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Bengaluru MG Road stalking case: Police arrests 6 accused

Bengaluru, Nov 25 (ANI): Bengaluru Police has arrested all six accused in the MG Road women stalking case on Tuesday. Bengaluru Police Commissioner MN Reddi said that the police acted on a tipoff and within 48 hours of registration of complaint by one of the five women, all accused have been arrested. He added that the individuals have confessed their crime and further investigations are going on. On Saturday, the five women, who were returning from an ice cream parlour, were harassed by a group of men on Bengaluru's MG road. As they stopped their car near an ice cream parlour some unidentified men tried to open the doors of their vehicle and left only after the women started making a noise and shouted for help. Nov 25, 2014
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Nepal gears up to welcome world leaders to SAARC summit

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Nepal's capital Kathmandu is getting ready to host the 18th summit of leaders from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Foreign Secretaries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Maldives are setting the agenda for the summit due to be held on November 26 and 27.The preparations for summit are in full swing in Nepal as the authorities have heightened the security for the two-day event where leaders from eight nations will meet and discuss the core issues of importance. As last stage preparations are being carried out, even artisans are busy giving final touches to earthen pots that will adorn the venue to welcome leaders at the meet. Nepal has two limousines and has rented six bullet-proof cars from India for the visiting leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on 25th in the afternoon and return late in the evening of 27th November. Meanwhile, a resident of Kathmandu, Vishnu Harikaki said it is a moment of pride for the people of Nepal as the summit would take place in their nation for the first time. Nov 25, 2014
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Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi passes away after prolonged illness

Mumbai, Nov 25 (ANI): Eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died early Tuesday following prolonged illness. She was 94. Sitara Devi was on ventilator and her condition was serious while she was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital, said her son-in-law. Sitara Devi became a Kathak legend and is known as a pioneering force in bringing the genre to Bollywood. She is the recipient of prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman. Sitara Devi was born in the family of Brahmin 'kathakar' Sukhdev Maharaj in Kolkata in 1920. When she turned 11, the family moved to Mumbai, where she impressed Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a three-hour solo recital. The funeral of eminent Kathak legend will take place Thursday morning. She is survived by a son and a daughter. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled on the loss. The PMO tweeted, "PM has condoled the passing away of noted Kathak dancer Sitara Devi. PM also recalled her rich contribution to Kathak." Nov 25, 2014
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TMC protests at Parliament gate over black money issue

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): TMC leaders on Tuesday protested at Parliament gate over black money issue. TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar said that Narendra Modi government promised to bring back black money in 100 days. Almost 200 days are over but the black money has still not come, the government must give an answer. The TMC has given a notice for suspension of question hour in Lok Sabha on the issue of black money. Nov 25, 2014
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Opposition targets govt on black money in Parliament

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): A united Opposition is creating trouble to the BJP-led NDA government in parliament over the black money issue on Tuesday. TMC MPs earlier in the morning staged a protest outside Parliament demanding the suspension of the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha for a comprehensive debate on the black money issue. Congress leader Malliarjun Kharge said that several issues are to be discussed in Parliament like black money, help for AP, JandK, dismantling of Planning Commission. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 pm following Opposition protests. Nov 25, 2014
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BJP assures TMC that govt is working on black money issue and is ready to discuss all matters in Par

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): After BJP Parliamentary meet, Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government is ready to discuss varied issues and concerns of all the parties. Talking about the protest staged by TMC party workers outside the Parliament, Rudy assured the party that the central government is working on the black money issue and have completed the ground work. He said that the centre has also formed SIT and the evidence worldwide has been put in proper form to investigate on the case. TMC MPs, meanwhile, are staging a protest outside Parliament to demand the suspension of the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha for a comprehensive debate on the black money issue. Nov 25, 2014
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Opposition parties to corner govt in Parliament over Insurance Bill

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): The Opposition parties are likely to show a united front in Parliament on Tuesday to corner the ruling Bharatiya janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the Insurance Bill, which seeks to allow 49 per cent FDI in the sector. Nov 25, 2014
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Foreign ministers attend SAARC meet in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Foreign ministers of eight South Asian nations attended the 36th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Council of Ministers meet in Nepal on Tuesday. India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj was in attendance with Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. Foreign Secretaries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Maldives are setting the agenda for the summit due to be held on November 26 and 27. Swaraj on Monday (November 24) hoped the Summit would bear fruitful results and boost regional cooperation cementing ties and added it was the most important for the south Asian nations as it strengthens friendship and bolsters bilateral relations. India's objective during the meet would be enhancement of connectivity, people to people contacts, transport and energy, which is subjected to agreements between the member nations. Nov 25, 2014
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First phase of JandK assembly polls begin on Tuesday

Jammu and Kashmir, Nov 25 (ANI): The polling for the first phase in the Assembly Elections of Jammu and Kashmir began on Tuesday as people queued outside polling booths to caste their votes. About 400 companies of security forces have been deployed to ensure free and fair polls in the first phase of the assembly elections. Residents lined up outside the polling booths to exercise their franchise fighting the extreme cold weather as they hoped for better governance in the state. Of the 15 Assembly seats going to polls on Tuesday, 11 segments of Chenab valley and North Kashmir were highly militancy infested areas and some of them still have militant influx. A total of 10,502,50 voters, including 5,00,539 women, will decide the fate of 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers among 123 candidates at 1,900 polling stations in 15 constituencies. Nov 25, 2014
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India rubbishes US think-tank finding on Pakistan nuclear weaponry

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Indian experts on Monday rubbished US think-tank report on Pakistan's growing nuclear weaponry saying it was being exaggerated as every country had right to equip itself in a bid to ensure security. According to a study by the US based think-tank Council on Foreign Relations, Pakistan's nuclear strength could reach up to 200 nuclear devices in the next six years. It also said South Asia was most at risk from unresolved territorial disputes, terrorism and growing nuclear strength. Defence Expert Praful Bakshi, however, was quick to dismiss the findings of the study. Meanwhile, NCP leader Majid Memon said that Pakistan should refrain from trying to intimidate India. Nov 25, 2014
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Indo-Bhutan border check post gates close after unnatural death of Indian girl in Bhutan

Jalpaiguri, Nov 25 (ANI): Indo-Bhutan border check post gates were closed after the protesters turned violent over the unnatural death of a 17-year-old Indian girl in neighbouring Bhutan. According to the police sources, the officials of India and Bhutan government took this decision to avoid any untoward incident in the sensitive border area. Violence erupted on Sunday when Bhutan police surrendered the girl dead body to the family members without explaining the cause of death. The villagers had blocked the Chamurchi Indo-Bhutan border check post in Jalpaiguri district. The district police have also arrested five persons in connection with Sunday's violence. However, elder sister of the girl, Sumita Lohar alleged that her sister was raped. The body of the girl has been sent to the Jalpaiguri Sadar hospital for post mortem. Meanwhile, District Magistrate of Jalpaiguri Pritha Sarkar refused to comment on the incident. Nov 25, 2014
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Polling begins in 13 constituencies of Jharkhand amidst tight security

Jharkhand, Nov 25 (ANI): More than 3.3 million voters are all set to exercise their franchise as 13 Maoist-affected constituencies of Jharkhand on Tuesday went on polls as the first phase of five-stage assembly election gets underway in the tribal-dominated state. The polls will decide on the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly as the results are to be announced on December 23. People were seen lining up outside the polling booths as one of the local urged people to come out and caste their vote. While the BJP is looking to sustain its victory after having swept the Lok Sabha polls and key states this year, the Congress and big regional players like the JMM are fighting to halt the juggernaut. A total of 199 candidates including nine sitting legislators are contesting in the first phase. About 45,000 security personnel have been deployed at 3,961 polling stations while three helicopters have been pressed into service for aerial monitoring of the election. Nov 25, 2014
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Maulana Kalbe Jawwad slams Modi government after being detained at Delhi airport

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Noted Indian Shi'ite cleric, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi government for stopping a six-member humanitarian delegation, which was headed to war-torn Iraq ravaged by the Islamic state (IS) militants, for rehabilitation and relief work. Jawwad, who was heading the delegation, is the general secretary of one India's leading Islamic Organisation, Jamiat-Ulema-I-Hind. He and the preparatory delegation were detained at international airport in New Delhi on Sunday after a Look out circular (LOC) letter by Intelligence Bureau officials was shown to them. Hitting at the BJP government, he said LOC is shown to the untraceable criminals, not to those with no criminal backgrounds, heading for a noble cause. Earlier in September, Jawwad and other Muslim clerics had hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark 'Indian Muslims will live, die for India'. Nov 25, 2014
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Bangladesh's former Awami League leader sentenced to death for war crimes

Dhaka, Nov 25 (ANI): A former leader of Bangladesh's ruling party Awami League, Mobarak Hossain, was sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal in connection with atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Hossain, a local leader expelled from the Awami League party in 2011, was found guilty of charges including mass killing, abduction and torture, prosecutors said. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2010 opened an inquiry into war crimes committed during the nine-month war. Monday's verdict is the first against any ruling party leader, and counters claims that Hasina is targeting her political rivals. International human rights groups have said the tribunal falls short of international standards. The government denies the charge. Nov 25, 2014