who was killed by unknown persons in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city on May 14, 2013. The leaders and intellectuals blamed Pakistan's spy agency, the ISI, for his killing. Sep 24, 2013

Jagan Reddy set to walk out free, BJP calls it classic case of CBI___s misuse

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Even as YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy was granted conditional bail by a special CBI court which directed that he be enlarged on bail on submission of Rs. 2 lakh personal bond and two sureties of like amount, and is set to walk out free on Tuesday, the BJP has called it a classic case of CBI___s misuse. Sep 24, 2013
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I demands inquiry into who leaked Jammu and Kashmir report: VK Singh

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Former Army Chief VK Singh on Tuesday demanded an inquiry into who leaked the report about the army funds given to the Jammu Kashmir Ministers. Singh reiterated that the money was meant for social schemes and infrastructure. He also claimed that all the money was accounted for and supervised where it went. He also added that anything about secret units can never be discussed in public domain and it is treason. Sep 24, 2013
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Money was never given for political purpose: VK Singh

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Former Army Chief VK Singh on Tuesday stated that he stands by his earlier comments about funds being given to ministers in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh categorically said that the money was meant for social schemes and infrastructure and to create stability in the state. Sep 24, 2013
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Vendor says he didn't sell burqas to anyone: BJP on Digvijay Singh

Bhopal, Sep 24 (ANI): Even as a day before Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Bhopal, Congress Party general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday alleged that 10,000 burqas were purchased here to feign the support of the Muslim minority towards the opposition party at the rally. He also said that the same number of topis could not be found here, but were ordered from Lucknow and he will put that bill before the public, BJP minister from Madhya Pradesh, Kailash Vijayvargiya said that vendor himself said he didn't sell burqas to any one and someone just asked him for an estimate so he provided it to him. Sep 24, 2013
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10,000 burqas bought to fake BJP's Muslim support: Digvijay

Indore, Sep 24 (ANI): A day before Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Bhopal; Congress Party general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday alleged that 10,000 burqas were purchased here to feign the support of the Muslim minority towards the opposition party at the rally. Sep 24, 2013