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Mamata Banerjee inaugurates book fair in Kolkata

Kolkata, Jan 29 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, inaugurated an international book fair in Kolkata. The fair will be open to public from Wednesday and continue till February 09. The focal theme of this year's fair is Peru. It will see participation of 29 countries besides publishers from across India showcasing their books in nearly 600 stalls. Soon after inaugurating the fair, Banerjee said that the event could very rightly be dubbed as 'grassland of books'.The most anticipated event in this fair would be the inauguration of Kolkata Language and Literature Festival (KLLF) in which several luminaries from the world of art and culture are likely to participate. Jan 29, 2014
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Annie Raja condemns Asha Mirjes remark on Nirbhaya

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Maharashtra State Women Commission member and NCP member Asha Mirje has said that Delhi gang-rape victim Nirbhaya had only herself to blame for the sexual assault. Mirje questioned the Delhi gang-rape victim's intention in going out to watch a movie with a friend at 11 pm in the night. Condemning the statement women rights activist Annie Raja said that no one can make such irresponsible statements. Jan 29, 2014
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South Sudan investigates alleged coup organisers

Government and opposition rebels are still fighting for control of key parts of South Sudan, and Justice Minister Paulino Wanawila says the governement has completed the interrogation of suspected coup leaders. Duration: 01:07 Jan 29, 2014
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Syria regime says US 'arming terrorist groups'

Syria's warring sides will not meet again at peace talks in Geneva on Tuesday, the UN said, after a morning session broke up with the regime accusing Washington of "arming terrorists." Duration: 01:05 Jan 29, 2014
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Ivory Coast elephants get new home as habitat shrinks

Conservationists in Ivory Coast have been hunting, trapping and transporting a dozen extremely rare elephants to a new forest home, in an unprecedented operation that is crucial for both the animals and the local population. Duration: 01:56 Jan 29, 2014
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Elders call for ending Syria 'nightmare' on Iran visit

A delegation of former world leaders from the so-called Elders group met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday as part of a campaign calling for an end to Syria's "nightmare" during a rare visit to Iran, a key regime ally. Duration: 00:41 Jan 29, 2014
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French court upholds expulsion of Roma girl's family

A French court Tuesday rejected an appeal for residency for the family of a Roma schoolgirl whose deportation sparked outrage and student protests in the country. Reactions from Leonarda and her father. Duration: 00:56 Jan 29, 2014