Woman attacked with acid in Delhi, Social activists condemn

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Social activists on Sunday strongly condemned the acid attack on a 30-year-old woman that took place in North West Delhi's Keshav Puram area. According to the reports, the woman suffered severe burns when two bike-borne men threw acid on her. One of the accused arrested by the police has been indentified as the woman's landlord. NCW former chairperson Mamta Sharma said that there is a need for better implementation of laws relating to women. Social Activist Jagmati Sangwan and Annie Raja also expressed similar sentiments. Jan 11, 2015

UN Gen Sec Ban Ki-Moon visits Sabarmati Ashram

Ahmedabad, Jan 11 (ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Sunday visited Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi ahead of the Seventh Vibrant Gujarat Summit. The UN Secretary General will be the keynote speaker on the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. He will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the summit sidelines. Ban Ki-Moon, who is on a three day trip to India, arrived in the national capital earlier on Saturday. Jan 11, 2015

Vibrant Gujarat Summit kicks off in Gandhinagar, Gujarat CM welcomes all

Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (ANI): Seventh edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit kicked off on Sunday in Gandhinagar with Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel's address. Patel in her inaugural speech welcomed the dignitaries present at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. She added that Gujarat wants to become an education and healthcare hub. She further stated that agriculture, food processing and dairy industries are very important for the state. Jan 11, 2015
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Encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh leaves one policeman dead

Raipur, Jan 11(ANI): An encounter between security personnel and Maoists in Chhattisgarh left one policeman dead and four others injured. The incident happened in Narayanpur district of the state when joint team of police and Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) were out on an operation after receiving information about the movement of Maoists in the area. The police are yet to investigate which Maoist group was behind the attack. Jan 11, 2015
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NDFB(S) platoon commander killed in encounter

Kokrajhar, Jan 11 (ANI): Self-styled platoon commander of tribal militant group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Sonobijit) was killed in an encounter with joint team of police and armed border force in Assam. Identified as Jwblang, he was involved in the December 23 attack on Pakhriguri village in Assam in which five tribal people were also killed. Last month over 80 people were killed in militant attacks in different districts of the northeastern state. Police believe that a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), was behind coordinated attacks on tea plantation workers and their families. A joint operation was launched by police and armed border force, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), near Khawsibazar area under Serfanguri police station in which the militant was killed. Jan 11, 2015
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Innovative bike squad to put out fire in Varanasi

Varanasi, Jan 11 (ANI): Fire brigade department in Varanasi has launched an innovative bike service to reach the narrow alleys of the city in case fire breaks out. Brain behind the project, Sunil Singh, said the idea occurred to him as fire brigade department faced difficulties in negotiating the narrow by-lanes of the city. Singh said each bike is fitted with a siren and hooter and two fire extinguishing cylinders with a capacity of 9 liter water and foam chemical container. He said the new bike squad was proving to be extremely helpful to the fire brigade department. Taking part in a mock drill, fireman Dhananjay Singh said it was a good initiative as fire could be restricted from spreading. The alleys of Varanasi form a maze parallel to the river, running between homes, palaces and places of worship in the ancient city. Jan 11, 2015
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French town, scene of showdown, tries to resume normal life

The small town of Dammartin-en-Goële, the scene of the final showdown between the Charlie Hebdo attackers and police, is trying to return to normal a day after the drama's denouement, but locals say they are still stunned by events. Duration: 01:53 Jan 10, 2015
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France promises safe Charlie Hebdo mass rally

France will take "all measures" to ensure the safety of Sunday's march to be attended by European leaders after this week's attacks and is maintaining its highest possible security level in the Paris area, the interior minister said. Duration: 01:20 Jan 10, 2015
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BJP condemns as Kejriwal counter attacks PM Modi's remarks on AAP

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): BJP condemned AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal after Kejriwal backlashed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's anarchist jibe. PM Modi while addressing the Abhinandan rally had indirectly attacked Kejriwal for calling himself an anarchist. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that Kejriwal is not capable of making a mark in Delhi. Speaking on AAP's allegation of BJP indulging in name-calling, BJP leader Sambit Patra said that AAP is an accusing party itself. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi also expressed similar sentiments. Jan 10, 2015
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Young artists in Vadodara create 190 feet long painting to spread message of peace

Vadodara, Jan 10 (ANI): Around 200 children in Vadodara city created a 190-foot long painting with an aim to spread the message of peace across the globe. The young artists painted their thoughts about world peace in the painting titled, 'On The Wings Of White Angels'. The event's organiser, Hitesh Rana, said on Saturday that a photographic album of the painting would be presented to world leaders. The young artists have depicted various forms of communal violence and militancy in their painting. Jan 10, 2015
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International Kite Festival kicks off in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Jan 10 (ANI): The International Kite Festival kicked off in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat on Saturday with Chief Minister Anandiben Patel inaugurating the four-day event. The festival attracts enthusiastic kite makers and flyers from across the globe. Kites in various shapes and hues took over the Ahmedabad sky as foreign and local kite flyers competed with each other. The festival that marks the end of winter will culminate on January 13. As many as 150 international kite flyers are participating in the festival along with domestic participation from various parts of the country. Various musical and cultural programmes have also been arranged to showcase the local flavor to foreign tourists thronging the city for the festival. Jan 10, 2015
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Crude Bomb explodes near Dumdum railway station in Kolkata, reportedly three injured

Dumdum, Jan 10 (ANI): Atleast three people were injured after a crude bomb placed inside a Tiffin box exploded on Saturday near Dumdum Cantonment railway station on the outskirts of Kolkata. According to media reports, the blast took place near platform number 2, where a Tiffin box with a circuit was found. Few cans with explosives have also been found. According to initial reports, the injured were rag-pickers who were sifting through the garbage dump when the bomb went off. Further details are still awaited. Jan 10, 2015
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Ecuadorian cartoonist mourns French victims

Ecuadorian cartoonist Xavier Bonilla calls on people to fight intolerance with humor after the bloody attack against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. Duration: 01:00 Jan 10, 2015