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India does not expect power tariff rise after coal mine auctions, says Coal Secretary

New Delhi/ Dhanbad, Nov 20 (ANI): The government does not expect power tariffs to rise after it auctions more than 200 coal blocks, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup has said. The Coal Ministry on Tuesday had released draft guidelines for allocation of 74 coal blocks. The due date for coal auction is February 11. The Ministry will compensate prior allottees unsuccessful in coal auction. Swarup said that the idea was to keep a lid on tariff rather than adopt a revenue maximisation approach. The reserve price would be determined before December 22, while the bidding fees will be based on geological reserves of coal mines. Nov 20, 2014
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Pakistan's former foreign minister hopes for India, Pakistan PM meet in Nepal

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Pakistan's Former Foreign Minister, Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, hopes that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during the regional summit next week in Nepal. Kasuri hoped that meeting on the sidelines of SAARC would lead to initiation of dialogue between the two countries. In August, the Modi government had called off talks between the two countries' top diplomats, objecting to Pakistan's ambassador to New Delhi holding talks with Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting. Nov 20, 2014
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Afghanistan's Former President Karzai visits New Delhi, calls for neighbourhood cooperation

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Former President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai who is on a tour to India called for neighbourhood cooperation emphasizing that India and Pakistan must cooperate and keep rivalry at bay. He was speaking at the neighbourhood lecture series 'Afghanistan and the neighbourhood' chaired by Former Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. Karzai said Afghanistan gave high priority to India in its foreign policy. The former Afghan president said by checking militancy Pakistan can make its relations better with Afghanistan, India and other neighbours. Nov 20, 2014
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India committed to labour reforms but at the cost of working class, says Labour Minister

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has said that his government is committed to labour reforms but not at the cost of working class. Dattatreya said this in New Delhi after convening meeting of major trade unions. Even though the World Bank says India has one of the world's most rigid labour markets, fears of a trade union backlash and partisan politics have deterred governments from reform. Business leaders have high hopes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an advocate of smaller government and private enterprise, to change that. Nov 20, 2014
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Tulip garden soon to be ready for visitors in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 20 (ANI): Visitors would soon get a visual treat as floriculturists are on the final stage of sowing tulip bulbs at Asia's largest Tulip Garden in Jammu and Kashmir, a prime attraction for tourists from around the world. Gardeners are working in tulip garden at Siraj Bagh and building a tulip bed. The garden is one of the major attractions, which was established in 2007. The Department of Floriculture, like every year, imported more than three lakh tulips from Holland. A 'Tulip festival', which is annually held in April will begin from March 2015. Nov 20, 2014
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Venezuela groups raise awareness on teen pregnancy

Shop window mannequins dressed up as pregnant school girls form the shock effect of a Venezuelan campaign to raise awareness of teenage pregnancy in a country where over a fifth of babies are born to mothers under 19. Duration: 01:14 Nov 20, 2014
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US returns looted artifacts to Thailand

The United States has returns over 500 vases, bowls, axes, and other ancient artifacts mostly from the Ban Chiang archaeological site which were illegally looted from Thailand decades ago. Duration: 01:13 Nov 20, 2014