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Akhilesh Yadav defends and justifies Saifai Mahotsav

Lucknow, Jan 10 (ANI): After the Samajwadi Party’s splurge on Saifai Mahotsav drew much criticism, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday defended himself and his party saying that whatever was possible for the state government, it has already done it for the Muzaffarnagar riot victims. Yadav added that it was sad that artists who don't know about Muzaffarnagar were asked about it. Jan 10, 2014
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BJP hits out at Shinde s remark on arrest of youth from minorities

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reacted strongly to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's comment that he has asked all state Chief Ministers to be careful while arresting youth from the minority communities. Talking to mediapersons, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar accused Shinde of pursuing a divisive agenda. He also said that criminals should not be identified on the basis of religion. Jan 10, 2014
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Shinde tells CMs to be careful while arresting youth from minorities

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday said that he has asked all state Chief Ministers to be careful while arresting youth from the minority communities. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he also clarified that by minorities, he didn't mean any specific religion, and his statement applied to youths of all minority communities. Jan 10, 2014
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Delhi HC rejects stay on LG order on nursery admissions norms

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): In a setback to private schools in Delhi, the High Court on Friday rejected a plea seeking stay on fresh nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. The petition was filed by Delhi School Association after Jung made some changes in nursery admission process and decided to put an end to the management quota following protests by parents. The petitioners argued that the order compromised the autonomy of private unaided schools in Delhi. The petitioners had questioned the power by which Jung issued guidelines for nursery admissions in Delhi. Jan 10, 2014
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Narendra Modi tried and tested alternative, have ideas and experience

Chennai, Jan 10 (ANI): After endorsing Narendra Modi openly, Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Friday said that Modi is a tried and tested alternative against Congress and that he have ideas and experience. Bedi said that when Modi speaks it seems like others need schooling. Talking about the controversy it brought, she said that she is not a part of any political party and that her view is of an independent voter and for the nation. Jan 10, 2014
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Shakeel Ahmad compares AAP with Bihar s RJD govt

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Congress Spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad on Friday compared AAP with RJD government in Bihar headed by Lalu Prasad Yadav. He said that the activities performed by AAP leaders and Arvind Kejriwal is similar to what Yadav used to do during his initial times in Bihar. Jan 10, 2014
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Northern India reels under bone chilling cold

New Delhi/ Shimla, Jan 10 (ANI): Severe cold wave conditions continued to sweep northern India on Friday paralysing normal life. In New Delhi, people were seen sitting around bonfires and drinking tea to brave the cold weather. The northern Himachal Pradesh is also in the grip of cold wave as snowfall in the upper regions forced people to stay indoors. In higher altitudes, the temperature has even dropped to the sub-zero level, with some states witnessing lowest minimum temperatures. People are finding it difficult to cope up with inclement weather conditions. Jan 10, 2014
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Bitter cold continues as fresh snowfall blankets Kashmir

Poonch, Jan 10 (ANI): Residents continued to reel under intense cold weather condition as Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Thursday. As the snow blanketed the region, plowing machines were deployed to clear the snow from the roads. This is the third time, within a week, that snowfall has paralysed normal life in the region, leading to prolonged power cuts and blocking arterial highway. Frequent blocking of the National-Highway, which is the arterial road link that connects Kashmir with rest of the country, due to non-stop snowfall makes life tough as essential supplies do not reach the valley on time. Jan 10, 2014
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AAP launches 'Mein Bhi Aam Aadmi' campaign Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Keeping an eye on 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday began its nationwide membership drive 'Mai Bhi Aam Aadmi' without any joining fees. Speaking to reporters during the launch, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that any Indian citizen can become a member of the AAP but only those who are given important responsibilities and positions in the party will undergo an intense scrutiny. The membership campaign will continue till January 26. AAP leader Gopal Rai will lead the membership campaign. Jan 10, 2014
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AAP launches 'Mein Bhi Aam Aadmi' campaign Part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Keeping an eye on 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday began its nationwide membership drive 'Mai Bhi Aam Aadmi' without any joining fees. Speaking to reporters during the launch, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that any Indian citizen can become a member of the AAP but only those who are given important responsibilities and positions in the party will undergo an intense scrutiny. The membership campaign will continue till January 26. AAP leader Gopal Rai will lead the membership campaign. Jan 10, 2014
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Adding hues to sky, kites fly high at International Kite Festival in Gujarat

Rajkot, Jan 10 (ANI): Dozens of tourists join hundreds of Kite-flying enthusiasts from all cities of Gujarat and other parts of India and abroad during the ongoing international kite flying festival in Rajkot city of Gujarat. Over 130 kite masters from 27 countries and various states of India are participating in the festival. The festival is being organized in capital city, New Delhi, showbiz capital, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Saputara, Mandvi and Dhordo Rann of Kutch districts in Gujarat. Foreign nationals from different countries brought their kites and participated in the mega event. Jan 10, 2014
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Congress out of race, BJP will fill space with 272 seats: Ananth Kumar

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): BJP leader Ananth Kumar on Friday said that Congress is not considered by the party as a competition and that it is out of the race and that BJP will fill the space with 272+ seats in upcoming polls. Kumar said that the party will start its ‘Modi for PM’ campaign from January 12 and BJP will come to power with majority. Jan 10, 2014
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Devyani on her way to India, father thanks people for support

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): As Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been granted full diplomatic immunity and is returning back to India, her father Uttam Khobragade, a retired IAS officer thanked all political parties, the media and the people of India for their month-long support to Devyani and his family. Only the Indian judicial system can adjudicate cases such as Devyani's, he said. Jan 10, 2014