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Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari anoints his son Shaban Bukhari as Naib Imam at Jama Masjid

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Saturday anointed his son Shaban Bukhari as Naib Imam at the Jama Masjid. Over 100 religious leaders from India and abroad attended the ceremony. The 19-year old Shaban Bukhari is pursuing his bachelors in social work at Amity University. The post of Naib Imam puts him in the line to become the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid. The Delhi High Court had earlier stated that anointment of Shaban Bukhari as successor to Shahi Imam has no legal sanctity; however, it had refused to stay the anointment ceremony. Nov 22, 2014
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Exposition of sacred relics of St Francis Xavier begins in Goa

Goa, Nov 22 (ANI): Scores of devotees converged in coastal state of Goa on Saturday to witness 17th exposition of St Francis Xavier relics. The last exposition was held in 2004. The XVII solemn exposition of the sacred relics will go on till January 04, 2015. The 44-day long exposition of St Francis Xavier, fondly referred to as 'Goencho Saib', began on Saturday with an inaugural ceremony and a procession to shift the relics from the Basilica of Bom Jesus to the Se Cathedral for public veneration. Bishop of Mangalore Aloysius D’souza, who is the main celebrant at the solemn Pontifical Mass addressed the gathering, who came from daily prayers. The exposition is held in every 10 years and this is the 17th event after the first one was held in 1782. Nov 22, 2014
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Saradha Scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose remanded to CBI custody till Nov 26

Kolkata, Nov 22 (ANI): Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, who was arrested by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha Chit Fund Scam, was remanded to CBI custody till 26th November on Saturday. Lawyer Ashok Mukherjee said that the court has directed to provide the required medical facilities to the accused while he is in the CBI custody. Nov 22, 2014
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Mulayam's birthday celebrations: Stampede during blanket distribution in Badaun kills 1, Politicos r

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after a woman was reportedly killed while several others were injured as a stampede broke out in Badaun during Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's birthday celebrations. The incident took place when Samajwadi Party leader Dharmendra Yadav was distributing free blankets to the people. BJP's UP unit President Laxmikant Bajpai said that if the resources are less then this kind of incident occurs. Former MP Shahid Siddiqui said that the incident is unfortunate and the government should have made proper arrangements. Nov 22, 2014
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Dalai Lama urges youth to preserve religious harmony

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, urged the youth to preserve country's age-old tradition of religious harmony and tolerance, while delivering a lecture at a school in New Delhi on Saturday. Addressing the students, the Dalai Lama urged them to think cautiously not only about their own community or nation but humanity. He added that youngsters belong to the 21st century with their vision and determination can make a difference. Dalai Lama further said that past cannot be altered but future can be. Nov 22, 2014
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One dead in stampede at Mulayam's birthday celebration

Badaun, Nov 22 (ANI): One woman died during a stampede at an event held in Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh to mark Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's 75th birthday on Saturday. The stampede occurred when Samajwadi Party MP Dharmendra Yadav was distributing blankets among the locals on the occasion of his party chief's birthday. The number of injured is yet to be ascertained. Dazzling arrangements were made in Rampur and Lucknow by Samajwadi Party workers for Mulayam's grand birthday celebrations. Nov 22, 2014
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SP supporters thrash toll plaza employees in Barabanki, Politicos condemn state govt for 'deteriorat

Barabanki/ New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Supporters of the ruling Samajwadi Party leader Abhay Singh were caught on camera mercilessly thrashing toll plaza attendants in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh in broad daylight. No formal complaint has been filed with the police yet. Although Barabanki SP Abdul Hamid said that case lists names of three unidentified people and investigations are on. The whole incident was recorded by a close circuit camera inside one of the booths. Condemning the state government, party president in UP, Laxmikant Bajpai said that if police don't take action in the case, people of UP will take action during the state polls. BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria and Congress' Rashid Alvi also took jibe on SP government in UP and said that law should take its course or else it could lead to further depleting the law and order situation in the state. Nov 22, 2014
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Hindu Women Conference discusses role of fair sex in Indian Politics

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Hindu Women Conference, a part of World Hindu Congress being held in New Delhi, on Saturday discussed the role that the fair sex can play in Indian politics and urged them to emerge as powerful as their counterparts were in ancient times. The three-day event began on Friday and will culminate on Sunday. Addressing the gathering, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that politics is an open box of which women have always been a part since ancient times. Sitharaman encouraged the women present at the conference not to keep a low profile in the field of politics, otherwise they will be lost. Sitharaman also added that even the most powerful maker (God) had to have a feminine quality in hand. She also advised women politicians to speak up for their work. The conference is scheduled to have 45 sessions attracting educationists and scientists from across the globe. Nov 22, 2014
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All states in favour of interlinking rivers: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said that all the states, barring one or two, were in favour of inter-linking rivers, while addressing the 'Jal Mathan' conference. Bharti inaugurated the national conference, 'Jal Mathan', which will take up consultations with state irrigation ministers, secretaries for water resources. The three-day conference will also discuss issues like water security, water projects, farm water management and rejuvenation of water bodies. Bharti said the government would address concerns of the states and environmentalists. She said that even though the society was in favour of inter-linking rivers, environmentalists had apprehensions. Nov 22, 2014
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J and K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hits out at opponents for demanding polls in flood hit state

Bandipora, Nov 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hit out at his opponents for demanding elections in the state in wake of massive floods. Abdullah alleged that central ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), opposition Congress party and state's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), didn't care for distressed people. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands of villages were devastated by the worst flooding in decades in the Kashmir valley. Roads in Srinagar, Kashmir's main city, were transformed into stagnant canals strewn with wreckage, trash and dead animals. Meanwhile, Abdullah also replied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that state government was enmeshed in corruption. Abdullah also gave reasons for not implementing Food Security Act in the state, a flagship scheme of the previous central government. Nov 22, 2014
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Opposition boycott overshadows Bahrain election

Voting began Saturday in Bahrain's first legislative elections since a failed pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the polls in the tiny Gulf monarchy. Duration: 01:00 Nov 22, 2014
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Egypt to offer slew of projects at eco meet in March

Egypt will offer a slew of projects to domestic and global investors at a conference in March aim at kick-starting an economy battered by years of political unrest, officials said. Duration: 01:15 Nov 22, 2014
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Mulayam Singh addresses rally in Rampur on his birthday

Rampur, Nov 22 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Rampur on his 75th birthday, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav thanked party leader Azam Khan for organizing the grand celebration. Yadav promised the people to pay more attention on poor farmers and to ensure employment to the youth. He added that it is a historical day of his career. Nov 22, 2014