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President extends greetings on 38th Anniversary of Coast Guard

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended his greetings and felicitations to all ranks of the Indian Coast Guard and their families on the occasion of 38th anniversary of Indian Coast Guard to be celebrated on February 1, 2015. "I am happy to learn that the Indian Coast Guard is celebrating its 38th Anniversary on February 1, 2015. I extend my heartiest greetings to all ranks of the Indian Coast Guard and their families. Let the Indian Coast Guard achieve continued success in all its future endeavours," said President Mukherjee. "Over the years, the Indian Coast Guard has been valiantly serving the nation by ensuring the safety and security of fishermen and mariners as also guarding our long coastline and maritime borders. The personnel of the Indian Coast Guard have always risen to the occasion in the face of emerging maritime challenges and responded beyond the call of duty. I am sure that the Indian Coast Guard will continue to pursue excellence and discharge its duties with alacrity, dedication and professionalism," he added. Jan 31, 2015
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School in Chennai attempts record for largest book reading session

Chennai, Jan 31 (ANI): A school in Tamil Nadu attempted to make a record for the largest book reading session on Friday. A total of 2234 students of the Velammal Matric Higher Secondary School in Chennai gathered in the school grounds to attend the reading session. Senior students took out time to read to their junior schoolmates as they sat on chairs together. The book that was chosen was 'Dora the Explorer', which revolves around the adventures of a young girl and her pet monkey. The session was organised to inculcate the art of reading in young children, which many believe has been lost to technology like computer games and television. Jan 31, 2015
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Sakshi Maharaj takes on UP government after recovery ofskeletons

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sakshi Maharaj on Saturday came down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government following recovery of human skeletons in gunny bags from inside a police station campus. The skeletons were recovered in Unnao district, represented by Maharaj in parliament. Local media said after seeing the condition of the bags and skeletons, it seemed that they were kept there for a long period. While investigations into the matter are on, police has said they were remains of bodies which underwent post-mortem. Jan 31, 2015
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Kejriwal files complaint with EC over discrepancies in EVMs

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday filed complaint with the Election Commission over discrepancies in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). He said that people are worried about the problems with the EVMs and that the party has sought help from the EC over the same. Kejriwal said that many times it happens like voters cast their vote to a particular party and the vote gets registered with another party. He appealed the voters to take pay attention on such incidents and ask the guards to address their grievances. Jan 31, 2015
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BJP files complaint with EC against 'sexist remarks' by Kumar Vishwas

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): BJP leadership on Saturday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against 'sexist remarks' by AAP leader Kumar Vishwas. Vishwas at a political rally for upcoming Delhi polls, said that BJP has two issues with AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal. He had said that the BJP has two problems with Kejriwal; first with his muffler and second with his coughing, and 'as if they have to sleep with Kejriwal in his bedroom'. Earlier, Kiran Bedi had lodged a police complaint against Kumar Vishwas for making objectionable comments against her party. Jan 31, 2015
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FIR filed against AAP candidate Pramila Tokas on derogatory remarks against schedule caste woman

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): AAP candidate Pramila Tokas along with her husband Dheeraj Tokas has been accused in an FIR of assaulting a scheduled caste woman. The complainant said that she was threatened and abused by the Pramila Tokas and few others. She further said that some AAP party workers also took all her documents. BJP leader Anil Sharma said that it is a saddening to know that AAP has given ticket to a criminal. He added that AAP has been making false promises especially related to issue of women security. Jan 31, 2015
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It's official! Men take twice as many selfies as women

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): A new research has recently shown that men take twice more selfies and share them online as compared to women. A leading smartphone company surveyed 2,000 Britishers and found that a quarter of men shares selfies to make their ex or current partner jealous, a leading daily reported. The researchers found that men post an average of three self portraits each week as compared to women who post 1.6 pictures. Men even confessed that they do so to make themselves appear more desirable. According to the researchers the selfie trend exploded in 2014 and showed no signs of slowing down, instead of that with all the social sites and dating apps having the best possible photos was an important part. Jan 31, 2015
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Bollywood rekindles its romance with Kashmir valleys

Srinagar, Jan 31 (ANI): India's thriving film industry, Bollywood, is once again flocking to its favourite shooting locales in Jammu and Kashmir to shoot for films. The valley was a favourite with Bollywood directors for over three decades till 1980s until the situation turned adverse in 1989 with the onset of militancy and Bollywood had to look for other locations to shoot as the security issues did not permit filming in the valley. Prior to the peace in the valley being disturbed iconic films like 'Silsila', 'Karma', 'Aarzoo', 'Mangal Pandey', 'Betaab' and many others were shot here. Bollywood Director Sharique Minhaj said that Bollywood was not able to do justice to its relation with Kashmir. However, now there is a visible change in this perception and Bollywood is going back to highlighting the picturesque beauty of Kashmir. The presence of films crew in the state is also likely to give tourism a fillip. Jan 31, 2015
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J and K governor NN Vohra meets PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): JandK Governor NN Vohra on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. It is expected that an in-principle nod for a flood relief package for the state would be given after the meet. Earlier on Friday, Vohra also briefed about the financial problems in the state to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought immediate central assistance for providing relief to people who had been affected by September's worst-ever flood. Jan 31, 2015
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PM congratulates scientists for successful Agni-V test-firing

Odisha, Jan 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated scientists for the successful test-firing of India's longest range ballistic missile Agni-V. "Successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile a prized asset for our forces. I salute our scientists for their efforts," the Prime Minister tweeted. Agni-V was successfully test-fired on Saturday from a canister on the Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), this is the missile's third launch. However, it is the first from a canister, a method that allows the missile to be fired even from roads. The missile can carry a 1.1-tonne nuclear warhead over 5,000 km. Jan 31, 2015