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Police charge lathis at farmers protesting for compensation in Mathura

New Delhi/Mathura, Nov 1 (ANI): Police on Saturday charged lathis at protesting farmers who were demanding compensation for land in Mathura. The farmers had been protesting from a while against the failure of district administration to pay them compensation for their land submerged after construction of Gopal barrage despite several assurances in the past. Police opened fire in the air and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the agitated farmers, who in turn pelted stones and damaged public property. Angry protestors set several vehicles on fire. Many farmers and policemen suffered injuries in the clash. Nov 1, 2014
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PM Modi flags off BJP membership drive, enrolls himself first member

New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the BJP's nationwide membership drive at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday. Modi became the first member of the party, followed by Amit Shah. While speaking at the launch of membership drive, Modi said that it is a matter of great pride for him to be a part of BJP. He added that the BJP members live the disciplined life the party demands and every member represents the people of the nation. The membership drive will last till March 31 and aims for making the BJP one of the largest political parties in the world. Nov 1, 2014
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Zambia president's remains flown home

The body of president Michael Sata is on its way back to Zambian soil, ahead of a state funeral for the 77-year-old leader. Duration: 00:27 Nov 1, 2014
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Will not distinguish between people: SIT on Black Money

Ahmedabad, Nov 01 (ANI): The Chief of SIT on Black Money Justice (Retd) MB Shah said on Saturday that the Special Investigation Team will not distinguish between rich and poor people in terms of investigation on black money. Shah said that the report shall be submitted to Supreme Court in December but that will not finish probe as it will be a time consuming process. Further Shah said that the names of those found guilty shall be revealed publicly and of those not found guilty shall be kept concealed. Nov 1, 2014
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Kerala CM Oommen Chandy defends state Finance Minister KM Mani over bribery charges

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 01 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday has strongly denied allegations levelled by bar owners against the State Finance Minister KM Mani over reopening closed bars and ruled out any probe into the matter. Chief of the Hotels and Bar Association, Biju Ramesh has accused Mani of seeking a bribe of rupees 50 million from him, of which an amount of rupees10 million has already been given. No government probe, reportedly, has been ordered into the matter as yet. The government and bar owners across the state are locked in a legal battle over the new "no-liquor" policy that aims to achieve complete prohibition in the state in a phased manner. Nov 1, 2014
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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