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Camel fest in Rajasthan enthralls tourists

Bikaner, Jan 06 (ANI): Camel race in shimmering sand dunes of Rajasthan enthralled Indian and foreign tourists at the International Camel Festival. Camels, which are also known as the ship of the desert due to their ability to store water for several days, mesmerised the onlookers as they competed with each other with great vigour. The tourists, who arrived in Bikaner district of Rajasthan from western countries like Australia, Germany, Canada and England, were thrilled as they watched the race keenly and enjoyed every moment of it. Apart from camel race, camel dance, camel decoration competitions and camel wrestling, and several village sport events were also organised at the festival. A tourist from Germany, Gehash said he was delighted to witness the camel race. The tourists were fascinated as they saw beautifully decorated camels dance to traditional tunes at the festival, jointly organised by Rajasthan Tourism and Bikaner district administration. Jan 6, 2015
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Congress and BJP react as Delhi Police says Sunanda Pushkar was murdered

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Congress and BJP on Tuesday react as Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi confirmed that Sunanda Pushkar was murdered. A case of murder under Section 302 of IPC has been registered against unknown people. Bassi said that it is not a case of natural death and that medical report states that she was poisoned. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the police should carry on a fair investigation in the case and also questioned on such a delay in filing the FIR in the case. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that there is nothing to politicize the issue and said that Delhi police will see that the accused are brought to book. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also welcomed the finding and said that Congress leader and Pushkar's husband Shashi Tharoor will be brought to book even as he alleged that Tharoor was involved in the murder. Jan 6, 2015
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BSE Sensex and Nifty drops, Market Expert says global 'pessimistic sentiments' over crude oil price

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): As BSE Sensex and Nifty dropped after hitting 1 month highs, Market Expert Akash Jindal said that the global pessimistic sentiments' over crude oil price was the cause of the drastic fall. Jindal said that the rate of the crude oil is going down which is good for India as the inflation will go down but will adverselt affect other countries. He said that the global sentiments are down over the crude oil price as many economies are dependent on the same. He also advised Indian investors not to panic in such situation. The benchmark BSE Sensex tumbled over 588.15 points to 27,254.17 and the NSE Nifty dipped below the 8,300-mark in opening trade on Tuesday on heavy selling by funds and investors amid global sell-off on worries about Eurozone and sinking oil prices. Jan 6, 2015
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Smriti Irani says new education policy soon to be implemented in all states

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said that the new education policy shall soon be implemented in all the states. She said that the new policy is made considering the interest of students who are physically challenged, from SC, tribal sects as they will be given quality education. She added that the new policy shall soon be implemented in all states and universities. Irani added that the work in this context has begun in the HRD Ministry. Jan 6, 2015
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Advani, Baba Ramdev may get Padma awards, politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Political reactions flowed in on Tuesday over reports that the Narendra Modi government is planning to give Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in the country, to senior BJP leader LK Advani. According to reports yoga guru Ramdev is also in the Padma awards list. Jan 6, 2015
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Sukhbir Badal says Rahul thinks Sikhs are drug addicts, politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal blamed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for engineering a conspiracy to defame brave Punjabis as drug addicts and alleged that the Gandhi familys hatred towards Sikhs has not ended. Political reactions flowed in on Tuesday over Badals remarks. Jan 6, 2015
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Attacker of Mamata's nephew charged with attempt to murder, Politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): The man who slapped West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee on the dais at a Trinamool party meeting, has been charged with attempt to murder and other non-bailable sections as he lies in hospital with critical injuries from the beating he suffered at the hands of some Trinamool supporters. Jan 6, 2015
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Arvind Panagariya's family rejoiced at his appointment as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

Jaipur, Jan 06 (ANI): Family of Eminent free-market economist Arvind Panagariya on Tuesday rejoiced at his appointment as Vice Chairman of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new policy commission, or NITI Aayog. His brother and relatives said that Panagariya will work for the nation and will bring great developments in the favour of India. Giving a final shape to the NITI Aayog, the government on Monday appointed US-based economist and Columbia university professor Arvind Panagariya as the first vice chairperson of the newly created agency. Jan 6, 2015
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BJP criticizes Karnataka govt for allegedly transferring ISIS twitter investigating officer

Bangalore, Jan 06 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday criticized the Karnataka government for allegedly transferring the police officer who had investigated the pro-ISIS twitter account case, adding that such a move will be a diversion from the ongoing enquiry. BJP leader Jagadish Shettar stated that the transfer of the officer involved at a crucial juncture in the case was dangerous to India's national integrity. Jan 6, 2015
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Villagers move to relief camps as shelling intensifies along India-Pakistan border

Kathua, Jan 06 (ANI): Hundreds of villagers living along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir moved to relief camps after cross-border firing intensified between the two neighbouring countries. Villagers living along the international border are agitated with Pakistan for violating the ceasefire truce time and again. While hundreds of them left their homes with their belongings on tractors towards safer havens, many others walked to the relief camps. Another villager in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, Balwinder Singh said the government should take initiative to end the border disturbances permanently. The villagers, including children and elderly were seen taking refuge at the relief camps that have been set up in government schools. Jan 6, 2015
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Asaduddin Owaisi faces flak over 'everyone is born a Muslim' remark

New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday faced flak as he stirred a controversy with remarks that every child is born a Muslim as he locked horns with right-wing Hindu outfits over their 'ghar wapsi' programme. Owaisi's statement drew strong reactions from political parties who calling it a stunt to get votes. Jan 6, 2015
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Politicos welcome US clarification as it denies clean chit and funds to Pakistan

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday welcomed clarification from US after it denied that it had issued any certification on Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts and said no fresh request had been sent to Congress for assistance to that country. BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said that India is quite gratified that US denied giving any clean chit to Pakistan on terrorism. Congress also applauded clarification from US and also went on to say that India has worked for years to strengthen relations with the United States and the present BJP government at the centre should be cautious of not ruining the same. Jan 6, 2015