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TMC requests to issue 'visa' for PM to attend Parliament sessions

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): The TMC along with other parties has made a satirical attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by collectively asking the Rajya Sabha Speaker to issue a visa for the PM so that he an attend the ongoing parliamentary sessions. TMC leader Derek O'Brien on Tuesday said that there are various national issues of concern which need to be addressed, so the PM should be given a visa to sit in Parliament rather than going around the world. Dec 2, 2014
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Rohtak Incident: Boys' families sit on protest, Congress slams

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): After the incident of Rohtak girls acting against molestation by some youth, the boys' family members have sit in a protest supporting their sons. Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary slammed it strongly, saying that the family members of those boys should teach them a lesson instead of supporting their wrong actions. Two girls defended and acted, when being molested by three youth on a roadways bus in Rohtak. Dec 2, 2014
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Venkaiah Naidu slams TMC for politicizing issue of PM's absence from Parliament, says he will come w

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday slammed the TMC for politicizing the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's absence from the Parliament. Naidu said that TMC should not politicize the issue saying PM is absent from sessions because he is doing developmental work and being praised all around the world. He also said that PM is working on national issues and will show his presence when required. Dec 2, 2014
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Veteran Bollywood Actor Deven Verma passes away

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Veteran Hindi film and television actor Deven Verma passed away at Sahyadri Hospital in Pune on Tuesday. According to reports, the 78-year-old actor suffered a cardiac arrest and succumbed to kidney failure. Verma was the popular face in Hindi cinema, known for tickling the funny bone of movie lovers during the golden period. He has won Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Chori Mera Kaam, Chor Ke Ghar Chor and Angoor, the last being directed by Gulzar and still considered one of Bollywood's best comedies. He was last seen on big screen in 2003 in Calcutta Mail. Dec 2, 2014
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Congress stages protest outside Parliament against 'NDA government's U-turn policies'

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi along with other party leaders staged protest outside Parliament on Tuesday over NDA government's 'U-turn' policies. Gandhi said that the party will keep protesting against the present government's policies. He alleged that the government had taken U-turns on a total of 25 issues in their 6 months of governance. Carrying the booklet that the party released on Monday over the issue, party leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia and Veerappa Moily accompanied Gandhi in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue outside the Parliament. Meanwhile, keeping pace with their protests outside the Parliament, Trinamool Congress party also sat in demonstration against the central government. Dec 2, 2014
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BJP releases book on PM Modi's foreign visits

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): BJP on Monday released a booklet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign visits since he took over the post on May 2014. The booklet comprises of Modi's visits to Japan, United States, Australia, Nepal, among others and his accomplishments in each of the visit. Present at the occasion were PM, Party President Amit Shah, LK Advani, Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Venkaiah Naidu along with other party leaders. The party parliamentary meet also decided that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will make a statement in Parliament on Modi's foreign visits. Dec 2, 2014
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Interest rates to remain unchanged, says RBI

Mumbai, Dec 2 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday decided to keep interest rates unchanged and to stay focused on containing inflation. The RBI kept the repo rate at 8 per cent at its policy review, and there was no reduction. The reason for the interest rates being unchanged was because of the less than positive economic growth that was expected during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first six months in power. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has reportedly kept the rates same, as a slowdown in economic growth was not as bad as earlier feared. Dec 2, 2014
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Sadhvi Niranjan faces flak for using derogatory language during campaigning

New Delhi, Dec 2 (ANI): Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday came under strong criticism for using an abusive language while addressing voters in a campaign. Earlier on Monday, the union minister had used abusive words to urge voters to choose between candidates, while addressing voters in west Delhi's Shyam Nagar. Her choice of words garnered strong criticism from various political parties. Dec 2, 2014
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Niranjan Jyoti apologizes for her controversial remarks in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti who recently came under strong criticism for using an abusive language while addressing voters in a campaign, on Tuesday apologized in Lok Sabha for her controversial statement. Meanwhile, reacting over the issue union minister and BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu informed the Lok Sabha, that the party called the minister and raised the matter. She has expressed regret for her comments. Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today saw protests over remarks made by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. The Opposition demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi take action against her. Dec 2, 2014
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Protest over 43 missing Mexicans erupts in violence

A small group of masked protesters armed with bats throw firebombs at banks and break shop windows along the touristic Reforma Boulevard as a peaceful rally over the presumed massacre of 43 students ends with violence in Mexico City. Duration: 01:04 Dec 2, 2014
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Political leaders condemn Sukma Encounter which claim lives of 13 CRPF personnel

New Delhi/ Raipur, Dec 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday condemned encounter in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh by Maoist militants which killed at least 13 CRPF personnel. State Home Minister Ram Sewak Paikra said that the dead bodies of the jawans will be brought to Raipur today and further operation ill continue. Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister should take congnizance of the incident and act on the same. NCP leader Majid Memon condemned the death of the CRPF jawan and said that the administration needs to be very strict. BJD leader Jay Panda said that government should take the matter seriously and act on the deployment of more forces. Dec 2, 2014
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BJP rubbishes Congress booklet on Modi government's 'U turn'

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that there was nothing substantial in the book released by the opposition Congress party which accused ruling BJP of not fulfilling promises made during general elections. Earlier, Congress released a booklet to highlight the 'U turn' taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government in first six months of its governance. Naidu also added that Congress have been in power for more than 50 years out of 60 years and asked the opposition to have some patience. Congress attacked the BJP for betraying common people in the name of 'good days'. Dec 2, 2014
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Assam and West Bengal urge central govt for scheme on protection of Rhinos

Siliguri, Dec 02 (ANI): India's northeastern and eastern states demanded assistance from central government for protection and conservation of rhinoceros. A programme to create awareness on conservation of rhinoceros was organised in West Bengal which was attended by various conservationists including chairman of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Doctor Bibhab Kumar Talukdar and Chief Conservator of Forests, Ujjal Bhattacherjee. Urging for a scheme for conservation of dwindling species, IUCN chairman Talukdar said last year 41 rhinoceros were killed in Assam. According to the last Rhino census conducted by the state forest department, there are more than 50 rhinoceros in Garumara National Park and more than 200 in Jaldapara, but the number of this unique species is not increasing. Dec 2, 2014
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PM Modi and Rajnath Singh express condolences to families of Sukma incident victims

Raipur/ Lucknow, Dec 02 (ANI): Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh. Maoist guerrillas ambushed a paramilitary patrol in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh killing 13 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in the biggest rebel attack this year. The attack took place in the jungle of Chhattisgarh, where members of the CRPF had been sent to flush the rebels out of their base. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condemned the Naxal attack. He tweeted, "Words are not enough to condemn the brutal and inhuman attack by anti-national elements in Sukma, Chhattisgarh. I salute the courageous CRPF personnel who have been martyred today. Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their loved ones. Have spoken to Home Minister @BJPRajnathSingh and Chhattisgarh CM @drramansingh. We are monitoring the situation closely,"he added. Dec 2, 2014
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Voting begins amidst tight security for second phase of J and K Assembly polls

Jammu and Kashmir, Dec 02 (ANI): People queued up at the polling stations as voting for the second phase of elections in 18 seats in Jammu and Kashmir began on Tuesday morning, amid tight security. Voters braved the cold weather to come out and cast their votes. One of them also urged people to come out and exercise their franchise and elect a good representative. The polling will seal the fate of several high-profile candidates including two former chief ministers, seven state ministers and a former separatist. Security has been stepped up to foil any attempts by militants to disrupt the democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir, which has witnessed the killing of a sarpanch in Shopian district the previous day. As many as 18 Assembly segments, spread over five districts -- two in the Valley and three in Jammu region are polling to decide the fate of 175 candidates. Dec 2, 2014