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Narendra Modi writes to CMs against anti-communal bill, BJP says centre encroaching on state subject

New Delhi, Dec 07 (ANI): After BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday wrote letters to all CMs urging them to oppose the Centre's proposed Communal Violence Bill, BJP Spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh said that these are subject to state list and centre is just encroaching upon the state subjects. He said that these comes keeping in view the upcoming 2014 general elections and for just vote bank. Further, talking about the popularity of BJP among the bookies, Singh said that BJP is synonymous to development and every other person wants and desires for development and progress. Dec 7, 2013
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Sanjay Dutt gets parole for wife's illness

Mumbai, Dec 07 (ANI): Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is serving his sentence at Yerawada Central Jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, has been granted a parole for 30 days to take care of wife Manyata, who is ill. If formalities are completed, he is likely to be released on Saturday. Reacting over this advocate Abha Singh said that she believes that Sanjay has been getting preferential treatment because of his celebrity status. Dec 7, 2013
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People protest against violence in poll-bound Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 07 (ANI): People of Bangladesh, including the freedom fighters of the Bangladesh Liberation War, protested against poll-related violence in the country. At least 25 people were killed across the country during nationwide protests called by opposition parties over setting up of a caretaker government during January polls. A veteran freedom fighter, Ali Ahmed Ziauddin, blamed both the main political parties - the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and ruling Awami League - for the bloodshed in the country. President of the Communist Party of Bangladesh, Mujahidul Islam Selim, urged people to fight against the darkness prevailing in the country. The BNP-led agitation has virtually paralysed the country straight for the second week. Dec 7, 2013
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India approves draft of WTO deal

Bali, Dec 07 (ANI): Union Trade Minister, Anand Sharma said that he would endorse a draft trade reform at the World Trade Organisation, removing a major obstacle to a deal. World Trade Organisation (WTO) kicked off the biennial ministerial meeting on December 04 to discuss new global trade measures in Indonesia. Representatives from 159 countries took turns to read out their statements on each country's decision on the ongoing negotiating issues, including food subsidies and trade facilitation. The Trade minister told reporters that he was more than happy and it was a great day for the nation. Dec 7, 2013
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Ivorians say Mandela should be example

Shocked by Nelson Mandela's death, the Ivory Coast wants to see African leaders follow the steps of the South African leader and show more of his ideals of forgiveness, peace and good governance. Duration: 1:15 Dec 7, 2013
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South Africans mourn nation's hero

South Africa on Friday mourned its beloved Nelson Mandela, whose universal appeal was evident once again in a global outpouring of grief for the anti-apartheid hero. Durtion: 2:25 Dec 7, 2013
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London pays tribute to late Nelson Mandela

Hundreds of people Friday paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at South Africa House in London, where many laid flowers and lit candles, some in tears, others singing and dancing as they remembered South Africa's first black president. Duration: 1:19 Dec 7, 2013