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PM Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled the statue of iconic freedon fighter Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane Australia. Modi unveiled the statue even as supporters cheered him and shouted slogans at the Brisbane's Roma Street Parkland. Modi also offered flowers and paid his respect to Gandhi. Former honorary Indian consul in Brisbane Parsram Punj also participated in unveiling of the Gandhi statue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the city. PM Modi is in the Australian city for the 9th G20 summit. The Prime Minister has planned extra events in Brisbane during his four-day visit including the unveiling of the statue, talks with Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, among other events. PM Modi's visit to Australia will hopefully strengthen ties with the near 300,000-strong Indian diaspora in the country, with a friendly tax regime for non-residents and options for dual citizenship on the wish list. Nov 16, 2014
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Roadshow promotes tourism between India, Bangladesh

Agartala, Nov 16 (ANI): A four-day road show, 'Maitri Tourism 2014', kicked off in Agartala to promote tourism between India and Bangladesh. The event is being organised by Bangladesh Foundation for Tourism Development and Bangladesh Inbound Tour Operators Association in collaboration with Tripura Tourism Development Forum and Tripura Tourism Development Corporation. A seminar took place to discuss the sub-regional tourism circuit linking India's northeast, Bangladesh and Myanmar, and the land routes linking the capital cities of Dhaka and Agartala. A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Secretary Subhas Das said tourism is among the most flourishing sectors in the world and plays a significant role in generating employment. The seminar also covered issues of tourism tax and easing the visa process to further boost the tourism industry. Nov 16, 2014
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Non violence was an article of faith for Mahatma Gandhi: Modi

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi before unveiling the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane on Sunday said that non violence was an article of faith for Gandhi. Speaking at the function, he said Mahatma Gandhi's teachings relevant in addressing the challenges of global warming and terrorism. Nov 16, 2014
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Mahatma Gandhi is as relevant today as he was in his lifetime: Modi

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi before unveiling the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane on Sunday said that Gandhi is as relevant today as he was in his lifetime. Speaking at the function, he said that On October 2 (1869), a person was not born in Porbandar but an era was born. He added that Mahatma Gandhi's teachings relevant in addressing the challenges of global warming and terrorism. Nov 16, 2014
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Students in Kashmir demand bridge construction as they have to cross river on boat to reach school

Rajouri, Nov 16 (ANI): School children in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir risk their lives to go to a school by crossing a river as there is no bridge over it. Students in Nadpur Dhallian village cross River Manawar on a boat everyday to get to their schools while locals also have to go by same mode to get to the other side. People complain that even after repeated complaints, the administration did not construct a bridge. A school teacher, Isher Singh said that if a bridge is built, more children would come from nearby villages to attend school. Singh also said that many parents feared sending their children to school as there were several incidents of children and villagers getting swept away or drowning in the river water. Meanwhile, the assembly polls in the state are scheduled to take place from November 25 and the five-phased elections will conclude on December 20. Counting of votes will take place on December 23. Nov 16, 2014
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Followers of Rampal stand guard outside his ashram

Hissar, Nov 16 (ANI): The followers of self styled godman Rampal stood outside his ashram in Hissar district of Haryana. His brother Purshottam Das said that Rampal's supporters will not move until they are given justice adding that the followers have been taught lessons of life by their preacher. Rampal has been summoned by the Court regarding hearing of a case, which he frequently missed saying that he is not medically fit. Nov 16, 2014
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PM most sought after leader of G20: Suresh Prabhu

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday while addressing a press conference said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the most sought after leader at the G-20 summit. He added that employment was the central issue of discussion at the summit. He further stated that PM Modi strongly pitched for Black Money at the summit and even indicated a need for Global Centre for renewable energy. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Brazil and South Africa spoke in favor of PM Modi on the Black Money issue. Nov 16, 2014
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People raise water, electricity woes ahead of Kashmir polls

Poonch, Nov 16 (ANI): People in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir complained about lack of basic facilities on Sunday (November 16). The assembly polls in the state will be held in five phases, which will begin on November 25 and conclude on December 20. Counting of votes will take place on December 23. People of Tharati village in Poonch district say they have been facing water scarcity issue since a very long time and will vote for a person who pays heed to their issues. Meanwhile, to voters recovering from the worst floods in a century, those plans are a far cry from reality. Nov 16, 2014
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Five infants die in Dharmapuri government hospital within 12 hours

Dharmapuri, Nov 16 (ANI): Five new born babies including four baby girls died at the Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district within a span of 12 hours. Three babies were born in primary health centers (PHC) and were later admitted with respiratory and other complications. The incident however has shown light on the poor reproductive health of women in this backward district. Dharmapuri Medical College Dean Dr Elangovan said that of the five babies, three babies were severely underweight and the other two suffered from Respiratory distress syndrome. Nov 16, 2014
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PM takes people along abroad to increase crowd: Khurshid

Farrukhabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes people along with him to increase the crowd. While commenting on PM Modi's public meetings during foreign trips, he said that he had visited Nay Pyi Taw and the streets of Nay Pyi Taw were empty. He added that PM Modi had taken along with him the crowd that was cheering for PM Modi in Nay Pyi Taw. Nov 16, 2014
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PM Modi raises black money issue in G-20 Summit, draws reactions

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the issue of India's black money abroad. After this, CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Ashish Kumar Chauhan said that Modi set a perfect pitch by talking openly about black money with G-20 leaders. Meanwhile, Businessman Zafar Sareshwala said that PM Modi's concern about black money is genuine and he did a perfect thing to raise the issue at G-20 summit. Nov 16, 2014
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Comedian Kapil Sharma participates in cleanliness drive

Mumbai, Nov 16 (ANI): Stand up comedian and host of the show 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' Kapil Sharma on Sunday participated in cleanliness drive in Mumbai initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sharma said that he is happy to be a part of Modi's cleanliness campaign and would like to inspire people all around the country to spread awareness about cleanliness. Nov 16, 2014