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Britain Deputy PM Nick Clegg meets PM Narendra Modi and Jaitley on his 3-days India visit

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Monday. He also met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley following the same. Clegg is on a three days visit with an aim to bolster trade and strategic ties with India. His visit is intended to yield any immediate deals between the two governments, but is rather seen as the dawn of a long-term British strategy to focus relations with India on economic exchanges. Earlier, Clegg visited holy Sikh temple Bangla Sahib in the national capital. After offering prayers at the temple and taking a tour of the museum inside the temple premises, Clegg hailed the members of the Sikh community for their welcoming attitude to people of other faiths. Aug 25, 2014
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Bihar By Elections: JD (U), RJD and Congress combine win 6 out of 10 seats

Bihar, Aug 25 (ANI): The Janata Dal-United-Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress Party combine has won six out of 10 seats in Bihar that went to polls last week. The BJP has won four. From a Mumbai hospital, Lalu Yadav tweeted, "I thank the people of Bihar for making the Grand alliance win. Voters across the country have rectified the mistakes made in Lok Sabha elections." The tri-party combine are now likely to ramp up political sentiment against the BJP and its allies in the state, claiming that the latter has limited appeal in the state, and may not be in a position to form the next state government in 2015. Aug 25, 2014
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Jammu Rally: Amit Shah hits back at Omar Abdullah

Jammu, Aug 25 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Monday targeted Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a rally in Kathua district of Jammu. Launching a scathing attack on Omar government, Shah said that if there is shelling from Pakistan, NDA government will give a fitting reply. He also stated that the National Conference government had no right to stay in power in the state. Aug 25, 2014
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Doctor says Lalu came for routine checkup, no specific health problem

Mumbai, Aug 25 (ANI): Dr Vijay D'Silva of Asian Heart Hospital said on Monday that RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was admitted to the hospital for routine checkup. Silva said that there was no specific health problem for the treatment of which he was admitted. The doctor added that the test reports, which are yet to come, will give the exact idea of his health status. Aug 25, 2014
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Congress' Preneet Kaur wins Patiala by poll

Patiala, Aug 25 (ANI): Congress leader and former union minister Preneet Kaur on Monday won the Patiala Assembly seat. She defeated Bhagwan Dass Juneja, her rival from SAD, by over 23,000 votes. The seat fell vacant after former chief minister Amarinder Singh, husband of Kaur, got elected to Lok Sabha from Amritsar. Patiala seat was retained by Congress. Aug 25, 2014
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SC refuses to entertain 'premature' petitions against judicial appointment Bill

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new mechanism under National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) was proposed to be put in place. The Court said that the bill is yet to receive Presidential assent and become a law of the land. Aug 25, 2014
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Indian Army ready to thwart infiltration bid by Pakistan, security beefed up along Indo-Pak border

Poonch, Aug 25 (ANI): Senior Army officers expressed confidence that the soldiers posted in forward areas along the India Pakistan border in Kashmir are well trained to foil any attempts by Pakistan to pump in infiltrators across the Line of Control. Kashmir has witnessed almost uninterrupted ceasefire violation by Pakistan since August 15. Brigade Commander, Sanjay Thakaran, posted in border district of Poonch said on Monday that the soldiers are aware of Pakistan's attempt to keep the tension on Line of Control high, but all such attempts will be thwarted. Another officer, Colonel Amit Bisht, also spoke on the same lines and assured that every bid to infiltrate will be thwarted. Aug 25, 2014
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Karnataka: Congress wins two seats, BJP one in Assembly by polls

Bangalore, Aug 25 (ANI): The Congress won two of the three seats in Karnataka assembly by elections for which counting was held on Monday. Byelections were held to Bellary Rural, Shikaripur in Shimoga and Chikkodi-Sadalga in Belgaum districts on August 21. The Congress wrested Bellary Rural from the BJP, retained Chikkodi-Sadalga, while former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa once again established his hold over Shikaripur with his son B Y Raghavendra winning it. Meanwhile, expressing his happiness over the victory Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, said that the Congress winning in majority of the bypolls across the country shows that Narendra Modi's victory was a temporary one. Aug 25, 2014
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Results of bypolls are clear indication that Bihar won't accept divisive politics: Nitish Kumar

Patna, Aug 25 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed his satisfaction at the bypoll results and thank all the voters. The Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress Party combine has won six out of 10 seats in Bihar that went to polls last week. The BJP has won four seats. Kumar said that the results of bypolls are a clear indication that people of Bihar won't accept divisive politics. Aug 25, 2014
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Kareena Kapoor Khan bring the curtains down at LFW 2014

Mumbai, August 25 (ANI): With utmost poise and grace, Bollywood's top actress Kareena Kapoor brought the curtains down on the Lakme Fashion Week 2014, as she cat walked the runway for the ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra in India's showbiz capital Mumbai. Manish Malhotra showcased the absolute's bridal trousseau at the Lakme Fashion Week Grand Finale for which he joined forces with the make-up maestro, Cory Walia. Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor dazzled the ramp donning a gorgeous metallic purple long Lehenga with shades of grey and a complete diamond and silver studded open jacket which was teamed with a net veil dupatta. Speaking on the occasion Kapoor praised Malhotra saying he is a blessing for not just the fashion industry but for the film industry as well. Malhotra's bridal range which was a blend of gowns, skirts, sarees and lehenga cholis with diamond studded sequences and embroidery work, at the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week. Malhotra emphasised on the colour grey to make it popular this winter. This was his fourth finale at the LFW. Many Bollywood celebrities were spotted at the event including Bollywood actress Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Huma Qureshi and Sridevi along with Bollywood Producer Boney Kapoor and Bollywood Director Karan Johar. The fourth day of the LFW Ind Aug 25, 2014
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Political crisis deepens in Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 25: Pakistan is facing one of its worst political crises in the present era. An estimated 50,000 protesters, who are holding Islamabad city to ransom, marched to Parliament demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation. The twin anti-government protests by cricket star-turned politician Imran Khan and activist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri are targeted at ousting the PML-N-led government on charges of corruption and inflation. Imran Khan, who is leading the 'Azadi March', is also protesting against the alleged vote rigging that took place in last year's polls. However, PM Sharif is ready offer Khan a full audit of the ballots to address his concerns on poll rigging. Aug 25, 2014
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SC says all coal block allocations since under UPA regime illegal

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday said that all coal block allocations that were done under UPA regime are done in an illegal manner and it suffers from vice of arbitrariness. The court observed that there were no transparency and that no guidelines were followed in the allocation. A special bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha delivered the verdict on the two-year-old petitions that were based on Comptroller Auditor General’s (CAG) report, estimating a loss of Rs. 1.64 lakh crore caused due to the arbitrary allocations. Further, the apex court has announced the sate for taking a decision on re-allocation of mines as 1 September, 2014. Aug 25, 2014
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Priyanka not interested in Als Ice Bucket Challenge

New Delhi, August 25 (ANI): Bollywood babe Priyanka Chopra is not at all interested in taking ALS Ice Bucked Challenge. She has been nominated by many to take up the challenge, but she simply ignored it. Many stars from Bollywood have taken up the challenge. But Piggy Chops is not joining the league. On Sunday, Priyanka posted a web link on Twitter, which shows an Australian newsreader Lincoln Humphries. Humphries acknowledged the good that the ice bucket challenge has done, then suggested some other things that can be done to make a difference, including spreading the love around to other deserving causes like cancer and fresh water charities, and not wasting so much ice. Great thought Pee Cee!!! Aug 25, 2014