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SC rejects bail pleas of accused Italian marines

New Delhi/ Kochi, Dec 16 (ANI): India's apex court on Tuesday (December 16) denied bail applications of two Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen in 2012. According to media reports, Massimiliano Latorre has been in Italy since September for medical treatment. He has sought extension of his stay as he has to undergo heart surgery. Salvatore Girone had asked to be allowed to go back to his family for Christmas. Intervener in the case, Subhash Chandran, said the court had decided against granting bail since proceedings in the case had been hanging for too long due to the marines' absence. Earlier in September, the Court had allowed Latorre to go back to Italy after suffering a brain stroke. Chandran said that Latorre's bail was going to expire in January 2015. Latorre and Girone have been charged with murder but deny killing anyone or aiming directly at the boat of Indian fishermen. Dec 16, 2014
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Indian Army observes Victory Day in JandK

Srinagar, Dec 16 (ANI): Indian army on Tuesday commemorated Victory Day and paid respects to the soldiers killed in the 1971 war against Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. December 16 marks the 45th anniversary of the 1971 IndiaPakistan war, the first war the Indian army had won after World War-II. General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Kashmir-based 15 Corps of the Indian army, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha, paid his respects to the soldiers by laying a wreath at a memorial and said the nation won the war after many sacrifices. Saha said that to mark the day some events have been organised to honour and preserve the contribution of the deceased soldiers. Meanwhile, in Nagrota town in Jammu district, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Kashmir-based 16 Corps of the Indian army, Lieutenant General KH Singh, also paid tribute to the soldiers. Dec 16, 2014
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Mass conversion row accused Nand Kishore Balmiki arrested

Agra, Dec 16 (ANI): The Agra police on Tuesday arrested Nand Kishore Balmiki, who was the main accused in the alleged forced re-conversion case of over 100 people to Hinduism. Balmiki surrendered himself at the Hari Parbat police station on Tuesday morning, the Agra police said. The police said that further investigator is on in the case. Dec 16, 2014
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Students pen longest letter to PM Modi on the 2nd anniversary of Delhi gang rape

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Students on Tuesday (December 16) penned the longest letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking safety for women and faster penalty of the accused as the country observes the second anniversary of the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a bus in New Delhi. A poll published by a newspaper said 90 percent of 2,557 women surveyed, did not see any improvements in safety. The same survey found 86 percent of respondents avoided going out alone after dark. Police and government officials argue that a host of measures have been introduced to improve safety, but add that violence against women is a far more deep-rooted problem which cannot be solved easily. Dec 16, 2014
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Cape Verde volcano spews fresh lava

Cape Verde's Pico do Fogo volcano has been erupting since the 22nd November, destroying two villages and several hectares of agricultural land. Dec 16, 2014
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IKEA ruffles a few feathers with first Korean store

Global furniture giant IKEA opens its first store in South Korea on Thursday, a much-anticipated market entry that has stumbled at a number of commercial and cultural hurdles along the way. Dec 16, 2014
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More than 80 students feared dead in Pak, security experts condemn attack in school

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): More than 80 students have been killed and many more wounded in a terror attack by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Pakistan's Army Public School in Peshawar. According to reports, police said that at least six terrorists stormed inside the school after scaling its walls. Meanwhile, security experts in India have condemned the incident. Dec 16, 2014
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Social Activists await laws to ensure women safety two years post Delhi gang rape case

Lucknow/ Chennai, Dec 16 (ANI): India on Tuesday observed the second anniversary of brutal gang rape of 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist in a moving bus in New Delhi, a case that led to nationwide protests and forced authorities to tighten laws on sex crimes. Social Activist Sudha Ramalingam said all the steps taken so far have failed to make women feel safer. Faced with criticism over apathy and insensitivity to crimes against women, Delhi's 80,000-strong police force has also attempted a revamp of sorts. Meanwhile, Social Worker Aparna Yadav urged the politicians to aware the masses, especially women, of the Criminal Laws Amendment Act. Social Activist Shaina NC also said that befitting tribute to the victim is still waiting. It would be complete when we use technology available to us. Dec 16, 2014
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Japan introduces its pop music and food to the world

Japan, Dec 16 (ANI): Horipro, the Japanese talent production company, is now eyeing ASEAN and India. Recently, its famous actor and artist gathered in Singapore for the Anime Festival Asia 2014, and annual event with participation of some 90,000 people. The event was held jointly by Singapore cooperation SOZO and Horipro. Horipro executes not only talent business but also plural business including talent goods sales and production of its own content. It was displayed at an exhibition. Actor of Japanese comic, Death Note, Hayato Kakizawa also participated at the event marked by musical performances and caught the attention of fans. Some fans also interacted with Kakizawa. They were attracted by his performance and attitude. Dec 16, 2014
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Billawar rally: Dynastic politics like termite eating democracy, says Modi

Billawar, Dec 16 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Kathua district’s Billawar town, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described dynastic politics as a "termite" that eats away the foundations of democracy. Holding corruption, bad governance and nepotism responsible for the problems being faced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, he said dynastic politics was the root cause of all these problems. Attacking Cong, NC and PDP, Modi said that J&K people have now got an alternative. Dec 16, 2014
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GoI condemns attack on innocent children in Peshawar, no definition for terrorism: MEA

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Spokesperson of MEA, Syed Akbaruddin said on Tuesday that the Indian government condemns attack on innocent children at a school in Peshawar. Akbaruddin said that it was the most unfortunate militant attack on children and is highly condemnable. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condemned the act through twitter. Dec 16, 2014
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Reactions come in as TMC demands withdrawal of PM's control over CBI

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Reactions come in after Trinamool Congress demanded in Lok Sabha that the CBI's control be withdrawn from the Prime Minister and handed over to the Lokpal. BJP Spokesperson Nalin Kohli said that TMC should rather demand that justice be done to those who lost their money in the scam. NCP leader Majid Memon said that CBI should try and clean its image of a 'caged parrot'. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the TMC should remember that they never questioned the CBI during the UPA government. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the CBI works as a rubber stamp and the allegations itself was made by the BJP earlier. Dec 16, 2014