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Congress alleges BJP-Shiv Sena greedy for power, BJP says no rift

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Tuesday alleged that both Shiv Sena and BJP are greedy for power. Alvi said that Shiv Sena is fighting for power with BJP in context with the alliance in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that there is no rift between BJP and Shiv Sena but there have been some hiccups in both parties coming together. He added that BJP shall welcome the support of any party which is ready to work for the development of Maharashtra. Nov 11, 2014
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Cabinet Ministers Rudy, Naqvi and Birender Singh take charge

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): The newly appointed Cabinet Ministers Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Ch Birender Singh took charge of their respective offices on Tuesday. Naqvi and Rudy took charge as Ministers of State for Parliamentary Affairs in the presence of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Ch Birender Singh took charge as Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, drinking water and sanitation. Singh said that he will work and give good results. He added that MNREGA shall be applied with improved changes. Nov 11, 2014
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Gujarat EC HS Brahma questions on intensity of punishment for violators of Compulsory Voting Bill, P

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday react after Gujarat Election Commissioner HS Brahma said that in his view, the Gujarat government’s move to make voting compulsory in elections to local bodies "may not be correct". He also questioned on the intensity of punishment for the violators of Compulsory Voting Bill and asked if the state government will put eight crore voters in jail or impose fines on them on violation. Congress leaders Arjun Modhwadia and Rashid Alvi supported the statement and said that the same needs to be decided first by the state government. Modhwadia also challenged the feasibility of punishing a large section of offenders. NCP and BJD too followed suit and said that EC has raised correct question. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said that Gujarat government's initiative is phenomenal and a great initiative for democracy of India. Nov 11, 2014
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AMU VC refutes any sexist remark, says University do not differentiate between girls and boys

Lucknow, Nov 11 (ANI): Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice-Chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah on Tuesday refuted any sexist remark by him. He said that his statement has been sensationalized by the media and that he only meant to say that the University library had no space to accommodate any more students. Shah said that all the university books are available to all the students online and there is no need to come to already packed library. Secondly, he also said that the passage to the library is also not safe for students. He clarified that the University do not differentiate between boys and girls and this is done to give a bad name to AMU. Nov 11, 2014
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Discussed about J and K relief and rehabilitation with PM Modi: Sajjad Lone

Srinagar, Nov 11 (ANI): Refuting any claims of alliance with BJP, People's Conference Chief Sajjad Lone said that he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi only to discuss about Jammu and Kashmir relief and rehabilitation. He said that he talked about speedy rehabilitation in the flood hit state and more intervention from the state on the matter. Former separatist leader Sajjad Lone had a 45-minute meeting at the PM's residence Monday evening which gave a rise to different speculations among political leaders. Nov 11, 2014
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PDP distanced itself from Ashiq Bukhari after seeing growing resentment within people: Omar

Ramban, Nov 11 (ANI): Distancing itself from former SSP Ashiq Bukhari joining the party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has termed the reports of his joining as baseless. She said that the Press statement stating that Bukhari is joining the party was a clerical mistake. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked for clarification over the issue. He said that Bukhari was included in the party but seeing growing resentment within people, PDP distanced itself from him saying it was a clerical error. Nov 11, 2014
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Experts say former anti India U.S. diplomat facing spy probe acted on state policy

Washington D.C., Nov 11 (ANI): Experts have said that former US Assistant Secretary of State, Robin Raphel, who is under the scanner for espionage allegations, did nothing to suggest she was anti-India but merely acted on state policy under the Clinton administration. Robin Raphel, a retired ambassador who had been an adviser to the State Department's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), was stripped of her security clearance and is part of a federal counter intelligence investigation, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Raphel, who has been a controversial figure in India-U.S. ties, has been a hot topic in the Indian media ever since reports of her house being searched surfaced. She openly made remarks on Kashmir's accession to India in the 1990s, enraging many Indians. Indian media reports have even gone far enough to call her 'India-baiter', a 'pro-Pakistan partisan' and a 'Pakistan spy'. Assistant Professor Christine Fair, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University, said Raphel was merely executing state policy when it came to India and Pakistan though she made inflammatory statements on India. Meanwhile, Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi claimed it was a routine inquiry and the Indian media had blown up the issue. Nov 11, 2014
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Yusuf Bhat stands by his girl s a liability for parent s remark

Ganderbal, Nov 11 (ANI): Congress candidate from Ganderbal Mohammad Yousuf Bhat on Tuesday stood by his 'girl is a liability for parents' remark. Despite facing flak, Bhat stated that parents have to get their daughters married and in that sense she is a liability. Bhat has mentioned his daughters as a liability in the election affidavit. Nov 11, 2014
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Japanese firms stresses on modern and safe society

Japan, Nov 11 (ANI): A leading integrated financial services group, ORIX Corporation opened a large commercial complex "KIRARITO GINZA" in Tokyo's renowned shopping district, Ginza. ORIX aims to create a building that will win the affection of public. KIRARITO GINZA is located on approximately 44 meters of prime property facing Chuo Avenue. It has a restaurant on the fourth floor in an open terrace of approximately 100 square meters. It is an unprecedented feature for a building along Chuo Avenue. The building is planned to have 12 floors above ground and will be 66 meters in height, with all including 52 shops, some are opening for the first time in Japan or the Ginza area, and the largest in Japan. ORIX Real Estate Corporation also handles the development and management of the Sumida Aquarium within Tokyo Skytree Town, Kyoto Aquarium, Shopping malls and other facilities in Japan. The Cassava plant is one of the nutrient-rich root vegetable. This is a staple crop in tropical and subtropical regions and extensively cultivated as an annual crop in south east Asia for having starch in the roots, which is called Tapioca Starch. Nov 11, 2014
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AMU's women's wing appeals for safety measures instead of restrictions

Aligarh, Nov 11 (ANI): Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Women's College Students Union President Gulfiza Khan said on Tuesday that instead of imposing restrictions on girls, the college authorities should introduce safety measures. University's vice chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah has rejected the demand of students of Women's College for access to the organization's Maulana Azad Library. He said that if girls were permitted in, there would be "four times more boys" in the library. In a bid to justify his order, the VC said that the issue is not of discipline, but of space as the library is packed. Nov 11, 2014
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Suicide bomber kills 48 students in Nigeria

Nigeria, Nov 11 (ANI): A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Yobe State, a territory close to the stronghold of Sunni Muslim Boko Haram militants, who have staged a five-year insurgency. Angry locals had blocked access to the school and an adjoining hospital, preventing security forces from getting close to the site of the explosion. Boko Haram has intensified its attacks since the Nigerian government announced a ceasefire agreement last month as well as the imminent release of more than 200 school girls kidnapped by the group. Boko Haram's leader denied a ceasefire deal had been reached and the school girls have not been set free. Nov 11, 2014
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Politicos condemn explosion in Kolkata

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday (November 11) condemned the deteriorating security in Kolkata city following an explosion near the office of federal counter-terror intelligence agency. A senior police official investigating the incident said no trace of explosive had been found in the area near the National Investigation Agency (NIA) office in the city. An interior ministry official had said according to preliminary information nobody had been injured. The official, who did not wish to be named, said the ministry planned to send a team from Delhi to investigate the matter. Newly-appointed Minister of State for parliamentary affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, called the incident unfortunate. Congress leader Rashid Alvi, demanded a thorough investigation in the case. NCP leader Majid Memon also called it a cowardly act. Nov 11, 2014
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Yusuf Bhat faces flak for 'girls a liability for parents' remark

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Congress leader Yusuf Bhat who is contesting from the Gandherbal district in Jammu and Kashmir has made a disgraceful statement that girls are a liability for parents. He mentioned his daughters as a liability in the election affidavit. He said that unmarried daughters are a liability to their fathers. Bhat's remark has attracted criticism from several quarters, including human rights activists. Nov 11, 2014
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SC dismisses AAP's plea for holding polls in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): In a major blow to AAP, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected its plea over the dissolution of the Delhi Assembly and calling of fresh elections in the capital. Passing its order on the AAP's plea, the apex court said that it is very pleased with the developments in the national capital and stressed that it is the job of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to make arrangements for fresh elections in the state. The order was passed by the Constitution Bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu. Nov 11, 2014
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Charitable group thrills orphan children with screening of 'Happy New Year'

Surat, Nov 11 (ANI): Orphan children had a gala time as a charitable group treated them to breakfast and a screening of their super hero Shah Rukh Khan's movie 'Happy New Year' in a multiplex in Gujarat. More than 500 orphans enjoyed the special screening of the action comedy-drama in Surat city. Legislator of BJP, Darshana Jardosh was present during the screening. Meanwhile, an orphan boy, Bhargav Mevawala said that they look forward to these film screenings of their favourite stars. Two screens were booked especially for these children who have a very few such occasions of joy. Nov 11, 2014