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Sohrabuddin case: CBI court gives clean chit to Amit Shah; Sohrabuddin's family to move HC

Mumbai, Dec 30 (ANI): A special CBI court on Tuesday gave clean chit to BJP president Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. Shah had sought a discharge in the case saying he was being targeted by his political rivals. Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauser Bi were allegedly kidnapped by Gujarat's anti-terrorism Squad in November 2005 and killed in a fake encounter. Following this, Sohrabuddin's brother, Rubabuddin, had filed a complaint that his brother was killed in a fake encounter. Rubabuddin has now said that he will move the high court against the CBI court's verdict. Dec 30, 2014
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Hundreds of chickens found dead in Shimla, trigger panic of bird flu

Shimla, Dec 30 (ANI): The mysterious death of hundreds of chickens triggered bird flu panic in hill town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. Nearly 323 chickens were found dead by the police during a routine checking from a truck that was heading towards Kinnaur district of the state. It was later reported to the animal husbandry department. As a precautionary measure, the department destroyed the remaining lot of the broilers. Last month India found two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus in Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 2,00,000 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said. Dec 30, 2014
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Salman faces flak for supporting Rajapaksa's election campaign

New Delhi/ Chennai, Dec 30 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan faced flak from political leaders in India for allegedly supporting Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa in elections. According to reports, Khan has agreed to campaign for Rajapaksa in elections to be held in Srilanka next month. DMK's TKS Elangovan said that it is highly condemnable that Salman Khan going to campaign for Rajapaksa. Dec 30, 2014
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Politicos welcome PDP's suggestion of 'grand alliance' with Congress and NC in JandK, BJP calls it f

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday welcomed the PDP's suggestion of a 'grand alliance' in Jammu and Kashmir with National Conference (NC) and the Congress. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that this is the only option for development of the state. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that it is good for JandK that all secular parties cam together to form government. Regional parties too welcomed the alliance. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said that any attempt to form a government in the Jammu and Kashmir without its inclusion will be a travesty of the mandate given by the people of the state. Calling it a farce, Rao said that BJP is keen to form the government and fulfill its promise of development in the state. Dec 30, 2014
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Kiren Rijiju applauds BS Bassi for facilitating induction of more northeast officers in Delhi police

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday applauded Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi for facilitating induction of more northeast officers in Delhi police force. Rijiju along with Home Ministry officials visited the Delhi Police headquarters and discussed problems of the northeast people with senior police officers. Rijiju has decided to enhance the number of officers from the northeast in Delhi Police. He is also likely to write a letter to all northeastern states to encourage their youth to join Delhi Police. Dec 30, 2014
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Political and religious leaders react on ongoing protests against 'PK'

New Delhi/ Hubli, Dec 30 (ANI): Political and religious leaders on Tuesday react over ongoing protests against Aamir Khan's recently released 'PK'. NCP Leader Tariq Anwar and AAP's Manish Sisodia said that protests against such movies which give a social message is condemnable and should be stopped. Muslim Cleric Maulana Mohammad Sajid Rashidi said that there was nothing to protest in the flick and said that if any religious community feels like protesting in the matter, there should be better ways to do the same. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Hindu Sena Chief Pramod Muthalik condemned the movie itself and said that such movies which hurt sentiments of any religion, should be banned. Dec 30, 2014
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Pak court detains Lakhvi again, Politicos say Pak's 'anti terror agenda' not strong enough

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday said that Pakistan's 'anti terror agenda' is not strong enough after 26/11 accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was detained for the second time in Pakistan, a day after a court cancelled government orders to keep him in prison even after he was granted bail on December 18. Indian had reacted strongly to his bail and Ministry of external affairs had on Monday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and expressed its strong displeasure over Lakhvi's imminent release. Dec 30, 2014
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Politicos react as cabinet nods to regularize unauthorized colonies in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expressed its gladness over delivering on its promise of regularizing unauthorized colonies in New Delhi, adding that the decision will provide relief for many residents in the national capital. The Union Cabinet extended the cut-off date for the regularization of unauthorised colonies in New Delhi from March 31, 2002, to June 1, 2014 on Monday. The rival parties, however, said that the BJP is trying to take political mileage by coming up with this proposal for the poll bound Delhi. Dec 30, 2014
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Wish to take govt's 'ABCD culture' to 'ROAD' which leads to success: Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): In a bid to doing away with bureaucratic hurdles and red tape from the system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there was a need to transform from the existing culture of "ABCD', that is, Avoid, Bypass, Confuse, Delay" to a culture of "ROAD, that is, Responsibility, Ownership, Accountability, Discipline" of success. He further reiterated his call for making a globally recognized 'Brand India' with a hashtag 'Zero Defect, Zero Effect'. He advocated for such produce which has no defect and also no adverse effect in the environment. PM Modi also stressed on the fact that the growth should be balanced across the country. He also maintained that there should be maximum movement of Men, Money, Machinery, Materials and Minerals across the country. Dec 30, 2014
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PM Modi meets govt officials on 'smart city' initiative

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting with government officials on Smart City initiative in New Delhi. Modi has a vision to create 100 new "smart cities" by 2020, and to make that a reality foreign capital is likely to play a part. One of the aims of this initiative is to improve the quality of urban governance, which will strengthen the overall governance of the county. While inviting identifying factors that could be laid down for building smart cities, Modi asked the government officials to identify the basics of infrastructure, quality of life, and citizen-centric services that are essential to the cities of 21st century. Modi wants the cities to be economic activity hubs with solid-waste management and waste-water treatment playing an important part in the development of those cities. Dec 30, 2014
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Police arrest suspect behind Assam militant attacks

Sonitpur, Dec 30 (ANI): Police in Assam arrested a suspect behind coordinated militant attacks on tea plantation workers and their families that killed at least 80 people, the deadliest in years. The suspect has been identified as Suklai Basumtari, who is accused of having links with National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). Police believe that a faction of NDFB, fighting for a separate state for ethnic Bodos, was behind the attacks. Police arrested him from Biswanath Chariali town in Sonitpur district under operation named, 'All Out'. Meanwhile, several media groups appealed people to donate relief materials to victims in relief camps in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur. Some militants may have fled to neighbouring Bhutan while their leader was believed to be in Myanmar, officials and police said, prompting calls for cooperation. Dec 30, 2014