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Investment is key to Indias goal of becoming global education superpower: Kofi Annan

Bangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Nobel laureate and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, said that investment is necessary for India’s economic growth and for it to become a global education superpower. Annan was speaking at a ceremony of Infosys Science Awards in Bangalore and felicitated seven winners for excellence in their field. During his address, Annan also stressed on a number of issues ranging from India’s brain drain to providing them opportunities in the country. He further stated that scientific innovation is underway in India in the form of information technology. Infosys' founder and chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy and other officials were also present during the event. Feb 9, 2014
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Goa rejuvenates with wine festival "Grape Escapade 2014"

Panaji, Feb 09 (ANI): Goa tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) held its annual wine festival "Grape Escapade 2014" at Campal grounds on the outskirts of Goa's capital city Panaji. The festival was inaugurated by state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. There were various wines of different brands available at different stall in the festival. Managers of wine companies were also present at the festival to promote their brands. Miniature Models of wine bottles on display, musical concerts, food stalls and barbeques in the beautiful city of Goa attracted a lot of tourists from all around the world. Feb 9, 2014
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Cultural festival brings together indigenous tribes in Imphal

Manipur, Feb 09 (ANI): Artists from different tribes of Manipur showcased their rich culture at the 3rd State Level Tribal Cultural Festival held at the tribal Research Institute auditorium in Chingmeirong. The three-day-long event, themed "Culture for Peace and harmony", was organized by the Tribal Research Institute under the aegis of the Government of Manipur and the Ministry of Tribal affairs, Government of India. The festival aimed at bringing different tribes on one platform to provide them a chance to showcase their culture and interact with each other. Feb 9, 2014
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France's south-western coast fights the ocean

Climate change and heavy storms are contributing to erosion on France's Atlantic coast, where hard-hit areas see the ocean reclaim 3 to 5 meters of land every year. Duration: 01:58 Feb 8, 2014
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Fans enjoy first full day in Sochi Olympic park

The Sochi Olympic park hosted its first full day of competition on Saturday. Under bright sunshine, fans got their first taste of the park, and enjoyed some eclectic cultural performances. Duration: 00:52 Feb 8, 2014
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Besieged civilians in Syria's Homs receive UN aid

The United Nations was poised to deliver aid to desperate civilians besieged in rebel-held areas of Syria's third city Homs on Saturday on the second day of a humanitarian truce. Duration: 00:42 Feb 8, 2014
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Parineeti & Siddharths chemistry in Hasee Toh Phasee takes audience on fun ride

Mumbai, Feb 8 (ANI): Bollywood’s latest rom com 'Hasee Toh Phasee' hitting theatres with its lead pair Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra’s fresh-mint on-screen chemistry with combination of unusual elements, sparkling humour and witty repartee, despite a few bumps along the way, takes audiences on a fun ride. Feb 8, 2014
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14 year old Manipuri girl raped in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): A 14-year-old Manipuri girl was raped in Munirka on Friday night, allegedly by her landlord's son. The girl had gone to the market to buy some household item when the accused attacked her and took the girl to a vacant room in the locality. The minor has suffered injuries and was taken to Safdarjung Hospital where she underwent a medical examination which confirmed rape. The accused has been arrested after an FIR was registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Vasant Vihar Police Station. Meanwhile, people on Saturday protested outside Vasant Vihar Police station in Delhi after the rape demanding justice for the girl and better security for women. Feb 8, 2014
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PM releases commemorative stamp in honour of late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday released a commemorative stamp in honour of late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh on his 73rd birth anniversary. Singh said that Jagjit Singh would always remain alive in the hearts of his listeners through his soulful music for the generations to come. Feb 8, 2014
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14 year old Manipuri girl raped in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): A 14-year-old Manipuri girl was raped in Munirka on Friday night, allegedly by her landlord's son. The girl had gone to the market to buy some household item when the accused attacked her and took the girl to a vacant room in the locality. The minor has suffered injuries and was taken to Safdarjung Hospital where she underwent a medical examination which confirmed rape. The accused has been arrested after an FIR was registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Vasant Vihar Police Station. Meanwhile, people on Saturday protested outside Vasant Vihar Police station in Delhi after the rape demanding justice for the girl and better security for women. Feb 8, 2014
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Rahul takes on Narendra Modi & RSS, BJP condemns

Patna/ New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asked people to respect the tea vendors but not those who cheat people, BJP condemned the statement and said that Gandhi speaks in ignorance. Gandhi also accused RSS of killing Gandhian ideology, to which BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that it is Congress who killed the Gandhian ideology. Meanwhile, party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that BJP is proud that it has chosen somebody like a tea-vendor as its PM nominee. Feb 8, 2014
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Rahul takes on Narendra Modi & RSS, BJP condemns

Patna/ New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asked people to respect the tea vendors but not those who cheat people, BJP condemned the statement and said that Gandhi speaks in ignorance. Gandhi also accused RSS of killing Gandhian ideology, to which BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that it is Congress who killed the Gandhian ideology. Meanwhile, party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that BJP is proud that it has chosen somebody like a tea-vendor as its PM nominee. Feb 8, 2014
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Transport chaos as heavy snow hits Tokyo

Heavy snow strikes Tokyo and other areas across Japan, grounding nearly 300 flights and suspending some train services as the weather agency issues a severe storm warning for the capital. Duration: 00:46 Feb 8, 2014
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Descendant of Gordon of Khartoum returns to Sudan

Descendant of General Charles Gordon, Englishman Robert Gordon visited Khartoum on Friday where his ancestor was killed 129 years earlier by the forces of an Islamic reformer known as "the Mahdi". Duration: 00:26 Feb 8, 2014