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BJP slams Naresh Agarwal for tea vendor remark

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday slammed Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal for his ‘tea vendor’ remark against BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that India is a land of opportunities and it does not restrict anyone to obtain highest position in the country. She further said that Agarwal does not understand that India needs a strong leader like Narendra Modi. Nov 14, 2013
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David Cameron seeks to boost trade, work closely on global issues with India

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to boost trade and investments and to work together on global issues with India, as he stopped over in New Delhi on his way to the Commonwealth summit in Colombo. Highlighting the flourishing trade relationship between India and Britain, Cameron said on Thursday that there was a need to develop people to people and cultural relationships between the two nations. During the conference, Cameron also said the relationship that India and Britain will share in future would be exciting. Cameron also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed crucial bilateral and international issues. Nov 14, 2013
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Will raise human rights violation issue with Sri Lanka: David Cameron to India

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): During his visit to New Delhi, British Prime Minister David Cameron defended his decision to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka and said that it will help him raising human rights violation issue with the country. Even though pressure mounted for a boycott of the meet over alleged human rights abuses by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government, Cameron rejected boycott calls. Cameron said that he supported the decision of India and Canada but had a different ideology as he thinks it would be better if he goes there and ‘shines a light’ on the problems prevalent in Sri Lanka.Meanwhile, Cameron said that on a brighter side, the condition of Tamils in Sri Lanka was improving but added that the cons weighed more than the pros. Nov 14, 2013
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Congress leader quits party to join BJP, party says return of 'aaya Ram, gaya Ram' trend

Bhopal, Nov 14 (ANI): As Congress Lok Sabha MP in Madhya Pradesh, Rao Uday Pratap Singh quits the party and joined BJP along with some of his supporters, MP Congress Vice President Rameshwar Neekhra said that the trend of 'aaya Ram, gaya Ram' has returned with elections approaching. He further said that party is not affected by any such leaders leaving and is still confident. Further, he said that if BJP takes it as an accomplishment, his wishes are with them. Nov 14, 2013
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M Rajapaksa on PM Manmohan Singh skipping CHOGM

Colombo, Nov 14 (ANI): Sri Lankan President M Rajapaksa on Thursday said that even if Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not present in the CHOGM summit, he is satisfied that Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid took part in it and is representing the country. Nov 14, 2013
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Modi's leadership will boost global economic growth: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Reacting over British Prime Minister David Cameron's statement on Gujarat Chief minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that people are now accepting that Modi's leadership will not only be good for India's economic growth but the world's economy too. Cameron, who is on a one-day trip to India, reiterated his previous stand that Britain favours closer engagement with Gujarat and its Chief Minister Narendra Modi to realize the country's wide-ranging objectives in the State. The British PM further added that United Kingdom has started some relations with Gujarat. And both share a good bond. Nov 14, 2013
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Never dishonored poor people, media twisted my line: Naresh Agarwal on 'Tea Vendor' remark

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Thursday defended himself for his 'tea vendor' remark. Agarwal said that he has never dishonoured the poor in the country. He also added that the nation wants to know what is the stand of Narendra Modi on terrorism and poverty. Slamming Modi, he further said that if he jokes in his speeches during his rallies, what will be the future of the nation. In an apparent dig at the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Agarwal had said on Wednesday that a person who used to sell tea cannot have a national perspective. Nov 14, 2013
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Open to meeting all elected leaders including Modi: David Cameron

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a one-day visit to India, on Thursday said that he was open to meeting all elected leaders including BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Cameron will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a number of bilateral, regional and international issues. The two leaders are likely to deliberate on boosting cooperation in trade and investment besides enhancing ties in areas of mutual interest. After holding talks with Dr Singh, Cameron will leave for Kolkata where he will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He will also visit the Indian Institute of Management and All India Radio in Kolkata. Cameron will later fly to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15-16. Nov 14, 2013
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At least seven killed after bus catches fire in Karnataka

Karnataka, Nov 14: At least seven people were killed and several others injured after a luxury bus caught fire in Karnataka on Thursday. Reportedly, the incident took place when the bus, carrying more than 40 passengers was travelling from Bangalore to Mumbai, collided with a road divider and caught fire in Haveri district. The driver and majority of the passengers managed to escape. The brother of owner of the travel agency, Shakeel Ahmad expressed grief over the accident. Nov 14, 2013
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Nation pays tribute to Pandit Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): The nation on Thursday paid tribute to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 124th birth anniversary. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other dignitaries paid floral tributes at his memorial - Shanti Van in the national capital. A series of functions are being organized across the country to mark the occasion. The day is also observed as the 'Children's Day' as Pandit Nehru had great affection for children. They fondly called him 'Chacha' Nehru. Nov 14, 2013
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Activists urge political parties to include child rights in election manifestos

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Child rights activists have demanded major political parties to include and prioritise child issues like child labour, abuse and malnutrition in their election campaign agendas, as India gears up for the general elections next year. CRY (Child Rights and You), a non-governmental forum that aims to restore children's rights, launched a "Vote for Child Rights" election advocacy campaign in New Delhi recently to push all the political parties and people in power to 'put children first' in their political manifesto. Nov 14, 2013
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Indian, Chinese armies wrap up joint military drill

Chengdu, Nov 14 (ANI): Indian and Chinese soldiers wrapped up the anti-militancy exercise "Hand-in-Hand", which was held between two of the largest and well-equipped armed forces in the world. The training was organized in order to enhance bilateral ties during the session taking place in the south-western region of Chengdu in China. Lieutenant General, Anil Kumar Ahuja believes interaction between the two countries will definitely promote better understanding and better appreciation. A mixed group of at least 160 personnel each from the Indian and the Chinese sides participated in the drill. Lieutenant General Zhou Xiaozhou, Chief of Staff praised Indian soldier's military skills. Nov 14, 2013