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PM woos Japanese businesses, cites latest growth figures in India
TOKYO, Sep 1 (Agencies): Wooing Japanese investors with promise of speedy clearances, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today proposed co-opting two Japanese nominees in a decision-making team under PMO dedicated to facilitate investments. The Prime Minister also declared that legislative changes will be brought forward to give effect to "bold" decisions taken by his government to allow 100 per cent FDI in railways and raising the FDI cap in defence and insurance sectors. Accompanied by a high-level business delegation from India, he assured the Japanese businessmen and investors of policy-driven decisions to eliminate delays and invited investment especially in infrastructure and clean energy. Addressing told top business leaders of Japan and India at luncheon hosted by Nippon Kiedanren, t...
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Modi visits Japanese school as 'student', feels enlightened
TOKYO, Sep 1 (Agencies): Keen to upgrade the educational standards in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited a 136-year-old school here as a "student" to understand the academic system of Japan which could be replicated back home. He also invited teachers from here to teach Japanese language in India and proposed online courses amid his pitch for enhanced cooperation in languages and social values among the Asian countries to make the 21st Century truly that of Asia. "My intention to come here is to understand how modernisation, moral education and discipline has been blended into Japan's education system. I have come as the oldest student to the 136-year-old school," Modi said at the Taimei Elementary School....
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Protesters block state TV transmission in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD, Sep 1 (Agencies): Hundreds of anti-government protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation today stormed the office of Pakistan's state television here and blocked its transmission. Protesters barged into the Pakistan Television (PTV) network office smashing cameras and entered the control room, Dawn News reported. The protesters seemed to have faced no security obstacles. Over 800 protesters entered the building. Army personnel reached the headquarters of the TV station and asked the protesters to leave the building immediately. Later, protesters responded to the calls by army personnel and started to leave the PTV headquarters. Thousands of supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahir-ul-Q...
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Fresh clashes erupt as protestors break Into Pak secretariat
ISLAMABAD, Sep 1 (Agencies): Fresh clashes erupted this morning between police and hundreds of anti-government protesters who forcibly entered the heavily-guarded Pakistan Secretariat here after breaking its gate, hours after the powerful military asked all parties to peacefully resolve the political crisis. After a brief calm due to overnight rain, the protesters armed with clubs and sticks this morning broke the gate and entered the premises of the secretariat, defying calls from the army personnel not to enter inside the building. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to push them back but remained unsuccessful. The protesters damaged vehicles of employees of the secretariat. The fresh clashes came hours after an emergency meeting of army corps commanders last night who ex...
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Sharif asked to Quit in 24-hrs as protestors step up pressure
ISLAMABAD, Aug 30 (Agencies): Amid Pakistan Army's mediation efforts, protesters have stepped up pressure on the embattled government with cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri setting yet another deadline of 24 hours for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to quit. In a late night development, Qadri's camp was visited by a delegation of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) led by Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who convinced the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief to delay his next move. Following the meeting, the first direct contact between the two groups since they together started the march on August 14, Qadri set a 24-hour deadline for the Premier to step down. Qadri has set a number of deadlines since camping outside the Parliament about two weeks ago. After their meeting, Qureshi also addre...
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US leadership was never more necessary than now: Obama
WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Agencies): US President Barack Obama has said American leadership was never more necessary in the world than now and there is no competition to it from countries like China and Russia. "The truth of the matter is that the world has always been messy. In part, we're just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through," Obama said at a Democratic Party fund raiser in New York. "The good news is that American leadership has never been more necessary, and there's really no competition out there for the ideas and the values that can create the sort of order that we need in this world," he said, adding that countries like China and Russia are nowhere near the US. "I hear people sometimes saying, ...
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Anti-Israeli British MP beaten up by mob
LONDON, Aug 30 (Agencies): A British MP, known for his anti-Israeli stance, has been injured in a street attack here. The incident happened last night when George Galloway was posing for pictures with people on Golborne Road in Notting Hill when a man shouting about the Holocaust assaulted him, the MP's spokesman said. Galloway was interviewed under caution by police earlier this month after he made controversial comments about Israel. Galloway, an MP from Bradford West of Respect Party had said in a speech earlier this month that "Bradford had been "declared an Israel-free zone" and asked people to reject all Israeli goods, services academics and tourists. The pro-Palestine Bradford West MP, spent the night in an hospital and is also being treated for a suspected broken rib and bruis...
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Ukraine plane with 7 passengers crashes in Syria
ALGIERS, Aug 30 (Agencies): A Ukrainian plane with seven people on board crashed in the Algerian Sahara in the early hours of today, the Algeria Press Service reported. The Antonov 12 cargo plane, which was heading towards Equatorial Guinea, crashed near the borders of Mali and Niger at around 2:00 am (0100 GMT), APS said, citing an official. It had earlier made a stopover for unspecified technical reasons at the airport at Tamanrasset, an Algerian city deep inside the Sahara, the report added. Rescuers had found the debris of the plane in a mountainous area in the south but there was no immediate word on the fate of those on board, officials said....
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Pak govt gives In, to file murder charges against Sharif
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (Agencies): After dragging its feet for days, Pakistan government today accepted a key demand of Tahir-ul- Qadri by agreeing to register a murder case against 21 people, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for their alleged role in the clashes that killed 14 supporters of the cleric. The Lahore Sessions Court hearing the case related to the clashes in Lahore's Model Town area on June 17 had ordered police to register a murder case earlier this month against 21 persons named by the Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tahreek (PAT) in its complaint. Pakistani police, however, refused to register the murder case against Prime Minister Sharif, his brother and Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz and some top Cabinet ministers despite the court order on framing of charges. Feder...
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IWT talks in Lahore
Pak objects to Kishanganga, 4 other dams on Chenab
LAHORE, Aug 25 (Agencies): The second round of talks between Pakistani and Indian water authorities were held here today in which they discussed the disputed issues under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty. Pakistan's Indus Waters Treaty Commissioner Asif Baig Mirza is heading the Pakistani team while the 10-member Indian delegation is led by K Vohra. Mirza said the annual formal talks with the Indian delegation started yesterday and would continue till August 27. "Pakistan has expressed serious concerns over construction of Kishanganga Dam and termed it a clear violation by India of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). Four other proposed dams by India on the Chenab are also in violation of the treaty," he said. Pakistan has also raised objections to the diversion of Chenab water by India by con...
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