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Iraqi forces retake critical city from jihadists

Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters on Sunday retook areas from jihadists near the Iranian border in an operation that left 20 Kurdish troops dead, security officials said. Duration: 00:41 Nov 24, 2014
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US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

Residents express their anger in Cleveland after police shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground. Duration: 00:44 Nov 24, 2014
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Preparations speed up for SAARC meet in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 24 (ANI): The preparations for the 18th SAARC 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. Leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Pakistan would meet in Kathmandu for two days for the plenary session from November 26 for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). 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. Nov 24, 2014
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Health Minister JP Nadda seeks Sweden's cooperation in 'Make in India' campaign

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): The India-Sweden MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) Celebration Conference was inaugurated in New Delhi by Swedish Healthcare, Public Health and Sports Minister Gabriel Wikstrom on Monday. This conference was organised to commemorate the five years of successful cooperation in the field of healthcare and public health. Speaking at the conference, India's Health Minister JP Nadda said that he hoped that Sweden will provide an impetus for the 'Make in India' campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Make in India' campaign seeking to make India a global manufacturing hub. Nadda further said that the arrival of the Swedish delegation to India reflected a commensurate desire for enhanced relations. He further added that India looks forward to an effective partnership with Sweden. Overall, the conference took stock of the development in recent years and planned at a roadmap for the future. Nov 24, 2014
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Election officials sent to polling booths via helicopters in poll bound Jharkhand

Gumla, Nov 24 (ANI): Election officials left for polling booths in the Maoist affected districts of Jharkhand via helicopters on Monday to prevent any untoward incidents ahead of polls that start Tuesday. Indian security forces had launched a massive anti-Maoist operation on November 11 to prevent any problem in the election process. District Election Officer, Gauri Shankar Mij said all necessary precautions are being taken in the Maoist affected districts for the polls. Maoists have called for boycott of the five-phased polls in Jharkhand that begin from November 25 and end on December 20. The results would be announced on December 23. An election booth officer who was sent via helicopter to a polling station, Arun Tripathi said their wish was to see high turnout in the polls. Nov 24, 2014
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Indian Army recovers huge cache of arms and ammunition ahead of JandK polls

Srinagar, Nov 24 (ANI): Indian army recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kupwara and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday ahead of assembly election. The five-phase polls in Jammu and Kashmir will begin on November 25 and will end on December 20. The results are scheduled to be announced on December 23. General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Kashmir-Based 15 Corps of Indian Army, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha said that linkage between recovery of large consignment of the weapon and the ceasefire violations cannot be ruled out. Saha assured that collectively all the security forces including Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were keeping a tight vigil at the polls related security. Militants have been frequently attacking security bases in Kashmir since the 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in a region over which India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars. Nov 24, 2014
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Politicos offer last respect to Congress veteran Murli Deora

Mumbai, Nov 24 (ANI): Politicos from various political parties offered their last respect to former union minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora on Monday at the party office. The 77-year-old Congress leader was suffering from cancer. He breathed his last at 3.25 a.m. in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Several leaders including President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi have condoled the demise of the Congress veteran. Deora held several important positions during his decades-long political career. During the UPA-1 regime, Deora was the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas. The Congress veteran had also served as the Mumbai Congress president for 22 years. He became Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in July 2011. Nov 24, 2014
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Want to bring reforms in Insurance Bill soon, TMC putting baseless allegations: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that the government is committed to bring reforms in the Insurance Bill soon and is sure to gain support of Congress and other major opposition parties in that regard. He also said that the Modi government is working towards the development of the nation and is taking one step at a time. Further stressing on the issue with Mamata Banerjee in the case of CBI probe, Naidu said that CBI does not work at the behest of the Central government and Banerjee should try to forge the guilty instead of blaming the Central government. Nov 24, 2014
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Speculations over Modi-Sharif meet during SAARC summit gains momentum; Politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after speculations over bilateral meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the SAARC summit gained momentum. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that Pakistan doesn't appear to be quite interested in having any bilateral meets. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that SAARC is a multi-lateral meeting and the government doesn't seem to make any preparations for any bilateral meet. CPI leader D Raja said that government will have to resume bilateral talks with Pakistan. Nov 24, 2014
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Kerala Chief Oommen Chandy hopes Tamil Nadu understands concerns over disputed Mullaperiyar Dam

Chennai, Nov 24 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy hopes that the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu would understand the concerns over stability of the disputed Mullaperiyar Dam that is shared by both the states. His statement comes after the water level in the dam reportedly touched 142 feet. Chandy said Kerala is concerned about the safety of those residing in the vicinity of the dam and said Tamil Nadu should understand their worries. He added he was aware of the importance of the water for both the states and that sharing was not an issue at all. The Mullaperiyar Dam site is in Kerala, but the reservoir mainly serves Tamil Nadu. Nov 24, 2014