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Activists in Odisha protest against land ordinance

Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (ANI): Activists in Bhubaneswar city of Odisha held protest against the proposed ordinance to amend the Land Acquisition Act. The central government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi passed an urgent executive order in December last year to ease land-acquisition rules in sectors like power, housing and defence to kick-start hundreds of billions of dollars in stalled projects, though investments are unlikely to flow in immediately. The protest was being held under the National Alliance of People's Movement. A land rights activist Prafulla Samantra said the ordinance is draconian, and a heinous conspiracy to snatch lands from the peasants in the interest of the national and multinational corporates. He further said if the ordinance is passed then the peasants will be uprooted from their land and will add to the number of street beggars. Meanwhile, another activist Manohar Chowhan said the earlier bill was in favour of the farmers. Feb 15, 2015
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Witnesses recount Copenhagen synagogue shooting

Two people have died in gun attacks in Copenhagen. The second shooting at a synagogue killed one person and wounded two police officers. Still photos obtained from a social media website show police Feb 15, 2015
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India celebrates Valentine's Day amid threats from right wing Hindu groups

Agra/ Kolkata/ Gurgaon, Feb 15 (ANI): Despite reports of Hindu right wing organisations harassing couples in public places, Valentine's Day was celebrated across India. In a first, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated a 'Lover's Seat' with the picturesque epitome of love, Taj Mahal in the background in Agra city. Yadav also posed for photographs at the 'Lover's Seat' with his wife Dimple. He said that for the state Valentine's Day was actually 'Taj Day'. Another attraction at the event was a black Taj Mahal replica made of sand by artist Sudarshan Patnaik. Meanwhile, in Kolkata city of West Bengal, All India Students' Association (AISA) held a protest against the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for spreading communalism and impinging on people's freedom to choose partners. Feb 15, 2015
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Cricket lovers hope for India's win against Pakistan in world cup 2015

New Delhi/ Bhopal/ Samba/ Ranchi, Feb 15 (ANI): As the very first match of the 2015 World Cup commenced, the audience will witness India batting first after Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first. Cricket fans across India are excited as the defending champions are playing their first match of the World Cup 2015 against arch-rivals Pakistan in Australia on Sunday. Millions of cricket lovers chanting 'India, India' are sitting glued to their television screens for the high-voltage clash at the Adelaide Oval. Matches between India and Pakistan are fiercely competitive. India has never lost a single match to Pakistan in the World Cup tournament. The cricket fever also caught up security personnel of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) as they played cricket in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir and wished good luck to team India. Feb 15, 2015
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Boko Haram attacks Chad, kills several people

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Aerial footage shows parts of a village in Chad that's been burnt by Boko Haram militants. Officials say they've killed several Feb 15, 2015
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Good Looking Men Likelier To Be More Selfish

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): A new research has claimed that good-looking men are more likely selfish as they profit from social inequality.The research explained that more attractive men could be less generous, but attractive women did not display the same tendency towards continuing inequality, a daily reported. According to the researchers the results of their experiment, stating the correlation between good looks and attitudes of individuals should not be treated as criteria and that many good-looking men could be altruistic. Feb 15, 2015
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One dead in Denmark synagogue shooting

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 One person was killed and two police were wounded in a shooting at a synagogue in central Copenhagen, Danish police said on Sunday Feb 15, 2015
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Jude Law enjoys Carnival festivities in Bolivia

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: British actor Jude Law took in the many sights and sounds of Carnival in Bolivia on Saturday (February 14). The 42-year-old star of "Grand Budapest Hotel" Feb 15, 2015