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V Narayanasamy on withdrawal of ordinance on convicted lawmakers

Chennai, Oct 03 (ANI): Even as the government withdrew a controversial ordinance that protects convicted parliamentarians following stern opposition from Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who described the policy as nonsense, Minister of State for the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy said that in democracy divergent views should be there and discussion was held and decision taken is final. Oct 3, 2013
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Cabinet withdraws Ordinance: politicos welcome it

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Politicos react to the withdrawal of the controversial ordinance on ‘tainted politicians’. Earlier on September 27, Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi had openly opposed the ordinance passed by cabinet on convicted politicians by saying that it was a complete nonsense and should be ‘torn up’ and ‘thrown out’. It was at a time when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was out of the country, away in the US to attend the UN General Assembly. On Prime Minister’s return from the US, Rahul Gandhi met him at his residence in New Delhi to discuss the public outburst of September 27 and consequent to this, the central cabinet met to withdraw the ordinance. Oct 3, 2013
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Atleast 6 policemen injured in an encounter with terrorists in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 03 (ANI): Fierce encounter which took place between militants and security forces in the Ahmadnagar residential area of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, ended after the terrorist, who was trapped in the area, managed the escape in the dark. Atleast 6 policemen were injured after terrorists lobbed a grenade at the security forces in Ahmadnagar. The injured soldiers were rushed to a local hospital. The grenade attack was followed by a gunbattle after which police sealed off the area as one terrorist from the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba was believed to be trapped in the area. Oct 3, 2013
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PM is defensive against Modi, says Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley contended that the latest statement of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reflected his defensive posture against Narendra Modi. Earlier in the day, Manmohan Singh had urged 'secular parties' to join hands to defeat the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Modi. Jaitley, who is also Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha said that he was glad to hear such a comment from the Prime Minister. Oct 3, 2013
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Syrian rebels resilient as fight goes on

On the front lines of the battle for Syria's second city, Aleppo, frustration grows among the rebels who see no way out but who doggedly plan to battle on. Duration: 00:43 Oct 3, 2013
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US, Japan aim at 'balanced' security alliance

US Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Japanese ministers Fumio Kishida and Itsunori Onodera hold the first review of the cornerstone alliance in 16 years. Duration: 01:36 Oct 3, 2013
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Fear grips western Myanmar after deadly attack

Terrified women and children hid in forests and police patrolled tense villages in western Myanmar Wednesday, residents said, following sectarian clashes which left five Muslims dead and prompted international alarm. Duration: 00:40 Oct 3, 2013
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Dozens dead in migrant boat disaster near Italy

At least 92 asylum-seekers drowned and 150 were rescued after a boat carrying some 500 people caught fire and capsized near an Italian island on Thursday, officials and media reports said. Duration: 00:35 Oct 3, 2013
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End of the line for Kenya's 'lunatic express'

An ambitious deal between Kenya and China to build a new railway across the country may spell the end of the line for East Africa's first train link that once connected coastal Mombasa to landlocked Uganda. Duration: 02:40 Oct 3, 2013