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Australia celebrates naval fleet anniversary

The Royal Australian Navy leads the Combined Navies Parade in celebration of one hundred years since Australia’s naval fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour for the first time on 4 October 1913. Duration: 00:37 Oct 9, 2013
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Saudi set for Hajj despite MERS virus fears

Saudi Arabia is gearing up for next week's hajj with scores of pilgrims set to miss the world's largest annual gathering over construction work and fears about a deadly virus. Duration: 00:33 Oct 9, 2013
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China premier calls for 'peace' in South China Sea

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for "peace, friendship and cooperation" in the South China Sea as he extends a hand to Southeast Asian leaders wary of Beijing's territorial claims in the strategic waters. Duration: 00:57 Oct 9, 2013
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Praful Patel on his letter to defense minister

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel shot off a protest letter to the Defense Minister AK Antony on not letting Public Sector Units compete for the tender of 56 Avro aircraft by Indian Air Force. Talking to mediapersons over the issue, Patel said that Defence Minister has asked officials to examine issues raised by him Oct 9, 2013
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Economy now on the path of a turn around: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Wednesday, that India's GDP will see a turnaround in the coming quarters on account of various steps taken by the government to spur growth as well as good agricultural production. Oct 9, 2013
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Nation will not be misled by Rahul Gandhi's fake promises: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday charged Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of attempting to mislead the nation, and said that the people are not going to believe in such fake promises. BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi used the occasion to target the Congress-led UPA II Government at the Centre. Rahul Gandhi, who kicked off his election campaign in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, claimed that both the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have failed miserably in governance, and said that only a Congress Government can change the face of the state marred by politics based on religion. Oct 9, 2013
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Telangana issue: Chandrababu Naidu demands amicable solution from Congress

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu, on Wednesday refused to end his indefinite fast and demanded an amicable solution from the Congress party over the Telangana issue which has revived deep political divisions and raised fears of violence. Naidu said that he would continue his fast and lashed at Congress for playing politics over the Telangana issue. Oct 9, 2013
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Telangana Fallout: Chandrababu Naidu's fast enters 3rd day

New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): Supporters of the TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, protested at Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday (October 09), after they were not allowed to enter its premises while their leader continued his indefinite fast against the formation of Telangana. Naidu began his indefinite fast against the proposed division of Andhra Pradesh and said that he was forced to undertake this protest because the ruling Congress Party was playing with the sentiments of the people of the two regions of his state. A protester highlighted the plight of the people of Seemandhra due to the intensifying protests against the bifurcation. Oct 9, 2013
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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