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Bangladesh celebrates Bengali New Year with fanfare and festivities

Dhaka, April 14 (ANI): An exuberant wave of cheer and festivities gripped Bangladesh as thousands celebrated the colourful festival of ‘Pohela Boishakh’, the first day of the Bangla New Year, with much pomp and fanfare on Monday. Melodious cultural songs filled the air as children in colourful costumes walked through the streets of Dhaka singing songs and dancing on its tunes. A kaleidoscopic view of the country’s rich cultural heritage was on display, as women and girls painted their faces with country’s map and other emblems. Amid enthusiasm, a participant Riya revelled in the festive spirit and welcomed the New Year. Apr 14, 2014
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Congress took credit for what Baba Ambedkar gave us: Modi

Lakhimpur Kheri, April 14 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday slammed the ruling Congress Party. Modi said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi always praises his party for giving so many rights to the public but they insult Dr BR Ambedkar’s Constitution by doing so. He further stated that our Constitution gave us the Right to Speech but who took away the right of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh? Modi further said that the youth are unemployed and farmers are committing suicides under Congress Government. Apr 14, 2014
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Congress did not give Bharat Ratna to Ambedkar, Nehru hated him: Modi

Lakhimpur Kheri, April 14 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday while addressing a rally in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh slammed the Congress Party for not recognizing Dr BR Ambedkar’s work and not presenting Bharat Ratna to him. Modi also stepped into history and said that the free India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru hated Dr Ambedkar which is why he did not let Government buy Ambedkar’s book on Gautama Buddha. Apr 14, 2014
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Ramdev vows to make nation corruption free

Sri Ganganagar, April 14 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who has been spearheading a national campaign against black money, said would make the country corruption free by his proposed policies. Addressing media persons on Monday in Sri Ganga Nagar city of Rajasthan, Ramdev said that Indians need to stand united against graft that has damaged the roots of this country. Beating drums for Narendra Modi, Ramdev advocated for a corruption free India which could be achieved through legal, technological and social measures. Talking of the legal measures, Ramdev spoke of the measures that he has proposed in the consent letter that he earlier procured from senior leaders of main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a testimonial to their support for his anti corruption movement. He also proposed technological measures like e-governance that would tighten the grip on corruption and check graft through social remedies such as education and knowledge. Apr 14, 2014
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Russia, West lock horns at UN over Ukraine crisis

The UN Security Council holds emergency talks after Ukraine declares a "full-scale" military operation against pro-Russia forces, amid deadly clashes in its restive east. Duration: 01:25 Apr 14, 2014
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Thousands evacuated, 12 dead in Chile blaze

More than 8,000 people are evacuated as an army of firefighters battle a killer blaze that tears through parts of Chile's historic port of Valparaiso. Duration: 00:39 Apr 14, 2014
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Pistorius supporters gather outside S. African court

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius returns to the stand Monday for a fourth day of cross-examination after the prosecution lawyer accused him of knowingly shooting dead his girlfriend. Duration: 00:49 Apr 14, 2014
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Gun battle between militants and security forces rages on unabated in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 14 (ANI): Gun battle between security forces and militants intensified in Kashmir on Monday as forces launched search operations to trace the rebels hiding in a house. Reportedly, the militants hiding in a house in Soura area of Srinagar opened fire at the forces and injured one security personnel. The injured was immediately admitted to a local hospital. The city wore a deserted look as the entire area has been cordoned off by the forces. A resident, Samir, said that the people of the area were facing the brunt of continuous firing. Apr 14, 2014
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Nation pays tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary

New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): Nation paid tribute to chief architect of the Indian constitution, Dr. BR Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary on Monday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Pranab Mukherjee, and Vice-President Hamid Ansari paid floral tribute to Ambedkar in New Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and diplomat Devyani Khobragade were also present at the event among many others. Dr. Ambedkar was born in 1891 in the town of Mhow in Madhya Pradesh and was independent India's first law minister and principal architect of the Constitution of India. Apr 14, 2014
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Police tighten security in Kashmir to ensure peaceful elections

Srinagar, April 14 (ANI): Police have beefed up security in Kashmir, ahead of general election in the state, to keep a close vigil to prevent any untoward incident and ensure safe and peaceful polls. Authorities have been making extra security arrangements for Kashmir's sensitive constituency of Srinagar which would go to polls on April 30. Security agencies have declared 66 percent polling stations as hypersensitive and 27 percent sensitive in the city. Shah further added that poll arrangements are done keeping in view the model code of conduct and other facilities like experienced observers for each assembly segments, video surveillance teams and flying squads have also been allotted for each segment. Apr 14, 2014
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Alvi refutes Modi's claim, says Congress not usurping credit for Ambedkar's work

New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Monday disagreed with BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi's views that the Congress was taking the credit for Chief architect of the Indian Constitution Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar's work. Modi had earlier paid tribute to the Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary, and said that "nobody had insulted the latter as much as the Congress by taking credit for his work". Apr 14, 2014
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Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu with fervour

Jorhat/Guwahati, April 14 (ANI): Thousands of devotees on Monday celebrated the Harvest festival, Rongali Bihu with great fervour across the state of Assam. This festival marks the beginning of Assamese New Year and annual harvest with ritual feasting and merry- making. Rongali Bihu is the most celebrated festival of Assam. It is a festival that transcends all religious and class barriers bringing people together in a free and uninhibited manner. People in capital city Guwahati played traditional games and sang traditional song and also performed traditional dance. In Jorhat, a cultural festival Ethnique was organised that sought to showcase the various traditions of Assam.People in this town also bathed their cows, as they considered them sacred and also worshipped them. Apr 14, 2014