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Oommen Chandy hurt as LDF protesters started stone pelting

Kannur, Oct 28 (ANI): Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy was injured after protesters pelted stones at his car in Kannur town. Chandy sustained minor injuries on his forehead and his car’s windowpanes were broken when an ongoing campaign by CPI (M)-led LDF over the solar panel scam turned violent on Sunday evening. According to local media, provincial main opposition CPI (M) could be behind the protest. The incident happened when Chandy was on his way to attend the 43rd Kerala Police Annual Athletic Meet and also a public meeting organized by the Congress party. Oct 28, 2013
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No personal rivalry between Bangladesh political parties: Bangladesh SC lawyer

Dhaka, Oct 28 (ANI): Noted lawyer in Supreme Court of Bangladesh Zahirul Islam Khan dismissed claims of personal rivalry between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP leader Begum Khaleda Zia, as tensions mounted ahead of the general elections. Bangladesh has been rocked by protests and counter-protests since January, when a tribunal set up by the government to investigate abuses during a 1971 liberation war sentenced to death in absentia a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Khan while talking to the reporter in Dhaka said on Sunday that there is no personal rivalry but political difference between the two leading parties. Oct 28, 2013
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Sushilkumar Shinde on Patna serial blasts

Mumbai, Oct 27 (ANI): Responding on the serial blasts in Patna at Gandhi Maidan, during the BJP's Hunkar rally, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde stated that he is in constant touch with Bihar CM and the administration of the state. The Home Minister further added that he has sent a team of National Investigation Agency and National Security Guard to carry out proper investigation. Oct 27, 2013
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Patna serial blasts: CM says had no intelligence input, announces compensation to victims

Patna, Oct 27 (ANI): After a series of crude bombs exploded in Patna city of Bihar, the satte Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that there was no intelligence input for the same and that this is totally against the culture of Bihar. He also announced the compensation of 5 lakhs for the dead and proper treatment for the injured. Kumar also assured the opposition BJP that even when there are tensions between the two parties, such incidents are highly condemnable and said that there was no lapse in security system. Oct 27, 2013
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Jamaat and Women's Status in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct 27 (ANI): As other South-Asian nations, Bangladesh too fails to represent women in a fair light and they ultimately face inequalities and other gender related restrictions. According to Senior Diplomatic Editor of The Times of India, Indrani Bagchi, the socio- economic and political status of women in Bangladesh is relatively better than in Afghanistan because of cultural reasons, but a lot more is to be done in this aspect. Bagchi also said that the country is Islamic, but not islamised as other South-Asian nations and therefore women in Bangladesh work to sustain their family. Oct 27, 2013
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Congress condemns Patna serial blasts

New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Congress on Sunday condemned the serial blasts that took place ahead of BJP's Hunkar rally on Sunday in Patna and said that there has been a big security lapse. At least five people were killed and more than 50 were injured when a series of blasts rocked Patna. According to reports, the first explosion took place at a platform in Patna railway station and another bomb that was found in a toilet was defused. Oct 27, 2013
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Serial blasts rock Patna; 5 killed, over 50 injured

Patna, Oct 27 (ANI): At least five people were killed and more than 50 were injured when a series of blasts rocked Patna ahead of BJP's Hunkar rally on Sunday. According to reports, five people have lost their lives in the serial blasts in Patna. According to reports, the first explosion took place at a platform in Patna railway station and another bomb that was found in a toilet was defused. Reports also suggest that there were blasts near Elphinston cinema and Twins Tower, both near Gandhi Maidan, the venue of BJP's rally. The Centre has rushed a team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Patna. The incident occurred just hours before BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was to address a rally in Gandhi Maidan. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and asked him to speedily investigate the blasts and punish the perpetrators responsible for the incident. Oct 27, 2013