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JFK's daughter becomes US ambassador to Japan

Caroline Kennedy, the lone surviving child of slain US president John F. Kennedy, calls Japan "our most important ally" in Asia as she takes up the post of ambassador to Japan. Nov 13, 2013
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Germany under EU scrutiny over trade surplus

The European Commission places Germany under scrutiny for its international trade surplus, seen as an obstacle to recovery across the rest of Europe. Duration: 00:44 Nov 13, 2013
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Sukma: 2 BSF jawans among 3 killed in Maoist triggered landmine

Manjhipada, Nov 12 (ANI): Two BSF jawans and a civilian driver were killed when Naxals blew up their vehicles in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. Two others were injured in the blast. The jawans were returning after security deployment for polling in Sukma when a landmine blast took place between their two vehicles near Kerlapal camp. Nov 12, 2013
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PoK healthcare in shambles

Muzaffarabad, Nov 12: Healthcare is virtually nonexistent in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Mortality rate is one of the highest in the region. No cure or diagnostics are available to trace even the most cardinal diseases. Moreover, to top it dispensaries and health facilities built by foreign countries are in a bad shape because of poor management. Situation of healthcare is grim and critical in PoK. Nov 12, 2013
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PM-FM's advice to CBI meant to intimidate 'high-profile' investigations: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Even as Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram echoed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to stay away from policy making, Senior BJP Leader, Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the advice was meant to intimidate 'high-profile' investigations. Nov 12, 2013
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Bangladesh heads for 'total deadlock' ahead of elections

Dhaka, Nov 12 (ANI): A clash of ideologies has plunged 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 are exploiting the tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections. A lawyer and secretary-general of 'The Bangladesh United Council for Hindus, Buddhists and Christians,' Rana Dasgupta drew attention towards the ideological differences between the two feuding parties. Slamming BNP for its strengthening bond with the Jamaat, Dasgupta said that the image of the party would be tarnished if the alliance continues and they come to power. Nov 12, 2013
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Police arrest Indian wrestler in alleged drug racket

Patiala, Nov 12 (ANI): The Punjab police arrested top award winning Indian wrestler, Jagdish Bhola, an alleged mastermind behind an international drug racket from Haryana. Jagdish Bhola was on the run after his residence was raided by the police and drugs worth Rs 100 crore were recovered. The team was tracking the accused since March this year. According to the SSP, drugs worth Rs 700 crore had earlier been seized which were being smuggled to countries like Canada, America, Europe and Australia. The SSP said there were foreigners involved in the case and that they had arrested 27 people in the case so far. Nov 12, 2013
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Sonia Gandhi slams BJP in poll-bound Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur, Nov 12 (ANI): While addressing a rally in poll-bound Ambikapur city of Chhattisgarh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi slammed the BJP yet again and said that the 25th May incident wherein many Congress leaders were killed was the biggest failure of the party. Further, Gandhi said that the UPA government sent many funds for the development of the sate but the Chhattisgarh government never allowed them to reach the public. Gandhi also taunted the BJP and said that the party who makes brothers fight, cannot be anybody's own. Nov 12, 2013
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Myanmar attracts Japanese housing companies and car manufacturers

Tokyo, Nov 12 (ANI): Myanmar's transition to a democracy has opened new vistas for foreign companies. The country is now looking for better urban infrastructure and rapid economic development. Recently, "The Building and Housing Seminar between Myanmar and Japan" was held in Yangon to deepen cooperation between the two countries. Japanese companies have shown great interest in Myanmar's growing building and housing business. The delegates exchanged information about areas that could be tapped. Rinnai, a Japanese gas appliances company, produces the most efficient water heater in the market. It plans to contribute to the local society by promoting its energy efficient products in Myanmar. Nov 12, 2013
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Registration of FIR in cognizable offences mandatory: SC

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that registration of First Information report (FIR) in cognizable offences is mandatory. A five-judge Bench, headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, clarified that no preliminary inquiry by a police official is permissible as a condition for registering FIR in cognizable offences. The bench said that police officials cannot avoid registration of FIR and action must be taken against them for not lodging FIR in cognizable offences. The apex court further said that preliminary investigation must be completed within seven days. The ruling came on a petition seeking clarity on the process of police investigations. Nov 12, 2013
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Along with AAP, investigate other parties as well: D Raja

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): CPI leader D Raja on Tuesday said the probe order by the government into alleged irregularities in the funding received by Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), should not give an impression that it is being done to target a particular party. He welcomed the probe but demanded that the funding of other parties be investigated as well. Nov 12, 2013
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Mumbai: Residents of Campa Cola compound protest against demolition

Mumbai, Nov 12 (ANI): Residents of 103 illegal flats on the Campa Cola compound in Worli area of Mumbai on Tuesday protested against forcible eviction by the Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) of the building. MCGM had earlier issued eviction notices last week stating that the illegal structure will be brought down any time after November 12. Meanwhile, Mumbai police too warned the residents not to create any law and order problem during the process. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan refused to intervene and issue an ordinance to stop the demolition. Nov 12, 2013
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Santosh Hegde on AAP funding controversy

Bangalore, Nov 12 (ANI): Justice (Retd) N Santosh Hegde on Tuesday defended the Aam Aadmi Party saying that the party has received money from those who hold Indian passports. Although he did not oppose the probe against AAP, but questioned why wasn’t any investigation held against any existing political parties till now. He also added that in larger interest of the democracy, all parties should come out and reveal their funding. Nov 12, 2013