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Kolhapur toll booths vandalized, Shiv Sena calls for bandh

Kolhapur, Jan 12 (ANI): Nine toll booths in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra were ransacked on Sunday by a group of activists after a dispute over collection of toll tariff. The roads and nearby highways have also been severely vandalized, following which the protesters were detained, police confirmed. About dozen members of anti-toll action committee had launched a hunger strike six days ago, saying that they would not call it off unless the toll collection stopped. Maharashtra Minister of State for Home affairs Satej Patil and Labour Minister Hasan Mushrif had reportedly met the activists on Saturday and assured them that Government would ask the company to stop the toll collection. Jan 12, 2014
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US-based NRI doctor successfully performs surgery in Jaipur with help of Google Glass

Jaipur, Jan 12 (ANI): Orthopedic surgeon Selen G Parekh used the medium of Google Glass, the tech giant's wearable computer, to perform a successful foot and ankle surgery. A team of doctors under supervision of US based Indian doctor Parekh conducted the foot and ankle surgery wearing Google glass, which was broadcasted live on Google website via internet. Jan 12, 2014
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Muzaffarnagar deaths not because of govt mismanagement, media twisted comment: Narad Rai

Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): After UP Sports Minister Narad Rai's 'people die in palaces too' remark over Muzaffarnagar death brought controversy from politicos, Rai said that the statement meant that no deaths were because of mismanagement by the government. He also said that media twisted his statement. He further said that SP government in UP expressed grief on the deaths and will grieve on deaths of any person whether they are living in palaces or camps. Jan 12, 2014
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Shinde's advice on minority youth unconstitutional, no right to withdraw cases: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Hitting out at Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's advise for releasing 'minority youths' who are detained wrongfully, BJP Spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that Shinde's advice is unconstitutional and he has no right to withdraw cases. Sitharaman said that all are equal before law and that withdrawing cases against particular community is not right and against the Constitution of India. Jan 12, 2014
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Narendra Modi not man-eater, but Congress-eater: Ramdev

Patna, Jan 12 (ANI): Reacting on Union steel minister Beni Prasad Verma's 'man-eater' remark for Narendra Modi, Ramdev said that Modi is not 'man-eater' but 'Congress-eater' and that is why Congress is scared of him. He said that Modi is able to give stable government and solve major issues facing the nation today. Jan 12, 2014
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Omar Abdullah praises Aam Aadmi Party

Samba, Jan 12 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, praised Aam Aadmi Party for its anti-corruption agenda. Abdullah said that AAP was agent of change that had swept a wave of anti-graft movement across the country. He also urged people to invoke anti-corruption laws in the state. Jan 12, 2014
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Rahul focuses on youngsters, takes feedback to empower Congress

Bangalore, Jan 12 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi conducted a face-to-face interaction with youngsters in India's IT hub Bangalore, seeking feedback for his party's manifesto, as battle 2014 election heats up. Gandhi interacted with young students and entrepreneurs at the Palace Grounds in the heart of the city. Gandhi addressed around 100 students and Congress legislators to ensure that the youth were willing to participate in the election process itself as volunteers if not as contestants. Jan 12, 2014
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Rescue operations underway to douse fire at New Delhi's Sadar Bazar

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Rescue operations are still underway to tame a massive fire that broke out on Saturday night at New Delhi's Sadar Bazar, a buzzing business hub for small as well as big traders across the country, gutting property and goods worth millions. Nearly 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot after the fire in Delhi's Sadar Bazar's Matkewali Gali broke out. Jan 12, 2014
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Beni Prasad Verma faces flak for 'man-eater' remark

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Political leaders slammed on Sunday slammed Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma for his India needs a prime minister and not a "man-eater" remark. Verma said this referring to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, without naming him. Verma had earlier compared Modi to German dictator Adolf Hitler, when making a reference to the 2002 Godhra riots. Jan 12, 2014
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Muzaffarnagar deaths: "People die in palaces too", says UP minister, draws flak

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): Speaking on Muzaffarnagar riot victims death, Uttar Pradesh's Sports Minister, Narad Rai on Saturday had said that death cannot be avoided and they occur everywhere, even in palaces. This statement drew criticism from former SP leader, Kamal Farooqui and UPCC Chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi who slammed Rai saying that instead of showing sympathy, they are making inhuman comments. Further speaking, Joshi also said that Rai should resign from the post. Thirty-four children have reportedly died at relief camps in Muzaffarnagar in just over two months. Jan 12, 2014
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AAP leader Kumar Vishwas to address rally in Amethi

Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas will address a "Janviswas Rally" in Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary constituency of Amethi on Sunday. Even though the AAP will release its first list of candidates for the 2014 general elections after January 15, party sources said that Vishwas is most likely to contest from Amethi. Jan 12, 2014
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Narad Rai faces flak for 'people die in palaces too' remark

New Delhi/ Patna, Jan 12 (ANI): Speaking on Muzaffarnagar riot victims death, Uttar Pradesh's Sports Minister, Narad Rai on Saturday had said that death cannot be avoided and they occur everywhere, even in palaces. This statement drew criticism from Congress spokesperson, Meem Afzal and Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary, Tariq Anwar who slammed Rai saying that it is very sad that responsible people are making comments like this. They further said that this shows how insensitive they are towards the suffering of the people. Thirty-four children have reportedly died at relief camps in Muzaffarnagar in just over two months. Jan 12, 2014
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Weary Syrians flee new front in war without end

Gunshots ring out as two rebel groups clash in a small town in northern Syria, with the latest fighting sending hundreds of refugees fleeing just across the border to Turkey. Duration: 00:41 Jan 12, 2014
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Ex-Israel PM Ariel Sharon dies at age 85

Ex-Israeli premier Ariel Sharon has died, according to local media. Sharon had been in a coma since 2006 after suffering a massive stroke. Duration: 00:44 Jan 12, 2014