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Japanese shoppers splash yen before tax rise

Tokyo residents are splashing their yen in a last-minute buying spree as millions of Japanese shoppers brace for the country's first sales tax hike since the late 1990s. Duration: 00:54 Mar 25, 2014
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Gas find gives new energy to Cyprus politics

The discovery of gas reserves off the coast of Cyprus is giving renewed impetus to peace talks between the divided island’s north and south and some optimism that natural gas will provide relief for the island's crippled economy. Duration: 02:16 Mar 25, 2014
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ISI promoting terror in PoK: Choudhry

Muzaffarabad, PoK, March 25: Terror camps operated by Pakistan's Intelligence Agency, the ISI, are operating freely in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir far away from international scrutiny say Kashmiri leaders. Here is a report from Geneva and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pak Occupied Kashmir. Mar 25, 2014
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35 nations sign up to tougher nuclear security standards

Thirty-five countries on Tuesday signed up to bolstering nuclear security at a summit in The Hague, backing a global drive spearheaded by US President Barack Obama to prevent dangerous materials falling into the hands of terrorists. Duration: 01:16 Mar 25, 2014
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Arab summit kicks off with calls to arm Syria rebels

An Arab summit kicked off in Kuwait Tuesday with a call by Syria's opposition for a supply of "sophisticated" arms to rebels, while Saudi Arabia stressed the need for a change in military balance to "end the impasse." Duration: 00:37 Mar 25, 2014
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Prashant Bhushan lauds EC's decision to defer gas price hike

New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): Lawyer and AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday welcomed the move of the Indian Election Commission asking the central government to defer the proposal to hike gas prices which was set to come into effect from April 01 prior to the parliament polls scheduled for next month. A price increase had been due to come into effect on April 1, just days before India starts voting in an election that starts on April 7 and will end on May 12. Bhushan, said that such a catastrophic decision by the government would only help bigwigs like Reliance fill their pockets and would lead the country to face losses. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who briefly controlled the state government in New Delhi, last month called for a criminal investigation into government officials and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani over the matter. Kejriwal had also called for the Election Commission to stall the price rise. Bhushan also hailed AAP for its initiative, but condemned the main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party, for not opposing the hike when it was declared and accused it of being in the pockets of Reliance. Mar 25, 2014
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IM India Chief Tehseen Akhtar is vital link between IM and SIMI: Delhi Police

New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): S.N. Srivastava, Special commissioner of Delhi Police (Special Cell), on Tueday said that Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, 22, who is the commander of the India wing of terrorist group Indian Mujahideen, hails from Darbhanga and is a close aide of Yasin Bhatkal. Akhtar was arrested by a special cell of Delhi Police on Tuesday. Mar 25, 2014
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Arvind Kejriwal addresses rally in Varanasi

Varanasi, Mar 25 (ANI): Addressing people at a rally in Varanasi, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal attacked the BJP and Congress saying that both the parties are hand in gloves in spreading corruption and looting the country. He added that black flags and black ink was thrown at AAP leaders by Narendra Modi's goons. Mar 25, 2014
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Scientists meet in Japan after grim climate forecast

International scientists gather near Tokyo for a week-long meeting centred on a grim climate change report that warned of floods and drought that could stoke conflicts and wreak havoc on the global economy. Duration: 01:05 Mar 25, 2014
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Victorian tunnel brought back to life in London

The disused Connaught rail tunnel in London which dates back to the 19th century is being brought back to life for the Crossrail project, a new transport link to connect east and west London. Duration: 01:20 Mar 25, 2014
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RPN Singh considers suspected IM terrorist arrest as great achievement

New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): MoS for Home Affairs RPN Singh on Tuesday said that IM terrorist arrest is a great achievement for the intelligence agencies. He went on to say that government has always taken strict action against terrorism and in the last one and a half year the government has given a strong fight to terrorists by arresting some of the major ones. Mar 25, 2014
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BSE closes points 12.76 down on March 25

New Delhi, March 25 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 12.76 points down to stand at 22,042.72. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty 6.25 points up to stand at 6,589.75. Dish TV India and Ashok Leyland were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.24% and 5.97% along with Apollo Tyres and Container Corp with an increase of 5.87% and 5.85% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Pipavav Defence and Indian Bank with a decrease of 3.02% and 2.88% along with Oberoi Realty and RIL with a decrease of 2.87% and 2.87% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 40.62 points at 12,929.12 while the banking sector is up 40.22 points at 14,220.05 and the realty sector is up 18.09 points at 1,394.04. The Indian currency is up 0.47% at Rs 60.49 per dollar. Mar 25, 2014