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Countdown of Indias Mars mission enters final phase

New Delhi/ Tirupathi, Nov 05 (ANI): With the successful launch of the country’s maiden Mars mission on Tuesday, Indian scientists aim to reach the red planet at a much lower cost than successful missions by United States, Europe and Russia, in a flight that could potentially position the emerging Asian nation as a budget player in the latest global space race. India is set to launch its Mars probe at 2:38 PM on Tuesday, according to the plan of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The first Indian mission to Mars is aimed at developing the technologies required for design, planning, management and operations of an interplanetary mission. The Mars Orbiter Mission has ambitious science goals as well, including a search for methane in the Martian atmosphere. On Earth, the chemical is strongly tied to life. Nov 5, 2013
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Irom Sharmila's hunger strike enters its 14th year

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): The "Iron Lady of Manipur" Irom Sharmila's hunger strike entered its 14th year on Tuesday. Irom has been on a hunger strike since November 04, 2000 in Manipur's capital Imphal, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA in the state and other disturbed areas across the country. AFSPA gives troops in conflict areas the right to shoot to kill suspected rebels without fear of possible prosecution and to arrest suspected militants without a warrant. Sharmila's fast began 14years ago, a few days after 10 people were shot in the Malom town in Manipur's Imphal valley, allegedly by the Assam Rifles. The incident came to be known as the 'Malon Massacre.' Nov 5, 2013
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Naqvi slams Congress over seeking ban on opinion polls

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): Strongly opposing the proposed restriction on opinion polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday criticized the Congress Party and said that the ruling party may seek a ban on political parties too. Nov 5, 2013
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Japanese firms promote business with social responsibility in Asia

Philippines/Indonesia, Nov 05 (ANI): Japanese credit card brand JCB issued the ?rst prepaid card in partnership with PVB Card Corporation and the City of Bacoor in Philippines. The card launched in collaboration with the government, functions as a citizen identification card in the country. JCB will promote this ID & Payment card to other major cities such as Manila and Makati in Philippines. JCB aims to expand its brand presence in Asia by promoting prepaid cards including debit cards, in order to create payment products that meet the various needs of business partners in each region. Nov 5, 2013
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Live bombs recovered in Ranchi defused

Ranchi, Nov 05 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) along with Jharkhand Police recovered nine live bombs during a raid in the Hindpiri area of Ranchi. However, the Bomb Disposal Squad experts defused all the bombs recovered. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Saket Kumar Singh confirmed that nine live bombs have been recovered, and they had detonators attached to them. Nov 5, 2013
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India's maiden Mars mission 'Mangalyaan' to be launched today

Sriharikota, Nov 05 (ANI): India is all set for its maiden Mars mission with its satellite, Mangalyaan, scheduled for a lift-off on Tuesday, at 2:38pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The countdown for the launch started on Sunday and is progressing normally. In about 56 and a half hour countdown, scientists were busy assembling the satellite and its launch vehicle together. With the weather forecast clear and no space debris expected to come in the way of the satellite the lift-off is likely to take place on time. Nov 5, 2013
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Historic day for India: Scientist CB Devgan on ISRO Mars Mission

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): India is all set for its maiden Mars mission with its satellite, Mangalyaan, scheduled for a lift-off today from the balmy space port of Sriharikota in coastal Andhra Pradesh. With the weather forecast clear and no space debris expected to come in the way of the satellite, the lift-off is likely to take place on time at 2:38 pm. Talking over this, Scientist CB Devgan said in New Delhi that it is a historic day for India. Nov 5, 2013
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BSP MP'S wife detained for murder charge, MP says was not present on the spot

New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): A maid servant was found dead under mysterious circumstances at BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's South Avenue residence on Tuesday. Reports have quoted Delhi Police investigating officers as saying that the death could be due to torture. The lawmaker's wife Jagriti Singh is being questioned. The deceased was found with bruises on her head, stomach and all over her body. Post-mortem report is awaited to ascertain the cause of her death. The woman had been working at the residence of the BSP MP for the last 10 months. Dhananjay Singh is the sitting Member of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur. Nov 5, 2013
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KC Tyagi on recovery of 27 live bombs in Ranchi

New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): JD (U) leader KC Tyagi on Tuesday said that the BJP's 'Asthi-Kalash Yatra' to be taken out from the villages of six victims of the serial blasts during Hoonkar Rally at Gandhi Maidan on October 27, is instead a political yatra. Commenting about the 27 live bombs found in a room of a privately-run small hotel in Ranchi, ahead of the Yatra, Tyagi said that the government is careful about security in the state. Nov 5, 2013
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Opinion polls are just like paid news: JD (U)

New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): JD-U leader K C Tyagi on Tuesday said that opinion polls are just like paid news and are manipulated by powerful parties for vested interest. Nov 5, 2013
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Not only Congress, SP too wants ban on opinion polls: Naresh Aggarwal

Hardoi, Nov 05 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal on Tuesday said that not only the Congress but other political parties including Samajwadi Party are in favour of banning opinion polls. Talking to mediapersons he said that the methodology of such polls and their source of funding is dubious and should be banned. Nov 5, 2013
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New York poised to usher in de Blasio as new mayor

Bill de Blasio, New York City's public advocate and leading mayoral candidate, has gone from underdog to frontrunner. Based on recent polls, he could win the upcoming election by a historic margin. Duration: 01:59 Nov 5, 2013
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DR Congo army seizes key position from rebels

Democratic Republic of Congo troops drove M23 rebels from key hilltop positions in the east of the country, pushing on with their assault despite calls for a truce. Duration: 00:36 Nov 5, 2013
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Threat to development: Maoists blow up under-construction school in Latehar

Latehar, Nov 5 (ANI): Maoists resorting to violence and arson is not new. Their rampant attempts to hinder development work in recent times showcases beyond doubt the fear they have in their minds to cease progress in society. Further it seems they fear education to greater extent, more so because an educated individual is an informed individual, something the left wing extremists find hard to digest. Recently, Maoists blew up a portion of an under-construction school in Latehar district of Jharkhand, as the rebels tried to instill fear among the poor villagers. The rebels had threatened the contractors not to start with the construction of the school. However, the authorities took the threats lightly and began the construction work. Nov 5, 2013