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India awaits response from US over diplomatic spat

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs has stated that response from the US over dropping of criminal charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragde was awaited but owing to the holiday season, things were delayed. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that the diplomatic channels in the United States as well as in India were trying to secure full diplomatic immunity for Khobragade by shifting her to its UN mission in New York, although such a move needs the US State Department approval. Akbaruddin told mediapersons that India was sharing every bit of information with their counterparts in the United States and the discussions were in progress. Jan 1, 2014
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India hopes for early resolution of legal tussle of GMR group with Maldivian government

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs has hoped for a resolution of issues between infrastructure firm, GMR and Maldivian government, with both at loggerheads over the Male airport issue. The new President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom would visit India from January 01 to 04. President Gayoom would be accompanied by a high level delegation. GMR, a subsidiary of Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure limited has been given seven days to leave the Indian Ocean island chain. In 2012, Maldives cancelled its biggest foreign investment project, a $511 million deal with Indian firm GMR Group to develop its international airport, raising questions over the future of foreign investment in the islands renowned for luxury resorts. MEA spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin said that it was important for both GMR and the government of Maldives to resolve their issues. Akbaruddin added that Maldives and India were committed for improving their bilateral relations. Jan 1, 2014
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US envoy to S.Sudan welcomes peace talks

The US envoy to South Sudan and Sudan welcomed on Tuesday the news that South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar were sending delegations to Ethiopia to discuss the conflict. Duration: 00:51 Jan 1, 2014
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Police rescue construction workers abducted by Maoists in Jharkhand

Deoghar, Dec 31 (ANI): Police on Tuesday rescued seven labourers, who were abducted by Maoists from a construction site, after the team launched a joint search operation in Jharkhand. The workers were abducted on the night of December 22 while they were engaged in the construction of a bridge in Deoghar district of the state. Superintendent of Police, Prabhat Kumar, said that the abduction of construction workers might be related to levy. Dec 31, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal now moves to reduce power bills in Delhi

Kaushambi, Dec 31 (ANI): After fulfilling his party's promise of providing free supply of 700 litres of water every day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday initiated steps to reduce power bills by asking the three private power distribution companies to present their case on their likely audit by the CAG. Dec 31, 2013
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India gears to welcome 2014 with music and food festivals

Goa/ Assam, Dec 31 (ANI): Leaving behind memories of an eventful year, India geared up to move into 2014 with celebrations, music and food festivals. Thousands of foreign tourists thronged India’s party capital, Goa, which boasts of colonial Portuguese charm, sun-kissed beaches and great seafood. Dec 31, 2013
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Japanese Companies Use Traditional Techniques For Modern Products

Tokyo, Dec 31 (ANI): Japan has rich tradition in food, culture and lifestyle which is well explored in the modern times. “Woshoku”, a traditional Japanese cuisine has recently been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, while “Sake”, a traditional alcoholic beverage, made from rice and water, is also enhancing its global recognition. Dec 31, 2013