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Bangladesh elections in jeopardy, political battle between feuding parties heats up

Dhaka, Nov 25 (ANI): Bangladesh’s independence war veteran, Major General (retired) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, highlighted the political conflict between the feuding parties, locked in decades of mutual trust, while ruled out the possibility of personal fight between the two. The stand-off between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her arch rival and former premier Begum Khaleda Zia, is nothing new. Recently, Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) refused a request from the prime minister to form an all-party government to oversee upcoming elections. While talking to a reporter in Dhaka, Ibrahim said that the leading parties represent two different ideologies and different parameters of success and failure. Commenting over the current political scenario, Ibrahim said that rivalry and anxiety among the various segments of people of Bangladesh can pose as a hindrance to the polls. Calling for an agreement, Ibrahim urged Hasina to hold a discussion with opposition with an aim to end the impasse. Nov 25, 2013
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Maoists make life miserable for children

Lohardaga/New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): These children in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga district have fled their villages to escape forcible recruitment by Maoists. The rebels recruit youngsters to use them as human shields and informers against the security forces. Pinki Kumar, who has faced Maoists’ threat, says they are scared to return to their village as they fear abduction by the rebels. Parents of these children shared their horrific experience. Children are the main victims of the Maoist-led guerilla war in states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. A recent report by “Save the Children”, an NGO, has found that children and education are huge casualties in strife-torn regions. The report titled `Caught in Crossfire – Children and education in regions affected by civil strife’ was released on Children’s Day. Nov 25, 2013
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India parades for rights of gays and homosexuals

New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 25 (ANI): Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered through streets across India in a colourful and vibrant celebration for the rights of the homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders. Under a huge rainbow flag, to the sound of drums, whistles and horns, gay activists and supporters shouted slogans of freedom and waved placards to celebrate their sixth 'Gay Queer Pride Parade' as they marched in New Delhi and Bangalore. Nov 25, 2013
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Court verdict in Aarushi-Hemraj twin murder case today

Ghaziabad, Nov 25 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will on Monday pronounce its verdict in the Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj twin murder case. Special Judge S Lal will deliver the verdict, after a 15-month-long trial of Aarushi's parents, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, on charges of murder and destruction of evidence. The dentist couple is presently on bail. Nov 25, 2013
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Poisonous food at temple feast leaves 123 children sick

Neemach, Nov 25 (ANI): Around 123 children fell sick after consuming poisonous food at a temple community feast in Madhya Pradesh. The incident came forward in Neemach town of the province on Sunday when children complained of severe diarrhoea and vomiting after consuming contaminated food at a community lunch. The organisation serves food to the poor at the temple of Lord Shiva once a week as a part of their routine. The sick were admitted to a nearby hospital and are undergoing treatment. Nov 25, 2013
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BJP will win with huge margin in MP: Sushma

Bhopal, Nov 25 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday expressed confidence that her party will win with a huge margin in Madhya Pradesh. Voting for the 230-member assembly polls that will also decide Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan 's electoral fate is presently underway in Madhya Pradesh. Nov 25, 2013
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Mizoram polls: CM Lal Thanhawla confident of victory

Aizawl, Nov 25 (ANI): Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday expressed confidence that the Congress party will win with a huge margin in Mizoram. Polling for the 40 seat assembly elections in the state began amid tight security. The polling was brisk in most parts of the mountainous state. Of the 40 assembly seats, 39 are reserved for tribals. One seat is for general category. Counting of votes will be taken up Dec 9. Nov 25, 2013
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Shoma Chaudhury should be arrested: Vidya Shet

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): The Chairperson of the State Commission for Women of Goa, Vidya Shet, on Monday hit out at the Managing Editor of investigative magazine 'Tehelka', Shoma Chaudhury, in the journalist sexual assault case. She condemned Chaudhury and said that she should be arrested as she has given protection to the accused. Shoma was earlier criticized for not handling the complaint of sexual assault by a young woman journalist against the news magazine's founder editor, Tarun Tejpal efficiently. Nov 25, 2013
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Northeast showcases its rich culture and traditions at India International Trade Fair

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): A large number of crafts persons and entrepreneurs from eight northeastern states are participating in the India International Trade Fair 2013 in New Delhi. Each state has a dedicated pavilion at the fair with different themes. Around 20 exhibitors from Nagaland showcased a variety of products like handloom, artificial jewellery, decorative items, paintings and cultural artifacts. Emilo, an entrepreneur from Nagaland, has come to the capital for the first time. He is thrilled by the response of the people. Exhibitors from Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh also took part in the fair. Nov 25, 2013
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India and Bangladesh vow to fight militancy and cross-border crimes

Tripura, Nov 25 (ANI): Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir were in Tripura on November 17 to inaugurate the first multi-purpose Integrated Check Post along the Bangladesh border at Akhaurah. India plans to set up 5 such posts with Bangladesh to further boost trade and people to people contact between the northeastern states and Bangladesh. The Akhaura land customs is one of the most important international trading land ports in eastern India, dealing with around 4,500 people every month travelling between the two countries. Nov 25, 2013