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Salman Bashir urges India to restore peace talks

New Delhi/ Ranbir Singh Pura, Dec 03 (ANI): Outgoing Pakistan envoy to India, Salman Bashir strongly pitched for the resumption of Indo-Pak composite dialogue, to restore peace talks and reiterated the demand for resolution of Kashmir issue between the two nations for lasting peace. Speaking at an event of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia in New Delhi on Monday, Bashir said that resumption of talks would be a blow to elements working to ensure that peace remains disrupted between the two neighbours. Dec 3, 2013
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Modi speaks in harsh tone like wrestler in ring: JD (U)

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Talking about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's stand on Article 370, JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said that Modi speaks in harsh tone like that of a wrestler standing in the ring. He said that Modi never thinks about what he is speaking about. Tiwari also said that Modi get carried away on his own speeches and in that flow he gives such statements. Dec 3, 2013
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Opposition demands Telangana and economy to be discussed in winter Parliament session

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Opposition parties in India urged the union government to discuss and debate on the bifurcation plans for Andhra Pradesh and existing economic crisis in the country at the ensuing winter session of parliament. The parties put forth their demands at an all-party meeting that was held in New Delhi on Monday evening to finalize the topics of discussions in the next session of parliament. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded the government to take up the issue of creation of the new province of Telangana that it said was missing from the ruling Congress party's list. Dec 3, 2013
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Japanese Royals met Indian PM and Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee met the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are on a six-day visit to India, at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi. The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and discussing strategic relationships between the two nations. The occasion was also marked by the presence of India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma along with various other delegates. Dec 3, 2013
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Pakistani journalist delegation visits India to boost trade relations

Wagah Border Post, Dec 03 (ANI): A delegation of Pakistani journalists arrived in India and laid emphasis on the need to strengthen trade ties between both the nations in a bid to bolster relations. The delegation entered India through Wagah border post in Punjab, on Monday. The group comprising 23 journalists is on a two-day visit to the holy city of Amritsar and also to see the progress of the Integrated Check Post (ICP) set up by India and Pakistan for cross-border trade. Recently, there were demands by some associations in India urging government to put a ban on the Attari-Wagah based traders to stop sending tomatoes to Pakistan. Dec 3, 2013
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BNP extends nationwide strike in Bangladesh over poll dates

Narayanganj/ Dhaka, Dec 03 (ANI): Bangladesh's opposition party and its rightwing allies extended their nationwide strike for two more days, seeking postponement of polls, even as violence rages on. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led agitation, which was scheduled to end on Sunday has virtually paralysed the country straight for the second week. BNP spokesperson and joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed through a video message declared that the blockade would now continue till 5:00 pm (local time) Thursday. Dec 3, 2013
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Bhopal gas tragedy survivors demand justice

Bhopal, Dec 03 (ANI): Survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy held a candle light vigil and protested for justice in Bhopal. In the early hours of December 03, 1984, a pesticide factory owned by the U.S. multinational, Union Carbide, accidentally released about 40 metric tonnes of deadly methyl isocyanate gas into Bhopal's atmosphere. Protestors lit candles and torches and shouted slogans against the central and provincial government. Leader of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan (Bhopal Gas Victims Women Organisation), Abdul Jabbar explained the purpose of the protest. Dec 3, 2013
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Anand Sharma discuss food security in developing nations at G-33 meet

Bali, Dec 03 (ANI): India pitched for considering the issues of developing nations at the ministerial meeting between G-33 member nations on food security, ahead of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) conference in Indonesia. Interacting with reporters Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said that issues related to stockpiling of food supplies were discussed in the meeting at Indonesian resort of Bali. India had urged G-33 members to maintain a balance and consider the issues of developing and poor nations, while concluding on food security norms. Dec 3, 2013