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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
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Aadhar cards not compulsory, rules SC; Sheila looks up to Centre

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Even as the Supreme Court ruled that Aadhar cards were not mandatory as various state governments insist on making it compulsory for a range of formalities, Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit said she looked forward to the Centre to come out with a solution for the same. Sep 24, 2013
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RPN Singh on V K Singh___s statement

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh on Tuesday said that the former Army Chief VK Singh should show some restrain while speaking to media especially on issues like the security of the nation. Sep 24, 2013
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Punjab launches statewide drive against cancer

Chandigarh, Sep 24 (ANI): Punjab has launched a statewide awareness and screening campaign against Cancer and roped in cricketer Yuvraj Singh as brand ambassador. Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal along with Yuvraj Singh launched the statewide drive on Tuesday in Chandigarh at a press conference. Sep 24, 2013
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Kenya Defense Forces take control of mall two days after attack

Nairobi, Sep 24 (ANI): Kenya said its security forces had taken control of the Nairobi shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and that police were doing a final sweep of shops early Tuesday after the last of the hostages had been rescued. An overnight eerie silence outside the mall was broken at daybreak following a loud burst of gunfire coming from inside the Westgate mall, suggesting that the complex had not yet been secured. A lone military chopper circled above. Sep 24, 2013