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Nuclear liability bill draws flak from opposition parties

New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): Opposition leaders slammed the government over the contentious Nuclear Liability Clause after the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) gave its clearance, paving way for signing of an agreement between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and America's Westinghouse. India is making a last-minute push to close a nuclear deal in time for a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has made atomic energy cooperation with Washington a hallmark of his tenure. Under the proposed deal, India would contract Toshiba's U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse for preliminary works, including information sharing, a senior Indian official said. The aim is to build nuclear plants in the state of Gujarat. The clearance has been criticized by Indian opposition parties, who accused the government of trying to bypass due process and water down the liability law. Sep 25, 2013
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Ajmer Blast accused's allegation: Cong says BJP, RSS behind the controversy

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Even as one of the men accused in Ajmer Dargah bomb blast in 2007, has accused several union ministers and senior Congress leaders, besides National Investigation Agency officers of pressuring him to implicate RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar in the attack, senior Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it's a baseless letter and it is clear that BJP or RSS leaders are behind it. Sep 25, 2013
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Ghulam Nabi Azad on dengue outbreak in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said that a meeting is soon going to be held with the Health ministry, corporations and hospitals to discuss the alarming spread of dengue in New Delhi. More than 1,000 dengue cases were reported in the past three weeks. By contrast, there were 66 dengue cases in the whole of last year and 245 in 2011. Sep 25, 2013
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BJP will not accept ordinance on convicted lawmakers

New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday opposed an ordinance that reverses a Supreme Court order disqualifying MPs and MLAs if convicted in a criminal case. The Government opted for the ordinance route on Tuesday, after a bill for the same could not be passed in the monsoon session of parliament. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the party will not accept the ordinance on convicted lawmakers. Sep 25, 2013
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Mustafa Kamal welcomes Indo-Pak PM meet

Srinagar, Sep 25 (ANI): Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif over the recent incursions on the Indo-Pak border at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly, senior National Conference (NC) leader Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday welcomed the recent development and said that Both the countries should take the talk to a logical conclusion. Sep 25, 2013
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Terrorism and talks cannot go together: BJP on Indo-Pak PM meet in US

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh officially confirmed bilateral meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meet in New York, BJP stated that the decision will only encourage Pakistan to continue with their attacks on India. Sinha also reiterated his party's stand that terrorism and talks cannot go together. Sep 25, 2013
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Ordinance to protect lawmakers absolutely fair: Samajwadi Party

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): After the Union Cabinet on Tuesday, negating a Supreme Court ruling, cleared an ordinance that will protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification, Samajwadi Party said that it totally supports the move. The ordinance will protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification, provided their appeal against the conviction and sentence is admitted by a higher court within 90 days, and both the conviction and the sentence are stayed. Sep 25, 2013
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Govt's priority to save criminals till end: RSS on Ordinance to protect convicted leaders

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): After the Union Cabinet on Tuesday, negating a Supreme Court ruling, cleared an ordinance that will protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification, RSS spokesman Ram Madhav said all political parties want criminal out of politics but Governments priority is to save criminals till the end. The union cabinet approved the ordinance which will negate an order of the Supreme Court that disqualified convicted MPs and MLAs immediately even if their appeal is pending in a higher court. The ordinance is set to be signed into law by the President within a couple of days. Sep 25, 2013
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Ordinance to protect lawmakers is unconstitutional: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Wednesday said that the ordinance aimed at protecting convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification is unconstitutional. The union cabinet approved the ordinance which will negate an order of the Supreme Court that disqualified convicted MPs and MLAs immediately even if their appeal is pending in a higher court. The ordinance is set to be signed into law by the President within a couple of days. She also said that the President is bound to act at the aid and advice of the ministers under the constitution for constitutional purposes and not unconstitutional purposes. Sep 25, 2013
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Nuclear deal with us will benefit both countries: Salman Khurshid

New York, Sep 25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has stated that the flagship nuclear deal with the United States would be beneficial for both the nations. Meanwhile talking about the straining relations between India and Pakistan, Khurshid said that talks with Pakistan could take place only when the environment is conducive for it. Sep 25, 2013
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Narendra Modi addresses National Conference on Skill Development

Gandhinagar, Sep 25 (ANI): Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, while addressing National Conference on Skill Development in Gandhinagar said that technology has changed world and its thought process; therefore it is need of hour that we also think according to global requirement. Sep 25, 2013
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India shies from diesel hike, seeks $5 Billion fuel savings

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has shied away from introducing comprehensive energy subsidy cuts and on the contrary taken up a campaign on conservation of resources. Union Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily stated this at a news conference in New Delhi. He asked the citizens of the country to embrace car pooling, buses and cycling as well in a bid to curb fuel consumption. Moily said that he hoped to save $5 billion from fuel conservation measures even as he shied away from substantial measures such as raising diesel and other fuel prices as the electoral cycle hots up with polls due to be held by May 2014. Meanwhile, commenting on the 5 billion 'mega fuel conservation campaign', Moily said that the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) of his ministry along with various stake holders will join hands to promote fuel conservation in a variety of sectors. Sep 25, 2013
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Visitors happy with excellent facilities at Tokyo's sky tree tower

Tokyo, Sep 25 (ANI): The 634 meters tall, Sky Tree Tower in Tokyo has become a major sightseeing attraction. It attracted 6 million and 380 thousand tourists in its opening year. It houses broadcasting, planetarium, aquarium, restaurants and other offices. In summer this year, Sky Tree organized various events to attract children and other visitors. 14-year-old Mio Yuki, an actress nominated for CM character of Tokyo Sky Tree, shared her experience of visiting the world's tallest tower. The Sky Tree Tower also provides a great shopping experience for visitors. However, taking care of logistics involving 312 shops and restaurants at the Tower, is critical. Sagawa Express, a logistics company has been managing the logistics at the Sky Tree Tower since May 2012. Sep 25, 2013
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Iran poses 'absolutely no threat': Rowhani

Iran's President Hassan Rowhani called Tuesday on US counterpart Barack Obama to seek better relations. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Rowhani said Iran poses "absolutely no threat to the world." Sep 25, 2013