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Environment minister says confidence of investors in India has improved

Jaipur, Aug 31 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that investors' confidence in the domestic market has improved in wake of lumbering economy registering its fastest growth in two-and-a-half years for the quarter ending in June. Gross domestic product grew a faster-than-expected 5.7 percent year-on-year, a government data showed, sharply higher than a provisional 4.6 percent expansion in the previous three months. Javadekar said the government has provided facility to investors to apply on-line for environment clearance to ensure transparency and cut red- tape. Aug 31, 2014
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Politicos react over tense situation in Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted over the tense situation in Pakistan's capital Islamabad where over 300 people were injured in clashes between Pakistani police and protesters outside the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence, demanding his resignation. Congress leader Salman Khurshid said New Delhi couldn't do much to ensure peace in Pakistan. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, feared that Pakistan could emerge as a theocratic state, posing danger of India. Meanwhile, former Indian Diplomat, Naresh Chandra, said that crisis would considerably weaken the Pakistani government, giving army a free hand to run the government. Aug 31, 2014
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Girls take part in boat race in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 31 (ANI): Kashmiri girls shined at National Dragon Boat Race Championship and impressed selectors with their hidden talent in Srinagar. The four-day championship was organized by sports council in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir armed police along with different non-government organizations to boost water sports in world famous Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir. Participants, hailing from different cities like New Delhi and Punjab, were divided in twelve teams. Girls stole the show by exhibiting their talents in this competition. She said such events encourage girls to pursue water sports. Organizer of the tournament Bilquis Mir said more girls should come out and join such events to get acceptance. Aug 31, 2014
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People in Mumbai and Delhi welcome slashing of petrol price

Mumbai/ Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): People in Mumbai and Delhi have welcomed the slashing of petrol prices by Rs 1.82 per liter saying that the move has provided some much needed relief to the common people. Petrol prices were slashed by Rs 1.82 per litre starting Saturday midnight whereas the price of diesel has gone up by 50 paise. This is the third time that the petrol prices have been lowered in this month, attributed to falling price of petrol in international oil market. Aug 31, 2014
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At least one dead, hundreds injured as Pakistani police clash with anti-government protesters

Islamabad, Aug 31 (ANI): At least one person has died and hundreds of others have been injured as police in Pakistan clashed with protesters who attempted to march on the prime minister's residence in Islamabad. Pakistan has been gripped by unrest for more than two weeks, with protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri saying they will not back back down unless Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. On Saturday Sharif once again said he would not go. Security forces fired tear gas at protesters on Saturday night and the opposition said a woman was killed in the clashes. Khan addressed protesters on Sunday. Determined protesters, some holding sticks and wearing gas masks, said they would not back down. Aug 31, 2014
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Two injured as car rams into school van in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 31 (ANI): Two people were injured late after mid night after a speeding car rammed into a school van near the Andheri flyover in Mumbai. An eyewitness said that the accident took place because the driver of school van was moving speedily. Another eyewitness said that the injured in another car have been admitted to the hospital. Aug 31, 2014
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Taylor Swift to join 'The Voice's' seventh season as guest mentor

New Delhi, August 31 (ANI): Taylor Swift will be joining the seventh season of ' The Voice ' as a season advisor. A source asserted that the 'Shake It Off' singer will serve in the same level that Coldplay singer Chris Martin did in the show's sixth season i.e. to advise contestants across all four teams, a Us Magazine reported. A source said that the 24-year-old singer was an absolute pleasure to work with and the singer had great feedback for all the contestants. Aug 31, 2014
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MEA briefing on Modi's second day of Japan visit

Kyoto, Aug 31 (ANI): The Spokesperson of MEA Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday briefed about the programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second day of Japan visit. Akbaruddin said that Modi visited the temple, research lab institute and met the mayor of Kyoto on the second day of his visit. He added that the first step towards the development of Varanasi has been taken by signing a MoU and that Modi has given the map of historic Benaras to mayor of Kyoto for its development keeping the culture and historicity intact. Aug 31, 2014
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Bodh Gaya to host international Buddhist conclave

Bodh Gaya, Aug 31 (ANI): A meeting was organised in Bihar to discuss preparations for upcoming International Buddhist Conclave to be held in temple town of Bodh Gaya. The conclave will be held between September 26 and September 28 during which around 250 delegates from across the world will participate. The delegates will be taken on a tour in Bodh Gaya and other areas associated with Lord Buddha. The tourism secretary, Girish Shankar, attended a meeting with various officials and representatives of the Buddhist community to look into preparations at central hall. Aug 31, 2014