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Three killed, four injured in IED blast in Imphal

Imphal, Dec 21 (ANI): Three persons were killed and four were injured near bus depot in Khuyathong area of Imphal on Sunday morning after an IED blast. Four people are injured and one person's condition is critical. Immediately after the blast, police officials and forensic experts rushed at the spot to investigate the incident. Police said the IED planted by the roadside near Imphal market exploded killing three labourers and injuring four others. The injured have been rushed to the nearby RIMS hospital. All the dead and injured are all non-local migrant labors, including one from Nagaland. Further details are awaited. Dec 21, 2014
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Politicos react after another BJP leader caught on video tape using threatening words

Jaipur, Dec 21 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Sunday after another BJP leader was caught on a video tape using threatening words. The video showed BJP MLA from Ladpura in Kota, Bhawani Singh Rajawat, wooing and threatening voters during the recent local bodies’ elections. State BJP President Ashok Parnami, reacting over the incident, said that he has no knowledge of any such video and incase any such surfaces then investigation will be carried out in the matter and appropriate action will be taken. Congress leader Archana Sharma, however, accused BJP of accepting unprecedented mandate with arrogance. Earlier on Friday, BJP MLA Prahlad Gunjal was suspended from the party after being caught allegedly threatening the Kota district CMHO over phone. Dec 21, 2014
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School Children from India writes letter to Pak PM Nawaz Sharif over rising militancy

Vadodara, Dec 21 (ANI): Around 700 school children wrote a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urging him to take action against militants in the wake of Taliban school attack in Peshawar city earlier this week, in which 132 children were killed. Hundreds of schoolchildren from the Vadodara city of Gujarat were seen writing letters to Sharif. The Taliban, waging war against Pakistan in order to topple the government and set up an Islamic state, immediately claimed responsibility for the deadly school attack. After the attack, the Taliban declared that all of those children deserved to die because they were part of the military establishment. A student, Sheikh Noor Begum said that in her letter she requested to the Pakistan PM to stop militancy and expected that with the help of these letters he will be further forced to act. Dec 21, 2014
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Monkey saves electrocuted friend at Kanpur railway station

Kanpur, Dec 21 (ANI): In a heroic act, a monkey saved life of another monkey who fell unconscious after being electrocuted in Kanpur. The monkey was electrocuted while walking on high tension wires in city’s railway station. It fell down on the tracks and appeared dead. The monkey tried to resuscitate the unconscious one for several minutes by biting and dipping him in the water on the tracks. After almost 15-20 minutes the electrocuted monkey showed signs of life and started moving a bit. Lots of people were seen standing on the platform and taking videos and pictures in their mobile phones. Dec 21, 2014
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Four workers die in petrochemical factory premises of Assam

Dibrugarh, Dec 21 (ANI): Four workers of a petrochemical factory, Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL), in Assam died due to suffocation after they went inside a tank filled with nitrogen gas. The incident took place when the workers shouted due to shortage of oxygen while working in the tank. The workers were taken to a nearby hospital where they were declared brought dead. The incident angered thousands of co-workers who vandalised the company’s premises and tried to set it on fire. Police tried to control the situation and resorted to baton charge. Meanwhile, Central Industry Security Force personnel also pushed mediapersons, who were present during the incident, out of the factory’s premises. Dec 21, 2014
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Hosiery industry cheers winters as sales pick up

Ludhiana, Dec 20 (ANI): The onset of winters has brought cheers to India's largest hosiery industry in Ludhiana city, which was battling a huge stockpile of its unsold inventory. As temperatures have dipped to sub-zero levels in several north Indian states, this hosiery manufacturing hub in Punjab is witnessing a jump in sales. Owners say they hope to clear unsold stocks now. Ludhiana accounts for nearly 90 percent of the country's woolen hosiery industry and employs 400,000 people. The hosiery goods of Ludhiana are not just popular in domestic market but are also in great demand in Europe, Dubai, America and Russia as well. The hosiery industry is likely to surpass China in a race for global expansion as French buyers prefer Indian products over Chinese products. Dec 21, 2014
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Protesters march through Macau for free leadership elections

Dozens of pro-democracy protesters march through Macau's historic centre calling for free leadership elections as Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up his two-day visit to mark the 15th anniversary of the handover from Portugal. Duration: 00:43 Dec 20, 2014
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Seven killed in a road mishap in Uttar Pradesh

Jalaun, Dec 20 (ANI): Seven people were killed and few others injured after a lorry fell into a ditch in Uttar Pradesh state on Saturday. The accident took place in Jalaun district in the state. Police said the lorry was carrying around 40 people who were returning after offering prayers in a shrine. Police Commissioner, KR Mohan Rav, visited the local hospital where the injured have been admitted. The injured said that it was very foggy when they were returning. Dec 20, 2014
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Enact law against religion conversion, if you don't like it: Bhagwat

Kolkata, Dec 20 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Saturday said that efforts should be made to bring back people who were converted from Hinduism by greed. Bhagwat, who was addressing a rally in Kolkata, iterated that Hindus were ‘looted’ away by force. He also called the Hindu society to be united in an effort to ‘save the world’ and spoke of a Hindu awakening. Bhagwat also accused Pakistan and Bangladesh of committing crimes and infiltrating India. Dec 20, 2014
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Indian Navy's globe-trotting vessel docks at Vishakhapatnam port

Visakhapatnam, Dec 20 (ANI): The Indian Navy vessel, INSV Mhadei lowered its anchor at port city of Visakhapatnam after circumnavigating the world twice. Mhadei was part of a pioneer project 'Sagar Parikrama' (Sea Navigation), aimed at undertaking a solo world trip on an Indian built vessel. It uses its sails and does not operate on fuel. The vessel has now completed over 100,000 nautical miles since it left Indian shores in 2009. Mhadei's Skipper, Commander Dilip Donde, completed his first solo navigation across the world on the vessel between August 2009 and May 2010 sailing for 157 days, and became the first Indian to complete the feat. Dec 20, 2014
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Mohan Bhagwat's 'bhule-bhatke' remark draws flak, BJP-RSS support him

New Delhi/ Nagpur, Dec 20 (ANI): RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's 'bhule-bhatke' remark over religion conversion on Saturday drew flak from various political and religious leaders. Congress leaders, Salman Khurshid, Former SP leader Kamal Farooqui and BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria condemned the remark and said that this is against the constitution of India. Chief Imam of All India Imam Organisation, Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, said that converting religion by choice is not wrong but doing it forcefully is completely against law. Meanwhile, BJP leader Ashwini Chaubey and RSS Supporter Virag Pachpore supported Mohan Bhagwat's statement. Dec 20, 2014
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J and K Assembly Polls: State witnesses highest turnout in the last 25 years; overall voting turnou

New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Deputy Election Commissioner of India Vinod Zutshi on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections witnessed the highest turnout in the last 25 years. He added that the overall voting turnout recorded for all phases in the entire J and K state is 65%. He further stated that overall polling percentage recorded for 5th phase of the assembly election is 76%. As many as 18,28,904 eligible voters, comprising 9,59,011 men and 8,69,891 women exercised their franchise at 2,366 polling stations. Dec 20, 2014
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Jharkhand polls' final phase witnesses 71.25% voter turnout

New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Jharkhand Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha on Saturday said that overall voting turnout recorded for all phases in the entire Jharkhand State is 66.03%. He added that the overall polling percentage recorded for 5th phase of Jharkhand Assembly election is 71.25%. He further stated that it has been the highest turn out as compared to any election in the state of Jharkhand. Dec 20, 2014