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Sushma Swaraj says India's diaspora an 'asset'

Gandhinagar, Jan 08 (ANI): Terming India's diaspora as an asset to the nation, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the government is determined to work closely with the overseas Indian community to leverage each other's strength to mutual benefit. Swaraj was speaking at the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas held in Gandhinagar at Mahatma Mandir complex to mark the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa to India. The External Affairs Minister called the event being held in Gujarat an apt one to mark the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India. Jan 8, 2015
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Sunanda Murder Case: Police say investigation on, No notice issued to anyone

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): In the latest update in Sunanda Pushkar’s murder case, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said on Thursday that investigation in the case is underway and all perspectives are being taken care of. He further assured that no notice has been issued to anyone including Shashi Tharoor regarding inquiry or investigation, adding that all investigational updates will be shared in public. Jan 8, 2015
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Sukhbir Badal meets Rajnath Singh over release of prisoners

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the plea of SAD government demanding release of the prisoners who have completed their given sentence of punishment. Badal said that the Akali Dal government is not demanding anything wrong because some of the prisoners who have completed their sentence are very old or even blind which is why they should be released on humanitarian grounds. He added that the demands are being wrongly portrayed as supporting terrorists which is wrong. Badal also said that the Home Minister has assured legal action in the case. Jan 8, 2015
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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu calls for positive use of science & technology

Mumbai, Jan 08 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu called upon the scientist community to invest heavily in research and development for the betterment of society. Addressing the concluding session of the 102nd Indian Science Congress in Mumbai, Prabhu underlined the need for developing new technologies but cautioned against their ill-effects also. Science needs to play a pivotal role in the national mainstream, he added. The theme of the Congress was Science and Technology for Human Development. Delivering the valedictory address, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Ram Naik said the controversy over claims of scientific advances in ancient India was unnecessary. Naik said ancient Indians had made great advances in astrology, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, architecture, physics and chemistry. India must restore the pride and prestige of science and its scientists, he added. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the five-day long 102nd Indian Science Congress on Saturday. Jan 8, 2015
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Hindu Mahasabha to install Godses statue on Gandhis death anniversary, demands Gandhis image from

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Hindu Mahasabha will be installing statues of Nathuram Godse, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, in four districts of Karnataka on the death anniversary of Gandhi. President of Karnataka unit of Hindu Mahasabha Swami Pranavananda Giri said that the organisation demands from the Central government to replace Mahatma Gandhi’s image from currency notes by images of patriotic leaders like Maharana Pratap or Godse. He added that the Congress government has named roads and paths after names of Tipu Sultan and other leaders, so it should also be done after Godse’s name as a mark of respect. Jan 8, 2015
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Hunt goes on for Charlie Hebdo killers

French security forces launch a massive manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in an Islamist attack on a satirical weekly in Paris. Duration:01:57 Jan 8, 2015
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Flights, trains delayed as thick fog envelops New Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Extreme cold weather conditions continue in New Delhi. Dense fog enveloped the national capital New Delhi on Thursday delaying trains and flights. In New Delhi, passengers were seen waiting at the airport for long hours as their flights were rescheduled due to heavy fog. Dense fog affected the train traffic as well. Railway stations swarmed with passengers waiting to board their trains. Due to extreme cold weather conditions, trains are running late from eight to 10, or even 20 hours. Jan 8, 2015
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VHP magazine highlights - Love Jihad - issue using Kareena's morphed image, Reactions flow

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Reactions flowed on Thursday after Vishwa Hindu Parishad used a morphed image of actress Kareena Kapoor to highlight the issue of Love Jihad in its magazine. NCP leader Majid Memon, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar and CPI leader Atul Anjan condemned the issue and said that a person's private life should not be highlighted on an issue like Love Jihad without her consent. Chief of All India Imam Organisation, Umer Ahmed Ilyasi said that if anyone marries willingly it should not be considered as an issue of Love Jihad. Senior Advocate KTS Tulsi said that Kareena should move Court in this regard. Jan 8, 2015
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VHP says if Kareena has problem with her morphed image in magazine she can move Court

Kanpur, Jan 08 (ANI): VHP leader Prakash Sharma said on Thursday that there was no point in raising controversies on Kareena Kapoor's morphed image. Sharma said that the editor who wrote the story is answerable in this regard as it is a matter between her and Kareena. He also said that if the actress has any problem regarding the issue she is free to move the Court. Jan 8, 2015

Political leaders condemn attack on Paris-based satire magazine

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Political leaders in India on Thursday condemned the attack on Paris-based satire magazine Charlie Hebdo and said that it was an attack on the institution of democracy. Earlier on Wednesday, gunmen entered the offices of Charlie Hebdo and opened fire. According to reports, 12 people, including two police officers were killed in the attack, with five others seriously wounded. Charlie Hebdo has reportedly been facing threats after it published a series of cartoon depicting Prophet Muhammad in 2011 and more recently, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Jan 8, 2015

Leftist ideology remains irrelevant, has been rejected by the world, says Jaitley

Howrah, Jan 07 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that leftist ideology has been rejected by the world and that the ideology remains irrelevant. He added that BJP should make a mark for itself in West Bengal. He further said that TMC is troubled because CBI is unmasking their party leaders who had indulged in corruption. Jan 7, 2015
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Indian Coast guard rescues injured Filipino off Goa coast

Goa, Jan 08 (ANI): Indian Coast Guard rescued an injured Philippines national on board a vessel in the Arabian Sea, ten miles off western coast of Goa. The coast guard jumped to action when its Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in business hub Mumbai received a message from an LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) vessel Mubaraz, which was on her way to UAE from Japan, saying that they had a patient, Alberto Sariano, in critical condition on board. The MRCC then directed the headquarters in Goa to carry out the rescue operation. The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Indian Coast Guard, Goa region, Manoj Badkar said the coast guard sent out a helicopter to rescue Sariano after the vessel was made to alter its course towards Goa. Sariano was then brought to Vasco da Gama city where he was immediately admitted in a private hospital and given medical treatment. His condition is stable, said Badkar. Jan 8, 2015

Holy Cow & Beef Politics

India is the largest exporter of beef and our export has seen a 16% rise after Modi led BJP government came in to power. The same BJP criticized the previous congress government on beef export, seeking a ban.  Mean while in south India a section of people are disappointed and asking the supreme court to revoke and re consider its judgement on banning Jallikattu, a traditional sport sort of thing, that involves taming bulls under certain conditions. Jan 8, 2015
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Passengers peeved by shortened route of India-Pak bus service

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Passengers of the Pakistan-India friendship bus service who arrived in New Delhi termed the shortened route of the bus service inconvenient. In an unprecedented move, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation decided to restrict the entry of buses running under the Pakistan-India friendship service from Lahore to Delhi till Wagah border due to militant threats. Buses to Delhi will now start from Wagah border instead of Lahore. A passenger said this tweak in the route has put the passengers at risk. Another passenger said the passengers were caught unaware and they were not given any prior information about the change. Reportedly, Pakistan is not taking any chances with regards to security issues after recent incidents. Jan 8, 2015