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Pakistan rejects India's conditions on dialogue process

Islamabad, Nov 07 (ANI): Pakistan rejected Indian Defence Minister's tough stance on dialogue, saying it does not accept conditions on composite dialogue with the arch rival. Answering a question about Arun Jaitley's statement that Pakistan had to decide whether they want to be in talks with the Indian government or the separatists, foreign ministry spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said dialogue with India is not a favour, but a necessity for peace and development in South Asia. A day earlier, Jaitley had drawn a "red line" and said Pakistan had to reconsider whether it wanted to speak to the Government of India or "to those who want to break India." Aslam said All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders were not separatists, but freedom fighters who are carrying out their movement from an occupied territory. Nov 7, 2014
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Andhra Pradesh CM confident of setting up petrochemical corridor in state

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu exuding confidence vowed to make his state the most favourable destination for investment by setting up a petrochemical corridor, electronic hardware manufacturing and automobile hub. Naidu said he would build his state from the scratch and create opportunities for all. Meanwhile, Petroleum & Natural gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the discussion with Naidu was fruitful as they touched various issues that would boost economy. Naidu also attended the World Economic Summit in New Delhi and met the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Naidu said his government was confident of building the state's industrial fortunes again and added that not just IT, but also electronic hardware manufacturing, automobile, agro-processing, and pharma will be set soon. Nov 7, 2014
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Traditional dance of archery attracts visitors to fair in Shimla

Shimla, Nov 07 (ANI): Villagers in Himachal Pradesh organised a fair to promote traditional archery sport, 'Thoda'. The fair, which was held at Raggyan village, over 20 kilometres from Shimla city, aimed at preserving the traditional sport. Many young archers were seen playing the sport during the fair and urged more and more youth to preserve this heritage. On the beats of traditional drums, people aim at each other with bow and arrow on legs. A traditional dance is also performed during the fair. Villagers believe that this sport was played for the deities. The elders are now training young people for this sport to preserve and promote it for ages to come. This fair is a blend of religious belief and love for century-old 'Thoda' sport. Locals believe that organising such kind of fairs is a symbol of prosperity. Nov 7, 2014
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DR Congo's M23 rebels warn of new conflict risk

A year after the end to bitter fighting in easten Democratic Republic of Congo, the leader of the DRC's defeated M23 rebels has warned, in an exclusive interview with AFP, of the possibility of renewed conflict. Duration: 01:23 Nov 7, 2014
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Donetsk fighting resumes after teenage deaths

Andriy Lysenko, Ukraine's defence spokesman, said conflict had resumed in Donetsk Thursday after three mortars hit a school playing field on Wednesday, instantly killing two teenagers. Duration: 00:54 Nov 7, 2014
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Zimbabwe diamond conference opens

President Robert Mugabe hosts 2014 Zimbabwe Diamond Conference in Harare on Thursday, with the aim of balancing a competitive diamond industry whilst fighting against the production of blood diamonds. Duration: 01:04 Nov 6, 2014