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Foreign ministers attend SAARC meet in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Foreign ministers of eight South Asian nations attended the 36th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Council of Ministers meet in Nepal on Tuesday. India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj was in attendance with Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. Foreign Secretaries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Maldives are setting the agenda for the summit due to be held on November 26 and 27. Swaraj on Monday (November 24) hoped the Summit would bear fruitful results and boost regional cooperation cementing ties and added it was the most important for the south Asian nations as it strengthens friendship and bolsters bilateral relations. India's objective during the meet would be enhancement of connectivity, people to people contacts, transport and energy, which is subjected to agreements between the member nations. Nov 25, 2014
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Opposition parties to corner govt in Parliament over Insurance Bill

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): The Opposition parties are likely to show a united front in Parliament on Tuesday to corner the ruling Bharatiya janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the Insurance Bill, which seeks to allow 49 per cent FDI in the sector. Nov 25, 2014
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BJP assures TMC that govt is working on black money issue and is ready to discuss all matters in Par

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): After BJP Parliamentary meet, Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government is ready to discuss varied issues and concerns of all the parties. Talking about the protest staged by TMC party workers outside the Parliament, Rudy assured the party that the central government is working on the black money issue and have completed the ground work. He said that the centre has also formed SIT and the evidence worldwide has been put in proper form to investigate on the case. TMC MPs, meanwhile, are staging a protest outside Parliament to demand the suspension of the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha for a comprehensive debate on the black money issue. Nov 25, 2014
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Opposition targets govt on black money in Parliament

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): A united Opposition is creating trouble to the BJP-led NDA government in parliament over the black money issue on Tuesday. TMC MPs earlier in the morning staged a protest outside Parliament demanding the suspension of the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha for a comprehensive debate on the black money issue. Congress leader Malliarjun Kharge said that several issues are to be discussed in Parliament like black money, help for AP, JandK, dismantling of Planning Commission. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 pm following Opposition protests. Nov 25, 2014
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TMC protests at Parliament gate over black money issue

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): TMC leaders on Tuesday protested at Parliament gate over black money issue. TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar said that Narendra Modi government promised to bring back black money in 100 days. Almost 200 days are over but the black money has still not come, the government must give an answer. The TMC has given a notice for suspension of question hour in Lok Sabha on the issue of black money. Nov 25, 2014
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Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi passes away after prolonged illness

Mumbai, Nov 25 (ANI): Eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died early Tuesday following prolonged illness. She was 94. Sitara Devi was on ventilator and her condition was serious while she was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital, said her son-in-law. Sitara Devi became a Kathak legend and is known as a pioneering force in bringing the genre to Bollywood. She is the recipient of prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman. Sitara Devi was born in the family of Brahmin 'kathakar' Sukhdev Maharaj in Kolkata in 1920. When she turned 11, the family moved to Mumbai, where she impressed Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a three-hour solo recital. The funeral of eminent Kathak legend will take place Thursday morning. She is survived by a son and a daughter. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled on the loss. The PMO tweeted, "PM has condoled the passing away of noted Kathak dancer Sitara Devi. PM also recalled her rich contribution to Kathak." Nov 25, 2014
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Nepal gears up to welcome world leaders to SAARC summit

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Nepal's capital Kathmandu is getting ready to host the 18th summit of leaders from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Foreign Secretaries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Maldives are setting the agenda for the summit due to be held on November 26 and 27.The preparations for 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. 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. Nepal has two limousines and has rented six bullet-proof cars from India for the visiting leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on 25th in the afternoon and return late in the evening of 27th November. Meanwhile, a resident of Kathmandu, Vishnu Harikaki said it is a moment of pride for the people of Nepal as the summit would take place in their nation for the first time. Nov 25, 2014
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee launches fresh salvo on PM Modi questioning funds for lavish poll cam

Kolkata, Nov 25 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a fresh attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioning the funds being spent on lavish poll campaigns. Earlier, Banerjee had slammed ruling BJP for causing disturbance across the state and carrying out political vendetta against her party. She said that it is her Trinamool Congress (TMC) government who has busted the Saradha scam which had been transpiring since many years under previous government. Alleging the Prime Minister Modi for garnering publicity by clicking selfies, she said on the contrary of attracting such fake publicities, her government is popular because her party works for people and not for publicity. Attacking the BJP, Banerjee said the party that has been amassing people's money should not give sermons to others. Nov 25, 2014