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Syrian artist paints 'human drama' of tragic war

Syrian painter and dissident Youssef Abdelke's renowned works, on display in a Beirut gallery, are a stark testament of the terrible suffering of his war-torn country. Duration: 01:09 Feb 9, 2014
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N Ramachandran elected unopposed as IOA President

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): BCCI Chief N Srinivasan's brother N Ramachandran was elected unopposed as the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The polls may finally pave the way for India's return to the Olympic fold since it was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December. Ramachandran hoped that the Indian athletes don't face any problem in future as they will be allowed to carry Indian flags soon. He also said that as an association, he will try to ensure that athletes get enough funds and training so that they can perform better. Feb 9, 2014
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Congress based on divisive politics, Rangnath commission brought to loot people: Modi Part - 1

Kochi, Feb 09 (ANI): While addressing a public rally in Kochi, BJP’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi said that Congress party is based on vote bank and divisive politics and that Rangnath commission is brought in the state not for people but to loot people and take away their rights. Modi said that Dr BR Ambedkar gave the rights to the people and nobody else than him can take away their rights. Modi also said that he is from a downtrodden family and will work for their welfare once he comes to power. Feb 9, 2014
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Congress based on divisive politics, Rangnath commission brought to loot people: Modi Part - 2

Kochi, Feb 09 (ANI): While addressing a public rally in Kochi, BJP’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi said that Congress party is based on vote bank and divisive politics and that Rangnath commission is brought in the state not for people but to loot people and take away their rights. Modi said that Dr BR Ambedkar gave the rights to the people and nobody else than him can take away their rights. Modi also said that he is from a downtrodden family and will work for their welfare once he comes to power. Feb 9, 2014
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Anna Hazare clarifies on letter to Mamata Banerjee, says he is misquoted

Kolkata/ New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare who earlier backed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a prime ministerial candidate, clarified that he had not just written a letter to Trinamool Congress but to other parties as well. Earlier, Hazare had said that he is not averse to supporting Banerjee as a prime ministerial candidate if she would follow his 17-point economic agenda. However, on Sunday Hazare said that he has been misquoted. However, TMC is excited about the possibility of Hazare's support and said the 'exchange of letters' between the two sides make it evident that Hazare would be backing them. Feb 9, 2014
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President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates national Agricultural exhibition

Nagpur, Feb 09 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday inaugurated the national Agricultural exhibition 'Krishi Vasant', organized by Ministry of Agriculture and the Government of Maharashtra at Central Institute of Cotton Research in Nagpur. Mukherjee said that such exhibitions promote the agricultural sector. Mukherjee is on two day visit in Maharashtra and will have stopovers in Mumbai, Nagpur and Gondia for a few occasions. He was the Chief Guest at the agricultural exhibition and was accompanied by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. Feb 9, 2014
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'Gravity' takes off thanks to London CGI wizardry

The film "Gravity", starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is one of the favourites for this year's Oscars, not least for its special effects. But it was in a London basement, not Hollywood, that the visual magic was made. Duration: 03:01 Feb 9, 2014
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Britain's royals urge end to illegal wildlife trade

Britain's Prince Charles and Prince William made a father-and-son appeal on Sunday for an end to the illegal wildlife trade, ahead of a major international conference in London. Duration: 01:11 Feb 9, 2014
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RSS does not need certification from Shakeel Ahmad to prove itself: Meenakshi Lekhi

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Commenting on Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad's tweet about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Sunday said that the RSS did not need certification from Ahmed to prove itself. Ahmad had earlier tweeted that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi represented the ideology RSS which had killed Mahatma Gandhi. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi too had made the same statement while addressing a rally in Gujarat on Saturday. Feb 9, 2014
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AAP PAC meeting ends

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday stated that it will stay adamant on the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill. Party leader Sanjay Singh said that there were many bill passed during Sheila Dikshit's government without any permission. Feb 9, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi targets Odisha govt, says BJD stole money sent by Centre

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday targeted the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government while addressing a rally in Odisha. Gandhi said that Odisha is rich in natural resources but the people of this state are not getting its benefit as the BJD along with the mafias are looting all the money. Rahul Gandhi started his two-day visit to the state on Sunday and is expected to hold several rallies. Feb 9, 2014
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IOA polls expected to bring India back in Olympics fold

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): As the IOA (Indian Olympic Association) polls is all set to take place on Sunday with Ramachandram to be elected as the chief of the World Squash Federation, the acting president of the IOA, VK Malhotra said that India’s flag is expected to return to the and Olympic fold and will be hoisted at the event. India’s IOA is to return to its parent body IOC after ending the 14-month suspension. Feb 9, 2014
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Solicitor general wrong, giving pre-mature advice on Delhi Jan lokpal bill: Lawyer

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Supporting eminent lawyer Soli Sorabjee on his stand that there was no need to take prior consent of the Centre before introduction of Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly, lawyer Surat Singh said that the solicitor general is wrong and is giving pre-mature advice on the matter. He said that the Delhi government has power to pass the bill in the state assembly. He said that the whole debate is wrong and Arvind Kejriwal is right in passing the bill. Feb 9, 2014