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Angelina Jolie buys 12 mln pound 'heart-shaped island' for Brad Pitt's 50th birthday

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Angelina Jolie is reportedly shelling out a whopping 12.2 million pounds to buy beau Brad Pitt a heart-shaped island for his 50th birthday. The 38-year-old actress was particularly excited after discovering the island's two homes were designed by Pitt's favourite architect Frank Lloyd Wright. A source said that as soon as the 'Girl, Interrupted' star heard the island was on the market, she arranged a viewing and was really impressed with it. Nov 25, 2013
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India welcomes end of nuclear deadlock between Iran and US

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Union Trade Minister Anand Sharma on Monday welcomed the signing of the nuclear agreement between Iran, US and its allies, saying that it will bring peace and stability in the region. Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal early on Sunday to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in what could be the first sign of an emerging rapprochement between the Islamic state and the West. Sharma, while speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, said that Iran was a long-term ally and predicted consistent and strong trade relations between the countries. Nov 25, 2013
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Maoists make life miserable for children

Lohardaga/New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): These children in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga district have fled their villages to escape forcible recruitment by Maoists. The rebels recruit youngsters to use them as human shields and informers against the security forces. Pinki Kumar, who has faced Maoists’ threat, says they are scared to return to their village as they fear abduction by the rebels. Parents of these children shared their horrific experience. Children are the main victims of the Maoist-led guerilla war in states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. A recent report by “Save the Children”, an NGO, has found that children and education are huge casualties in strife-torn regions. The report titled `Caught in Crossfire – Children and education in regions affected by civil strife’ was released on Children’s Day. Nov 25, 2013
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Bangladesh elections in jeopardy, political battle between feuding parties heats up

Dhaka, Nov 25 (ANI): Bangladesh’s independence war veteran, Major General (retired) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, highlighted the political conflict between the feuding parties, locked in decades of mutual trust, while ruled out the possibility of personal fight between the two. The stand-off between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her arch rival and former premier Begum Khaleda Zia, is nothing new. Recently, Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) refused a request from the prime minister to form an all-party government to oversee upcoming elections. While talking to a reporter in Dhaka, Ibrahim said that the leading parties represent two different ideologies and different parameters of success and failure. Commenting over the current political scenario, Ibrahim said that rivalry and anxiety among the various segments of people of Bangladesh can pose as a hindrance to the polls. Calling for an agreement, Ibrahim urged Hasina to hold a discussion with opposition with an aim to end the impasse. Nov 25, 2013
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After Phailin and Helen, Andhra Pradesh braces itself for Cyclone Lehar

Hyderabad, Nov 25 (ANI): After being hit by cyclones Phailin and Helen, Andhra Pradesh braces itself to face Cyclone Lehar which will hit the coastal state on November 28, according to Met office. State Disaster Management Commissioner C Parthasarathy said that the cyclone taken in the category of severe cyclone. He said that the wind velocity will be around 170-180 km per hour and there will be heavy rainfall too. Parthasarathy also said that there will be a video conferencing with all the collectors of the state for preparation. And that the state is taking all assistance from NDMA and home ministry in New Delhi. Nov 25, 2013
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Poor won't be quenched with just roads and airports: Rahul Gandhi

Pushkar (Ajmer), Nov 25 (ANI): Addressing a public rally in Pushkar, Ajmer on Monday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that it is good that roads and airports and other infrastructure are being constructed, but that won't quench the poor people of the country. He further said that BJP leader claims medicines given by Congress as poisonous, but instead it's the mentality of the opposition, which is venomous. Gandhi also said that BJP's mentality is to create tensions between different religions and caste. Nov 25, 2013
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BNP led violence in Bangladesh irks world community

Dhaka, Nov 25: There is no end to the deadlock in Bangladesh ahead of general elections scheduled for early next year. The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its 17 alliance have adopted violent means to oppose poll-time all-party government formed by the Sheikh Hasina led Awami League. BNP chief Khalida Zia recently met President Abdul Hamid seeking his intervention to end the political deadlock by making the best use of his constitutional authority. However, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal on her visit to Dhaka met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khalida Zia and laid emphasis on holding free and fair elections in the country. Nov 25, 2013
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On what basis is Congress seeking votes in Rajasthan: Narendra Modi

Khetri, Nov 25 (ANI): BJP's Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Khetri region of Rajasthan on Monday asked the people on what basis is the Congress party seeking votes. He further added that the Congress has not done anything good for Rajasthan and is still asking people of the state to vote for the party. Nov 25, 2013
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Kangna brings glamour to the race course

Mumbai, Nov 25 (ANI): Glam doll Kangna Ranaut and ace Director Milan Luthria added an additional touch of Bollywood glamour to the usual swish set at the horse races in Mumbai. Kangna came in as the chief guest at Metro Motors Auto Hangar Sir H.M. Mehta Million event. Kangna looked stunning in a beautiful white Dior gown paired up with a little Shilpa hat. Interacting with media persons Kangna said that it was a great experience for her. While according to filmmaker Milan Luthria Kangna is the perfect choice to be the ambassador of this race course. Nov 25, 2013
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Faith cutting across religious boundaries

Bangalore, Nov 25 (ANI): Bangalore situated in India’s southern state of Karnataka is one of the fastest growing cities of India. But rapid modernization has not in any way affected the traditional good relations between people of different communities. The mausoleum of Hazrat Khawaja Mehboob Ali Shah Chishti is an example of this fact. It attracts a large number of devotees from different communities, who gather here for the saint’s blessings. It is believed that the saint showers his blessings on people of communities alike, who visit the mausoleum. Devotees gather in large numbers under one roof to pay respect to the saint. Promoting the message of love and peace to mankind, the shrine is more than just a place of worship…it is a symbol of harmony between communities, which is a hallmark of the Indian society. Nov 25, 2013
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Hindus, Muslims work together in embroidery industry

Meerut, Nov 25 (ANI): Meerut, located in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important commercial centers of the country and houses many big and small business establishments. And, providing a perfect example of harmony between different communities is the embroidery industry. Here, Hindus and Muslims work in complete accord. Muslims are largely involved with embroidery. Once the embroidery is done, the clothes are sent to wholesale dealers and various shops, which are mostly owned by Hindus. Social harmony and cultural integration among workers and suppliers, who belong to different faiths, is one of the major factors behind the success of the industry. The embroidery unit in Meerut provides yet another example of good relations that exist between different communities in India. Nov 25, 2013
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India and Bangladesh vow to fight militancy and cross-border crimes

Tripura, Nov 25 (ANI): Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir were in Tripura on November 17 to inaugurate the first multi-purpose Integrated Check Post along the Bangladesh border at Akhaurah. India plans to set up 5 such posts with Bangladesh to further boost trade and people to people contact between the northeastern states and Bangladesh. The Akhaura land customs is one of the most important international trading land ports in eastern India, dealing with around 4,500 people every month travelling between the two countries. Nov 25, 2013
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Northeast showcases its rich culture and traditions at India International Trade Fair

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): A large number of crafts persons and entrepreneurs from eight northeastern states are participating in the India International Trade Fair 2013 in New Delhi. Each state has a dedicated pavilion at the fair with different themes. Around 20 exhibitors from Nagaland showcased a variety of products like handloom, artificial jewellery, decorative items, paintings and cultural artifacts. Emilo, an entrepreneur from Nagaland, has come to the capital for the first time. He is thrilled by the response of the people. Exhibitors from Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh also took part in the fair. Nov 25, 2013
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Shoma Chaudhury should be arrested: Vidya Shet

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): The Chairperson of the State Commission for Women of Goa, Vidya Shet, on Monday hit out at the Managing Editor of investigative magazine 'Tehelka', Shoma Chaudhury, in the journalist sexual assault case. She condemned Chaudhury and said that she should be arrested as she has given protection to the accused. Shoma was earlier criticized for not handling the complaint of sexual assault by a young woman journalist against the news magazine's founder editor, Tarun Tejpal efficiently. Nov 25, 2013