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Tibetans in exile in Dharamsala seek divine blessing on their new year

Dharamsala, Feb 21 (ANI): Tibetans living in-exile in Dharamsala visited a Buddhist temple to seek divine blessing on the second day of the three-day New Year, Losar. Year 2015 is regarded as the Female Wood Sheep year as per the lunar calendar. Traditionally, celebrations begin with Tsedor or Losar prayers to the official protecting deity Palden Lhamo. The devotees gathered at the Buddhist temple, Tsuglagkhang and prayed in front of statues of Lord Buddha. 'Losar' is also marked with ancient ceremonies that symbolise the struggle between good and evil. Hymns are chanted and fire torches passed through the crowds as monks play traditional drums and blow horns. The celebrations will conclude on Saturday (February 21). Feb 21, 2015
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Acid attack perpetrators to be jailed for ten years, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the government will punish acid attack perpetrators with ten years imprisonment. Singh said the acid attack victims faced the worst mental and physical repercussions of the attack. He added that two new sections have been added to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013 to classify the crime as "heinous". Singh said the government was rattled by increasing incidents of acid attacks and promised all government help to the victims. Feb 21, 2015
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Former Bihar CM Manjhi extends greetings to Nitish for his Chief Ministerial stint

Patna, Feb 21 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday extended his greeting to Janata Dal (United) senior leader Nitish Kumar who will take oath as the new chief minister of Bihar on February 22. Manjhi said that he will attend the swearing-in ceremony if he is invited. He added that on 28th he will be meeting his workers to decide the future course of action. Feb 21, 2015
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India- Pakistan unite with cross-border royal wedding in Jaipur

Jaipur, Feb 21 (ANI): A royal wedding between two Hindu families settled in India and Pakistan seeks to bridge gap in the otherwise frosty relations between the two nuclear neighbours. At a grand wedding function, Kunwar Karni Singh Sodha of Amarkot (now Umerkot) district of Sindh in Pakistan tied the nuptial knot with Padmini Rathore of Kanota royal family of Jaipur district of Rajasthan. More than 100 relatives and friends of the bridegroom from Pakistan travelled across the border to attend the special alliance of former royals in India's Rajasthan. The marriage procession, accompanied by decorated elephants and horses, reached a heritage hotel where the wedding ceremony was solemnized. Feb 21, 2015
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WB CM Mamata Banerjee meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka, Feb 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday reached the Ganabhaban and met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Reportedly, the two leaders discussed bilateral issues. Banerjee also attended the lunch hosted by Bangladesh government in her honour. Later in the day, Mamata will join a conference organised by the entrepreneurs of Bangladesh and the West Bengal. According to media reports, trade relations between the two neighboring countries, especially with Dhaka and West Bengal, will be discussed in the conference. Mamata will also be meeting Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at the state guest house in Jamuna. Banerjee along with her delegation will be flying back from Dhaka tonight. Feb 21, 2015
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US Secretary of Defense in Kabul

New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday on his first trip since taking over the job this week, saying he wanted to talk to Afghan and American officials to ensure a " Feb 21, 2015
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Fire in Dubai high-rise

Hundreds of people are evacuated after one of the world's tallest residential buildings caught fire in Dubai early Saturday. In this amateur video, which Reuters can't independently verify, flames Feb 21, 2015
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Militant killed in encounter with Indian forces in Baramulla

Baramulla, Feb 21 (ANI): A fierce encounter is on in Kashmir's Baramullah district between security forces and militants on Saturday. The two militants, whose identity was unknown, were holed up in Rafiabad area of the district. Security forces have cordoned off the area and have launched the operation. Militants have been targeting security bases in Kashmir since 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in a region over which India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars. Feb 21, 2015
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Amitabh Bachchan attends Tej Pratap Yadav's 'Tilak' ceremony

Saifai, Feb 21 (ANI): Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday attended the 'Tilak' ceremony of SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's Grand-Nephew Tej Pratap Yadav in Saifai village of Uttar Pradesh. Tej Pratap is marrying Raj Lakshmi, the youngest daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on February 26 in New Delhi. A staggering 1,00,000 invites have been sent out for the ceremony. Also flying down to Saifai today are a string of other Bollywood stars, singers, politicians, state and union cabinet ministers, chief ministers of other states and bureaucrats. Feb 21, 2015
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PM's visit to Arunachal shouldn't create problem, he will visit again: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Saturday said that China has always adopted a revolting attitude regarding Arunachal Pradesh. Talking about China raising questions on PM Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal, Rijiju said that Arunachal is not a debatable territory it is India's part and PM can visit any part of the country. He added that there can be a dispute over a few metres of boundary but the entire state is not disputed. Feb 21, 2015
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Residents survey cyclone damage in Australia

The sky is clear Saturday as residents in this coastal Australian town survey damages from Cyclone Marcia. The storm tore apart homes and cut power to tens of thousands. There were no reports of Feb 21, 2015
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Manish Sisodia directs DJB to submit report on problems of sewage system in 10 days

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) chairperson Manish Sisodia in a review meeting had directed the DJB to submit a report on the state of the sewage system and contamination of potable water in the city to the government within 10 days. While commenting on the review meeting held, Delhi Government’s spokesperson Nagendra Sharma said that Sisodia had asked the engineers of Jal Board to prepare a report on the problems of water shortage and sewage system being faced at the various places of Delhi and to submit the report to the Delhi Government within 10 days. Feb 21, 2015