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Bangladesh pays homage to freedom fighters on Martyred Intellectuals Day

Dhaka, Dec 14 (ANI): Thousands of Bangladeshis took to streets in Dhaka to pay rich tributes to people who were killed by Pakistani forces and their collaborators at the end of 1971 Liberation War and observed Martyred Intellectuals Day on Sunday. Former prime minister and chief of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Khaleda Zia paid homage to intellectuals who fell to brutal military regime during the Liberation War at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial in Mirpur city. The day is observed just two days ahead of Liberation Day of Bangladesh, which is held on December 16. On Sunday, hundreds of floral wreaths heaped at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial as several political parties, members of social and cultural organizations and commoners paid homage to the intellectuals. A lecturer of Dhaka University, Momtaz Shirin, urged for speedy trial of war criminals. Dec 14, 2014
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No FIH matches in India till Pak players are punished, says Hockey India

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (ANI): Hockey India taking strong action against Pakistani players who made obscene gestures after winning semi-final match of Champions Trophy against India in Odisha, on Sunday, decided that it would not host any event sanctioned by the world body until strong punishment is handed out to the offenders. Pakistan beat India 4-3 in a thrilling match in Bhubaneswar city on Saturday. After the win, players of Pakistani team took off their t-shirts and made lewd gestures at the crowd. The unruly behaviour was condemned by all and Pakistani head coach Shahnaz Sheikh apologised for team’s behaviour, following which the International Hockey Federation (FIH) refused to take any action in the matter. Meanwhile, security has been tightened for the Champions Trophy final match between Pakistan and Germany at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. . Dec 14, 2014
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Unidentified crime victims buried in Honduras

At least 20 unidentified victims of crime and violence are buried in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduras is one of the world's most violent country with a rate of 83 homicides among every 100,000 inhabitants. Duration: 00:35 Dec 14, 2014
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Man shot dead in fresh Haiti protests

A man is shot dead during a new round of anti-government protests in the Haitian capital calling for the president and prime minister to resign. Duration: 00:38 Dec 14, 2014
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Drones fly high on Christmas lists at Los Angeles expo

Drones are flying high on people's Christmas lists this year, and at the drone expo in Los Angeles a wide range of unmaned aerial vehicles were on display, from cheap toys to commercial models that cost thousands of dollars. Duration: 01:02 Dec 14, 2014
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Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi appeals people to save childhood

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, acknowledged his countrymen for the recognition and urged them to listen to the voice of children, while addressing a conference upon his arrival in New Delhi from Norway on Sunday (December 14). Thanking the nation and its people, Satyarthi said it is not his personal award as it belongs to all. Satyarthi received the prestigious award in Oslo on December 10. Dec 14, 2014
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'Global Tamil Organisation' conducts walkathon to spread awareness on human rights in Chennai

Chennai, Dec 14 (ANI): A civil society group called Global Tamil Organisation conducted a walkathon in Chennai city on Sunday to spread awareness on human rights. Various college students and cadets of government sponsored public service programme, National Service Scheme (NSS), took part in the event holding banners and placards to raise awareness among people about their rights. The event began by paying homage to the distinguished judge and a human rights champion, Justice VR Krishna Iyer who died in November this year. National Secretary of People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), V Suresh told mediapersons that people remember Iyer for his commitment to the constitution, its principles of equality and social justice. Dec 14, 2014
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9 charred to death, 13 injured after gas tanker explodes on Delhi-Jaipur highway

Chandwaji, Dec 14 (ANI): Nine people were burnt alive and 13 others were injured after a gas tanker caught fire and exploded on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Beelpur village. Eight vehicles going passing through the highway at the time of accident also caught fire. The mishap caused a huge traffic jam on the national highway which was cleared in the morning. The cause of the fire is still not known and an FIR has been lodged into the matter. Further details are awaited. Dec 14, 2014
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J&K polls: BJP candidate from Shopian gets into brawl with voter.

Shopian, Dec 14 (ANI): BJP’s candidate from Shopian, Javed Ahmad Qadri, got into an argument with a voter on Sunday when polling was on for the fourth phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. Qadri slapped the voter more than once for reasons not known yet. The top BJP leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh have campaigned extensively in Jammu and Kashmir for the assembly polls. The polling, which began at 8 a.m. on a dull note due to chilly weather conditions and fog in the morning, has started picking up in 16 assembly segments spread over three districts of Srinagar, Anantnag and Shopian in the fourth phase of five-phased elections. Dec 14, 2014
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Two killed, one injured after speeding cab mows down policemen

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): A cab driver mowed down two cops and injured another in a bid to escape checking at a barricade in Kalindi Kunj on Sunday. The cops tried to stop the speeding cab but the driver rammed into the barricade. He then mowed down the policemen who tried to stop him. According to the reports, the driver was allegedly drunk and even dragged the policemen for about 100 metres after hitting them. He was then chased and nabbed by other cops some distance away from the spot. The cabbie has been identified as Hemant from Ghaziabad and has been arrested under sections of causing death due to negligence (304A IPC) and rash driving (279 IPC). The injured cop has been admitted at the Apollo hospital. Dec 14, 2014