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Shortest cow of Kerala gets place in Guinness Book of World Records

Kozhikode, Nov 23 (ANI): Onlookers thronged the Kerala for a glimpse of the shortest cow in the world whose photographs will soon be logged in the Guinness Book of World Records. The five-member Guinness Book of World Records team came to Kerala to click photographs of the indigenous cow of 'Vechur' breed and declared Manikyam to be the world's shortest cow. The six-year-old Manikyam, who measurers 61.5 centimeters from the hoof to the withers would replace the 69.07 centimeter Blaze, the current holder of the Guinness Book of World Records for the shortest cow from United States. Villagers clicked pictures of Manikyam with their mobile phones, who stood decked with garlands around her neck and posed with another Guinness record holder for shortest actor Ajay Kumar. Nov 23, 2014
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Sonia Gandhi addresses rally in Jharkhand's Daltonganj

Daltonganj, Nov 23 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday addressed a rally in Daltonganj district of Jharkhand. Gandhi slammed the ruling BJP for making fake promises to the people and not giving an account of their previous government in the state. She said that Congress has always worked for the development and upliftment of the poor. She further warned the people from BJP and their fake promises and appealed them to vote for Congress. Nov 23, 2014
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Differentiating reactions come in as Uma Bharti says Sanskrit can replace English as link language

New Delhi/ Nagpur, Nov 23 (ANI): Differentiating reactions come in as Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti took the argument on German as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas and said that Sanskrit could, in course of time, replace English as a link language which everyone in India would understand. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the NDA government is taking undue advantage of being in the government and that imposing any language is not fair when they themselves are not using Sanskrit as their link language. Meanwhile, RSS Leader MG Vaidya said that Sanskrit is the base of Hindi language, which is India’s national language and so it should be accepted in the nation. However, he said that imposing any language is not acceptable. Nov 23, 2014
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Son of PDP leader in Kashmir opens fire at Congress Candidate

Kathua, Nov 23 (ANI): The situation in Jammu town turned tense after son of a candidate of the regional People’s Democratic Party (PDP), opened fire at a former minister and Congress candidate in Kathua Constituency, Babu Singh. As per media reports, Singh planned to contest elections this year and party activists pasted campaign posters outside a shop which is soon going to open as a PDP office. To threaten and warn Singh, Nitin Sharma alias Sharu, son of PDP candidate Subash Sharma, forced his way into his house and opened three rounds of fire and fled from there. Police arrested Sharu from his residence and seized the revolver. Meanwhile, recalling the horrific incident, Singh’s nephew, Aman Jasrotia, who is also an eye-witness, demanded stern action into the matter. The incident has shocked the residents of the area who have previously also, often complained of misbehaviour on part of Sharu. Nov 23, 2014
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Department of epidemics in Coimbatore organises awareness meet on Ebola

Coimbatore, Nov 23 (ANI): The Department of Epidemics in Coimbatore city on Sunday organised an awareness meet to make medical and paramedical staff more sensitive about treating patients diagnosed with the dreaded Ebola. India quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, Health Minister said. The ministry said that the Indian national tested negative for Ebola in tests conforming to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, but had been quarantined as a precautionary measure when he arrived at New Delhi airport on November 10. Around 400 doctors and physicians from the city took part in the meet. Speaking to a mediaperson, chief of medical unit and professor of medicine at Coimbatore Medical College (CMC), Doctor Usha said that measures have already been taken to detect Ebola patients at airports. Nov 23, 2014
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Dalai Lama dubs relationship between Modi govt, China 'good start'

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has dubbed the relationship between India and China, post Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, as a 'good start'. Addressing a group of dignitaries at an event on "Cultivating Key Human Values" in New Delhi the Dalai Lama said he hopes the problems between the two countries will ease through mutual understanding. The Tibetan spiritual leader also asserted on peaceful negotiation between the two countries. Nov 23, 2014
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Manohar Parrikar inaugurates central hub of National Command Control Communications and Intelligence

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the central hub of National Command Control Communications and Intelligence Network on Sunday, which can track 30,000-40,000 ships on a daily basis. Parrikar while addressing the inauguration ceremony said that maritime security of the nation is very important. He added that there should be zero tolerance towards error. The NCCCIN will alert the naval coast guard of any unusual or suspicious movements and activities at the sea. Nov 23, 2014
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Mulayam, Akhilesh at Lucknow-Agra Expressway foundation stone laying ceremony

Lucknow, Nov 23 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav laid the foundation stone of the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. Mulayam's son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is heading the UP government's most ambitious project, said that farmers and small industries would benefit from it. Nov 23, 2014
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Trinamool Congress refuses to attend govt's all-party meeting

Kolkata, Nov 23 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress (TMC) refused to attend the all party meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to discuss the agenda for the Winter Session of the Parliament. TMC leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday said that TMC is not going to attend both the meetings scheduled at 4and5 pm. He added that sudden invitation for all-party meet shows government's bad planning. Nov 23, 2014
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Mamata Banerjee blames PM Modi for leading unstable politics across India

Kolkata, Nov 23 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for causing disturbance in the state. She said the federal government is carrying out political vendetta against her Trinamool Congress (TMC) party. Reacting to BJP's allegation of her involvement in the Saradha Chit Fund scam, Banerjee said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has bought the media honchos. Meanwhile, Banerjee also questioned media's ignorance toward BJP's election campaign expenses. Nov 23, 2014
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Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi urges UN to end child slavery

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi urged United Nations to prioritize abolition of child slavery while addressing a candle light march in New Delhi. Satyarthi, 60, whose non-government organisation (NGO) Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) has been credited with freeing over 80,000 child labourers in India over 30 years, said it was unbelievable that slavery was still so prevalent. Satyarthi also said they started a petition campaign and are expecting at least five and a half million petitions to be sent to the UN. Nov 23, 2014
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Najma Heptulla urges PM to pass women's reservation bill

Chennai, Nov 23 (ANI): Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government to pass the women's reservation bill. A bill that seeks to reserve 33 percent seats in parliament and provincial assemblies has been passed by the Rajya Sabha but is pending in the Lok Sabha due to lack of consensus among political parties. Heptulla promised to get nearly 600,000 acres of Waqf properties released from illegal occupants once parliament enacts a law. Nov 23, 2014
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Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths: Congress leaders seek CM Raman Singh's resignation

Bilaspur, Nov 23 (ANI): Congress party staged a protest in Chhattisgarh to demand resignation of Chief Minister Raman Singh and State Health Minister Amar Agarwal after more than a dozen women died at a mass sterilisation camp. Last week at least 15 women died at a government-run family planning camp in central state, where 83 women were sterilised. Meanwhile, Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should intervene and order an investigation while Singh should also be asked to step down. Congress members walked the streets holding banners and shouted slogans as a retaliation to the incident. Meanwhile, Congress unit of Chhattisgarh President Bhupesh Baghel said an FIR should be filed against Agarwal for the incident. Another Congress leader Satyanarayan Sharma also called for a thorough probe, calling it one of the unfortunate incidents. Nov 23, 2014
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Sumitra Mahajan calls for all-party meet ahead of Parliament's Winter Session

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called for an all-party meet in New Delhi to ensure smooth functioning of the winter session of the Parliament. Reportedly, there are 67 bills currently pending before the parliament. Parliament would convene on Monday for a month-long session in which the government is confident of passing legislation to allow more foreign investment in the insurance industry. Nov 23, 2014
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Medicines used at sterilisation camp poisonous, says Chhattisgarh Health Minister

Bilaspur, Nov 23 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agarwal confirmed that medicines used at the mass sterilisation camp were poisonous. Last week at least 15 women died at a government-run family planning camp in Chhattisgarh, where 83 women were sterilised. However, Agarwal said the reports from various laboratories were sent to the police for further investigation. Nov 23, 2014