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Kerry says Iran could help 'take out' IS

United Nations, Sep 21 (ANI): US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Iran could play a crucial role in defeating the Islamic State group. Even while the US refrained from inviting Iran from joining the US-led military coalition, Kerry said that Iran could help "take out" IS. Kerry said in a meeting of the United Nations Security Council that it was about taking out an entire network, decimating and discrediting a militant cult masquerading as a religious movement. He added that there is a role for nearly every country in the world to play, including Iran. Sep 21, 2014
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Congress ready to compromise, but NCP remains adamant: Manikrao Thakre

New Delhi, Sept 21 (ANI): Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) Chief Manikrao Thakre said in New Delhi on Sunday that the Congress is ready to consider suggestions of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over the seat sharing issue but if they remain adamant on particular figures then things will not work out this way. Yesterday, NCP leader Praful Patel appeared to send an unmistakable signal to the Congress party that it should offer more seats to his party in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls and asked the latter to take a decision within 24 hours. The Congress has reportedly offered only 125 seats to its ally keeping the rest of the seats with itself to contest in the upcoming state assembly polls. The stalemate between the Congress and NCP over seat sharing is brewing with the latter not willing to contest in less than 136 seats. Sep 21, 2014
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First-ever veterans' football tournament held in Guwahati

Guwahati, Sep 21 (ANI): The first ever 'Challenge Veteran Football’ began in Guwahati to refresh and rejuvenate soccer players past their prime. The two-day event which was inaugurated by eminent journalist and writer, Homen Borgohainon, on September 20 was organized with the aim to encourage young footballers and also pay respect to the ex-players who contributed to the game. United Brothers Club (UBC), the main organizer of the tournament, said that the event has given players a platform to sweat it out at 40 plus and a motivation to stay fit and healthy through playing this game. The tournament will be a prelude to the Indian Super League which is scheduled to begin in October. A player, Abdul Azim Lashkar said that playing at this age was a challenge but pleasure. Sep 21, 2014
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Indo-Pak talks must be handled delicately, says Majid Memon

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): NCP leader Majid Memon on Sunday said the talks between New Delhi and Islamabad must be appreciated and added that this issue must be handled delicately in the best national interest of India. According to reports, senior officials from India and Pakistan have held two meetings between themselves and the first such meeting took place between National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit K Doval and Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit while the second meeting took place between Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and Basit. Sep 21, 2014
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Uddhav Thackeray declares last proposal, offers 119 seats to BJP

Mumbai, Sep 21 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday admitted that there is an ongoing ‘tug of war’ in alliance with the BJP and said that he is making his last efforts to save the alliance. Offering BJP the ‘last formula’ for seat sharing in the alliance, Thackeray said that Shiv Sena will contest on 151 seats, BJP will contest on 119 seats and the rest 18 seats would be given to the allies. Thackeray further said that Sena needs power to serve the people and they will get it. He also said that many faces have been unmasked during the election time and that he has taken a decision and will announce it when the right time comes. Sep 21, 2014
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Reactions flow as BJP-Shiv Sena seat sharing in Maharashtra remains undecided

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Sunday as BJP-Shiv Sena seat sharing remained undecided for the upcoming Maharashtra elections. BJP leader Satyapal Singh said that he is hopeful that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will stay and that it would be beneficial for both the parties as well as for the people of Maharashtra. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that BJP seems to be emerging as a party which feels that it can manage the politics of the whole nation single-handedly and fails to realize the importance of an alliance. Sep 21, 2014
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US attorney office confirms White House intruder had a knife

Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): According to US attorney’s office, Omar Gonzalez, the man arrested after climbing the fence at the White House was armed with a knife. Previously, the US Secret Service had said Gonzalez was unarmed. Gonzalez made his way into the executive mansion, though President Barack Obama and his family were not there. Gonzalez was charged with unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a “deadly or dangerous weapon”, according to an affidavit released by the US attorney’s office. Armed Secret Service officers raced through the West Wing area of the White House during the intrusion and ordered journalists and staff members to evacuate. Sep 21, 2014
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Maharashtra will be robbed if BJP comes to power: Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Sept 21 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan said here on Sunday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will rob the people of Maharashtra if they came to power in the state. Yesterday, BJP leader Vinod Tawde had claimed that its ally Shiv Sena has offered his party 126 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls. The Shiv Sena and the BJP have been bickering over the sharing of seats for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. Sep 21, 2014
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Vinod Binny booked for making false allegations against AAP leader

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Former AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny has been booked for allegedly levelling false charges at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Alka Lamba. In her complaint, Lamba has alleged that Binny, the Lakshmi Nagar MLA, had falsely alleged on social media that she was running a sex racket at her house. Based on her allegations, Cyber Cell has registered an FIR against Binny under Section 66A of IT ACT and Sections 354D (stalking) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC. Meanwhile, on Sunday AAP Women's Wing protested against Binny in New Delhi. Sep 21, 2014