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SC rejects bail pleas of accused Italian marines

New Delhi/ Kochi, Dec 16 (ANI): India's apex court on Tuesday (December 16) denied bail applications of two Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen in 2012. According to media reports, Massimiliano Latorre has been in Italy since September for medical treatment. He has sought extension of his stay as he has to undergo heart surgery. Salvatore Girone had asked to be allowed to go back to his family for Christmas. Intervener in the case, Subhash Chandran, said the court had decided against granting bail since proceedings in the case had been hanging for too long due to the marines' absence. Earlier in September, the Court had allowed Latorre to go back to Italy after suffering a brain stroke. Chandran said that Latorre's bail was going to expire in January 2015. Latorre and Girone have been charged with murder but deny killing anyone or aiming directly at the boat of Indian fishermen. Dec 16, 2014
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84 children killed in Taliban school attack

Peshawar, Dec 16 (ANI): At least 84 children have been killed in a Taliban attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday (December 16), an official said. Troops surrounded the building and an operation was under way to rescue the remaining children, the army said. A journalist at the scene said he could hear heavy gunfire from inside the school. Pervaiz Khattak, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the province of which Peshawar is the capital, said 84 children had been killed. In an atmosphere of uncertainty, students who had been rescued were frisked by soldiers before being allowed to move away from the site of the attack. One rescued student described the scene. Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who reached the spot, condemned the attack. Dec 16, 2014
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GoI condemns attack on innocent children in Peshawar, no definition for terrorism: MEA

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Spokesperson of MEA, Syed Akbaruddin said on Tuesday that the Indian government condemns attack on innocent children at a school in Peshawar. Akbaruddin said that it was the most unfortunate militant attack on children and is highly condemnable. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condemned the act through twitter. Dec 16, 2014
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Billawar rally: Dynastic politics like termite eating democracy, says Modi

Billawar, Dec 16 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Kathua district’s Billawar town, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described dynastic politics as a "termite" that eats away the foundations of democracy. Holding corruption, bad governance and nepotism responsible for the problems being faced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, he said dynastic politics was the root cause of all these problems. Attacking Cong, NC and PDP, Modi said that J&K people have now got an alternative. Dec 16, 2014
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Japan introduces its pop music and food to the world

Japan, Dec 16 (ANI): Horipro, the Japanese talent production company, is now eyeing ASEAN and India. Recently, its famous actor and artist gathered in Singapore for the Anime Festival Asia 2014, and annual event with participation of some 90,000 people. The event was held jointly by Singapore cooperation SOZO and Horipro. Horipro executes not only talent business but also plural business including talent goods sales and production of its own content. It was displayed at an exhibition. Actor of Japanese comic, Death Note, Hayato Kakizawa also participated at the event marked by musical performances and caught the attention of fans. Some fans also interacted with Kakizawa. They were attracted by his performance and attitude. Dec 16, 2014
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Social Activists await laws to ensure women safety two years post Delhi gang rape case

Lucknow/ Chennai, Dec 16 (ANI): India on Tuesday observed the second anniversary of brutal gang rape of 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist in a moving bus in New Delhi, a case that led to nationwide protests and forced authorities to tighten laws on sex crimes. Social Activist Sudha Ramalingam said all the steps taken so far have failed to make women feel safer. Faced with criticism over apathy and insensitivity to crimes against women, Delhi's 80,000-strong police force has also attempted a revamp of sorts. Meanwhile, Social Worker Aparna Yadav urged the politicians to aware the masses, especially women, of the Criminal Laws Amendment Act. Social Activist Shaina NC also said that befitting tribute to the victim is still waiting. It would be complete when we use technology available to us. Dec 16, 2014
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More than 80 students feared dead in Pak, security experts condemn attack in school

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): More than 80 students have been killed and many more wounded in a terror attack by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Pakistan's Army Public School in Peshawar. According to reports, police said that at least six terrorists stormed inside the school after scaling its walls. Meanwhile, security experts in India have condemned the incident. Dec 16, 2014
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Cold wave intensifies in northern, central India

Kanpur/ New Delhi/ Bhopal, Dec 16 (ANI): Cold wave conditions and foggy weather disrupted normal life in central and northern India on Tuesday. After New Delhi and Kanpur witnessed light rain showers, the temperature went down, adding to the woes of daily wage labourers and homeless people as they have no alternative to fight the chill. A resident of Kanpur, Kishan, said due to rains the cold has become unbearable. People of New Delhi also had a tough time dealing with the cold as mercury dipped to 10 degrees Celsius. Temperatures in Himachal Pradesh also plummeted as some regions of the state received snowfall. Meanwhile, people in Bhopal also woke up to chilly, foggy morning and faced problems in travelling due to poor visibility. Dec 16, 2014