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BJP, PDP agree on seat sharing for RS polls; NC to support Azad

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Politicos gave mixed reactions as the National Conference decided to join hands with Congress and support its leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's candidature in the forthcoming Rajya Sabha polls in the state. According to reports, the BJP and the PDP have also come to an understanding over seat sharing in the elections to Rajya Sabha. The BJP has fielded two candidates from Jammu and Kashmir for the February 7 polls for Rajya Sabha where four seats are going to fall vacant next month. The declaration of candidates by BJP for two seats comes even as it is in talks with PDP for formation of government in the state. Jan 28, 2015
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Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje meets US President Barack Obama

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje met US President Barack Obama at the banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee recently. Obama was accompanied by his wife Michelle. Raje along with a bevy of political and corporate leaders shared the table in the banquet hosted by President Mukherjee in honour of the Obamas. During his visit to India that started on Sunday morning the US President attended various events and ceremonies including President's Banquet, CEO's roundtable and Town Hall event apart from the Republic Day parade. Jan 28, 2015
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Mary Kom calls on PM Modi

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Champion pugilist M C Mary Kom along with her husband Onlar Kom met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. According to media reports, Mary gifted the Prime Minister a copy of her autobiography Unbreakable and invited the Prime Minister to inaugurate their boxing academy. However, the Prime Minister's Office described it as a courtesy call. Earlier on Tuesday, Kom had expressed her delight over US President Barack Obama mentioning her name in his Town Hall speech at the Siri Fort auditorium in the national capital, terming it a 'moment of pride'. Jan 28, 2015
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Tribal fair in Bhubaneswar draws huge crowd

Bhubaneswar, Jan 28 (ANI): People are thronging the annual tribal fair in Bhubaneswar city of Odisha to get a glimpse of the tribal culture and a taste of the tribal delicacies. The tribal fair was inaugurated on Monday by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. It has been organised by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRI) and will go on till February 09. Director of SCSTRI, A B Ota said that the annual fair is aimed at offering an integrated platform to the tribals from across the state for exhibiting and promoting their culture, art and crafts, lifestyle, and more. The fair has been divided into various sections like a tribal village, market, food plaza and craft pavilion. Jan 28, 2015
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Opposition parties will soon make fake allegations against our leaders: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he has information that the opposition parties will soon try to make fake allegations against the party leaders or its candidates. Kejriwal appealed to the people of Delhi not to believe in any such sting which might come up in a few days' time as elections are overhead, for the opposition parties are only trying to taint the image and goodwill of AAP. Jan 28, 2015
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Japanese firms use traditional, contemporary methods to reach customers

Tokyo, Jan 28 (ANI): Alps Electric, a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, is producing electronic devices, such as switches, sensors, and display panels. The company supplies about 40,000 types of electronic components to more than 2,000 manufacturing companies across the world. Those precision parts are used in consumer electronics, mobile devices, automotive and industrial equipments. Their global unified quality parts supply has been backed up with precise mold technology and quality evaluation system. The Alps Electric Kitahara factory is taking advantage of the precision processing technology to manufacture molds for use in producing various electronic parts. This micro puzzle cube is made by the advanced mold technology in which seams are almost unrecognisable. The quality of the products is managed by various evaluation equipments, and quality management system of ALPS established globally. OTA market is the biggest Central market in Tokyo which is located near Tokyo bay and has an area of about 400,000 square meters. It not only sells vegetables and fruits but flower and fish also. OTA Market is firmly supporting people’s daily life in Tokyo. Jan 28, 2015
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Army Chief praises Martyred Col MN Rai for acting brave against terrorists

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Chief of Indian Army, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, on Wednesday praised the martyred Colonel MN Rai, who laid his life fighting against terrorists in Tral last evening. Suhag said that Rai was a brave officer and had also received awards for his quick action on Republic Day. Suhag said that army will always be acting on a tipoff to fight insurgents and protect the country from any harm. He further added that Obama's visit should not be linked with the activity as it is a routine practice of insurgents to try and infiltrate in Indian boundary. Jan 28, 2015
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Kejriwal gets another EC notice on 'bribe for votes' comment, Politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Wednesday after AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal received another notice of Election Commission for his 'bribe for votes' comment. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that Arvind Kejriwal is laughing at the EC's notice which proves that he is an anarchist. Congress leader PC Chacko slammed Kejriwal and said that AAP didn't make their government in Delhi earlier as they knew the fight is between three parties in Delhi and they should accept this fact. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that no one should the violated the code of conduct of Election Commission. Jan 28, 2015
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US President Barack Obama's remarks on religious freedom draw reactions

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Barack Obama's remarks which emphasized on the need of religious freedom. BJP leader Sambit Patra on Wednesday said that Obama by his remarks meant that India and US have accommodated various religions and hence are successful democracies. All India Imam Organization Chief Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi also dismissed that the remarks of the US president marked a rebuke ton anyone. Congress leader PC Chacko said that Congress has been talking about religious freedom and it is for the BJP to understand. Leaders from other political parties also expressed similar sentiments. Jan 28, 2015
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Shazia Ilmi attacks AAP over pro-BJP allegations on Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on Wednesday attacked AAP over its continuous allegations on Kiran Bedi for being pro-BJP since the IAC movement. Ilmi said that if AAP already knew that Bedi was inclined towards BJP, why did it offer a ticket to her and promise to make her the face of AAP for Delhi polls. Ilmi also said that the use of Bedi's image on posters of AAP election campaign is not correct. She said that BJP can also make various allegations and put such posters during campaign. Jan 28, 2015
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Jennifer Aniston obsessed with watching 'The Bachelor'

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston has admitted that she loves watching 'The Bachelor' series adding that watching this reality series is like her guilty pleasure. The 'Cake' star said in an award show that ' The Bachelor ' is one of her television habit that she doesn't even want to get rid of, and in that she likes Jimmy Kimmel's sense of humor, a leading magazine reported. When asked for feeling bad for the contestants of the series, the American actress replied that it's a train wreck, and there is nothing to feel bad for as they do the filthy things to themselves to just entertain the audience. Jan 28, 2015

Tamil newspaper receives terrorist threat, Condemning reactions flow

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Weeks after 14 people died in an attack at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris, a threat letter for a similar attack has been received in Tamil Nadu. Condemning reactions flowed on Wednesday after a Tamil daily, Dinamalar, received a letter: supposedly from terrorist outfit Al-Qaeda, reading "Yesterday Charlie Hebdo, tomorrow Dinamalar". The letter mentions "the base moment of the Al-Qaeda" as the sender. DMK leader TKS Elangovan said that this is against the freedom of press. Congress leader Manish Tewari condemned the threat saying that freedom of press should not be attacked. Defence Expert Lt Gen (Retd) Raj Kadyan said that the investigation agencies should take note whether the threat was real or only meant to create hoax. Jan 28, 2015

India, Germany hold talks on environment, climate change

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that a bilateral meeting is being held between India and Germany aiming at strengthening the cooperation between the two nations on issues related to environment. Javadekar and German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks held discussions on various issues related to environment including climate change and sustainable development. The meeting is being held in the wake of nations preparing national plans for cutting down their carbon emissions after 2020 annually. The two-day event will focus on issues of waste and water management, resource efficiency and sustainable urban development. Jan 28, 2015

PM Modi pays tribute to Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary. The Prime Minister took to twitter to honour the leader. "Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai was a unique personality who was ahead of his time. I salute this proud son of India on his birth anniversary," he posted. Born in 1865, Lala Lajpat Rai was leader in the fight for independence. He was popularly known as 'Punjab Kesari' and was also called 'Sher-E-Punjab'. Jan 28, 2015
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Wreath laying ceremony being held for martyr Colonel MN Rai in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 28 (ANI): The wreath laying ceremony was being held on Wednesday for martyr Colonel MN Rai in Srinagar, who sacrificed his life while battling a group of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Colonel Rai was conferred the Yudh Seva medal by President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day for outstanding contribution in planning and conduct of operations including a gun battle with militants. General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Kashmir-based 15 Corps of the Indian army, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha said that Colonel MN Rai's quick thinking and retaliation led to death of terrorist in Tral. Jan 28, 2015