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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot celebrates Diwali

Jaipur, Nov 05 (ANI): Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot celebrated the festival of lights Diwali with simplicity. People from far of regions of the state as well as top level bureaucrats gathered at the Chief Minister's residence to greet him. Nov 5, 2013
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Magalyaan: India hopeful of a successful mission to Mars

Thiruvananthapuram /New Delhi/Sriharikota, Nov 5 (ANI): Former chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G. Madhavan Nair hoped for a successful mission to Mars after the nation launched its first rocket to the red planet on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Minister of States in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), V. Narayansamy said that the moment was joyous for everyone associated with the mission. In New Delhi, Director of New Delhi’s Nehru Planetarium, N. Ratnashri highlighted the possible complications on the planet. Nov 5, 2013
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Intense rivalry between dynastic political parties raises fears of aborted polls in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Nov 05 (ANI): Barrister, Supreme Court of Bangladesh and prosecutor to the International Crimes Tribunals (ICT), Tureen Afroz, highlighted the mounting tension in the country with two main parties hurtling towards a showdown that could delay or even derail elections due by January in a country. Afroz while talking to the reporter in Dhaka city on Tuesday (November 05) said that there was no scope for a third party, which could bring in competition in the political scenario. Commenting over the debate on the caretaker government, Afroz said there was no chance for it as the elections draw nearer. Afroz said that BNP would lose support of the people if they continue to share a relationship with Jamaat. Nov 5, 2013
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Indias Mars Mission: Mangalyaan lifts off

Sriharikota, Nov 05 (ANI): India’s first mission to Mars with its satellite, Mangalyaan successfully lifted-off on Tuesday from the balmy space port of Sriharikota in coastal Andhra Pradesh. Nov 5, 2013
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National Conference denies reports of supporting Modi in 2014 general elections

Srinagar, Nov 5 (ANI): Additional General Secretary Mustafa Kamal of National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday denied reports that his party would be supporting Narendra Modi in the upcoming general elections. Dismissing the reports published by a local news agency, Kamal said that his party believed in strengthening secular politics. During the conference, Kamal said that there was a need for a secular dispensation to bring about peace and prosperity. Nov 5, 2013
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Narendra Modi is more popular than Rahul, there is no comparison: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday said that there is no comparison between Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi he said that Rahul is nowhere close to their leader's popularity. He also said that the Congress is seeking a ban on opinion polls because it is worried as the people’s opinion is against them. Nov 5, 2013
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Japanese firms promote business with social responsibility in Asia

Philippines/Indonesia, Nov 05 (ANI): Japanese credit card brand JCB issued the ?rst prepaid card in partnership with PVB Card Corporation and the City of Bacoor in Philippines. The card launched in collaboration with the government, functions as a citizen identification card in the country. JCB will promote this ID & Payment card to other major cities such as Manila and Makati in Philippines. JCB aims to expand its brand presence in Asia by promoting prepaid cards including debit cards, in order to create payment products that meet the various needs of business partners in each region. Nov 5, 2013