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BJP to felicitate Som, Rana at Narendra Modi's Agra rally

Agra, Nov 19 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh BJP will felicitate its MLAs Sangeet Singh Som and Suresh Rana, who were arrested for allegedly inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, during party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Agra on November 21. Nov 19, 2013
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Australian Foreign Minister confident of conclusive talks with India over civil nuclear cooperation

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop said that she is confident of positive outcomes of the upcoming third round of negotiations over the civil nuclear cooperation with India. Addressing a joint news conference with her Indian counterpart, Salman Khurshid, Bishop said that there is no delay in negotiations. She added that Australia supports India's membership of the nuclear suppliers group, keeping in view the latter's record of non-proliferation. Meanwhile, focusing on the economic relations of both countries, Khurshid said that he hoped for more Indian companies to invest in Australia. Nov 19, 2013
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BSF on alert with threat of infiltration at Bangladesh border

Siliguri, Nov 19 (ANI): Troops of India's paramilitary, Border Security Force (BSF) were put on high alert at the Bangladesh border with intelligence agencies predicting an increase in infiltration due to the growing political instability in the delta nation. Inspector General of BSF's North Bengal Frontier, S. K. Sood told a journalist in Siliguri that troops have been told to cover all gap areas along the border to counter any infiltration bid. The clash of ideologies could plunge Bangladesh into a cycle of violence as the two main political parties - ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh National Party (BNP) headed by Begum Khaleda Zia, locked in decades of mutual distrust, exploit the tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections. In the recent months, Bangladesh has been hit by a wave of violent protests over war crimes convictions, presenting the government with a security and credibility challenge ahead of polls early next year. Nov 19, 2013
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BJP's demand to honour AB Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna draws mixed response

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Nov 19 (ANI): The demand of BJP to honour former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with the highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna drew mixed response from political ledaers. After the government honoured cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist C.N.R Rao with the highest civilian award, the BJP criticised Congress party for not bestowing the same honour to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor appreciated Vajpayee's contribution to the country, however, said that the spirit with which Tendulkar was given the honour was different. Meanwhile, Union HRD minister MM Pallam Raju said that if the government decides, he will surely be honoured with the award. However, Communist Party of India, General Secretary, Tariq Anwar had a different view and stated that Vajpayee was not eligible for the honour. Nov 19, 2013
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Chhattisgarh polls: Voting for second phase underway

Chhattisgarh, Nov 19 (ANI): The second phase of the assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, covering 72 constituencies, across 19 districts, began on Tuesday. Despite a Maoist boycott call, the first phase of polls, in the 18 seats spanning Bastar and Rajnandgaon, on November 11 witnessed a 68% voter turnout. As many as 3,000 cameras are installed at the polling booths to ensure free and fair polls. Around 80,000 Election Commission officials and over 100,000 security personnel have been roped in to conduct the polls Nov 19, 2013
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Russia extends detention of Australian Greenpeace activist

A Russian court extended the pre-trial detention Monday of an Australian member of a Greenpeace crew arrested for a protest against Arctic oil drilling while freeing a Russian doctor and a photographer on bail. Duration: 00:53 Nov 19, 2013
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Patriarch urges Christians to stay in Syria

Gregory Laham, the Syrian patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic church has called on his fellow Christians to stay in Syria, despite the brutal conflict raging in the country. Duration: 01:03 Nov 19, 2013
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Hundreds in Egypt mark anniversary of army protests

Dozens of supporters and opponents of the army gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday to mark the anniversary of anti-military protests, amid mounting anger over a memorial to those killed in Egypt's uprising. Duration: 00:42 Nov 19, 2013
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US ambassador Kennedy meets Japan emperor

Caroline Kennedy meets Japan's Emperor Akihito in a ceremonial formality as thousands of well-wishers line the streets of Tokyo to catch a glimpse of the incoming US ambassador. Duration: 00:55 Nov 19, 2013
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Style queen Isabella Blow's wardrobe on show in London

Stylist, muse, mentor or simply an eccentric aristocrat with a penchant for wearing lobsters -- late British fashion editor Isabella Blow was hard to pin down, but most agree she was extraordinary. Duration: 00:58 Nov 19, 2013
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Strong blasts kill 23 near Iran embassy in Beirut

A double bomb attack outside the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut on Tuesday killed at least 23 people and wounded almost 150 in a Hezbollah stronghold, Lebanese government sources said. Duration: 00:53 Nov 19, 2013
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Protests against militias continue in Libyan capital

Libya's government announced Tuesday plans to remove militias from the capital and eventually integrate them into the security forces, after a weekend of deadly clashes between militiamen and residents. Duration: 00:36 Nov 19, 2013
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Brazil signs deal to boost investments in nuclear power

The French nuclear group Areva obtained a contract worth 1.25 billion euros with the Brazilian electrician Eletrobras Eletronuclear to complete the unfinished construction of the Angra 3 reactor in Brazil. Duration: 00:52 Nov 19, 2013