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Various Memorandums of Understanding signed between India, Fiji

Fiji, Nov 19 (ANI): Various Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between India and Fiji on Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi said that India and Fiji share a very special relation with deep and enduring ties of culture and history. He also assured that India will remain a committed development partner for Fiji. Modi also expressed confidence that his visit will mark a new era of India- Fiji relations. Nov 19, 2014
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India quarantines man recovering from Ebola

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): India has quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, Health Minister said. The ministry said in a statement that the Indian national had been shown to be negative for Ebola in tests conforming to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, but had been quarantined as a precautionary measure when he arrived at New Delhi airport on November 10. Later, tests of his semen detected traces of the virus. Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, said that body fluids were tested in National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Institute of Virology (NIV) where both have tested positive. The Indian man carried with him documents from Liberia that stated he had been cured. He will be kept in quarantine until the virus is no longer present in his body, and will undergo tests over the next 10 days or so, a senior Health Ministry official said. Health minister, JP Nadda, assured that things are well in control and there is no need to worry. Nov 19, 2014
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Sitharaman meets delegates from Tatarstan, Japan to discuss free trade agreements

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): A Russian delegation led by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov met Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi. The delegation which is in India will form a Joint Working Group (JWG) of the two countries to work on ways to strengthen trade in fertilisers, chemicals and pharmaceuticals between India and Tatarstan. Meanwhile, two delegations from Japan, including one headed by the Chief Executive Officer Of Mitsui and Co. Ltd. and Chairman of Japan-India Business Co-operation Committee, Masami Iijima and Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) headed by Hiroyuki Ishige also met Sitharaman. The delegation is visiting India for the purpose of the free trade agreement being negotiated by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which would help India boost its commerce and manufacturing. Nov 19, 2014
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Traditional welcome ceremony held for PM Modi in Fiji

Fiji, Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a traditional welcome at Albert Park in Fiji's capital Suva. Modi appreciated the scenic beauty and diversity of culture in the island nation saying that he could sense tradition as he stepped on Fijian land. Modi also said that India and Fiji share common aspirations and with his visit there will be a new beginning for relations between both the nations. Nov 19, 2014
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Massive employment drive for youth takes place in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 19 (ANI): A recruitment drive restarted in Jammu and Kashmir and corporate firms held workshops to provide employment to youth as the region was recovering from the worst floods in a century. The three-day drive was launched on Monday in Kashmir's capital, Srinagar, by a special initiative called Udaan or 'flight' under the public-private partnership, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) India. 'Udaan' has been working in the state for three years but had halted its efforts after floods struck the region in September. A coordinator of the NSDC, Bint Abass, said that they were renewing efforts to provide jobs to the affected youth in the state. Abass added that 18 corporate firms were participating in the drive to train and recruit youth in a wide range of sectors like banking, information technology, finance, hospitality and education. Nov 19, 2014
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FARC holding Colombia general

Colombia's FARC guerrillas confirm that they are holding a missing general whose kidnapping caused the government to suspend peace talks aimed at ending the country's 50-year-old conflict. Duration: 00:29 Nov 19, 2014
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Exiled Ben Ali son-in-law returns to Tunisia

An exiled son-in-law of deposed Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali returned to the capital Tuesday to challenge a jail sentence for having a gun, his lawyer told AFP. Duration: 00:53 Nov 19, 2014