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J and K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hits out at opponents for demanding polls in flood hit state

Bandipora, Nov 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hit out at his opponents for demanding elections in the state in wake of massive floods. Abdullah alleged that central ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), opposition Congress party and state's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), didn't care for distressed people. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands of villages were devastated by the worst flooding in decades in the Kashmir valley. Roads in Srinagar, Kashmir's main city, were transformed into stagnant canals strewn with wreckage, trash and dead animals. Meanwhile, Abdullah also replied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that state government was enmeshed in corruption. Abdullah also gave reasons for not implementing Food Security Act in the state, a flagship scheme of the previous central government. Nov 22, 2014
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All states in favour of interlinking rivers: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said that all the states, barring one or two, were in favour of inter-linking rivers, while addressing the 'Jal Mathan' conference. Bharti inaugurated the national conference, 'Jal Mathan', which will take up consultations with state irrigation ministers, secretaries for water resources. The three-day conference will also discuss issues like water security, water projects, farm water management and rejuvenation of water bodies. Bharti said the government would address concerns of the states and environmentalists. She said that even though the society was in favour of inter-linking rivers, environmentalists had apprehensions. Nov 22, 2014
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Hindu Women Conference discusses role of fair sex in Indian Politics

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Hindu Women Conference, a part of World Hindu Congress being held in New Delhi, on Saturday discussed the role that the fair sex can play in Indian politics and urged them to emerge as powerful as their counterparts were in ancient times. The three-day event began on Friday and will culminate on Sunday. Addressing the gathering, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that politics is an open box of which women have always been a part since ancient times. Sitharaman encouraged the women present at the conference not to keep a low profile in the field of politics, otherwise they will be lost. Sitharaman also added that even the most powerful maker (God) had to have a feminine quality in hand. She also advised women politicians to speak up for their work. The conference is scheduled to have 45 sessions attracting educationists and scientists from across the globe. Nov 22, 2014
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SP supporters thrash toll plaza employees in Barabanki, Politicos condemn state govt for 'deteriorat

Barabanki/ New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Supporters of the ruling Samajwadi Party leader Abhay Singh were caught on camera mercilessly thrashing toll plaza attendants in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh in broad daylight. No formal complaint has been filed with the police yet. Although Barabanki SP Abdul Hamid said that case lists names of three unidentified people and investigations are on. The whole incident was recorded by a close circuit camera inside one of the booths. Condemning the state government, party president in UP, Laxmikant Bajpai said that if police don't take action in the case, people of UP will take action during the state polls. BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria and Congress' Rashid Alvi also took jibe on SP government in UP and said that law should take its course or else it could lead to further depleting the law and order situation in the state. Nov 22, 2014
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Mulayam Singh addresses rally in Rampur on his birthday

Rampur, Nov 22 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Rampur on his 75th birthday, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav thanked party leader Azam Khan for organizing the grand celebration. Yadav promised the people to pay more attention on poor farmers and to ensure employment to the youth. He added that it is a historical day of his career. Nov 22, 2014
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Winter Session of Parliament to begin from Nov 24

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): The Winter Session of Parliament begins from November 24 and ends on December 23. It will consist of 22 sittings. There are 67 bills currently pending before the Parliament. Of these, nine bills were introduced in the previous Session of Parliament, while 40 of these were introduced in the 15th Lok Sabha, which was the regime of the UPA II Government. 18 other bills are pending from the earlier Lok Sabhas. The government has promulgated two ordinances in the last few months. These were the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2014 and the Textile Undertakings (Nationalisation) Laws (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2014. Bills to replace both these ordinances will have to be brought in this Session of Parliament to ensure that they do not lapse. Nov 22, 2014
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Hindu migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan seek Indian nationality

Bhopal, Nov 22 (ANI): Hundreds of Hindu migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan who have been living in India for the past several years demanded Indian nationality. The migrants met the district collector in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh and requested the officer to take the required initiative to hasten the process of providing them Indian nationality. The migrants said they face problems of religious identity in countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. Some of them were even forced to discontinue their business. A Pakistani Hindu migrant, Ajit Rajan said over 500 families of Hindu migrants have been living in Madhya Pradesh for years now. Convener of Sindhu Sena, Bhopal City, Durgesh Kaswani talked to the district collector on behalf of the migrants. Nov 22, 2014
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Mulayam Singh inaugurates medical college in Rampur

Rampur, Nov 22 (ANI): Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday inaugurated a medical college in Rampur District of Uttar Pradesh. Singh also distributed cycles to laborers after the inauguration. Senior leader Azam Khan is in charge of the two-day 75th birthday celebrations of the Samajwadi Party chief, which began on Friday in Rampur. Streets of Lucknow, Rampur and Moradabad were decorated for the celebrations. A mega two-day birthday bash, which began with a buggy (horse cart) ride for Mulayam Singh and his son, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav yesterday, has garnered a lot of controversy. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished Yadav. He tweeted, "On Mulayam Singh Yadav ji's birthday I extend my greetings to him and pray that he is blessed with a long and healthy life." Nov 22, 2014
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Kishtwar Rally: Modi says will solve all issues of Kashmiri refugees

Kishtwar, Nov 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a massive rally in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar on Saturday said that he will solve the Kashmir refugee issue if BJP comes to power. The Assembly polls in the state will start from November 25 and end on December 20. The results will be out on December 23. Nov 22, 2014
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Kishtwar Rally: Modi says will bring back Bollywood to Kashmir

Kishtwar, Nov 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a massive rally in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar on Saturday promised to bring back "Bollywood to Kashmir". The Assembly polls in the state will start from November 25 and end on December 20. The results will be out on December 23. Nov 22, 2014