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Japanese firms target water purification industry in Asia

Japan, Oct 01 (ANI): Safe and clean drinking water is the basic right of people. In Thailand, the government provides clean water from Bangkhen plant in the suburbs of its capital Bangkok. It is Asia's second biggest water treatment facility, and it processes 4 million cubic meters of clean water every day. The plant has been using Ebara pumps from Japan for over 3 decades. The reliability of water pumps supplied by Ebara has created a unique relationship with the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority in Thailand. Ebara recently organized a seminar in Bangkok that attracted representatives from South-East Asian countries to update them about its latest technologies in water purification. Oct 1, 2013
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Pakistan pumps in illicit drugs in Gilgit

Gilgit Baltistan, Oct 01: Lack of proper medical infrastructure is preventing the residents of Gilgit Baltistan from accessing quality health care. The problem is further compounded by circulation of spurious drugs in the region. Oct 1, 2013
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Omar expresses concern over militant attacks in valley

Srinagar, Oct 01 (ANI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Tuesday highlighted that it was mishandling due to which situation had worsened in the Shopian district after recent killings of youth in the region. Abdullah claimed that the situation had worsened due to statements and comments from all sides. Oct 1, 2013
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Masood's sentencing proves CBI works independent of Congress: Rashid Alvi

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): After Congress MP Rasheed Masood convicted in the MBBS recruitment scam, was sentenced to four years of imprisonment by a Delhi court on Tuesday, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the case proves that CBI works independently, unlike BJP's allegation on CBI being a 'caged parrot' and also said that this is unfortunate for the party and that Masood will definitely move higher court for leniency. Oct 1, 2013
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India will fully finance current account deficit: Arvind Mayaram

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): India's Economic Affairs Secretary, Arvind Mayaram, said on Tuesday that the country would finance its current account deficit fully in the fiscal year ending March without drawing down on its reserves, and would also contain the fiscal deficit at 4.8 percent of GDP. He also said that economic growth will pick up in the second half of the fiscal year. Mayaram while addressing a news conference in New Delhi expressed confidence and said that they would be able to contain the current account deficit. Mayaram added that the government would not have to go beyond the finance ministry's planned market borrowing for the year, and would be able to meet its budgeted revenue target. Mayaram also said that the elevated level of current account deficit was mainly due to gold imports. Oct 1, 2013
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Lalu framed by opposition to pocket power in state: Tejaswi Yadav

Ranchi, Oct 01 (ANI): After RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted in the Fodder Scam and sent to jail, his son Tejaswi Yadav said that Lalu is framed in to wrong case by the opposition who thinks such an act will help them pocket power in Bihar. Further, he said that Lalu has a wide support from the people of the state and that the outcome of this will be faced by the opposition by the people itself. Yadav also said that the losses will be faced by opposition and not RJD. Oct 1, 2013
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Shinde's letter has nothing to do with elections: DP Tripathi

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): After Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde sent a letter chief ministers saying wrongfully detained minority community members should be immediately released, compensated and rehabilitated, NCP leader DP Tripathi said that the letter has nothing to do with the upcoming 2014 General Elections and that any community whether minority or majorities should not be punished without reasons. Tripathi also welcomed such a step by the home minister. Oct 1, 2013
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Exclusive Interview With Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo: Part - 1

New Delhi, Oct 1,(ANI): In an exclusive interview with ANI, reigning Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, who is on a 10 day tour to India along with Social Activist and Fashion Designer Sanjana Jon, got close and personal about her life, work, choices, likes and dislikes, and her crusade against female infanticide and violence against women. Oct 1, 2013
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Kashmir is like a colony of India: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar, Oct 1 (ANI): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday slammed the UPA government by saying that ' Kashmir is like a colony of India' over the issue of killings of civilians. Mufti also slammed the ruling NC over inaction in killings incidents Oct 1, 2013
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India seeks to regulate its booming Rent-A-Womb industry

Gujarat/ New Delhi/ Mumbai, Oct 01 (ANI): India, one of only a few countries to allow commercial surrogacy, is now contemplating a law that would make surrogacy for foreigners, as well as gay couples, much more difficult amid mounting concerns over the exploitation of women whose wombs are rented and to protect the rights of the surrogate child. The government’s move to introduce a law - the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Bill (ART), 2010 - to ensure the protection of surrogates, the children, as well as the commissioning parents, is long over due. For some surrogate mothers renting their womb provides sufficient money to support their family and even build a house or buy a car. Oct 1, 2013
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Jaipur rape case: Nagar will use power to win and I will have no option than death, says Victim

Jaipur, Oct 01 (ANI): As Rajasthan Food minister from Congress party Babulal Nagar who is accused of raping a 35-year old woman is roaming freely without any arrest, the rape victim says that Nagar has immense power which he will use to win and after that, there won't be any option left for me other than death. She further said that the accused offered her money to be quiet and on her refusal, he could not take it. The victim also said that the DNA and blood test will prove everything and will bring the truth in the forefront. Oct 1, 2013
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Have got furlough which is the right of every prisoner in jail: Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, Oct 01 (ANI): Jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who was on Tuesday granted 14 days parole for medical reasons said that he has got furlough which is the right of every prisoner in jail. Media reports said that 53-year-old Dutt, who is currently lodged in Pune's Yerawada jail, has been given this benefit to be able to spend some time with his family. He is currently serving a 42-month sentence in connection with the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. Dutt is reportedly said to be experiencing pain because of blood clots in his legs. He also suffers from high blood pressure and wants to consult doctors while out on parole. Oct 1, 2013