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Amit Shah accuses UDF and LDF in Kerala of vote bank politics

Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 02 (ANI): BJP president Amit Shah, who visited Kerala in order to gain foothold in the state, blamed the dominant coalition fronts for pursuing vote bank politics, and promoting communalism. Kerala is one of the states where BJP is yet to display a strong electoral performance, and politics in the state is dominated by two political factions - United Democratic Front (UDF) led by Congress party and Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by Communist Party of India (Marxist). Shah was addressing special convention of party functionaries in Thiruvananthapuram city during his maiden visit to the state. He further elaborated on the point by saying that Kerala government had sought the release of Abdul Nazer Mahdani, who was detained in connection with the 2008 serial bomb blasts in Bangalore. Shah is hoping to promote the development model of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lure the voters in southern states. Sep 2, 2014
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Spiritual partnership with Japan not bound by time: Modi

Tokyo, Sept 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed gratitude towards his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for the grand hospitality and said India and Japan's spiritual relationship is not bound by time. Earlier in the day Abe had said he will work hand-in-hand with Modi to dramatically strengthen relations in every field and elevate ties to a special, strategic global partnership. Sep 2, 2014
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Haj Committee in Rajasthan organises orientation camp for Muslim pilgrims

Ajmer, Sep 02 (ANI): A Haj Committee in Rajasthan organized a vaccination camp and an orientation programme for Muslim pilgrims to guide them on issues concerning the holy rituals at Mecca and Madina. The committee in Ajmer directed the pilgrims to fill up the Haj forms, advised them to keep photocopies of passports and also told them about the significance of the pilgrimage. Blood samples of pilgrims were collected and every kind of medical aid was taken into consideration. The pilgrims were satisfied with the initiative of the Haj Committee. Sep 2, 2014
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Political tension rising in Pakistan

Pakistan's first democratic transition of power appears to be under threat as the pressure on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif mounts daily in the form of twin anti-government protests in the capital. Duration: 01:56 Sep 2, 2014
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Lesotho PM heading home after 'coup'

Lesotho's Home Affairs minister requested Monday that members of the country's defence force return to their barracks, as the country’s exiled prime minister returns home from South Africa after an apparent coup. Duration: 01:21 Sep 2, 2014
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NATO upgrades mean increased East Europe presence

This week's NATO summit will upgrade its military readiness to provide a more visible presence in eastern European member states spooked by Russia's actions in Ukraine, alliance head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. Duration: 01:29 Sep 1, 2014
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Iceland lowers aviation alert on volcano

Iceland has lowered its aviation alert on its largest volcano after a fresh eruption on a nearby lava field prompted authorities to enforce a flight ban for several hours. Duration: 01:07 Sep 1, 2014
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Fresh clashes in Pakistan anti-PM protests

Anti-government protesters clash with police in Islamabad, hours after the army called for a peaceful resolution to the political crisis rocking Pakistan. Duration: 01:30 Sep 1, 2014