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Devotees across nation celebrate Chhath Puja

Patna / New Delhi / Bhopal, Nov 9 (ANI): Devotees across India offered special prayers, exchanged greetings and performed traditional rituals as they got together with great zeal to celebrate the Sun God festival of 'Chhath'. The three-day long festival of 'Chhath,' dedicated to the Sun God, began on Friday with thousands of devotees observing fasts and swarming to the banks of the holy rivers. The 'Chhath', celebrated on the sixth and seventh day after Diwali, is significant for married women who observe a three-day fast and stand in waist- deep river waters, and present religious offerings to the Sun God. Nov 9, 2013
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No Modi factor in Chhattisgarh, Congress will win Assembly polls: Charan Das Mahant

Raipur, Nov 09 (ANI): President of Congress unit in Chhattisgarh, Charan Das Mahant on Saturday slammed BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said that there is no Modi factor in the state and that Congress will definitely win the polls. Further, he talked about various problems facing the state and said that the youth be given employment and there should be talks with Maoists to tackle the problem. Mahant also said Modi is too eager to be in power whereas Congress works on the belief of sacrifice. Nov 9, 2013
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India, Kuwait agree to strengthen relations and expand ties

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that India and Kuwait have agreed to work purposefully to expand relations in key areas, including energy and investments. Singh had delegation levels talks with the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Singh said that the relationship between India and Kuwait was enriched by the great warmth and goodwill shared by the two nations. During the meet, Singh addressed Kuwait as an extremely valuable partner in the economic sphere and that close relations between India and Kuwait were important for both the countries. Jabar reiterated the view of his Indian counterpart and stated that Kuwait and India have signed several agreements to strengthen the relations between both countries Nov 9, 2013
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PM stresses on need for strengthening relations between India and China

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh interacted with a delegation of Chinese students in New Delhi and said that relations between the two Asian giants needed to be strengthened. Emphasising on this economic- cultural relationship, Singh said that the need of the hour was to carry the multi- faceted relationship between the two nations forward. Nov 9, 2013
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Islami Andolon Bangladesh demands neutral caretaker government in Bangladesh ahead of elections

Dhaka, Nov 09 (ANI): Cadres and supporters of the Islami Andolon Bangladesh participated in a rally in Dhaka pressing the central government for a neutral caretaker government ahead of the upcoming national elections. Political uncertainty and unrest plunged Bangladesh into a cycle of violence as the two main political parties exploit the tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections. Recently, Bangladesh's main opposition party refused a request from the prime minister to form an all-party government to oversee upcoming elections, setting the stage for a showdown this week that could delay or even derail the polls altogether. Leader of Islami Andolon, Syed Mohammad Rezaul Karim also called for free and fair elections. Nov 9, 2013
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Political uncertainty plunges Bangladesh into cycle of violence ahead of elections

Dhaka, Nov 09 (ANI): Political uncertainty and unrest plunged Bangladesh into a cycle of violence as the two main political parties exploit the tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections. Recently, Bangladesh's main opposition party refused a request from the prime minister to form an all-party government to oversee upcoming elections, setting the stage for a showdown this week that could delay or even derail the polls altogether. Senior advocate, Bangladesh Supreme Court, Yusuf Hossain Humayun, while talking to a reporter blamed the founder of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Ziaur Rahman for allowing Jamaat-e-Islami to function as a political party. Commenting over the demand for a caretaker government, Humayun said that a constructional amendment for such a demand was not possible. Nov 9, 2013
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Manmohan Singh, Advani to address rallies in poll-bound Chhattisgarh today

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch LK Advani will address rallies in poll-bound Chhattisgarh today. According to reports, the Prime Minister will address a rally in Raipur to encourage voters to back Congress Chief Ministerial candidate Ajit Jogi. Advani will be addressing people in Kasdol, Bilaspur and Bhatapara today for the second phase. Nov 9, 2013
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At least 100 dead in typhoon Haiyan

Philippines, Nov 09 (ANI): Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land, was barrelling out of the Philippines on Saturday after it flattened houses, triggered landslides and floods and knocked out power and communications across a number of islands. In the central Philippines, nearly all houses in Tacloban in Leyte province with a population of about 220,000, were toppled and casualties were feared to be massive, a disaster official said. At least 100 people may have died from the impact of super typhoon Haiyan, a senior government official said on Saturday. Nov 9, 2013
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PM's visit to Sri Lanka for CHOGM unlikely, CPI says will affect relations

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is most unlikely to visit Sri Lanka for Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM), CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the cancelation of the visit will adversely affect relations between the two countries. He also said that such actions are not possible for all times as India can't break relations with every country wherein Indians are ill-treated. Nov 9, 2013
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New Facebook data centre in Swedish Lapland

Europe's first Facebook data centre in the northern city of Lulea in Swedish Lapland went live on June 12, 2013, run entirely on hydro power. Duration: 00:53 Nov 8, 2013
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Toronto mayor drunken rant caught on tape

Toronto's crack-smoking mayor faced embarrassment Thursday when video footage was published showing him in an agitated drunken state, staggering and making foul-mouthed threats. Duration: 00:40 Nov 8, 2013
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Madagascar's presidential race goes to a run-off

Madagascar's presidential race will go to a run-off vote next month between two candidates linked to the island's main political rivals, after an inconclusive first round, official results showed Friday. Duration: 0:46 Nov 8, 2013
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Troubled Maldives holds make-or-break vote

Supporters of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) attended a rally in the capital Male Friday ahead of Saturday's presidential elections, the third in as many months, amid pressure to elect a leader or risk international censure. Duration: 00:37 Nov 8, 2013