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Second phase of global Islamic congregation concludes in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb 3 (ANI): Thousands of Muslims sought peace, forgiveness and blessings for mankind as the second phase of this year's Bishwa Ijtema (world congregation) concluded in Bangladesh, following the final prayer on the bank of the River Turag. Indian religious scholar Maulana Zubairul Hasan led the 20-minute prayer session at the Ijtema, which saw a huge participation of Muslims across the globe, on the bank of river Turag in Tongi near Dhaka. Feb 3, 2014
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Ruins of old civilization come alive at Pakistan cultural festival

Mohenjo Daro, Feb 3 (ANI): The ruins of the Indus Valley civilization came alive when modern trends and history were fused at the inaugural ceremony of the Sindh Festival at Mohenjo-daro in southern Pakistan. The two-week festival aims at commemorating the cultural heritage of Sindh province and to spread a message of peace in the violence-plagued country. Feb 3, 2014
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Kiran Kumar Reddy accuses Congress of hastening Telangana bill for electoral gains

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 3 (ANI): With the general elections coming up, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy lashed at the Congress for hurrying the decision to create a separate Telangana state. Reddy held a news conference in Hyderabad and said that the future of the state should be decided by the Telugu people and not the government in Delhi. Feb 3, 2014
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Siddharth Nath Singh on massive hunt for Azam Khan's stolen buffaloes

Kolkata, Feb 03 (ANI): Seven stolen buffaloes belonging to powerful Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, which had scores of policemen on their toes over the weekend, have been found. But three cops have been shunted out for negligence of duty. Reacting over this BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday slammed the Samajwadi Party and said that arrests are made when Azam Khan's buffaloes are stolen, action is taken, but when riots happen in UP no action is taken. Feb 3, 2014
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Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46 from apparent drug overdose

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Academy award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from an apparent drug overdose. The 46-year-old actor's body was reportedly discovered on Feb 02 by his personal assistant in the bathroom of his New York apartment with a needle in his arm after injecting heroin. Hoffman's family have issued a statement saying that they are devastated by the loss of the ' Capote' star and appreciate the outpouring of love and support they have received. They added that this is a tragic and sudden loss and they requested people to give them some privacy to grieve. Sources have revealed that the New York police department has opened a "DOA" ("Dead on arrival") investigation and is investigating a possible drug overdose. Feb 3, 2014
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Sonia, PM tainted in Agusta Chopper scam, politicos slams Congress

Kolkata/ New Delhi/ Pune, Feb 02 (ANI): After the Agusta Chopper scam brought in fore the names of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and other party leaders involved in the same, politicos slammed the party. CPI (M) leader Gurudas Dasgupta said that the scam reminds of the Bofors scam but involved more money. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the scams and corruption is in the culture of the Congress. Meanwhile, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that the probe should be done but the party will try to hide evidences as they did in other scam probes. Feb 2, 2014
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Iran says making progress on nuclear issue

US Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart Sunday that both sides needed to negotiate in good faith to resolve Western fears and doubts over Iran's contested nuclear programme. Duration: 00:51 Feb 2, 2014
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Post-ceasefire fighting leaves Mathiang littered with bodies

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers survey the area around their base in Mathiang near Bor, where fighting since the ceasefire has left the area littered with bodies, which the SPLA claim are rebel fighters. Duration: 01:21 Feb 2, 2014
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Youth slaps Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Panipat, Feb 02 (ANI): A youth slapped Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was riding an open jeep during a Congress road show, in full public view in Panipat on Sunday evening and was taken into custody immediately. The chief minister had gone to Panipat, to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of various projects. As Hooda's Maruti Gypsy was making its way through the crowded places, a youth identified as Kamal Mukhija broke the security ring and slapped the chief minister. Feb 2, 2014
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Binny, Shoaib Iqbal give 48 hours ultimatum to AAP

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): Creating another trouble for Aam Aadmi Party, JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal and former AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday gave 48 hour ultimatum to the party to fulfill their demands. Iqbal said that if party fails to fulfill them, then JD (U) will pull out support from AAP. Further, Binny said that Delhi government doesn't seem like in a mood to run the government. Feb 2, 2014
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Academy award-winning star Maximilian Schell dies at 83

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Maximilian Schell, who had won an Oscar for his role in ' Judgment at Nuremberg' in 1961, has passed away "following a sudden and serious illness". He was 83. The Austrian-born actor's agent said that he died overnight at a hospital in Innsbruck. Schell, who was a fugitive from Adolf Hitler, had received two Academy Award nominations for 'The Man in the Glass Booth' and 'Julia'. He had also won a Golden Globe for 'The Pedestrian'. Feb 2, 2014
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PM participates in bicentenary celebrations of first Indian museum

Kolkata, Feb 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday participated in bicentenary celebrations of the first museum in the country. West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and others were present during the event. India’s first museum was established by British rulers in Kolkata in 1814 to showcase arts, artefacts and culture. Feb 2, 2014