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Activists distribute condoms to sex workers in Kolkata on World AIDS Day

Kolkata, Dec 01 (ANI): Sex workers in Sonagachi, one of Asia's largest red light districts located in Kolkata, pledged not to have sex without condoms to mark the World AIDS Day on Monday. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is spread via blood, semen and breast milk. There is no cure for the infection, but AIDS can be kept at bay for many years with antiretroviral drugs. In the global battle against HIV/AIDS, sex workers like those in Sonagachi are a crucial link in a chain of infection. A 19-year-old sex worker who is in this profession because of her truant husband, said that cleanliness is very important to fight HIV/AIDS. The Project Director of HIV Intervention Programme in Sonagachi, Puja Roy, said that free condom service was initiated aiming to make Sonagachi a 'zero AIDS' region. Dec 1, 2014
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Arun Jaitley says mergers and acquisitions need encouragement

New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that Mergers and Acquisitions (MandA) needed to be encouraged to promote the size of corporates. Jaitley said this while delivering an inaugural speech at the opening session of the International Competition Network (ICN) Merger workshop in New Delhi. Jaitley added that there is also a need to understand when to draw a red line while implementing the competition law. The two-day international workshop is being organised by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on the theme-'International cooperation and remedies in merger review'. The finance minister said that CCI was evolving by involving significant business activities. Dec 1, 2014
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Talks with Shiv Sena going in positive direction: Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai, Dec 01 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said talks with Shiv Sena is going in positive direction. He further also said that only the official interlocutors in the BJP-Sena talks should comment on the parleys in order to let it move in a positive way. Last week, Fadnavis had said that talks with the Sena would be done by Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and state minister Chandrakant Patil. Fadnavis, who held meeting with Sena leaders last night, expressed confidence that a positive outcome would emerge out of the talks. Dec 1, 2014
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Omega-3 can help curb smoking addiction

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Omega-3, an economical and easily available dietary supplement with almost no side effects, can help reduce smoking.Cigarette smoking reduces the levels of essential fatty acids in the brain, especially that of omega-3 and deficiency in omega-3 damages the cellular structure of nerve cells of the brain involved with feeling of pleasure and satisfaction.These areas are essential in reward and decision-making, and are very important in the process of the development, maintenance and relapse of the addiction and to the inability to stop smoking. Therefore, taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day. Dec 1, 2014
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Amit Shah addresses rally in Jharkhand___s Barhi, attacks Congress

Barhi, Dec 01 (ANI): BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday while addressing a rally in Jharkhand___s Barhi urged people to give absolute majority to the party in poll-bound Jharkhand. Shah said the BJP government would change the fate of Jharkhand, if voted to power. He also attacked the Congress party on corruption issue. Dec 1, 2014
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PMO refuses to share Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday reacted over the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's refusal to make the files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose public, saying the revelations would "prejudicially affect" relations with foreign countries. The Prime Minister's Office has shared only a list of 41 such files. In the run-up to the general elections, the then BJP president and present Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in January asked the UPA government to reveal the mystery behind Netaji's death. However, in its response to an RTI application by activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal filed about 14 months ago, the PMO has declined to share copies of the files. Dec 1, 2014
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PM Modi inaugurates Nagaland Hornbill Festival, announces 28 thousand crore fund for railways connec

Kisama, Dec 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Hornbill Festival and Nagaland Statehood Day celebrations in Kisama. Dressed as a Naga warrior while addressing people at the venue, Modi said that unlike the rest of India which had SEZs (Special Economic Zones), the Northeast region was full of NEZs, that is, 'Natural Economic Zones'. PM Modi also announced a package of rupees 28 thousand crore for the establishment of 14 new railway lines in the Northeast. He said that northeast is a perfect tourist destination and to further work on the same, railway connectivity is essential. He also talked about 24 hours power supply in the region for development. Furthermore, he announced scholarships for students from the Northeast saying that 10,000 students will be beneficiaries of the same. Dec 1, 2014
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Politicos and activist condemn Rohtak eve teasing incident, slams administration for inaction in wom

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Political leaders and social activists on Monday condemned eve teasing incident in Rohtak roadways bus. Congress leader Kumari Selja said that the incident is condemnable and it is upsetting that none of the passengers got up to the rescue of the girls. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar applauded the brave girls and said that action should be taken against the bus driver and conductor for not acting on the incident. BSP Chief Mayawati also applauded the girls for fighting against the harassers. Social Activist Kiran Bedi said that it is great that after long, courage and bravery in women are coming out. She said that now is the time that parents should take care on what their boys do and how they behave in public life. Dec 1, 2014
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Congress to release booklet on NDA govt's 'U-turn' in Parliament, BJP calls it desperation

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Congress on Monday is all set to release a booklet in the winter session of the Parliament on the U-turns taken by the NDA government since it came to power. The booklet will narrate the promises made by the BJP during the Lok Sabha elections and inaction by the Modi government over the same issues. Party leaders Manish Tewari said that the present government has failed in all perspectives and that needed to be brought up. Meanwhile, Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Congress has no work and this is the result of their idleness. Naidu said that it is their democratic right and there is no harm in releasing any such booklet. The 33-page booklet would highlight over two dozen 'U-turns' by the NDA government and issues like cash subsidy and different bills like FDI in insurance and GST among others, which were UPA proposals, would be included. Dec 1, 2014
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Sexual assault case: No relief for Asaram, SC rejects bail plea

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant bail to self-styled godman Asaram in the sexual assault case. The court said that one must wait for the health report to be out before taking any decision on bail. The apex court said the bail plea will be hard after a medical test is performed on Asaram on December 03. Earlier, the court asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to review the medical papers of Asaram and declined his plea for bail, saying that he could make a fresh application for bail after all the material witnesses in the case have testified before the trial court. It also asked the Rajasthan government to make available all the medical records of Araram to AIIMS including those that he may like the medical board to look into. Dec 1, 2014
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BJP refuses to public files pertaining to Netaji Subhas, says will hamper foreign relations

New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): The NDA government refused to make public the files pertaining to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's mysterious disappearance and death saying that the disclosure will hamper the relations with foreign countries. RTI activist Subhas Agarwal commenting on Government's refusal said that the PMO gave information regarding it but refused to give copy of the documents. He added that if information is in public interest then the information should be revealed. Dec 1, 2014
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Tripura's Marxist CM invites Modi to address his cabinet, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, heading the only Leftist regime in the country, has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the state Cabinet on 'Swachh Bharat' and 'Good Governance'. According to reports, PM Modi has accepted the invitation and is expected to meet members of Sarkar's cabinet after he inaugurates the second unit of the 726-MW power plant constructed by ONGC-Tripura Power Company Ltd at Palatana on Monday. Dec 1, 2014
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PM Modi lauds BSF's 'dedication and valour' on its 49th Raising Day

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Appreciating the contribution of the Border Security Force (BSF) towards national security on its 49th Raising Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that their dedication and valour always inspire the country. PM Modi tweeted, "On BSF Raising Day, we salute our BSF personnel, who tirelessly and courageously protect our borders. Their dedication and valour always inspire." Meanwhile, in national capital Delhi, the Border Security Force (BSF) is celebrating its 49th Raising day. The force was raised on December 1, in 1965. Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh is also present at the occasion. The BSF is being extensively utilised on internal security duties in several states. Besides, it is manning 3,323 kms length Indo-Pakistan border, which runs through the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Dec 1, 2014
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Politicos react after Amit Shah alleges Saradha scam money used to fund Burdwan blast

New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after BJP President Amit Shah while addressing a rally in West Bengal alleged that the money involved in the Saradha Chit Fund scam has been used to fund the Burdwan blast. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that the TMC leaders have been involved in the Saradha scam and the money involved in the scam has been used to fund the Burdwan blast. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that BJP has the habit of defaming others before the public. TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said that Amit Shah has been known for making false statements. Dec 1, 2014