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Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in poll-bound Rajasthan today

Chittorgarh/Bikaner, Nov 19 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will address two rallies in poll-bound Rajasthan on Tuesday. According to reports, Rahul will address rallies in Chittorgarh and Bikaner, ahead of the state Assembly elections set to be held on December 1. Rahul had earlier addressed rallies in Rajasthan's Churu and Kherdali city. Recalling the assassinations of his grandmother Indira Gandhi and his father Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi had targetted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for playing divisive politics, and said he was not afraid if communal anger and hatred killed him someday. Rajasthan is expected to witness a fierce political battle between the Congress and the BJP in the upcoming polls. Nov 19, 2013
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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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Chaotic scene as Toronto strips mayor of powers

Toronto city council voted Monday to strip Mayor Rob Ford of most of his remaining powers in further sanctions against him following admissions of crack smoking and binge drinking. Duration: 01:16 Nov 19, 2013
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France ready to give everything against Ukraine

France are on the brink of missing out on next year's World Cup in Brazil, unless they can overturn a 2-0 deficit against Ukraine in the return leg of their qualifying play-off. Duration: 01:02 Nov 19, 2013
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Philippines typhoon rips bodies from graves

Skulls lie on tombstones and a hand reaches out from a grave at a cemetery in the eastern Philippines, after a typhoon so powerful it pulled the dead from the earth. Duration: 01:11 Nov 19, 2013
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UN climate talks Filipino delegate continues hunger strike

As UN climate talks enter their final week, Naderev Sano, a member of the Philippines Climate Change Commission Philippines, has reached the eighth day of a hunger strike he launched "in solidarity" with his countrymen. Duration: 01:10 Nov 19, 2013
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Crude bomb blast mars Nepal election

A crude bomb explodes on election day in Nepal, injuring three children as voters turn out for a poll seen as crucial in stabilising the Himalayan country after a civil war. Duration: 01:02 Nov 19, 2013
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Cameroon parish prays for abducted French priest

Father Georges Vandenbeusch's glasses are still lying abandoned on his desk, a reminder of the sudden kidnapping of the French priest a few days ago near Cameroon's border with Nigeria by Islamist group Boko Haram. Duration: 00:48 Nov 19, 2013