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Police arrest two men, recover large amount of explosives in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 22(ANI): Police on Wednesday recovered detonators, gelatin bars and explosives in Hyderabad after they arrested two individuals who were supplying the explosives illegally. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police of Hyderabad, N. Koti Reddy, said the suspects had been arrested and further investigation is on. He added that another suspect, Rama Krishna, 50, was absconding. The arrest of the two men and subsequent recovery of explosives comes days before U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to India as it celebrates its Republic Day on January 26. Security has been strengthened all over the city following intelligence about possible terror attacks before January 26. Jan 22, 2015
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Borders well protected ahead of Obama's visit: Manohar Parrikar

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Jan 22 (ANI): Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, on Wednesday (January 21) assured that the country's borders were well protected ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. Parrikar stressed that extra precautions were being taken ahead of the high profile visit, adding that internal arrangements, though confidential, were in place. Obama was invited by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will be the first U.S. president to attend Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on January 26. Obama, who visited India in 2010, would also be the first U.S. president to have visited the country twice while in office. The US President along with his family is expected to visit the historic Taj Mahal in northern Agra city. Inspector General (IG) of police, Lucknow, A. Sateesh Ganesh, said that his team was in touch with officials in Agra regarding security arrangements. Jan 22, 2015
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PM Modi, Barack Obama to jointly address 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama will jointly address the former's monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on January 27. In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was eagerly looking forward to the special radio programme with President Obama. "This month's 'Mann Ki Baat' episode will be a special one where our Republic Day guest @BarackObama and I will share our thoughts together. I am eagerly looking forward to the special 'Mann Ki Baat' programme with President @BarackObama, which will be aired on 27th January," said Prime Minister Modi. The Prime Minister also asked the people to use #AskObamaModi and put in their questions for the programme. Jan 22, 2015
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Bangladeshi ministers call for former PM Begum Khaleda Zia's arrest

Dhaka, Jan 22(ANI): Ministers of ruling Awami League-led government in Bangladesh held rallies across capital Dhaka demanding arrest of former Prime Minister, Begum Khaleda Zia, for her association with an Islamist party that is accused of war crimes. The ministers addressed rallies in the city even as a 48-hour general strike call was given by opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) earlier in the day. As per reports, Zia, was released on January 19 after a house arrest of 16 days, amid renewed violence over last year's disputed polls. The violence has worsened steadily since January 5, when protests erupted over last year's election, which was boycotted by the BNP. Jan 22, 2015
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Delhi Polls: Shanti Bhushan praises Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Senior AAP leader Shanti Bhushan on Thursday praised BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and said she is as good as Arvind Kejriwal. He added that Bedi as a good administrator is capable of providing Delhi a clean administration. Jan 22, 2015
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Govt will not resort to ordinances if Opposition lets Parliament function: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday that the Central government is coming up with a new housing scheme which requires a lot of investment. Naidu also said that the Central government is not in favour of resorting to ordinances but the Opposition should also let the Parliament function properly to keep holding debates and discussions. He appealed to the Opposition to discuss, debate and then decide about any bills to be passed so that the government does not have to resort to ordinances. Jan 22, 2015
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BJP dismisses reports of rift within party regarding Kiran Bedi's CM candidature

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): BJP on Thursday dismissed reports of rift within the party regarding Kiran Bedi's Chief Ministerial candidature. Bedi said that she will later see how to deal with such reports. Meanwhile, BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said that some party workers generally show aggression if they are upset over anything but they resorted to the party's ideology so there is no rift. Jan 22, 2015
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IPL Scam: SC verdict on N. Srinivasan, Chennai Super Kings today

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court will give its final verdict on the 2013 Indian Premier League betting and match-fixing scandal on Thursday. It is expected that the fate of suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India president N. Srinivasan and his IPL team Chennai Super Kings will be determined today. Srinivasan, who is seeking a third term as BCCI president, is facing serious charges of conflict of interest as a cricket administrator. His son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is in the eye of the storm for betting. On December 17, when the Supreme Court broke for the winter break, the Special Bench comprising Justice T.S. Thakur and F.M. Kalifullah reserved its order on the corruption case after listening to final round of arguments. Jan 22, 2015
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CBI harassing my aides, alleges Maran

Chennai, Jan 22 (ANI): Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran on Thursday alleged that the CBI was harassing the three people who were arrested in connection with the alleged allotment of more than 300 high-speed telephone lines to his residence in Chennai which were allegedly extended to his brother's TV channel, Sun TV. He said the CBI had forced the trio to give out false statements stating there was a link between Sun TV and his residence. The former minister said that the three were beaten up when they refused to give a false statement. Maran further said that the personnel co-operated with the CBI each time they were called. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had on Wednesday night arrested three persons, including V Gowthaman, the then Additional Private Secretary to Dayanidhi Maran in connection with alleged allotment of more than 300 high-speed telephone lines. Jan 22, 2015
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AAP members free to voice their opinion, party holds democracy: Kejriwal on Shanti Bhushan

Kaushambi, Jan 22 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday while speaking over Shanti Bhushan said that the party members are free to voice their opinion and that the party holds internal democracy. Earlier in the day, delivering a blow to the party, its senior leader Shanti Bhushan came out in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi. Bhushan hailed Bedi for her contribution in the 'India Against Corruption' movement, and said she would provide a very clean and efficient administration in Delhi. Jan 22, 2015
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Sunanda Murder Case: Journalists in her contact will be questioned, Tharoor may be called again, say

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said on Thursday that the journalists who contacted Sunanda Pushkar a day before her death will be questioned to gather information in the case. Bassi said that all possible suspects and witnesses will be questioned to reach the roots of the case. He added that Shashi Tharoor may be questioned again if the SIT feels so. Further Bassi said that all electronic evidences in any case are always sent for inspection by experts and so happened in this case too. Jan 22, 2015
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Market expert reacts as sensex crosses 29k mark

Mumbai, Jan 22 (ANI): The barometer index of the Indian equities market - the S&P BSE Sensex - breached the 29,000 points mark setting a new record on Thursday. Market Expert Sunil Shah said that the market will be good throughout the day. Jan 22, 2015
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Congress slams Janardan Dwivedi, says Modi is in no way symbol of Indianness

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Congress on Thursday strongly slammed senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi for terming Narendra Modi-led BJP's victory in Lok Sabha polls as a victory of Indianness. Addressing a press conference, Party leader Ajay Maken minced no words to express party's strong disapproval of Dwivedi's views. He said that the party's views on Indianness is totally opposed to what Dwivedi had expressed. Quoting Swami Vivekananda and Indira Gandhi, Maken said that Narendra Modi is in no way a symbol of Indianess as Congress understand it. Maken also said that Congress' Party leadership will discuss about the disciplinary action against him. Jan 22, 2015
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Do not agree with Shanti ji's assessment: Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): AAP leader and Shanti Bhushan's son Prashant Bhushan on Thursday said he does not agree with his father's assessment. AAP patriarch Shanti Bhushan on Thursday praised BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and said she is as good as Arvind Kejriwal. He added that Bedi as a good administrator is capable of providing Delhi a clean administration. Jan 22, 2015
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AAP, BJP react on Shanti Bhushan's remark on Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): AAP patriarch Shanti Bhushan on Thursday praised BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and said she is as good as Arvind Kejriwal. He added that Bedi as a good administrator is capable of providing Delhi a clean administration. However, AAP objected on his remark and said that it is not the party's view. The BJP, however, welcomed Bhushan's statement. Jan 22, 2015