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Church in Vasant Kunj area vandalized by miscreants

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): In yet another case of vandalism being directed towards the Christian community of the national capital, a church in the Vasant Kunj area of the city was ravaged by unknown persons, just five days ahead of the assembly elections in Delhi. According to reports, prayer items in St Alphonsa's church had been thrown around by the vandals. This is the fourth attack on a church in the national capital since December. Feb 2, 2015
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91 children run away from juvenile jail in Meerut

Meerut, Feb 02 (ANI): In a shocking incident in Meerut city, 91 children absconded from a Bal Sudhar Grah (Children Reformation Home) during wee hours on Monday morning. The children made a cloth-rope and jumped over the jail's kitchen wall, the rear side of the premises, at around 3 AM which according to the District Police Officer (DPO) Yatendra Singh, was not being guarded by any police official since the wall was quite high. At present, 185 children were in jail, of which 56 had been shifted to Bulandshahr city and some more were about to be shifted in Ghaziabad. Superintendent of Police (City) Om Prakash Singh added that the police are yet to investigate whether it was a case of negligence. Feb 2, 2015
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Snowfall in Kashmir bring cheers to residents

Srinagar, Feb 02 (ANI): Fresh spell of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir brought cheers to residents and turned the valley into a picturesque panorama. The capital city, Srinagar, received season's first snowfall which ended long dry spell. As per local media reports, the weather department has predicted snowfall during next three days. The minimum temperature recorded was minus 0.2 degree Celsius. Residents were happy as they said that the 40-day long Chillai Kalan, believed to be the harshest winter period in the valley, was over. Snowfall would bring some relief to people as health problems associated with dry winters would also end. Moreover, the snowfall would help increase water level in rivers and streams. Reportedly, an avalanche warning has also been issued in higher reaches of the valley. Feb 2, 2015
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Kiran Bedi's election campaign in-charge Narendra Tandon resigns

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): In a big jolt to BJP just five days ahead of Delhi Assembly Elections, BJP state executive member and Kiran Bedi's election campaign in-charge Narendra Tandon resigned from the party on Monday. The reasons for Tandon's resignation are yet to be known. Tandon, in his resignation letter to BJP President Amit Shah, said that he “could not tolerate” the way Bedi gave instructions to party workers. “Her (Kiran Bedi) aides used to insult me on every issue,” his letter stated. Meanwhile, Bedi refused to comment on the matter. Feb 2, 2015
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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