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Tribal groups call for Bandh in West Bengal

Birpara, Dec 27 (ANI): Several tribal groups on Saturday have called for shutdown in Birpara area of Alipurduar district of West Bengal following the attacks by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) which killed over 80 people. NDFB militants killed over 80 people in the Sonitpur, Kokrajhar and Chirang districts of Assam ths week. Various groups such as All Assam Tea Tribes Student Association, Adivasi Chhatra Sangathan, Akhil Assam Bhojpuri Parishad, All Assam Minority Students' Union (AAMSU) and seven other groups had observed Bandh in several areas of Assam even on Friday. Dec 27, 2014
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Floods hit Malaysia's north-east

Rescue teams struggle to reach inundated areas of northeast Malaysia after the country's worst flooding in decades. Dec 27, 2014
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Bangladesh finance minister calls for economic connectivity

Kolkata, Dec 27 (ANI): A proposal to establish connectivity between four Asian countries is in pipeline, said Bangladesh’s finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, at the Industrial Trade Fair-2014 inaugural function in Kolkata recently. The finance minister was the guest of honour. In a bid to boost business, the minister invited the industrialists said Bangladesh was a good place for investment. Dec 27, 2014
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Medieval weapons brought to life as UK popularity grows

Longswords, sickles and Dussacks - these Medieval weapons may be unfamiliar to most of us but thanks to the popularity of TV series like Game of Thrones, a growing number of people are picking up swords and embracing a bygone era. Dec 27, 2014
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Majority of the States were in favor of early implementation of GST, says Jaitley after pre-budget m

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday after the pre-budget consultation meeting with the finance ministers of the states said that majority of the states were in favor of early implementation of GST. He added that states even suggested that flagships of the centre like Jan Dhan Yojana should be more encouraged. He further stated that all the suggestions will be taken into consideration while formulating the policies. Dec 26, 2014
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India, Bangladesh begin border talks

Dhaka, Dec 26 (ANI): A four-day conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) began in Dhaka city on Friday. BGB Director General, Major General Aziz Ahmed, led a 23-member delegation and met BSF Director General Devendra Kumar Pathak, who was accompanied by 20-member delegation. Both the countries are expected to discuss issues relating to border security, smuggling, infiltration and curbing trans-border crimes. India, earlier this month, inched closer to settling a long-simmering border dispute with Bangladesh, possibly signaling a softer line from Prime Minister Narendra Modi than when he was in opposition. Dec 26, 2014
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Raghubar Das meets Jharkhand Governor staking claim to form govt

Ranchi, Dec 26 (ANI): BJP delegation led by Raghubar Das met Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed on Friday and staked claim to form the next government in Jharkhand. After attending the meeting, Das said that oath taking ceremony will be held on 28th December and it will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Dec 26, 2014
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'Dabbawalas' wield broom on Mumbai streets as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

Mumbai, Dec 26 (ANI): World renowned 'dabbawalas' (lunch box carriers) of Mumbai on Friday wielded brooms to sweep streets after Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated them to join 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. The 'dabbawalas' are city's lifeline as the team of around 5000 people supply food to around 200,000 office goers every day. They carry hot food in lunch boxes from the houses of Mumbai residents in the morning and deliver them at their workplace. A group of lunch box carriers assembled at Lower Parel area and swept the streets and footpaths with a promise to involve their customers also in this campaign. The dabbawalas, world-famous for their efficiency, co-ordination and hygiene, said they would do their best to ensure cleanliness around. Dec 26, 2014