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PM Modi's 'Man ki Baat' touches peoples' hearts across the country

Lucknow/ Raipur/ Bhopal, Oct 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden radio address on Friday touched the hearts of people across the country. While some dubbed the Prime Minister's speech inspirational, others expressed the hope that he would lead the country towards development. PM Modi went live on AIR for about 20 minutes, in a pilot of a show he hoped would become a weekly opportunity to reach up to two-thirds of the country’s population. The maiden radio broadcast which was heard by millions of people was quickly translated into 24 Indian languages and 16 foreign ones. Oct 3, 2014
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Two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen killed in J and K encounter

Pulwama, Oct 03 (ANI): Two militants of separatist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Reportedly, the security forces got information about the presence of these militants and acted upon it. The militants opened fire while the forces were closing in on the hideout of these militants. Of the two militants killed, one has been identified as Riyaz Naikoo while the other is said to be a top militant of the outfit. Hizbul Mujahideen is a Kashmiri separatist group designated as a militant organisation by India. It is active in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. Further re-enforcement have reached the encounter site to ensure that the hiding terrorist do not succeed in escape from the area under the cover of darkness. Oct 3, 2014
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Civilians injured, houses damaged as Pak rangers resort to unprovoked firing in J and K

Poonch, Oct 03 (ANI): Some civilians sustained injuries while some lost their houses as Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing on the Indian positions along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The entire Gagrian village in the Poonch sector was affected in the firing. According to the villagers of Gagrian, the firing continued till midnight and almost all civilians stayed awake all night. The injured were taken to the hospital immediately. Ahmed said the entire locality got strong tremors as bombs started falling on the village. He added the government should initiate steps to find out permanent solution for people living on the India-Pakistan border. Oct 3, 2014
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P Chidambaram terms 'Swachh Bharat'as UPA scheme, Politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over Congress leader P Chidambaram's remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project 'Swachh Bharat Abiyan'wherein he said that the there is 'nothing new but Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan" of erstwhile Congress-led UPA Government. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi and NCP leader Tariq Anwar supported the same and said that this is taken up from the congress and such campaigns are being practiced by people from times immemorial. Singhvi said that it is fine if they are taking up UPA's regime but BJP should atleast give credits to the previous government. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sambit Patra said that Congress should realize the truth and accept their defeat. Oct 3, 2014
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Politicos applaud India for its historic performance at Asian games

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Politicos on Friday congratulated the Indian players for their historic performance at the 17th Asian games after India’s gold medal tally reached 11. BJP leader Sambit Patra congratulating India said that it is a matter of great pride for India. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government should help the players in every way so that they are able to perform well on the global platform. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that after this win, hockey will regain its lost fame among the youth of the country. Oct 3, 2014
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Reactions pour in after AIR broadcasts PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Friday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared 'Mann ki Baat' on All India Radio in an attempt to get connected with maximum number of people. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that PM through his speech inspired people to march ahead for creation of a better India. Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi praising the PM said that PM is converting negativity to positivity and cynicism to hope in the country. However, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that PM's speech was similar to the sermons given by the religious leaders. Oct 3, 2014
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Eco Friendly Pandal becomes the highlight of Delhi's Durga Pooja

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): The Eco Friendly Durga puja pandal put up at Matri mandir made up from recycled wastes became the highlight of capitals festivities this year. Following Narendra Modi's footsteps for a Swach Bharat the Pandal has been made from recycled garbage and thrown away material. Throng of visitors who came to see this unique pandal were amused by its creativity. With most of the decoration items being picked up from garbage dumps and rag picker's this Pandal at Matri Mandir is indeed a great way to promote the Eco-Friendly drive. Oct 3, 2014
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'Bang Bang' set for a grand IMAX release

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Fox Star studios is set to release ' Bang Bang' grandly in 4000 screens in India and 250 screens in the U.S. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer film, which is a remake of Fox's 'Knight and Day,' would be the second digitally supersized Bollywood movie from the giant of a theatre after 2013's 'Dhoom: 3.' Greg Foster, senior executive VP of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment admitted that IMAX was "excited about becoming a larger part of Bollywood movie going culture in India." Oct 3, 2014
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Pak says India inflexible on Siachen, Indian Experts react

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Pakistan foreign ministry's remark that India has never responded positively on proposals regarding demilitarisation of Siachen in Jammu and Kashmir was slammed by the Indian Experts on Friday. While addressing a briefing in Islamabad, Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesperson Tasnim Aslam had said a proposal to demilitarise Siachen and declare it as a Peace Park had cropped up during bilateral discussions in the past, but Indian policy towards resolution of this issue always remained inflexible. Aslam said the proposal was initiated to find peaceful solutions in the region where the ecosystem is getting affected due to regular conflicts. However, Lieutenant General (retired), PN Hoon, dismissed it as nonsense. Meanwhile, former director general of police, Jammu and Kashmir, MM Khajuria, said since Pakistan lost to India in terms of acquiring hold in Siachen, they have been making such comments often. Meanwhile, retired wing commander, Praful Bakshi, said Siachen is located at a crucial place where India dominates and Pakistan cannot accept this fact. He added in Siachen, patrolling for a vast area of 10,000-20,000 km takes place Oct 3, 2014
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PM Modi shares'Mann ki Baat' on All India Radio, appeals people to buy Khadi

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shared'Mann ki Baat' on All India Radio in an attempt to get connected with maximum number of people nad with those who have no access to TV. Modi urged people to buy khadi products thereby helping poor in some way. He promised to make his radio address a fortnightly occurrence, saying that he would try to speak to the nation over radio at least two Sundays a month at 11:00 AM. The prime minster also asked people to gain back their self-respect and confidence and work for a better country. He also asked people to connect to him and send their suggestions regularly. Modi also talked about India's success in Mars mission and ended the speech by greeting people on Vijayadashmi. Oct 3, 2014
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Sports fraternity congratulates India on performance at Asian Games, expects better facilities for a

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Applauding India's performance at the 2014 Asian Games, sports fraternity on Friday congratulated India. Former Asian Marathon Champion Sunita Godara said that this is a proud moment for the country bring the poor conditions and facilities provided to the athletes by the administration. Godara also said that this might in near future help providing better facilities to the athletes. Former Sports Minister MS Gill also congratulated the athletes on their victory and he also expected better facilities and better performance by the administration and athletes respectively. Oct 3, 2014
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Mohan Bhagwat addresses on Vijaydashmi, raises issues of ISIS and China infiltration among others Pa

Nagpur, Oct 03 (ANI): RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi addressed the party members in Nagpur which was, for the first time, broadcasted by Doordarshan. Bhagwat pointed out at ISIS and said that vested interests of western world have given rise to terrorism. He also talked about infiltration attempt by Bangladeshis in states like Assam and West Bengal and said that the state government is doing nothing in this regard for votes. Further, he also talked about infiltration attempt and attacks from China and appealed people to first boycott Chinese products thereby giving strength to government's stand against China. Oct 3, 2014
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Pakistan says India inflexible on Siachen

Islamabad, Oct 03 (ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said India had never responded positively on proposals regarding the demilitarization of the Siachen Glacier, where Pakistani and Indian troops have fought at altitudes of over 20,000 feet in temperatures of minus 60 degrees Celsius for 28 years. Aslam said a proposal to demilitarize Siachen and declare it as a Peace Park had cropped up during bilateral discussions in the past, but Indian policy towards resolution of this issue always remained inflexible. She said the proposal had been made with the aim of finding a peaceful solution to the conflict region in order to help the regeneration of ecosystems affected by the conflict. Aslam said, sooner or later, Pakistan and India will have to resume the composite dialogues for the sake of sustainable peace in the region. Oct 3, 2014
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Under-10 World Chess Champion Nihal Sarin receives grand welcome in Kerala

Kochi, Oct 03 (ANI): Under-10 World Chess Champion Nihal Sarin received a grand welcome in Kerala after he won the title. Sarin won boys' title with nine points from 11 rounds during the championship held in Durban on Monday. Father of Sarin said it was a good and intense competition. Meanwhile, Sarin also got rousing welcome at his school in Thrissur city. Sarin, who learnt the tricks of the trade online with the help of his grandfather, said that the competition was tough as he did not have a regular coach. Oct 3, 2014