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Congress workers lathicharged in UP for staging protest

Lucknow, Nov 21 (ANI): The police lathicharged the Congress workers outside UP Vidhan Sabha for staging statewide agitation on Tuesday. The Congress workers launched a statewide protest against the ruling Samajwadi Party for failing to implement the Food Security Act in the state. The agitation is led by Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Nirmal Khatri at Laxman Park in Lucknow. Earlier, the party started a door-to-door campaign informing the people of the benefits of the Food Security Act and exposed the state government of its anti-poor stand. Nov 21, 2013
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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Tarun Tejpal case

Panaji, Nov 21 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that a preliminary investigation has already been ordered over the allegation of sexual assault against Tehelka's founder-editor Tarun Tejpal. Parrikar, however, added that a full scale investigation and proper action could be taken once the victim registers a case against Tejpal. Nov 21, 2013
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Ashok Gehlot praises PM for economic policies

Jaipur, Nov 21 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for bringing resourceful economic policies while he was serving as the finance minister of the country. Talking about Rajasthan, Gehlot said that under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, the state witnessed immense development. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in Jaipur to address a Congress election rally. Nov 21, 2013
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Sushilkumar Shinde lauds security forces for combating Maoists in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde on Thursday lauded security forces for combating Maoists in rebel infested Chhattisgarh. Speaking at a conference attended by top brass of police in New Delhi on Thursday, Shinde said with the efforts of security forces Maoist activities have been curbed to a large extent in the state. Shinde also said though the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir was challenging, but the security forces were fighting hard to curb cross-border militancy. Nov 21, 2013
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Cyclone Helen to hit coastal southern India: IMD

Vishakhapatnam, Nov 21 (ANI): The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) predicts a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours (November 22) with strong winds, heavy rainfall and big tides already lashing along the coastal Andhra Pradesh. Duty officer, Krishna Bhagavan at the cyclone warning centre of the IMD gave the weather forecast. Fishing operations have been completely suspended due to the sea condition that is expected to get rough. A fisherman named Rama Rao explained how the situation has been so far due to the cyclone Helen that is picking up pace. Nov 21, 2013
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BJP slams Congress for levelling false charges against Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Bhopal, Nov 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed Congress for levelling false charges of corruption against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. BJP's senior leader, Arun Jaitley while addressing a news conference in Bhopal said that Chouhan would be the first one to take action if the charges were established. Praising Chouhan, Jaitley hailed the party's performance in the province. During the conference, Jaitley pinned hopes on his party and said that they would sweep through the elections. Nov 21, 2013
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Rahul Gandhi hails Mizoram, discusses measures for development

Kolasib, Nov 21 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Kolasib, Mizoram, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hailed the state and the capability of the people and talked about various measure congress is planning for the development of the state. Gandhi said that it is important that the state get connected with the rest of the world and therefore Congress is planning a project for a better connectivity. Further, he talked about self-reliance among the people of the state. Nov 21, 2013
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Bangalore to get its first Starbucks outlet

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Famed coffee retailer, Starbucks will now serve people of India’s IT hub as it announced to open its outlet in Bangalore. Starbucks, which has joint venture with Tata Global Beverages, parent of Tata Coffee will open its store in southern city on November 22. Starbucks opened its first flagship store in Mumbai in 2012. The coffee retailer now runs stores in Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. The brand aims to have 50 outlets through a tie-up with the Tata group, the country’s biggest manufacturing and trading conglomerate. Nov 21, 2013
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Opposition denounce felicitation of accused BJP leaders

New Delhi, Muzaffarnagar, Nov 21 (ANI): As the BJP, undettered by all criticism, is set to honour two of its MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana, who have been accused of inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, political parties slams the action. Lawmakers criticized the felicitation of the legislators, which is to take place in Agra rally to be addressed by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that tgis is the representation of the mindset of BJP as well as Narendra Modi. Nov 21, 2013
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Kapil Sibal targets MP CM and Narendra Modi

Gwalior, Nov 21 (ANI): While addressing mediapersons in Gwalior, Law Minister Kapil Sibal slammed the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and questioned on the much talked about developments in the state. Targeting Narendra Modi next, he said that the Modi is self-proclaimed hero and he is not eligible to be a PM candidate having such wrong knowledge about the history and leaders of the nation. He said that Gujarat model of development is a total failure. Further, talking about the felicitation process to take place of tainted BJP leaders in Agra rally, he said that the corrupt party would never hesitate in felicitating corrupt ministers. Nov 21, 2013
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Police can take suo moto action and start investigations: Kiran Bedi on Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): In a shocking incident, Tarun Tejpal, Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka, has stepped down for six months after being accused of sexual assault by a woman journalist who works with the weekly magazine. Reacting over this former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said on Wednesday that an act of sexual harassment has been committed and Police can take suo moto action and start investigations Nov 21, 2013
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Calls for action against Tarun Tejpal intensify

Jaipur/ New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): The calls for action against Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal intensified on Thursday. Women activists have said that the magazine’s response in the case is inadequate and shocking and penance is no substitute for penalty. Social activists also said that Tejpal should stay away from Tehelka. Nov 21, 2013
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Jacqueline Fernandez supports PETA Indias Ban Horse Carriages Campaign

Mumbai, Nov 21 (ANI): Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez along with the Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) met Mayor Sunil Prabhu and put forward a report on the ill treatment of horses forced to draw carriages. Peta has been working towards a complete ban on carriage horses and they requested the mayor to check on the numerous illegal horse stables in the city. PETA has even shared some shocking photos of these horses most of whom were injured, sick and severely malnourished. The Mayor has apparently assured the team he would look into the matter and take necessary steps. Nov 21, 2013
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Chhattisgarh Polls: BJP Confident of Victory

Raipur, Nov 21 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who is expecting a hat trick by winning the Chhattisgarh assembly polls, said on Thursday that he was overwhelmed to see the turnout of voters during both the polling phases. He said that he is sure that his party will form the government again in the state. Nov 21, 2013
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Arvind Kejriwal on Election Commissions notice

Kaushambi, Nov 21(ANI): Speaking over the Election Commission’s notice Aam Aadmi Party convernor Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he will give a suitable explanation to the EC as he respect the system. Talking to mediapersons, he asked why the BJP complained to the EC when the pamphlet referred to the Congress’s wrongdoings. The Election Commission has sought an explanation from Kejriwal for appealing to Muslims on religious lines. Nov 21, 2013