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Five injured in bomb blast in Imphal

Imphal, Oct 29 (ANI): Five persons were injured when militants exploded a powerful bomb in a market complex in Imphal, on Tuesday. The bomb exploded near Bheirodan School in Khwairamband market complex, about 1km away from the official residence of chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh. According to police, the bomb was an improvised explosive device. Oct 29, 2013
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Patna blasts: Shinde cancels Bihar visit

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who has drawn sharp criticism from the opposition parties for attending a Bollywood event hours after multiple blasts killed six people in Patna, has cancelled his visit to Bihar. According to reports, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami and other senior officials will visit Patna today to assess the situation in the aftermath of Sunday's serial blasts in the city. Shinde had earlier on Monday said that he would be visiting Patna to take stock of the situation there. Oct 29, 2013
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Demand for Bangladesh caretaker govt intensifies pre general elections

Dhaka, Oct 29 (ANI): Former Bangladesh Inspector General Mohammad Khuda Baksh hoped for a discussion between the leading political parties over the boiling issue of the demand for a caretaker government, as tensions mounted ahead of the general elections.The clash of ideologies could plunge Bangladesh into a cycle of violence. Baksh, who is also the former international consultant United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan said that the issue of caretaker government could be resolved through dialogue. Baksh also said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP President Begum Khaleda Zia represented the views of their parties. Oct 29, 2013
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Congress influenced by Narendra Modi effect: Naqvi on Khurshids statement

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Commenting on Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid’s statement on Home Minister over Patna serial blast case, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress is influenced by Modi effect and are therefore giving such statements. He further blamed the central and the state government for the ‘criminal negligence’ in the serial blast. Oct 29, 2013
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Congress asks if BJP agrees with Sardar Patels views with regard to RSS

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was ideologically opposed to the communal emotions of the RSS. He further asked the BJP if they endorse or agree with the views of Sardar Patel with regard to the RSS. Tewari also added that the Indian freedom struggle was conceived, conceptualized and led by INC. Oct 29, 2013
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UPA has maintained Zero tolerance policy towards terrorism: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Reacting on the series of blasts in Patna, Union Information &Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that UPA govt has maintained a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he also said that those who are responsible for terrorism must be tracked down from the last corner of the world and brought to justice. Oct 29, 2013
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JD (U) questions Narendra Modis arrival to Gandhi Maidan even after police input

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): After BJP went on blaming Bihar government and JD (U) for the Patna serial blasts, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi questioned BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s decision to arrive at the Gandhi Maidan even after Gujarat police provided with some inputs about the same. Further, Tyagi asked Modi if he wanted to repeat the Godhra and Muzaffarnagar incidents in Bihar. Oct 29, 2013
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PM calls upon strong disaster management capabilities

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has stressed on the need to strengthen the country’s disaster management mechanisms against the backdrop of the recent natural disasters that had struck the nation. Singh made this statement at the 5th meeting of the National Disaster Management Agency that was chaired by him. Singh appreciated the collaboration between the Odisha government and the NDMA for its preparedness to have tackled the natural disaster of cyclone Phailin and consequently saving many lives. Explaining how the poor and the marginalised people are the most affected during times of natural disasters, Singh said that the country must improve its disaster management system further. Oct 29, 2013
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Khurshid defends Shinde, says he has a life beyond Patna blasts

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid, defended Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who was criticised for attending a music launch function hours after the serial blasts in Patna. Khurshid also hit out at BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for continuing with the public event instead of sympathising and showing concern for the victims of the serial blasts. Oct 29, 2013
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Patna blasts: Khurshid faces flak for defending Shinde

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid faced flak from the BJP and JD (U) for defending Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde who was criticised for attending a music launch function hours after the serial blasts in Patna Oct 29, 2013
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Even MeT department is more accurate than IB: CPI on Patna bomb blast

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Taking a dig at the IB after the serial blasts in Patna, the CPI on Tuesday said that the intelligence agency comes in the forefront only after the damage is done. CPI leader Atul Kumar Anjan also slammed the agency for providing more general rather than any specific information. Oct 29, 2013
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US accent booms in Hong Kong language schools

A growing number of children in Hong Kong are learning to speak English like an American, with some parents believing it is more relevant than an accent of the southern Chinese city's former rulers, Britain. Duration: 02:05 Oct 29, 2013
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Saudi blocking Syria peace talks: Hezbollah chief

The head of powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and key Damascus ally Hassan Nasrallah on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of blocking a political solution to the conflict in Syria. Duration: 00:49 Oct 28, 2013