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Annual Maulana Azad theatre fest in Aurangabad promotes message of unity & communal amity in country

Aurangabad, Feb 16 (ANI): Maulana Abul Kalam Azad alias Maulana Azad played a significant role during India's struggle for freedom from British colonial rule. Besides being a freedom fighter, his message of brotherhood and amity through his literary work is still being prevailed today. A theatre group in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra is one such example which seeks to convey the message of former freedom fighter through their plays. What fascinates the most about this theatre group is that it includes artists belonging to Hindu community, who perform in Urdu language, as Azad was Muslim by religion and his work are Urdu based. Through the play artists of the group convey the message of Azad, which he aimed at spreading while living. The theatre presentation by this group makes us believe that people like Maulana Azad devoted his entire life in strengthening the spirit of communal harmony, which has been our tradition from centuries. Feb 16, 2015
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Patna HC stays all decisions taken by Manjhi since Feb 7

Patna, Feb 16 (ANI): The Patna High Court on Monday stayed all the decisions taken by Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi since February 7. Manjhi's party the ruling Janata Dal-United had expelled him for six years on February 9 for anti-party activities and asked him to step down. Feb 16, 2015
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Different religions celebrate and pay homage at annual Urs of Wamik Mian in Bareilly

Bareilly, Feb 16 (ANI): India is a country of multiple faiths. The people in the country are living in peace and harmony, preached by the saints of different religions. Wamik Main, who established his base in Bareilly, is one such saint who sermonized oneness among the people of different faiths. Every year, devotees gather at his shrine in Bareilly to celebrate the annual urs and pay homage to him. The Celeberation goes for several days, marked by prayers and singing of Qawallis. Devotees, who come from different parts of the country and also from abroad, hold prayer to seek blessings of the saint. Similarly clerics threw light on the life and teachings of the saint, which aim to lead a righteous life. The harmony being visible during the urs celebrations symbolizes the fact that people of India still believe in oneness and stand united for each other. Feb 16, 2015
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RR Patil fights cancer in Leelavati hospital, doctors say 'condition stable'

Mumbai, Feb 16 (ANI): Maharashtra's former Home Minister RR Patil has been undergoing treatment for oral cancer at the Leelavati hospital. Dr Sanjay Ogeymoghe on Monday said that Patil is on life support system but his condition is stable. NCP leader Nawab Malik said that the situation is critical but not very tense. Feb 16, 2015
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PM Modi congratulates Sri Lankan Prez on election mandate, says looking forward to visit'beautiful n

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a press conference on Monday with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated the later for his win and the election mandate given by the people. Modi said that the mandate represents collective voice of Sri Lanka and their aspirations for united and prosperous nation. He said that the two had discussions on bilateral relations and international issues. PM Modi also asserted that India will support for a balanced trade in both directions. He also assured to improve air and sea connectivity between the two nations. The two leaders also had discussions on civil nuclear cooperation among others. Finally, the prime minister thanked Sirisena for invited him to Sri Lanka and said that he was eagerly looking forward to visiting the'beautiful nation' in March. Feb 16, 2015
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Danes reflect on weekend shootings

The mood is somber in the Danish capital Copenhagen Monday morning after shooting incidents left two people dead and five others injured over the weekend. Security was tight during the morning Feb 16, 2015
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Sepios the robot cuttlefish takes to the sea

Sepios is no ordinary cuttlefish.....it's an underwater robot made by undergraduate students at ETH Zurich. Co-designer Martin Möller says it could help marine biologists observe marine life, without Feb 16, 2015
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After record auction of Yuvraj, father claims son missing from WC team only because of Dhoni Part -

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (ANI): As flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh today emerged as the costliest cricketer in the IPL 8 players' auction, bought for a record Rs.16 crore by Delhi Daredevils in Bangalore, his father Yograj Singh openly lashed out at Indian skipper MS Dhoni claiming that his son could not be a part of the World Cup team because of him. Former cricketer and Yuvraj's father Yograj claimed that Dhoni did not want Yuvraj Singh in the team because of personal grudges against him. Feb 16, 2015
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After record auction of Yuvraj, father claims son missing from WC team only because of Dhoni Part -

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (ANI): As flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh today emerged as the costliest cricketer in the IPL 8 players’ auction, bought for a record Rs.16 crore by Delhi Daredevils in Bangalore, his father Yograj Singh openly lashed out at Indian skipper MS Dhoni claiming that his son could not be a part of the World Cup team because of him. Former cricketer and Yuvraj’s father Yograj claimed that Dhoni did not want Yuvraj Singh in the team because of personal grudges against him. Feb 16, 2015
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Rajnath Singh calls for new technology in solving cases

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday urged Delhi police to use new and emerging technologies to solve cases. Singh, who was accompanied by Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi, inspected a parade and felicitated officials for excellent work at the 68th Raising Day of Delhi police. Addressing the gathering of police staff, Singh said he was aware that maintaining law and order in the capital was a big challenge and asked officials to look into new methods to solve cases. Feb 16, 2015
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Egyptian military carry out air strikes on IS

Egypt's military said in a statement on state television it had carried out an air strike against Islamic State targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the group released a video appearing to Feb 16, 2015
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Political reactions pour in over Bihar political crisis

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Even as political crisis in Bihar keeps on deepening, political leaders put forth their views on the ongoing developments in the state. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that Jitan Ram Manjhi and BJP is against Nitish Kumar but the situation will not end up on President's rule in the sate. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that it's not the crisis in Bihar but a conspiracy by BJP. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that there is an intention of creating conditions of President's rule in Bihar which is created by BJP. Meanwhile, BJP refuted any relations with Bihar political crisis and with the JD (U). Feb 16, 2015