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US President Barack Obama says 'religious intolerance' in India would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Thursday said "acts of intolerance" experienced by religious faiths of all types in India in the past few years would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi. The comments came a day after the White House refuted suggestions that the US President's speech at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, in which he touched on religious tolerance, was a "parting shot" aimed at the ruling BJP. Hours before winding up his three-day visit to India on January 27, Obama had said, "Every person has the right to practice his faith without any persecution, fear or discrimination. India will succeed so long as it is not splintered on religious lines." Obama condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world. Feb 6, 2015
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Declare election of candidate concealing criminal antecedents null and void: SC

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): The Supreme Court has said that the election of a candidate, who conceals his or her criminal antecedents during the nomination process, should be declared null and void. The apex court ruled that the suppression of criminal antecedents, especially relating to heinous crimes, by a candidate during nomination deprives voters to make an informed choice and creates impediments in the free exercise of electoral right. The judgment was delivered in a case relating to non-disclosure of full particulars of criminal cases pending against a candidate, Krishnamoorthy, who was elected as the President of Thekampatti Panchayat, Mettupalayam Taluk in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu in 2006. Krishnamoorthy's election was challenged on the sole ground that he had filed a false declaration suppressing details of the criminal cases pending against him, and therefore, his nomination ought to have been rejected. Feb 6, 2015
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Kiran Bedi prepares langar in Krishna Nagar gurudwara

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): BJPs chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, who ended her campaigning in her constituency of Krishna Nagar in east Delhi on Thursday, said she will spend her entire day with BJP workers today. She said that she will celebrate this evening with party workers. Even as Delhi is all set to go to polls tomorrow, Bedi visited a gurudwara in Krishna Nagar constituency and prepared 'langar'. She also offered prayers at the gurudwara along with party workers. Bedi had said she was "confident" that her party will win the polls. Counting of votes will take place on February 10. Feb 6, 2015
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Metro services to start at 4 AM on polling day in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): The Delhi Metro will start operations at 4 AM on Saturday to enable voters to reach their respective polling booths to exercise their franchise to elect 70 members to the Delhi Assembly. A Delhi Metro release said that the trains will run at intervals of 30 minutes till 5:30 AM on all its lines. Thereafter, it said frequency would increase and trains will start running as per the normal schedule after 5:30 AM. Announcements in this regard are being made in the trains as well as on station premises. The Election Commission has been carrying out an awareness campaign with people commuting on the Delhi Metro with an aim to encourage them to vote in the assembly polls. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is also scrolling voter awareness messages on display screens installed in train coaches. Delhi goes to polls on February 7, while the results will be declared on February 10. Feb 6, 2015
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At least 17 dead in warehouse fire

At least 17 people are dead after a fire at a warehouse in southern China Thursday. The fire broke out on the fourth floor of a small wholesale market in Guangdong province. It took more than six Feb 6, 2015
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North Koreans condemn US sanctions

North Koreans have criticized U.S. sanctions brought against the communist country after an attack on Sony Pictures. In video provided to Reuters by the country's official news agency, citizens in Feb 6, 2015