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We have a young leadership of Rahul Gandhi: Khurshid

New Delhi, Jan 3 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday reiterated that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be leading his party's campaign in the 2014 general elections and added that it has been a unique experience for him to serve under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Jan 3, 2014
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BJP hits out at PM over corruption, telecom scam

New Delhi, Jan 03 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lashed out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday over corruption and failure to come clean on the telecom scam, which has been a blot on his government. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Congress Party, under Singh's governance has not acted against those involved in the telecom scam. Jan 3, 2014
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It happens: Handicraft Fair

Siliguri, Jan 3 (ANI): A vast variety of exquisite, traditional artifacts by more than 400 artisans from across India's eastern West Bengal state attracts a steady stream of visitors to the ongoing handicraft fair. The month-long exhibition organised by the state government aims at providing a platform to small-scale artisans where they can showcase their products and provide a boost to their business which is not exposed to bigger markets. The artisans proudly displayed the fruits of their labour. A wide array of ethnic products including hand embroidered products, Tibetan art products, wooden items and a wide array clay and mud items were displayed at various stalls. The fair offers a unique opportunity to the people of the state to have direct interaction with the artisans and weavers from all over the country and purchase goods without any middle men. Jan 3, 2014
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It happens: Kashmiri Music Festival

Srinagar, Jan 3 (ANI): The Sufi music orchestra "Jasne Khizaan" in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir revived an age- old tradition in the valley as the magic and mysticism of Sufism mesmerizes the audience. Music lovers lauded the performance by the group of well-known artists of the state. During the show, dozens of orchestra experts and other musicians presented an attractive joint performance called "SAZINA" in local language. Sufi tradition is deep-rooted in Kashmir. Shrines dotted at various places across the valley have stood as beacons of peace and humanism. For centuries, the impact of Sufism has had a deep impact on the social, religious and cultural life of the local people. Jan 3, 2014
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It happens: Music Festival

Goa, Jan 3 (ANI): Popular Disc Jockeys (DJs) from Russia and Sweden said that music is developing in India as people thronged a musical festival in western Goa province. Swedish DJ, Albin Myers, and Hard Rock Sofa, a popular Russian duet performed at a music festival. The young crowd danced and cheered to the beats at Candolim Beach in the province. Indian DJ-VJ Nikhil Chinapa, who is the director of this five-day music festival, said that the festival aimed to "restore the spirit of community" and "passion for music" that has been so elusive lately owing to the sudden explosion of electronic music. The main stage for the festival has been designed like a submarine, with a backdrop of marine life. The festival will showcase top acts from artists across the globe. Jan 3, 2014
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CRPF launches Civic Action Programme to combat Maoists

Latehar, Jan 3 (ANI): The paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a 'Civic Action Programme' in the Maoist affected area of Jharkhand to effectively combat the left wing extremism and bridge the gap between the villagers and security personnel. Under its 'civic action programme', the force distributed blankets, medicines and various other essential commodities to villagers of the Latehar district. Jan 3, 2014
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BSF on high alert along India-Bangladesh border ahead of polls

Tripura, Jan 3 (ANI): Security along India-Bangladesh border was further tightened and paramilitary troops were on high alert on Friday in wake of the ongoing political turmoil in Bangladesh ahead of the January 5 general election. The Border Security Force (BSF) has been put on high alert in Lankamura area of Tripura and has been asked to remain vigilant to foil any infiltration attempt by the militants. Jan 3, 2014
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Good that PM admitted his failures: TMC

Kolkata, Jan 03 (ANI): Reacting over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech on Friday, TMC leader Saugata Roy said that it is good that the Prime Minister has admitted his failures. Talking to mediapersons in Kolkata he said that the UPA government failed to control inflation and check corruption. Jan 3, 2014
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Manmohan Singh s press conference was a farce: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 3 (ANI): BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's press conference and said that it was a farce. He also added that Manmohan Singh's government failed to curb corruption, price rise and inflation. He further said that despite corruption, inflation & unemployment which is a perfect recipe for disaster, he is still trying to prove that he governed well. Jan 3, 2014
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Hope Rahul Gandhi becomes PM after Manmohan Singh: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Jan 03 (ANI): After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcement that he won't seek a third term, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday hoped that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi becomes the prime minister after the general elections. Jan 3, 2014
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Opposition takes dig at Maharashtra govt over Adarsh scam report

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Jan 03 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a jibe at the Maharashtra government for "partially" accepting the Adarsh housing scam report and for not taking action against involved lawmakers. After intervention of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, the provincial government of Maharashtra had accepted the report. However, it refused any action on lawmakers as no criminality was revealed. The President of BJP unit in the state, Devendra Fadnavis, said that they would challenge the decision in the High Court and ensure the involved lawmakers were brought to book. Jan 3, 2014