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Snowfall in Kashmir bring cheers to residents

Srinagar, Feb 02 (ANI): Fresh spell of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir brought cheers to residents and turned the valley into a picturesque panorama. The capital city, Srinagar, received season's first snowfall which ended long dry spell. As per local media reports, the weather department has predicted snowfall during next three days. The minimum temperature recorded was minus 0.2 degree Celsius. Residents were happy as they said that the 40-day long Chillai Kalan, believed to be the harshest winter period in the valley, was over. Snowfall would bring some relief to people as health problems associated with dry winters would also end. Moreover, the snowfall would help increase water level in rivers and streams. Reportedly, an avalanche warning has also been issued in higher reaches of the valley. Feb 2, 2015
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Kiran Bedi's election campaign in-charge Narendra Tandon resigns

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): In a big jolt to BJP just five days ahead of Delhi Assembly Elections, BJP state executive member and Kiran Bedi's election campaign in-charge Narendra Tandon resigned from the party on Monday. The reasons for Tandon's resignation are yet to be known. Tandon, in his resignation letter to BJP President Amit Shah, said that he “could not tolerate” the way Bedi gave instructions to party workers. “Her (Kiran Bedi) aides used to insult me on every issue,” his letter stated. Meanwhile, Bedi refused to comment on the matter. Feb 2, 2015
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National cultural festival 'Maati Ke Rang' showcases India's rich cultural diversity in Nagaland

Nagaland, Feb 02 (ANI): Showcasing the cultural diversity of the country on a single platform! "Maati ke Rang", the five-day long cultural extravaganza that concluded recently in Dimapur city of Nagaland brought alive the vivid culture of India. More than 600 artists from all across the country performed during the event organized by the Ministry of Culture with an aim to bring together India's cultural diversity. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and other dignitaries attended the inaugural day function. Thematic pavilions (Aangans) were put up by different states showcasing their art, craft and food. Visitors relished the delicious cuisines of various states at the stalls. Artists also showed live demonstration of their work and got a chance to sell it directly to the costumers. The large crowd at the event has convinced the government to hold the future events in the northeast. Feb 2, 2015
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Thousands march for democracy in Hong Kong

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months. Duration: 01:42 Feb 1, 2015
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Iraqi Kurdistan tourism in tatters as IS war drags on

Billboards still read "Welcome to Arbil, 2014 Arab Tourism Capital," but most of the visitors Iraq's Kurdistan region welcomed last year were people made homeless by a jihadist offensive. Duration: 01:25 Feb 1, 2015
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Cameroonians march to support fight against Boko Haram

Hundreds of people marched in the streets of Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon on Sunday, to show support for the military fight against extremist group Boko Hara in the north of the country. Duration: 01:02 Feb 1, 2015
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Delhi Polls: Kejriwal attacks BJP over inflation

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday attacked the BJP government over its false promises of reducing inflation which were not fulfilled. Kejriwal said that BJP promised to reduce electricity and general goods' price, but it did not fulfill them. Kejriwal said that BJP claims to reduce petrol prices but the way crude oil prices have been reduced to even less than half but fuel prices are still higher. Feb 1, 2015
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EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese Foreign Minister in Beijing

Beijing, Feb 01 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. Wang Yi said that India is an important neighbour to China and it will always work towards enhancing them. Yi added that India-US and India-China relations cannot be compared but both work bilaterally to the countries. He added that neighbourhood diplomacy is always high on China's agenda. Feb 1, 2015
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Delhi Polls: BJP targets AAP, says it is manipulating facts part 1

New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday hit back at the Aam Aadmi Party. Sitharaman alleged that AAP manipulates facts while campaigning in Delhi. She counter questioned the party over women safety, CCTV camera and water billings. Feb 1, 2015
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Delhi Polls: BJP targets AAP, says it is manipulating facts part 2

New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday hit back at the Aam Aadmi Party. Sitharaman alleged that AAP manipulates facts while campaigning in Delhi. She counter questioned the party over women safety, CCTV camera and water billings. Feb 1, 2015
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Delhi Polls: BJP targets AAP, says it is manipulating facts part 3

New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday hit back at the Aam Aadmi Party. Sitharaman alleged that AAP manipulates facts while campaigning in Delhi. She counter questioned the party over women safety, CCTV camera and water billings. Feb 1, 2015
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Famous Surajkund fair kick starts in Haryana

Surajkund, Feb 01 (ANI): The famous Surajkund Mela (fair), which showcases variety of ethnically diverse handicrafts, handloom products and cuisines and has foreign nations participating, kick started in Haryana on Sunday (February 01). The 15-day fair is an annual event which reflects and promotes the rich and diverse cultural and artistic heritage of India. The 29th edition of the fair will see 18 countries taking part in it and has central state of Chhattisgarh as the theme state. Khattar inaugurated the fair along with Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh, in Faridabad. For the less-known and unknown artisans, be they from India or abroad, the Surajkund Mela provides an ideal platform to showcase their creative talents with lucrative commercial prospects. Visitors also get to see traditional cultural events, dance and folk music shows organized at the venue. This year Lebanon is the partner nation at the fair. Feb 1, 2015
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Indian Army flags off cycle expedition in remembrance of Kashmir floods

Srinagar, Feb 01 (ANI): Indian Army organized a cycle expedition in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to commemorate joint efforts of army and locals in saving lives during devastating floods in the state last year. The cycle expedition 'Sailab se Salamati' was flagged off by General Officer Commanding of Kashmir based 15 Corps, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha. Indian army spent almost three months to select participants for the expedition. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands of villages devastated by the worst flooding in decades in the Kashmir valley last year. The expedition en route to Delhi is aimed at spreading a positive message and highlighting the grit with which people survived the worst ever flood in the state's history. Feb 1, 2015