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India to set up centre for Zoo Sciences: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the government would be setting up a centre for zoo Sciences very soon. While speaking at the 69th conference of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Javadekar said that children are restricted to watching wildlife on television only and they should get a better understanding by visiting zoos. The minister added that the institution would act as a technical advisor to Central Zoo Authority and provide help to several states. Research work will also be conducted in the institution. Javadekar said he expects that the research work will lead to in-breeding of endangered species. The conference is being attended by 180 participants from 35 countries and will conclude on November 06. Nov 3, 2014
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Delhi Govt Formation: Kejriwal to skip meet called by LG

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal won't be attending the meeting called by Delhi LG Najeeb Jung today in order to hold discussions on government formation in the national capital. The LG had last week told the Supreme Court that he would be consulting all the political parties in his efforts to form a government in Delhi. In a letter to the LG, Kejriwal said that due to prior commitments, he would not be able to attend the meet but would like to know the BJP's stand on the matter. Meanwhile, the Congress continues to demand for a fresh election to form a government at the national capital. Nov 3, 2014
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GK Vasan quits Congress, launches new party

Chennai, Nov 03 (ANI): Former Congress leader in Tamil Nadu GK Vasan on Monday quit the party and is ready to launch his new own party. Vasan said that he is thankful to the Congress leadership for giving him and his cadre some important and responsible roles. Vasan said that the cadre was not satisfied with the party'[s approach to receive the goal which is why he had decided to quit Congress and launch a new party. He also added that the new party will try its best to gain public faith and work for the people. Nov 3, 2014
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Delhi Elections: Reports of BJP wanting elections, LG calls all party meet

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): In the latest development in events regarding government formation in Delhi the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has called for an all party meet to decide the further course of action. Following this, reportedly the BJP has also asked the LG that it is ready to go for polls in the capital city. BJP leader Parvesh Verma said that the party will tell its stand after the meeting with LG. BJP leader RP Singh said that BJP is ready for polls. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that the party is preparing for polls but no final decision has been taken yet. Meanwhile, opposition parties condemned BJP for playing politics over polls. Congress leaders JP Aggarwal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that BJP is playing hide and seek with the people of Delhi. AAP leader Dilip Pandey said that BJP should express its stand formally before the people. Nov 3, 2014
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China troops enter land, water in Leh; politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): Even as the Congress expressed concern and slammed the BJP government for its failure to stop repeated incursions by the Chinese army, the BJP has said that the government is very cautious about the border movements and there is no reason to feel threatened. Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently made a two-pronged simultaneous incursion reportedly by sending its troops into Indian waters in the Pangong lake as well as five km deep into Indian territory through the land route in the same area. Nov 3, 2014
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Seven Indian soldiers held captive by Somali pirates for 4 years return to a grand welcome

Mumbai, Nov 03 (ANI): The seven Indian soldiers who remained in the captivity of Somali pirates for four years returned to their motherland to receive a warm welcome at the Mumbai airport. Somali pirates freed the seven Indian sailors in exchange for an undisclosed ransom on October 31. The sailors were held since the pirates hijacked the Panama-flagged ship MV Asphalt Venture in September 2010. Eight of their colleagues were freed by the pirates along with the ship in April 2011 for a ransom. Their captors said at the time that they would only release the seven sailors when their fellow Somali pirates held by Indian authorities were freed. It was not clear if their demand had been met. The seven sailors were given a grand welcome by the National Union of Seafarers of India in Mumbai. They were garlanded, held on shoulders and cheered on. Nov 3, 2014
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Politicos condemn blast on Pak side of Wagah border

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): Politicos on Monday condemned the Sunday evening's terror attack on Pakistan side of Wagah border, which has claimed at least 55 lives. According to reports, 110 people are injured in the explosion, which took place outside a restaurant on the Indo- Pak border, just after a daily ceremony when troops from both sides simultaneously lower the two nations' flags. The outlawed Jundullah and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) affiliated Jamaat-ul-Ahrar outfits have claimed responsibility for the blast. Nov 3, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi condemns terror attack on Pakistan side of Wagah border

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned Sunday evening's terror attack on Pakistan side of the Wagah border, which has claimed at least 55 lives. PM Modi tweeted, "Terror attack in Pakistan near Wagah Border is shocking. I strongly condemn such a dastardly act of terrorism. My condolences to the families of the deceased. Prayers with the injured." According to reports, 110 people are injured in the explosion, which took place outside a restaurant on the Indo- Pak border, just after a daily ceremony when troops from both sides simultaneously lower the two nations' flags. The outlawed Jundullah and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) affiliated Jamaat-ul-Ahrar outfits have claimed responsibility for the blast. Meanwhile, deploring the incident Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar urged the international community to jointly fight terrorism. Nov 3, 2014
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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis visits RSS memorial, says it gives inspiration to work for nation

Mumbai, Nov 03 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday visited RSS memorial in Mumbai and said that the same gives him inspiration and motivation to work for the welfare of the nation. He said that he is a Swayamsevak and he was here to re-establish his pledge of working for the nation. Fadnavis also assured that he and his cabinet in the state will work in accordance with the principles and guidelines of the Indian Constitution. Nov 3, 2014