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Indian experts condemn Pak PM after he raises Kashmir issue at UNGA

New York /New Delhi, Sept 27 (ANI): Indian experts condemned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as he raked up Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly. Sharif on Friday raised the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly and blamed India for "another missed opportunity" to address outstanding issues by cancelling the foreign secretary-level talks. India's Foreign Policy expert Kamal Aga termed the move as unfortunate to raise sensitive issue in front of international community. Security Expert, Uday Bhaskar said that it should not come as surprise after India cancelled the foreign secretary level talks. He added that Pakistan was looking for an opportunity and the UNGA is an appropriate platform to raise the issue. Another security expert, Alok Bansal, said that Sharif could not have survived if he had not raised the questions especially at a time when he has been going through a tricky situation within the country. Sep 27, 2014
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PM Modi and New York mayor discussed megacity policing: MEA

New York, Sep 27 (ANI): India's foreign ministry said on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed issues of anti-terror squads and megacity policing with New York Mayor Bill De Blasio during his one to one talks. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Syed Akbaruddin, said both mayor Blasio and the director of US National Cancer Institute, Harold Varmus, hailed Modi's recent decision of increasing the minimum age of smoking from 18 to 25 in the country. The foreign ministry spokesperson said Modi will speak in Hindi during his speech at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday and will take on militancy. Akbaruddin also talked about the Indian delegates who will be accompanying the prime minister during his dinner at the White House with US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama. Sep 27, 2014
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PM Modi gets 'rockstar like welcome' at New York Hotel on his arrival

New York, Sep 27 (ANI): Crowds greet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by chanting his name and blowing the conch shell in triumph on the streets of New York as he arrived at the hotel. PM Modi arrived in New York on Friday on his maiden visit to the United States, aiming to woo corporate titans and crown a burst of investment-focused diplomacy. Crowds were shouting pro-Modi slogans as he took walk to the hotel surrounded by water-tight security. Several posters and placards bearing Modi's name and photo also greeted the Indian prime minister. Modi's schedule lists about 35 engagements during a 100-hour trip, including a rock-star-like address at New York's Madison Square Garden, a speech to the United Nations and an appearance at a Central Park festival that features rap star Jay Z. Sep 27, 2014
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Nawaz Sharif addresses UN General Assembly, rakes up 'Kashmir issue' blaming India for cancellation

New York, Sep 27 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the issue of Kashmir at the UN General Assembly in New York and blamed India for "another missed opportunity" to address outstanding issues by cancelling the foreign secretary-level talks. Sharif urges United Nations to 'peacefully settle' the conflicted issue of Kashmir. He said that his government had sincerely embarked on negotiation process with India for peaceful resolution of all disputes. Further, he also talked about the national calamity faced by Pakistan recently and also other issues of natural changes in the world. Sharif also congratulated Afghanistan on its election results. Sep 27, 2014
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Expatriate Indians hail PM Modi as he arrives in US

New York, Sept 27 (ANI): Expatriate Indians hailed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived in New York on his maiden visit to the United States. Supporters shouted slogans welcoming Modi, raised banners and placards and praised him. They said they are proud of Modi as he is the most dynamic leader who can bring a change in India. Modi arrived in New York on Friday on his maiden visit to the United States, aiming to woo corporate titans and crown a burst of investment-focused diplomacy. Several members of Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with supporters of Modi gathered on the streets of New York and welcomed the Indian prime minister with much fanfare. Sep 27, 2014
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India will remain committed to Afghanistan: Expert

New Delhi, Sept 27 (ANI): Afghanistan is in a state of transition and during this crucial period in national life of Afghan people, India will remain a strategic partner of Afghanistan. The recent visit of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Afghanistan has drawn two points, the first being that India will remain committed to Afghanistan and second that India will continue with the aid and assistance training programmes, believes Vishal Chandra, a fellow at the Institute of Defense Studies and Analyses, a Delhi-based think-tank. India has been partner with Afghanistan since the overthrowing of Taliban regime in 2001. India's effort is a part of wider international effort to help to rebuild Afghan capacities, capabilities and institutions. Sep 27, 2014
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Muslims gather in Paris to denounce IS group 'barbarism'

Hundreds of people gathered in Paris Friday answering a call by Muslim leaders to denounce the "barbarism" of Islamic State militants, as flags across France flew at half mast after the beheading of a French national. Duration: 01:18 Sep 27, 2014
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It Happens:Navratri begins with religious fervor in India

New Delhi/J&K,Sept 26 (ANI): Devotees across India thronged the temples on the first day of Navratri when Hindus worship mother goddess Durga in all her manifestations. Navratri, derived from the ancient Sanskrit words 'nine nights', falls this year from September 25 to October 03. People stood in queues early morning on Thursday as they visited temples to seek the blessings of mother goddess Durga. Devotees celebrate the festival with religious fervour as they pray before the idol of the goddess, sing religious songs and perform aarti while observing fast. During one of the biggest Hindu festival celebrated across India in different forms and names, temples are beautifully decorated with flowers, leaves, petals, lights and the priests ornate idols of goddess Durga with new clothes and jewellery. Meanwhile, a priest at a temple in New Delhi said on the first day of the festival the goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Shailputri or daughter of king of mountains. It is believed that during Navratri, the goddess Durga descends on earth to rid it of demons and bless her devotees with happiness and prosperity. A devotee in Jammu Rajini Sharma, said that she prays for good health and strength from the goddess. Another pilgrim in Bhopal, Manoj Kumar, said they Sep 26, 2014