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'The Bastard Child' is a film on East Pakistan's struggle for freedom: Director

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Bangladesh Liberation War or East Pakistan’s struggle for freedom broke out in 1971, when the Pakistani Army launched a military operation called Operation Searchlight against the Bengali civilians. Mrityunjay Devvrat, writer and director of the film 'The Bastard Child' was pulled into the subject because of the intense stories it brought from the past and the secrecy maintained on the subject till the present time. The film features Farooq Sheikh, Pavan Malhotra, Raima Sen and Victor Banerjee. Talking about his experience and difficulties while directing the film with reputed actors of Bollywood, Devvrat said that sharing the vision and discussions on the topic really helped. Dec 22, 2013
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Rahul Gandhi meets Muzaffarnagar riot victims at relief camps

Shamli, Dec 22 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday met Muzaffarnagar riot victims at relief camps set up by the government and urged them to go back to their homes, saying those engineering communal riots want them to remain in the camps as such a situation "benefits" them. His visit began early Sunday morning from Muslim-dominated Malakpur in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh where he held interactions with community members. Dec 22, 2013
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North India reels under severe cold wave

New Delhi/Srinagar/Shimla/Amritsar/Ludhiana, Dec 22 (ANI): An intense cold wave continues to grip north India with several regions facing extremely low temperatures. Dense fog engulfed the plains of Northern region, affecting air and rail traffic while the plains of the Kashmir valley are experiencing seasons' first snowfall. Dec 22, 2013
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PM judged by his economic reforms not length of tenure, tweets Jaitley; Cong reacts

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): A day after calling him 'helpless', Senior BJP Leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday tweeted that a PM is judged not by the length of his tenure but by the economic measures he advocated for the country. Reacting to the same, Congress Leader, Harish Rawat came out in support of Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. Dec 22, 2013
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Will pass Lokpal and send BJP, Congress to jail if we form govt: Kejriwal during AAP's public meetin

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The AAP on Sunday held public meetings at about 80 places in Delhi. The party is seeking people's opinion on whether it should form the government in Delhi or not. Making his party's agenda clear that they want to eradicate corruption, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal stated that if AAP forms government in Delhi, it will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill and will send BJP and Congress to jail. Dec 22, 2013
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Will pass Lokpal and send BJP, Congress to jail if we form govt: Kejriwal during AAP's public meetin

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The AAP on Sunday held public meetings at about 80 places in Delhi. The party is seeking people's opinion on whether it should form the government in Delhi or not. Making his party's agenda clear that they want to eradicate corruption, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal stated that if AAP forms government in Delhi, it will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill and will send BJP and Congress to jail. Dec 22, 2013
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Jayanthi Natarajan's resignation depicts her failure, Cong in tatters: CPI

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Even as Jayanthi Natarajan resigned as union environment minister reportedly part of a planned shake-up of the Congress and government by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the run-up to general elections next year, CPI Leader, Atul Anjan on Sunday said that Natarajan's resignation depicted her failure and Congress's tattered state. Dec 22, 2013
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Heartening to know Pak liberals renaming squire on Bhagat Singh: Tewari

Chandigarh, Dec 22 (ANI): I and B Minister, Manish Tewari on Sunday said that it was heartening to know of liberals in Lahore trying to rename a squire for Shaheed Bhagat Singh who was martyred there. He further said that India and Pakistan shared a common heritage and it was ironical that Pakistan had elements like Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed. Dec 22, 2013
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Narendra Modi's wax statue unveiled in Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's wax statue was unveiled on Sunday in Mumbai just before his public rally. The wax statue is 5.10 feet high, which is exactly the same height as that of Modi. This statue, in which 35 kg of wax has been used, is made by Sunil Kandloor within a period of one month. BJP president Rajnath Singh was also present on this occasion. Dec 22, 2013
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Omar Abdullah on Indian diplomat's arrest in US

Srinagar, Dec 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday praised the Indian Government for taking a strong stand against the United States over the arrest of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade. Dec 22, 2013
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AAP should form government in Delhi: JD (U)

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): JD (U) Leader, KC Tyagi on Sunday said that his party is in favour of AAP forming government in Delhi. He further said that the Congress and the BJP should give unconditional support to AAP for a year. Dec 22, 2013
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Issues with Pakistan should be addressed head on: Shivshankar Menon

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): India's National Security Adviser, Shivshankar Menon, has said the government must address the issues with Pakistan head on without any emotional basis. Tensions have been prevailing between the two nations after regular violations of 2003 ceasefire agreement by Pakistan in Kashmir since August this year. Dec 22, 2013
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Massive security arrangements for Narendra Modi's Mumbai rally

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): Expecting massive turnout in Mumbai rally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, police personnel have set up a seven-tier security cover for the same. Commissioner of Police Satyapal Singh said that the Mumbai police have introduced strict security measures. "For the first time ever, from where the Mumbai city starts till the venue of the rally, we have set up seven-tier security checks," said Singh. Dec 22, 2013
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After 272 public meetings AAP to declare next move, confident of completing manifesto: Kejriwal

Kaushambi, Dec 22(ANI): After the 272 public meetings this weekend, the Aam Aadmi Party will get down to counting votes before taking a final call on seeking support from the Congress and forming the next government in Delhi, a move termed suicidal by the BJP. AAP Convener, Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that their party was confident of addressing all issues mentioned in their manifesto. Dec 22, 2013