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Death of women at sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh sparks protest

Raipur, Nov 12 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters took to streets in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday (November 12), demanding immediate action against Chief Minister Raman Singh and the state health minister for the death of women at a sterilisation camp. The protesters smashed vehicles and stopped them from plying on roads. They also entered the schools and destroyed property there. The angry protesters demanded that an FIR (First Information Report) be filed against Singh and the junior health minister, Amar Agarwal. Ten women died and 14 were in a serious condition after botched operations at a government mass sterilization "camp" in Bilaspur district. The women fell ill on Monday (November 10), two days after surgery at a family planning camp at a village. Nov 12, 2014
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PSU bank employees go on nationwide strike over wage revision demand

Bhopal/ Kanpur/ Lucknow/ New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Public sector banks across India called for a day long nationwide strike on Wednesday demanding the long pending increment in the employees' wages. The strike has been called under the banner of an umbrella organisation of banks, United Forum of Bank Union. According to the media reports, much against the 23 per cent wage hike demand by the bank employees, Indian Banks' Association offered an increment of 11 per cent, which led unions to call for a strike. The protesters in New Delhi assembled outside various banks and shouted slogans demanding a revision in their salaries. Expressing resentment, an employee of National Organisation of Bank Workers, Ashwini, said around nine bank unions, 800,000 bank employees and more than 50,000 branches are on strike. The employees have been awaiting their salary revision since November 2012 but are yet to hear an official announcement from the government. Meanwhile in Kanpur city, bank union leader Pradeep Vajpayee said the conditions in which bank employees work are deteriorating. Nov 12, 2014
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GM Siddeshwara takes charge as MoS in Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Ministry

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Ministry GM Siddeshwara on Wednesday took charge of the office and said that he will carry on with his duties enshrined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Siddeshwara also said that he took charge today but got involved in the ministry work even before. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar said that the heavy industries ministry will work towards PM Modi's 'Make in India' campaign a reality. Nov 12, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi meets Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei

Myanmar, Nov 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. PM Modi said that he along with his team is very delighted to meet Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and that India and Brunei share friendly relations. Modi arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday following which he met President Thein Sein. Earlier in the day, PM Modi also addressed the 12th ASEAN Summit. Modi is in Myanmar on the first leg of his three-nation 10-day tour that will also take him to Australia and Fiji. Nov 12, 2014
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Bilaspur sterilization camp deaths case: SC declines to entertain petition seeking its intervention

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a petition seeking its intervention in case of medical negligence deaths during sterilization camp in Bilaspur. Eleven women have died and dozens more are in a critical condition after a government-run sterilization programme in Chhattisgarh designed to control the country's billion-plus population went wrong. Nov 12, 2014
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Vaiko calls Rajapaksa's willingness to pardon Tamil fishermen 'drama'

Chennai, Nov 12 (ANI): Reacting on the reports of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse's willingness to pardon the 5 Tamil Fisherman on death row, MDMK chief Vaiko on Wednesday alleged that Rajapakse is doing a drama with connivance of the Indian Government. Earlier in the day, many politicos welcomed the Sri Lankan government's decision to free the fishermen without any conditions. The Tamil fishermen were awarded death by a Sri Lankan Court for alleged drug trafficking. Nov 12, 2014
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Cancel Jet Etihad deal, Subramanian Swamy tells Modi govt

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government to not allow the Jet-Etihad deal to proceed. He alleged that foreign direct investment by Etihad Airways, national carrier of the United Arab Emirates into Indian aviation giant Jet Airways was just another way of compensating for bribes paid by Etisalat to Indian politicians for the 2G spectrum licence. Nov 12, 2014
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Bilaspur sterilization camp deaths case: Congress calls for Chhattisgarh bandh

Raipur, Nov 12 (ANI): In protest against the death of women at sterilization camp in Bilaspur, where the death toll has gone up to 11, the Congress on Wednesday called for Chhattisgarh bandh. The party alleged Chief Minister Raman Singh of not taking appropriate steps and demanded his resignation. Congress sought Health Minister Amar Agrawal resignation as well. Meanwhile, the police said that it has made all the arrangements to avoid any untoward incident. Nov 12, 2014
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PM Modi addresses the 12th ASEAN Summit, says ASEAN holds importance to India

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the 12th ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. He said that he is very happy to be a part of the 12th ASEAN Summit. He added that Myanmar is a great neighbour of India and both the countries share historic relations. He further said that ASEAN holds great importance for India and India shares good bilateral relations with the countries present at th.e Summit. Nov 12, 2014
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Mandate of people has been reflected: Rajiv Pratap Rudy on trust vote

Chennai, Nov 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Wednesday that the mandate of people has been reflected after BJP won the trust vote in Maharashtra Assembly. Rudy also said that the vote strength states that BJP can now go on with the government under the leadership of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Nov 12, 2014
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Sri Lanka President willing to pardon 5 Tamil fishermen on death row, politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Politicos in India welcomed the Sri Lankan government's decision to free Indian fishermen on death row in the island country without any conditions. However, Sri Lankan Minister Prabha Ganesan told Indian High Commission officials in Colombo that for this to happen, Indian has to withdraw the appeal filed in the Supreme Court against the High Court verdict. If India withdraws the appeal, President Mahinda Rajapaksa would pardon the Indian fishermen awarded death for alleged drug trafficking without any pre-conditions. Nov 12, 2014
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Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road. Duration: 02:21 Nov 12, 2014
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PM Modi meets Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-Cha

Myanmar, Nov 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-Cha in Myanmar's Capital Nay Pyi Taw. Delegation level talks were held between both countries after which Modi expressed confidence that under the leadership of Chan-o-cha relations between India and Thailand will improve. Earlier today, Narendra Modi also met his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, on the sidelines of the 12th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India summit held in Myanmar on Wednesday. Nov 12, 2014