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Pakistan backs India on Devyani Khobragade row

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Pakistan sided with India in the Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade row and the Pakistani High Commissioner to India, Salman Bashir said that all countries need to respect the Vienna Convention. Bashir was present at a book launch in New Delhi on Monday. The book — Cricket Cauldron — is authored by Pakistan ambassador Shaharyar M Khan and Ali Khan. Khan said that Pakistan cricket is suffering a great deal because of terrorism. Explaining the purpose behind authoring this book, Khan said that the book is a take on trying to understand Pakistan as a state. Khan also said that this kind of treatment should not be meted out to diplomats. Jan 7, 2014
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Justice A K Ganguly resigns as chairman of WBHRC

Kolkata / New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Former Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Ganguly, who has been accused of sexual assault by a law intern, resigned from the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC). Commenting on the resignation of Ganguly, Additional solicitor general, Indira Jaisingh said that the decision, in her opinion, was wise. Former Attorney General, Soli Sorabjee blamed the media of being unfair to Ganguly but said that the decision nevertheless was a wise one. Meanwhile, Congress Spokesperson Meem Afzal also lauded the decision. BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that Ganguly should have resigned long ago as it was a necessary thing for the law to take its course. Jan 7, 2014
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PM Manmohan Singh & Japanese defence minister hold defence talks

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Japan’s Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera met in New Delhi to hold defence talks during the latter’s 4 -day visit to India. The talk was a follow up to India-Japan’s defence ministerial meeting held in November 2011. The two ministers talked extensively and exchanged ideas regarding regional and global security challenges as well as bilateral defence cooperation and exchanges between the two countries. They shared views on the necessity to conduct high- level and working-level regular consultations and exchanges, education/academic research exchanges and making other efforts in order to further strengthen mutual trust and understanding. Jan 7, 2014
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Strong counter infiltration process on, ceasefire maintained: GOC Dagger Division

Baramulla, Jan 07 (ANI): Giving information about any infiltration attempts at the Uri region of Kashmir, GOC Dagger Division Major Gen Anil Chauhan said that a strong counter infiltration process is in place and ceasefire from both sides is maintained. He said that there are no surety on whether there will be infiltration or not, but the preparations for the same is in place. Jan 7, 2014
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Intense cold wave sweeps northern India, paralyses normal life

Kanpur / Shimla, Jan 07 (ANI): Intense cold wave coupled with dense fog continued to paralyse normal life in northern India on Tuesday, disrupting, flight and train operations. A blanket of thick fog over northern India hit rail traffic with dozens of trains running behind schedule or cancelled. The visibility dropped below 100 metres. People were seen sitting around bonfires on pavements in Kanpur. Meanwhile, the mercury dropped to freezing point in Shimla, leading to formation of frost on plants. The meteorological department of India informed that a strong western disturbance is coming towards north-western part which will result in heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh on January 08. Jan 7, 2014
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Nobody denying enquiry: Shinde on Adarsh scam report

Diu/ New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 07 (ANI): Home Affairs Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde defended the ruling Congress party in the Adarsh Housing Scam inquiry report, which indicted four former state chiefs and slammed political parties for politicising the issue. Earlier, Congress Vice- President Rahul Gandhi demanded that the Maharashtra government reconsider its decision of rejecting the Adarsh Housing Scam inquiry report. Shinde, who was on a tour to Diu on Monday said his party has always cooperated in investigating the scam. According to media reports, the government had rejected the final report of the commission that probed the Adarsh Housing Society scam because it named senior Congress leaders. Jan 7, 2014
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Punish them if found guilty, but dont play on their wounds unnecessarily: Md Adeeb on Muzaffarnagar

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): After Delhi police confirmed that terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba tried to recruit men from riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, Rajya Sabha MP Mohammed Adeeb said that punishment should be meted out to those found guilty but the authorities should avoid playing on their wounds unnecessarily. Further, he said that its been 10 years that a particular community is hit by authorities and arrests are made with no proof. He urged that there should not be any further arrest on without nay basis. Jan 7, 2014
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Portugal pays final homage to football legend Eusebio

Tens of thousands of people turned out in the rain on Monday to say a final farewell to Portuguese football legend Eusebio, who grew up in grinding African poverty to become one of the world's greatest players. Duration: 00:53 Jan 7, 2014