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Experts in India endorse Modi's Bhutan visit

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Experts opined on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first foreign visit to Bhutan is a sign that he wants to strengthen relationships with its neighbouring countries. Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and senior officials would also accompany the Prime Minister for the visit on June 15 and 16. Senior Journalist and BJP leader M.J. Akbar, views this step as a sign of a very clear foreign policy. Senior journalist and political analyst, Neerja Chaudhary, welcomed Modi's visit as a move that shows his seriousness in improving relations with India's neighbours. Jun 14, 2014
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India to review Company Act to ease business

Chennai, June 14 (ANI): Indian government will be reviewing the Company Act to ease business in the country as told by MoS of Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday. Sitharaman, who has independent charge of the ministry, said the government would consult all the stake holders on June 21, to remove the bottlenecks to facilitate investment and jobs creation. She added that her ministry wanted to understand the difficulties and constraints faced by Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Jun 14, 2014
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PM Modi addresses Naval officers onboard INS Vikramaditya

INS Vikramaditya, June 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inspired the naval officers onboard INS Vikramaditya, the largest warship dedicated to India. Modi appreciated and praised the defence forces for being the protectors of the nation and ensuring peace and safety throughout the country. He also said that the new BJP government has planned to build a war memorial for the martyrs of the country who will always be remembered. He added that the much awaited and demanded 'one rank one pension' will be fulfilled by the new government which came with intentions not promises. Jun 14, 2014
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Women cast their votes in Afghan elections

Afghan women defied Taliban threats to vote Saturday in a second-round presidential election, as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war that has failed to defeat the insurgents. Duration: 00:37 Jun 14, 2014
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Malaria outbreak in Tripura claims 20 lives, over 300 tribals critically ill

Tripura, June 14 (ANI): Malaria outbreak took a heavy toll in Tripura with reports of at least 20 tribals succumbing to the disease and over 300 critically ill with high fever. Over the past few days, several cases of malaria have been reported from the Dhalai district, one of the country's most backward districts. Tripura's Health Minister, Badal Choudhury, said that four medical teams have been sent to the tribal dominated areas and assured immediate steps to tackle the situation. The majority of the patients include children and youth. The local leaders and residents slammed the state government and the administration for lack of measures to curb the spread of the disease. Reportedly, a helicopter was kept in readiness for rushing medical teams and ferrying patients and five temporary medical camps are also functioning in the affected areas to treat those down with malaria and take preventive measures. Jun 14, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi dedicates INS Vikramaditya to nation

Goa, June 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the nation, and said that the government's top priority is country's security. He said that the nation don't wish to threaten others, and nor do they wish to bow down before any nation. The prime minister also tweeted "addition of INS Vikramaditya will add tremendous might to our Navy. I congratulate all officials of the Indian Navy on this historic day." Further, Modi also asserted that the government in committed to giving 'One-rank, One-pension' to the armed forces, and that there were many promises on it, but no action was ever taken. Jun 14, 2014
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700 cadets pass out from Indian Military Academy

Dehradun, June 14 (ANI): A total of 700 cadets passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Saturday of which 636 joined the Indian Army while the remaining were foreign cadets. The foreign cadets are from Bhutan, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan. After the passing out parade, the 636 cadets got their lieutenant's pips. The maximum number of new officers belong to Uttar Pradesh (121) followed by Haryana (62) and Uttarakhand (57). Nepal army Chief Gen Gaurav Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana was present at the passing out parade. Jun 14, 2014
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Our Jawans can counter Paks ceasefire violations, says Jaitley during Jammu visit

Srinagar, June 14 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday visited Raj Bhavan in Srinagar; a day after ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) was reported. Jaitley is on a two-day visit to the state and will be reviewing the security situation with the state government and senior military officials. Reacting on the recent ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Jaitley said that the Indian Army is capable enough to counter such attacks. On Friday, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by targeting Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir with heavy firing, drawing retaliation by Indian forces. Jun 14, 2014
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Varun & Alia promotes Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Mumbai, June 14 (ANI): Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were spotted promoting their upcoming romantic movie ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ in the showbiz capital, Mumbai recently. Both of them were present at the office of Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, thus having gala time with listeners. They even interacted with media. At the event, Alia told about her and Varun’s character in the movie. The movie is slated to hit the theaters on 11th July 2014. Jun 14, 2014
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JP Agarwal slams BJP, AAP over power and water crisis in Delhi

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Congress leader JP Agarwal on Saturday slammed the BJP and the AAP for frequent water and power crisis in Delhi. Congress has been leading a vociferous protest against the water and power crisis in the national capital. Earlier in the day, Congress leaders Arvinder Singh Lovely, Dr. Naresh Kumar and Sajjan Kumar were detained for an hour by the Delhi police in Nangloi. Jun 14, 2014
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Dr Harsh Vardhan donates blood on world blood donor day

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): In an effort to encourage more people to donate blood, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on World Blood Donor Day donated his blood in New Delhi. Speaking to mediapersons, he said that every healthy person could donate blood four times a year. He also said that voluntary blood donation should be encouraged. Jun 14, 2014
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CBI is now in position to train officials from abroad: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday held a press conference in New Delhi. Speaking at the conference, he said that the new government is committed to work with honesty and that he will make constructive contribution to that. He further said that CBI is now in a position to train officials from abroad achieving an extent of international credibility. Jun 14, 2014
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Mumbai continues to suffer from water logging due to high tide

Trivandrum/ Mumbai, June 14 (ANI): Mumbai city of Maharashtra continues to suffer from the problem of water logging due to high tidal waves that hit the shore on June 13. People in Mumbai are suffering from water logging as well as traffic jams which came as after effects of high tide. At some places, shanties were washed away and cars stood half-submerged in water. Several tiles along Marine Drive were damaged. The workers of BMC are trying hard to clear roads so as to ease traffic flow for the residents. Jun 14, 2014