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Neighbouring areas put on high alert after attack in Assam

Siliguri /Guwahati, Dec 25 (ANI): In the backdrop of the militant attack in Assam, security was tightened in neighbouring city of Siliguri in West Bengal. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Alipurduar district, Akash Megharia, said extra personnel have been deployed at various check points as part of beefed up security. Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a high level meeting with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati. Tribal Affairs Minister, Joel Oram and MoS for Home affairs Kiren Rijiju also attended the meeting. Dec 25, 2014

PM Modi to visit Varanasi today for 'Good Governance Day'

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Thursday to observe ' Good Governance Day ' on the birthday of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Prime Minister will also be visiting Banaras Hindu University to garland the statue of Bharat Ratna winner, educationist, great social worker and freedom fighter Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya on his birth anniversary and then will drive to Assi Ghat to inspect cleanliness programme started by him during his previous visit to Varanasi. Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the visit. Special Protection Group (SPG) has taken over the security arrangements and the state police and PAC have also been deployed in and around the venues of different programmes. Dec 25, 2014

Competition only between AAP and BJP for Delhi assembly polls: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, urged people to not vote for Congress party in the upcoming assembly polls for Delhi. Kejriwal was addressing a rally in New Delhi where he said the competition for state polls exists only between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party. The elections are likely to be held early next year as no party is in position to form the government. AAP chief also hit out at BJP for failing to fulfill its pre poll promises before coming to power in May. Dec 25, 2014
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Christian pilgrims gather in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas

Pilgrims from across the world descended on Jesus's birthplace in Bethlehem Wednesday to begin the global celebration of Christmas after a violence-plagued year brought suffering to many Middle Eastern Christians. Duration: 01:00 Dec 25, 2014
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Shinzo Abe returns as Japanese PM after snap election

Japan's parliament on Wednesday confirmed Shinzo Abe for another term as prime minister after his election triumph, but the return to power stirred warnings from China over a bid to change the pacifist constitution. Duration: 00:44 Dec 25, 2014
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Ukrainian coal miners work to stave off electricity shortage

Coal miners in the separatist east of Ukraine work to ensure there won't be electricity shortages during the coldest months of winter, but the country has declared a state of emergency in its electricity market. Duration: 00:59 Dec 25, 2014
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France tells displaced Iraqi Christians to 'stay hopeful'

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told Iraqi Christians to "stay hopeful" in spite of the "suffering" being inflicted on their community. He addressed refugees who have recently arrived in France, in the town of Sarcelles. Duration: 00:52 Dec 25, 2014
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Black teen killed by police near Ferguson, Missouri

Police said Wednesday they shot dead an African American teenager after he allegedly pointed a handgun at an officer in a town near Ferguson, Missouri, where a prior police shooting sparked nationwide protests. Duration: 00:52 Dec 25, 2014
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Iraqi Christians prepare for Christmas in Arbil

Iraqi Christian refugees in northern city of Arbil prepare to celebrate Christmas after after a violence-plagued year brought suffering to many Middle Eastern Christians. Duration: 00:43 Dec 24, 2014