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Politicos welcome RBI's decision to slash repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's decision to slash repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent. Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan took markets and corporate India by surprise early Thursday morning when he announced a long-awaited cut in the repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75% with immediate effect. This is the first repo rate cut since May 2013. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for the ministry also welcomed the decision and saw the same as beneficial for the nation building. Jan 15, 2015
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Samsung Z1 launched in India

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Samsung launched the first Tizen powered smartphone in India, Samsung Z1, in the national capital recently and has priced it at Rs.5700. Appealing to millions of potential users in India, the Samsung Z1 offers exclusive benefits for localized entertainment apps and a simple user interface that makes mobility easier and more enjoyable, even for first-time smartphone users. Speaking at the launch, Asim Warsi Vice President - Marketing at Samsung India Electronics Ltd said...The Samsung Z1 is equipped with 3.1 megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera with 1.2GHz processor, the Samsung Z1 is now available in India in White, Black and Red Wine Colours. Jan 15, 2015
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BJP files defamation case against Kejriwal over allegations against Upadhyay

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): BJP delegation on Thursday visited Election Commission office to file defamation case against AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal over the allegations against Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay. Lawyer in the case said that the dates for Delhi polls have been announced and that model code of conduct does not allow any political leader to indict allegations on personal affairs of his rival. The EC assured of looking in the matter and acting thereafter. Kejriwal had alleged that Upadhyay owns 6 companies which install and replace fast-running electricity meters in Delhi and that all of them work with power discoms. Jan 15, 2015
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Let Satish Upadhyay file defamation case, he has to do something to save himself: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): After BJP delegation visited Election Commission office to file defamation case against AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, the later said that let him to it. Kejriwal said that Satish Upadhyay will have to do something to save his skin and that is what he is doing. He said that those meters running fast were installed by companies under BJP Delhi unit and that this is in direct conflict of interest. Jan 15, 2015
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Rajnath Singh says probe into Sunanda Pushkar death case impartial and bereft of political pressure

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday denied any political pressure in the inquiry into the murder of Sunanda Pushkar. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her five-star hotel room in Delhi in January 2014, after publicly accusing Tharoor of having an extra-marital affair with a Pakistani journalist. Singh said every probe conducted by Delhi Police is unbiased. Meanwhile, Tharoor, who is in Kolkata to attend a book festival evaded media and queries regarding the case. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that law is above all and all should be patient to see how the case unfolds. Jan 15, 2015
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Suresh Prabhu pitches for seamless policing for security in Indian railways

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday called for seamless policing to ensure security and safety of the passengers. The minister, addressing the Conference of Director Generals of Police (DGP) of all states on railway security, said with the increase in crimes, it is inevitable that railways will also be its victim. Social, political and economic factors also contribute to the crime rate going up; and unemployment, regional disparities and growing ambitions not being fulfilled also contribute to it, Prabhu added. Inviting the officers to device joint strategy to deal with crimes, especially on running trains, the minister said as law-enforcers there is a challenge as policing in railways is a difficult task. Also present at the conference was Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who said Indian railways is a developmental as well as a strategic asset. Singh assured the DGPs that his ministry would cooperate and coordinate with the ministry of railways to ensure safety and security. Jan 15, 2015
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Korea's outlaw tattoo artists

Tattoos have hit the mainstream in South Korea but the law is lagging behind, leaving the growing number of Korean tattoo artists vulnerable to prosecution on the whim of local authorities. Duration: 00:25 Jan 15, 2015
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AAP says Kejriwal has strong proof against Satish Upadhyay, Congress- BJP calls him 'attention seeke

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday react on AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal's allegations on Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay and his relationship with power companies of the national capital. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that Kejriwal does not make any allegations without evidence and that he has strong proof in the case. Meanwhile, BJP leaders called him a 'pampered child' who likes to grab attention by people. Congress also demanded answers by Kejriwal on his allegations and said that the AAP chief likes to grab attention all the time. Jan 15, 2015
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Finance Minister welcomes RBI rate cut as inflation drops

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The finance ministry welcomed an inter-meeting rate cut by the RBI on Thursday, and termed it as a positive development for the government's efforts to achieve economic growth without stoking inflation. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the rate cut would lead to more in the hands of consumer and greater spending. The RBI surprised markets with a 25 basis point cut in interest rates on Thursday and signalled it could do more, amid signs of slowing inflation. Jan 15, 2015
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US court dismisses lawsuit against PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat Riots case

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): A US Federal Court has dismissed a lawsuit against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 riots in Gujarat. The court upheld the US government's contention that Modi was entitled to immunity as a sitting head of foreign government. The summons against Prime Minister Modi were issued by the US Federal Court for the Southern District of New York last year in September, following a lawsuit filed by the New York based American Justice Center, a non-profit human rights organisation. More than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in the religious riots. The riots were sparked by a fire on a train at Godhra in Gujarat that killed 59 Hindu pilgrims. Jan 15, 2015
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AAP reaffirms allegations on Satish Upadhyay over power discoms

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Reaffirming its allegations against Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay over power discoms, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said that it has enough evidence to prove the same. Earlier on Wednesday, Upadhyay had threatened to sue Kejriwal over power discom allegations. Kejriwal has alleged that the former's companies had supplied electric meters to Anil Ambani-group controlled power utility BSES and that the party was soft on discoms indulging in corruption. Jan 15, 2015
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Two militants killed in ongoing encounter in Kashmir

Shopian, Jan 15 (ANI): Two militants have reportedly been killed on Thursday by Indian security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Following a tip-off, army carried out search operations in the region for militant hide-outs in the early hours. While the search operation was on, militants opened fire on the security personnel and a gun battle ensued. The encounter is underway. This is the second gun battle between militants and security forces in the state in a span of two days. A similar encounter had broken out in Sopore town on Wednesday. It is yet to be confirmed as to which outfit these militants belong to. Jan 15, 2015
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Wouldn't have quit had I got 36 seats in 2013 Delhi polls: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal said that he would not have resigned from the post of Delhi Chief Minister had he got 36 seats in 2013 assembly polls. Kejriwal was addressing a gathering of supporters in New Delhi ahead of assembly polls scheduled to take place next month. Meanwhile, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party( BJP) is eyeing power in the national capital, high on their wins in recent state elections and the general election last May. Meanwhile, Kejriwal also criticised the opposition Congress party. Kejriwal also declared the BJP as its main rival and urged his supporters not to waste their vote by voting for Congress party. Jan 15, 2015
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Indian Army prepared for any incident that may unfold, situation at LoC calm: Lt Gen KH Singh

Jammu, Jan 15 (ANI): General Officer Commanding (GOC), 16 Corps, Lt Gen KH Singh on Thursday said that Indian Army is prepared for any incident that may unfold. Singh said that the counter infiltration posture is firmly in place and that infiltration bid will be eliminated if any attempt is made. Lt General Singh also added that there are inputs that terrorists might try to attack soft targets including schools and civilian areas ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit later in January. He assured that the situation in the LoC, south of Pir Panjali is by and large peaceful at least for last 2 months. Jan 15, 2015