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Omar targets Congress during rally in J and K

Nagrota, Dec 3 (ANI): In a scathing attack on the Congress party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday accused his former ally of being opportunistic. Abdullah, while addressing a rally in Nagrota, asked the Congress leaders why they couldn’t see any fault in NC’s governance when they had an alliance with his party. Dec 3, 2014
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Taking Smartphone Microbreaks Makes Employees Happier And More Productive

New Delhi, 03 Dec (ANI) : A new study has revealed that allowing employees to take smartphone microbreaks may be a benefit rather than a disruption for businesses. The employees who take smartphone breaks throughout the day are happier at the end of the workday and a smartphone microbreak can be beneficial for both the employee and the organization.According to the researchers, smartphone microbreaks are similar to other microbreaks throughout the workday that includes chatting with coworkers, walking around the hallway or getting a cup of coffee as such breaks are important because they can help employees cope with the demands of the workplace. Dec 3, 2014
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Violent 3-D Games Increase Anger In Players

New Delhi, Dec 03 (AN) : A new study has found that playing violent 3D games can increase the anger level in video game players. Those who play violently may show higher levels of anger than nonviolent players no matter how they played 2-D or 3-D. But those who play violently on 3-D are significantly angrier than those who play violently on the 2-D systems.People who play in 3-D are more immersed in the game than the ones who play in 2-D, and that immersion can be related to the increased anger felt by those who played violently. Dec 3, 2014
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Public sector bank relay strike hits northern India

Lucknow/Chandigarh, Dec 3 (ANI): Public sector banks employees in northern India went on a strike on Wednesday to demand wage revision, which caused inconvenience to people. The employees began their four-day relay strike with staff in southern region going off from work on Tuesday. The finance ministry also asked banks to ensure operation of clearing houses, continuation of Internet banking, and make arrangements for carrying out uninterrupted government business transactions. Shutters were down at all the banks as public sector bank employees staged protest march on the streets in Chandigarh holding banners and placards and shouting slogans. Dec 3, 2014
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TMC protests against hike in fuel excise duty

New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): Leaders of Trinamool Congress (TMC) party, on Wednesday (December 03), staged a protest outside parliament against a hike in excise duty of petrol and diesel. India on Tuesday (December 02) raised excise duties on petrol by 2.25 rupees per litre and on diesel by one rupee per litre with immediate effect, the finance ministry said in a statement to parliament. The increases, which follow similar hikes in mid-November, seek to take advantage of a slump in world oil prices to shore up government revenues without stoking inflation. A source familiar with the matter said the latest measures were expected to raise an additional 40 billion rupees in the remainder of the fiscal year to the end of March 2015. Meanwhile, TMC staged protest against the hike, saying the Indian consumers could not avail of advantage of global slump in fuel prices. Dec 3, 2014
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Modi's foreign visits improved relations with other countries, says Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday while speaking at the Lok Sabha said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign visits have improved country's relations with other nations. She added that development process has got a new momentum. Meanwhile, Swaraj said Modi's speech in Hindi at the United Nations General Assembly was a matter of great pride. Swaraj further stated that Modi is the second prime minister to visit Fiji after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1981, despite the fact that Indians make up 40 percent of the Fiji's population. Dec 3, 2014
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Request Opposition to let Parliament run, no question of Sadhvi's resignation: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday requested the Opposition parties to maintain calm and let Parliament run. Naidu said that the Congress and TMC parties are trying to adjourn the houses and not letting main issues come to discussion which is not in the benefit of the country. Further, talking about the opposition’s demand for Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's resignation, using the example of Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma who used indecent language against many leaders, Naidu said that there is no question of the Minister's resignation as she has tendered an apology for her statement. Dec 3, 2014
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No verdict final on Saradha-Burdwan link, matter under investigation: PMO

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday that the verdict on the link of Saradha scam money being transferred to Bangladesh through Burdwan has not yet been finalized and the matter is still under investigation. Singh said that the statement made by Amit Shah during his rally in West Bengal cannot be stated completely wrong as the investigation is underway. Dec 3, 2014
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A life of servitude: the modern slaves of Pakistan

An estimated two million men, women and children in Pakistan work for no pay, indebted for life, often for several generations -- modern-day slaves, prisoners of a system of debt where interest rates are so high they can never be met. Duration: 03:03 Dec 3, 2014
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Congress may back govt on insurance bill, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): A compromise between the Congress and BJP appears likely on the insurance bill with the opposition outfit expecting the government to address its concerns over dealing with foreign institutional investors in the overall 49% foreign investment ceiling in Indian insurance companies. Reacting over this Congress leader Manish Tewari said on Wednesday that the BJP should apologize to the nation about opposing amendments to the Insurance Bill when they were in opposition. Meanwhile, TMC MP Derek O'Brien said that the party has been opposing Insurance Bill not just for the sake of it, told Select Committee why going from 26% to 49% is not good. Dec 3, 2014
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Babri demolition petitioner refuses to continue fight, says issue politically motivated, Reactions f

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Babri demolition petitioner Hashim Ansari who has been fighting the case since many years has refused to continue his fight. Ansari said that the issue is now very old and has always been used for political gains and to create communal tension. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that such comments are welcome as they show harmony among various communities. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that Ansari has taken a strong step and it will make way for the abolition of religion dominated people who misguide innocents. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that one petitioner's withdrawal cannot withdraw history so the final decision has to be taken by the Supreme Court on the issue of Ayodhya. Dec 3, 2014
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3-year old minor allegedly raped in Bangalore school

Bangalore, Dec 3 (ANI): A three-year-old minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted twice in the school premises in Bangalore. Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi said that a police complaint has been registered and the accused, a school attendant, was arrested. He added that the accused has been booked under Section 373 and a female police officer has been assigned to investigate the case. Dec 3, 2014
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Hike in excise duty aimed to meet budget deficit: Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said that the government hiked excise duty on petrol and diesel for the second time in three weeks to shore up revenue to meet budget deficit without burdening the consumer. The government had on Tuesday raised excise duty on petrol by Rs.2.25 per litre and by Rs.1 a litre on diesel but retail pump rates will not be increased as oil firms decided to absorb the duty change for the time being. Dec 3, 2014
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Floral tribute paid to Dr Rajendra Prasad in Parliament on his 130th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Floral tributes were paid to the first President of India- Dr Rajendra Prasad in the Parliament on his 130th birth anniversary on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and other Parliamentary dignitaries paid floral tribute to Prasad. President Pranab Mukherjee also paid floral tributes to the first President of India on occasion of his 130th birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Dec 3, 2014