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Private prisons in the world's incarceration capital

The US state of Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world. To deal with such a high number of prisoners, and to keep costs down, it uses private contractors to detain low-risk inmates and those awaiting sentencing. Duration: 02:22 Dec 5, 2013
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Ethiopia spearheads green energy in sub-Saharan Africa

Ethiopia's northern Tigray region is home to sub-Saharan Africa’s largest wind farm, a symbol of the country’s commitment to pioneering green energy projects as it seeks to boost its economy by exporting power to its neighbours. Duration: 02:32 Dec 5, 2013
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Istanbul landmark rekindles religious tensions

Perched on the tip of Istanbul’s historic peninsula, Hagia Sophia -- with its spectacular dome, elegant curves and towering minarets -- is an iconic sight for millions of tourists visiting the city each year. Duration: 02:36 Dec 5, 2013
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Protests intensify over bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, creation of larger Telangana

Hyderabad, Dec 05 (ANI): Protests intensified on Thursday over bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of a larger Telangana than originally planned. The 'Rayala Telangana' proposal envisages the inclusion of two districts of the under-developed Rayalseema region into the proposed state of Telangana. Irked protesters outside the Osmania University pelted stones at the sentinel. Dec 5, 2013
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BJP on Ashok Khemka

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday slammed the Haryana Government for serving a chargesheet to IAS officer Ashok Khemka, accusing him of causing damage to the reputation of Robert Vadra, Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law and businessman, and that of real estate giant DLF. BJP leader Capt. Abhimanyu said this kind of investigation will not be acceptable on an honest officer. Dec 5, 2013
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Omar Abdullah lashes out at Narendra Modi - Part - 2

Srinagar, Dec 05 (ANI): Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said lashed out at Narendra Modi and said that it is surprising that people who have no idea about the state is talking about the same. He said that Modi who said that Shias are not treated well enough in the state have no clue even about the month when the community celebrates and when they mourn. Further, he said that these people in high positions are different at the time when they have power than they are bereft of the same. Abdullah also said that he has always fought against AFSPA and will continue his fight even if he is not in power. Dec 5, 2013
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Omar Abdullah lashes out at Narendra Modi - Part - 1

Srinagar, Dec 05 (ANI): Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said lashed out at Narendra Modi and said that it is surprising that people who have no idea about the state is talking about the same. He said that Modi who said that Shias are not treated well enough in the state have no clue even about the month when the community celebrates and when they mourn. Further, he said that these people in high positions are different at the time when they have power than they are bereft of the same. Abdullah also said that he has always fought against AFSPA and will continue his fight even if he is not in power. Dec 5, 2013
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Thai king appeals for stability after violent protests

Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej urges the nation to work together for "stability" in a speech on his 86th birthday, marked by an easing of tensions after violent anti-government protests. Duration: 01:27 Dec 5, 2013
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Narendra Modi either not aware of communal violence bill or knows people responsible for riots: Musl

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): After Narendra Modi called the communal violence bill a ‘recipe for disaster’, Muslim cleric Mufti Mukarram said that Modi either is not aware of the bill or knows the people responsible for the riots in different places. He said that the bill will surely benefit the people and stop any communal violence from taking place. Further, he said that the UPA government should have brought this pending bill much before and they have just woken up from slumber. Dec 5, 2013
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Fresh trial ordered in Salman hit-and-run case, definite relief for Khan, says petitioner

Mumbai, Dec 05 (ANI): After a Mumbai court on Thursday ordered a fresh trial in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case, petitioner in the case, Abha Singh said that this is a definite relief for Khan and that his lawyer will take full advantage of the same. The court has ordered that all evidence and witnesses be re-examined. The hearing in the case will begin from December 24. According to an earlier court order, the Bollywood actor be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which attracts ten years of imprisonment. Dec 5, 2013
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Nobody is above law: Shobha Oza on AK Ganguly sexual harassment case

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): After an NGO filed an FIR complaint against Justice AK Ganguly (retd.), who has been accused of sexually harassing a law intern, All India Mahila Congress President Shobha Oza said that nobody is above law and the law should take its course. Further, she said that if Ganguly is innocent, he will be released with due respect. Oza said that after an FIR is being launched against anyone, he/she should leave his government position. Dec 5, 2013
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India needs to develop strong domestic base in telecommunications, electronics: PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday emphasized on the need to develop strong domestic manufacturing base in electronics and telecommunications with an aim to avoid difficulties in financing huge imports. Singh, while inaugurating the 8th edition of 'India Telecom 2013', said that telecom sector has contributed significantly to country's economic growth and has created valuable employment opportunities. During the conference, Singh also said that telecommunications has the potential to reduce socio-economic disparities. Singh also said that the government aimed to provide reliable and affordable broadband access to rural and remote areas. Dec 5, 2013
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Communal Violence Bill caught in political battle

New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday expressed their divergence on the Communal Violence Bill ahead of the winter session of Parliament. Even as the Congress is trying to build consensus, other parties are demanding amendment in the bill. Dec 5, 2013
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Narendra Modi's opposition a political move: K Rahman Khan on Communal Violence Bill

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Thursday said that if the CM of Gujarat, Narendra Modi has written to the PM that Communal Violence Bill is not properly drafted then it is a political move. He also added that it is in the agenda of UPA from a long time and is the need of the hour. He further said that certain states are opposing this bill only for the sake of opposition and there is no base in their argument. Dec 5, 2013
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Afghan shrine offers shock therapy for mental patients

Even after a decade of international funding and medical expertise pouring into Afghanistan, many locals still believe that the grim ordeal at the shrine will cure mental health problems. Duration:02:38 Dec 5, 2013