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Andhra Unrest: Political parties continue to play blame game

New Delhi/ Allahabad / Vijayanagaram/ Hyderabad, Oct 7 (ANI): Even as violent protests, blackouts and strikes across Andhra Pradesh brought normal life to standstill in wake of the announcement of the bifurcation of the state, political parties on Monday continued to play blame game over the issue. On Monday the Bharaitya Janata Party lashed the ruling Congress and said the decision was a timely well thought of conspiracy by the party ahead of general elections in 2014. Meanwhile, the Congress criticized regional leaders, YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu of churning political mileage out of separate state row. Meanwhile TDP leaders said that it was important that Congress leaders who have been taking decisions sitting in Delhi realize the impact of their decision. Oct 7, 2013
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SC proposes 3-member panel for IPL spot-fixing scandal

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): In a setback to N Srinivasan’s hopes of taking charge as BCCI president for a third term, the Supreme Court of India proposed a three-member panel to investigate the IPL spot-fixing scandal on Monday and extended the hearing of the case to Tuesday. The apex court today proposed that the new probe panel will be headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mukul Mudgal, and will also consist of senior Supreme Court lawyers, L Nageshwar Rao and Nilesh Dutta. Meanwhile, a petitioner, Aditya Sinha, said to mediapersons that the Court has scrapped off the pleas to re-consider Srinivasan’s case. Oct 7, 2013
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BJP taunts Mulayam's claims of Third Front formation after polls

New Delhi, Oct 0 7 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is day-dreaming with his claims of formation of a Third Front after the 2014 general elections. Reiterating that a Third Front will be formed after the polls, the Samajwadi Party Supremo earlier in the day claimed the next prime minister will be from among the alliance partners. Oct 7, 2013
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Residents bear brunt of anti- bifurcation protests in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh, Oct 7 (ANI): As the announcement of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh evoked violent protests, locals continued to suffer as normal life came to a halt, in wake of the curfew clamped by authorities in the region. Deepening the crisis, the electricity department employees struck work, plunging large parts of the region into darkness. As a result of the power situation, many trains were cancelled on Monday. Southern Railway has cancelled a number of trains between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh tomorrow, due to the violent agitations by some workers of Andhra Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation over the Telangana issue. Oct 7, 2013
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Malala divides opinion in Swat Duration: 03:18

Swat Valley teenager Malala Yousafzai made headlines one year ago when she was shot by the Taliban. Her campaign for girls’ rights has paid off with more now in school -- but not everyone appreciates her efforts. Duration: 03:18 Oct 7, 2013
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Passengers express worry after govt increased railway fares

Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Passengers from all over India call for roll back on Monday (October 07) for the recently revised railway fares after the Indian Railways increased the fares by about 2 per cent for all classes in wake of burden due to increased diesel and electricity cost. The revised fares will also apply to tickets issued in advance for journey to commence on or after October 7. Reportedly, the Ministry of Railways has decided to further revise the fares of AC classes also. Oct 7, 2013
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Indian Army guns down seven militants near Kashmir border

Srinagar, Oct 07 (ANI): Indian Army neutralized seven militants near the disputed border in Kashmir where gun battles have been going on with infiltrators from Pakistan for the past fortnight. Colonel Sanjay Mitra, a senior officer of Indian Army said this while interacting with the mediapersons at Srinagar. Col. Sanjay Mitra said that extremists were gunned down as they tried to sneak further into Indian territories and a huge cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered. India is fighting the biggest group of infiltrators to cross from Pakistan in years, as some 30 to 40 heavily-armed fighters have crossed the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Jammu and Kashmir between the rival nations in the Keran sector and are holed up in the thick forests of the area since September 23. Oct 7, 2013
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Anti-Telangana stir: Jagan, Chandrababu Naidu doing drama, says Prabhakar

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Even as Telegu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy are on an indefinite hunger strike to protest against the Centre's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, Congress MP Ponnam Prabhakar said that both Jagan Reddy and CB Naidu are doing drama and as Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has stated they will not take back its decision. Oct 7, 2013
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Mulayam confident of forming Third Front after 2014 polls

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said a Third Front will surely be formed after the general elections in 2014. Yadav, however, refused to disclose the name of Third Front's Prime Ministerial candidate.The Samajwadi Party chief is expected to meet CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat later this month and hold discussion on the possibilities of a Third Front. Oct 7, 2013
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Decision of bifurcating Telangana taken in public interest: Digvijay Singh

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): Congress general Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday said that the allegations of playing politics in the case of bifurcating Telangana is not true as the decision has been taken after many consultations and discussion. He also appealed to the protestors to calm down as the decision has been taken in the interest of the people. Oct 7, 2013
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Pranab Mukherjee admits to slowdown in India's economy

Istanbul, Oct 7 (ANI): Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, admitted to a slowdown in the country's economy, but claimed that the government is taking all corrective measures to revive growth. Mukherjee was addressing a gathering on Non Resident Indians (NRI) in Istanbul where he was on a visit on the invitation of the President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul. The Indian President elaborated on the economic situation of India and said that the country had experienced a slump but the government is taking all corrective measures. Oct 7, 2013
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Telangana row: Chandrababu Naidu to go on indefinite fast in Delhi

Hyderabad, Oct 07 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu will go on an indefinite hunger-strike in New Delhi from Monday to protest against the Union Cabinet's decision regarding the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. He said that he is going to sit on fast in Delhi because all the problems started in there and he wants to tell to the nation what is happening in Andhra Pradesh Oct 7, 2013
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Both YSR Congress and TDP had agreed for Telangana but now opposing it: KT Rama Rao

Hyderabad, Oct 07 (ANI): TRS leader Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao said that YSR Congress party chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy's and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu's fast against creation of Telangana is just hypocracy. He said that in the past both Jaganmohan and Naidu were in the favour of Telangana and now they are against it. Oct 7, 2013