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
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Modi inaugurates 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar, Jan 08 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13th edition of'Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas' in Gandhinagar on Thursday. About 4000 NRIs from 58 countries are in the city to attend the annual fest that brings together members of the Indian diaspora to engage and discuss investing in India. Earlier he launched the 'Dandi Kutir', a unique exhibition depicting various stages of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi's life and work. The prime minister is likely to push the programs like 'Jan Dhan Yojana', 'Make-in-India', 'Swachh Bharat', 'Digital India' and 'Smart Cities' among the Indian Diaspora. Jan 8, 2015
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Time for Shashi Tharoor to speak the truth: Swamy

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said it is now time for former union minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to speak the truth in the case of her wife Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor's death. According to reports, Delhi Police had earlier on Wednesday issued a legal notice to Shashi Tharoor asking him to join the murder probe of his wife Sunanda Pushkar at the earliest. Delhi's Police Commissioner BS Bassi had said on Wednesday that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to carry forward the probe in the case. Bassi also said that the police is as of now is proceeding according to the action plan, and added that every aspect is being examined carefully. Jan 8, 2015

Forest officials rescue tiger caught in fence in Maharashtra

Chandrapur, Jan 08 (ANI): Forest officials in a village in Chandrapur district rescued a tiger that was stuck in a fence bordering a nearby jungle. The tiger which got stuck in the fence at night was growling as he attempted to escape. The spot was very close to the Borda village in the district. Forest officials managed to tranquilise the tiger after a grueling five hours. A forest official, Chand Hande, said they would set him free in the forest. Tigers have long been bordering extinction as they face the dangers of poaching, killings and habitat loss despite government conservation efforts. Jan 8, 2015

The place where I spoke was not a political stage, let bygone be bygone: Sakshi Maharaj on'4 kids' r

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): BJP parliamentarian Sakshi Maharaj on Thursday said his remark that Hindu women should have at least four children to "protect" their religion, was not made on a political stage and therefore it should not be given so much of importance. He further asked to let bygone be bygone adding that he is a sincere follower of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP. Sakshi Maharaj's remark that Hindu women should have at least four children to protect the religion has come under attack not just by the Opposition but his own party. Jan 8, 2015

French envoy says Paris attack was to create sentiment of terror

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Ambassador of France to India, Francois Richier, said barbaric attack on Paris-based weekly satirical magazine was an attempt to create a sentiment of terror and destroy social fabric in the country. Hooded gunmen stormed the Charlie Hebdo offices known for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades. Jan 8, 2015

Coal Minister says coal workers have called off their strike

New Delhi/ Dhanbad, Jan 08 (ANI): Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said the workers had called off their strike after the meeting with union leaders. State-owned Coal India Limited struggled to produce and ship less than half of its daily target on the first day of a five-day worker strike that began on Tuesday (January 06), hampering government efforts to reform the country's coal industry and ease its power crisis. Goyal assured the workers that Coal India wouldn't be privatised. Jan 8, 2015

12 feared dead in Paris shooting at Charlie Hebdo headquarters

Paris, Jan 07 (ANI): According to the reports, at least 12 people were killed and 10 wounded after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday. Police and emergency personnel rushed to the scene to take victims to medical attention. Reportedly, a cartoon mocking ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was tweeted by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo just an hour before the gunmen bursted into their offices. French President Francois Hollande arrived at the scene of a mass shooting which took place at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo. Hollande called the slayings a "terror attack", according to Prime Minister's office. Separately, the government said it was raising France's national security level to the highest notch. Jan 7, 2015
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Cameron says Paris attack 'barbaric', says press freedom must be defended

London, Jan 07 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday condemned the barbaric attack on the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and said Britain stood with France in the fight against terror. According to the reports, at least 12 people were killed and 10 wounded after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Reportedly, a cartoon mocking ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was tweeted by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo just an hour before the gunmen bursted into their offices. Jan 7, 2015
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PM Modi condemns Paris attacks

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condemned the attacks in Paris, also extending his condolences to the people of France. The Prime Minister took to twitter to express his views on the matter. "Condemnable and despicable attack in Paris . Our solidarity with people of France. My thoughts are with families of those who lost their lives," he wrote. Earlier in the day, gunmen entered the offices of French satirical magazine 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. Jan 7, 2015

Paris attack: We are threatened because we are free, says Hollande

Paris, Jan 07 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that a shooting at the Paris offices of a weekly satirical magazine was a "terrorist attack". He added that France is in shock, in front of a terrorist attack and that the authorities were seeking those responsible. He further stated that France is being threatened because France is a free country. At least 12 people were killed and 10 wounded after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Police and emergency personnel rushed to the scene to take victims to medical attention. Reportedly, a cartoon mocking ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was tweeted by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo just an hour before the gunmen bursted into their offices. Jan 7, 2015