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No verdict final on Saradha-Burdwan link, matter under investigation: PMO

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday that the verdict on the link of Saradha scam money being transferred to Bangladesh through Burdwan has not yet been finalized and the matter is still under investigation. Singh said that the statement made by Amit Shah during his rally in West Bengal cannot be stated completely wrong as the investigation is underway. Dec 3, 2014
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Request Opposition to let Parliament run, no question of Sadhvi's resignation: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday requested the Opposition parties to maintain calm and let Parliament run. Naidu said that the Congress and TMC parties are trying to adjourn the houses and not letting main issues come to discussion which is not in the benefit of the country. Further, talking about the opposition’s demand for Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's resignation, using the example of Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma who used indecent language against many leaders, Naidu said that there is no question of the Minister's resignation as she has tendered an apology for her statement. Dec 3, 2014
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Hike in excise duty aimed to meet budget deficit: Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said that the government hiked excise duty on petrol and diesel for the second time in three weeks to shore up revenue to meet budget deficit without burdening the consumer. The government had on Tuesday raised excise duty on petrol by Rs.2.25 per litre and by Rs.1 a litre on diesel but retail pump rates will not be increased as oil firms decided to absorb the duty change for the time being. Dec 3, 2014
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3-year old minor allegedly raped in Bangalore school

Bangalore, Dec 3 (ANI): A three-year-old minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted twice in the school premises in Bangalore. Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi said that a police complaint has been registered and the accused, a school attendant, was arrested. He added that the accused has been booked under Section 373 and a female police officer has been assigned to investigate the case. Dec 3, 2014
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Babri demolition petitioner refuses to continue fight, says issue politically motivated, Reactions f

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Babri demolition petitioner Hashim Ansari who has been fighting the case since many years has refused to continue his fight. Ansari said that the issue is now very old and has always been used for political gains and to create communal tension. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that such comments are welcome as they show harmony among various communities. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that Ansari has taken a strong step and it will make way for the abolition of religion dominated people who misguide innocents. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that one petitioner's withdrawal cannot withdraw history so the final decision has to be taken by the Supreme Court on the issue of Ayodhya. Dec 3, 2014
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Congress may back govt on insurance bill, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): A compromise between the Congress and BJP appears likely on the insurance bill with the opposition outfit expecting the government to address its concerns over dealing with foreign institutional investors in the overall 49% foreign investment ceiling in Indian insurance companies. Reacting over this Congress leader Manish Tewari said on Wednesday that the BJP should apologize to the nation about opposing amendments to the Insurance Bill when they were in opposition. Meanwhile, TMC MP Derek O'Brien said that the party has been opposing Insurance Bill not just for the sake of it, told Select Committee why going from 26% to 49% is not good. Dec 3, 2014
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A life of servitude: the modern slaves of Pakistan

An estimated two million men, women and children in Pakistan work for no pay, indebted for life, often for several generations -- modern-day slaves, prisoners of a system of debt where interest rates are so high they can never be met. Duration: 03:03 Dec 3, 2014
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Survivors recall Bhopal gas tragedy on 30th anniversary, demand compensation

Bhopal, Dec 03 (ANI): Survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy, world's worst industrial disaster which happened three decades ago, on Wednesday (December 03), recalled the night when cyanide gas in air killed thousands. In the early hours of December 03, 1984, around 40 metric tonnes of toxic methyl isocyanate gas accidentally leaked from a pesticide factory owned by US multinational Union Carbide Corp. and was carried by the wind into the surrounding slums. The government recorded 5,295 deaths. Activists estimate 25,000 people have died from illnesses in the years since. Many more, they said, are dealing with cancer, blindness, respiratory difficulties and immune and neurological disorders, but with no support. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with other government officials organized special prayers for the victims and observed a moment of silence as a tribute to the victims. Dec 3, 2014