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BS Hooda files nomination papers from Rohtak constituency of Haryana

Rohtak, Sep 26 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday files his nomination papers from Rohtak constituency of the state. After filing his nomination papers at the election commission office, Hooda said that Haryana will elect his party again to power to carry forward the development done in last 9 1/2 years. Further, taking a dig at INLD Supremo OP Chautala, he said that if Chautala will take CM oath from jail, then Vidhan Sabha will also have to be formed in jail. Sep 26, 2014
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PM Modi extends greetings to former PM Manmohan Singh on his birthday

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his 82nd birthday. PM Modi tweeted, "Best wishes and warm greetings to Dr. Manmohan Singh ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with a long life and good health." Modi is currently en-route to New York from where he will head to Washington to meet US President Barack Obama for the first time. Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. He was born on September 26, 1932 in Gah, Pakistan. Sep 26, 2014
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Indian Americans celebrate Navratri festival in New York as PM Modi is to arrive anytime

New York, Sep 26 (ANI): Indian Americans performed traditional folk dance,'garba', in New York to celebrate Navratri festival, which spans Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first US visit. People dressed in traditional attire flocked outside a Geeta Temple in the city and danced in devotion to mark the nine-day festival. Modi, who would be observing the nine-day Navratri fast during his trip, has a tight schedule which features United Nations General Assembly, a rally of Indian Americans at New York's Madison Square Garden and talks with Obama in Washington. In New York, Indians belonging to Gujarati community said Modi's visit to the US was a proud moment for them. Sep 26, 2014
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BJP to announce list of 190 candidates for Maharashtra polls on Friday after breaking apart from Shi

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): BJP is to announce its first list of 190 candidates on Friday for the Maharashtra elections to be held on October 15. Party leader Shyam Jaju confirmed the same and said that party is likely to contest in about 250 of the total 288 Assembly segments and will leave the rest number of seats for its smaller allies. Jaju said that party tried to keep the alliance intact but could not and ultimately have to break apart. The last day of filing nominations in the state is on Saturday and all parties are now making efforts to finalise the list of candidates. Sep 26, 2014
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Politicos on Modi's deals and dreams wishlist to US

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Politicos from various political parties on Friday hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a fruitful discussion with US president Barack Obama. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Frankfurt, Germany. He will leave for the United States today. On his arrival in New York, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio will call on him at Hotel New York Palace where he will be staying till Sunday. Prime Minister Modi will begin his day with paying tributes at the 9/11 Memorial and museum, followed by meeting United Nations Chief Ban Ki Moon at UN Headquarters. Sep 26, 2014
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Assam Floods: Politicos express concern over rising death toll

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Politicos on Friday expressed concern over rising death toll in Assam. The death toll due to floods in Assam has now gone up to 36 with the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday. The floods in Assam have affected close to 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered a majority of people homeless. Sep 26, 2014
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Assam floods: Death toll mounts to 36

Assam, Sep 26 (ANI): The death toll due to floods in Assam has now gone up to 36 with the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday. The floods in Assam have affected close to 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered a majority of people homeless. Two people died in Krishnai and Kukurkata areas of Goalpara district, which has been the worst hit by the floods, while one person was found dead in Tinsukia district and Guwahati. Heavy rains in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh earlier this week led to the flood like situation. The government has set up 162 relief camps and shelters where 1.5 lakh people have taken shelter. The state government had yesterday announced a payment of Rs 3.5 lakhs to the kin of those who died in the flood. Sep 26, 2014
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Reactions come in as Sartaj Aziz says India should initiate Indo-Pak dialogue

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Reactions came in as Pakistan National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said that India should initiate dialogue with Pakistan after talks between the two nuclear-armed neighbours were called-off last month. India had cancelled foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan, which was scheduled to take place in Islamabad last month, as Pakistan envoy met Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting, giving a jolt to renewed diplomatic efforts. Aziz said that Pakistan would resume talks if India takes the initiative. BJP's Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that it should be Pakistan who should take the first initiative. Congress leader Manish Tewari blamed NDA government's bad policy towards Pakistan the reason behind such statements. Meanwhile, Security Expert Alok Bansal said that if Indian ministers would have done something like meeting separatist leaders of Pakistan, it would have been disliked by Pakistan too. Sep 26, 2014
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Bangladesh minister offers to restore abandoned railway lines with India

Agartala, Sep 26 (ANI): Bangladesh's Railway Minister Mohammad Mazibul Hoque offered to restore the abandoned railway links with India that existed before the partition to boost trade and people-to-people contact. Hoque said that he had few steps for fast implementation of Akhaurah-Agartala rail connectivity which was a very key project and both the nations were serious about it. Bangladesh will construct 10 kilometres of the 15 kilometres railway line while five kilometres fall in India. Sep 26, 2014