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2 hrs ago | Fox News

Doctors say contaminated floodwater threatens more deaths in Kashmir

Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after their homes were inundated two weeks ago. Patients were also dying due to a lack of basic medical equipment, Dr. Tariq Ahmed Tramboo said.

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China's Xi to visit India, set tone for future relations

India's new prime minister will spend his 64th birthday Wednesday at a private dinner with Xi Jinping, as China's leader begins a visit that will set the tone for relations between Asia's rival superpowers. Despite his hardline nationalist reputation, Narendra Modi moved quickly to engage with China after taking office in May, and has pulled out all the stops for Xi's first state visit to India.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Indian Express

Supreme Court allows Reliance Power to return land for Dadri plant

The court disposed of a batch of petitions after accepting the company's request to permit it give back the land. Taking on record this plea, the court held the petition to be infructuous and said all the parties were at liberty to approach appropriate authorities to claim damages.

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Reuters

Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India

Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives. "India irrigates its deserts and dumps extra water on Pakistan without any warning," the bearded Saeed told Reuters, as he surveyed a vast expanse of muddy water from a rescue boat just outside the central city of Multan.

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The Peninsula

NCP sounds election bugle, attacks BJP

Kolhapur: The NCP yesterday launched its poll campaign here for the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections by attacking the BJP with several speakers saying that "the Modi wave" has disappeared. Home Minister R R Patil of the Nationalist Congress Party mounted a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party , calling it "not a well-cultured but an opportunistic party" and demanded to know "which holy water" they used before admitting corrupt leaders to its fold.

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Reuters

Climate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's bread basket

Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labor shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old practices and adopt technology to ensure food supplies for millions. Using machines which sow rice directly, devices to inform when to irrigate and phone messages warning of infestations, thousands of farmers are learning to adapt to climate change, boost soil fertility and reduce their carbon emissions.

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DNA India

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Yasin Malik allegedly derails Indian...

In the midst of a natural calamity of a humongous proportion that has affected lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir , separatist leaders in the valley are apparently creating physical hurdles in the ongoing relief and rescue efforts carried out in the state. On September 13, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik, allegedly led a gang of unscrupulous elements and tried to derail the rescue and relief process launched by the Indian Army , under Operation Megh Rahat, in aid of the flood hit regions of Kashmir.

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Dalai Lama concerned about India's problems

The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said on Tuesday. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has invited India's spiritual leaders for the two-day meeting this weekend to seek practical strategies to address "important issues ailing society today", a statement said.

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Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

15, 2014. . Chinese President Xi Jinping, makes a joint statement with Maldives President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, unseen, in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept.

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Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

15, 2014. . Chinese President Xi Jinping, makes a joint statement with Maldives President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, unseen, in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Is The Indian Stock Market Ready for a Flood of...

India hopes to raise a record amount of money this fiscal year by selling small slices of the state's biggest companies but the first three firms on the auction block have been chronic underperformers, pointing to the problems of investing in government-backed companies. in auctions that could raise more than $7 billion.

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Over 234,000 rescued in flood-hit Kashmir

New Delhi: The armed forces and the National Disaster Response Force have rescued over 234,000 flood-hit people in Jammu and Kashmir as relief efforts continued in the state Monday. More than 200 people have died in the worst flooding in half a century in the Kashmir Valley.

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Daily Times

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

NEW DELHI: When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country. She knew she would have to trek for days with little food and water and risk her life being smuggled across borders by traffickers.

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DNA India

Buddhism is a strong bond between India and China, says PM Narendra Modi

Expressing confidence that Chinese President Xi Jinping 's visit will strengthen the ties between the two nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Buddhism is a strong bond between India and China. "Buddhism is a very strong bond between China & India.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

No case against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, he can roam around freely: Pakistan envoy

New Delhi: Pakistan today made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country. "Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani national so he is free to roam around.

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The Star Online

Disease threatens as Kashmir flood waters turn fetid

Indian emergency workers battled on Monday to prevent waterborne diseases from spreading, as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the region's worst flooding in more than a century. More than 75,000 people were still stuck in partly submerged homes in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with sewage, wreckage and dead livestock.

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Express India

Can wind from moving train generate power? PMO's curious query to Indian Railways

The Prime Minister's Office has sent the Railways Ministry into a tizzy over an idea it received from an 81-year-old resident of Gujarat - that windmills be installed along railway tracks to produce electricity, utilising the wind generated by fast moving trains. Vipin Trivedi of Ahmedabad, a former employee of Bank of Baroda's Agriculture and Rural Development wing who retired in 1991, sent the idea by post to the PMO.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

Manmohan Singh's daughter releases book on parents

New Delhi: Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh Sunday said her book traces the journey of the former prime minister and his wife Gursharan Kaur's life from the 1930s to 2004. Speaking after the release of the book "Strictly Personal", Daman Singh said it talks not just about the two individuals but about the journey of India through Independence.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

CLT20: Mumbai Indians trounce Southern Express to stay alive

Raipur: Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here today . Chasing 162 for a win in the qualifying match, Mumbai rode a clinical 139-run opening stand between Simmons and Hussey to achieve their target in 16.2 overs.

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Hindustan Times

UP goes Netherlands way cycling to be promoted in cities

Bicycle, the election symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, will soon be part of a new development story inspired by the success of cycling in the Netherlands. A beginning is likely to be made from Noida.

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