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Black money has pernicious impact on Indian economy: President

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, said that unaccounted money on which tax is not paid has a pernicious impact on economy. Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi had promised his government would change laws or enact new measures to bring back such funds. On taking office, he appointed a panel to investigate the matter. Mukherjee said nexus between black money, militancy and drug trafficking posed a great threat to global peace. Nov 18, 2014
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Gujarat to tap changing economic scenario with new industrial policies, says Anandiben Patel

Mumbai, Nov 18 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel while addressing a press conference said the state was geared to tap the changing economic scenario with new industrial policies that would put the nation at the global forefront. Patel was speaking at a curtain raiser of the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit (VGGIS) to be held in January 2015, in New Delhi. Patel further said the summit will lay emphasis on social sectors and specialised areas like climate change. The curtain raiser is to encourage investors from other states to set up business in Gujarat. The events have been planned as pre-Vibrant Gujarat summit 2015 in major cities across the country, starting from Mumbai. Nov 18, 2014
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India and China begin joint military training exercise in Pune

Pune, Nov 18 (ANI): India and China began their 'Joint Training Exercise Hand – in – Hand 2014" in Pune. The exercise that aims at focusing on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism tactics comes weeks after a stand-off between their troops along the border in Ladakh region. Lt General Bobby Mathews of Indian Army and Lt general Shi Xiangyuan of the Chinese Army inspected the guard of honour during the exercise. Lt General Bobby Mathews said that both the countries will be greatly benefited from each other. The schedule for 12 days will focus on training on crossing of obstacles, firing of various weapons, handling and neutralisation of improvised explosive devices and conduct of cordon and search operations in insurgent areas. Nov 18, 2014
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Australia expresses high hopes for bright trading future with India

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday expressed high hopes for a bright trading future with India. In an opening statement at a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he predicted a pickup particularly for Australian exports of coal, uranium and services. Nov 18, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi arrives in Melbourne

Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Melbourne, entering in the fourth leg of his four-city tour of Australia. Earlier today he met Australian Leader of Opposition Bill Shorten in Canberra during his four-city tour of Australia. Earlier in the month, Shorten had stated that Modi was top on his list of leaders he was looking forward to meet. Modi also signed multiple MoUs with his counterpart Tony Abott. From Melbourne he will be departing for Fiji for the third leg of his three-nation, 10 day trip. Nov 18, 2014
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PM Modi expresses satisfaction with new Cultural Exchange Programme signed with Australia

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his satisfaction with the new Cultural Exchange Programme signed between Australia and India, which he said would go a long way in connecting peoples of the two countries. He made a special mention of the games of cricket and hockey, which he described as the "natural glue between our people", but also made a pitch for yoga which was "enormously popular here (Australia)". Nov 18, 2014
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PM Modi says India and Australia must deepen security ties to counter terrorism

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): India and Australia can play their part in expanding their bilateral security cooperation and deepening their international partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region to counter menacing challenges like the threat of terrorism, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Addressing a joint session of the Australian Parliament in Canberra, the first by an Indian Prime Minister, Modi said that both India and Australia exist in an inter-connected world that faces "shared challenges" that "extend beyond our region." Nov 18, 2014
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India, Australia seeking early closure to civil nuke pact: PM Modi

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Ministers of India and Australia said on Tuesday that they were seeking early closure to a civil nuclear agreement that will give Australia a chance to participate in one of the worlds most safe and secure nuclear energy programmes. India and Australia on Tuesday inked five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). The agreements signed include one on social security. The other pacts signed concern the transfer of sentenced persons, combating narcotics trafficking and developing police cooperation, cooperation in the field of arts and culture and lastly in the field of tourism. Nov 18, 2014
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India has a natural partnership with Australia: PM Modi

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an opening statement at a joint press conference with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott, termed India as having a natural partnership with Australia, which is aimed at building a peaceful and a prosperous world. Observing that New Delhi's economic relationship with Canberra encompassed all areas, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday asserted that India's economic climate has changed for the better, and that he and Prime Minister Abbot had discussed what both nations should do to impart real momentum to the economic partnership. Prime Minister Modi also stated that India will hold a 'Make in India' show in Australia in 2015 and in turn Australia would also be holding Business week in India in January 2015. Nov 18, 2014