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DMK express disapproval on CHOGM participation amidst protests

Chennai, Nov 16 (ANI): As the CHOGM meet witnessed the presence of India’s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid in lieu of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh even after huge protests from the Tamil Nadu leaders and civilians, DMK Spokesperson TKS Elangovan expressed his disapproval over the same. He said that India should have gave Sri Lanka a reply on its atrocities inflicted on the Tamils during the war. Elangovan also said that the meet is an insult to Indian Tamils. Further, he said that the scheme implemented by the Indian government for the relief of Tamils on the island nation is benefitted by the Sri Lankan community and that there is no use of the same for Tamils in that case. Nov 16, 2013
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FPCCI chief favours special trade status for India

New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Zubair Ahmed Malik, has pitched for Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status for India and liberalized visa regime to boost bilateral trade. Malik said the focus is to improve trade between two neighbours. Trade has long been tied to political issues between the hostile neighbours. The MFN status would help normalize trade relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals by ending heavy restrictions on what India is allowed to export across the border. New Delhi granted its neighbour such a status in the mid-nineties. Nov 16, 2013
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I am disappointed, wanted our PM to visit Jaffna: Salman Khurshid

Colombo, Nov 16 (ANI): Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid has said he is disappointed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh couldn’t visit Jaffna, epicentre of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Singh skipped CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka, after many political parties and some ministers advocated a thorough boycott by the PM to visit Colombo, over alleged war atrocities of the Sri Lankan Army in its war against the Tamil Tigers. Sri Lanka is hosting CHOGM from November 15 to 17. Khurshid enlisted relief and rehabilitation work undertaken by New Delhi. Khurshid urged Colombo to resolve the human rights issues. Nov 16, 2013
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Serbia, Czechs tied 1-1 in Davis Cup final

Serbia and defending champions the Czech Republic were tied 1-1 after the first day of the Davis Cup final on Friday as Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych swept through in straight sets. Duration: 01:32 Nov 16, 2013
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Deschamps admits France undone by physical Ukraine

France coach Didier Deschamps admits that his team couldn't cope with the physical approach of their opponents after Les Bleus lost 2-0 to Ukraine in their World Cup play-off first leg. Duration: 01:17 Nov 16, 2013
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Bachelet favored to return in Chile election

The "Bachelet Clones" are a group of women from the working-class neighborhood of Maipú, in Santiago, who are fervent supporters of Chile's socialist presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet. Duration: 01:19 Nov 16, 2013
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UK-based Tamils protest against PM's Sri Lanka summit

Britain-based Tamils demonstrated opposite Downing Street in central London Friday, against British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Duration: 01:31 Nov 16, 2013
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Aid pushes through to Philippine typhoon survivors

Substantial food and medical aid is finally reaching desperate survivors of a super typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines, but humanitarian groups warn of huge challenges in accessing devastated, remote communities. Duration: 01:07 Nov 16, 2013
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China announces easing of one-child law

Beijing's relaxation of its hugely controversial one-child policy is an attention-grabbing first step, but it will have to usher in greater changes if China is to tackle its looming demographic timebomb, experts say. Duration: 00:45 Nov 16, 2013
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Fresh clashes in Libya's Tripoli

Fresh clashes erupted in a Tripoli suburb on Saturday, witnesses and the Libyan government said. Duration: 00:46 Nov 16, 2013
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Maboneng: a hotspot for hipsters in downtown Johannesburg

Thirty year-old entrepreneur Jonathan Liebmann has transformed a no-go area of Johannesburg into the city's most fashionable neighbourhood. The Maboneng Precinct boasts cafes and loft apartments where dilapidated warehouses stood. Duration: 02:19 Nov 16, 2013
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Narendra Modis rise in BJP meant Sushmas fall: Shakeel Ahmed

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Congress leader, Shakeel Ahmed on Friday ridiculed that BJP’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi’s rise in the party came out at the cost of the fall of other senior leaders of the party, namely Sushma Swaraj. Nov 15, 2013
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Kaziranga National Park gives a warm welcome to tourists

Assam, Nov 15 (ANI): The Kaziranga National Park in Assam, which has been declared an UNESCO world heritage site, is a prominent centre of eco-tourism in the Northeast. The park, home to some rare species like one-horn rhinos and wild elephants, attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world every year. Nov 15, 2013