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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
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Hindus, Muslims work together in embroidery industry

Meerut, Nov 25 (ANI): Meerut, located in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important commercial centers of the country and houses many big and small business establishments. And, providing a perfect example of harmony between different communities is the embroidery industry. Here, Hindus and Muslims work in complete accord. Muslims are largely involved with embroidery. Once the embroidery is done, the clothes are sent to wholesale dealers and various shops, which are mostly owned by Hindus. Social harmony and cultural integration among workers and suppliers, who belong to different faiths, is one of the major factors behind the success of the industry. The embroidery unit in Meerut provides yet another example of good relations that exist between different communities in India. Nov 25, 2013
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Faith cutting across religious boundaries

Bangalore, Nov 25 (ANI): Bangalore situated in India’s southern state of Karnataka is one of the fastest growing cities of India. But rapid modernization has not in any way affected the traditional good relations between people of different communities. The mausoleum of Hazrat Khawaja Mehboob Ali Shah Chishti is an example of this fact. It attracts a large number of devotees from different communities, who gather here for the saint’s blessings. It is believed that the saint showers his blessings on people of communities alike, who visit the mausoleum. Devotees gather in large numbers under one roof to pay respect to the saint. Promoting the message of love and peace to mankind, the shrine is more than just a place of worship…it is a symbol of harmony between communities, which is a hallmark of the Indian society. Nov 25, 2013
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Kangna brings glamour to the race course

Mumbai, Nov 25 (ANI): Glam doll Kangna Ranaut and ace Director Milan Luthria added an additional touch of Bollywood glamour to the usual swish set at the horse races in Mumbai. Kangna came in as the chief guest at Metro Motors Auto Hangar Sir H.M. Mehta Million event. Kangna looked stunning in a beautiful white Dior gown paired up with a little Shilpa hat. Interacting with media persons Kangna said that it was a great experience for her. While according to filmmaker Milan Luthria Kangna is the perfect choice to be the ambassador of this race course. Nov 25, 2013
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Pressure builds on crisis-hit Thai government

Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators march through the tense Thai capital in an escalation of mass street rallies aiming to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's embattled government. Duration: 01:01 Nov 25, 2013
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State Assembly polls begin in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram

Chhindwara/ Gwalior/ Budhni, Nov 25 (ANI): Voters across Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram queued up at polling booths in both the state on Monday as the state assembly elections commenced. The polls in both the states comes after Chhattisgarh polls, leaving only two assembly polls - Rajasthan and Delhi - this year. Atleast 53,946 polling stations in Madhya Pradesh will be thronged with voters to elect 230 MLAs to the 14th Vidhan Sabha. Nov 25, 2013
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Belgium princess pays floral tribute to World War I soldiers at India Gate

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Princess Astrid of Belgium visited the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi and paid floral tribute at the eternal flame 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' and inaugurated the Flower Carpet in commemoration of World War I soldiers. The Princess is on a week-long-visit to India and arrived on Saturday with a 300-member business delegation to boost bilateral trade relations. Nov 25, 2013
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BJP demands reforms in food distribution system

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): BJP senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi called for reforms in commodity trading, which would put a stop on price rise of food products. Earlier this year, Parliament approved a $20 billion scheme to distribute subsidised wheat and rice to 800 million people, backing an anti-malnutrition drive that investors fear will mean missing the fiscal deficit target. Taking a jibe at that scheme, Joshi said that it lacks nutritional products in the list. Nov 25, 2013
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Money given to media houses to defame us: AAP Part - 3

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday maintained its claim that money was distributed in some media houses to defame the party. The allegation comes in the wake of a sting operation by media portal mediasarkar.com, which showed some AAP members allegedly accepting donations without proper verification. The party also claimed that the sting tapes were doctored. Nov 25, 2013
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Shoma Chaudhury faces ire in journalist sexual assault case

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): The Chairperson of the State Commission for Women of Goa, Vidya Shet, on Sunday hit out at the Managing Editor of investigative magazine ‘Tehelka’, Shoma Chaudhury, in the journalist sexual assault case. 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. Shet alleged that Chaudhury is taking sides with the wrong person. Nov 25, 2013
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Delhi and central govt looting Delhi people: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Accusing the Congres party, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said that the Delhi government as well as central government is looting the people of Delhi and that common man even are not getting access to basic necessities of life. Swaraj said that scams like Common wealth games increased the wealth of congress and no action was taken in the same. Further, she raised question on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for the lack of security for women in the city. Nov 25, 2013
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Tarun Tajpal case: Investigating team obtained more documents and electronic item, says Goa DIG

Panaji, Nov 24 (ANI): Giving updates on the Tarun Tajpal sexual assault case, Goa DIG OP Mishra said that the investigating team has obtained more documents and other electronic items relevant for the case and the teams will be arriving in Goa for further proceedings. He said that the investigation is moving in the correct direction and that more people will be contacted if required soon. Further, he appealed to remain sensitive towards the privacy and dignity of the victim and stop any such posts on the social networking sites. Nov 25, 2013