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Tamchon Football Tournament attracts many spectators in New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): The 7th annual Tamchon Football tournament, a 15-day carnival of football and cultural extravaganza, concluded on 30th November at the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi. A total of 16 teams comprising of players from different northeastern states participated in the tournament to promote peace, friendship and unity among the youth of the country. The final match between Kangla Sanaroi Lup of Meitei and HMar FC attracted a large crowd. Dec 12, 2013
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BJP fully committed, pass Lokpal Bill by Monday: Jaitley to Govt

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused the UPA government for not being sincere in getting the Lokpal bill passed in parliament. Underlining that his party is fully committed to the passage of the bill, Jaitley said the BJP is ready to pass it without debate if it is presented as it was after the select committee's changes. Dec 12, 2013
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Maldives Defence Minister in India to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Minister of Defence and National Security of the Republic of Maldives, Mohamed Nazim, arrived in India with an aim to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation between the two nations. Defence Minister of Maldives arrived in India on December 11 and is scheduled to be here till December 15. On Thursday, Nazim paid a visit to India Gate and offered tribute to the deceased soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti. Nazim was also accorded the Guard of Honour and met Defence Minister of India, AK Antony. When asked about the bilateral defence cooperation between India and Maldives, Antony seemed satisfied. Commenting on the same, the Maldivian counterpart said he has come to India with the purpose of strengthening bilateral ties. Dec 12, 2013
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Naxals spread terror in Kusma Vrindabani village

Jharkhand, Dec 12 (ANI): The people of Kusma Vrindavani village in Jharkhand live in fear. On December 7, dozens of Naxals entered the village and threatened some prominent people, including the village head, Guddam Baski. They also misbehaved with the women and ordered them to remain inside their houses. The villagers are scared of being attacked by the Maoists and have taken shelter in the local police station. They have also requested for a police picket for the protection. The naxals call themselves the protectors of the rights of the poor, but they have become a threat for villagers in Jharkhand and in other states. Dec 12, 2013
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Muzaffarnagar riots: SC shows concern over children's death in relief camps

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Supreme Court expressed serious concern over media reports pointing to death of about 50-60 children in relief camps set up for Muzaffarnagar riots victims and asked the UP government to answer on the cause of the riots by 21st January. The lawyer informed that the state government has not taken any action even after the court's direction given earlier. Dec 12, 2013
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Merely calling regular coffee "eco-friendly" can make it taste better

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people find "eco-friendly" labeled cup of coffee better than a regular cup when both cups were brewed from the same batch of coffee beans. It was found that coffee drinkers are convinced "eco friendly" coffee tastes better and are willing to pay a premium for labeled products. The research from the University of Gavle and the University of Chicago suggested that an increasingly large number of products are marked with morally loaded labels such as 'fair-trade' and 'organically produced' - labels associated with social or environmental responsibility that speak to our conscience. Dec 12, 2013
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Happy that leaders concerned about SC's wrong decision on gay rights: Anand Grover

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): After union leaders like Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram expressed concern over re-criminalizing gay sex and upholding the constitutional validity of Section 377 of IPC by the Supreme Court, Senior Advocate Anand Grover expressed happiness about the same. He said that SC's duty is to look after the rights of people, but in this case, the SC has curbed people's rights. Grover said that the central government should pressurize to review the apex court's verdict. Dec 12, 2013
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Homosexuality unethical and against Indian culture: SP

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): After political leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram came against the SC's order on Section 377, Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav said that he supports the apex court's ruling. He said that homosexuality is totally unethical, immoral and against Indian culture. Dec 12, 2013
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Sweden struggles with surge in Syrian refugees

Since January 2013, more than 14,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Sweden. A generous new policy has since September granted residency to all Syrian asylum seekers and the number of new arrivals has soared. Duration: 01:57 Dec 12, 2013
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Protesters call for execution of Abdul Quader Mollah in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 12 (ANI): Protesters gathered in Dhaka demanding execution of Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah. Lawyers met at the Supreme Court's appeals division and are likely to resume arguments on Thursday. The stay on execution remains until the appeal against the death penalty is resolved. Mollah, found guilty of war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was due to be hanged at Dhaka Central Jail just after midnight on Wednesday, but his lawyers earned a last-minute reprieve. Mollah is assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, which is barred from contesting elections but plays a key role in the opposition movement led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). Protesters gathered in the capital and clamoured for Mollah's speedy execution. Dec 12, 2013
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Jan Lokpal bill should be passed as it is: Kumar Vishwas

Ralegan Siddhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Aam Admi Party leader, Kumar Vishwas on Thursday visited Ralegan Siddhi where Anna Hazare is on an indefinite hunger strike to demand the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill be passed in the ongoing winter session of Parliament. Vishwas said that the Jan Lokpal bill should not become a Jokepal bill and should be passed by the government as it is and not a line should be changed. Dec 12, 2013
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Akhilesh govt committed severe lapses in state administration: BSP on HC's rule on terror cases

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Thursday ruled that the state cannot withdraw cases against terror accused without the central government's approval. Reacting on the same, BSP leader, Sudhindra Bhadoria on Thursday slammed SP government and said that it has shown no respect for law and judiciary and the ruling shows that the Akhilesh government has committed severe lapses in the state administration. Dec 12, 2013
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SEA Games opens in Myanmar with lavish ceremony

Myanmar stages a lavish spectacle of lights, dance and pyrotechnics at the opening ceremony for the Southeast Asian Games, as the impoverished and formerly reclusive state displays a dazzling face to the world. Duration: 00:58 Dec 12, 2013
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SP will never punish anyone innocent: Azam Khan on HC's rule on terror case

Lucknow, Dec 12 (ANI): After the Allahabad High Court rapped SP government in UP saying that it cannot withdraw terror cases without the consent of the Centre, party leader Azam Khan said that the party will never punish anyone who is innocent irrespective of his caste or religion. The High Court order came after the state government withdrew terror cases against 19 Muslims who were accused in terror cases. Khan also said that Congress led central government can pass food security bill but are not in favour of bill meant for saving innocent lives. Dec 12, 2013