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Politicians critical of PM's 'points of concerns' in US even as BJP proud on issues raised

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit is coming to a close with series of events and meetings with high dignitaries, political leaders back in India remained critical of his 'points of concerns' raised in US. BJP remained proud on the issues raised by PM and said that the speech was comprehensive. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that it will be good if PM's words get converted into foreign funds for India. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that Modi's visit came out to be a success but the story behind it is the effort put by his supporters to convince such support in US too. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that PM Modi's ideas only reflected his concern for the corporate and not the poor. He also said that the prime minister should see not to compromise on its interest over US's. Sep 30, 2014
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Politicos call Modi's showcase of confidence on 'patriotism' of Indian Muslims as late eye-opener

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi's showcase of confidence on 'patriotism' of Indian Muslims a late eye-opener. Modi had said that Indian Muslims will fail Al Qaeda in the country. Congress leader Raj Babbar said that PM should understand that Muslims in India have a big role in developing the nation and that it is good that Modi has realized it though a little late. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that it is good on the part of Modi who is a supporter of RSS,w ho are killers of Mahatma Gandhi, to understand the worth of Indian Muslims. Sep 30, 2014
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RBI keeps interest rates unchanged, says 2016 CPI target of 6% at risk

Mumbai, Sep 30 (ANI): Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday left key interest rates unchanged in his fourth bi-monthly credit policy review citing increased risks of inflation and difficult external situation on the geopolitical front. Rajan said that inflation target of 6% by January 2016 involves uncertainties and that RBI is more confident with the target of 8%. He also added that the value of rupee has also risen in the recent months. Sep 30, 2014
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Jayalalithaa's film industry supporters stage silent protest in Chennai

Chennai/ Bangalore, Sept 30 (ANI): AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa's supporters in Tamil film industry staged a silent protest in Chennai on Tuesday. Actor Srikanth said that the protest comes in sympathy and solidarity to Jayalalithaa and that the whole of the state look forward to her coming back. Many supporters and party workers have been protesting against Bangalore special court's verdict to put Jayalalithaa behind the bars for four years in disproportionate assets case. Meanwhile, AIADMK supporters reached Parappana Agrahara central prison in Bangalore where Jayalalithaa is kept. Sep 30, 2014
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Delhi LG appeals residents to come out and participate in 'Clean India Mission'

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India Mission' is to commence from October 02, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung appealed all the residents of the national capital to come out and participate in the mission. Jung said that clean India was a vision of Mahatma Gandhi and the government is trying to make it come true. He said that just government's efforts are not enough and said that all should come out to support the drive. He also said that the mission aims to clean India by 2019 and if all participate in this, people will soon realize the beauty they talk of in foreign country come true in India. Sep 30, 2014
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India and US issues vision "Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go"

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): Following the 90-minute dinner meet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Barack Obama at the White House, India and the US today issued a vision statement titled, "Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go." "As leaders of two great democratic nations with diverse traditions and faiths, we share a vision for a partnership in which the United States and India work together, not just for the benefit of both our nations, but for the benefit of the world," the White House said in a statement. The vision statement said that US-India strategic partnership is a joint endeavour for prosperity and peace, and through intense consultations, joint exercises and shared technology, their security cooperation will make the region and world safe and secure. "Together, we will combat terrorist threats and keep our homelands and citizens safe from attacks, while we respond expeditiously to humanitarian disasters and crises. Sep 30, 2014
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Sartaj Aziz says will continue to meet Hurriyat, BJP and Congress slam

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): The BJP and Congress on Tuesday slammed Pakistan's national security and foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz for his remark that Pakistan would continue to meet the separatists. Aziz also reiterated that it was up to India to resume the dialogue because it was India who called off the talks. Earlier, Aziz had accepted that the timing of Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit's meeting with Hurriyat leaders was perhaps not totally right. Sep 30, 2014
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Jayalalithaa to stay in jail for now, bail petition adjourned till Oct 6

Bangalore, Sept 30 (ANI): In a major setback for AIADMK chief, J Jayalalithaa, Karantaka High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of her bail plea petition till Monday. Though the bail plea has been admitted by the court, the hearing on the petition will not take place before Monday. Following the deferring of the hearing till Monday, Jayalalithaa, who is lodged in VVIP cell number 23 at Parappana Agrahara central prison in Bangalore, will have to continue in jail for at least a week. Sep 30, 2014
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BJP hails PM Modi's speech at CFR

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): BJP Leader Sambit Patra on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at global thinktank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York was a complete speech. Patra said that Modi talked about benefits of investing in India. Modi emphasized that tourism will unite whereas terrorism will divide. Sep 30, 2014
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PM Modi, Prez Obama's first ever joint editorial to be published tomorrow

Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will pen a joint editorial to be published in a leading US journal tomorrow. Before leaving for his maiden trip to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, inviting entrepreneurs to join his 'Make in India' mission. Sep 30, 2014
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Afghanistan to sign US security agreement

Kabul, Sept 30 (ANI): Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a crucial security agreement allowing the United States to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year, US officials said. Speaking in Kabul, White House counselor John Podesta said it was a positive move. The bilateral security agreement, or BSA, will allow nearly 10,000 US troops to remain in Afghanistan after the international combat mission ends on December 31. Sep 30, 2014
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PM Modi reaches White House, meets US President Obama

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the residence of US President Barack Obama- White House. Modi is meeting with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other key US officials at the White House for a private dinner, ahead of formal talks the next day. President Obama received Modi at the door of the White House, as US first lady gave a miss to the dinner. Washington hopes that the visit by PM Modi will turn a page in relations with New Delhi. Modi arrived in Washington with the aim of 'positive diplomacy'after a two day stay at New York where he had a jam packed schedule. Earlier on Monday, at a high-powered breakfast meeting with top CEOs in New York, Modi emphasised India's economic potential, stressing that the country is "open-minded" and "wants change that is not one-sided". Sep 30, 2014
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Goa CM launches four-lane highway project from Old Goa to Panaji

Goa, Sep 30 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar launched a four-lane highway project from Old Goa to Panaji, which will be numbered as 'Highway 17B'. Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said that the highway will have a separate lane for bikes as Goa tourists as well as residents use more bikes than other vehicles. He said that the project is envisaged as model corridor for future development of national highways in the state. Dhavalikar who had last week spoken of a nearly 11 km flyover, said that there will be a flyover/bridge across Chimbel creek. It will be 200m long and will have six lanes with a footpath. Parrikar has said that the Four-laning of the nearly 10-km stretch of NH 4A will be completed by May 30, 2015. Sep 30, 2014
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Modi Obama meeting will benefit India: Experts

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): Indian experts said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Barack Obama would be significant and both the leaders would come out with concrete results in national interest. Indian expert Alok Bansal said Modi's meeting with Obama would be beneficial for his campaign'Make in India'as India seeks investment in defence and technology. Meanwhile, former Indian ambassador Surendra Kumar expected some concrete results from the meeting. Another expert Uday Bhaskar said US made an exception for Modi. Sep 30, 2014
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PM Modi discussed Ganga issue and shared his vision with CEOs and Clintons: MEA

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): While addressing mediapersons, MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had early morning meetings with CEOs of some ‘fortunate companies' of New York. He said that Modi played out his vision for economic development in India and asserted that India is open minded and that want change. Further, talking about prime minister's meeting with Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Akbaruddin said that Modi had warm and cordial meeting with the Clintons. Modi also discussed about his vision to clean River Ganga. Sep 30, 2014