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Death sentence to 5 Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka sparks protest in Tamil Nadu

Chennai/ New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Members of Communist Party of India (CPI) in Tamil Nadu on Saturday protested death sentence given to five Indian fishermen by a Sri Lanka court, even as foreign ministry promised the concerns have been conveyed to Sri Lankan authorities in New Delhi and Colombo. The slogan-shouting protesters in Chennai city termed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa a butcher, demanding revocation of the ruling. State General Secretary of CPI, D Pandian said it is shocking news and demanded the Indian government take the matter to the United Nations. Pandian also added the Indian government should declare Sri Lanka non-friendly nation. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sambit Patra welcomed New Delhi's decision to legally challenge the death sentence awarded to five fishermen for alleged drug trafficking. Nov 1, 2014
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Punjab leadership welcome idea of 1984 riots memorial, demand for quick justice

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): The Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday welcomed the idea of building a memorial of victims of 1984 Anti Sikh riots. Badal said that a memorial will help in passing the historic information to the next generation. Meanwhile, asking for set up of special courts, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal said that justice should be meted out as soon as possible to all the victims. Nov 1, 2014
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Politicos react after Omar Abdullah decides to skip family bastion Ganderbal in JandK assembly polls

New Delhi/Jammu, Nov 1 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided to contest the upcoming assembly elections from two constituencies instead of family bastion Ganderbal. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Omar Abdullah knows that he will lose his seat from Ganderbal as people of his constituencies are angry with him and hence Abdullah is trying to secure his seat by switching the constituency. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it is Abdullah's personal decision and hence it won't be right to comment on his decision. BJP unit of JandK President Jugal Kishore Sharma said it was reflective Omar Abdullah's government unpopularity. Nov 1, 2014
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600-feet long cake enters record book in India

Thrissur, Nov 01 (ANI): Bakers in Kerala have created a record by making the longest eggless cake to celebrate the 131st anniversary of cake baking in India. The 600-feet long cake has been recorded by the officials of Limca Book of Records and certified as the "Longest ever made eggless cake in India". The attempt was undertaken by Kerala-based bakery house 'Cochin Bakery', which is known to be one of the oldest companies established in the state. A team of 26 chefs took more than 20 hours to bake and decorate the record cake. The idea was conceived by bakery owner, MP Ramesh, who has been making such cakes during the annual meet of Bake Expo. Hundreds of visitors and enthusiasts gathered in Thrissur to catch a glimpse of the mammoth wonder. To keep the cake and make it easy for the visitors, a same length tent was also built. Nov 1, 2014
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Ponta poised to win first round of Romania vote

Prime Minister Victor Ponta looks set to win the first round of presidential elections in Romania Sunday amid fears that, if elected, he could reverse advances in the justice system. Duration: 03:04 Nov 1, 2014
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Freezing eggs to halt the biological clock

With the growing trend of starting families later in life, increasing numbers of American women are opting for egg freezing, with some large companies now offering to pay for their employees to have the procedure. Duration: 02:19 Nov 1, 2014
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Kashmir shifts capital for winter

Srinagar, Nov 01 (ANI): The government officials of Jammu and Kashmir geared up on Saturday (November 01) to shift state capital from Srinagar to Jammu city for winter season. The bi-annual practice of shifting the 'Darbar' (Secretariat) between the two capital cities of the state dates back to the 19th century. It is estimated the whole exercise of relocating offices costs the government crores of rupees every year. The civil secretariat will open in Jammu on November 05. Srinagar experiences severe winter, covered with snow and a pleasant weather in summers, while Jammu city records high temperatures during summer, but is relatively warm in winters. Nov 1, 2014
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Passengers left aggravated as Punjab shuts down on 30th anniversary of 1984 riots

Ludhiana/ New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Passengers faced inconvenience as rail services were halted in Punjab on Saturday (November 01), which is under complete shutdown on the 30th anniversary of 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Rail and road services were disrupted along with the shutdown of shops, government offices and schools. On Saturday, passengers passing through or boarding from Ludhiana city were left stranded at the railway station. Meanwhile, in New Delhi, people gathered in Sikh temples to mourn the loss of their loved ones who lost their lives in 1984 massacre. Ravinder Kaur, who lost her brothers, father and husband to the riots, said she is still waiting for some kind of justice to be meted out. Nov 1, 2014
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Chinese shouldn't have any problem, we have right to develop our territory: Rijiju

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday said that the Chinese should not have any problem with infrastructural development in Indian Territory of Arunachal Pradesh. Rijiju said that India has all the right to build roads and railways in its own territory and China should not have any problem with that because nobody is intruding into Chinese territory. Nov 1, 2014
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Bhopal celebrates Formation Day with Marathon for Women Empowerment

Bhopal, Nov 01 (ANI): Celebrating its 58th Formation Day on Saturday (November 01) the government of Madhya Pradesh organised a Marathon for the empowerment of women. The 10- kilometre marathon run began from TT Nagar stadium in Bhopal and was flagged off by the sports director of Madhya Pradesh, Upendra Jain. Prime Minister Modi also wished the people on the foundation day of their state. Also present at the marathon was former hockey player, Arjun Awardee, Ashok Dhyanchand, who said the theme of the marathon was 'Balika' (Girl) and was aimed at encouraging girls to participate in sports. A total of 14 states of the country share their foundation day with Madhya Pradesh which was formed on November 01, 1956. Nov 1, 2014
Congress encourages young leaders: Digvijaya Singh on Rahul taking charge

Congress encourages young leaders: Digvijaya Singh on Rahul taking charge

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday clarified his controversial statement on Rahul Gandhi taking charge of Congress party. Singh said that Congress party always encourages young leaders and would always keep doing so. Singh also said that the party's Central leadership should continue to be leaded by Sonia Gandhi but Rahul should also take over necessary responsibilities. Nov 1, 2014
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ML Khattar carries out Swachata Abhiyan in Faridabad

Faridabad, Nov 1 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Saturday carried out Swachata Abhiyan in Faridabad. Khattar said that the government would work towards creating a clean Haryana with the help of the people, the organizations and the help extended by the central government. He added that efforts would be made to educate people about cleanliness and the government will spread awareness among the public about the Swachata Abhiyan. Nov 1, 2014
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Hrithik Roshan, Sussane Khan granted divorce

Mumbai, Nov 1 (ANI): Actor Hrithik Roshan and Sussane Khan were on Saturday granted divorce by the Bandra family court in Mumbai. Both Hrithik and Sussane had appeared in the court for hearing. According to reports, the matter related to the custody of their children will be decided by the court in the upcoming days. Hrithik and Sussane had announced divorce by mutual consent in Bandra's family court few months back citing temperamental differences which made it impossible for them to live together. The lawyer said that everything has been done between parties in a very fair and amicable way. Nov 1, 2014
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Politicos react after Digvijay Singh says Rahul Gandhi should take charge of Congress

New Delhi/Noida, Nov 1 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Congress leader Digvijay Singh said that Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi should take charge of Congress. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that since Digvijay Singh cannot give suggestions to anyone, hence Singh keeps on giving suggestions to the Congress party. Congress leader Makhan Lal Fotedar said that Singh's statement is not correct. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Digvijay Singh keeps on giving ridiculous statements. AAP leader Ashutosh said that Singh's statement holds no significance as Gandhi had already been in power in Congress and has taken charge of the party in many elections. Nov 1, 2014