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Pakistan Rakes Kashmir to Divert Attention from Internal Turmoil

Muzaffarabad, PoK, November 4th, 2014: Pakistan is facing an existential crisis in its Administration and Rule of the region under its de facto control, but rather than exercising introspection and correcting its ways, the Central Government in Islamabad is playing the age old diversionary tactics of divide and rule. Pakistan and its Government in Islamabad is once again ranting about Kashmir for the Muslim Majority Kashmiris, notwithstanding its misrule in PoK for many decades now, and diverting its youth away from gainful employment, and towards Militancy and Terrorism. It has once again raked the Kashmir issue with the United Nations, formally objecting to the recently announced State Assembly Elections in the State of Jammu and Kashmir in India, which is a clear indication and witness to the flourishing democratic process, and Rule of Law in India, and registered a large voter turnout. As part of its ongoing tactics, the Government in Islamabad is under immense pressure to divert its electorates, especially POK's attention away from internal civil turmoil, plummeting economy and terrorist-based violence, rising civil unrest in PoK, denial of equal rights and opportunities, muzzling of freedom of speech and expression, by raking up the issue of Kashmir. Nov 4, 2014
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Perilous year for Philippine typhoon survivors

Filipino labourer Jobert Sagalis’s wife, Emily, gave birth in a ruined airport building after Super Typhoon Haiyan last year. Like many new parents in the razed communities, they began another struggle for survival with their baby. Duration: 01:49 Nov 4, 2014
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Congress welcomes Cabinet's decision for fresh polls

New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): Congress leader Rajiv Shukla on Tuesday welcomed the Cabinet's decision to dissolve Delhi Assembly and go for fresh polls. Shukla said that Congress will put in all efforts to bring majority in the polls. On being asked about the face of BJP's CM candidate, Shukla said that if BJP is not ready with a candidate it can project it later. Nov 4, 2014
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Candidates file nomination ahead of polls in Jharkhand even as Maoist calls for boycott

Latehar, Nov 04 (ANI): Candidates filed nominations for the first time in Jharkhand even as Maoists called for a boycott of the elections scheduled for later this month. The five-phased state assembly polls in Jharkhand will begin from November 25 and end on December 20. The results would be announced on December 23. A voter Sashi Kumar said that they look forward to better amenities. A candidate of RJD, Ramchandra Singh filed his nomination. Enrolment of over 5,000 workers was also witnessed in the Maoist infested Latehar district. However, a local Yogesh Prasad said that despite being a Maoist affected area, the locals took part in the nominations with great enthusiasm playing drums and performing folk dance. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team was deployed in the area to manage any unwanted situation. Nov 4, 2014
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Politicos condemn UP transport minister for taking family on govt-sponsored study tour to Brazil

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Nov 04 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday condemned Uttar Pradesh Transport Minister Durga Prasad Yadav for taking his family on a government sponsored study tour to Brazil. Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Pramod Tiwari said that the party and state government should come clean on who is funding for the expenses of his family members. BJP's Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that useless spending is in habit of Samajwadi party leaders. Meanwhile, BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that UP ministers are living a life of luxury on the common man's money and that this is like making fun of poor and downtrodden in the state. Nov 4, 2014
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Delhi Government formation: LG sends status report to MHA

New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung on Tuesday sent a status report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) over government formation in Delhi. Jung had held consultations with the leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at the Raj Niwas to explore the possibility of government formation in Delhi on Monday. In the meeting, all the parties had expressed their inability to form the government in Delhi. Delhi has been under President's Rule since February after Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government stepped down after 49 days in power. Nov 4, 2014
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Curfew imposed in Srinagar ahead of Muharram

Srinagar, Nov 4 (ANI): Even as a complete shutdown is being observed in several parts of the Kashmir valley, Muharram processions would be taken out amid tight security in the state on Tuesday. Security personnel are manning the streets in Srinagar and shops and businesses have been shut down. More than 6,000 police personnel and several drones with live satellite feed would patrol and guard the city so that mourners can observe the Muharram peacefully. The processions would be taken out amid water-tight security, as Shi'ite Muslim mourners indulge in self flagellation, to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad. Since 1989, Muharram processions have been banned in Srinagar after a pro-independence revolt started in Kashmir. Nov 4, 2014
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Security tightened in Trilokpuri on Muharram

New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): Security was tightened in Trilokpuri area on the occasion of Muharram on Tuesday. Along with the local police, Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel were also seen on patrol in the area. The police have imposed restrictions on the display of weapons- swords, lathis and knives - during the festival and will be keeping a close watch on the procession. The measures have been taken in the wake of last week's communal clashes in the area which had left five injured including two teenagers. Over 1,000 policemen and paramilitary personnel have been posted at Trilokpuri area after the clashes took place. Every year, Muslims observe Muharram to mourn the death of Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in the battle of Karbala. Nov 4, 2014
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Manipur police reduce drugs worth crores to ashes

Imphal, Nov 4 (ANI): In what seems to be a unique clean up exercise, state police of Manipur set fire to a bounty worth of large amount of drugs seized from various parts of capital Imphal. Police trucks arrived at an open field in the Lilong Pan Ahanbi area in the state capital and unloaded huge packages containing narcotics that had been seized from various police stations in Imphal between 2012 and 2013. The police officer who headed the disposal, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Range-IV, Imphal, Kh. Chandramani Singh said that the illegal narcotics were worth more than 4.5 crore. The drugs were piled in a mound after which officials set fire to it. Nov 4, 2014
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Delhi LG recommends dissolution of assembly; Congress, BJP, AAP gear up for fresh polls

New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): The Congress, BJP and AAP are gearing up for fresh polls in Delhi as the Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung recommended on Tuesday the dissolution of the state assembly, a day after the BJP and other parties said no to government formation. Delhi has been under President's Rule since February after Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government stepped down after 49 days in power. Nov 4, 2014
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Pak changed its stance, full fledged retreat ceremony to be held from today: BSF

Jalandhar, Nov 04 (ANI): After a blast on the Pakistani side of Wagah border that killed more than 55, it was decided that the joint retreat ceremony which takes place on both the sides will not be held for three days. On Tuesday, the IG of BSF, Ashok Kumar said that yesterday Pak changed its stance and said that retreat ceremony can be held from today. To this Indian side agreed and full fledged retreat ceremony will be held from today. Nov 4, 2014