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Ahead of assembly polls, Prithviraj Chavan quits as Maharashtra CM

Nagpur/ Mumbai, Sept 26 (ANI): A day after Nationalist Congress Party ended its alliance with Congress reducing the party into minority in Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan resigned as Maharashtra chief minister. Chavan submitted his resignation to Maharashtra governor on Friday. President's Rule is expected to be imposed in the state, where election is scheduled to be held on October 15. While the BJP said that the Congress and NCP cannot run government in Maharashtra, the Congress exuded confidence for the upcoming elections. Sep 26, 2014
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Amid talks of Chinese troop withdrawal, BJP says India's safety top priority

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): As talks with China on the standoff at the Himalayan border resolved through bilateral talks, India's ruling BJP stated the government is committed to the safety of the nation. Earlier, India's Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said that the standoff at the Himalayan border with China had been resolved through bilateral talks and Chinese troops would start withdrawing soon. However, a leader of India's opposition, Congress party, Manish Tewari, said the nation would have to wait and watch the development at the border. Meanwhile, an Indian Security Expert, Alok Bansal, said that the decision taken by both the countries was in the interest of the nation. Sep 26, 2014
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Judges should not accept constitutional posts upon retirement: CJI

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): The 41st Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Friday in a media conference said no judge should accept any constitutional or government assignment after his or her retirement. He further said that the law should be amended to ensure that at least for 2 years after retirement any judge is not given a constitutional post. According to reports, Justice HL Dattu will be the next Chief Justice of India. Sep 26, 2014
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SandP upgrades India's credit outlook to stable from negative, Market Experts welcome

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Sep 26 (ANI): Market Experts on Friday welcomed as global rating agency Standard and Poor's (SandP) has upgraded India's credit outlook to stable from negative. SandP said we could raise the outlook rating if the economy reverts to a real per capita GDP trend growth of 5.5 percent per year. Market Experts said that the development is very positive one and will affect India in a way that can lead to investment growth in India and will lead to job opportunities for the people of the country too. Sep 26, 2014
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Landslide hits Govt School in Kashmir, no casualty reported

Poonch, Sep 26 (ANI): A landslide hit a boarding school in Jammu and Kashmir but no one was injured. A huge chunk of land slipped due to incessant rains and damaged two blocks of the government school, which is under danger zone. The school authorities evacuated 98 students from the ill-fated building in time to save lives. The government has decided to shift 68 students of higher classes to other schools. Both the Indian and Pakistani sides of Kashmir region have seen extensive flooding this month, with Srinagar particularly hard hit. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands are homeless. Sep 26, 2014
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Nuclear deal with Iran has never been closer: Germany

Germany's foreign minister speaks after meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN, saying that while a deal on nuclear negotiations has never been closer, "the last meters on the distance are the most difficult ones". Duration: 01:10 Sep 26, 2014
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BJP to announce list of 190 candidates for Maharashtra polls on Friday after breaking apart from Shi

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): BJP is to announce its first list of 190 candidates on Friday for the Maharashtra elections to be held on October 15. Party leader Shyam Jaju confirmed the same and said that party is likely to contest in about 250 of the total 288 Assembly segments and will leave the rest number of seats for its smaller allies. Jaju said that party tried to keep the alliance intact but could not and ultimately have to break apart. The last day of filing nominations in the state is on Saturday and all parties are now making efforts to finalise the list of candidates. Sep 26, 2014
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Indian Americans celebrate Navratri festival in New York as PM Modi is to arrive anytime

New York, Sep 26 (ANI): Indian Americans performed traditional folk dance,'garba', in New York to celebrate Navratri festival, which spans Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first US visit. People dressed in traditional attire flocked outside a Geeta Temple in the city and danced in devotion to mark the nine-day festival. Modi, who would be observing the nine-day Navratri fast during his trip, has a tight schedule which features United Nations General Assembly, a rally of Indian Americans at New York's Madison Square Garden and talks with Obama in Washington. In New York, Indians belonging to Gujarati community said Modi's visit to the US was a proud moment for them. Sep 26, 2014
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PM Modi extends greetings to former PM Manmohan Singh on his birthday

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his 82nd birthday. PM Modi tweeted, "Best wishes and warm greetings to Dr. Manmohan Singh ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with a long life and good health." Modi is currently en-route to New York from where he will head to Washington to meet US President Barack Obama for the first time. Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. He was born on September 26, 1932 in Gah, Pakistan. Sep 26, 2014