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If BJP takes support from NCP, Shiv Sena will sit in opposition in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai, Nov 09 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackaray on Sunday said that the party will sit in opposition in Maharashtra if BJP takes support from NCP. He said that the Shiv Sena also wants stable government in Maharashtra but it doesn't mean that the party will support the party which takes support of people who spoke of saffron terrorism. Amid speculations that Sena will call off ties with BJP, Thackeray said that Shiv Sena is there to serve the people but not with people who wants to destroy Maharashtra. He also said that it is up to the BJP to make clear its stand on whether to take NCP's support in the state or not in the next 2-3 days. Further, Thackaray also said that Suresh Prabhu's decision to leave Shiv Sena and join BJP was unfortunate. He also announced that Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be the leader of opposition in the Maharashtra assembly, which convenes tomorrow. Nov 9, 2014
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BJP condemns arrest of RSS cadres by Tamil Nadu police

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP on Sunday condemned the arrest of RSS cadres during their annual founder's day procession in Chennai, adding that the action by the Tamil Nadu government and state police was 'uncalled for'. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said that actions by Tamil Nadu police and government is highly reprehensible and in total violation of the orders of the court. Earlier, RSS had approached the Madras High Court, seeking a direction to permit its annual founder's day procession in seven cities across Tamil Nadu after authorities had denied the same. The High Court then directed the police on Friday to grant permission to the RSS to take out a procession and hold a public meeting on their founder's day on November 9. Nov 9, 2014
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Vande Mataram gets a new version in Gujarati language

Vadodara, Nov 09 (ANI): National song Vande Mataram got a new version in Gujarati language and was made available online by a motley group comprising a lecturer, senate member, alumni and an artist associated with a university in Gujarat. The group linked to Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) in Vadodara uploaded the new version on YouTube for free download. The translator of the song, Chirayu Pandit, who is also a lecturer in the engineering department of MSU, said till now there have been at least 19 translations of the national song. Nov 9, 2014
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Shiv Sena boycotts oath ceremony of new Cabinet members, Reactions flow

New Delhi/ Aurangabad/ Nagpur/ Mumbai, Nov 09 (ANI): Political reactions flowed after Shiv Sena boycotted the swearing in ceremony of new Cabinet ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that this was an internal matter of NDA. BJP leaders Sudhir Mungantiwar and Eknath Khadse said that BJP has asked Shiv Sena to join hands with BJP and work together with the Central government. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Vinayak Raut said that the party will hold its board meeting and decide the future course. Nov 9, 2014
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Indian soldier, civilian killed in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Uri, Nov 09 (ANI): A 22 year girl and a soldier were killed in Uri sector of Kashmir as Pakistan rangers and Indian army exchanged fire in a fresh ceasefire violation. Village head Syed Mir Hussain said that the girl has been identified as Gulshan Bano, who died in the hospital after sustaining serious injury in the firing. India has, for years, accused Pakistan of backing separatist Muslim rebels in India's part of Kashmir. Pakistan denies arming the militants saying it only gives them diplomatic support in the face of human rights abuses by Indian forces. Nov 9, 2014
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Kashmir beefs up security ahead of assembly polls

Poonch, Nov 09 (ANI): Authorities beefed up security as the election cell in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir prepares for assembly polls. The assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in five-phases, beginning on November 25 and ending on December 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 23. As a part of back-up, extra forces have arrived in Poonch on Sunday (November 09), in wake of the cross border firing to ensure safety and fair elections to be held on 2nd December. Meanwhile, in charge of election cell, Sikander Mehmood said that the election preparations have been completed. Nov 9, 2014
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Police exhume body of missing Australian woman in Andhra Pradesh

Puttaparthi, Nov 09 (ANI): Police exhumed body of Toni Annie Ludgate, a 75-year-old Australian national, from a spot on the outskirts of pilgrim town Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh, who went missing over two months ago. Reportedly, Ludgate was murdered by the security guard of her apartment complex with the help of two accomplices on August 28 as the guard was unable to return Rs 20,000 he owed her. Ludgate's family took up her disappearance with the Indian government through the Australian Embassy in New Delhi. Initially, police took complaint lightly till the Embassy intervened and took the matter up with the Indian government. Nov 9, 2014
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Protesters rally over use of plastic bags in West Bengal

Siliguri, Nov 09 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters Siliguri city on Sunday (November 09) took to the streets to protest against the use of plastic bags which are major reason of worry causing pollution and other related environmental hazards. A protester Animesh Bose said that they are protesting to make the people aware of the environmental hazards. West Bengal had announced the ban on the use of plastic bags on May 2007. It was the first state to successfully implement a complete ban on the use of plastic bags. Siliguri was declared a plastic free city by the National Green Tribunal five years back. Nov 9, 2014
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Ministers ready to take greater responsibilities in Modi's cabinet

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): The newly sworn in ministers in the Cabinet rejig said on Sunday that they were ready to play their role given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. JP Nadda who took oath as Cabinet Minister said that he will work for the government as well as the party with equal vigour. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who sworn in as minister of state said that once the portfolio will be given, he will start working for the same with full dedication. Giriraj Singh also assured to work for the nation with full dedication and honesty. Nov 9, 2014
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Kashmir reconstructs its roads damaged after recent devastating floods

Ganderbal, Nov 09 (ANI): The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Sunday (November 09) expedited reconstruction of roads that were damaged after the worst flood in decades devastated Jammu and Kashmir. The BRO Ganderbal district, have initiated the construction of road surface with macadam and plan to complete it before the snowfall as harsh weather conditions damage the roads and cause difficulties for commuters. The site engineer of BRO, Chander Shekhar said that the road has a lot of pot holes, which can be dangerous for drivers and can cause accidents. Authorities said that the traffic flow on the road is increasing day by day as every year thousands of tourists visit the district and also pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra use this road to reach their destination. Nov 9, 2014
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Manohar Parrikar takes oath, speculations continue over his portfolio

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar took oath as Union Cabinet Minister on Sunday, however, speculations over his portfolio continued. Parrikar after taking the oath said that his portfolio will be officially declared in a couple of hours and no speculations should be made on the same. Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said he is confident that Parrikar will get the defence portfolio and that he will perform as the nation's defence minister. Nov 9, 2014