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Minor girl allegedly gang raped by two policemen in Badaun

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): Two policemen were suspended for allegedly gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. According to the reports, the girl's family had alleged that the two constables saw her when she left her house to use toilet and dragged her to a car and raped her. The police have started an investigation and are looking for the men, who are missing. Meanwhile, DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla said that the condition of women is bad in Uttar Pradesh. She appealed the government to look into the matter. Jan 2, 2015
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BJP Vice-President visits militant attack victims at relief camps in West Bengal

Siliguri, Jan 02 (ANI): BJP Vice-president Surinder Singh Ahluwalia visited relief camps in West Bengal where people from violence hit Assam have taken shelter. Ahluwalia said the government will make sure the loss is compensated and people are provided with proper shelter. Meanwhile, Shashwati, a native of Assam taking shelter in a relief camp in Siliguri city, said she is scared to go back to Assam. Militants fighting for a separate homeland for indigenous Bodo tribesmen went on a killing spree in Assam on December 23, killing at least 80 people in four attacks in the space of an hour, the deadliest violence in months. The victims of the attacks were mostly tea-plantation workers from other parts of India. Jan 2, 2015
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Former Bangladesh president slams Tarique Rahman for calling Mujib 'Razakar'

Dhaka, Jan 02 (ANI): Former president of Bangladesh and Jatiya Party Chief Hussain Muhammad Ershad, slammed former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique Rahman for disrespecting nationalist leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and using derogatory remark against him. Ershad took a dig at senior vice-chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Tarique while addressing a rally of his Jatiya Party on its 29th founding anniversary in Dhaka and said he is introducing nasty politics in the country. Tarique, on December 15 in London, had reportedly said Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a 'razakar' - a collaborator with Pakistan occupation army in 1971. An arrest warrant of Tarique has been issued by a Dhaka court. Jan 2, 2015
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Health department monitoring spread of swine flu, says JP Nadda

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said that there is no need to panic as the health department is fully equipped and prepared to handle swine flu cases after 14 people died due to the infectious virus in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Nadda said they are keeping a check on the spread of the disease. About a week ago, New Delhi also witnessed death of a 51-year-old woman, who was admitted to a local hospital after she complained of fever and cold. She was later tested positive for swine flu. Meanwhile, Nadda also appealed the people to maintain cleanliness in order to have a healthy life. Jan 2, 2015
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Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

Lithuania switches over to the euro, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe's single currency in a bid to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes. Duration: 00:58 Jan 1, 2015
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First victims identified in AirAsia crash

Two of the dead from crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 -- one male and one female -- have been identified and will be handed over to relatives after formal confirmation. Duration: 01:09 Jan 1, 2015
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Lakhvi sent to 14 days' judicial custody in kidnapping case, Lawyer slams govt

Islamabad, Jan 01 (ANI): The 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been sent to a 14-day judicial custody by a court in Islamabad. Lakhvi's lawyer slammed the Pakistan government for using its naked power under pressure from Indian counterparts. He added that the FIR filed against Lakhvi is false and baseless. Jan 1, 2015
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BJP leaders meet Kashmir governor to discuss govt formation

Jammu, Jan 01 (ANI): A delegation of BJP leaders on Thursday (January 01) met Governor NN Vohra of Jammu and Kashmir as suspense continues over government formation since the elections threw a hung legislature last month. Governor's meeting with BJP leaders comes a day after PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti, met him on Wednesday. President of Kashmir's unit of BJP Jugal Kishore said the party was holding talks with various stakeholders to provide a stable government in the state. BJP leader Avinash Rai, said the formation of a stable government was the party's top priority. The deadline for forming a new government is January 19, post which governor's rule will be imposed in the state. Jan 1, 2015
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New Year begins with marathon in Shimla

Shimla, Jan 01 (ANI): Local administration in Shimla on Thursday (January 01) organized a high altitude half-marathon to propagate federal government's Clean India Mission on New Year day. About 200 participants ran the 2.5- kilometer stretch. Addition Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Shimla, Unis, who flagged off the marathon, said the importance of the otherwise an annual exercise was to spread awareness about cleanliness. Some of the participants in the marathon vowed to make the run a part of their daily routine. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the nationwide cleanliness mission on October 02 last year to raise awareness at the grassroots level for better sanitation in a bid to create a sense of responsibility among citizens under the banner of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' or Clean India Mission. Jan 1, 2015
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Four months on, Kashmir flood victims still await compensation

Rajouri, Jan 01 (ANI): Four months since Jammu and Kashmir was ravaged by floods, the poor are still waiting for their share of compensation to rebuild their houses as the cold weather makes life difficult for them.Hundreds of people were killed and thousands of villages devastated by the worst flooding in decades in the Kashmir valley in September. A flood victim, Talib Sen, said the benefits of several schemes introduced by the government in the aftermath of the floods never reached them. Another flood victim, Abdar Rashid, echoed Sen’s sentiment and said the legislators were least bothered about their woes. Jan 1, 2015
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Police nab three Maoists in Jharkhand

Simdega, Jan 01 (ANI): Police arrested three Maoists belonging to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group of the Communist party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), and seized cash and weapon-making equipments in Jharkhand. A black-coloured SUV car used by the accused was also seized. Police said PLFI was running an illegal weapon-making factory in Simdega district and the trio was taking the seized material there before being intercepted. Jan 1, 2015