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Govt to start discussions on uniform civil code, draws flak from opposition

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): The Central government on Saturday drew flak from the opposition amidst reports of discussions over implementation of Uniform Civil Code. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it was unfortunate news as India is a nation of diverse cultures and it will hurt the sentiments of all religious people. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that his party is against the decision as it will spread communal tension. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that PM Narendra Modi's government has finally resorted to its kind of politics which is communal. Dec 13, 2014
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Politicos react after suspected terrorists kill abducted Sarpanch in Sopore

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after the sarpanch belonging to National Conference from Sopore area of Baramulla district was kidnapped and murdered by suspected terrorists. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the government must look into the matter. NCP leader Majid Memon said that the J&K government must take cognizance of such fact. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi also appealed for probe into the matter. Dec 13, 2014
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Maharashtra irrigation scam: Politicos react after Fadnavis gives nod for probe against Ajit Pawar

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis gave his nod for probe against former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and NCP’s Maharashtra unit president Sunil Tatkare, in the alleged irrigation scam worth `26,000 crore. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that he feels Maharashtra government has fulfilled the promises it made to the people before polls. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government can give a nod for the probe but shoudn’t order probe out of hatred or for taking any kind of revenge. NCP leader DP Tripathi, however, claimed he is confident that all the NCP leaders will be given clean chit in the irrigation scam. Dec 13, 2014
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Politicos condemn death of Indian fisherman in Pak jail

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday condemned the death of an Indian fisherman in Pakistan jail. The 30 year old Indian fisherman, Devo Mand Kansaro has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in a jail in Karachi. Kansaro was arrested in March by Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency for fishing in the Arabian sea. Jail authorities claimed that Kansaro had died from natural causes after complaining chest pain. Political leaders demanded stern action against Pakistan by the Indian government. However, they ruled out any relation of the incident with the Parliamentary dialogue of the MPs of both nations gone wrong on Friday. Dec 13, 2014
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Pro ISIS twitter account handler detained in Bengaluru, Politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday welcomed the detention of Pro ISIS twitter account handler in Bengaluru. Bengaluru police have detained the handler of the pro ISIS twitter handle at ShamiWitness on Friday night. However, the top police officials declined to confirm whether he was arrested and under which sections was a case made out against him. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal said that its good that the person in question is arrested but the intelligence agencies should remain more alert on such issues. Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned on the delay in the arrest of the twitter handler. NCP leader Majid Memon also welcomed the arrest. Dec 13, 2014
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Politicos remember martyrs on 13th anniversary of Parliament attack

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Politicos remembered and paid homage to the martyrs of the 2001 Parliament attack on its 13th anniversary. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the nation would always remember the sacrifice of the martyrs. BJP leader LK Advani said that the government wants that the neighboring countries should take the steps to eradicate terrorism then only talks will be supportive. Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the way all fought bravely was appreciable.CPI leader D Raja said that the martyrs made great sacrifice for the country and the country needs to keep the memory alive. Dec 13, 2014
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Sarpanch kidnapped and killed in Sopore district

Sopore, Dec 13 (ANI): In yet another gruesome killing of a Sarpanch in Kashmir, the sarpanch belonging to National Conference from Sopore area of Baramulla district was kidnapped and murdered by suspected terrorists on Saturday. According to the reports, unidentified gunmen on Friday evening allegedly kidnapped 62 year old Ghulam Mohammad from his residence in Tarzoo area of Sopore town. Sarpanch's family had lodged a complaint with the police following which a search operation was launched to rescue the kidnapped sarpanch. Police found his body on Saturday morning. Sarpanch's daughter said that at least four masked men had jumped over the compound wall of the house and forced the sarpanch out. The incident took place three days after Sopore Assembly went to polls in the third phase of elections in the state. Dec 13, 2014
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PM Modi pays floral tribute to martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): On the anniversary of 2001 Parliament attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the martyrs who lost their lives during attack. Along with PM Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and BJP senior leader LK Advani also paid tribute to the martyrs. Earlier in the day, PM Modi had tweeted "We salute martyrs who lost their lives protecting the Temple of our Democracy on this day in 2001. Their sacrifices are etched in our memory". On December 13, 2001, heavily armed terrorists infiltrated the Parliament House and began firing their weapons during the time of Parliament session. Dec 13, 2014
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Rajasthan govt completes one year under Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur, Dec 13 (ANI): It's been a year for Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan and the state has continued to go along with its promise of ‘minimum government and maximum governance'. Rajasthan, literally, "Land of Kings" or "Land of Kingdoms", is India's largest state by area. The state conjures up images of a land of forts and palaces, colours and flavours, architectures and wildscapes and is known for its hospitality and touristic attractions. Raje took over as chief minister of Rajasthan on December 13th, 2013, succeeding Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The BJP returned to power after five years in 2013, winning a record 162 seats and leaving the Congress bruised with just 21 members in the 200-seat legislature. Dec 13, 2014