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Shaina NC says she is confused if Mayawati is 'he or she', women activists condemn

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Women rights activists on Sunday condemned BJP spokesperson Shaina NC who took a jibe at former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati by saying that she is confused whether the BSP chief is 'he' or 'she'. She said this while participating in Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) event at Jaipur. AIPWA Secretary Kavita Krishnan said that this is anti-women statement by a spokesperson of ruling party. She also said that such statement implies that a woman who does not wear saree or have short hair is somewhat not womanly enough. She also said that the BJP should take cognizance of this and should confront her. National Federation of Indian Women General Secretary Annie Raja said that this is not correct and highly condemnable and very insulting on the part of a ruling party's representative. Nov 23, 2014
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PM to visit Nepal on 25th Nov to attend 18th SAARC Summit part - 2

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting Nepal on 25th November to attend the 18th SAARC summit. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that PM Modi would lay out his vision of what he sees as regional cooperation in South Asian region during the summit. He added that India’s intention would be to hold as many bilateral interactions as possible during Modi’s stay in Kathmandu. He also added that India’s focus would be on enhancement of connectivity and people-to-people contact. Nov 23, 2014
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PM to visit Nepal on 25th Nov to attend 18th SAARC Summit part - 1

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting Nepal on 25th November to attend the 18th SAARC summit. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that PM Modi would lay out his vision of what he sees as regional cooperation in South Asian region during the summit. He added that India's intention would be to hold as many bilateral interactions as possible during Modi's stay in Kathmandu. He also added that India's focus would be on enhancement of connectivity and people-to-people contact. Nov 23, 2014
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Security Expert eyes on Indian govt's actions on Dawood's relation with Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Supporting Home Minister Rajnath Singh who alleged that Pakistan is providing shelter to Dawood Ibrahim and the mob boss is currently staying along the Pak-Afghan border, Security Expert Praful Bakshi said that Dawood has always tried to participate in terror activities in India. Bakshi said that Dawood aiding to underworld is an old story and that Pakistan is aiding him because he has more connections and sleeping shells. He said that Pakistan of course is giving shelter to Dawood for help and it is to be seen what the he does and what the Indian government does. Nov 23, 2014
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Two Catholics from Kerala declared saints in Vatican

Thrissur, Nov 23 (ANI): Masses came out on streets of Kerala on Sunday after a Carmelite priest, Chavara Elias Kuriakose, and a Carmelite nun, Euphrasia Eluvathingal, from the state were declared as saints in Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City by Pope Francis. The news has elated the Christian community in Kerala as it is for the first time that two Indians are declared as saints on the same day. People from far flung areas are rushing to a chapel in a small village of Ollur, the burial place of Euphrasia, near Thrissur district to have a glimpse of her. Scores of Indian priests, nuns and devotees thronged Vatican to witness the canonisation function. Post the canonisation ceremony, the centuries-old Syro Malabar Church will now have three saints, the first being Sister Alphonsa, who was made a saint in 2008. Nov 23, 2014
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Ferguson on edge ahead of grand jury decision

Tensions were high on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, with a US grand jury poised to decide whether to prosecute a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. Duration: 00:54 Nov 23, 2014
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Japan hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake leaving houses collapsed and injuring many people

Japan, Nov 23 (ANI): An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening, temporarily trapping people in collapsed homes and leaving at least 39 people injured, police said. The Japan Meteorological Agency said no tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which was felt in capital Tokyo around 180 km away. The hardest-hit area appeared to be Hakuba village, which hosted events in the 1998 games. Many homes were lost in Otari, a nearby village to the north. Non-residential buildings were also destroyed, with officials still assessing the extent. Meanwhile, residents began going through the rubble and cleaning up their damaged homes after the overnight earthquake collapsed houses and triggered landslides. Local residents said they had little time to react when the earthquake hit. Nov 23, 2014