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Bhopal celebrates Formation Day with Marathon for Women Empowerment

Bhopal, Nov 01 (ANI): Celebrating its 58th Formation Day on Saturday (November 01) the government of Madhya Pradesh organised a Marathon for the empowerment of women. The 10- kilometre marathon run began from TT Nagar stadium in Bhopal and was flagged off by the sports director of Madhya Pradesh, Upendra Jain. Prime Minister Modi also wished the people on the foundation day of their state. Also present at the marathon was former hockey player, Arjun Awardee, Ashok Dhyanchand, who said the theme of the marathon was 'Balika' (Girl) and was aimed at encouraging girls to participate in sports. A total of 14 states of the country share their foundation day with Madhya Pradesh which was formed on November 01, 1956. Nov 1, 2014
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Congress encourages young leaders: Digvijaya Singh on Rahul taking charge

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday clarified his controversial statement on Rahul Gandhi taking charge of Congress party. Singh said that Congress party always encourages young leaders and would always keep doing so. Singh also said that the party's Central leadership should continue to be leaded by Sonia Gandhi but Rahul should also take over necessary responsibilities. Nov 1, 2014
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ML Khattar carries out Swachata Abhiyan in Faridabad

Faridabad, Nov 1 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Saturday carried out Swachata Abhiyan in Faridabad. Khattar said that the government would work towards creating a clean Haryana with the help of the people, the organizations and the help extended by the central government. He added that efforts would be made to educate people about cleanliness and the government will spread awareness among the public about the Swachata Abhiyan. Nov 1, 2014
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Hrithik Roshan, Sussane Khan granted divorce

Mumbai, Nov 1 (ANI): Actor Hrithik Roshan and Sussane Khan were on Saturday granted divorce by the Bandra family court in Mumbai. Both Hrithik and Sussane had appeared in the court for hearing. According to reports, the matter related to the custody of their children will be decided by the court in the upcoming days. Hrithik and Sussane had announced divorce by mutual consent in Bandra's family court few months back citing temperamental differences which made it impossible for them to live together. The lawyer said that everything has been done between parties in a very fair and amicable way. Nov 1, 2014
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Politicos react after Digvijay Singh says Rahul Gandhi should take charge of Congress

New Delhi/Noida, Nov 1 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Congress leader Digvijay Singh said that Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi should take charge of Congress. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that since Digvijay Singh cannot give suggestions to anyone, hence Singh keeps on giving suggestions to the Congress party. Congress leader Makhan Lal Fotedar said that Singh's statement is not correct. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Digvijay Singh keeps on giving ridiculous statements. AAP leader Ashutosh said that Singh's statement holds no significance as Gandhi had already been in power in Congress and has taken charge of the party in many elections. Nov 1, 2014
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Politicos react after Election Commission demands MHA's explanation on 1984 riots compensation

New Delhi/Noida, Nov 1 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after the Election Commission asked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots considering that the Model Code of Conduct is in force in Delhi because of the upcoming by-polls. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government should give compensation to the victims of all the riots and politics should not be done in this issue. NCP leader Majid Memon also slammed the government for ignoring the victims of Muzaffarnagar and other riots. Leaders from other political parties also expressed similar sentiments. Nov 1, 2014
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Politicos react over Ram Jethmalani's scathing letter to Finance Minister Jaitley over black money

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday react after senior Supreme Court lawyer and former BJP leader Ram Jethmalani wrote a scathing letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over black money. Jethmalani accused Jaitley of taking an "ill-advised" stand on the issue in the Supreme Court. He wrote, "I strongly suspect that your conduct shows that you too like many others do not want the truth to come out." Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that government should give answer on the black money issue and disclose the names. NCP leader Majid Memon said that the letter was a bit too harsh. AAP's Ashutosh said that a letter form former BJP leader over the issue puts a stain on the government as a whole. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that common man cannot expect black money to be brought back by the NDA government. Meanwhile, RJD also said that Modi government should come out clean on the matter. Nov 1, 2014
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Reactions come in ahead of PM's 'tea meet' with central govt secretaries

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Reactions pour in ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'tea meet' with all the Secretaries of the central government on Saturday. Modi has called all the Secretaries of the central government for an interaction during which he is likely to enquire about the work done so far and the next steps. The top bureaucrats have been invited for high tea during which work is expected to be discussed. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that it is positive sign that PM himself is taking initiative for good governance. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that prime minister should work for the nation in any which way he wants. NCP leader Majid Memon also welcomed the step. Nov 1, 2014
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Uddhav Thackeray still doesn't seem mentally prepared to support BJP: Majid Memon

New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): NCP leader Majid Memon on Saturday taking a dig at Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray's late arrival in Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis swearing-in ceremony said that he doesn't seem mentally prepared to support BJP government in the state. Memon added that NCP only wishes to see a stable government in Maharashtra and hence was ready to give support from outside. Nov 1, 2014
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State wide shutdown in Punjab on 30th anniversary of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

New Delhi/ Ludhiana/ Amritsar, Nov 01 (ANI): A state wide shutdown has been called in Punjab on Saturday, on the 30th anniversary of 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Tainted leader of Congress party, Jagdish Tytler was accused of inciting mobs during the riots in which more than 3000 Sikhs were killed. The violence of 1984 was triggered by the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Earlier on Thursday, the government announced additional compensation of Rs. 5 lakh each to the next of kin of people who died in the massacre. Seeking punishment for the perpetrators of the riots, a protester Dilbagh Singh said the compensation has been provided to the victim families in Delhi only since the elections are approaching there, but what about the 30,000 families in Punjab who equally suffered in the riots. Nov 1, 2014
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Twelve Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

Kanker, Nov 01 (ANI): Twelve Maoists surrendered before the police and paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) in red corridor of Chhattisgarh. Under the rehabilitation policy for Maoists, the district administration will be giving the reward money to the 12 Maoists, who surrendered in Kanker district. The Maoists were carrying reward on their heads and turned themselves before the Superintendent of Police (SP) RN Dash, Inspector General (IG) of Bastar Range SRP Kalluri and IG of BSF and SS Chahar. Reportedly, among the surrendered, Somnath Darro (35), who was working as LOS (local operation squad) commander in Medhki region, was the most dreaded one who was involved in several deadly Maoist attacks. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Nov 1, 2014
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, kills one pilot

California, Nov 01 (ANI): Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket crashed during a test flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one of the two pilots aboard and seriously injuring the other. The crash of the vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 150 km north of Los Angeles, came days after another private space company, Orbital Sciences Corp, lost a rocket in an explosion moments after liftoff in Virginia. Stuart Witt, chief executive of the space port, said officials were not ready to "speculate on the cause" of the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending one of its "go-teams" to investigate the accident. George Whitesides, chief executive of Virgin Galactic, said he expected Branson to arrive by Saturday morning. Nov 1, 2014
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Pakistans Jamaat-e-Islami protest against death sentence awarded to party chief in Bangladesh

Karachi/ Lahore, Nov 01 (ANI): Activists of Pakistan’s Jamaat-e-Islami took to streets in protest against the death sentence awarded to the Bangladesh Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party Chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, by the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal. Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal sentenced the chief of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party to death on Wednesday for crimes against humanity, including genocide, torture and rape, during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Denouncing the death sentence of Nizami, more than one hundred activists and supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami marched through the streets in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi. About two hundred activists staged protest in the city of Lahore. A smaller protest was held in the capital Islamabad. Nov 1, 2014
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Bhopal gas tragedy victims voice frustration over death of Union Carbide Chief Warren Anderson

Bhopal/ New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy voice frustration on the news of Warren Anderson's death - the chief of the ill-fated Union Carbide plant under whose stewardship the world's worst industrial disaster took place. An activist, Satinath Sarangi, who works with the victims, said that the Indian government did not put in much effort for convicting Anderson or conducting a fair trial. It was 12 a.m. on December 3, 1984 when 40 tons of toxic methyl isocyanate leaked from the plant. An estimated 574,372 people have been affected in some way by the gas; health activists say more than 150,000 have been seriously affected. People in Bhopal felt relieved on hearing the news of Anderson's death, to whom they refer as a criminal and said that his death will make no difference to the case. Nov 1, 2014