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French tetraplegic's nephew hopes court will allow euthanasia

The European Court of Human Rights is to rule on Wednesday whether tetraplegic Frenchman Vincent Lambert can be taken off life support. His nephew says he hopes the court will allow Lambert to die, rather than live 'like a vegetable'. Duration: 00:44 Jan 7, 2015
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Sri Lankan leader faces election battle as war boost wanes

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse will face an unprecedented challenge from a newly galvanised opposition when he seeks re-election this week, five years after his crushing military victory over Tamil guerrillas. Duration: 00:54 Jan 7, 2015
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Reactions pour in after Pak SC denies bail to 26/11 Mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Jan 07 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Wednesday after Pakistan's Supreme Court denied bail to 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Defence expert Praful Bakshi said that Pakistan's judiciary seems to have its own voice. Defence expert Uday Bhaskar said that the decision should be cautiously welcomed. Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said that the decision was taken by the judiciary after Government of India strongly lodged the protest against Lakhvi's bail. Jan 7, 2015
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BJP chief plays development plank, urges people in Odisha to join party

Bhubaneswar, Jan 07 (ANI): BJP Chief Amit Shah, on Wednesday urged people of Odisha to join hands with his party for overall development of the state. Shah, who is in Odisha on a membership drive, was addressing a rally in Gauri village. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had registered as BJP's first online member from New Delhi. The drive will continue till March 31. Meanwhile, Shah said Odisha had all resources to become number one developed state. Jan 7, 2015
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Delhi-Lahore Bus Service restricted to Wagah Border after warnings of terror attack; politicos react

New Delhi/ Gandhinagar, Jan 7 (ANI): Reactions poured in as Pakistan restricted the entry of buses run under the Pakistan-India Dosti service from Lahore and Nankana Sahib to Delhi till Wagah border citing terror threats. The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has said the bus service will now on be operated only up to Wagah Border. The MEA said that if there are security concerns, it is then for Pakistan to decide what is in their interest in terms of security. Jan 7, 2015
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Lakhvi to remain in jail, says Pakistan SC; politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan, Wednesday, overturned the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) decision to suspend the detention of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Politicos in India have welcomed the decision. Jan 7, 2015
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Bengal Global Industrial Summit: Centre will stand by West Bengal, says Jaitley - Part 1

Kolkata, Jan 07 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while addressing 'Bengal Global Business Summit, 2015' in Kolkata on Wednesday said that the Central government will stand by West Bengal government as far as its industrial climate is concerned. Jaitley said that Bengal has several strengths like its strategic positions, its intellectual capital and rich mineral resources, but unfortunately many big industries have shifted out from the state. So, the biggest challenge is to establish them once again. Jaitley said that like Prime Minister Narendra Modi had once said he also believed that eastern India should grow faster than the country's western parts. Jan 7, 2015
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Bengal Global Industrial Summit: Centre will stand by West Bengal, says Jaitley - Part 2

Kolkata, Jan 07 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while addressing 'Bengal Global Business Summit, 2015' in Kolkata on Wednesday said that the Central government will stand by West Bengal government as far as its industrial climate is concerned. Jaitley said that Bengal has several strengths like its strategic positions, its intellectual capital and rich mineral resources, but unfortunately many big industries have shifted out from the state. So, the biggest challenge is to establish them once again. Jaitley said that like Prime Minister Narendra Modi had once said he also believed that eastern India should grow faster than the country's western parts. Jan 7, 2015
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Bangalore minor assault case: Social activists call for stricter laws and better security in schools

Jaipur/ New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): A minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted at a school in Bengaluru on Wednesday after which agitated locals protested and destroyed school property. Meanwhile social activists called for stricter laws and better security in schools. Police has assured that they will take the necessary action in the case and appealed to the locals not to spread disharmony in the area or cause violence. Jan 7, 2015
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Pakistan's Supreme Court denies bail to 26/11 Mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

Islamabad, Jan 07 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday setting aside Islamabad High Court's (IHC) decision, denied suspension of the detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba commander, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. According to the media reports, Pak SC declared IHC's order of releasing Lakhvi from jail as void and opined that the decision to grant bail to Lakhvi was taken in a hurry. The reports further stated that, Pak SC directed IHC to hear arguments of Lakhvi's lawyer and the Central Government of Pakistan. Earlier, the Islamabad High Court had ordered conditional release of Lakhvi and had asked him to deposit a security bond of Rs 1 million in response to his petition seeking an end to his detention. Jan 7, 2015
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Home Minister terms suspicious Pakistani vessel a 'terror boat'

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the fishing boat found off the western coast laden with explosives was a 'terror boat' intercepted by India. India said its forces had killed four Pakistanis planning an attack on Indian soil, although Indian media and opposition parties disputed the official account. Indian intelligence said the crew was planning "an illicit transaction" when the vessel was intercepted on New Year's Eve in the Arabian Sea, 365 km (225 miles) off India's western coast, according to a government statement. The defence ministry released blurred nighttime photographs of a burning fishing boat, with timestamps around 4 a.m. on New Year's Day. Jan 7, 2015