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Congress on US President Barack Obama's visit

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Taking a potshot at the BJP led NDA Government, the Congress on Wednesday said the Congress leaders are happy as US president Barrack Obama called upon young Indians to follow two essential fundamentals of India's constitutional ethos which are right to freedom of religion besides calling upon to fight against sectarian forces. Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that he hopes the Prime Minister and the Indian government has listened to Obama and would do the necessary course correction. Jan 28, 2015
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Kejriwal addresses public meeting in Shakurpur Basti in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday addressed a public meeting in Shakurpur Basti constituency of Delhi. Kejriwal attacked Kiran Bedi who is portrayed as the Chief Ministerial candidate for BJP. He said that Kiran Bedi is unable to understand the conspiracy of BJP behind presenting her as the CM face and added if Bedi wanted to join politics she should have joined an honest party like AAP not a corrupt party like BJP. Further, Kejriwal said that BJP is scared of polls and also clarified the reason for his resignation as Delhi CM, apologizing for the same. Jan 28, 2015
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Bangladesh pro liberation forces protest against political violence

Dhaka, Jan 28 (ANI): Members of Gonojagoron Moncho, a resurgent platform, held protests against the ongoing political violence in Bangladesh by certain political groups and its leaders. Hundreds of distinguished cultural and intellectual personalities, organisations came together to participate in the protest in Dhaka, condemning countrywide blockade called by opposition parties under former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. Slogan-shouting protesters carried out demonstrations in the capital city, holding banners reading anti-terrorism messages. The protesters also exhorted to eliminate Jamaat-e-Islami, an organisation of war criminals, demanding immediate trial and punishment to the war criminals. The activists said they need to be ensured that the spirit of liberation war triumphed over anti-liberation forces which were going all-out to disrupt the country's march towards progress. Jan 28, 2015
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Modi pitches for women empowerment during culmination parade of this year's NCC Republic Day camp

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once again pitched for women empowerment in the country on Wednesday, during the culmination parade of this year's National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day camp in New Delhi. Modi, who is a former NCC cadet, lauded the increased participation of women in this year's Republic Day parade, held at Rajpath in the national capital, on January 26. As Modi inspected the guard of honour accorded by the cadets, he recalled his days as a young NCC cadet. Modi said India was blessed to be a youthful nation. Jan 28, 2015
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Swine flu claims 27 lives in Rajasthan

Jaipur/Ludhiana, Jan 28 (ANI): The Rajasthan government is making necessary arrangements after 27 swine flu deaths were reported from the state. Additional director of health department, Doctor KC Meena, said that 113 cases of swine flu were reported from 22 districts. Meena said that symptoms of swine flu were very much similar to ordinary viral or cold due to which people tend to adopt a lax approach towards the disease, which leads to delay in treatment causing deaths. Meanwhile, health minister of Rajasthan, Rajendra Rathore, said the state has adequate arrangements to deal with the flu. Meanwhile, Ludhiana city in Punjab has also recorded two cases of swine flu. Jan 28, 2015
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Nithari killer Surinder Koli's death sentence commuted to life term by Allahabad HC

Allahabad, Jan 28 (ANI): The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday converted the death sentence of Surendra Koli to life imprisonment in the Nithari killings case. The decision taken was based on a PIL filed in the case, citing a delay in the hearing of his mercy petition. Koli's mercy plea had been pending for three years. He was convicted of the murder, rape and cannibalism of five children, while another 14 cases against him are still pending. It is unclear what the commutation of the death sentence in this case means in terms of the sentencing in other cases. Jan 28, 2015
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Ghulam Nabi Azad files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 28 (ANI): Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha in Jammu. Azad said that National Conference and Congress have been together since the fight for freedom of India so it is not new if they again join hands. He added that the comments of US President Barack Obama on religious cooperation was a master stroke as he gave a lesson to the government that no country can progress until people from all religions are taken along. Jan 28, 2015
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Amar Singh interrogated by SIT in Sunanda Pushkar death case

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh was interrogated by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Delhi on Wednesday in connection with the Sunanda Pushkar murder case. Singh told reporters that he was questioned for 2 hours and has conveyed whatever he knew about her. Jan 28, 2015
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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