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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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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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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
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Shebab suicide attack against Somali police kills 16

At least 16 people were killed when Somalia's Shebab insurgents attacked a police station Tuesday, with a suicide car bomber blasting open the compound before commandos entered spraying gunfire, an army officer said. Duration: 00:49 Nov 19, 2013