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Explosion in Assam kills one person, injures 16

Dibrugarh, Nov 24 (ANI): At least one person was killed and 16 others were injured after an explosion took place in Assam on Sunday evening. The blast took place in Rajgarh area of Dibrugarh district. The cause of the blast has not been ascertained so far. The injured were admitted in a local hospital where one person was declared brought dead. Police has launched a massive manhunt to nab the culprits. Nov 24, 2014
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Villagers go on rampage after death of Indian girl in Bhutan

Jalpaiguri, Nov 24 (ANI): Protesters turned violent at Indo-Bhutan border check post on Sunday over the unnatural death of an Indian girl in neighbouring Bhutan. Violence erupted when Bhutan police surrendered the girl's dead body to the family members without explaining the cause of death. The villagers blocked the Chamurchi Indo-Bhutan border check post in Jalpaiguri district. Meanwhile, the girl's family has alleged that she was raped and murdered. 17 years Symuta Lohar used to work as a domestic help at a professor house in Bhutan from the past few years. Nov 24, 2014
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LGBT community protests in Bangalore, demands repeal of anti-gay law

Bangalore, Nov 24 (ANI): LGBT community protested in Bangalore demanding repeal of anti-homosexual law by the central government. Slogan-shouting and placards holding LGBT community members demanded equal rights for themselves from the government. The Supreme Court in December 2013 outraged activists when it reinstated a law against gay sex, following a four-year period of decriminalization, which had helped bring homosexuality into the open in India. Nov 24, 2014
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Political parties look forward to constructive Parliament winter session as they are set to take up

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): As winter session of the Parliament commences on Monday, political parties look forward to a constructive session and are all set to take up varied issues. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government is ready to discuss on any matter and they do not have conflicting attitude. Congress leader Manish Tewari talked about issues that the party is to take up in the session which includes black money among others. NCP leader Tariq Anwar hoped for a constructive session and said that party will coordinate but will debate on issues that won't be acceptable. Meanwhile, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the party will take up issues of black money, inflation on back on which the BJP made promises to come to power. Nov 24, 2014
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Senior Congress leader Murli Deora passes away in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 24 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Murli Deora passed away in Mumbai after a prolonged illness on Monday. Deora was unwell from a long time and was admitted to a hospital. Several Congress leaders are expected to attend the funeral which will take place later in the day. A regional party leader expressed grief over the demise of Deora. Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences on the demise of the minister. Modi tweeted, "A dedicated leader, Murli Deora's warm nature made him popular across party lines. News of his demise is saddening. My deepest condolences to @milinddeora and the Deora family on Shri Murli Deora's demise. May his soul rest in peace." "Just yesterday I had spoken to Shri Murli Deora's family and asked about his health. Very sad to hear the unfortunate news today," he added. Nov 24, 2014
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Bombs hurled at BJP rally in West Bengal

Howrah, Nov 24 (ANI): Bombs were hurled at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in Bandhaghat area of West Bengal's Howrah city. Two BJP workers who were reportedly injured by the bomb have been taken to the hospital. According to the media reports, the crude bomb was hurled during a clash between BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters. BJP's Howrah Unit Convener Sanjay Singh said that TMC workers were shouting slogans and disrupting the meeting that was being held in Bandhaghat. He added that the TMC party workers even clashed with the police force. Nov 24, 2014
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International trade fair in Guwahati showcases business potential of the Northeast

Guwahati, Nov 24 (ANI): Guwahati hosts the "Leo International Trade fair" every year with an aim to provide a wider platform for traders and artisans to exhibits their products under one roof. Participants from Pakistan, Thailand, Bangladesh and various states of the country have set up over 100 stalls at the venue. Ashma, a trader from Bangladesh, feels that northeast region is a potential market to do business. She has been visiting northeast since last three years and has exhibited her products at different fairs in the region. The fair gives the locals a chance to buy a variety of bamboo and cane products, jewelry, home appliances, bags and decorative items. It is also a good opportunity for the artisans to showcase their handiworks. Trade fairs provide a platform to local artisan and craftsperson to directly interact with customers and find a suitable market for them. Nov 24, 2014
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All party meet for upcoming winter session of Parliament ends, leaders put forward varied issues par

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): All party meet to discuss agenda for Parliament's Winter Session which will begin from Monday ended and different political parties put forward varied issues to be taken during the session. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that BJP and Shiv Sena has same views and outlook on the Kashmir issue. JD (U) General Secretary KC Tyagi also discussed various issues which the party is looking forward to discuss at the winter session. Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge said that party wants that bills that are still pending need to be kept on the table again including women reservation bill. Meanwhile, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that government is more than willing to work on the suggestions of the opposition parties. Showing confidence on smooth functioning of the Parliament session, Naidu said that all parties should cooperate including Mamata Banerjee's TMC. He also said that TMC govt should also understand that central government has no role in the functioning of CBI in Burdwan blast case or any case whatsoever. Nov 23, 2014
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TMC hits back at Arun Jaitley for slamming Mamata Banerjee over Burdwan blast, says whole episode de

Kolkata, Nov 23 (ANI): TMC leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for slamming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over Burdwan blast. Jaitley had slammed Banerjee over her comment that the Burdwan blast was stage managed by the Centre and had said that police and intelligence agencies have nothing to prove that it was stage managed and alleged that the state CM chose to not take action against culprits. Derek O'Brien said that whole episode was a part of larger BJP master game plan as PM used this narrative throughout his rallies. He also alleged that the episode was designed at the RSS headquarters. Further, the TMC leader also questioned on source and amount of money spent Maharashtra and Haryana polls among others. Nov 23, 2014
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Bollywood celebrities pledge to fight militancy in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 23 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities on Sunday (November 23) pledged to fight militancy as they prayed for the unfortunate souls who were victims of the ghastly attacks in Mumbai that sent shock waves across the globe. Bollywood actors Vivek Oberoi and Akshay Kumar carrying balloons and placards pledged to protect their motherland in the prayer meet which was organised by All-India Anti Terrorist Front (AIATF). Apart from Bollywood actors, children from across Mumbai city also took part in the pledge taking ceremony. India will be observing the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks that shook the entire nation in 2008 when gunmen stormed prime hotels and city landmarks killing more than 160 people and wounding many more. Nov 23, 2014
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Famed stand-up comedian takes up Modi's 'Clean India' mission

Kanpur, Nov 23 (ANI): Famed stand-up comedian, Raju Srivastav, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'Clean India' campaign, on Sunday took up the challenge clearing garbage off a dirty street in Kanpur. Srivastav thanked Modi for nominating him and making him part of the campaign. Srivastav said he nominated people from all the parties because he wanted everyone to get involved. Nov 23, 2014
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All party meet for upcoming winter session of Parliament ends, leaders put forward varied issues par

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): All party meet to discuss agenda for Parliament's Winter Session which will begin from Monday ended and different political parties put forward varied issues to be taken during the session. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that BJP and Shiv Sena has same views and outlook on the Kashmir issue. JD (U) General Secretary KC Tyagi also discussed various issues which the party is looking forward to discuss at the winter session. Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge said that party wants that bills that are still pending need to be kept on the table again including women reservation bill. Meanwhile, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that government is more than willing to work on the suggestions of the opposition parties. Showing confidence on smooth functioning of the Parliament session, Naidu said that all parties should cooperate including Mamata Banerjee’s TMC. He also said that TMC govt should also understand that central government has no role in the functioning of CBI in Burdwan blast case or any case whatsoever. Nov 23, 2014
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West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi given additional charge of Bihar

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday appointed West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to discharge the functions of Governor of Bihar in addition to his own duties. "The President of India has been pleased to appoint Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Bihar, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Bihar is made," said a press communique issued by the President's Secretariat. Bihar Governor Dr DY Patil completes his tenure on November 26. Nov 23, 2014
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Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered in J and K

Baramulla, Nov 23 (ANI): Army personnel on Sunday recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from a militant hideout in forest area in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to Major MK Chaitanya, the security personnel had been receiving inputs for the past two and a half months about the movement of militants in woods in the district. On Sunday, after receiving a specific input, with the assistance of Special Operations Group (SOG), an elite anti-insurgency force of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the weapons were seized. The operation lasted two and a half hours. Chaitanya further added the matter is yet to be investigated. Nov 23, 2014