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Congress party goes on hunger strike over Vyapam scam in Bhopal

Bhopal, Nov 01 (ANI): The Congress party went on a hunger strike on Saturday (November 01) against the Madhya Pradesh government for not providing proper details of the investigation into the employment scam that rocks the state. The Vyapam Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam (Employment scam) relates to admissions in medical and engineering colleges during the period 2008 to 2010 in which many government employees are under the scanner for getting selected through unfair means. Members of the Congress party wanted to hold the demonstration outside state Chief, Shivraj Singh Chouhan's official residence but were not given permission. Congress party leader, Satyadev Katare, said that they were on a hunger strike because they were not being provided the information they were demanding. Nov 1, 2014
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Proud that PM Modi will launch the BJP membership drive: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday attended the ceremony where Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BJP membership drive under which membership of all BJP leaders would be renewed. Shah said that it was a matter of great pride and fortune for the party that Prime Minister is launching the drive. He also said that anybody can join the drive, which lasts till 31 March from November 01, and become a BJP member by giving missed call on a toll free number. Nov 1, 2014
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Left parties call nationwide campaign against Modi's regime

New delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Six Left parties held a meeting in New Delhi on Saturday (November 01) to unite and evolve a joint action plan against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime, one they deem oppressive. The six included the Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), All India Forward Bloc, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI (ML) Liberation), and Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI). General Secretary of CPI (M), Prakash Karat, alleged the BJP government had strong associations with Hindu nationalist or Hindutva ideologies. Nov 1, 2014
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At least six dead and seven missing after boat capsizes in Bihar

Jamui, Nov 1 (ANI): At least six people died and seven are missing after a boat capsized in Bihar on Saturday (November 01). The incident took place in Jamui district of the state, when a country boat carrying 16 people capsized in deep waters of Garhi dam. Six dead bodies have been recovered which includes three children, one woman and a youth. A villager Amit Kumar, living near the dam said few people on the boat tried to swim through, with the help of logs being ferried. Reportedly, the commuters from Kauwakol village were on way to Garhi village to attend a religious function. Nov 1, 2014
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Police charge lathis at farmers protesting for compensation in Mathura

New Delhi/Mathura, Nov 1 (ANI): Police on Saturday charged lathis at protesting farmers who were demanding compensation for land in Mathura. The farmers had been protesting from a while against the failure of district administration to pay them compensation for their land submerged after construction of Gopal barrage despite several assurances in the past. Police opened fire in the air and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the agitated farmers, who in turn pelted stones and damaged public property. Angry protestors set several vehicles on fire. Many farmers and policemen suffered injuries in the clash. Nov 1, 2014
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PM Modi flags off BJP membership drive, enrolls himself first member

New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the BJP's nationwide membership drive at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday. Modi became the first member of the party, followed by Amit Shah. While speaking at the launch of membership drive, Modi said that it is a matter of great pride for him to be a part of BJP. He added that the BJP members live the disciplined life the party demands and every member represents the people of the nation. The membership drive will last till March 31 and aims for making the BJP one of the largest political parties in the world. Nov 1, 2014
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Will not distinguish between people: SIT on Black Money

Ahmedabad, Nov 01 (ANI): The Chief of SIT on Black Money Justice (Retd) MB Shah said on Saturday that the Special Investigation Team will not distinguish between rich and poor people in terms of investigation on black money. Shah said that the report shall be submitted to Supreme Court in December but that will not finish probe as it will be a time consuming process. Further Shah said that the names of those found guilty shall be revealed publicly and of those not found guilty shall be kept concealed. Nov 1, 2014
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Kerala CM Oommen Chandy defends state Finance Minister KM Mani over bribery charges

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 01 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday has strongly denied allegations levelled by bar owners against the State Finance Minister KM Mani over reopening closed bars and ruled out any probe into the matter. Chief of the Hotels and Bar Association, Biju Ramesh has accused Mani of seeking a bribe of rupees 50 million from him, of which an amount of rupees10 million has already been given. No government probe, reportedly, has been ordered into the matter as yet. The government and bar owners across the state are locked in a legal battle over the new "no-liquor" policy that aims to achieve complete prohibition in the state in a phased manner. Nov 1, 2014
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Death sentence to 5 Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka sparks protest in Tamil Nadu

Chennai/ New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Members of Communist Party of India (CPI) in Tamil Nadu on Saturday protested death sentence given to five Indian fishermen by a Sri Lanka court, even as foreign ministry promised the concerns have been conveyed to Sri Lankan authorities in New Delhi and Colombo. The slogan-shouting protesters in Chennai city termed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa a butcher, demanding revocation of the ruling. State General Secretary of CPI, D Pandian said it is shocking news and demanded the Indian government take the matter to the United Nations. Pandian also added the Indian government should declare Sri Lanka non-friendly nation. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sambit Patra welcomed New Delhi's decision to legally challenge the death sentence awarded to five fishermen for alleged drug trafficking. Nov 1, 2014
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Punjab leadership welcome idea of 1984 riots memorial, demand for quick justice

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): The Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday welcomed the idea of building a memorial of victims of 1984 Anti Sikh riots. Badal said that a memorial will help in passing the historic information to the next generation. Meanwhile, asking for set up of special courts, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal said that justice should be meted out as soon as possible to all the victims. Nov 1, 2014
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Politicos react after Omar Abdullah decides to skip family bastion Ganderbal in JandK assembly polls

New Delhi/Jammu, Nov 1 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided to contest the upcoming assembly elections from two constituencies instead of family bastion Ganderbal. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Omar Abdullah knows that he will lose his seat from Ganderbal as people of his constituencies are angry with him and hence Abdullah is trying to secure his seat by switching the constituency. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it is Abdullah's personal decision and hence it won't be right to comment on his decision. BJP unit of JandK President Jugal Kishore Sharma said it was reflective Omar Abdullah's government unpopularity. Nov 1, 2014