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North India shivers with bitter cold wave

Dharamsala /Gorakhpur/Lucknow, Jan 09 (ANI): Dense fog reduced visibility even as biting cold has jammed life in parts of northern India on Thursday. A blanket of thick fog enveloping northern India hit rail traffic with dozens of trains running behind schedule or cancelled. The visibility dropped below 100 metres. Meanwhile, the mercury dropped to freezing point in Dharamsala, leading to formation of frost on plants. People were seen sitting around bonfires on pavements in Gorakhpur. Commuters at a railway station also complained of delays, affecting their day-to-day life. Meanwhile, authorities in Uttar Pradesh also introduced night shelters ‘Raain Basera’ for poor people. Jan 9, 2014
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Survey is encouraging but focus should be on issues: AAP

New Delhi/ Ghaziabad, Jan 9 (ANI): Reacting on the survey conducted by IPSOS, for a leading newspaper, AAP leaders have said that surveys are welcoming and the overwhelming response they are getting all over have made them think that they will perform even better. However, they have added that the results of these surveys could change with time. AAP has formed the government in Delhi, and according to the survey, it is being touted as the party, most metros would want to vote for in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Jan 9, 2014
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TV journalist Ashutosh quits IBN7, likely to join AAP

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): TV journalist Ashutosh on Thursday confirmed that he resigned from IBN7 as its managing editor and is likely to join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) soon. He said that the party has influenced him and has a capacity to bring change. Jan 9, 2014
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Narendra Modi talks on national issues, Raj Thackeray 's advice not needed: BJP

Nagpur, Jan 09 (ANI): Reacting on Raj Thackeray's suggestion to Narendra Modi to quit as Gujarat CM and talk on national issues, Maharashtra BJP President Devendra Fadnavis said that Modi talks about national issues and that Thackeray's advice is not required. He said that the increasing clout of Modi is disturbing many leaders and that Modi is wise enough to decide what to do and what not to do. Jan 9, 2014
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Rajendra Chaudhary defends Saifai Mahotsav

Lucknow, Jan 09 (ANI): Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary on Thursday defended the UP government which has come under attack over holding the annual Safai Mahotsav at a time when hundreds of victims of Muzaffarnagar riots were living in difficult circumstances in relief camps. Chaudhary said that Bollywood element is not the main part of the Mahotsava but only a small part of it which is being highlighted by the Opposition. Jan 9, 2014
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MEA on MLAs' extravagant foreign 'study tour'

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Commenting on the expensive study tours by the MLAs of Uttar Pradesh, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said that his ministry only checks that the tours do not affect the country's international terms. Jan 9, 2014
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BJP dismisses survey on AAP, says Modi is in hearts of people

Bhopal/ New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday dismissed a survey conducted by IPSOS, for a leading newspaper. Party leaders said that Narendra Modi has found a place in the hearts and minds of people and therefore is much ahead of any other leader. Jan 9, 2014
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BJP criticizes Shakeel Ahmad's ISI remark

Bhopal, Jan 9 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday slammed Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad for drawing parallels between the BJP and the ISI. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi took a dig at the Congress and questioned their definition of secularism. Jan 9, 2014
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Modi mocks PM's remarks, says indeed good times are ahead

New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday mocked at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing overseas Indians at the ongoing Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas meet. In an apparent reference to the upcoming general elections, Modi said it will take another few months for good days to usher in. Dr. Singh on Wednesday had assured Indian diaspora that the country's economy is heading for good times, and there is no reason to despair about India's present or worry about its future. Jan 9, 2014
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T Subbarami Reddy lauds ISRO for successful GSLV-D5 launch

Bangalore, Jan 9 (ANI): The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, T. Subbarami Reddy, lauded Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful launch of GSLV-D5. ISRO launched Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on January 05. Jan 9, 2014