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Ex Lokayukta Santosh Hegde hails SC's order on convicted lawmakers

Bangalore, Oct 2 (ANI): Ex Lokayukta Santosh Hedge on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's order to disqualify convicted lawmakers from fighting elections. On July 10, the Supreme Court had ruled that an MP or MLA would be immediately disqualified if convicted by a court in a criminal offence with a jail sentence of two years or more. Oct 2, 2013
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Nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): The nation on Wednesday paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 144th birth anniversary. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other political leaders offered floral tributes at his memorial 'Raj Ghat' in New Delhi. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Lal Krishna Advani also paid floral tributes at the ' Raj Ghat'. A large number of people including school children also visited Rajghat and observed a minute's silence to pay their homage. Several functions have been organized throughout the country in Mahatma Gandhi's honour. Oct 2, 2013
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PM's appeal to all secular forces to unite against Modi a call of desperation: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for asking all secular forces to unite against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying it is a call of desperation. Dr. Singh on Tuesday appealed to all secular forces to 'combine' to face the 'onslaught' of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Modi. Oct 2, 2013
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Relations with Pakistan on path to normalization: PM

On Board, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh breathed an air of optimism after his meeting with Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif in New York by saying that relations with its nuclear-armed neighbour are moving towards normalization. The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of Singh's visit to the US to address the United Nations General Assembly, lasted for more than an hour and India called the talks "useful: while Pakistan called the atmosphere "very positive". Oct 2, 2013
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Relations with Pakistan on path to normalization: PM

On Board, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh breathed an air of optimism after his meeting with Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif in New York by saying that relations with its nuclear-armed neighbour are moving towards normalization. The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of Singh's visit to the US to address the United Nations General Assembly, lasted for more than an hour and India called the talks "useful: while Pakistan called the atmosphere "very positive". Oct 2, 2013
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Won't quit over Rahul Gandhi trashing ordinance: PM

On Board, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said that he will not resign over Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi trashing the controversial ordinance on 'tainted politicians' passed by cabinet in New Delhi. Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi openly opposed the ordinance passed by cabinet on convicted politicians saying that it was a complete nonsense and should be 'torn up' and 'thrown out'. The cabinet passed an executive order that could allow convicted lawmakers to continue to hold office and stand in elections, ahead of national polls due by next May. Dismissing claims of his resignation by the opposition parties, Singh said that he would take up the matter with his cabinet colleagues. Oct 2, 2013
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PM hits back at Narendra Modi

On Board, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh takes a dig at the popular yet divisive, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says that he hopes that all secular forces combine to face his onslaught. In his recent speeches, Modi has been targeting Singh and his government over issues of corruption and ill governance. Oct 2, 2013
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Golden Dawn supporters protest outside Athens court

Lawmakers from the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn appeared before magistrates on Tuesday to face criminal charges as part of a crackdown following the murder of an anti-fascist musician. Party supporters protested outside the court. Duration: 00:29 Oct 1, 2013
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DC area police and US Army test emergency readiness

The US military and local police forces ran exercises to test coordination capability between federal and local agencies, in case of a disaster impacting the Washington, DC area. Duration:01:37 Oct 2, 2013
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Chilean right-wing candidate unveils platform

Chile's right-wing candidate Evelyn Matthei submitted her government proposal on Tuesday ahead of the presidential elections on November 17. She will be running against former socialist president Michelle Bachelet. Duration: 00:33 Oct 1, 2013
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Cage-fighter aims to strike blow for Asian women

A young Singaporean is hoping her fast hands and feet can strike a blow for Asian women when she joins the region's tiny ranks of female cage-fighters next month. Duration: 01:11 Oct 1, 2013
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Madagascar's Rajoelina 'proud' of record in office

Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina, barred from running in upcoming elections, says the presidential race is likely to be decided by a second round of voting and rules out a return of his rival, ex-president Marc Ravalomanana. Duration: 00:47 Oct 1, 2013