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Is article 370 a holy book that it can't be debated on, asks BJP

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that Congress should not be bothered by discussion on Article 370 as India is an open democracy and there is always scope for discussions about pros and cons of any issue in an open democracy. He also questioned Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah on non-implementation of Right to Information and Food Security Bill in the state when it's functional in the rest of India. He also added that article 370 cannot be used as a protective sheet over corruption and failure. Dec 3, 2013
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Parliament Winter Session: CPI stresses on passing of pending bills

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): CPI leader D Raja on Tuesday said that he and his party wants to set certain priorities on the pending bills as there are certain bills pending in Rajya Sabha which are passed by Lok Sabha and vice versa. He further said that his party wants strong and effective Lok Pal Bill, Women Reservation Bill and Reservation for SC and ST. Dec 3, 2013
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Modi can't repeal Article 370 even if he becomes PM for 10 terms: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi/ Jammu, Dec 3 (ANI): A furious war of words is continuing over Article 370 of the Constitution, after BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi called for a debate on the issue. Renewable Energy Minister and senior Kashmir leader, Farooq Abdullah has said that even if Modi becomes Prime Minister for "ten terms" he will not be able to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution. Meanwhile, BJP leader, Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that it was a temporary provision and it could be repealed with presidential notification. Meanwhile, senior CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta has said that it is a ploy to create communal tension in the country. Dec 3, 2013
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AAP files complaint to EC against cash & liquor distribution

New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): As Delhi goes to polls on Wednesday, the Aam Aadmi Party has filed a complaint to EC against the attempt by its rivals to woo voters through distribution of cash and liquor. The Aam Aadmi Party has uploaded a video shot at Ambedkar Tikona Park in Badli Gaon and says the liquor bottles in the video were meant for distribution among voters by other political parties. Dec 3, 2013
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PM seeks cooperation of all segments of both houses ahead of Winter Session

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Even as the UPA Government is set to table the controversial Communal Violence Bill, among other important bills in the Parliament's forthcoming Winter Session, Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh on Tuesday sought cooperation of all segments of both hoses to ensure smooth functioning of the session. Dec 3, 2013
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Communal Violence Bill: UPAs attempt to polarize country ahead of 14 Polls, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Even as the Ministry of Home Affairs is set to introduce an amended version of the communal violence Bill in the upcoming winter session of the Parliament, Senior BJP Leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday alleged that the move was UPA’s attempt to polarize the country ahead of the 2014 general polls. Jailtley alleged that there hasn’t been adequate consultation with the stakeholders so far on the issue. Dec 3, 2013
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Japan to expand market for natural beauty and health products

Tokyo, Dec 03 (ANI): Aoyama is a hub of fashion and trends in Tokyo. Located here is “THREE Aoyama”, which has become an attraction among the Japanese for its natural and organic cosmetics. It is the flagship store of “THREE” brand produced by ACRO Inc of Japan’s leading cosmetics maker POLA ORBIS group. Dec 3, 2013
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Thai protest tensions ease as barricades come down

Thai police allow opposition protesters through barricades outside the government and metropolitan police headquarters, easing tensions after two days of violent clashes aimed at ousting Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Duration: 01:38 Dec 3, 2013
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Croats reflect on gay marriage referendum

A strong majority in staunchly Catholic Croatia vote to outlaw same-sex marriage in a referendum sought by a Church-backed group but strongly opposed by rights groups, nearly complete official results shows. Duration: 01:17 Dec 3, 2013
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Anand Sharma discuss food security in developing nations at G-33 meet

Bali, Dec 03 (ANI): India pitched for considering the issues of developing nations at the ministerial meeting between G-33 member nations on food security, ahead of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) conference in Indonesia. Interacting with reporters Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said that issues related to stockpiling of food supplies were discussed in the meeting at Indonesian resort of Bali. India had urged G-33 members to maintain a balance and consider the issues of developing and poor nations, while concluding on food security norms. Dec 3, 2013
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Bhopal gas tragedy survivors demand justice

Bhopal, Dec 03 (ANI): Survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy held a candle light vigil and protested for justice in Bhopal. In the early hours of December 03, 1984, a pesticide factory owned by the U.S. multinational, Union Carbide, accidentally released about 40 metric tonnes of deadly methyl isocyanate gas into Bhopal's atmosphere. Protestors lit candles and torches and shouted slogans against the central and provincial government. Leader of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan (Bhopal Gas Victims Women Organisation), Abdul Jabbar explained the purpose of the protest. Dec 3, 2013
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BNP extends nationwide strike in Bangladesh over poll dates

Narayanganj/ Dhaka, Dec 03 (ANI): Bangladesh's opposition party and its rightwing allies extended their nationwide strike for two more days, seeking postponement of polls, even as violence rages on. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led agitation, which was scheduled to end on Sunday has virtually paralysed the country straight for the second week. BNP spokesperson and joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed through a video message declared that the blockade would now continue till 5:00 pm (local time) Thursday. Dec 3, 2013
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Pakistani journalist delegation visits India to boost trade relations

Wagah Border Post, Dec 03 (ANI): A delegation of Pakistani journalists arrived in India and laid emphasis on the need to strengthen trade ties between both the nations in a bid to bolster relations. The delegation entered India through Wagah border post in Punjab, on Monday. The group comprising 23 journalists is on a two-day visit to the holy city of Amritsar and also to see the progress of the Integrated Check Post (ICP) set up by India and Pakistan for cross-border trade. Recently, there were demands by some associations in India urging government to put a ban on the Attari-Wagah based traders to stop sending tomatoes to Pakistan. Dec 3, 2013