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Bilaspur sterilization camp deaths case: SC declines to entertain petition seeking its intervention

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a petition seeking its intervention in case of medical negligence deaths during sterilization camp in Bilaspur. Eleven women have died and dozens more are in a critical condition after a government-run sterilization programme in Chhattisgarh designed to control the country's billion-plus population went wrong. Nov 12, 2014
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Polling officers get training on electronic voting machine ahead of JandK Assembly polls

Poonch, Nov 12 (ANI): Around 1000 polling officers were given hands-on training on the electronic voting machine (EVM) ahead of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The Election Commission of India has already announced the dates for assembly elections in Kashmir. The polls will be held in five-phases, beginning on November 25 and ending on December 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 23. Nodal officer and district election trainer, Vijay Puri said the polling officers were asked to conduct free and fair elections. Meanwhile, district election officer, Poonch district, Mohammad Hussain Malik, said the Polling officers have been instructed about their overall responsibilities. Nov 12, 2014
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PM Modi meets Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-Cha

Myanmar, Nov 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-Cha in Myanmar's Capital Nay Pyi Taw. Delegation level talks were held between both countries after which Modi expressed confidence that under the leadership of Chan-o-cha relations between India and Thailand will improve. Earlier today, Narendra Modi also met his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, on the sidelines of the 12th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India summit held in Myanmar on Wednesday. Nov 12, 2014
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Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road. Duration: 02:21 Nov 12, 2014
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PM Modi not invited for Congress' conference on Nehru, politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Congress sparked a controversy on Wednesday after it invited 15 political parties from other countries and "all like-minded political parties" for an international conference in Delhi to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, while skipping Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Congress did not invite the BJP or any of its allies. Many world leaders have reportedly confirmed participation. Nov 12, 2014
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BJP on Shiv Senas decision to sit in opposition in Maharashtra

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Nov 12 (ANI): BJP leaders on Wednesday reacted to Shiv Sena’s decision to sit in opposition in Maharashtra Assembly. GVL Narasimha Rao said that Shiv Sena’s decision to sit in opposition is its own and no other party has any say in it. Eknath Khadse said that BJP has the numbers and it will win trust votes. Subramanian Swamy said that Shiv Sena is a part of NDA and if it votes against the NDA in Maharashtra, it will not be a good sign for the state. Nov 12, 2014
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Choosing opposition Shiv Sena's decision, NCP will support stable Maharashtra govt: NCP

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Nov 12 (ANI): NCP leaders on Wednesday reacted to Shiv Sena's decision to sit in opposition in Maharashtra Assembly. Majid Memon said that Shiv Sena is weak in making decisions. Meanwhile, Chhagan Bhujbal said that Shiv Sena is bargaining for positions with BJP since election results are out. Meanwhile, DP Tripathi said that NCP will support a stable government for the development of Maharashtra. Nov 12, 2014
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Sri Lanka President willing to pardon 5 Tamil fishermen on death row, politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Politicos in India welcomed the Sri Lankan government's decision to free Indian fishermen on death row in the island country without any conditions. However, Sri Lankan Minister Prabha Ganesan told Indian High Commission officials in Colombo that for this to happen, Indian has to withdraw the appeal filed in the Supreme Court against the High Court verdict. If India withdraws the appeal, President Mahinda Rajapaksa would pardon the Indian fishermen awarded death for alleged drug trafficking without any pre-conditions. Nov 12, 2014
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India files appeal in Sri Lankan court against fishermen death sentence

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 12 (ANI): India has filed an appeal in the Sri Lankan Supreme Court against verdict of the high court that awarded death sentence to five Indian fishermen in the island nation in a drug smuggling case. Five Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in 2011 on charges of smuggling drugs and on October 30, the Colombo High Court held the five fishermen guilty of drug trafficking. Foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, while addressing mediapersons in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw, said India was confident that justice would prevail in the case. The arrest of the fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy has been a major topic of debate between the two nations. Nov 12, 2014
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Indian security forces launch massive anti-Maoist drive in poll-bound Jharkhand

Gumla, Nov 12 (ANI): Indian security forces have launched a massive anti-Maoist operation in poll-bound Jharkhand to prevent any untoward incident in the election process, stated a senior officer. Jharkhand police officials held a meeting with senior officials of neighbouring Chhattisgarh in one of the worst rebel-infested Gumla districts in the country, which will go to polls on November 25, to devise an effective plan. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Praveen Singh, assured that electorates wouldn’t feel threatened by the ultras. Maoists have called for boycott of the five-phased polls in Jharkhand that begins from November 25 and end on December 20. The results would be announced on December 23. Maoists have killed police and politicians and targeted government buildings in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. Nov 12, 2014
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Shiv Sena vows to vote against BJP in Maharashtra, to sit in opposition

Mumbai, Nov 12 (ANI): With just hours to go for the trust vote in the Maharashtra assembly, Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that the party will be voting against state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who will be seeking vote of confidence in the state assembly today. Party leader Ramdas Kadam said that Uddhav Thackeray has decided to sit in opposition in Maharashtra. He said that Shiv Sena is trying its best to sort things out from past month, nut the BJP is not ready to change which ultimately resulted in this decision. Further, Kadam said that no party will leader take oath in cabinet and any decision on speaker election will be taken by party chief later in the day. Nov 12, 2014