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PM should have self-respect and call off meet with Pak PM: Defense Analyst

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): As Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to meet his Pakistani counterpart this weekend, Defense Analyst Captain (Retd) Bharat Verma said on Friday that PM should have self respect after the attack on JandK and should have called off the aforesaid meet. Further, Verma said that PM Nawaz Sharif raised two issues in the United Nations, that is, Kashmir issue and issue of resources used in defense and that both the issue are irrelevant and does not exist. Sep 28, 2013
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It happens: Ancestor Ritual

Gaya, Sept 28(ANI): Devout Hindus have begun to gather at temples and on river banks in India to observe 'Pitru Paksha' the annual fortnight-long ritual of paying homage known as 'Pind Daan' (offering food) to souls of departed ancestors and pray for their salvation. Scores of families from far and near arrived at the pilgrim centre of Gaya in eastern state of Bihar on Tuesday to offer this ritual `Pind Daan'. Guided by priests they performed the religious rituals on the banks of River Ganga and other temples located in the city. 'Pitru Paksha' as per the Hindu lunar almanac known as Panchanga usually falls in the month of September or October. Certain devotees even get their heads tonsured on the occasion as mark of their respect for the departed souls. The food is usually cooked in silver or copper vessels and placed on banana leaves. Devotees believe that once the ritual is performed, the souls of their ancestors shall be relieved of all the painful sins and they would be freed from the cycle of rebirths. The offerings are also believed to cure diseases as well as infertility among childless couples apart from driving away evil souls. According to Hindu faith, it is believed that when humans die, their mortal body turns to dust whereas the soul remains, until it does not find Sep 28, 2013
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Looking forward to meet Sharif even though expectations have to be toned down: PM

Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that he looks forward to meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif even though the expectations have to be toned down in wake of the recent incidents of terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Singh, who met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in washington, discussed the relations and approach in dealing with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Sep 28, 2013
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PM praises Obama for diplomatic initiatives on Syria, Iran

Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): During their interaction in the White House in washington, US President Barack Obama briefed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on the situation in Syria and Iran. President Obama further informed Dr. Singh about the steps taken by his administration to reach a consensus on the way forward in getting the Syrian Government to hand over its chemical weapons to the relevant UN bodies. In his response, Dr. Singh congratulated president Obama on his initiative to give diplomacy yet another chance in Syria and Iran. Sep 28, 2013
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Barack Obama condemns terror attacks in J&K

Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama condemned the terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, saying his heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives. President Obama, who hosted Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington, said that India continues to suffer from terror attacks. President Obama said that he also discussed tensions in the sub-continent with Dr. Singh. Sep 28, 2013
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PMs insult is nations insult & can make nation a laughing stock: SP

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): After Vice President Rahul Gandhi dubbed the government’s Ordinance on convicted politicians as ‘nonsense’ worth tearing apart, and thereafter wrote a letter to PM to placate him, SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that such an insult of PM is an insult of the nation and is making the nation a laughing stock in front of the neighboring countries. He further said that such a behavior with the PM of the nation will render all the talks with foreign countries useless. Sep 28, 2013
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PM is used to humiliation: BJD after Rahul's 'nonsense' remark on Ordinance on convicted politicians

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi dubbed the government's Ordinance as 'nonsense' and worth being torn away, BJD leader Pinaki Misra said that PM Manmohan Singh is now used to getting humiliated and that with time has developed a thick skin for the same. Further, Misra also said that everybody should take themselves equal and not above everything and that Congress will decide how to take this snub by Rahul Gandhi. Sep 28, 2013
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Rahul has always seen PM with respect: Bhakta Charan Das after Rahul's Ordinance remark

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): Talking about Congress Vive President Rahul Gandhi's letter to PM Manmohan Singh trying to placate him after his remark on Ordinance on convicted politicians, Congress Spokesperson Bhakta Charan Das said that Gandhi has always seen PM with great respect and honour. Further, Das said that Rahul Gandhi said what a people's national leader would have said and that the anger which came up was people's feelings. Sep 28, 2013
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Will Rahul throw away JPC report as well in dustbin: BJP

Allahabad, Sep 28 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi called the Ordinance protecting convicted politicians a 'nonsense' and as something which should be torn and thrown into the dustbin, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh asked whether Gandhi is ready to throw away the JPC report on 2G scam as well. The draft report of the JPC on 2G spectrum allocation exonerated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram of any wrongdoing and blamed the then Communications Minister and DMK MP A Raja. Sep 28, 2013
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Artificial heart pump gives man in Chennai new lease of life

Chennai, Sept 28 (ANI): In a first for India, an artificial heart pump was installed in the chest cavity of a 42-year-old man after he was diagnosed with rare heart disease. The procedure was successfully conducted at the Fortis Malar hospital in Chennai by Dr K R Balakrishnan, who is the director of the Cardiac Sciences Division. The Heartware Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) gave the patient, Satish Kumar, the ability to carry on with his life and revive his heart, which was once functioning at only 15 percent. Speaking to a journalist in Chennai, Balakrishnan said that considering Kumar’s heart condition the only two options were either install the pump or undergo a transplant. As the transplant could take atleast three months, depending on the availability of a healthy heart, installing the pump was the only option. Kumar was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure, medically referred to as dilated Cardiomyopathy, a condition due to which the heart’s main chambers fail to pump blood. Sep 28, 2013
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PM woos business leaders, aims to boost foreign investment

New York, Sept 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met the business leaders in the US with an aim to woo them to invest in India and attract foreign investment, as he arrived in New York for his address in the UN General Assembly. Singh addressed business leaders and prominent personalities at a meet where he was accompanied by foreign minister Salman Khurshid and planning body deputy chief Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Earlier Singh met U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington who praised improving ties between the United States and India. Sep 28, 2013
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PM is definitely honest: JD (U) after JPC report on 2G scam

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): A day after JPC meet gave clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram and charged the then Communications Minister and DMK MP A Raja responsible for the 2G scam, JD (U) leader Shabir Ali on Saturday supported the report and said that the PM is definitely honest and there is no doubt about the same. Further, talking about differences in Congress regarding the ordinance on convicted politicians, Ali said that such discussions should be taken up in the Parliament and not directly by the courts. Sep 28, 2013
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Tourism sector of country to capitalise on Rupee fall

New Delhi/ Mumbai/ Goa/Kerala/ Agra, Sep 28 (ANI): The fall in rupee has made it cheaper to travel across India and the country's tourism is reaping the benefits with a surge in the number of foreign tourist arrivals as well as an increase in the number of Indians who are opting for the beaches of Goa over cruises on the Nile. The number of foreign tourists arriving in India between January and June witnessed a rise, but the big push is expected during the holiday season that gets underway from September-October, the tourism ministry says. Sep 28, 2013