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MET declares Monday foggiest day of the season so far

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Meteorological Department declared Monday as the foggiest day of the season so far, adding that the conditions are likely to prevail over the next few days. Dense foggy conditions severely affected rail and air transport, with around two dozen of domestic and International flights and more than 50 New Delhi bound trains reportedly rescheduled or running late. Dec 22, 2014
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Rajya Sabha adopts resolution against bail to 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha, on Monday adopted a resolution condemning a Pakistan court's decision to grant bail to Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. There has been widespread protests in India after Lahkhvi was granted bail, two days after Peshawar school attack which killed 132 children and nine staff members. Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, condemned Pakistan government's attitude leading to Lakhvi's bail as he read out the resolution, passed unanimously by the House. The resolution also called upon Pakistan to take steps to punish the people involved in the attack Dec 22, 2014
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Politicos react after Omar says UPA should have awarded Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that Congress-led UPA government should have conferred Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that he agreed with Abdullah's statement. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut also welcomed Abdullah's statement. However, he added that Abdullah should have thought about it when UPA was in power. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar and KC Tyagi said that they didn't object giving Bharat Ratna to Vajpayee but felt that there were even other freedom fighters whom similar honour should be given. Dec 22, 2014
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Politicos react after Sanjeev Balyan calls Azam Khan 'terrorist'

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after Minister of State Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan said that SP leader Azam Khan is not less than any 'terrorist'. BSP Chief Mayawati said that Khan and Balyan keep on giving controversial statement and that her party doesn't support any of their statements. SP leader Gaurav Bhatia and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also condemned the statement. Dec 22, 2014
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Janata Parivar accuses govt of cheating people, creating communal tension Part - 1

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The regrouped Janata Parivar staged a massive protest against the Narendra Modi government at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Monday over various issues, including black money and conversions. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government of cheating the people and scheming to spread communal tension across the country. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government was trying to divide the nation. Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar said that the BJP was trying to divert people's attention from the major issues. Dec 22, 2014
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Janata Parivar accuses govt of cheating people, creating communal tension Part - 2

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The regrouped Janata Parivar staged a massive protest against the Narendra Modi government at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Monday over various issues, including black money and conversions. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government of cheating the people and scheming to spread communal tension across the country. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government was trying to divide the nation. Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar said that the BJP was trying to divert people's attention from the major issues. Dec 22, 2014
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Janata Parivar accuses govt of cheating people, creating communal tension Part - 3

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The regrouped Janata Parivar staged a massive protest against the Narendra Modi government at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Monday over various issues, including black money and conversions. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government of cheating the people and scheming to spread communal tension across the country. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government was trying to divide the nation. Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar said that the BJP was trying to divert people's attention from the major issues. Dec 22, 2014
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India gears up to celebrate Christmas

Visakhapatnam/Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): People across India have begun preparations for Christmas which is just round the corner. Locals in the port city of Visakhapatnam were seen buying various decorative pieces to deck up Christmas trees. They also attended special prayers in churches ahead of the festival. This is the first major festival that the residents of Visakhapatnam are celebrating after the devastating cyclone Hudhud. Meanwhile, people in Mumbai were seen thronging local markets making special Christmas purchases. Christmas is celebrated with much pomp, gaiety and devotion across India. Dec 22, 2014
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NRIs likely to get voting rights soon, says Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said she hoped the non-resident Indians (NRIs) would soon be able to cast votes in the county. Swaraj talked about the long-standing demand of the NRIs while addressing a news conference in New Delhi on Monday, ahead of the Indian Diaspora Day, which will be held in Gujarat. Swaraj added that this year Indian Diaspora Day will mainly focus on Modi's Make in India Campaign and single window clearance in a bid to lure fresh foreign investment in Asia's third largest economy. Dec 22, 2014
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BSE closes points 329.95 up on Dec 22

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 329.95 points up to stand at 27,701.79. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 98.80 points up to stand at 8,324.00. BF UTILITIES LTD and SUZLON were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 19.99% and 8.07% along with GITANJALI and FRL with an increase of 7.68% and 7.31% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include RASOYPR and CEAT LTD with a decrease 4.97% and 4.13% along with INFRATEL and GREAT EASTERN SHIPPING CO.LTD with a decrease of 3.62% and 3.42% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 265.51 points at 18,626.39 while the banking sector is up 309.84 points at 21,455.62 and the reality sector is up 15.88 points at 1,514.37. The Indian currency is up 0.11% at Rs 63.23 per dollar. Dec 22, 2014
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Politicos react as ED summons Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): In wake of the summons issued to Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a drugs case, the rival parties on Monday demanded his resignation for a fair investigation. The BJP and its allies however said that a summon does not means Majithia is a culprit in the drug racket case. Dec 22, 2014
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Tsunami-ravaged Aceh rises rapidly from the ruins

Rows of new houses and beautiful mosques give little clue that the sleepy Indonesian fishing town of Meulaboh was the ground zero of the 2004 Asian tsunami, highlighting the success of a multi-billion-dollar reconstruction effort. Dec 22, 2014
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Conversion row: Uproar in RS, PM Modi likely to give a statement on the issue

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): A united opposition on Monday created turmoil in Rajya Sabha demanding a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on forcible religious conversions. According to reports Modi is likely to make a statement today in Rajya Sabha, which has witnessed uproar for almost a fortnight now over the issue. A united opposition said the government is following "an unacceptable agenda" of trying to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism and demanded a statement from PM Modi in Rajya Sabha, where the NDA government is in a minority. Dec 22, 2014
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Opposition protests outside Parliament over black money

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Opposition parties, including the Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal staged a protest against the government outside the Parliament on Monday over the black money issue. Meanwhile, the TMC also staged a separate protest against Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the Parliament. Earlier today, the Janata Parivar staged a protest against the government at Jantar Mantar over issues of Black money, unemployment, farmer issues and communal tensions in the country. Dec 22, 2014