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Demolition of illegal settlement in Delhi leave poor struggling with cold

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Authorities in the New Delhi demolished illegal hutments near a metro station without prior warning, leaving hundreds of aged people, women, children and newborns naked and exposed to the horrors of chilly winter. The settlement under the metro line was put up on illegal grounds and on Thursday, a few bulldozers came and mowed down the hutments of hundreds of people living there, leaving them with no roof above their head. Dec 27, 2013
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Will decide next course of action in Adarsh issue: Prithviraj Chavan on Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Even as Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi on Friday openly declared war on corruption, saying that he did not agree with the Maharashtra government’s decision to reject the probe report into the Adarsh scam, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan said that his government will decide the next course of action in the issue. Dec 27, 2013
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Six more Greenpeace activists leave Russia

Five British Greenpeace activists and one Canadian flew out of Russia on Friday following an amnesty which halted their prosecution for a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. Dec 27, 2013
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Kamal Farooqi on Mulayam SinghYadavs statement over Muzaffarnagar riot victims

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Kamal Farooqi on Friday expressed anguish at Mulayam SinghYadav’s statement regarding the riot victims of Uttar Pradesh. Yadav had made a statement that those living in the relief camps are not actually riot victims, but conspirators and political activists planted by the Congress and the BJP. Adding spark to the controversy came the remark of the principal home secretary Anil Gupta who said that nobody can die of cold. Dec 27, 2013
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Severe cold grips Indias Northern provinces

Jammu and Kashmir/ Himachal Pradesh/New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): New Delhi and other parts of north India continued to reel under severe cold with icy winds plummeting the temperature further on Friday. The landscape remained snowy in northern states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, with most parts freezing at sub-zero temperature. The cold tightened its grip with residents in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir complaining of the freezing conditions. According to media reports, some people have also died due to the prevailing chill in the northern provinces. In Himachal Pardesh, the temperature remained two degrees below normal. Dec 27, 2013
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It happens: Biggest Sand Jesus

Puri, Dec 27 (ANI): Famed Indian sand artiste on Tuesday has erected a 35 feet high sand sculpture of Jesus Christ in the scenic beach of Puri, expecting to set a new world record, this Christmas. The 75 feet wide sculpture of Jesus was made using at least 1000 tonnes of sand in eastern Odhisa's Puri beach. The internationally acclaimed sand artiste, Sudarshan Patnaik, made this huge statute in just 3 days before the Christmas Eve and was assisted by 25 students. Meanwhile, tourist from across the world thronged the beach for a glimpse of the marvelous structure. This was Patnaik's gift to the tourists visiting Puri during the ongoing Christmas holidays. Dec 27, 2013
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It happens:Special Midnight Mass for Christmas

Kolkata, Dec 27 (ANI): Christians across various cities in India reveled in festive spirit as they sang carols in decked up churches while attending special midnight mass prayers on the Christmas Eve. Marking the annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is celebrated across the world on December 25. The midnight mass precedes the Christmas day and the church resounds with joyful singing of Christmas carols and thanksgiving. In Kolkata city of eastern state of West Bengal on Wednesday, devotees gathered to attend the special mass and sang carols to celebrate the Christmas spirit. A large number of people gathered at the San Thome Church in southern city Chennai and participated in the Christmas celebrations with fervor. Hundreds of worshippers also participated in a Christmas Eve mass and sang Christmas carols in western Mumbai city. The churches were decorated with colorful lights and idol of baby Jesus Christ along with Mother Mary and Joseph placed in the Christmas stable. The priests performed rituals and organized the prayer session with an aim to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. Dec 27, 2013
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It happens:Crafts Fair

Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 (ANI): The eighth edition of annual crafts fair in eastern province of Odisha has become an open forum for weavers, artisans, painters and sculptors as more than 300 participants are displaying their craftsmanship at the event. The Toshali National Crafts Mela (fair) - 2013 is being held in eastern Bhubaneswar city in Odisha. The annual fair started its first edition in 2006 with an aim to bring the economically deprived weavers and artisans to limelight and provide them exposure to showcase their talent. This year, the fair revolves around the theme 'Symphony in Tassar', which depicts the state's tasar (a variety of silk) tradition, unveiling the process of the tasar production to finished products. The visitors at the fair are also fascinated by the new ideas and products being incorporated at the event this year. The fair is also hosting cultural programmes, where eminent artists and troupes from different parts of the country are performing. Moreover, an eating joint with 30 food stalls is offering regional and multi-cuisine delicacies and tickling the taste buds of the people. Dec 27, 2013