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Lalu shares dais with Nitish, says they are from same family

Hajipur, Aug 11 (ANI): Nearly two decades after they parted ways, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar shared dais in Hajipur on Monday as they began a joint campaign for the upcoming by-elections in Bihar. The coming together of two leaders also puts an end to weeks of speculations on whether the two bitter political rivals will actually share stage together at a public event to campaign jointly for the by-elections. Speaking at the function, Lalu said that he and Nitish are from the same family. Aug 11, 2014
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Legal Eagles react on CJI RM Lodha's defence of SC Collegium

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Legal eagles on Monday reacted over Chief Justice of India RM Lodha's defence of the Supreme Court collegium system and said that there is a campaign to defame the judiciary. Lodha's strong reaction comes after Justice Markandey Katju made allegations in his blog regarding the promotion of a judge of Allahabad High Court of questionable reputation. Former Delhi HC Judge Justice RS Sodhi said that if CJI has said something like that, there must be a weight to it, but also doubted on the credibility of the collegium in a few cases. Senior Lawyer Kamini Jaiswal said that Justice Katju should have brought these issues up during his tenure and the present scenario seems like a conspiracy. Aug 11, 2014
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Politicos react on PM's remark on WTO targeting UPA

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at UPA for allegedly "sacrificing the interest of poor people in the Bali deal", the Congress hit back at the BJP government saying that the UPA clinched the best deal for India at the Bali summit. Congress members also charged the PM with deliberate misinterpretation of facts. Politicos from other parties backed the Congress’ demand for discussion over the matter. Aug 11, 2014
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Bharat Ratna speculation sparks debate

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Soon after news came in that former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose might be awarded the Bharat Ratna, the Modi government ran into a fresh controversy. Political parties have suggested more names. The Congress suggested the names of freedom fighters, meanwhile the Shiv Sena has pitched for activist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar to be conferred the Bharat Ratna. Aug 11, 2014
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RSS chief criticized for 'Hindutva' comment, Shiv Sena welcomes same

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday was criticized by political leaders for his 'Hindutva' comment. Bhagwat had questioned that if inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus. He had said that the cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants of this great culture. Meanwhile, RSS leader Sanjay Raut welcomed the statement and said that this is a great thought which should prosper among people all over the nation. Aug 11, 2014
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Pakistan's ISI fuels sectarian violence in Gilgit

Gilgit Baltistan, Aug 11: Annexed from the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan has been controlled by Pakistan for decades now. Since the setting up of the de facto provincial government in Gilgit Baltistan in 2009, Islamabad's exploitation of the region has gained momentum. The strategically located region suffers from sectarian violence, militancy and poverty. In recent years, there has been a sudden rise in incidents of sectarian violence between Shias, Sunnis and other communities including Ismaili and Nurbakshi. The nationalist leaders blame Pakistan's spy agency, the ISI, for enforcing 'divide and rule' policy in the region. Aug 11, 2014
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Politicos welcome Mohan Bhagwat's reminder to BJP of its contribution in 2014 win

New Delhi/ Bhubaneshwar, Aug 11 (ANI): Political leaders welcome RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat when he said that the BJP came to power at the Centre because the common man wanted change. The statement came as a Disagreement with the suggestion that the BJP's victory was the result of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah's sole efforts. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that this has made clear that there is going to be a new rift between RSS and BJP. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that Bhagwat realized this very late that and are slowly getting averse with BJP's agenda. Aug 11, 2014
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Politicos on another ceasefire violation by Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday reacted over the incident of another ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at several Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district in the wee hours of Monday. Aug 11, 2014
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Bihar by polls: Lalu, Nitish to share dais during campaign today

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar, will campaign together for the Assembly by-polls in Bihar from Monday. Both of them will hold five public meetings at Hajipur, Mohiuddinagar, Narkatiyaganj, Chapra and Mohania as part of campaign for the bye-elections in 10 seats scheduled for August 21. Aug 11, 2014
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Body found at Congress leader Kumari Selja's house

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): A body of 42-year-old servant was found at Congress leader Kumari Selja's house in the national capital on Monday. The body is identified be of Sanjay, a daily wager. The police is investigating the case and probing the cause of death. A team of forensic experts have also reached the venue to investigate the incident. It is yet not clear whether the Congress leader was present in the house at the time of the incident. More details are awaited. Aug 11, 2014
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Pak violates ceasefire, 2 jawans and 2 civilians injured

Jammu, Aug 11 (ANI): In yet another violation of ceasefire by Pakistan, its troops resorted to unprovoked firing at several Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district in the wee hours of Monday. According to Police sources, two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers - Head Constable Sunil Kumar and Constable Bishnoi, along with two civilians- were injured when the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing at four places in the RS Pura area of the international border early this morning. The BSF retaliated the Pakistan firing effectively. Aug 11, 2014