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Hindu Mahasabha's demand for replacing Gandhi's image on currency notes sparks controversy

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Leaders of various political parties on Monday slammed the Hindu Mahasabha over its demand of changing the image of currency notes. In a fresh move, the Hindu Mahasabha has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding Mahatama Gandhi's photo be replaced on Indian currency notes with that of Veer Shivaji, Maharana Pratap along with image of B R Ambedkar who gave the country the Constitution post-Independence. Many politicos termed it as a 'non-issue' and added that the country should instead focus on issues which are more relevant. Jan 5, 2015
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John Kerry certifies aid for Pak, says US approves of action against LeT, JeM; politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): US secretary of state John Kerry has signed off on a certification that makes Pakistan eligible for an aid package under the Kerry-Lugar Bill. The bill requires the US administration to certify that the Pakistan government has taken action to prevent "al-Qaida, Taliban and associated terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba from operating in the territory of Pakistan". The certification has sparked outrage in India. Jan 5, 2015
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Politicos react after at least three lost eye-sight during cataract surgery at NGO camp in Mathura

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Monday after at least three people lost their eye sight during cataract surgery at an eye camp in Mathura. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that such surgeries should be conducted under government’s supervision. BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that such camps which are meant to provide relief to the general public in turn prove to be dangerous, so proper investigation should be conducted before their set up. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government should be careful when such camps are conducted. Jan 5, 2015
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Politicos react on WB govt after Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee slapped during

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek was on Sunday slapped during Trinamool Congress youth wing rally. A man climbed on to the elevated platform and jumped ahead to slap Banerjee. The incident took place in East Midnapore in West Bengal where Abhishek Banerjee was addressing a rally. Politicos reacted on the issue. Jan 5, 2015
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Political parties react over Mohan Bhagwat's call for 'unity among Hindus in current scenario'

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Political parties on Monday slammed RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat after he called for unity among Hindus in the current scenario when BJP is in power. Making a strong pitch for unity among Hindus, Bhagwat said that if the Hindu society is in danger, then the entire country is also in danger. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the RSS is doing all it can under the BJP government which can divide the nation. NCP leader Majid Memon said that is Bhagwat thinks that he is the prime minister and can do anything he desires, he is wrong. JD (U) also condemned the RSS chief and said that he should realize that he does not have any political accountability. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that RSS has dividing ideology and they don't want to unite even the Hindu community. Jan 5, 2015
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Ramdev knocks out Wrestler Sushil Kumar at 20th foundation day of his ashram

Haridwar, Jan 05 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Monday tried his hand at wrestling and successfully knocked out Wrestler Sushil Kumar at 20th foundation day of his ashram. Ramdev decided to celebrate the 20th foundation day of his ashram - Divya Yog Mandir Trust in Haridwar - in a totally different way. Ramdev said that he picked up the 'dangal' skills that he picked up during his heydays at the 'gurukul'. Meanwhile, Sushil Kumar also lauded the yoga guru's skills in the field. Jan 5, 2015
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Political parties react over 'politicizing' Pak boat issue

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Political parties on Monday react over 'politicization' of Pakistani boat issue which was seen off the Gujarat coast and was later blown away. While BJP maintain that the boat was not the smuggler's vessel but has terror links. Congress said that the ruling BJP government should come out clear on the matter. Other political parties also demanded clear stand of the central government on the issue and said that India should refrain from making false claims on the matter without any evidence. Jan 5, 2015

Asaduddin Owaisi says all born Muslims and should embrace the religion, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday condemned Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi after he said that Islam is the 'real home' of all religions in the world and hence the real 'home coming' will be when people of other religions embrace it. Owaisi had said that all are born as Muslim and are later converted to other religions. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Owaisi is making such statements for vote bank and should refrain from the same. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that such statements by 'communal forces' harm the nation as a whole. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that people who believe in democracy and such ideologies should not pay heed to communal remarks by Owaisi and others. Jan 5, 2015
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Mangroves: Karachi's natural defence under threat

Thick mangroves have long protected Karachi from battering by the Arabian Sea, but pollution, badly managed irrigation and years of illegal logging have left this natural barrier in a parlous state. Duration: 02:36 Jan 5, 2015
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Cold wave sweeps northern India, dense fog delays trains

New Delhi/Kanpur, Jan 5 (ANI): As cold wave continues to lash northern India, train traffic remained disrupted in the region on Monday due to thick blanket of fog. As night temperature plunged further at several places in the region, people who work outdoors were seen seeking warmth from bonfires and hot tea from roadside stalls. In the national capital, New Delhi, passengers at the railway stations complained of long delays in the scheduled timings of trains. Dense fog affected the train traffic in northern Kanpur city as well, where light rains added to the woes of the passengers. The sudden dip in temperatures is said to have been caused by snowfall in upper regions of Himalayas and has adversely impacted the upper half of the country. Jan 5, 2015