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Politicos react after AAP releases its election manifesto

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Aam Aadmi Party released its manifesto for the upcoming Delhi polls, unleashing a slew of promises, including the passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill, enhanced security for women and full statehood for the national capital. BJP leader Shaina NC said that this is the absolute mockery of manifesto. BJP leader MJ Akbar said that Delhi voters are sensible and that they know the difference between truth and fraud. Congress leader JP Agarwal also slammed AAP for making false promises. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav asked BJP to tell that which promises they feel are false. Jan 31, 2015
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Politicos react even as Northern Railways say 'chai pe charcha' cups on board Shatabdi Express was m

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday react even as Northern Railway CPRO Neeraj Sharma said that the 'chai pe charcha' cups on board Shatabdi Express with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on them, was a mistake. He said that the Railways is enquiring on the issue and that the cups got mixed up with the other stock unknowingly. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the cups may have been brought by BJP fans and that the Railway department is not involved in the same. Meanwhile, congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that if this is true, its shameful and insulting to an independent institution of the nation. Jan 31, 2015
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Delhi police has created capacity to give training to women: BS Bassi

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Saturday said that the Delhi police have created the capacity to provide self defence training to women. He added that the aim of the Delhi Police is to provide training to one lakh girl child for self defence. He further stated that if women have the training of self defence, then women will be able to defend themselves in time of crisis. Jan 31, 2015
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Politicos play blame game over Jayanti Natarajan's allegations

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Politicos from various parties continued to play blame game over former Union minister Jayanthi Natarajan's allegations. In a major embarrassment for the Congress party Natarajan, who was sacked as Environment minister three months ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, blasted the leadership of Rahul Gandhi in a letter sent to party Chief Sonia Gandhi. The minister on Friday quit the party days ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls. Natarajan alleges the interference by Rahul Gandhi resulted in her being made the scapegoat for the then government's failed attempts to revive the inert economy. Jan 31, 2015
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Padma Lakshmi jokes about having 'penis' in her bikini bottoms

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi sure is funny! The beauty shared a stunning snap of herself running on the beach, where it looked like she had a "penis" in her bikini bottoms, but she made people knew that she knew the joke. She captioned the image "My friend claims it looks like I have a penis in this pic. One guess to whether he's gay or not... #onhismind #tbt," a leading magazine reported. But even it did look a bit odd, the Top Chef host's fans didn't seem to mind and responded to her post saying that "Who cares?! You're freakin hot!!!!" while another wrote, "@padmalakshmi YOU are a goddess!!! Penis or not lol Love it." Jan 31, 2015
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PM congratulates scientists for successful Agni-V test-firing

Odisha, Jan 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated scientists for the successful test-firing of India's longest range ballistic missile Agni-V. "Successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile a prized asset for our forces. I salute our scientists for their efforts," the Prime Minister tweeted. Agni-V was successfully test-fired on Saturday from a canister on the Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), this is the missile's third launch. However, it is the first from a canister, a method that allows the missile to be fired even from roads. The missile can carry a 1.1-tonne nuclear warhead over 5,000 km. Jan 31, 2015
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J and K governor NN Vohra meets PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): JandK Governor NN Vohra on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. It is expected that an in-principle nod for a flood relief package for the state would be given after the meet. Earlier on Friday, Vohra also briefed about the financial problems in the state to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought immediate central assistance for providing relief to people who had been affected by September's worst-ever flood. Jan 31, 2015
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Bollywood rekindles its romance with Kashmir valleys

Srinagar, Jan 31 (ANI): India's thriving film industry, Bollywood, is once again flocking to its favourite shooting locales in Jammu and Kashmir to shoot for films. The valley was a favourite with Bollywood directors for over three decades till 1980s until the situation turned adverse in 1989 with the onset of militancy and Bollywood had to look for other locations to shoot as the security issues did not permit filming in the valley. Prior to the peace in the valley being disturbed iconic films like 'Silsila', 'Karma', 'Aarzoo', 'Mangal Pandey', 'Betaab' and many others were shot here. Bollywood Director Sharique Minhaj said that Bollywood was not able to do justice to its relation with Kashmir. However, now there is a visible change in this perception and Bollywood is going back to highlighting the picturesque beauty of Kashmir. The presence of films crew in the state is also likely to give tourism a fillip. Jan 31, 2015
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India revises up 2013/14 GDP growth to 6.9 percent

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): India revised its economic growth to 6.9 percent from 4.7 percent in the fiscal year to March 2014 after the government changed the formula to measure the economy, a move that will make it easier for the government to meet fiscal deficit goals. The new measurement of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) includes under-represented and informal economic sectors as well as items such as smartphones and LED television sets. The government also revised its GDP for 2012/13 to 5.1 percent from 4.5 percent earlier. New Delhi revises the method of calculating national accounts and other macro data every five years, bringing in a newer base year and adjusting for changes in the economy. It will now use 2011/12 as the new base year, instead of 2004/05. The new methodology moves India more in line with global standards by measuring the economy at market prices, and by tracking consumer rather than wholesale inflation. Jan 31, 2015
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Former Gorkha soldier Subash Ghising who ignited Gorkhaland fire in Darjeeling dies

West Bengal, Jan 31 (ANI): The body of former Gorkha soldier Subash Ghising, who ignited Gorkhaland fire in Darjeeling in West Bengal in the eighties, has been flown to Bagdogra airport and would be taken to his village for last rites. Ghising, 79, died at a government hospital in New Delhi. He is survived by his son. A large crowd of his supporters gathered at Bagdogra airport when his body was brought from New Delhi in a plane. General Secretary of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Mahendra Chettri, said Ghising’s death was a major loss for the entire nation. Jan 31, 2015
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India gets bids worth $3.9 billion in Coal India sale

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): India received bids worth about 240 billion rupees for the sale of a 10 percent stake in state-run Coal India limited, a senior government official said, citing preliminary data. The share sale in the world's largest coal producer was fully covered on Friday. Jan 31, 2015
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Eight workers killed in factory blast in Vellore

Vellore, Jan 31 (ANI): Nearly eight workers were killed when an effluent treatment plant burst open in Tamil Nadu on Saturday early morning. So far, the cause of the accident is not known though the rescuers reached the accident spot in Vellore district and brought out the bodies. The police have registered a case and investigation is underway. Most of the workers were from eastern state of West Bengal. Jan 31, 2015
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EC raids AAP candidate Naresh Balyan's residence, recovers over 5000 liquor bottles

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): The Election Commission officials raided the residence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Candidate Naresh Balyan in Delhi and recovered thousands of liquor bottles. Over 5,000 liquor bottles were recovered from Balyan's residence and an FIR has been lodged against him for violating Model Code of Conduct. Balyan is contesting upcoming Delhi Assembly polls from Uttam Nagar and the incident tarnishes the party's image for the polls scheduled for February 7. Meanwhile, Balyan has claimed that the liquor seized by EC is the property of a BJP worker and that the party is trying to put false allegations on him. Jan 31, 2015