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Suresh Prabhu and Ch. Birender Singh files nomination papers for RS seats

Chandigarh, Nov 25 (ANI): Union Ministers Suresh Prabhu and Ch. Birender Singh filed their nomination papers from Haryana on Tuesday. The two ministers were nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other BJP MLAs were present when the two filed their nominations before Returning Officer Sumit Kumar, who is also the Secretary of Haryana Assembly. Prabhu said that the two will work for the state along with working at the centre and will take Haryana to new heights. However, Singh said that he is used to the works of a Rajya Sabha MP from his past experience. The Election Commission had earlier notified the by-election to the Council of States from Haryana. As per the schedule, the last date for filing nominations is November 25. Nov 25, 2014
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Minor explosion outside polling station in J and K

Bandipore, Nov 25 (ANI): A minor explosion took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipore district on Tuesday morning reportedly. Security officials say that it was a very low intensity blast in a rocky terrain of the district, and added that there were no casualties so far. In the wake of the blast, the security drill in the district has been tightened, given that the first phase of assembly elections in the state is currently on. The DIG of North Kashmir, Ghulam Hassan Butt said that there was no need to panic. Meanwhile, about 20 percent voting was reported in the state till a little after 10 a.m. this morning. Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah have appealed to the people to come out in large numbers to vote. Nov 25, 2014
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Festive Food Can Prove Harmful For Type 2 Diabetes Patients

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Overeating at a holiday get together could be harmful for people who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes, says a new study. People who have foods with too many carbohydrates or sugars during the holiday season could send their blood sugar levels into a dangerously high range. People should try to eat two or three special things during the holiday season like some special dessert and avoid sampling everything. "White" carbohydrates such as pasta, bread, rice and potatoes should be avoided and substituted with whole grains, brown rice and fruits and vegetables and limit portion sizes. Also those who chose to drink alcohol, a few adult beverages would be okay if alternated with water, seltzer, diet soda, etc. Nov 25, 2014
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BJP used black money issue as conspiracy to cash on votes, failed all expectations: Mulayam Singh

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday slammed at the Narendra Modi led NDA government and said that the party used black money issue as a conspiracy to case on votes during the Lok Sabha polls. Yadav said that ruling BJP promised to get black money in 100 days among many other promises but failed on all expectations. He further said that at least the previous government told the amount of the black money but the BJP government failed to disclose even that. Meanwhile, talking about the land acquisition bill, he said that lands should and can be taken from farmers only on their will and not otherwise. Nov 25, 2014
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Bengaluru MG Road stalking case: Police arrests 6 accused

Bengaluru, Nov 25 (ANI): Bengaluru Police has arrested all six accused in the MG Road women stalking case on Tuesday. Bengaluru Police Commissioner MN Reddi said that the police acted on a tipoff and within 48 hours of registration of complaint by one of the five women, all accused have been arrested. He added that the individuals have confessed their crime and further investigations are going on. On Saturday, the five women, who were returning from an ice cream parlour, were harassed by a group of men on Bengaluru's MG road. As they stopped their car near an ice cream parlour some unidentified men tried to open the doors of their vehicle and left only after the women started making a noise and shouted for help. Nov 25, 2014
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Nepal gears up to welcome world leaders to SAARC summit

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Nepal's capital Kathmandu is getting ready to host the 18th summit of leaders from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Foreign Secretaries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Maldives are setting the agenda for the summit due to be held on November 26 and 27.The preparations for summit are in full swing in Nepal as the authorities have heightened the security for the two-day event where leaders from eight nations will meet and discuss the core issues of importance. As last stage preparations are being carried out, even artisans are busy giving final touches to earthen pots that will adorn the venue to welcome leaders at the meet. Nepal has two limousines and has rented six bullet-proof cars from India for the visiting leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on 25th in the afternoon and return late in the evening of 27th November. Meanwhile, a resident of Kathmandu, Vishnu Harikaki said it is a moment of pride for the people of Nepal as the summit would take place in their nation for the first time. Nov 25, 2014
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Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi passes away after prolonged illness

Mumbai, Nov 25 (ANI): Eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died early Tuesday following prolonged illness. She was 94. Sitara Devi was on ventilator and her condition was serious while she was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital, said her son-in-law. Sitara Devi became a Kathak legend and is known as a pioneering force in bringing the genre to Bollywood. She is the recipient of prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman. Sitara Devi was born in the family of Brahmin 'kathakar' Sukhdev Maharaj in Kolkata in 1920. When she turned 11, the family moved to Mumbai, where she impressed Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a three-hour solo recital. The funeral of eminent Kathak legend will take place Thursday morning. She is survived by a son and a daughter. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled on the loss. The PMO tweeted, "PM has condoled the passing away of noted Kathak dancer Sitara Devi. PM also recalled her rich contribution to Kathak." Nov 25, 2014
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TMC protests at Parliament gate over black money issue

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): TMC leaders on Tuesday protested at Parliament gate over black money issue. TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar said that Narendra Modi government promised to bring back black money in 100 days. Almost 200 days are over but the black money has still not come, the government must give an answer. The TMC has given a notice for suspension of question hour in Lok Sabha on the issue of black money. Nov 25, 2014
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Opposition targets govt on black money in Parliament

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): A united Opposition is creating trouble to the BJP-led NDA government in parliament over the black money issue on Tuesday. TMC MPs earlier in the morning staged a protest outside Parliament demanding the suspension of the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha for a comprehensive debate on the black money issue. Congress leader Malliarjun Kharge said that several issues are to be discussed in Parliament like black money, help for AP, JandK, dismantling of Planning Commission. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 pm following Opposition protests. Nov 25, 2014
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BJP assures TMC that govt is working on black money issue and is ready to discuss all matters in Par

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): After BJP Parliamentary meet, Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government is ready to discuss varied issues and concerns of all the parties. Talking about the protest staged by TMC party workers outside the Parliament, Rudy assured the party that the central government is working on the black money issue and have completed the ground work. He said that the centre has also formed SIT and the evidence worldwide has been put in proper form to investigate on the case. TMC MPs, meanwhile, are staging a protest outside Parliament to demand the suspension of the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha for a comprehensive debate on the black money issue. Nov 25, 2014
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Opposition parties to corner govt in Parliament over Insurance Bill

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): The Opposition parties are likely to show a united front in Parliament on Tuesday to corner the ruling Bharatiya janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the Insurance Bill, which seeks to allow 49 per cent FDI in the sector. Nov 25, 2014
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Foreign ministers attend SAARC meet in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Foreign ministers of eight South Asian nations attended the 36th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Council of Ministers meet in Nepal on Tuesday. India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj was in attendance with Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. Foreign Secretaries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Maldives are setting the agenda for the summit due to be held on November 26 and 27. Swaraj on Monday (November 24) hoped the Summit would bear fruitful results and boost regional cooperation cementing ties and added it was the most important for the south Asian nations as it strengthens friendship and bolsters bilateral relations. India's objective during the meet would be enhancement of connectivity, people to people contacts, transport and energy, which is subjected to agreements between the member nations. Nov 25, 2014
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First phase of JandK assembly polls begin on Tuesday

Jammu and Kashmir, Nov 25 (ANI): The polling for the first phase in the Assembly Elections of Jammu and Kashmir began on Tuesday as people queued outside polling booths to caste their votes. About 400 companies of security forces have been deployed to ensure free and fair polls in the first phase of the assembly elections. Residents lined up outside the polling booths to exercise their franchise fighting the extreme cold weather as they hoped for better governance in the state. Of the 15 Assembly seats going to polls on Tuesday, 11 segments of Chenab valley and North Kashmir were highly militancy infested areas and some of them still have militant influx. A total of 10,502,50 voters, including 5,00,539 women, will decide the fate of 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers among 123 candidates at 1,900 polling stations in 15 constituencies. Nov 25, 2014
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India rubbishes US think-tank finding on Pakistan nuclear weaponry

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Indian experts on Monday rubbished US think-tank report on Pakistan's growing nuclear weaponry saying it was being exaggerated as every country had right to equip itself in a bid to ensure security. According to a study by the US based think-tank Council on Foreign Relations, Pakistan's nuclear strength could reach up to 200 nuclear devices in the next six years. It also said South Asia was most at risk from unresolved territorial disputes, terrorism and growing nuclear strength. Defence Expert Praful Bakshi, however, was quick to dismiss the findings of the study. Meanwhile, NCP leader Majid Memon said that Pakistan should refrain from trying to intimidate India. Nov 25, 2014