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Attorney General Office takes step back, says no irregularities in coal scam

Ranchi/ New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): The office of Attorney General denied that the country's top law officer has admitted to irregularities in the coal allocation scam. Earlier, the Attorney General Goolam Essaji Vahanvati accepted that 'something had gone wrong' during the allocations of the coal blocks in the past. Vahanvati, who is the representative of the union government in the Supreme Court, had reportedly said that there were discrepancies despite decisions taken 'in good faith'. Later in the day, however, an advocate from Vahanvati's office, Rohit Sharma, rubbished such reports, saying that the law officer had infact supported the coal block allocations in the Supreme Court. Jan 10, 2014
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Narendra Modi interacts with 60 young volunteers to discuss polls strategy

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): As part of efforts to boost its campaign on social media, Narendra Modi met volunteers to discuss the strategy for 2014 general elections. Nearly 60 volunteers from across the country were invited at the BJP office in New Delhi to discuss ways to engage the voters, specially the youngsters. Goyal indirectly said that BJP was ready to learn from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has created waves across the country after its victory in Delhi Assembly polls. The BJP also refuted media reports that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was upset with the party's polls strategy. Jan 10, 2014
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No enquiry commission set on him over snooping row: Amit Shah

Lucknow, Jan 10 (ANI): Former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Centre has not yet constituted a Commission to inquire into the snooping scandal involving him and Chief Minister Narendra Modi. On December 26, the union Cabinet had decided on to set up a Commission of Inquiry to probe charges of spying on a young woman in 2009 allegedly at the behest of Modi and Amit Shah. The Gujarat government has set up a two-member panel of former judge Sugunaben Bhatt and a retired bureaucrat, KC Kapoor to probe charges. Jan 10, 2014
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France bans 'anti-Semitic' Dieudonne tour, fans protest

France's highest administrative court, the Council of State, on Thursday overturned a local judge's ruling that comic Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala should be allowed to perform in the western city of Nantes. Duration: 00:42 Jan 10, 2014
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Juan Carlos biographer: Spain lacks trust in the monarchy

Once almost taboo, Spaniards are now talking seriously about a possible abdication by 76-year-old King Juan Carlos as he battles a string of health woes and his youngest daughter fights a corruption scandal. Duration: 00:56 Jan 10, 2014
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Anger in France as controversial comic's show banned

France's Socialist government on Thursday claimed a last-gasp victory in its battle to prevent a controversial stand-up comic from launching a nationwide tour with a show widely condemned as anti-Semitic. Duration: 00:47 Jan 10, 2014
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US: S. Sudan's new democracy in danger of 'shattering'

South Sudan's young democracy risks "shattering" amid fierce fighting which left over 1,000 dead, a US official warned Thursday, adding Washington had no evidence of an attempted coup. Duration: 01:00 Jan 10, 2014
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US Governor Christie 'humiliated' in bridge closure scandal

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a potential Republican presidential hopeful, declared himself "embarrassed and humiliated" by the conduct of his staff over the closure of a bridge that has blown up into a political scandal. Duration: 00:55 Jan 10, 2014
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Rocket takes off on ISS resupply mission

Orbital Sciences Corporation on Thursday launched its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship on the company's first regular supply mission to the International Space Station. Duration: 00:33 Jan 10, 2014