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Now, Sikh 'ghar wapsi' reports from Punjab raises eyebrows

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Reactions poured in as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliate, Dharma Jagran Manch (DJM), on Tuesday reconverted 40 people, including woman and children, from Christianity to Sikhism. Politicos demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the matter. Dec 31, 2014
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Politicos react over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, where any alliance has not yet been decided. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar aid that BJP is bent upon destroying the politics of the country by presuming various alliances only to come to power. He added that there is a huge difference between the ideologies of BJP and PDP. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that any decision on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir should be taken considering the well-being of the citizens. Dec 31, 2014
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Indonesia says six bodies recovered so far, search hampered by bad weather

Jakarta, Dec 31 (ANI): Indonesian search and rescue officials said on Wednesday six bodies have been recovered so far but adverse weather was hampering their operation off Borneo. Bodies as well as debris were found on Tuesday (December 30) for the first time since the AirAsia flight went missing on Sunday (December 28). Search crews have yet to retrieve the black boxes of the plane. Dec 31, 2014
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J and K govt formation: Mehbooba Mufti to meet Governor, NPP calls for fresh polls

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's National Panthers Party Chief Bhim Singh said on Wednesday that various political parties are meeting the Governor over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir but as no single party has got majority so a proper alliance needs to be decided upon. He also called for fresh polls by dismissing the recent ones in order to receive clear majority to a single party. PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti is scheduled to meet the Governor over government formation today. Dec 31, 2014
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Bangladesh Islamist politician ATM Azharul Islam sentenced to death for war crimes

Dhaka, Dec 31 (ANI): A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal sentenced an Islamist party leader A.T.M. Azharul Islam to death after convicting him of atrocities committed during a 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Azharul Islam, 62, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty of five out of six charges including the murder of hundreds of minority Hindus, rape, abduction and torture, prosecutors said. Prosecutor, International Crime Tribunal, Zead-al-Malim, said that of the six charges, the convict has been awarded death sentence based on three charges. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2010 opened an inquiry into war crimes committed during the nine-month war. The tribunals have angered Islamists who call them a politically motivated attempt by Hasina to persecute the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami, a key part of the opposition coalition. Meanwhile, the court also observed that the war heroines should be respected and their feat should be covered in educational curriculum of the nation. Dec 31, 2014
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PM Modi condoles families of AirAsia Flight QZ8501

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the families of those who lost their lives in AirAsia Flight QZ8501 after it presumably crashed of the Indonesian coast. The Prime Minister took to twitter to express his grief over the tragedy. "Our thoughts are with the families of those on Flight QZ8501 . We offer our condolences and stand firmly with them in this hour of grief," he posted. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, with 162 people on board, disappeared after its pilot failed to get permission to fly higher to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday. According to reports, Indonesian officials have confirmed that they have found debris from the plane in Java Sea. Recovery teams are launching a massive search for victims of the crash and the plane's crucial data recorders. The reason for the crash still remains unclear. Dec 31, 2014