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Tribal protest in Odisha against dilution of forest rights

Gajapati, Sep 17 (ANI): Tribal people from Maoist-hit areas organized a rally in Odisha, protesting against dilution of Forest Rights. A landmark law recognizing the rights of India's tribes over forest land may be diluted to clear the way for infrastructure projects such as roads, railway lines, electricity towers and irrigation canals, Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram had said. Thousands of tribal converged in Gajapati district and shouted slogans against the move. An activist, Haribandhu Karji, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government was trying to take away rights of tribes. Activists say the move indicates how the pro-business policies of recently elected Modi could hurt the environment and poor communities, including indigenous people. Sep 17, 2014
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Narendra Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad

Ahemdabad, Sep 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping receiving him and his wife Peng Liyuan with a floral welcome at Hotel Hyatt in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The two heads will be signing key agreements in Ahmedabad. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat for a three-day visit to India to bolster bilateral ties. He was given the guard of honour at the airport. New Delhi and Beijing have a complicated relationship marked by growing economic ties but also distrust, particularly over their unresolved territorial disputes. Sep 17, 2014
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Reactions flow over BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Sep 17 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Wednesday over the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra which is disputed regarding seat distribution in the state for upcoming Assembly Polls. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that BJP and Shiv Sena are indulging in a dispute unnecessarily as they are not going to win majority and Congress will sweep major number of seats in the state. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that both the parties' leadership is in talks regarding seat distribution and soon a decision will be taken. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that it takes time to reach a final decision regarding seats in a state as large as Maharashtra but also expressed hope that things will soon be sorted out with discussion. Sep 17, 2014
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Politicos react as Shatrughan Sinha slams Sushil Modi for BJP's jolt in Bihar by-polls

New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Wednesday after BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha blamed BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for party's poor performance in Bihar assembly elections. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that Shahtrughan Sinha's statement is correct and that he has echoed the sentiments of large number of BJP workers in Bihar. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the increasing arrogance within BJP is being noticed by everyone. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that although this is the party's internal matter, BJP should consider Sinha's statement. BJP leaders Shahnawaz Hussain and Sambit Patra defending Sinha on his statement said that the party takes the responsibility of winning or losing the elections and not just one leader. Sep 17, 2014
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Daawat-E-Ishq's Delhi Food Yatra

New Delhi, Sept 17 (ANI): Actors Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra were in Delhi to promote their upcoming flick Daawat-E-Ishq via food yatra. Starting from Mumbai, the duo traveled through Delhi, Fatehpur Sikhri and Agra ending their food trip at Chandigarh. Directed by Habib Faisal, Daawat-E-Ishq will hit the theaters on September 19. Sep 17, 2014
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PM Modi launches 11 schemes under Swavalamban Abhiyan

Gandhinagar, Sep 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched eleven Gujarat Government schemes under the Swavalamban Abhiyan initiative in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. The initiative was launched in the presence of State Governor OP Kohli and Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. The function was held at the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Sep 17, 2014
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Over 40 families lose their homes in Kashmir due to rain triggered landslides

Rajouri, Sept 17 (ANI): Over 40 families in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir are hit by the devastating recent landslides triggered by heavy rains, currently stationed at makeshift army tents and have to face harsh weather conditions ahead. Many complain they have been abandoned by authorities which have deployed security throughout the region to quell possible social unrest as a result of the floods. Residents stranded for days by the worst rains said that the army has selectively evacuated tourists and people according to a pre-set priority list, leaving locals to be rescued later by volunteers. Poor say they are still struggling for basic amenities like safe drinking water, food packets and blankets. A flood victim, Mohammad Anwer said that the army had provided them with few makeshift tents to stay but their belongings were lost and there was no food or drinking water. Sep 17, 2014
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Politicos react on Congress NCP alliance in Maharashtra

New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Wednesday over Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra ahead of the Assembly Polls. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that Congress and NCP have lost significance in Maharashtra and even their alliance will not help them win majority in the state. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that Congress has disappointed people of Maharashtra after a rule of nearly 15 years. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Congress and NCP have had a long rel Sep 17, 2014