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Reactions come in as AMU VC writes to Smriti Irani over Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh's birthday celebr

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Reactions come in as the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University wrote to Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, warning of "massive student unrest" and a "probability of communal conflagration" if "certain elements" go ahead with their plan to commemorate the birthday of Raja Mahendra Pratap, on the varsity campus on December 1. BJP said that AMU should refrain from communalizing and try to keep itself away from politics for the good of the university. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari said that if the central university's VC is saying something, it should be taken into cognizance. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that BJP has this ideology of communalizing the atmosphere and such acts will further deteriorate conditions in UP and the university. Nov 28, 2014
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Security tightened for PM Modi's Kashmir rally a day after militant attacks

Poonch, Nov 28 (ANI): Residents in Jammu and Kashmir said on Friday they expect Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce something substantial for the youth of the state. Security has been beefed up for Modi's rally in Kashmir's Poonch district, a day after militants attacked an army base in Arnia sector killing three security personnel and three civilians. Hundreds of security personnel in uniforms were seen standing holding automatic guns. Residents were excited about Modi's election rally. The first phase of polling in the state took place on November 25 and other phases will take place till December 20. The results will be announced on December 23. Nov 28, 2014
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HC allows Delhi schools to decide on nursery admission guidelines

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Delhi High Court on Friday gave verdict on the Nursery admissions case and has allowed Delhi schools to decide on the guidelines of the admissions themselves. The court gave its final decision on the petition of the people seeking admission for their children. The court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by the parents against guidelines issued by Delhi's Lieutenant Governor on December 18, 2013 on the admissions. The court said that the LG's order is without the authority of law and against the fundamental rights of the school authority. Under the earlier system, out of a total 100 points, 70 were given if the child lives in the neighbourhood of the school, additional 20 were given if a sibling is studying there, five points more if either parent is an alumni and another five points if it is an inter-state transfer case. Nov 28, 2014
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Nepal PM Sushil Koirala says nothing to be surprised about Modi-Sharif handshake at SAARC

Kathmandu, Nov 28 (ANI): Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said there is nothing surprising about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif shaking hands as they share a cordial bond. A brief meeting between Modi and his Pakistani counterpart appeared to have salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal to create a regional electricity grid. Meanwhile, Koirala said at a news conference that there was nothing to be surprised about the gesture between the two neighbours. The squabbling between the rivals is widely blamed for the poor performance of the SAARC, which was originally founded with the goal of moving towards a European-style union. Koirala also talked about the constitution of Nepal, which is currently governed by an interim constitution formed in 2007. Nov 28, 2014
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Congress stage protest in Chhattisgarh demanding govt to step down taking responsibility for deaths

Raipur, Nov 28 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters took to streets in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh demanding the ruling BJP government in the state to step down immediately and own responsibility of deaths of the 10 women, who went through mass sterilization procedure earlier this month. The protesters belonging to the Congress Party said if their demands were not met with immediate effect, they would march to New Delhi and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ten women died and 14 were in a serious condition after botched operations at a government mass sterilization "camp" in Bilaspur district. Four officials were suspended and an investigation started which revealed that the death happened due to contamination of the medicine used with poison used for killing rodents. Nov 28, 2014
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Security beefed up in Assam ahead of PM's visit for DGPs conference

Guwahati, Nov 28 (ANI): Security stepped up ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with the police chiefs in Assam. Modi and Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh will address the two-day meet, which begins on Saturday, and being held in Assam for the first time. Directors general of police (DGPs) and inspectors general of police (IGPs) from the states and union territories, chief ministers of the northeastern states, officials from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and paramilitary forces will take part in it. Director General of Police Khagen Sarma said all precautionary measures are being taken to prevent any untoward incident. India's northeast consists of eight states which are beset with militancy and insurgency. Guwahati has been put on high alert from today following inputs about the ULFA and some other underground groups planning to carry out major acts of sabotage in the city. Nov 28, 2014
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Migratory birds flock Uttarakhand for winter

Ramnagar, Nov 28 (ANI): A large number of Siberian birds have flocked to Ramnagar in Uttarakhand for the winter, fleeing the freezing conditions of their Arctic home grounds. Ramnagar is the gateway to Jim Corbett National Park, the oldest national park and a famous tourist destination in northern India. With the onset of winter, the Siberian birds spread their wings to begin a journey spanning thousands of kilometres. These birds from Siberia and Central Asia use wetlands as their transitory camps, which play a vital role in sustaining a large population of the breeding birds. Hundreds of thousands of exotic birds such as Mallards, Greyleg Geese, Gadwalls, Teals, Shovelers, Pochards and Coots make their temporary nests in Ramnagar. The birds attract a lot of tourists to the sanctuaries as well. The migratory birds begin their annual flight from Siberia, travel through Afghanistan and Central Asia and arrive in India for the entire season. Nov 28, 2014
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US Black Friday deals hit Canadian stores

Black Friday's post-Thanksgiving deals aren't just for Americans. Every year, thousands of Canadians cross the border in pursuit of bargain shopping. Now, retailers in Canada are trying to keep those customers from going south. Duration: 01:59 Nov 28, 2014
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Greeks strike against ongoing austerity measures

Greek unions hold a general strike against ongoing austerity on Thursday as the government seeks to finalise a deal on 2015 fiscal reforms with international creditors, the EU, IMF and the ECB. Duration: 01:17 Nov 27, 2014
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Desmond Tutu speaks at the US chamber of commerce

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke at the Thanksgiving 2014 Gala dinner at The American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa addressing the issues of racial equality. Duration: 00:51 Nov 27, 2014
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Ebola leaves orphans alone in Sierra Leone

The Ebola epidemic sweeping Sierra Leone is having a profound effect on the country's children, many of whom have been left without any family members to support them. Duration: 01:02 Nov 27, 2014
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Severe rain floods Gaza homes and businesses

Severe winter weather that has battered the region since Monday has caused flooding in the Gaza Strip, forcing many to flee their homes and businesses. Duration: 00:47 Nov 27, 2014
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PM Modi meets locals in Kathmadu before leaving for New Delhi

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): In yet another showcase of his friendliness and his nature of taking the masses together, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his last day in Nepal met the locals in the Kathmandu city. He waved and shook hands with the locals as he arrived for a banquet hosted by Nepal PM Sushil Koirala at his residence. Koirala is hosting final dinner for the SAARC leaders before their departure. Modi later met SAARC business chamber delegates who appreciated him for the works and developments that he envisions. Meanwhile, Pakistani journalist also applauded PM Modi calling him a 'media friendly person'. PM Modi will leave Kathmadu for New Delhi late evening. Nov 27, 2014
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Akhilesh Yadav slams media for defaming SP in Badaun gangrape case

Lucknow, Nov 27 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday slammed media organizations for defaming and maligning the image of Samajwadi Party in the Badaun gangrape case. Yadav said that any positive step taken by the Uttar Pradesh government is not reported by the media however, a single mistake made by the party is exaggerated in the media reports. He further talked about the steps taken by the government to bring development in the sectors of Health, Dairy, and Information Techonology. Nov 27, 2014