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Pak supports Hafiz Saeed___s rally, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): Pakistan government has reportedly supported a rally of Jama_at-ud-Da_wah Chief Hafiz Saeed who is involved in various terrorist activities. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Pakistan has always been a supporter of terrorism. Congress leaders Rashid Alvi and Pramod Tiwari condemned this act of Pakistan and said the BJP government should take immediate steps to take up the issue with Pak. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that Pakistan has not done anything new by supporting terrorists. Dec 4, 2014
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BJP-Shiv Sena unite, Sena to get five Cabinet berths in Maharashtra govt

Mumbai, Dec 4 (ANI): After 70 days of bitter squabbling BJP and Shiv Sena once again came together and announced their alliance in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday in a joint press conference announced that Shiv Sena will join his ministry. Fadnavis added that 12 ministers from Shiv Sena would take oath, five of cabinet rank and seven ministers of state. According to the media reports, the ministers will be sworn in on Friday. Dec 4, 2014
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_Janta Parivar_ meet begins at Mulayam_s residence, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): The meeting of the leaders of the erstwhile Janata Dal family, including Janata Dal (United), Janata Dal (Secular), Indian National Lok Dal, Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) has begun at Mulayam Singh Yadav_s residence to discuss the modalities for their merger and to create a new party with the objective of countering the policies of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Dec 4, 2014
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Obama praises Modi for shaking up India_s _bureaucratic inertia_, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): Political leaders in India on Thursday reacted over US President Barack Obama praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts to shake up the _bureaucratic inertia_ in India. However, Obama said that this was a long-term project and one would have to see how successful Prime Minister Modi is in his efforts. Dec 4, 2014
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Arun Jaitley calls for regional cooperation to fight customs violations

New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): Inaugurating the 2nd Regional Customs Enforcement Meeting in New Delhi, Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on Thursday (December 04) called for greater international and regional cooperation to deal with customs violations. The heads of customs enforcement agencies of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka will attend the two- day DRI Day celebrations followed by a meeting where a new proposal for intelligence sharing is likely to be adopted. Jaitley added that the DRI had to adapt with the changing times and use technology to stop malpractices. Dec 4, 2014
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Sadhvi row: Govt says Opposition short of issues, Congress continues to demand resignation

New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a statement in the Rajya Sabha about Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti_s use of obnoxious language during an election rally. Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that after continuous demand by the opposition for PM_s remark over the issue, PM Modi made a statement and said such language is condemnable. He said that even when the PM made his statement, the Opposition especially Congress is still raising the issue out of desperation. Meanwhile, Congress leader Ashwani Kumar said that the Opposition had made 2 demands out of which one was fulfilled but demand for Sadhvi_s resignation still holds. Dec 4, 2014
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Young Indian Muslim males barred from entering Iraq, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): Alshaya Nasser Travels, one of the two Iraqi government-authorized agencies that facilitate visa processing, has asked tour operators not to accept passports from Indian applicants who are single, under 30 and unaccompanied by family members. The advisory comes after four Kalyan youths, all single and under 30, used the pilgrimage route to travel to Iraq in May and joined the jihadist outfit ISIS there. Politicos reacted on the issue. Dec 4, 2014