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US denied dropping case against Devyani, Indian politicos remain firm for apology

New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): After the US hardened its stand on Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and denied dropping the case, Indian politicos remained firm on its demand and asked for the same. Parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath said that US should drop charges and drop all the cases against Khobragade. Further, BJP leader Kirti Azad said that there should be seriousness in the case and apology is demanded. Congress leader Jagdambika Pal also followed the suit. Meanwhile, BJD leader Jay Panda said that firmness on the stance should be changed as US is a friendly nation. Dec 20, 2013
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Congress delayed reservation to jats: Naqvi

New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday slammed UPA and Congress for delaying reservation to the jats. He said that it is taking all these decisions after they have realized that they are left with only few months in power and they can't implement the decisions they have taken now. He further said that his party had raised the issue of jat reservation several times but Congress had always opposed it. Dec 20, 2013
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AK Ganguly insulting other judges, should resign: Shivanand Tiwari

New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): After Former Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly was denied a copy of the law intern's affidavit on grounds of confidentiality, JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said that Ganguly is insulting other judges too and should resign soon. He said that if there had been some other person accused of a case like this, would he, as a judge, have allowed him to continue with his position. Dec 20, 2013
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Congress dont see Narendra Modi as competition: Meem Afzal

New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): As the speculations of DMK favoring BJP following DMK Chief M Karunanidhi’s praise to Narendra Modi are doing rounds, Congress Spokesperson Meem Afzal said that the party doesn’t see Modi as a competition. He said that it may have come due to Tamil Nadu local politics which hardly matters to Congress. Dec 20, 2013
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Adarsh probe report to be tabled in House, BJP set to demand for discussion

Nagpur, Dec 20 (ANI): As the Maharashtra government is to table the controversial Adarsh Commission report in the state legislature on Friday, BJP is all set to demand for discussion over the same and not allow the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to escape the same. BJP leader Vinod Tawde said that enquiry should be made on all people involved bereft of the positions they handle. Meanwhile, Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil said that the party is not running from the investigation and that the due process will be carried on. Dec 20, 2013
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Bangladesh land demarcation bill brings disagreement by Indian political parties

New Delhi/ Guwahati, Dec 20 (ANI): BJP condemned the introduction of constitutional amendment bill related to Bangladesh in Rajya Sabha which seeks to ratify the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh despite protests. Meanwhile, leaders of Assam regional party also protested against the introduction of the Bangladesh Land Demarcation Bill. Regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leaders shouted slogans and burnt effigies of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and state Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, after Bangladesh Land Demarcation Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha. Dec 20, 2013
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Religious communities hail SC verdict on gay sex

New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Religious leaders of various communities in India hailed the Supreme Court verdict that reinstated a ban on gay sex, following a four-year period of de-criminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. Chief of an Islamic organisation, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, said freedom was not absolute. However, Chief propagandist and spokesman for the New Delhi Roman Catholic Archdiocese, Father Dominic Emmanuel, said church did not consider homosexuals as criminals. Dec 20, 2013
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No apology or withdrawal of case against Devyani Khobragade: US

Washington DC, Dec 20 (ANI): The United States has ruled out either of the two Indian demands, that is, withdrawal of charges against its diplomat Devyani Khobragade, and an apology for alleged mistreatment, after her arrest in New York last week. The US State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf said it is not pressuring US law enforcement to drop complaint against Khobragade that has increased tensions between the two countries. Harf said that the State Department does not expect the incident to impact bilateral relations between the nations. Dec 20, 2013
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Govt asks NCBC to decide on job quota to Jat community

New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): The Indian government has directed the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBCs) to take an expeditious decision on giving quota to the Jat community in union government jobs and educational institutions, says Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari. The government had not given any deadline to the commission to give its report. Dec 20, 2013
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Nobody can stop Assad from running again: Syria

The Syrian government said Thursday that nobody can prevent the country's embattled President Bashar al-Assad from running for re-election next year. An exclusive interview with Syria's deputy foreign minister Faisal Muqdad. Duration: 0:29 Dec 20, 2013
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London theatre ceiling collapses during show

The ceiling of a packed London theatre collapsed on the audience during a performance Thursday, wounding more than 88 people including children and leaving terrified theatregoers covered in blood and dust. Duration: 0:47 Dec 20, 2013