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India-Bhutan friendship car rally kicks off in Siliguri

Siliguri, Feb 04 (ANI): The three-day long Indo-Bhutan car rally covering Himalayan ranges kicked off on Wednesday (February 04) from Siliguri town in West Bengal. The rally has been organized by Friendship Car Rally Association of India and Bhutan Friendship Association to strengthen relations between the two neighbours. The car rally, which is being held after two years gap, would cover a distance of 850 kilometers and would culminate in Bhutan's capital, Thimphu. Twenty participants from India and ten from Bhutan are taking part in this mega event. The extremely challenging route of pristine foothills and forests crisscrossed by rivers and mountain streams and high Himalayan passes of altitude of up to 13000 feet make the drive thoroughly adventurous. The rally is the biggest motor sports event in Eastern India and one of the only three International events being held in Indian sub-continent. Feb 4, 2015
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Woman gangraped in Mumbai, three accused arrested

Mumbai, Feb 04 (ANI): A 21-year-old woman was gangraped in Mumbai, on the intervening night of Tuesday (February 03) and Wednesday (February 04), said police. All the three accused were arrested from the crime scene itself. The victim was on her way home when the culprits befriended her at the Reay Road railway station. The four boarded a local train together as the accused promised to drop her home safe. However, as they de-boarded the train at Cotton Green station, the accused threatened the victim and took her to a truck parking nearby, where they took turns to rape her. A police party which was patrolling in the area rushed to rescue the victim hearing her cries and arrested the three accused from the spot. The accused reportedly work at a goldsmith workshop, while the victim is a slum dweller. A medical examination of the victim confirmed rape. Feb 4, 2015
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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Jahangirpuri

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday addressed a rally in Delhi's Jahangirpuri area. Gandhi said that the Congress party changed the national capital in 15 years by constructing flyovers and bridges. He also said that the RTI was brought by the party to bring transparency in the governance. Feb 4, 2015
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AAP raises EVM tampering issue before Delhi Polls, Politicos React

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party's issue of tampering with Electronic Voting Machines has drawn political reactions on Wednesday. BJP leaders Ashwini Upadhyay and GVL Narasimha Rao said that AAP does not trust the Election Commission of the people of the country. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that political parties should trust EC over safety of EVMs. AAP leader Ashish Khetan said that EVM tampering is a major issue in every elections and the EC should be careful if any complaints are received. Feb 4, 2015
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AAP leaders meet CEC over EVM tampering

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal along with other party leaders on Wednesday met the Chief Election Commissioner over various issues related to Delhi Polls. Kejriwal had previously been saying that EV machines might be tampered during polls not leading to fair and free polls. After meeting the Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma, Kejriwal said that he put forward all concerns relating to polls and the Election Commissioner assured all steps to ensure free and fair polls for Delhi. Feb 4, 2015
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Delhi Police summon AAP leader over seized liquor bottles

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Election Commission (EC) officials seized 397 cartons of liquor from a warehouse in west Delhi, days before the national capital goes to polls on February 07. Acting on a tip off, a team of EC officials raided the warehouse near residence of AAP leader Naresh Balyan in Uttam Nagar area and seized liquor. Police indicated towards possibility of Balyan's involvement. Balyan is AAP's candidate from Uttam Nagar. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, said that people should understand AAP's game plan. Voting in Delhi will take place on February 7 and the results will be announced on February 10. Feb 4, 2015
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Fuel prices reduced ahead of polls in Delhi

New Delhi/ Bengaluru/ Mumbai, Feb 04 (ANI): Fuel prices have been reduced by Rs 2.42 for Petrol and Rs 2.25 for Diesel with effect from the midnight of February 3rd and 4th. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) said it would cut the retail price of diesel by about 4.7 percent and that of gasoline by 4.1 percent from Wednesday (February 04), as global prices have eased since the last revision. AAP leader Ashish Khetan said that slashing of fuel prices was a stunt by the Central government keeping February 07 Delhi polls in mind. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi said that fuel prices never got reduced during Congress' rule. Meanwhile, residents gave their mixed reactions following fuel price reduction. Feb 4, 2015
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India, Bangladesh border talks kick off in Tripura

Agartala, Feb 04 (ANI): India, Bangladesh joint district-level border conference to resolve trans-border issues kicked off in Tripura. A wide range of issues like smuggling, trans-border crime, insurgent movement, narcotics, human trafficking was discussed between officials of both the countries. Both the sides expressed satisfaction and said dialogue not only helps in mutually sorting disputes at grass-root level but also helps in confidence building between the nations. Officials of both sides maintained that frequent dialogue should take place at regular intervals as it helps in better coordination and improving ties. Issues related to four districts of Bangladesh and Tripura would be tabled on last day of two-day talks. Similar conferences would also be held in Assam and Meghalaya to sort out border issues. Feb 4, 2015
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Kejriwal habitual of staying in media: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): BJP leader and CM candidate for Delhi polls Kiran Bedi on Tuesday attacked AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal for illegal money laundering and accepting 'transacted money. Bedi said that Kejriwal is habitual of staying in media which is why he keeps bringing new issues everyday. She added that media should not pay much attention to him as he keeps running away from his responsibilities. Feb 4, 2015
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Challenge Finance Minister to arrest me if money laundering charges prove true: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that his party is wrongly being alleged for illegal money laundering. He said that the Central government has all investigation agencies under it and it can get the transactions probed rather than putting baseless allegations on AAP. Kejriwal challenged Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to arrest him if any such charges are proved to be true. Further Kejriwal said that Kiran Bedi should not put any allegations and should maintain decency in politics. Feb 4, 2015
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Surge in demand of fur shoes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 04 (ANI): The demand of fur shoes in Jammu and Kashmir has risen in the wake of fresh snowfall. With fresh spells of snowfall in the past two days, the valley has seen a surge in the demand of fur shoes, as leather shoes become slippery. Fur shoes also help keep feet warm while trekking on snow covered roads and mountains. These shoes are not only warm but comfortable also because of the fur used inside it. There has been sharp increase in prices of these fur shoes over the years. Feb 4, 2015
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Heavy snowfall disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Ramban/ Shimla, Feb 04 (ANI): Heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir hit electricity, water and blocked national highway, disrupting normal life. Roads in Ramban area were filled with snow making it difficult for vehicles to ply due to which people had to walk long distances carrying their luggage. National Highway-44 was completely blocked, restricting transportation. State's capital city, Srinagar, on Sunday (February 01) had received season's first snowfall bringing cheers to residents. However, snowfall did not bring much delight to residents of Ramban district. As per local media reports, the weather department has predicted snowfall for next three days. The minimum temperature recorded was minus 0.2 degree Celsius. Reportedly, an avalanche warning has also been issued in higher reaches of the valley. Meanwhile, hill town of Shimla also received three to 90 centimeters of fresh snowfall. Minimum temperature recorded was two degree Celsius. Located in the tropics, most of India witnesses a very hot summer and a largely temperate winter. Feb 4, 2015
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PM Modi interacts with participants of investor summit

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, hosted dinner for participants of BlackRock India Investor Summit and said his priority was to establish global benchmarks in areas like governance, transparency and taxation. Interacting with them, Modi said that the priority of his government was growth and jobs. The Prime Minister said there was raising interest in India, and "we have to accept that responsibility." The Prime Minister said he believes in a fair, predictable and consistent tax system, and in economic policies that will drive growth. Twenty one major global investors participated in the India Investor Summit earlier on Tuesday. The list of institutional investors included asset managers, insurers, pension funds, and official institutions. Feb 4, 2015
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PM Modi greets Sri Lankan people on 67th Independence Day

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended greetings to the people of Sri Lanka, on their 67th Independence Day. Prime Minister Modi took to twitter for extending his wishes. "On their Independence Day, my greetings to people of Sri Lanka. The bonds of history, culture and shared values that we share are unbreakable, tweeted Prime Minister Modi. "My best wishes for the development of Sri Lanka in the years to come. I look forward to welcoming President Sirisena later this month," he added. President Pranab Mukherjee in his message to Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena said India and Sri Lanka are close neighbours with a long standing relationship of friendship and cooperation based on shared linguistic, religious and cultural traditions. He also said that these ties have matured over time to embrace all areas of contemporary significance. He expressed confidence that the traditional bonds between India and Sri Lanka will expand and flourish to the mutual benefit of the two countries in the years to come. Feb 4, 2015