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Former Law Minister HR Bhardwaj attacks Chidambaram over 2G Scam, Politicos React

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Former Law Minister Hans Raj Bhardwaj accused former Finance Minister P Chidambaram for "not doing enough to stop the 2G scam". He said that Manmohan Singh was one of the most honest leaders India had and that it was not him but Chidambaram who was at fault in the case. Reacting on the same, Congress leader PC Chacko said that although Chidambaram was not involved in the case, but it was not fair on his part to blame Manmohan Singh as the responsibility of the scam was on Chidambaram himself. NCP leader Majid Memon said that the former Finance minister should have worked with responsibility when he was in power. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said that this blame game in Congress is taking place to come to greener pastures of politics by blaming their own senior leaders. Nov 11, 2014
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PM Modi pays tributes to Abul Kalam Azad and Acharya Kripalani on their birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to Acharya Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani as well as freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on their birth anniversary. Modi tweeted, "Scholar, freedom fighter and a man who devoted his life towards nation building, I salute Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his birth anniversary". Azad was one of the tallest national leaders of his time and promoted the cause of Hindu Muslim unity as well as secularism and socialism. His contribution to laying the foundation of education in independent India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India. The prime minister also paid tribute to Acharya Kripalani. "Tributes to Acharya Kripalani on his birth anniversary. His ideals and strong commitment to serve the poor continue to inspire," he added. Nov 11, 2014
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Sickness stalks India village with toxic water

Hundreds of residents in villages along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab are suffering from blindness and pre-natal deformities, ailments they believe are caused by groundwater contaminated with untreated industrial waste. Duration: 02:28 Nov 11, 2014
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Police arrest two youths in Punjab for allegedly leaking important information to Pakistan

Firozpur, Nov 11 (ANI): Police arrested two youths near a border village in Punjab allegedly for leaking important information to neighbouring Pakistan. The two suspects, hailing from Bhopal city in Madhya Pradesh, were nabbed by police in a hotel near cantonment area of a border village in Firozpur district of Punjab. According to Superintendent of Police, Firozpur, Vibhor Kumar, the youths were in constant touch with a woman in Pakistan through Facebook and whatsApp and had also received money through MoneyGram transfer from her. The police have also seized two rare species of scorpions from their possession. Nov 11, 2014
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Indian Embassy in Sri Lanka got copy of verdict against fishermen: MEA

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka obtained a copy of the judgment that gave death sentence to five fishermen, said foreign ministry spokesperson in New Delhi. The court has convicted five Indian fishermen on the charge of drug trafficking. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that the embassy had approached best legal brains in Sri Lanka to appeal against the verdict. However, Akbaruddin refused to comment on the BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s statement over the transfer of five fishermen to an Indian jail under a bilateral agreement. Earlier on Monday, Swamy had said the deadlock was broken after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the issue. Nov 11, 2014
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PM Modi to visit Australia this week for G-20 summit

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Australia from November 16-18 for G-20 summit later this week, said foreign ministry official. India wants to keep a so-called 'peace clause' that protects its huge state food purchases until the World Trade Organization can strike a definitive deal on stockpiling. As originally envisaged in Bali, the clause would expire in four years. India’s foreign ministry official Anil Wadhwa said Modi`s visit to Australia would improve and strengthen relations between the two countries. India would also discuss contours of an agreement between US, Japan, India and Australia to check Chinese influence in the region. The Prime Minister will hold delegation-level talks with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott, and will address the Parliament in Canberra. He will have political-business community meetings in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The Prime Minister will also participate in the G-20 Summit in Australia, following which he shall travel to Fiji after a gap of 33 years. Modi will also visit Myanmar before his visit to Australia and Fiji. Nov 11, 2014
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Women's rights activists condemn AMU VC's 'girls will attract boys in University library' statement

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Women's rights activists on Tuesday condemned Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah's statement wherein he said that there would be 'four times more boys' in the library if girls were allowed in and that the space does not allow the same. Justifying as to why girls were not allowed library membership, the VC said, “the issue is not of discipline, but of space. Our library is packed". DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh said that this is the mentality of the University to dominate women. AIDWA General Secretary Jagmati Sangwan demanded that the President should take action over the matter. Meanwhile, NCW Member Shamina Shafiq said that such a statement is not expected from VC of a central university and that space problem should be tackled in a better and positive way. Nov 11, 2014
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Explosion near NIA Office in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 11 (ANI): A small explosion occurred near the office of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Kolkata, police and interior office officials said. An officer at the police control room in Kolkata said the cause of the blast at the NIA office had not yet been established. Interior ministry official said preliminary information was that nobody had been injured. The NIA is currently investigating an earlier explosion in Burdwan, near Kolkata in October, that the agency believes was a botched plot by Bangladeshi Islamist militants to kill Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. A Kolkata court on Sunday gave the NIA custody of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) commander Sajid, a Bangladeshi national who West Bengal police arrested on Saturday in connection with the blast. Sajid's arrest followed the detention of another suspect on Thursday. Nov 11, 2014
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Bangladesh war crime accused Mohammad Kamaruzzaman's family urge SC to review its verdict

Dhaka, Nov 11 (ANI): Family members of the Islamist leader, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, convicted for war crimes, urged Bangladesh Supreme Court to review its verdict of upholding his death penalty. In May last year, a special war crimes tribunal found Kamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, guilty of genocide and torture of unarmed civilians during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The tribunal sentenced him to death. Kamaruzzaman's son, Hasan Iqbal pleaded his father's innocence and requested the court to reconsider the verdict. The tribunals have delivered death sentences for two Jamaat leaders, including its party chief and former minister, Motiur Rahman Nizami, late October this year. Nov 11, 2014
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Woman paraded naked in Rajasthan, 30 accused arrested

Rajsamand, Nov 11 (ANI): Police arrested 30 accused for allegedly parading a woman half naked in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, said a senior officer. The 40-year-old woman was allegedly stripped and paraded on a donkey across a tribal village by village council members who were accusing her of being involved in a murder case at Thurabad village in Rajsamand district. Police registered the case, following the complaint filed by the woman’s husband, Uday Singh. Police said that the woman was humiliated by the village council members for being involved in an alleged murder. District collector Verma and other officials visited the village after the incident. Nov 11, 2014
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Huge cache of explosives recovered from poll bound Jharkhand

Latehar, Nov 11 (ANI): Huge cache of explosives was recovered in poll bound red corridor area of Jharkhand in a joint anti-Maoist operation by commandos of paramilitary and special police unit. The explosives were recovered by elite CoBRA commando troops of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jharkhand ‘Jaguars’ police unit in Latehar district of Jharkhand in a joint exercise. The items recovered in this operation include 1745 detonators, 154 pressure cookers, cortex wires, 4 quintals of urea, gunpowder, three gas cylinder based Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) of 50 kg each and other loose explosives. Superintendent of Police (SP), Latehar, Michael Raj S said that the operation was launched on a tip off intelligence in the Maoist infested area. Raj S also said that the Maoists could have used these explosives to disrupt the upcoming elections and targeted the security forces. Nov 11, 2014
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4 women die in Chhattisgarh after sterilization surgery, CM orders probe

Bilaspur, Nov 11 (ANI): In a shocking incident, 4 women have died due to medical negligence in sterilization camp organized by the state government in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Raman Singh has ordered for investigation and compensation has been announced for the families of the dead. The camp was organized as part of family planning programme. As per the programme, the women undergoing operation get Rs 1400 and the worker who brings the gets Rs 200 for each woman. Nov 11, 2014
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Suicide bomber in school uniform kills 47 in Nigeria

A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber disguised in school uniform kills 47 students in northeast Nigeria, in one of the worst attacks against schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum. Duration: 01:05 Nov 11, 2014
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People from different faiths flock at the Urs of Saint Sai Baba

Jammu & Kashmir, Nov 10 (ANI): Sufism has always influenced Kashmiris since age. The land of Jammu & Kashmir has been blessed by the preaching of Sufi saints who have lived here from centuries. One them is Sain Sai Baba of Poonch district. Sai Baba throughout his life spread Sufism in the area by spreading the message of communal harmony and amity among people. The Urs celebrated here not only witnesses the devotees who preach his teaching but also follows them with utmost devotion. It is believed that wishes of the devotees who come from all across the country are fulfilled here. Nov 11, 2014
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Workers from diverse communities congregate at incense stick making unit

Jharkhand, Nov 10 (ANI): Sahibganj, located in the eastern state of Jharkhand, is known as place of sahibs or masters. The district houses people of various communities including Hindus and Muslims, who share a common bond of oneness and mutual understanding. It is in this backdrop that people of different religious beliefs don’t hesitate in working and helping each other to earn a better living, enabling communal harmony in the area. A similar example is set by the women of the district, who without any religious bias, work together in an incense stick making unit. Nov 11, 2014