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Petition filed in HC for removal of Madan Mitra from West Bengal Cabinet

Kolkata, Jan 16 (ANI): Lawyer Subhrojit Bahaduri filed a petition on Friday Kolkata High Court seeking removal of Madan Mitra from the post of state Transport Minister as he is in jail in the Saradha chit fund case. He cannot also perform his duties as a minister from behind the bars, the petitioner said. Stating that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has not yet removed Mitra from her Cabinet, the petitioner requested for the court's intervention to direct the state government to remove Mitra. Jan 16, 2015
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Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi joins BJP, says it is an opportunity to serve people

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday. The announcement of Shazia joining the BJP was made at a press conference in the national headquater, which was attended by Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay, Shazia Ilmi and other leaders. Speaking on the occasion, Shazia said that she is thankful to everyone for giving her this opportunity and that this is an opportunity to serve the nation and its people. Shazia further stated that she doesn't have the desire to fight polls. Jan 16, 2015
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Zoo authorities in Bihar take adequate steps to keep animals warm in winter

Patna, Jan 16 (ANI): Zoo authorities in Bihar have taken necessary steps to create required warmth for the animals and protect them from harsh winter season. The temperatures in the Indian subcontinent dip drastically during the months of December and January. Director of Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park in Patna, Yash Chandrashekharan, said on Thursday (January 15) the zoo authorities are making extra efforts to take care of the animals. Zoo animals are the worse affected by a change in temperature as they have been displaced from their natural habitat and kept in places where the temperatures are not favourable to their bodies. Jan 16, 2015
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Politicos react as CBFC Chairman Leela Samson quits

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Politican reactions poured in as chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Leela Samson resigned citing reasons of 'interference and corruption' after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) apparently cleared the controversial film Messenger of God ( MSG) that stars Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Samson said the reasons cited are alleged "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organization who are appointed by the ministry." Jan 16, 2015
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It is party's decision, says Kiran Bedi on her reports of being BJP CM candidate

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Friday while commenting on her reports of being BJP CM candidate in the upcoming assembly elections said that party will decide the candidate. Bedi added that any party contests elections to win and form government. She further said that BJP's leadership is saving the country. Jan 16, 2015
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Will be sending the samples abroad: BS Bassi on Sunanda Pushkar case

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Friday while commenting on the Sunanda Pushkar death case said that the samples will be send abroad due to lack of facilities in India. He added that interrogation of key persons in the case will be completed by the SIT very soon. He further stated that every fact will be taken into cognizance and the conclusion will come out at right time. Jan 16, 2015
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Ganesh Acharya launches the first look of 'Hey Bro'

Mumbai, Jan 16 (ANI): The start cast of upcoming Bollywood movie, 'Hey Bro', launched the film's trailer in India's entertainment capital, Mumbai. The movie is a comedy drama which revolves around twin brothers. After making his mark in choreography, Acharya has now ventured into production with this film. He is also the lead actor in the movie. Shot in different parts of the country, besides Mumbai, the movie is expected to be released by January 30, 2015. The star cast of the movie includes Nupur Sharma, Ganesh Acharya and Govinda in lead roles, while cameo roles are being done by the well-known actors of Bollywood like Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan. Jan 16, 2015
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Japanese Foreign Minister arrives in India for bilateral talks

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in India on Friday on a two-day visit to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations. Kishida is in India to co-chair the 8th India-Japan Strategic Dialogue with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Saturday. The two foreign ministers will review all aspects of the bilateral relations between the two countries and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. Kishida will begin his two-day visit by paying homage to iconic Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial in New Delhi. He is then slated to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Japan and India have earlier agreed to strengthen defence ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China. Jan 16, 2015
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Bigger role for Kiran Bedi likely in Delhi elections; politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Politicos gave mixed reactions on Friday as former police officer Kiran Bedi joined the BJP in the run-up to next month’s Delhi polls, dropping broad hints about her chief-ministerial aspirations. Earlier on Thursday, party chief Amit Shah had confirmed that she will contest the assembly elections from Delhi. Jan 16, 2015
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Photographers' business thrives as tourists flock to snow-covered Himachal Pradesh

Kufri, Jan 16 (ANI): Snowfall in Himachal Pradesh has not only brought cheers to tourists from warmer parts of the country, but it has also given photographers an opportunity to rake in extra income. Nearly 200 photographers are working in snow-covered hill station of Kufri, over 20 kilometres from capital city, Shimla. They believe that though tourists are equipped with the latest cameras, they still rely on professional photographers to capture their memories. Excited tourists posed in traditional attire, sat on yaks and rolled in snow as photographers captured their beautiful moments in their cameras. Jan 16, 2015
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Violence returns to Mexico's Michoacan state

Deadly gun battles are nothing new in Mexico's Michoacan state, but in the latest flare-up, vigilante militias clashed with government forces as the former allies in the drug war turn against each other. Duration: 03:02 Jan 16, 2015
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Reactions pour in as censor board chief quits over nod to 'MSG' citing corruption in matter

New Delhi/ Chandigarh, Jan 16 (ANI): Reactions pour in as Censor Board Chief Leela Samson quit from her post amidst reports that that controversial film "Messenger of God" featuring Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in lead role has been cleared by Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). Various Sikh leaders and leaders from other political parties said that the movie should be disallowed as it can hurt religious sentiments of people. Some even smelled government interference in the working of the censor board. Jan 16, 2015

Have to work, no time to comment on what others say: Kiran Bedi on Ajay Maken's remark

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Newly inducted BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Friday said that she would not comment on what other parties are saying about her. The Congress' poll campaign committee chairperson Ajay Maken, has termed Bedi's entry in the BJP as "gross political opportunism". He also added that she and Arvind Kejriwal used Anna Hazare for political gains. Jan 16, 2015
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Azam Khan accuses Sakshi Maharaj of dumping dead bodies in River Ganges, BJP condemn

New Delhi/ Moradabad/ Gorakhpur, Jan 16 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan accused BJP MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj of throwing the large number of bodies found floating down the River Ganges. Khan said that according to his information, Sakshi Maharaj brought a truck loaded with dead bodies and dumped it at the Ganges. Reacting on the same, BJP said that the accusations have no base and that by saying such thing, SP is creating troubles for themselves. Sambit Patra said that the SP government in Uttar Pradesh should have knowledge about what's happening in the state. Jan 16, 2015