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It happens: Theatre Festival

Manipur, Jan 24 (ANI): People in Imphal city of India's northeastern Manipur province got a glimpse of their traditional art and culture as they thronged a nine-day theatre festival in the region. The rich history and culture of the province is being shown through different plays during the 'Khundongbam Brojendro Theatre Festival', attracting prominent artists and theatre groups from across the country. The festival is an initiative of the Khundongbam Brojendro Cultural Trust in collaboration with Department of Arts and Culture, provincial government of Manipur. This is the third edition of festival based on the theme-'Theatre for peace and Friendship'. Besides local theatre groups, the festival also registered the participation of theatre groups from India's IT hub, Bangalore city. A play 'Bor Interview' written by Khundongbam Brojendro and directed by O Joykumar was staged by the Rupmahal Theatre group on the inaugural day of the festival. The festival will conclude on January 28. Jan 24, 2014
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It happens: Music Festival

Odisha, Jan 24 (ANI): With the commencement of spring, music lovers thronged the century- old famous Rajarani Temple in India's eastern Odisha state as it reverberated with the rhythm of Indian classical music by eminent classicists. Every year the Department of Tourism organises this festival beginning from January 18 to 20 in the grounds of the magnificent Rajarani Temple. The evening started with the Odissi vocal recital programme by an eminent singer. The music lovers present were deeply engrossed in the superb and impeccable elaboration of different Ragas and musical patterns, clear tonal quality and musical renderings. Each presentation was highly applauded by the people present in the festival. The atmosphere inside the temple premises was musical and thrilled the music lovers. The Rajarani Music festival is organised by Odisha Tourism and Development Corporation (OTDC) in association with Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy (OSNA). The objective of organising the festival is to showcase the cultural heritage of Odisha state and attract more tourists. Jan 24, 2014
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It happens: Dog Show

Rajkot/Patna, Jan 24 (ANI): Pet lovers were infused with enthusiasm and thronged a dog show with their respective canines. A dog show was organised in Rajkot city of India's western Gujarat province in which around 550 dogs of 26 different breeds took part. The main aim of the dog show was to inform people about different breeds of dogs and which ones can be kept as pet. Various breeds such as Labrador, Golden retriever, Saint Bernard, Pugs, Lhasa Apso, bullmastiff, etc competed with each other during the show. There were several stalls set up to provide information about the medicines given to dogs. Meanwhile, a dog show was held in eastern Patna city where canines participated and displayed their strength and agility. Jan 24, 2014
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Congress on court notice to Delhi Government

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Congress leader Haroon Yusuf on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision issuing notice to Delhi government over Arvind Kejriwal's protest. Yusuf said AAP tried to instigate anarchism violating the law. Jan 24, 2014
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Uddhav Thackerays remark came in backdrop of AAPs misgovernance: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): BJP Spokesperson Capt Abhimanyu on Friday said that Uddhav Thackeray’s remark on AAP comparing Arvind Kejriwal to Rakhi Sawant came in the backdrop of the party’s misgovernance. He said that AAP has formed a government which is like people of Delhi have no government yet. He said that whenever a question is raised on AAP leaders, Kejriwal try to nullify the same. Jan 24, 2014
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Serious allegations against Somnath, Kejriwal should act: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Amidst the controversy around Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that there is serious allegation against Bharti and that Arvind Kejriwal should act against him. He also blamed Kejriwal for not taking any action against his own minister which he would have taken otherwise. Surjewala also said that Delhi CM is protecting Bharti even after prima-facie evidence against Bharti. Jan 24, 2014
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AAP born on streets, will live & govern from streets: KC Tyagi

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): JD (U) leader KC Tyagi on Friday said that Aam Aadmi Party was born on streets, it will live on streets and govern from the streets and that the day it goes into the air-conditioned rooms for governance, it will become weak. Further, Tyagi said that the BJP and Congress is scared of AAP’s success and their reaction is its after-effect. Jan 24, 2014
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SC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govt over Kejriwal protest

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the central government and the Delhi government on a PIL seeking action against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for violating the law while holding a constitutional position. The notice comes in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate ML Sharma which had questioned if a person holding a constitutional authority can sit on a dharna which is an unlawful act. Jan 24, 2014
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MK Alagiri suspended from DMK by father

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday expelled his son and Former Union Minister M K Alagiri from all posts of the party. In a statement issued by the DMK, the party said that action against Alagiri has been taken for going against the party stand and for giving out statements contrary to party in the public domain. Karunanidhi had earlier issued a veiled warning to Alagiri after his interview to a Tamil channel against his younger brother MK Stalin, indicating that he could face action if did not toe the party line. Jan 24, 2014
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Sanjay Nirupams fast to demand power tariff reduction enters second day

Mumbai, Jan 24 (ANI): Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam, who sat on a hunger strike from Thursday outside the Reliance office in Kandivli, demanding a reduction in electricity tariff in Mumbai, said today that no initiative has yet been taken by the Reliance Company over the matter. He also added that his agitation will continue till the demand is met. Jan 24, 2014
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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday slammed Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who on Thursday had said that Narendra Modi will never be able to turn Uttar Pradesh into Gujarat. Naqvi hinted that the Samajwadi Party supports Congress and will face the same fate as the Congress. Jan 24, 2014
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Somnath Bharti incident was pre-planned by Congress: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Commenting on whether Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti should resign due to the allegations made against him, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that everything was pre-planned by the Congress, and that they should understand that none of their attempts was going to affect the country. Jan 24, 2014
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Delhi residents back Somnath Bharti, says he did what police could not

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): A group of women residing in Khirki Extension of the national capital wrote a letter in support of Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti who is involved in a controversy over a midnight raid where four Ugandan women were allegedly mistreated. A group of women were present at the office of Delhi Commission for Women and said that they were facing problems from a very long time. Last week, after receiving complaints from the residents of Malviya Nagar area, Bharti and his supporters called the police to bust an alleged prostitution and drug racket. Jan 24, 2014