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Outrage in Parliament over mass religious conversion in Agra Part - 2

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The controversial conversion of at least 57 Muslims families to Hinduism in Agra created ruckus in the Parliament on Wednesday. The opposition leaders demanded an answer from the prime minister and the home minister on the matter. An FIR has been filed after the families were allegedly converted to Hinduism in a ceremony, described as 'homecoming' by the Bajrang Dal and Dharam Jagran Samanvay Vibhagh. Dec 10, 2014
outrage-in-parliament-over-mass-religious-conversion-in-agra-part-1

Outrage in Parliament over mass religious conversion in Agra Part - 1

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The controversial conversion of at least 57 Muslims families to Hinduism in Agra created ruckus in the Parliament on Wednesday. The opposition leaders demanded an answer from the prime minister and the home minister on the matter. An FIR has been filed after the families were allegedly converted to Hinduism in a ceremony, described as 'homecoming' by the Bajrang Dal and Dharam Jagran Samanvay Vibhagh. Dec 10, 2014
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PM Modi pays tribute to C Rajagopalachari on his 136th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to freedom fighter, scholar and thinker C Rajagopalachari (Rajaji) on his 136th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister took to twitter to pay his tributes to Rajaji. He tweeted saying, "I offer my tributes to the great freedom fighter, scholar and thinker par excellence, Shri C Rajagopalachari on his birth anniversary. Rajaji was known for his administrative and political skills as well as for his literary and cultural pursuits. A remarkable personality!" he added. Born in 1878, Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India. He also served as the Union Minister for Home Affairs, Premier of the Madras Presidency, Chief Minister of Madras State and Governor of West Bengal. Dec 10, 2014
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Satyarthi, Malala to formally receive Nobel Peace Prize

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai will be formally conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday. They would receive the award at a ceremony in Oslo for their fight against the oppression of children and their right to education. Satyarthi, who gave up a career as an electrical engineer in 1980 to campaign against child labour, has headed various forms of peaceful protest. His non-government organization, Bachpan Bachao Andolan has been credited with freeing more than 80,000 child labourers in India over 30 years. Malala was 15 when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head as she travelled on a school bus in response to her campaign for girls' education. Dec 10, 2014
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa visits Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in AP

Tirupati, Dec 10 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the wee hours on Wednesday offered prayers at Tirumala Venkateswara Temple with his family in the revered Hindu temple town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh amid tight security. Rajapaksa was in the temple for about an hour, participating in the ‘Suprabhatam' recitation ritual conducted by a group of priests inside the temple. Police had made elaborate security arrangements to prevent any untoward incident, as some of the political parties in neighbouring Tamil Nadu state are hostile to the leader due to ethnic Tamil issues in the island nation. Reportedly, Rajapaksa is visiting the temple on the advice of his astrologers which would help him win the Presidential poll in Sri Lanka scheduled for January 08, 2015. Thereafter, the Sri Lankan president left for airport ending his visit to India. Meanwhile, MDMK supporters staged protest and shouted slogans in Tirupati against Rajapaksa’s visit. Dec 10, 2014
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Government in favour of swapping boundaries with India: Bangladesh High Commissioner to India

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali said the government supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to swap territory with Bangladesh and hopes the matter is finalised in the ongoing winter session of the parliament. Ali said Bangladesh is looking forward to the early resolution of Land Border Agreement among many other issues including Teesta river dispute. The Land Border Agreement will benefit the people of Bangladesh living in the country as refugees. Meanwhile, Bangladesh envoy also emphasised on his government's firm stand to eliminate all forms of militancy in the country. Dec 10, 2014
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AAP questions Home Minister over lack of women's safety

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party questioned Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh over the lack of safety for women after the Delhi rape case. Leaders and supporters of Aam Aadmi Party had also held a demonstration outside the residence of Singh on Monday and condemned the government for the incident. AAP Spokesperson Atishi Marlena said there is a need to have a holistic solution for the safety and security of the women. Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) met Uber officials in New Delhi. Earlier in the day, DCW had summoned Chief Executive Officer (India operations) of Uber cab service to interrogate him about the alleged rape incident and its services in India. Dec 10, 2014