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Singapore Foreign Minister meets chief ministers of Telangana and AP

Hyderabad, June 04 (ANI): Singapore_s Foreign Minister K Shanmugam met the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, N Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhar Rao respectively, in Hyderabad. Shanmugam said both the states and Singapore can learn a lot from each other. The Singaporean Foreign Minister also said that Naidu, who is a long-standing friend of Singapore, has great plans for the development of his state and is looking at the Singapore model to do so effectively. Foreign Minister_s five-day state visit, which started Monday also includes tour to Chennai. He is scheduled to hold diplomatic talks with India_s Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as well. Jul 4, 2014
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Indian Army foils infiltration bid ahead of PM Modi_s visit to Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, June 04 (ANI): The Indian army foiled an infiltration attempt by militants along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi_s maiden visit to the state. Commander of the White Knight Corps (16 Corps), Lieutenant General KH Singh said that ceasefire violations and infiltration bids are common before high profile visits to Jammu and Kashmir so that attention is brought to the Kashmir issue. Residents of the Poonch district said the firing began and that the villagers were in terror throughout. PM Modi is to visit the state to flag off a special train to Vaishno Devi. Meanwhile, tight security arrangements are made before his arrival. Jul 4, 2014
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Work on Agartala-Akhaura railway link to begin next year

Agartala, July 04 (ANI): The proposed 15-km long railway link from Agartala to Akhaura will bring economic prosperity and strengthen people to people contact between India and Bangladesh. An eight-member delegation from Bangladesh recently met their Indian counterparts during the third meeting of the Agartala-Akhaurah railway Link Project Steering Committee in Agartala. They did a field inspection and visited Agartala railway station and Nischintapur, the bordering village from where the proposed rail line will enter Bangladesh. India will build a 15-km railway tracks, coasting Rs. 252 crores, to link Tripura_s capital Agartala with Bangladesh_s southeastern city of Akhaurah, an important railway junction connected to Chittagong port, resource-rich Sylhet and Dhaka. Jul 4, 2014
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Farmers in Gujarat fear drought like situation

Rajkot, July 04 (ANI): Farmers in Gujarat await rains after slow start to Monsoon as they fear drought like situation in the coming days. Farmers of Rajkot region have been experiencing difficult times and have yet to begin planting because there is no scope of rainfall. In the current situation, farmers are upset due to scanty rains. Farmers said the seeds have been sown but fear that germination might not take place as the rains are almost one month late. The four-month-long monsoon season started on a weak note as the annual rains arrived over southern coast about five days behind the average date of June 01. Jul 4, 2014
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Three Ukrainian policemen shot down in restive Donetsk

Three traffic policemen gunned down in the middle of the street in Donetsk Thursday morning, according to AFP journalists. Another policeman was badly injured. The reasons behind the shooting were not immediately understandable. Duration: 00:39 Jul 4, 2014
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DR Congo_s tshukudu, the all-purpose transport scooter

What do you do when you need to deliver several hundred pounds of potatoes, 150 stalks of sugar cane, 30 eucalyptus saplings and eight sacks of coal, without motorised transport? For residents of Goma, the answer is the tshukudu. Duration: 02:13 Jul 4, 2014
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Rio shopkeepers see sales spike with World Cup

Many Rio de Janeiro shopkeepers and restaurateurs say they’ve registered record sales since the World Cup began, to the point that sometimes they have difficulties meeting customer demand. Duration: 01:03 Jul 3, 2014