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Bharti, Wal-Mart call off India joint venture

New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): World's largest retail chain Walmart Stores Inc and Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Group have called off their six-year old alliance in India and will own and operate separate businesses in the country. Wal-Mart, tied up with Bharti in 2007 and had been the most vocal proponent of prying open India's restrictive retail market to foreign supermarket operators. However, its growth in India has been hindered by still-evolving rules on foreign investment, an internal bribery probe, and, more recently, the faltering partnership with New Delhi-based Bharti. Under terms of their breakup, Wal-Mart will acquire Bharti's 50 percent stake in Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt Ltd, which runs about 20 wholesale stores in India under the Best Price Modern Wholesale brand, and will run the business independently. Oct 9, 2013
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Congress responsible for Andhra Pradesh mess: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): As around twenty trains were cancelled and the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh evoked violent protests, forcing the authorities to clamp a curfew in the region, Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy, blamed the Congress for the mess created in the state. He also said that Congress is indulged more in politics than in the interest of people. Oct 9, 2013
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Rahul Gandhi making efforts to match Modi: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, BJP Vice-President Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday said that Congress Vice-President is making all efforts to match Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who speaks his mind before the nation and is well-connected. Rudy, who was commenting on Gandhi's rallies in Uttar Pradesh today, said that the Congress number two just talks about the policies of the country in bits and pieces. Oct 9, 2013
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National level politics a dream for Nitish, alleges BJP

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday alleged that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's attempt to position himself at the national level is going to remain a dream for him. BJP Vice-President Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who was commenting on Nitish Kumar's crusade for Bihar's special status, said the latter has been talking about it for the six months. Oct 9, 2013
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Political forces incited riots in Muzaffarnagar: Rahul Gandhi

Aligarh, Oct 09 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday addressed party rally in Aligarh for national polls due by May, and attacked the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for its failures saying the riots in Muzaffarnagar were created, they didn't happen. Oct 9, 2013
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If UP is lagging behind it's because people are divided: Rahul Gandhi

Aligarh, Oct 09 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday addressed party rally in Aligarh for national polls due by May, and said that if Uttar Pradesh is lagging behind, it's because people are divided and made to fight amongst themselves. He also said that Congress will change it and will fight those forces. Oct 9, 2013
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Aircraft deal: Political leaders question discrimination towards PSUs

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister, Praful Patel's letter to Defence Minister AK Antony, protesting against the Indian Air Force's decision to not allow public sector units ( PSUs) to participate in a global tender for 56 transport aircraft is backed by political leaders. India has set the ball rolling for another mega defence deal by floating the global tender for over Rs 13,000 crore acquisition of 56 transport aircraft to replace the ageing Avro fleet of the Indian Air Force. Oct 9, 2013
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Opposition in Kashmir wants VK Singh to be summoned

Srinagar, Oct 9 (ANI): Amidst high drama and uproar in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti demanded that former army chief VK Singh to be summoned before the house. Leaders in the assembly demanded that Singh be summoned to explain his remark, while speaker of the house stated that he would be writing a letter to the former army chief to explain his statement. Oct 9, 2013
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SP hits back at Rahul, says Congress will be wiped out in upcoming polls

Lucknow, Oct 09 (ANI): Rejecting the allegations of Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday said that people of Uttar Pradesh would never believe Rahul Gandhi or the Congress party. Talking to mediapersons in Lucknow, he said that in upcoming assembly polls and general elections, Congress will be wiped out. Third front will form a stable Government at the centre. Oct 9, 2013
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Extend our support to TDP, Govt must resolve the Telangana problem: AGP Chief

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): As Supporters of the TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, protested at Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday, after they were not allowed to enter its premises while their leader continued his indefinite fast against the formation of Telangana, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) chief Prafulla Kumar Mahanta visited Andhra Bhawan to express solidarity with Naidu. Mahanta extended support to TDP and said that the government must come forward and resolve the problem. Oct 9, 2013
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Trains cancelled in view of anti- bifurcation protests in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam, Oct 9 (ANI): Around twenty trains were cancelled as the announcement of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh evoked violent protests, forcing the authorities to clamp a curfew in the region. Deepening the crisis, the Electricity department employees stalled work, plunging large parts of the region into darkness. As a result of the power crisis, many trains have been cancelled. A fresh round of talks failed on Wednesday between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and the striking power sector employees, who are reportedly not stepping back. Political analysts have observed that the move to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, by the center ruling Congress was to shore up its political fortunes. Oct 9, 2013
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Veerappa Moily on save fuel mission, to travel by metro

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M. Veerappa Moily will travel by metro on Wednesday as part of a fuel conservation drive. Dr. Moily, who had made the promise last month, will take the metro from Race Course metro station residence and travel to the Central Secretariat station, which is near Shastri Bhawan, the seat of his ministry. Oct 9, 2013
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SP on Rahul Gandhi's rally in UP

Lucknow, Oct 09 (ANI): Even as Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address two rallies in Aligarh and Rampur on Wednesday, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday said that people of Uttar Pradesh had earlier rejected Congress and they will never believe in them. Oct 9, 2013
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BJP slams Omar Abdullah's comment on Keran infiltration

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): Even as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the situation in Keran is not like a second Kargil as hyped by the media and infiltration attempts from Pakistan keeps going on, especially before the onset of winter, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Pakistan has become an international headquarters for terrorism and it is time to strengthen our command on terrorism. Oct 9, 2013