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Obama condemns 'terrible' attack on French newspaper

US President Barack Obama condemns the 'terrible' assault on a French satirical newspaper that left 12 dead Wednesday, and expresses his 'deepest sympathies' to the people of Paris for what he calls a 'terrorist attack'. Duration: 01:14 Jan 8, 2015
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Agriculture fair begins in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, Jan 08 (ANI): A three-day-long agriculture fair showcasing latest farming techniques has begun in state agricultural university of Tamil Nadu. There are more than 300 stalls at the fair, displaying new crop varieties and latest innovations by agricultural research centers from across the four southern India states. The main attraction of the fair is a variety of guava fruit called the Thailand guava -- which weighs up to 60 grams and has less seeds -- developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The exhibition is aimed at introducing farmers to technologies like high density planting, precision farming, green house cultivation, farm mechanism, use of solar energy and integrated farm management for increased crop productivity. Jan 8, 2015
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Its 3-cornered contest in Delhi, Congress will perform better this time: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Talking about upcoming assembly polls in Delhi, Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said that it is a 3-cornered contest in the national capital and expressed confidence that Congress will perform better this time. She said that Congress is doing campaigning and the declared candidates are doing their work. However, on being asked about giving support to any party, Dikshit said that Congress would not support 'communal party' like BJP even as she avoided question on support to AAP. She said that last one year has not been good for Delhi and the people are realizing the same and are missing Congress government in the national capital. Jan 8, 2015
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BJP chief pushes for strengthening of party in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan 08 (ANI): BJP chief Amit Shah, on Thursday met party workers in Hyderabad and discussed ways to strengthen the organization in the newly-created Telangana state. Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Telangana, urged the people to join hands with the party for overall development of the state. Shah, considered the closest aide of Modi, hailed the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Ayog, which recently replaced the 65-year-old Planning Commission. He noted that under the framework of the NITI Ayog, states can participate in the formulation of policies. Jan 8, 2015
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Expectations and withdrawal from partner puts relationship at risk

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): If you tend to go into your shell following an argument with your partner, or have expectations from them, you may hurt your relationship, claims a new study. The two are the most common types of disengagement in relationships, and both can be harmful, but in different ways and for different reasons.Withdrawal does not necessarily influence whether a couple can resolve a conflict, but expecting or hoping the other person will be a mind reader and has a direct influence on the couple's ability to settle the issue.The research showed that individuals were more likely to report withdrawal if they were bored or apathetic. Meanwhile, those who expected a partner to know what is wrong without being told are anxious and feeling neglected rather than threatened. Jan 8, 2015
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Security experts on fresh firing in Paris

New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): A day after the deadly attack on a satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris, a police officer has been shot in fresh firing in the city's southern edge in France. A police officer was killed and a street sweeper was gravely wounded after a man opened fire with an automatic rifle. Security experts in India reacted on the same. Jan 8, 2015
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MEA briefing on first day of 2015 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Gandhinagar, Jan 08 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday briefed mediapersons on the first day of the 2015 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with dignitaries from South Africa, Mauritius and Guyana and talked about increasing cooperation in trade, along with other areas mutually beneficially to their respective nations. He said that PM Modi has assured Guyana that in the list of 43 countries that are granted visa on arrival, another country Guyana was added. He also said that the prime minister has been invited to Mauritius for Independence Day of the nation on March 12 to which the PM will consider according to his schedules. Jan 8, 2015
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Young shooting suspect no Islamist: schoolmates

Nobody at the high school attended by Mourad Hamyd, 18, who has been arrested in connection with the Charlie Hebdo shootings, believes that he could have been involved, according to his classmates. Duration: 00:58 Jan 8, 2015
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NDMC to distribute LED bulbs to its employees on Holi

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The New Delhi Municipal Council which faced criticism for spending over Rs.90 lakh to give away sweets to its employees on Holi last year has decided to distribute LED bulbs this year keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for conservation of energy. NDMC chairperson Jalaj Shrivastava said that the council is also planning to halve the domestic energy consumption by the next financial year. Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar and mountaineer Santosh Yadav will be the ambassadors in promoting the use of LED bulbs in the NDMC area. Jan 8, 2015
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Politicos demand action against Yakub Qureshi for announcing Rs 51 crore reward to Paris attackers

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday demanded action against BSP leader Yakub Qureshi who yet again spewed outrageous comments by lauding the barbaric attack in Paris and has announced Rs 51 crore reward for the attackers. He said that anyone who disrespected the Prophet Mohammed deserved death and he was ready to give the Rs 51 crore to the attackers, if they were to ask for it. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that such statements are a disgrace to the nation and also demanded that the BSP expel the leader at the earliest. Shahnawaz Hussain also demanded action against Qureshi. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that no religion allows killings and such statements should be condemned. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav also condemned the same. Jan 8, 2015
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Prakash Javadekar cleans up his housing complex as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

Pune, Jan 08 (ANI): Taking the ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) forward, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar cleans up his housing complex along with fellow residents in Pune on Thursday. Javadekar said the campaign would help in disciplined nation building. A campaign called 'plastic waste-free India' will be launched in Shirur area of Pune district on Friday. It will be taken at the national level after a trial run in the area, the minister added. Jan 8, 2015
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PM Modi addresses Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, call on Diaspora to participate in growth of India part-

Gandhinagar, Jan 08 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday formally inaugurated the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which is being held in Gujarat to mark the centenary of India's, 'Sarva Sreshtha Pravasi Bharatiya', Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa to India. Modi called on the Diaspora to participate in growth of India. He also invited the people to use several opportunities waiting for them in India. He said that all the countries of the world, whether developed or poor, are looking at India with immense hope and optimism. He further went on to add that Indian community is admired all around the world not due to the money they possess but the values they live with. Invoking Gandhi, Modi said his philosophies and teachings continue to inspire the world when it comes to humane development and resolving various problems facing the world. Modi also boosted the confidence of the Indian Diaspora and said that the nation has lot to offer to the world and the need is to raise the level of confidence in ourselves. Jan 8, 2015