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SC says fatwas cannot be forced on people, Muslim politicos welcome move

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): After Supreme Court ordered that fatwas issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced on people and that state has to protect persons harassed for the same, muslim politicos welcomed the move. Former Samajwadi Party leader Shahid Siddiqui said that fatwa is an opinion and there is no obligation to it. Meanwhile, Kamal Farooqui said that those Muslims who are ready to go by the fatwas are not wrong, but on the same place welcomed the apex court's decision. Feb 26, 2014
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Land grabbing case filed against Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Jaipur, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Minister if state for defence Jitendra Singh has been accused of illegally getting a public land transferred in his name at a village in Alwar district. ACB DG Manoj Bhatt said that the complaint was from an RTI activist and that a few misinterpretation of facts resulted in court's judgement in favor of Singh previously. Bhatt said that future course of action will depend on the report of investigation. Feb 26, 2014
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Khurshid calls Narendra Modi 'impotent', Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Continuing the war of words between Congress and BJP, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid called Narendra Modi 'impotent' thereby inviting criticism form other political leaders. Former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui condemned the statement and said that such words should not be used by a politician. Meanwhile, condemning the same, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that this is Congress' desperation and frustration of losing in the upcoming general elections. Feb 26, 2014
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Govt to take ordinance route to pass bills backed by Rahul, BJP condemns

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): As the central government is all set to pass a few pending bills through ordinance backed by Rahul Gandhi, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi condemned the move asking why Gandhi is reminded of such bills like anti-corruption bill when the elections are approaching. Naqvi said that in the last 10 years of their rule, congress was busy in corruption. Feb 26, 2014
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Rajnath singh will seek forgiveness from Muslims, Political leaders react

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): As BJP Chief Rajnath Singh is ready to apologize for any mistakes form the Muslim community, political leaders draw different reactions. Former Samajwadi Party leader Shahid Siddiqui welcomed it and asked the muslim community to move forward of that one incident. Another leader Kamal Farooqui also welcomed it but said that it is confusing as to whom to believe, Rajnath Singh or Narendra Modi. Meanwhile, Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that if RSS Chief and Modi is not apologizing, then Rajnath Singh's apology is of no value. Feb 26, 2014
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Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat booked for molestation, Politicos react

New Delhi/ Dehradun, Feb 26 (ANI): Delhi Police has booked senior leader of Congress unit in Uttarakhand, Harak Singh Rawat for allegedly molesting a 30-year-old woman in Delhi last year. The woman had on Monday submitted a written complaint at the Safdarjung Enclave Police Station in Delhi, alleging that Rawat had molested her at his residence in September last year. Speaking on the same, Congress Spokesperson Shobha Oza said that an investigation should take place. Meanwhile, leader of BJP unit in Uttarakhand, Ajay Bhatt said that Rawat must resign until he is proved innocent. Feb 26, 2014
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Kashmir: Army kills 7 militants, recovers arms and ammunition

Kupwara, Feb 26 (ANI): Indian Army recovered large quantities of arms and ammunition from seven militants who were killed during an encounter between the Indian Army and militants in forest area of Kashmir. Security has been beefed up as more militants are believed to be hiding in the forest area. Major General, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Kilo Force, SK Saini said that seven AK series weapons were recovered. On specific information, 18 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation in Dardpora forests of Lolab, Saini added. Saini added that the documents recovered from the dead militants indicated that they belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Feb 26, 2014
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TNA supporters protest against SC's stay on release of Rajiv Gandhi assassins

Chennai, Feb 26 (ANI): The supporters of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took to streets in Chennai against Supreme Court's stay on release of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case. Police in Chennai detained few of the protesters, who were shouting anti-Congress slogans, to bring the situation under control. Members of the regional Tamil National Alliance (TNA) supported Jayalalithaa's decision of releasing the three convicts after the apex court commuted their death sentence to a life term. The government also filed a petition at the Supreme Court arguing that Jayalalithaa's government did not have the power to free the ethnic Tamil convicts. Feb 26, 2014
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Bombay HC questions on repeated paroles for Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): The Bombay high court questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. Lawyer Nikhil Chaudhary, who filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against parole granted to Dutt, clarified that the petition was not against the actor but he was addressing larger issues of equality. The court has also sought all papers based on which the paroles have been granted. The court also criticised the state government of Maharashtra for discriminating between Bollywood actor and other convicts. Dutt was sentenced to five years jail by the Supreme Court in 2013 for possession of illegal weapons in a case linked to the 1993 Mumbai bombings. Feb 26, 2014
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Paramilitary forces kill Maoist in 'red corridor' region

Gumla/ Visakhapatnam, Feb 26 (ANI): In a joint operation paramilitary forces and police killed a Maoist in "red rebel hotbed" of Gumla district in Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off by sources, police launched a joint operation with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and killed one Maoist in a fierce gunbattle. The area lies on the red corridor that is worst affected by Maoist violence. Meanwhile, in an another incident in port city of Vishakhapatnam, Maoists attacked a village and killed a headman of the area. Feb 26, 2014
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Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill amid criticism

A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 "top" homosexuals, a day after President Yoweri Museveni signed one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws. Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg condemns the law's signature. Duration: 00:58 Feb 26, 2014
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Sensory sportswear on display at World Mobile Congress

At the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, the world's biggest showcase of high-tech gadgetry, a French team has fitted the latest in heat and heart-rate sensors into the fabric of sports clothing to enhance performance. Duration: 00:42 Feb 26, 2014
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UN officials give update on dire situation in Syria

Senior United Nations officials gave updates on the humanitarian and refugee situation in Syria on Tuesday, warning that the conflict-torn country risks "losing a generation of its children." Duration: 01:15 Feb 26, 2014
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Twenty years on, Hebron massacre haunts survivors

Twenty years on, the massacre of 29 Muslims by a Jewish extremist as they prayed in a West Bank mosque still haunts Mohammed Abu al-Halawa, a survivor who was left a paraplegic. Duration: 01:06 Feb 25, 2014