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India eyes extremist groups as threat to Afghanistan's 2014 polls

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): India said that extremist groups trying to deter domestic stability and internal security of Afghanistan are a key threat to the war-torn country's 2014 presidential polls scheduled for April, as the US plans a total pull-out of combat forces by this year end in absence of bilateral security agreement. India's foreign secretary, Sujatha Singh, expressed such views at the meeting of special officers from neighbouring countries of Afghanistan and other international agencies to discuss on 'Istanbul process' in New Delhi. Appreciating the efforts of Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, towards conducting the polls, Singh said the extremist groups could pose a threat to the elections. Singh also said that any initiative taken towards the Afghanistan's stability should not have inadequate preparations. Jan 18, 2014
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India and Pakistan hold flag meet over ceasefire violations

Poonch / New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): India and Pakistan conducted a brigadier-level flag meeting near the border in Jammu and Kashmir, following a large number of ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) last year. The meet continued for an hour-and-a-half at Chakan-Da-Bagh on LoC, a military line that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbours, in Poonch district of the region. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, met Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, to reduce the tension along the border. Jan 18, 2014
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Raising issues of public not immoral and illegal, says Vinod Binny

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Vinod Binny on Saturday said that he will be sending a reply to the show cause notice issued to him by the party, and added that raising the issues of the people is not immoral and illegal. Binny reiterated that he joined the AAP because of the issues the party had raised, and not in awe of some people. Jan 18, 2014
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Narendra Modi pitches for 'e-governance' in India

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): BJP's Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi pitched for digital and internet-based governance in the country, while addressing business leaders ahead of national polls. Addressing the gathering at a business award ceremony in New Delhi, Modi said that the development of science and technology in the world's second largest democracy requires specific innovations according to the country's own needs. Modi said that in the present era, e-Governance that includes use of electronic gadgets, technology and the internet, is viewed as the best form of administration across the globe. Jan 18, 2014
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Shashi Tharoor stable, to be discharged soon: AIIMS

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Doctor at AIIMS, Dr Neerja Bhatla on Saturday said that Shashi Tharoor is stable and will be discharged soon. Tharoor was admitted in AIIMS after complaining of severe chest pain following his wife, Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor's death in Delhi's five-star hotel. The doctor also said that the Pushkar's post-mortem will be held as per the protocol. Jan 18, 2014
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Indian success story not over, nation waiting for BJP to come to power: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): While addressing at the BJP national council meet, party President Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that Indian success story is not over and that the nation is waiting for the BJP to come to power. He further targeted Congress and said that Congress don't want a stable government but a weak government. He said that once the BJP comes to power, the nation's current account deficit will turn into surplus as was during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government. Jan 18, 2014
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Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar found dead in New Delhi's Leela Hotel

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi on Friday. Shashi Tharoor's personal secretary, Abhinab Kumar, said that Sunanda's body was found in Leela Hotel and the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. The couple, who got married in 2010, had checked into the five-star hotel due to construction work in their house. Both of them have been married twice before. Jan 18, 2014
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Sochi goes into lockdown as Olympic Games approach

Unprecedented security measures have been put in place ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi. Fear of attack has been amplified by the recent double bombing in Volgograd that killed 34 people. Duration 01:13 Jan 18, 2014
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Syria offers to swap prisoners with rebels

Syria said on Friday it was ready to swap prisoners with the rebels and would take swift steps that could lead to the first such mass exchange in nearly three years of fighting. Duration: 00:53 Jan 18, 2014
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Subsidized LPG cylinders should be raised from 9 to 12: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): During his speech at the AICC meet on Friday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi made the biggest demand to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He asked Prime Minister to increase the cap on annual sales of subsidized cooking gas cylinders to 12 from 9 per household. Jan 17, 2014
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Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents warned to "leave and live". Duration: 00:49 Jan 17, 2014
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Smuggler guides Syrians across perilous border

Thousands of Syrians have fled over the border with Turkey in recent days after clashes between rival rebel groups. Ibrahim, an Al-Nusra rebel smuggler, helps refugees cross over illegally. Duration: 02:30 Jan 17, 2014