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Preparations speed up for SAARC meet in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 24 (ANI): The preparations for the 18th SAARC summit are in full swing in Nepal as the authorities have heightened the security for the two-day event where leaders from eight nations will meet and discuss the core issues of importance. Leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Pakistan would meet in Kathmandu for two days for the plenary session from November 26 for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). As last stage preparations are being carried out, even artisans are busy giving final touches to earthen pots that will adorn the venue to welcome leaders at the meet. Nov 24, 2014
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Security forces prepared, aware of all kinds of inputs: Subrata Saha on J and K polls

Srinagar, Nov 24 (ANI): The General Officer Commanding of 15 Corps, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha, said on Monday that the security forces are completely prepared for the upcoming polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Saha said that the forces are aware of all kinds of inputs coming in from various sources and action shall be taken at the right time. Nov 24, 2014
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Salman Khan's hit and run case: Hearing adjourned till Dec 3

Mumbai, Nov 24 (ANI): Court hearing in Bollywood Actor Salman Khan’s hit and run case has been adjourned till 3rd December. Lawyer Pradeep Gharat said that Court has instructed Salman Khan's lawyer to be present Salman Khan on the next hearing. Nov 24, 2014
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Director General of UNESCO meets Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): The Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Monday. After the meeting the Foreign Ministry spokesperson tweeted "Women to the fore in diplomacy. Minister @SushmaSwaraj and Irina Bokova DG of @UNESCO discuss 'exclusion and empowerment'". It was recently announced at a meeting of the UN Chief Executives Board (CEB) held in Washington on 20-21st November that the Director General of UNESCO will also be taking over the chairmanship of the High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM) for 2015-2016. Nov 24, 2014
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Kerala Chief Oommen Chandy hopes Tamil Nadu understands concerns over disputed Mullaperiyar Dam

Chennai, Nov 24 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy hopes that the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu would understand the concerns over stability of the disputed Mullaperiyar Dam that is shared by both the states. His statement comes after the water level in the dam reportedly touched 142 feet. Chandy said Kerala is concerned about the safety of those residing in the vicinity of the dam and said Tamil Nadu should understand their worries. He added he was aware of the importance of the water for both the states and that sharing was not an issue at all. The Mullaperiyar Dam site is in Kerala, but the reservoir mainly serves Tamil Nadu. Nov 24, 2014
Infidelity May be Hereditary: Study

Infidelity May be Hereditary: Study

A recent study states that both men and women are more likely to cheat on their partners due to genes inherited from their parents. Nov 24, 2014
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Speculations over Modi-Sharif meet during SAARC summit gains momentum; Politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after speculations over bilateral meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the SAARC summit gained momentum. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that Pakistan doesn't appear to be quite interested in having any bilateral meets. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that SAARC is a multi-lateral meeting and the government doesn't seem to make any preparations for any bilateral meet. CPI leader D Raja said that government will have to resume bilateral talks with Pakistan. Nov 24, 2014
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Want to bring reforms in Insurance Bill soon, TMC putting baseless allegations: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that the government is committed to bring reforms in the Insurance Bill soon and is sure to gain support of Congress and other major opposition parties in that regard. He also said that the Modi government is working towards the development of the nation and is taking one step at a time. Further stressing on the issue with Mamata Banerjee in the case of CBI probe, Naidu said that CBI does not work at the behest of the Central government and Banerjee should try to forge the guilty instead of blaming the Central government. Nov 24, 2014
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Politicos react as Jitan Ram says he'll continue to speak his mind

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Politicos on Monday gave mixed reaction on Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, who sparks one after another controversy by his statements. Manjhi on Sunday said he would not listen to the "advice and suggestions" of "intelligent (gyani)" people and continue to speak plain truth. Nov 24, 2014
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Reactions pour in after HRD Minister Smriti Irani pays visit to astrologer

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Monday after HRD Minister Smriti Irani paid visit to an astrologer's home in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla reacting over Irani's visit said that astrology is a science and even she has faith in astrology. BJP leader Ram Madhav said that it is about one's personal faith and the issue should not be hyped. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said that HRD Minister should herself decide whether she believes in science or astrology. Congress leader Anand Sharma refused to make a comment on the issue. Nov 24, 2014