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Return as India's envoys, Modi to India-bound Japanese youth

Tokyo : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday kicked-off a new initiative on training for Japanese youth started by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) at its various facilities in India, asking them to return to Japan as India's ambassadors.

“You are going as employees of TCS. But I want you to come back to Japan as ambassadors of India,” Modi told the first batch of 48 trainees who will proceed to India to undergo training for six-eight weeks at various TCS offices.

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Rape accused's sister gang-raped in UP

Lucknow : A rape accused's sister was kidnapped and gang-raped by five men in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said Tuesday.

The victim's brother was accused of raping a girl Aug 25, police said.

Villagers protested Monday night against the incident outside the Kakrauli police station in Muzaffarnagar.

On Sunday night, five men barged into the rape accused's home and dragged his 16-year-old sister out of the house. They took her with them and allegedly gang-raped her. The girl was found Monday in Mirza Tilla.

Death row convict may be heard in open court: SC

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Tuesday held that in the cases where the death sentence has been upheld by the apex court, the death convict will have a right that his petition seeking review of the verdict upholding death sentence will be heard by the three judges bench in an open court and he will be accorded half an hour hearing.

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Fire in Agra shoe factory

Agra : A fire broke out in a shoe factory in Agra, an official said Tuesday. No casualty was reported.

The fire broke out Monday night on the third floor of the Bright Footwear company, the official said.

At least six fire-tenders managed to douse the fire that ravaged the factory in Hing ki Mandi market in Agra.

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A born rebel who died a lonely death (Book Review)

By M.R. Narayan Swamy,

Title: The First Naxal: An Authorised Biography of Kanu Sanyal; Author: Bappaditya Paul; Publisher: Sage Publications; Pages: 249; Price: Rs.550

Country with knowledge will lead world: Modi

Tokyo : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that 21st century is the century of knowledge and the country with "knowledge and information will lead the world".

"...the one who has knowledge and information will lead the world than those who have wealth and arms," the prime minister said.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the TCS Japan Tech and Cultural Academy in Tokyo on the fourth day of his five-day Japan sojourn.

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Travel across India for enhanced learning: Modi

Tokyo : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked IT experts to step out of their rooms and travel across India to enhance their learning.

"You will learn as much outside your rooms as you will learn inside them," Modi said while speaking at the inauguration of TCS Japan Tech and Cultural Academy in Tokyo.

"I have a suggestion also- if you stay in India do not remain in TCS rooms daily. Take time out and travel across India," said a PMO tweet citing Modi whose Japan sojourn entered its fourth day Tuesday.

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'Retaliate to Pakistani constraints, counter China vis-a-vis Japan'

New Delhi : India should deploy counter-constraint policies against Pakistan since historic reconciliation is not a "credible possibility", eminent diplomat Shyam Saran, former foreign secretary and chairman of the National Security Advisory Board, has said.

In an indirect reference to Pakistan's overtures to separatist leaders, which led to cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks with the country last month, Saran said Pakistan was using asymmetrical strategies to impose "significant constraints" on India, which made retaliation a necessity.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to a hospital in capital here Monday.

Sources said that he was admitted to Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket in the evening and he will undergo some minor surgery.

The nature of the surgery is not known yet.

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Words cannot describe Abe's hospitality, says Modi

Tokyo : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said he could not describe in words the hospitality he received in Japan, saying it was an indication of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's special affection for India.

"Words can't describe PM @AbeShinzo's great hospitality. It indicates his special affection for India & his strong faith in India-Japan ties," Modi tweeted.

Modi also made a special mention of the tea ceremony hosted by Abe.

"Very kind of PM @AbeShinzo to have hosted a special tea ceremony in Tokyo," he tweeted.

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