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India, China and Russia hold key trilateral talks to deepen cooperation

Beijing, Feb 2 (ANI): The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia on Monday discussed a wide range of issues to deepen trilateral cooperation between the countries at the 13th Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministers' meet in Beijing. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and Chinese counterpart Wang Yi discussed regional and global issues concerning the nations, apart from foreign policy issues. Russia and China pledged to support India for a bigger role at United Nations. The three ministers also reiterated call for international cooperation against terrorism. Feb 2, 2015
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Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj launches 'Visit India Year-2015' campaign

Beijing, Feb 2 (ANI): Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday launched the 'Visit India Year-2015' campaign in Beijing. Swaraj emphasized on the cultural exchange initiatives between both the countries and said that tourism is an effective vehicle to promote people to people understanding. Feb 2, 2015
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Turkey shows off increased security checks on jihad suspects

Turkish authorities have been giving an insight into their efforts to stop the flow of jihadists to Syria and other countries. New checks at airports have been in place, with 500 suspects returned to their countries of origin. Duration: 01:21 Feb 2, 2015
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New Greek PM in Cyprus on first foreign trip

Greece's radical new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras holds talks in Cyprus Monday as he made his first foreign visit to a close ally that has also been ravaged by the eurozone crisis. Duration: 00:39 Feb 2, 2015
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Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing, Feb 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Chinese President Xi Jinping and discussed issues on positive agenda for 2015. The Chinese President reportedly said relations between the two countries had entered a new phase and the positive side of the China-India bilateral ties had been growing. Swaraj's visit is also aimed at laying the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China in May. On Sunday, India and China exchanged notes on modalities for opening the second route for pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar yatra. Feb 2, 2015
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Pakistan test fires new Cruise Missile

Pakistan, Feb 2 (ANI): Pakistan on Monday (February 02) conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously-developed, Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) "Ra'ad". With a range of 350 km, the Ra'ad missile enables Pakistan to achieve strategic standoff capability on land and at sea. The state of the art Ra'ad Cruise Missile was built with "Cruise Technology" which is extremely complex and has been developed by only a few countries in the world, the media wing of the military said in a statement. The state of the art Ra'ad Cruise Missile with Stealth Capabilities is a low altitude, terrain-hugging missile with high maneuverability, and it can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with pin point accuracy, the statement said. Feb 2, 2015
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Kiran Bedi's campaign aide Narendra Tandon withdraws resignation

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Hours after sparking controversy by resigning from the party, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) State Executive member and Kiran Bedi's election campaign in charge Narendra Tandon withdrew his resignation and said that he would continue to work for the party in the coming days. Tandon said that he had taken the decision to quit as he had become emotional over a matter. Feb 2, 2015
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BJP files complaint with EC against AAP for misrepresenting party's advertisement

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): BJP on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission over misinterpretation of its election advertisement. Party leader Piyush Goyal said that BJP put forward all the relevant details along with the actual advertisement before the EC and explained how an advertisement by BJP which alluded to AAP's anarchist behavior has sought to be twisted into religious overtone. He added that the EC has assured to take appropriate action in this regard. Feb 2, 2015
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Supreme Court declines Chhagan Bhujbal's petition against SIT

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): In a major blow to NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, the Supreme Court on Monday declined his petition against the SIT that was set to investigate the corruption cases against him. The Bombay High Court had, in December, directed formation of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe charges of money laundering against the former PWD minister and his family. Feb 2, 2015
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Subramanian Swamy says will move SC on Ram Temple issue; politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said he would approach the Supreme Court if Prime Minister Narendra Modi -led government at the Centre does not start the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya by 2016. The BJP, which achieved absolute majority in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, had after coming to power said that Prime Minister Modi-led government at the Centre would clear the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Politicos gave mixed reaction on the matter. Feb 2, 2015
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Muslim cleric and Politicos condemn Sadhvi Prachi's controversial remark even as BJP distances itsel

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Feb 02 (ANI): Muslim clerics as well as Political leaders on Monday react on BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi's controversial remark. Prachi has said that she did nothing wrong in asking Hindu women to give birth to 4 kids and that she is not asking for 35-40 puppies. All India Imam Organization Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi said that this is condemnable and that the time is not to do all this but to get together and fight terrorism. Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali said that the prime minister should take action on the same. Congress leader PC Chacko said that this is objectionable in secular nation like India. AAP said that this signifies BJP and that such statements take the political system in India to the lowest levels. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh BJP President Laxmikant Bajpai distanced the party from the statement and said that the party will question Prachi over the same. Feb 2, 2015
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Obama says good US-India ties are no threat to China, Indian government backs him

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): The BJP government on Monday backed US President Barack Obama's statement that there is no reason for Beijing to be threatened by a good relationship between New Delhi and Washington. The US President said he has continuously emphasized that it is very much in America's interest to see a peaceful rise of China. Feb 2, 2015
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Bike stunts, car pulling attract people to rural sports festival in Punjab

Ludhiana, Feb 02 (ANI): Spectators thronged Punjab state to witness various stunts on bikes, cycles and horses during the 79th edition of Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival. Also known as 'Rural Olympics', the sporting festival attracts athletes who compete with each other and perform stunts. The sporting event started in 1933 with just wrestling and athletics. Now the event showcases a plethora of rural and modern sports. The weightlifting event also comes with a twist as instead of standard weights, participants lift tyres, wooden stairs, bicycles and large logs of wood. Over the years, this sporting event has assumed huge popularity with people coming to see and participate from all over Punjab and neighbouring states. Apart from sports, the tournament also saw dance performances as part of cultural events to showcase rich Indian tradition. Feb 2, 2015
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PM Modi calls himself 'lucky' during his Delhi rally, Politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday react as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called himself 'lucky' exhorting the residents to throw their lot with his 'lucky' government. Congress said that he may be lucky but that does not do any good for the people of the nation. The party went on to say that the BJP government is proving to be unlucky for the people. BJD leader Jay Panda said that he agrees with the same and that Modi is lucky as he has taken the nation upward. Feb 2, 2015