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Coalgate: BJP reacts to Parekhs remark, says PM prime accused

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Even as former union coal Secretary PC Parekh hit out at CBI saying that if they suspect his role in the coal scam then, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should be referred to as accused No 1 since he approved the allocation; BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that Congress is known for corruptions as PM allowed the arbitrary allotments of coal without proper reasoning. Oct 16, 2013
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Muslims celebrate Id-ul-Zuha with gaiety across India

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Id-ul-Zuha is being celebrated across the country on Wednesday with great enthusiasm and devotion. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have greeted the people on this occasion. President Mukherjee, who greeted fellow citizens on the occasion, said the spirit of sacrifice and service is the essence of the festival of Id-ul-Zuha. "It is an occasion to remind ourselves of the path of selfless sacrifice and forgiveness followed by Hazrat Ibrahim and to emulate the same," he said in his message. President Mukherjee further said may the festival knit all the people of India in a celebration of our composite culture. Oct 16, 2013
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Fresh ceasefire violation kills one soldier in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, Oct 16 (ANI): One Indian soldier was killed and six more were critically injured in another ceasefire violation near the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakot sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. A day earlier, heavy firing near Rajpura post in Samba sector, along the Kashmir border injured a trooper of BSF. In New Delhi, defence expert, Bharat Verma, said that India must display more power on its border with Pakistan, as such violations would continue before the arrival of winters. Oct 16, 2013
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India sees telecoms consolidation as Vodafone lines up $2 bln investment

New Delhi/Mumbai/Srinagar, Oct 16 (ANI): Telecom Minister, Kapil Sibal has said that Vodafone Group has planned to invest more than $2 billion in the country, a victory for a policy change designed to boost foreign interest and thin out the crowd of a dozen players in the world’s second biggest mobile phone market. The investment plan by Britain's Vodafone follows the removal in August of a cap on foreign firms investing in telecoms companies. Sibal on the occasion, also said that it was “possible” that the government could hold another auction of third-generation (3G) spectrum, which would be the first since 2010, but he gave no timeline for this. Oct 16, 2013
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World powers, Iran in second day of nuclear talks in Geneva

World powers and Iran hold a second day of talks Wednesday aimed at ending the decade-long standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme, after the Islamic republic put what it billed as a breakthrough proposal on the table. Duration: 00:25 Oct 16, 2013
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Asia's animators draw inspiration from Japan's Miyazaki

As Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki heads into retirement, industry watchers say the next generation of Asian filmmakers stepping out of his shadow will struggle to match the Japanese master's box office domination. Duration: 01:31 Oct 16, 2013
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Release demand for UK Greenpeace activist in Russia

Lawyers for British Greenpeace activist Anthony Perrett - one of 30 arrested after a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil drilling in September - demanded his release on bail Wednesday at the regional court of Murmansk in Russia. Duration: 00:36 Oct 16, 2013
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Russian court gives Navalny suspended term on appeal

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday avoided being sent to jail after a Russian court changed a five-year penal colony sentence against him in an embezzlement case into a suspended term. Duration: 01:00 Oct 16, 2013
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Algiers' 6th Intl. Comic Festival spotlights local humour

The sixth International Comic Festival of Algiers (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Alger, FIBDA) drew comics artists from around the world and showcased Algerian talents including Rachid Ait-Kaci and Amine Labter. Duration: 00:48 Oct 16, 2013
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Khmer Rouge trial hears closing statements

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge trial enters a crucial phase with closing statements in the case of former regime leaders accused of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th century. Duration: 02:30 Oct 16, 2013
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EU's Ashton hails 'important' Iran nuclear talks

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Wednesday that "positions have been set out on a number of issues already" during talks on Iran's nuclear programme and that the EU will work with the United States to carry them forward. Duration: 01:03 Oct 16, 2013