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Authorities demolish temple built to worship PM Modi

Rajkot, Feb 13 (ANI): Local authorities in Gujarat have demolished the temple built to worship Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of Modi's followers in Rajkot donated funds for a temple that featured a seated statue of Modi and was topped with a wind gauge shaped like a lotus, the symbol of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Earlier on Thursday Modi had said he was appalled that some of his supporters had built a temple to worship him, adding that such an act contradicted tradition. Modi's reaction had unnerved some of those involved in the temple project and one of the men who donated funds for temple building, Ramesh Undhad, had said the followers would now dedicate the temple to 'Mother India'. Feb 13, 2015
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India's retail inflation accelerates in January, but stays below RBI's target

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): India's retail inflation accelerated in January after shifting to a new base year for calculating prices, but stayed well below the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) target, bolstering prospects for further interest rate cuts. Consumer prices rose an annual 5.11 percent compared with a 4.28 percent gain in December, the statistics department said on Thursday (February 12) after it changed the base year for measuring inflation to 2012 from 2010. Under the old series, inflation was reported at 5 percent in December. The revamped index carries a higher weight for education and health services, but has a lower weight for food and fuel items, which authorities say better reflects changing consumption patterns. The RBI aims to keep inflation at or below 6 percent in the period to January 2016 and is widely expected to resume its monetary easing after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents his annual budget on February 28. Feb 13, 2015
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Two more women accuse Bill Cosby

ROUGH CUT, NO REPORTER NARRATION Two more women accused Bill Cosby on Thursday (February 12) of drugging them decades ago when they met him as young models, and one said he sexually assaulted her, as Feb 13, 2015
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Chaos in South Africa's parliament

Scuffles in South Africa's parliament -- opposition lawmakers are removed by force after disrupting President Jacob Zuma's annual address. Several people were injured. Moments earlier, members of Feb 13, 2015
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Indian man sues Alabama police after alleged assault

"Let me talk to you real quick." A recent arrival from India, Sureshbhai Patel is about to meet two officers from the Madison, Alabama police department. A dashbord camera in one of the officers' Feb 13, 2015
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Meet the dogs in the 139th Westminster Dog Show

From the fluffiest chows to two new breeds, small and large, pooches of every pedigree are preparing for the 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The canine competition takes place in New Feb 13, 2015
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U.S. Senate approves Carter as new defense secretary

"On the confirmation of Ashton B. Carter of Massachusetts to be the secretary of defense, the ayes are 93, the nays are 5. The motion is carried." Ashton Carter is on his way back to the Pentagon. Feb 13, 2015
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amfAR parties with a purpose

The world of fashion and philanthropy joined forces at amfAR's annual New York Gala to raise money for HIV/AIDS research. The red carpet was filled with super models from past to present including Feb 13, 2015