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Rioters set South African townships ablaze

Protesters burn tyres and stone cars in the township of Hebron, near Pretoria, calling for service delivery. It comes just months before the South Africa elections, announced for 7th May 2014. Duration: 01:00 Feb 7, 2014
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Badalta Manzar (Jan 30, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The district authorities of Kulgam distributed wheel chairs and other equipment among disabled kids of the district, under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme, sponsored by the central govt. The education department had identified some 50 kids from poor families, including tribal families among whom some 36 wheel chairs, 24 special tricycles, 12 brail kits, 104 MR kits and 11 hearing devices were distributed. The residents of Barthana face many problems due to the bad condition of roads. Barthana is just seven kilometers away from Lal Chowk, Srinagar. Unfortunately, the condition of the link road is very bad and residents of the area and other adjoining places, including Arampora and Qamerwari, are facing inconvenience. To provide better health facilities to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the central government has launched many schemes. NRHM is one of them. Many facilities are being provided under the scheme to people in Rajouri district. Feb 7, 2014
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Narendra Modi says BJP to empower people if voted to power

Ahmedabad, Feb 7 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Friday that his party aimed to empower people if it comes to power in the general elections, as he shared his vision of 'brand India'. Modi said this on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the 'Business Conclave' in Ahemdabad. Modi also said that Gujarat has made an immense contribution towards the country's growth. Feb 7, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi pitches for minorities, extends support to their battle

Ranchi, Feb 7 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that his party would like to be a part of the minorities' battle and help them grow. Gandhi visited Jharkhand on Friday (February 07) to encourage the party workers ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He interacted with tribal women and heard their problems. Gandhi was expected to undertake a road show from Hazaribagh to Ranchi. Further addressing the answers of the tribal women he said that they need to pressurize the government to have their rights. Feb 7, 2014
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Khap Panchayats are NGOs: Bhupinder Hooda

Chandigarh, Feb 07 (ANI): Defending Khap Panchayats, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday described them as NGOs. He also said that Khaps are part of Indian culture. Feb 7, 2014
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It happens: Afghan Music Awards

Gurgaon, Feb 7 (ANI): Music was indeed the binding force as mesmerised audience clapped and cheered to every rhythmic beat at the music awards function hosted by Afghanistan on Tuesday, in Gurgaon, the millennium city of India. The extravagant show was organised by Afghanistan's largest television network, Ariana Television Network (ATN) at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon of northern Haryana province. Renowned Afghani singers along with dance troupes were seen entertaining the audience with their performances. Veteran Indian actor Sharat Saxena and Bollywood diva of yesteryears, Sharmila Tagore, were also present at the event. Earlier, many Bollywood films used to be shot in Afghanistan but because of the growing militancy in the region, film makers are now wary of venturing into that region. Feb 7, 2014
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It happens: Cultural Festival

Manipur, Feb 7 (ANI): India's northeastern Manipur is hosting an annual theatre festival popularly known as Shumang Leela. The art form derives its name from 'Shumang', which means 'courtyard' in local parlance. The event saw the participation of 13 Shumang Leela Organisations. On the inaugural day of the festival, Peacemaker Artists' Association staged a play, 'Tampha Yai', while on the second day, Poklen Pokpa Artists' Association staged 'Film Star Thoibi', followed by Sangai Artists' Association's 'Neirehe'. However, many of the Shumang Leela groups were disappointed with not being able to perform at the festival because of the prevailing law and order situation and diktats by different students and civil organisations banning them from staging their plays because of Board and other examinations, thereby , leaving them with fewer plays. Most of the plays depicted different kinds of women, the struggles within families and the evil nature of mankind. The festival also provided a platform to talented youngsters to explore and nurture their talents. This 11th Shumang Leela festival has been organised by Manipur State Shumang Leela Council. Shumang Leela's origin goes back to the reign of King Chandrakriti in the nineteenth century. Today, the theatre form is a distinct facet of t Feb 7, 2014