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President attends religious ceremony in Mathura

Mathura, Nov 16 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, on Sunday attended a religious ceremony at an under-construction temple dedicated to Lord Krishna in holy town of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. The 'Chandrodaya' temple, which will showcase early life of Lord Krishna, will be an architectural marvel. The foundation stone for the temple was laid on March 16 this year. President Mukherjee said India is one of the oldest and culturally rich civilizations in the world. Reportedly, the temple project is expected to get over in next five years and funds have been collected from various corporate houses and devotees of Lord Krishna. Meanwhile, Mukherjee also added that there could be no better way of doing this than spreading the Bhagvad Gita's message of universal love and humanity. Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Ram Naik, and BJP leader, Hema Malini, who represents Mathura constituency were also present during the religious ceremony. Nov 16, 2014
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Buenos Aires' Gay Pride parade 2014

Buenos Aires holds its 23rd annual gay Pride parade, where revelers celebrate legal rights obtained in recent years, and call for more acceptance. Duration: 01:01 Nov 16, 2014
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CPI (M) to protest over squeezing of MGNREGA

Patna, Nov 16 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI (M), on Sunday said that it would launch a nationwide protest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government for squeezing Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act MGNREGA, which provides jobs for 50 million households. CPI-M general secretary, Prakash Karat, while addressing a news briefing in Patna, said the scheme was important for the poor. Karat said that MGNREGA benefited India's northeastern state of Tripura but if the funds were cut, 50 percent people would not have any work. Karat informed that all six Left parties of India have come together and decided to go against the BJP over these issues. Nov 16, 2014
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Sachin adopts Andhra village; terms women backbone of family, nation

Nellore, Nov 16 (ANI): Adopting Puttamrajuvari Kandriga village in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday urged the people to give equal importance to boys and girls and make them educated as he advised the men to shun alcohol and tobacco consumption. He said that said women are backbone of all families in India and the nation. Nov 16, 2014
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Bihar CM Manjhi remains firm on his statement to give support to Modi on getting special status for

Patna, Nov 16 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi remained firm on his statement and said that he will support Prime Minister Narendra Modi of he gives special status to the state. Manjhi said that Modi should see the result only after giving the special status. Further, talking about his remark on residents of Bihar saying that the tribals are original residents of the state and rest all are outsiders who have settled in Bihar, he said that his remarks were just to motivate the villager. Nov 16, 2014
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Mehboob Beigh decides to quit NC, says party cannot counter BJP

Anantnag, Nov 16 (ANI): In a major setback to the ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir, senior party leader Mehboob Beigh on Sunday withdrew his candidature and decided to support main opposition Peoples Democratic Party Patron Mufti Mohammad Syeed. Beigh said that he considers BJP as RSS and that in order to stop such ideologies from coming to the state, he will support Mufti. He also alleged that the NC cannot counter the BJP and thus his decision to join hands with Mufti is for the welfare of the state. He also expressed displeasure on NC for not inviting any leaders from South Kashmir constituency to any parliamentary or board meetings. He added that next government must constitute an enquiry commission for probing the irregularities and wrongdoings of the present government. Nov 16, 2014
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Important to have BJP govt in JandK for development: Kiren Rijiju

Leh, Nov 16 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Sunday said that it is important to have BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir for the development in the state. He said that the state assembly polls are very important for the party. Rijiju said that the situation in Ladakh is difficult to understand from Delhi and that is why he was in the region to take stock of the situation. Rijiju also took jibe at congress and said that during the UPA regime, no development took place in the state. Nov 16, 2014
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Amit Shah appeals to Jharkhand voters to give clear mandate

Lohardaga, Nov 16 (ANI): BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday while addressing a rally in Jharkhand's Lahardaga appealed to the people of the state to elect BJP and its ally in the state AJSU to power with full majority in the coming assembly elections. He promised that under the alliance, the state will develop for the better. Nov 16, 2014