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MEA briefing on Modi's second day of Japan visit

Kyoto, Aug 31 (ANI): The Spokesperson of MEA Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday briefed about the programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second day of Japan visit. Akbaruddin said that Modi visited the temple, research lab institute and met the mayor of Kyoto on the second day of his visit. He added that the first step towards the development of Varanasi has been taken by signing a MoU and that Modi has given the map of historic Benaras to mayor of Kyoto for its development keeping the culture and historicity intact. Aug 31, 2014
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Bodh Gaya to host international Buddhist conclave

Bodh Gaya, Aug 31 (ANI): A meeting was organised in Bihar to discuss preparations for upcoming International Buddhist Conclave to be held in temple town of Bodh Gaya. The conclave will be held between September 26 and September 28 during which around 250 delegates from across the world will participate. The delegates will be taken on a tour in Bodh Gaya and other areas associated with Lord Buddha. The tourism secretary, Girish Shankar, attended a meeting with various officials and representatives of the Buddhist community to look into preparations at central hall. Aug 31, 2014
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Even after so much struggle, Kyoto has developed and maintained its culture: PM Narendra Modi

Kyoto, Aug 31 (ANI): During the second day of his Japan tour on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a lunch hosted by Kyoto Buddhist Association in Kyoto. During his speech Modi said that even after so much struggle, Kyoto has developed and maintained its culture. Modi also thanked his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for specially coming to Kyoto from Tokyo to be with him. Later Modi also met Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa. Aug 31, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi visits stem cell research lab in Kyoto

Kyoto, Aug 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (August 31) visited the cutting edge stem cell research lab in Kyoto University, during the second day of his Japan visit. Modi met head of institute Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka, who won the prize for medicine in 2012. Earlier in the morning, Modi had visited an ancient Buddhist temple with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday (August 30) seeking to capitalise on his affinity with Abe to strengthen security and business ties on his first major foreign visit since his landslide election victory in May. He will also pay a courtesy visit to Japanese Emperor Akihito on September 02. Aug 31, 2014
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PM Modi's foreign visits can fetch more investments for India: Tariq Anwar

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): NCP leader Tariq Anwar has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan, saying such visits abroad can bring in more investments for the country. Modi is currently on a five-day bilateral visit of Japan. He is being accompanied by a high-level delegation, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. Aug 31, 2014
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Congress criticizes BJP for hiking diesel prices

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Sunday criticized the government for increasing the price of diesel and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) used to protest against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) when fuel prices were hiked during their regime. Yesterday, the prices of petrol were cut by Rs 1.82 per litre while diesel prices were hiked by 50 paise per litre. The rates of non-subsidized LPG were also reduced by 19 rupees per cylinder. Aug 31, 2014
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Mumbai team in Indian Super league reflects attributes of the city, says Ranbir

Mumbai, Aug 31 (ANI): While launching the logo of Indian Super League’s Mumbai franchise co-owner, Bollywood actor, Ranbir Kapoor, said his team stands for the same characteristics that India’s financial capital stands for, namely hard work, determination and resilience. Indian Super League is billed as 'the birth of a foot-balling nation.' The tournament will begin on October 12. It was launched by billionaire Mukesh Ambani's wife, Nita Ambani, with backing from cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar and other co-owners of the eight franchises from across the country. The technical director, Nishant Mehra, also emphasised strongly on the Mumbai-ness of the team. Aug 31, 2014
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Politicos react on worsening situation in Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted over the critical situation in Pakistan which has led to an unstable situation in the neighbouring country. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Pakistan is a neighbour and India wants to maintain good relations with them, but unless their political situation gets improved, things cannot work out between both nations. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that it is unfortunate that Pakistan has not been able to strengthen and stabilize its democratic situation. Aug 31, 2014
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Yogi Adityanath stays on his statement over minorities sparking riots

Gorakhpur, Aug 31 (ANI): BJP leader Yogi Adityanath on Sunday stayed firm on his remark on riots. Adityanath said that the people have to accept the fact that where minority population of Muslims is in major numbers, possibility of riots is more. He also said that the non-Muslim population in Muslim dominated areas can never feel safe due to fear of riots any moment. Aug 31, 2014
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Politicos condemn Yogi Adityanath's remark on minorities sparking riots

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday condemned BJP leader Yogi Adityanath's remark on minorities instigating riots in areas dominated by their population. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it is a condemnable remark and such statements made by political leaders shows their mentality and the path they are leading the nation to.NCP leader Tariq Anwar also condemned the remark saying that there are many examples where minority population is dominant and have never been a victim of riots or communal disharmony. Aug 31, 2014
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India and Nepal hold joint war training session, Surya Kiran 7

Pithoragarh, Aug 31 (ANI): India holds a 14-day-long joint-war training session, Surya Kiran-7, with the Nepali Army at Pithoragarh city of Uttarakhand. The main aim of the session was to strengthen relations between the two nations, especially the army, so as to avoid any possible conflicts. Lieutenant General of Gorkha regiment, Pithoragarh, Ashwin Kumar, said the aim of the session was that both nations learn the good acts and tackling methods from each other. The session included training on not only war situations but also on disaster management. The next joint war training session, Surya Kiran-8 will be held in Nepal. Aug 31, 2014