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National cultural festival 'Maati Ke Rang' showcases India's rich cultural diversity in Nagaland

Nagaland, Feb 02 (ANI): Showcasing the cultural diversity of the country on a single platform! "Maati ke Rang", the five-day long cultural extravaganza that concluded recently in Dimapur city of Nagaland brought alive the vivid culture of India. More than 600 artists from all across the country performed during the event organized by the Ministry of Culture with an aim to bring together India's cultural diversity. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and other dignitaries attended the inaugural day function. Thematic pavilions (Aangans) were put up by different states showcasing their art, craft and food. Visitors relished the delicious cuisines of various states at the stalls. Artists also showed live demonstration of their work and got a chance to sell it directly to the costumers. The large crowd at the event has convinced the government to hold the future events in the northeast. Feb 2, 2015
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Thousands march for democracy in Hong Kong

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months. Duration: 01:42 Feb 1, 2015
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Delhi Polls: Kejriwal attacks BJP over inflation

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday attacked the BJP government over its false promises of reducing inflation which were not fulfilled. Kejriwal said that BJP promised to reduce electricity and general goods' price, but it did not fulfill them. Kejriwal said that BJP claims to reduce petrol prices but the way crude oil prices have been reduced to even less than half but fuel prices are still higher. Feb 1, 2015
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EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese Foreign Minister in Beijing

Beijing, Feb 01 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. Wang Yi said that India is an important neighbour to China and it will always work towards enhancing them. Yi added that India-US and India-China relations cannot be compared but both work bilaterally to the countries. He added that neighbourhood diplomacy is always high on China's agenda. Feb 1, 2015
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Famous Surajkund fair kick starts in Haryana

Surajkund, Feb 01 (ANI): The famous Surajkund Mela (fair), which showcases variety of ethnically diverse handicrafts, handloom products and cuisines and has foreign nations participating, kick started in Haryana on Sunday (February 01). The 15-day fair is an annual event which reflects and promotes the rich and diverse cultural and artistic heritage of India. The 29th edition of the fair will see 18 countries taking part in it and has central state of Chhattisgarh as the theme state. Khattar inaugurated the fair along with Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh, in Faridabad. For the less-known and unknown artisans, be they from India or abroad, the Surajkund Mela provides an ideal platform to showcase their creative talents with lucrative commercial prospects. Visitors also get to see traditional cultural events, dance and folk music shows organized at the venue. This year Lebanon is the partner nation at the fair. Feb 1, 2015
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Indian Army flags off cycle expedition in remembrance of Kashmir floods

Srinagar, Feb 01 (ANI): Indian Army organized a cycle expedition in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to commemorate joint efforts of army and locals in saving lives during devastating floods in the state last year. The cycle expedition 'Sailab se Salamati' was flagged off by General Officer Commanding of Kashmir based 15 Corps, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha. Indian army spent almost three months to select participants for the expedition. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands of villages devastated by the worst flooding in decades in the Kashmir valley last year. The expedition en route to Delhi is aimed at spreading a positive message and highlighting the grit with which people survived the worst ever flood in the state's history. Feb 1, 2015
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Solution to all problems is development: PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a rally in Dwarka area of Delhi before Assembly polls in the capital. Modi said that his government has been able to provide solutions to maximum problems of the people. Modi alleged that governance does not come through remaining in media but actually going out and meeting people. Feb 1, 2015
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PM Modi appeals voters to bring full majority BJP govt in Delhi part 1

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a rally in Dwarka area of Delhi before Assembly polls in the capital. Modi said that Delhi is like a mini-India where people of almost all states live. Modi said that issues like regularization of unauthorized colonies has been common since a long time for the state, but only BJP government took steps towards it. He assured that in 2022, when country will be celebrating 75 years of independence, his government aims to provide home for every poor person. Feb 1, 2015