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Haitians protest on Independence Day

On Haitian Independence Day protesters march through the streets of Port-au-Prince calling for the resignation of the president Michel Martelly. Jan 2, 2015
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Suspicious Pakistan boat blows itself up after Indian Coast Guard chase

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): A suspicious boat carrying explosives was intercepted by Indian Coast Guard in the Arabian Sea near Indo-Pak maritime boundary but it sank after the crew on board set it on fire. The boat was reportedly carrying four suspected terrorists and had begun its journey from Karachi in Pakistan. Jan 2, 2015
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Opposition targets BJP govt over increased ceasefire violations by Pakistan

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Opposition parties on Friday targeted the BJP government over the increasing number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan at the border. The Home Minister had yesterday reportedly said that whosoever dares to cast an evil eye on India, security forces will give a fitting response. Earlier the Union Defence Minister had also condemned the unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Rangers. The latest ceasefire violation came a day after Islamabad reportedly summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner to the country to register its protest over the alleged killing of four Pakistani Rangers by the BSF in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Samba Sector. Jan 2, 2015
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Temperatures to dip further: IMD

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): India Meteorological Department has forecast more snowfall in the hills as incessant rains lashed parts of northern regions on Friday. The weather office official M Duraiswamy attributed the fresh rains to easterly winds and western disturbances causing moisture in the atmosphere. He also said that the temperatures are likely to fall further after three days and the cold wave will grip northern India once again. The uncertain weather has affected the road movement with long traffic jams reported from several areas in capital New Delhi. Train and air services have also been hit. Jan 2, 2015
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Excise duties on petrol and diesel raised, politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): The government on Thursday raised excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre each but retail pump rates will not be increased. Political reactions flowed in on Friday over the government's decision. The third excise duty hike by the government since November will help raise additional revenue of Rs 6,000 crore during the remaining three months of the current 2014-15 financial year as the government took advantage of a slump in global oil prices, to a five-year low, to shore up revenue without stoking inflation. Jan 2, 2015