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Sonia Gandhi slams BJP in poll-bound Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur, Nov 12 (ANI): While addressing a rally in poll-bound Ambikapur city of Chhattisgarh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi slammed the BJP yet again and said that the 25th May incident wherein many Congress leaders were killed was the biggest failure of the party. Further, Gandhi said that the UPA government sent many funds for the development of the sate but the Chhattisgarh government never allowed them to reach the public. Gandhi also taunted the BJP and said that the party who makes brothers fight, cannot be anybody's own. Nov 12, 2013
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Police arrest Indian wrestler in alleged drug racket

Patiala, Nov 12 (ANI): The Punjab police arrested top award winning Indian wrestler, Jagdish Bhola, an alleged mastermind behind an international drug racket from Haryana. Jagdish Bhola was on the run after his residence was raided by the police and drugs worth Rs 100 crore were recovered. The team was tracking the accused since March this year. According to the SSP, drugs worth Rs 700 crore had earlier been seized which were being smuggled to countries like Canada, America, Europe and Australia. The SSP said there were foreigners involved in the case and that they had arrested 27 people in the case so far. Nov 12, 2013
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Bangladesh heads for 'total deadlock' ahead of elections

Dhaka, Nov 12 (ANI): A clash of ideologies has plunged Bangladesh into a cycle of violence as the two main political parties - ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh National Party (BNP) headed by Begum Khaleda Zia are exploiting the tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections. A lawyer and secretary-general of 'The Bangladesh United Council for Hindus, Buddhists and Christians,' Rana Dasgupta drew attention towards the ideological differences between the two feuding parties. Slamming BNP for its strengthening bond with the Jamaat, Dasgupta said that the image of the party would be tarnished if the alliance continues and they come to power. Nov 12, 2013
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Egypt farmers fear water supply threat from Ethiopia Dam

With an economy already in tatters, Egypt's farmers fear the building of an upstream Nile dam in Ethiopia could lead to water shortages and crop failures with catastrophic effects on their livelihood. Duration: 02:45 Nov 12, 2013
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PM-FM's advice to CBI meant to intimidate 'high-profile' investigations: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Even as Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram echoed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to stay away from policy making, Senior BJP Leader, Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the advice was meant to intimidate 'high-profile' investigations. Nov 12, 2013
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Relief efforts intensify in Tacloban

Typhoon Haiyan survivors - including children - evacuate from Tacloban airport, Leyte province, as rescue workers struggle to care for the sick and injured. Duration: 01:28 Nov 12, 2013
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Mumbai: Residents of Campa Cola compound protest against demolition

Mumbai, Nov 12 (ANI): Residents of 103 illegal flats on the Campa Cola compound in Worli area of Mumbai on Tuesday protested against forcible eviction by the Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) of the building. MCGM had earlier issued eviction notices last week stating that the illegal structure will be brought down any time after November 12. Meanwhile, Mumbai police too warned the residents not to create any law and order problem during the process. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan refused to intervene and issue an ordinance to stop the demolition. Nov 12, 2013
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Along with AAP, investigate other parties as well: D Raja

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): CPI leader D Raja on Tuesday said the probe order by the government into alleged irregularities in the funding received by Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), should not give an impression that it is being done to target a particular party. He welcomed the probe but demanded that the funding of other parties be investigated as well. Nov 12, 2013
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Registration of FIR in cognizable offences mandatory: SC

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that registration of First Information report (FIR) in cognizable offences is mandatory. A five-judge Bench, headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, clarified that no preliminary inquiry by a police official is permissible as a condition for registering FIR in cognizable offences. The bench said that police officials cannot avoid registration of FIR and action must be taken against them for not lodging FIR in cognizable offences. The apex court further said that preliminary investigation must be completed within seven days. The ruling came on a petition seeking clarity on the process of police investigations. Nov 12, 2013
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India, Japan to enhance strategic partnership for growth and development

Gurgaon, Nov 12 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid met his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida on the sidelines of ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting), as they came together to enhance bilateral ties and improve strategic partnership for growth and development. This is for the first time India is hosting an ASEM Foreign Ministers meeting, which was inaugurated by Vice-President Hamid Ansari on the outskirts of New Delhi in Gurgaon. Khurshid will chair the meeting and the theme of this year is 'ASEM- Bridge to partnership for growth and development.' The dialogue forum between representatives of Asian and European countries is expected to discuss a wide rage of issues between Asia and Europe and reinvigorate the platform to achieve tangible results in various fields. Nov 12, 2013
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UP govt employees begin indefinite strike, SP appeals for talks

Lucknow, Nov 12 (ANI): UP government employees began an indefinite strike in the state on Tuesday after talks with the government on parity with central government employees turned futile. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal appealed the employees to have a talk with the government in order to resolve the issue. The strike is allegedly called by the Rajya Karmchari Sanyukt Parishad. Agarwal said that if the act is any political tactic, the party won’t bend in front of the same and will come out of these political gimmicks by the opposition. Nov 12, 2013