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Thai opposition protesters gear up for fresh mass rally

Tens of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters gather ahead of a major rally aimed at toppling the premier, paralysing parts of central Bangkok a day after the main opposition party declared a boycott of snap polls. Duration: 00:44 Dec 22, 2013
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Tourists throng Shimla for white water rafting

Himachal Pradesh, Dec 22 (ANI): Tourists are thronging to Shimla in large numbers to enjoy white water rafting and hot water spring this winter. Tattapani, which is 55 kilometres away from Shimla, has become a favourite tourist destination owing to adventure sports and scenic beauty. One of the main attractions which is drawing tourists is the white water rafting in Sutlej river. The local travel agents confirm that there has been tourist influx during the winter season as people want to enjoy snowfall and other adventure activities. Dec 22, 2013
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Carol singers, music bands gear up to welcome Christmas

Kochi, Dec 22 (ANI): With Christmas just a couple of days away, the festive fervour has engulfed Kerala as carol singers and music bands were seen performing ahead of the festival. A band called “Raga Deepam”, which has been playing Christmas carols for the last eight years, has already started their journey with their music to different places in Kerala. Most of the band troupes gather in front of shops and houses to make people happy and dance to the tunes of their music. Dec 22, 2013
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Bangladesh activists condemn Pakistans stand on Abdul Quader Molla

Dhaka, Dec 22 (ANI): Hundreds of students, teachers, political and social activists in Bangladesh took to streets to protest against Pakistan’s reaction on the hanging of 1971 war criminal Abdul Quader Molla. Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla was hanged on December 12, the first war crimes execution in Bangladesh. He was accused of collaborating with Pakistani forces during 1971 Liberation War, who were eventually defeated with India's help. Dec 22, 2013
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'The Bastard Child' is a film on East Pakistan's struggle for freedom: Director

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Bangladesh Liberation War or East Pakistan’s struggle for freedom broke out in 1971, when the Pakistani Army launched a military operation called Operation Searchlight against the Bengali civilians. Mrityunjay Devvrat, writer and director of the film 'The Bastard Child' was pulled into the subject because of the intense stories it brought from the past and the secrecy maintained on the subject till the present time. The film features Farooq Sheikh, Pavan Malhotra, Raima Sen and Victor Banerjee. Talking about his experience and difficulties while directing the film with reputed actors of Bollywood, Devvrat said that sharing the vision and discussions on the topic really helped. Dec 22, 2013
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Rahul Gandhi meets Muzaffarnagar riot victims at relief camps

Shamli, Dec 22 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday met Muzaffarnagar riot victims at relief camps set up by the government and urged them to go back to their homes, saying those engineering communal riots want them to remain in the camps as such a situation "benefits" them. His visit began early Sunday morning from Muslim-dominated Malakpur in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh where he held interactions with community members. Dec 22, 2013
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North India reels under severe cold wave

New Delhi/Srinagar/Shimla/Amritsar/Ludhiana, Dec 22 (ANI): An intense cold wave continues to grip north India with several regions facing extremely low temperatures. Dense fog engulfed the plains of Northern region, affecting air and rail traffic while the plains of the Kashmir valley are experiencing seasons' first snowfall. Dec 22, 2013
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Will pass Lokpal and send BJP, Congress to jail if we form govt: Kejriwal during AAP's public meetin

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The AAP on Sunday held public meetings at about 80 places in Delhi. The party is seeking people's opinion on whether it should form the government in Delhi or not. Making his party's agenda clear that they want to eradicate corruption, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal stated that if AAP forms government in Delhi, it will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill and will send BJP and Congress to jail. Dec 22, 2013
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Will pass Lokpal and send BJP, Congress to jail if we form govt: Kejriwal during AAP's public meetin

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The AAP on Sunday held public meetings at about 80 places in Delhi. The party is seeking people's opinion on whether it should form the government in Delhi or not. Making his party's agenda clear that they want to eradicate corruption, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal stated that if AAP forms government in Delhi, it will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill and will send BJP and Congress to jail. Dec 22, 2013
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Jayanthi Natarajan's resignation depicts her failure, Cong in tatters: CPI

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Even as Jayanthi Natarajan resigned as union environment minister reportedly part of a planned shake-up of the Congress and government by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the run-up to general elections next year, CPI Leader, Atul Anjan on Sunday said that Natarajan's resignation depicted her failure and Congress's tattered state. Dec 22, 2013
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Heartening to know Pak liberals renaming squire on Bhagat Singh: Tewari

Chandigarh, Dec 22 (ANI): I and B Minister, Manish Tewari on Sunday said that it was heartening to know of liberals in Lahore trying to rename a squire for Shaheed Bhagat Singh who was martyred there. He further said that India and Pakistan shared a common heritage and it was ironical that Pakistan had elements like Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed. Dec 22, 2013
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Narendra Modi's wax statue unveiled in Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's wax statue was unveiled on Sunday in Mumbai just before his public rally. The wax statue is 5.10 feet high, which is exactly the same height as that of Modi. This statue, in which 35 kg of wax has been used, is made by Sunil Kandloor within a period of one month. BJP president Rajnath Singh was also present on this occasion. Dec 22, 2013
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Omar Abdullah on Indian diplomat's arrest in US

Srinagar, Dec 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday praised the Indian Government for taking a strong stand against the United States over the arrest of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade. Dec 22, 2013