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J Jayalalithaa elected unanimously as AIADMK general secretary

Chennai, Aug 29 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa on Friday got re-elected unanimously as the party's general secretary. The party announced that Jayalalithaa has been elected unanimously as its general secretary. In a statement, Jayalalithaa conveyed her heartfelt thanks for those party men had proposed her candidature for the post. Jayalalithaa said she has taken a pledge to work for the welfare of the people, growth and victory of the party. She also announced the party's candidates for the Sep 19 local body elections. Jayalalithaa has been holding the post of General Secretary since 1987 following the death of party founder M G Ramachandran. Aug 29, 2014
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HJC releases manifesto for upcoming Haryana Assembly polls

Chandigarh, Aug 29 (ANI): Haryana Janhit Congress chief Kuldeep Bishnoi on Friday released party's manifesto for upcoming Haryana Assembly polls. Talking to mediapersons in Chandigarh, Bishnoi termed the manifesto as 'Sankalp Patra'. HJC on Thursday ended its three-year-old ties with the BJP. Attacking the BJP, Bishnoi claimed it had a history of "betraying" allies. Aug 29, 2014
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Mixed reactions flow after JandK Assembly passes resolution on Indo-Pak talks

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday gave mixed reactions on the resolution passed by Jammu and Kashmir Assembly urging the Central government to resume talks with Pakistan. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that every State assembly has the power to pass such resolutions and it is not something against the Indian policy. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that urging the government to resume talks is a fair resolution and it is nothing debatable. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that JandK assembly should have passed a resolution which solves the issue of ceasefire along borer. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sambit Patra condemned the passing of such a resolution calling it anti-India. Aug 29, 2014
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BJP leaders' delegation meets Election Commission

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): A delegation of BJP leaders on Friday met the Election Commission regarding by-polls in JandK and Uttar Pradesh. BJP leader JP Nadda said that the BJP expressed its fear of deteriorating voter numbers in Jammu and Kashmir and discussed ways by which free and fair polls can be held. He added that the issue of security measures in By-Polls of Uttar Pradesh was also discussed to which the Election Commission ensured deployment of additional security forces. Aug 29, 2014
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Politicos hope Modi's Japan visit to be better for India

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan will turn out to be beneficial for India. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that tours are commonly taken by Prime Minister and Foreign Minister but it would be better if they bring something beneficiary for the nation. NCP leader Tariq Anwar stated that such trips help in establishing stable relations between India and foreign countries. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that Japan has always been a friendly nation to Modi and it will be a fruitful trip. Aug 29, 2014
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BJP and RSS supports Najma Heptullah's remark even as others condemn the same

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Aug 29 (ANI): Even as other political leaders and Muslim clerics condemn Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah's remark, BJP and RSS came out to support the minister on her remark. Heptullah had said that there is nothing wrong in calling Indian as Hindu on which she stood by and said that she had used the term' Hindi' and not 'Hindu'. BJP's Spokesperson Sambit Patra said that she must have meant cultural unity in her statement. RSS Ideologue Rakesh Sinha said that Heptullah had said the right thing and that 'Hindu' signifies India and is its identity and that every religion should accept the same. Meanwhile, Congress' Manish Tewari and NCP's Tariq Anwar condemned the same claiming that such remarks can divide the 'secular India'. Muslim Cleric Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi also slammed the remark. Aug 29, 2014
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IPL fixing: Justice Mudgal committee submits interim report

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Mudgal Committee on Friday filed its probe report in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal. The committee submitted its report to the Supreme Court. The committee filed its report in a sealed envelope and the apex court will hear the case in connection with the scandal on September 1. Aug 29, 2014
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Janardan Dwivedi says politicians should quit by 65-70, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Politicos on Friday gave mixed reactions on senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi's remark that politicians should not remain in active posts beyond an age. Dwivedi earlier in the day said a generation change is necessary in politics and politicians should quit by 65-70. The senior Congress leader's comment came just days after the BJP dropped former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and party veterans Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from its Parliamentary Board. Aug 29, 2014
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Govt acted immature on cancelling Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries meet: PDP

Jammu, Aug 29 (ANI): PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti, while addressing a press conference on Friday, said that the cancellation of Indo-Pak foreign secretaries talk process by the government was an immature step as the meeting between Separatists and Pak leaders was nothing new. She also said that she wants the Central government to hold the Defence Ministers of both countries responsible for maintaining the ceasefire. She then said that ceasefire violations do not affect the government officials of India and Pakistan sitting in their offices but affects the common people of Jammu and Kashmir the most. Aug 29, 2014
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Vajpayee policy best for maintaining ceasefire, J&K not ready for war: PDP

Jammu, Aug 29 (ANI): PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti, while addressing a press conference on Friday, said that she salutes former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his policy of maintaining peace along borders. She said that solving matters through fight is a hooligan’s way but seeking a dialogue process for solving matters takes courage. She also said that Jammu and Kashmir is not ready for a war, but demands for peace in their state. Aug 29, 2014
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BJP names Suresh Rana as in-charge of Bijnor assembly seats for by-polls

Bijnor, Aug 29 (ANI): Alarmed by the by-election results of Uttarakhand and Bihar, the Bharatiya Janata Party constituted a high-profile team to lead the party’s campaign for the Uttar Pradesh bypolls scheduled next month. The party named Muzaffarnagar riots accused Suresh Rana as in-charge of Bijnor assembly seats while in other assembly constituencies, the local BJP leaders have been given prominence. Rana expressed confidence and said that the party will win the polls with majority and that people in UP wants a change from the ‘corrupt SP government’. He also said that the UP cabinet minister is responsible for the riots in Muzaffarnagar against whom the state government failed to take any action. Aug 29, 2014
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Gwalior judge sexual harassment case: SC stays inquiry against MP HC Judge, issues notice to him

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a plea by a former additional district judge of Gwalior in a sexual harassment case, demanding a fresh inquiry levelled by her against a High Court judge. The court ordered a stay on the inquiry by a panel set up by the Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice. The Supreme Court also issued notice to the accused High Court judge. Aug 29, 2014
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Manipur Governor VK Duggal tenders his resignation

New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Manipur Governor VK Duggal tendered his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee late Thursday night becoming the ninth governor to do so since the NDA government assumed office in May. Duggal was appointed as the governor of Manipur in December last year. After resigning from the post, Duggal said that the move has not come under pressure from anybody and said that he resigned on his own accord. His resignation came just two days after Sheila Dikshit resigned from the post of Kerala governor. Aug 29, 2014
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Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations begin across India

Mumbai/ Nagpur, Aug 29 (ANI): Celebrations of Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi has begun across India as people in large numbers are thronging temples and pandals to worship and houour Lord Ganesha. The city of Mumbai, where the festival is celebrated with huge fervour, welcomed Lord Ganesha. The ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival is to celebrate the birthday of the god of wisdom. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who is celebrating the festival at his home, wished people on the occasion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet, also extended greetings to people. Aug 29, 2014