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BJP to felicitate Som, Rana at Narendra Modi's Agra rally

Agra, Nov 19 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh BJP will felicitate its MLAs Sangeet Singh Som and Suresh Rana, who were arrested for allegedly inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, during party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Agra on November 21. Nov 19, 2013
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BJP's demand to honour AB Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna draws mixed response

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Nov 19 (ANI): The demand of BJP to honour former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with the highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna drew mixed response from political ledaers. After the government honoured cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist C.N.R Rao with the highest civilian award, the BJP criticised Congress party for not bestowing the same honour to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor appreciated Vajpayee's contribution to the country, however, said that the spirit with which Tendulkar was given the honour was different. Meanwhile, Union HRD minister MM Pallam Raju said that if the government decides, he will surely be honoured with the award. However, Communist Party of India, General Secretary, Tariq Anwar had a different view and stated that Vajpayee was not eligible for the honour. Nov 19, 2013
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BSF on alert with threat of infiltration at Bangladesh border

Siliguri, Nov 19 (ANI): Troops of India's paramilitary, Border Security Force (BSF) were put on high alert at the Bangladesh border with intelligence agencies predicting an increase in infiltration due to the growing political instability in the delta nation. Inspector General of BSF's North Bengal Frontier, S. K. Sood told a journalist in Siliguri that troops have been told to cover all gap areas along the border to counter any infiltration bid. The clash of ideologies could plunge 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, locked in decades of mutual distrust, exploit the tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections. In the recent months, Bangladesh has been hit by a wave of violent protests over war crimes convictions, presenting the government with a security and credibility challenge ahead of polls early next year. Nov 19, 2013
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Chaotic scene as Toronto strips mayor of powers

Toronto city council voted Monday to strip Mayor Rob Ford of most of his remaining powers in further sanctions against him following admissions of crack smoking and binge drinking. Duration: 01:16 Nov 19, 2013
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Chhattisgarh polls: Voting for second phase underway

Chhattisgarh, Nov 19 (ANI): The second phase of the assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, covering 72 constituencies, across 19 districts, began on Tuesday. Despite a Maoist boycott call, the first phase of polls, in the 18 seats spanning Bastar and Rajnandgaon, on November 11 witnessed a 68% voter turnout. As many as 3,000 cameras are installed at the polling booths to ensure free and fair polls. Around 80,000 Election Commission officials and over 100,000 security personnel have been roped in to conduct the polls Nov 19, 2013
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Shooter on the run in Paris after newspaper attack

French police deployed throughout Paris on Monday, tracking a lone fugitive gunman who shot and critically wounded a young photographer at the left wing newspaper Liberation. Duration: 01:08 Nov 18, 2013
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NASA launches spacecraft to study Mars atmosphere

NASA on Monday launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet's atmosphere for clues as to why Earth's neighbor lost its warmth and water over time. Duration: 00:53 Nov 19, 2013
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US delivers food supplies to isolated typhoon victims

A US helicopter delivered emergency supplies to remote typhoon-hit villages in the Philippines Monday, where the message spelt out in giant letters on the ground was clear: "Help Us. We Need Food." Duration: 00:46 Nov 18, 2013
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Sweden ready to attack in World Cup play-off vs Portugal

Sweden prepare to take on Portugal in Solna on Tuesday night in the second leg of their World Cup play-off after losing 1-0 in the first leg, and hope they will have more of an attacking game at home. Duration: 00:58 Nov 18, 2013