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IS, Al-Qaeda serious challenge for India, says DIB

Guwahati, Nov 30 (ANI): Intelligence Bureau Director Asif Ibrahim on Sunday while addressing the conference of DGPs and IGPs in Guwahati said that that Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda are a serious security threat for India. He added that the conference is also focused on the security issues of the North-East region, adding that the security scenario in North-Eastern area is fragile. Nov 30, 2014
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Bhopal's toxic legacy lives on, activists urge govt to address woes

Bhopal, Nov 30 (ANI): An activist working with Bhopal gas leak victims, Satinath Sarangi, said that even 30 years after the industrial disaster the government has not been able to provide the victims the necessary relief and rehabilitation. On the night of December 02, 1984, the factory owned by the US multinational Union Carbide Corp accidentally leaked cyanide gas into the air, killing thousands of largely poor Indians in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh. Thirty years later, the toxic legacy of this factory lives on, say human rights groups, as thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste remains buried underground, slowly poisoning the drinking water of more than 50,000 people and affecting their health. Sarangi, who is the founder and managing trustee of charitable Sambhavna Trust and a member of Bhopal Group for Information and Action, admits that government has not been able to provide the tragedy survivors with right treatment. Meanwhile, managing trustee of non-profit organisation, Chingari Trust, Rashida Bee, shared her experience of providing therapies and working for rehabilitation of special children born in families affected by 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Nov 30, 2014
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Workers Party of Bangladesh demands ban on Islamist party, speedy trial of war crimes

Dhaka, Nov 30 (ANI): The leaders of Workers Party of Bangladesh held a rally in Dhaka to demand ban on main Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, and speedy trial of the war criminals to build a secular nation. The 1971 war of liberation, in which an estimated three million people died in nine months, is a festering wound not only for those personally affected, but also for many young Bangladeshis. Leaders and hundreds of party workers held placards and flags at the rally demanding ban on militant forces. A former leader of Bangladesh's ruling party was sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal on November 24 in connection with atrocities committed during the country's war of independence from Pakistan. The war crimes tribunals have angered Islamists who call them a politically motivated attempt by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to persecute the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami, a key part of the opposition coalition. Nov 30, 2014
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Fifty people affected in separate gas leak incidents in Bhopal and Meerut

Bhopal/ Meerut, Nov 30 (ANI): Fifty people were affected in two different gas leak incidents in Bhopal and Meerut. Thirty five workers of a chemical plant in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh were affected after chlorine gas leaked in the plant at Speciality Organics Private Limited factory. The exact reason for the gas leak is not known yet. Meanwhile, in another incident in Meerut of Uttar Pradesh, gas leak at a meat packing factory affected 15 women workers. The affected women were rushed to City Hospital. Out of the 15 affected, five are said to be in critical condition. The meat packing factory, called Al Alia, is owned by former BSP leader, Shahid Akhlaq. Nov 30, 2014
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Northeast festival in New Delhi sends a message of national integration part - 1

New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): 'Insurgence to Resurgence' was the theme of the 2nd edition of the "Northeast Festival - Connecting People, Celebrating life", at the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts in New Delhi. The 4-day long cultural extravaganza was organised by Trend MMS, with support from the eight northeastern states, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of DoNER and the Northeast Community, Delhi. Sportspersons from the northeast who won medals at the recent Commonwealth and Asian games were felicitated at the inaugural session. Leaders, policy makers and various stakeholders came together for discussion sessions on critical issues including tourism, employment, business opportunities and investment in IT sector in Northeast. Fashion designers from the region put together a vibrant show showcasing the traditional weaving patterns, rich colorful fabrics and jewelry worn by the numerous tribes of the Northeast. The audience was later treated to a wide range of musical performances by popular bands like Minutes of Decay, Mayukh Hazarika and the Brahmaputra Balladeers and Frisky Pints. Nov 30, 2014
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Northeast festival in New Delhi sends a message of national integration part - 2

New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): ‘Insurgence to Resurgence’ was the theme of the 2nd edition of the “Northeast Festival - Connecting People, Celebrating life”, at the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts in New Delhi. The 4-day long cultural extravaganza was organised by Trend MMS, with support from the eight northeastern states, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of DoNER and the Northeast Community, Delhi. Sportspersons from the northeast who won medals at the recent Commonwealth and Asian games were felicitated at the inaugural session. Leaders, policy makers and various stakeholders came together for discussion sessions on critical issues including tourism, employment, business opportunities and investment in IT sector in Northeast. Fashion designers from the region put together a vibrant show showcasing the traditional weaving patterns, rich colorful fabrics and jewelry worn by the numerous tribes of the Northeast. The audience was later treated to a wide range of musical performances by popular bands like Minutes of Decay, Mayukh Hazarika and the Brahmaputra Balladeers and Frisky Pints. Nov 30, 2014
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Crowds gather in Istanbul for Pope

Crowds greet Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, before they lead a mass at the baroque mid-nineteenth century Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul. Duration: 00:34 Nov 29, 2014
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Politicos demand probe after NIA detains Islamic State suspect

New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday demanded thorough probe after a suspected Islamic State militant was detained from Mumbai airport, adding the BJP-led government should not be witch hunting. NCP leader Majid Memon said that such persons who return home should not be treated in a harsh way like the NIA did. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that religious politics practiced by the BJP gave fodder to youths to join extremist organisations. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that investigation should be done as to why he went to Iraq. Nov 29, 2014
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Jharkhand can become number one if nurtured in right direction: PM Modi

Ranchi, Nov 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Ranchi on Saturday said that Jharkhand can become number one state in next five years, if nurtured in right direction as it is in its most crucial age. Modi also urged people not to waste these five years which are crucial for the state. Modi added that this assembly election is litmus test for the state. Jharkhand is witnessing five-phased assembly polls which began on Tuesday and will conclude on December 20. The results will be announced on December 23. Nov 29, 2014
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Army Chief urges new cadets to gear up for national challenges

Pune, Nov 29 (ANI): Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, on Saturday (November 29), urged new cadets to gear up for the national crisis and challenges, while addressing passing out parade in Pune. The cadets rejoiced as they successfully passed out from premier training institute National Defence Academy (NDA). Among those present were the parents and guardians of cadets as well as top brass of defence and other dignitaries stationed at various units based in and around Pune. The NDA trains cadets of all the three defence services- Army, Navy and Air Force- prior to their pre-commissioning training at their respective academies. Located in Khadakwasla near Pune, it holds the distinction of being the first tri-service academy in the world. Nov 29, 2014
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Around 100 affected in Maharashtra after inhaling toxic gas

Ulhasnagar, Nov 29 (ANI): Around 100 people were affected in Ulhasnagar on Saturday after inhaling toxic gas formed due to the release of a chemical component in a nearby river. The people living in areas near the river complained of uneasiness and breathing problems and were rushed to different hospitals. Central Hospital Dean Dr Ashok Nadpurkar said that more than 80 people have come for treatment so far but only nine have been admitted. The incident occurred after a tanker carrying waste chemical components dumped its contents in the Ulhas River. Police are investigating the case as to whose carelessness led to the incident. Nov 29, 2014
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Pakistan's Wheelchair Cricket team eyes international exposure

Karachi, Nov 29 (ANI): A spirited bunch of physically challenged cricketers arrived in Karachi from all over the Pakistan to participate in a Wheelchair Cricket training camp and to be selected as a squad to represent the country abroad. Their first tour will take place in late December, when the team heads to Bangladesh. The training camp was hosted by the International Wheelchair Cricket Association (IWCA) at Karachi Gymkhana. IWCA founder president Zeeshan Taqi said that the mission is to ensure the wheelchair confined PWDs are facilitated with maximum opportunities to participate in sporting and recreational involvement. Nov 29, 2014