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Third Phase of West Bengal Panchayat Polls Begins Amid Tight Security

The third phase of West Bengal panchayat polls begins today in three districts of North Parganas, South Parganas and Howrah amid tight security. In the backdrop of violence between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Opposition, the district will elect about 13,000 representatives to their respective village panchayats. Jul 19, 2013
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Ban RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal, Says Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati is dissapointed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress for politicising the Ayodhya issue ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year and demanded that organisations like Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal be banned in the country. Jul 15, 2013
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Telangana: Congress Core Group to Decide on Statehood Issue on Friday

Bowing to the pressure of general and assembly elections next year, the Congress core group headed by Sonia Gandhi is likely to decide on the future of Telangana issue today. Top leaders from Andhra Pradesh including Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will meet PM Manmohan Singh and other members of the core group today in Delhi. Jul 12, 2013
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NSA's Spying on Latin America Emerges as Snowden 'Likely' to Pick Venezuela for Asylum

In another revelation of National Security Agency's controversial activities, the American intelligence community targeted many Latin American countries as well. The news comes at a time when whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked the NSA's controversial surveillance programs, appeared "likely" to pick a Latin American country for asylum. Jul 11, 2013