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Non violence was an article of faith for Mahatma Gandhi: Modi

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi before unveiling the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane on Sunday said that non violence was an article of faith for Gandhi. Speaking at the function, he said Mahatma Gandhi's teachings relevant in addressing the challenges of global warming and terrorism. Nov 16, 2014
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Roadshow promotes tourism between India, Bangladesh

Agartala, Nov 16 (ANI): A four-day road show, 'Maitri Tourism 2014', kicked off in Agartala to promote tourism between India and Bangladesh. The event is being organised by Bangladesh Foundation for Tourism Development and Bangladesh Inbound Tour Operators Association in collaboration with Tripura Tourism Development Forum and Tripura Tourism Development Corporation. A seminar took place to discuss the sub-regional tourism circuit linking India's northeast, Bangladesh and Myanmar, and the land routes linking the capital cities of Dhaka and Agartala. A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Secretary Subhas Das said tourism is among the most flourishing sectors in the world and plays a significant role in generating employment. The seminar also covered issues of tourism tax and easing the visa process to further boost the tourism industry. Nov 16, 2014
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PM Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled the statue of iconic freedon fighter Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane Australia. Modi unveiled the statue even as supporters cheered him and shouted slogans at the Brisbane's Roma Street Parkland. Modi also offered flowers and paid his respect to Gandhi. Former honorary Indian consul in Brisbane Parsram Punj also participated in unveiling of the Gandhi statue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the city. PM Modi is in the Australian city for the 9th G20 summit. The Prime Minister has planned extra events in Brisbane during his four-day visit including the unveiling of the statue, talks with Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, among other events. PM Modi's visit to Australia will hopefully strengthen ties with the near 300,000-strong Indian diaspora in the country, with a friendly tax regime for non-residents and options for dual citizenship on the wish list. Nov 16, 2014
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Politicos react after Salman Khurshid slams PM Modi for taking people along abroad to increase crowd

New Delhi, Nov 16 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Sunday after Congress leader Salman Khurshid slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that Modi takes people along with him to increase the crowd. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the statement of Salman Khurshid shows his frustration. CPI leader D Raja said that it is possible that Modi takes people along with him abroad. He added that such reports had appeared in the newspaper when Modi was on his US visit. Nov 16, 2014
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Bus collides with truck in Uttar Pradesh, killing 12

Moradabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Twelve people died and four others were injured when a bus carrying 16 passengers collided head on with a truck in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. City superintendent of police Pradeep Gupta said that around 16 passengers were traveling in the bus and they were about to attend a religious event. Road and rail accidents are common in India, where rickety infrastructure and weak law enforcement struggle to cope with a surge in traffic and floods of unlicensed drivers. Nov 16, 2014
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Politicos react after Kejriwal woos youth, promises jobs and WiFi across Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 16 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Sunday after AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal wooed the youths, promised jobs to the people and declared to make Delhi a WiFi city. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that there is no truth in the promises made by Kejriwal. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that people of Delhi gave Kejriwal one chance but won't be fooled again by his false promises. Congress leader Shobha Oza also expressed similar sentiments. Nov 16, 2014
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Five infants die in Dharmapuri government hospital within 12 hours

Dharmapuri, Nov 16 (ANI): Five new born babies including four baby girls died at the Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district within a span of 12 hours. Three babies were born in primary health centers (PHC) and were later admitted with respiratory and other complications. The incident however has shown light on the poor reproductive health of women in this backward district. Dharmapuri Medical College Dean Dr Elangovan said that of the five babies, three babies were severely underweight and the other two suffered from Respiratory distress syndrome. Nov 16, 2014
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People raise water, electricity woes ahead of Kashmir polls

Poonch, Nov 16 (ANI): People in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir complained about lack of basic facilities on Sunday (November 16). The assembly polls in the state will be held in five phases, which will begin on November 25 and conclude on December 20. Counting of votes will take place on December 23. People of Tharati village in Poonch district say they have been facing water scarcity issue since a very long time and will vote for a person who pays heed to their issues. Meanwhile, to voters recovering from the worst floods in a century, those plans are a far cry from reality. Nov 16, 2014
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PM most sought after leader of G20: Suresh Prabhu

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday while addressing a press conference said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the most sought after leader at the G-20 summit. He added that employment was the central issue of discussion at the summit. He further stated that PM Modi strongly pitched for Black Money at the summit and even indicated a need for Global Centre for renewable energy. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Brazil and South Africa spoke in favor of PM Modi on the Black Money issue. Nov 16, 2014
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Comedian Kapil Sharma participates in cleanliness drive

Mumbai, Nov 16 (ANI): Stand up comedian and host of the show 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' Kapil Sharma on Sunday participated in cleanliness drive in Mumbai initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sharma said that he is happy to be a part of Modi's cleanliness campaign and would like to inspire people all around the country to spread awareness about cleanliness. Nov 16, 2014
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PM Modi raises black money issue in G-20 Summit, draws reactions

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the issue of India's black money abroad. After this, CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Ashish Kumar Chauhan said that Modi set a perfect pitch by talking openly about black money with G-20 leaders. Meanwhile, Businessman Zafar Sareshwala said that PM Modi's concern about black money is genuine and he did a perfect thing to raise the issue at G-20 summit. Nov 16, 2014
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PM takes people along abroad to increase crowd: Khurshid

Farrukhabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes people along with him to increase the crowd. While commenting on PM Modi's public meetings during foreign trips, he said that he had visited Nay Pyi Taw and the streets of Nay Pyi Taw were empty. He added that PM Modi had taken along with him the crowd that was cheering for PM Modi in Nay Pyi Taw. Nov 16, 2014
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PM Modi meets Saudi Arabia Crown Prince

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Brisbane. Raising the issue of black money during the G-20 Summit meeting, PM Modi stated that India supports all initiatives which facilitate automatic exchange of information among nations that ultimately helps in tracing unaccounted money and its eventual repatriation. After attending the Summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to travel to Sydney, where he will attend a community reception and address the Indian Diaspora. Nov 16, 2014
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Proud Indians in Australia look forward to Modi's visit

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): The nearly 300,000-strong Indian diaspora in Australia is clearly excited about the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi is on a three-country visit - Myanmar, Australia and Fiji - to participate in various summits and bilateral meetings. Owner of an Indian grocery store in Brisbane, Dinesh Mehta, said that Modi visiting Brisbane was a very proud moment for him (Mehta). Mukhtar Ali, owner of a local Indian restaurant, Grand Taj, expressed happiness at Modi's arrival in the city and said that he would love to meet Modi. Such is the excitement about Modi's visit that a restaurant in Brisbane has been named 'Namo's Indian Food Court' in his honour. Nov 16, 2014
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Trial against war criminals will continue, says Bangladesh PM

Dhaka, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, said that in spite of local and international pressure on her, trial against war criminals would continue and the victims would get justice. The Bangladesh Prime Minister said in spite of local and international pressure on her, trials against the war criminals would continue. Hasina blamed the leader of Bangladesh Nationalists Party, Begum Khaleda Zia, for supporting the Jamat-e-Islami and the war criminals. Nov 16, 2014