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PM Modi meets LK Advani on his birthday

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met senior BJP leader LK Advani at his residence on his 87th birthday. PM Modi arrived at Advani’s residence in New Delhi to seek the BJP veteran's blessings after he came back from Varanasi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were also present among other BJP leaders. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that Advani has always been a role model for the party. Advani had served as the BJP President for the longest period since its inception in 1980. Nov 8, 2014
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Was confident of unanimous selection as CM: Laxmikant Parsekar

Panaji, Nov 08 (ANI): The newly elected Chief Minister of Goa, Laxmikant Parsekar said that the news of his selection as the Chief Minister did not come as a surprise to him as he was confident that he would be chosen unanimously as the leader. He further said that he would be having the same vision for Goa as the previous government had. Nov 8, 2014
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PM Modi to visit Myanmar, Australia and Fiji next week

New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): The MEA on Saturday informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting Myanmar to participate in the 12th ASEAN India Summit on 12th November followed by the 9th East Asia Summit on 13th November. He would also visit Australia and Fiji in the upcoming week. Nov 8, 2014
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Laxmikant Parsekar sworn in as Goa Chief Minister

Panaji, Nov 09 (ANI): Former Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has been sworn in as the state's next Chief Minister after Manohar Parrikar. Parsekar took oath as the chief minister of the state and pledged to work for the welfare of the state and abide by the norms and duties ensued on him. He was administered oath by state Governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhawan in Panaji. Parsekar was earlier chosen unanimously as the chief ministerial candidate after a legislature party meeting. Manohar Parrikar, who is expected to become the next Defence Minister of the country, earlier resigned as Goa Chief Minister. With Parrikar's resignation, the entire state cabinet comprising 12 ministers was dissolved and the fresh cabinet also took oath along with the new chief minister. Nov 8, 2014
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Artist couple from Nepal displayed etching, an intricate art form, in India

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): Uma Shankar Shah and Seema Shah, an artist couple from Nepal exhibited their various etchings and oil paintings in Delhi depicting the cultural mix of Nepal and India. Their work reflects the impressions of Indian Mythology, Ramayan and Buddhism which comes out so well that it becomes difficult to distinguish between the two cultures. While Seema Shah comes from the ancient Indian city of Varanasi, Umashankar Shah is from the plains of Mahottari in Nepal. The artwork of both artists is well appreciated by the visitors. The artist couple from Nepal is looking for better exposure and appreciation in India. The exhibition titled 'Sacred Spaces' will continue at Shridharani Gallery at Triveni Kala Sangam till November 14. Nov 8, 2014
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BJP chooses Laxmikant Parsekar to be next CM of Goa

Panaji, Nov 8 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party has chosen Laxmikant Parsekar as the next Chief Minister for Goa after Manohar Parikkar resigned today. Parsekar would be taking oath shortly. Nov 8, 2014
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Many BJP leaders wanting to join Congress in J and K, no Modi wave: Ghulam Nabi Azad

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday rubbished reports that any leader is joining BJP, instead said that many BJP leaders are wanting to join the Congress party ahead of Assembly polls in the state. Azad said that after the polls are done, the party will decide whom to ally with. He added that there is no Modi wave in Jammu and Kashmir. Nov 8, 2014
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AAP protest in Chennai for release of fishermen

Chennai, Nov 08 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday went on a hunger strike demanding the Central Government to take necessary steps to bring back the five fishermen who are facing death sentences in Sri Lanka. About 75 AAP cadres took part in this hunger strike. They raised slogans demanding the central government to take necessary legal steps to release the fishermen. The Colombo High Court had earlier this month sentenced five Indian fishermen to death on charges of drug smuggling. They had been arrested on a boat in the seas off northern Jaffna's Delft islet. The fishermen claim that they have been falsely implicated in the case. Nov 8, 2014
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President Mukherjee inaugurates Jigme Wangchuck Hydro Power Training Institute in Bhutan

Thimpu, Nov 08 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated Jigme Wangchuck Hydro Power Training Institute in thimpu city of Bhutan. He said that India's relationship with Bhutan is an "exemplary" one that takes care of each other's concerns and vital interests. Mukherjee also called upon both nations to earnestly take up their role within SAARC for advancement of the region and for global peace. Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, along with his Cabinet colleagues, was present during the function. Four more projects have been taken up now as joint ventures between public sector undertakings of India and Bhutan, the foundation stone of the first such project being laid by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visited Bhutan in June. Nov 8, 2014
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Sri Lankan PM offers prayers at Tirupati temple

Tirumala, Nov 08 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister DM Jayaratne offered prayers at the famed Tirupati temple of Lord Venkateswara in hill town of Tirumala, near pilgrimage city of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is deeply revered by Hindus and is one of the most venerated pilgrimage centres in India. This was Jayaratne’s second visit to the temple. He had earlier offered prayers in 1994. Jayaratne said he was told by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit the temple when in India. He was blessed by temple priests as they chanted religious verses. Nov 8, 2014
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Modi govt set for cabinet rejig, Congress indifferent

Thimpu/ New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): While the BJP parliamentary board is deciding on the Cabinet expansion, the party leaders are of the opinion that they would accept whatever responsibility is given to them. The Congress, however, remained indifferent saying that it is the prerogative of the BJP government to decide whom to offer which portfolio. Nov 8, 2014