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Shiv Sena, BJP seat-sharing row: Deadlock continues

Mumbai, Sept 20 (ANI): President of Maharashtra unit of BJP, Devendra Fadnavis, ruled out breaking of alliance and said that the party has given proposal to Shiv Sena over seat sharing for the upcoming polls. As per the earlier reports, Shiv Sena had asked BJP to contest on 199 seats out of 288, if it wanted to continue the alliance. However, the BJP did not accept it, adding it will contest on all 288 seats and break the alliance with right-wing party. Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, said that the party wants to take the alliance ahead in the greater interest of Maharashtra and people of Maharashtra. Sep 20, 2014
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Scottish independence leader Salmond to step down

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said Friday he will step down from his post and as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) after the country voted against independence in a historic referendum. Duration: 01:14 Sep 20, 2014
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France's Sarkozy announces political comeback

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to French politics Friday, taking to Facebook to offer disenchanted voters a "new political choice" amid a deep economic crisis. Duration: 01:51 Sep 20, 2014
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France begins strikes against jihadist target in Iraq

France carried out its first air strike against the Islamic State group in Iraq Friday, boosting US-led efforts to unite the world against the growing threat posed by the jihadists. Duration: 00:53 Sep 20, 2014
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Turkey reopens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group

Turkey on Friday reopened its border with Syria to Kurds fleeing Islamic State (IS) militants, saying a "worst-case scenario" could drive as many as 100,000 more refugees into the country. Duration: 00:58 Sep 20, 2014
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Iconic 'Easy Rider' chopper bike to go on auction block

The iconic Harley-Davidson motorbike ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider" is to go under the hammer in California, and auctioneers predict it will make at least $1 million. Duration: 01:09 Sep 19, 2014
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Classical dance festival entices audiences in eastern India

Bhubaneswar, Sept.19 (ANI): The latest edition of classical Odissi dance Ashtapadi festival kicked off in India's eastern Bhubaneswar city, pays an ode to Sanskrit poet Jayadev from the 12th century. The Ashtapadi festival was inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik. The fourth edition of the festival includes some of the best known names in Odissi genre. Prior to the dance festival, a book 'Sampoorna Geeta Govinda', authored by noted scholar of Odisha's cultural heritage and musician Dr Subas Pani was released by the Chief Minister. The performing arts festival features Odisha's classical dance Odissi dance performances and vocal recitals of all twenty four songs of Jayadeva's Geetagovinda. Dr.Subas was hopeful that the colourful festival will provide a complete aesthetic experience to the audiences. The festival has been mounted by Sri Geeta Govinda Pratishtana of Puducherry, which has been making its presence felt across the country over the last few years with elaborate dance events dedicated to the 12th century epic of Jayadeva. Sep 19, 2014
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PM Modi meets senior ministers to discuss 'Clean India Mission'

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Friday met his senior ministers and bureaucrats to discuss his dream project 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' or Clean India Mission. Clean India Mission will be launched on October 02, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, to create a clean India by 2019 by eliminating the unhealthy practice of open defecation. Linking cleanliness to tourism and economy, earlier, Modi said that world-class levels of hygiene and cleanliness are required in the country's top fifty tourist destinations to bring about a paradigm shift in the global perception of India. Modi had said in his first Independence Day speech on August 15 that the poor needed self respect , which begins with cleanliness and had urged the nation to make the country a cleaner one by 2019. Sep 19, 2014
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Nalanda University's glory historic, will attract students from all countries: Sushma Swaraj

Bihar, Sep 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University as a centre for learning and education. Swaraj said that Nalanda University's glory is historic and it will attract students and teachers from all countries. She also expressed confidence that the University will be set up as a landmark among all South Asian countries that have been eagerly waited for the ancient learning centre to reopen. The university will be built in Rajgir, 12km from where the ancient Nalanda University stood till the 12th century. Sep 19, 2014
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Students' union to move court in JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY molestation case in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sept 19 (ANI): Protesting students' union of Jadavpur University in Kolkata city will move court to seek justice for the alleged molestation of a victim in hostel. The protesters shut down the institution and demanded resignation of Vice Chancellor of the university over alleged molestation of other students during their protest. The victim student was molested by few male students who dragged her inside the boys’ hostel on August 28. Students further alleged that police authorities dragged out students and manhandled them. More than 30 students were arrested by the police while some of them were also injured. Protesters demanded Vice Chancellor Abhijeet Chakraborty's resignation and suspension of police officials, who manhandled students, and also an impartial inquiry. Sep 19, 2014