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Maldives Defence Minister in India to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Minister of Defence and National Security of the Republic of Maldives, Mohamed Nazim, arrived in India with an aim to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation between the two nations. Defence Minister of Maldives arrived in India on December 11 and is scheduled to be here till December 15. On Thursday, Nazim paid a visit to India Gate and offered tribute to the deceased soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti. Nazim was also accorded the Guard of Honour and met Defence Minister of India, AK Antony. When asked about the bilateral defence cooperation between India and Maldives, Antony seemed satisfied. Commenting on the same, the Maldivian counterpart said he has come to India with the purpose of strengthening bilateral ties. Dec 12, 2013
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BJP fully committed, pass Lokpal Bill by Monday: Jaitley to Govt

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused the UPA government for not being sincere in getting the Lokpal bill passed in parliament. Underlining that his party is fully committed to the passage of the bill, Jaitley said the BJP is ready to pass it without debate if it is presented as it was after the select committee's changes. Dec 12, 2013
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Tamchon Football Tournament attracts many spectators in New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): The 7th annual Tamchon Football tournament, a 15-day carnival of football and cultural extravaganza, concluded on 30th November at the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi. A total of 16 teams comprising of players from different northeastern states participated in the tournament to promote peace, friendship and unity among the youth of the country. The final match between Kangla Sanaroi Lup of Meitei and HMar FC attracted a large crowd. Dec 12, 2013
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Muzaffarnagar riots: SC shows concern over children's death in relief camps

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Supreme Court expressed serious concern over media reports pointing to death of about 50-60 children in relief camps set up for Muzaffarnagar riots victims and asked the UP government to answer on the cause of the riots by 21st January. The lawyer informed that the state government has not taken any action even after the court's direction given earlier. Dec 12, 2013
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Swizterland aims to become world's 'digital safe'

In a massive underground bunker in a secret location in the Swiss Alps lies one of Switzerland's 55 data centres. Industry insiders predict the wealthy Alpine nation will soon be known as the world's data vault. Duration: 02:28 Dec 12, 2013
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Myanmar host city delights with Games

An electrifying opening ceremony at the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar's remote capital has boosted faith that the nation is on the rise, quelling fears its "coming out" party at the event's opening ceremony would fall flat. Duration: 02:14 Dec 12, 2013
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Sweden struggles with surge in Syrian refugees

Since January 2013, more than 14,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Sweden. A generous new policy has since September granted residency to all Syrian asylum seekers and the number of new arrivals has soared. Duration: 01:57 Dec 12, 2013
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Homosexuality unethical and against Indian culture: SP

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): After political leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram came against the SC's order on Section 377, Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav said that he supports the apex court's ruling. He said that homosexuality is totally unethical, immoral and against Indian culture. Dec 12, 2013
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Happy that leaders concerned about SC's wrong decision on gay rights: Anand Grover

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): After union leaders like Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram expressed concern over re-criminalizing gay sex and upholding the constitutional validity of Section 377 of IPC by the Supreme Court, Senior Advocate Anand Grover expressed happiness about the same. He said that SC's duty is to look after the rights of people, but in this case, the SC has curbed people's rights. Grover said that the central government should pressurize to review the apex court's verdict. Dec 12, 2013
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Merely calling regular coffee "eco-friendly" can make it taste better

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people find "eco-friendly" labeled cup of coffee better than a regular cup when both cups were brewed from the same batch of coffee beans. It was found that coffee drinkers are convinced "eco friendly" coffee tastes better and are willing to pay a premium for labeled products. The research from the University of Gavle and the University of Chicago suggested that an increasingly large number of products are marked with morally loaded labels such as 'fair-trade' and 'organically produced' - labels associated with social or environmental responsibility that speak to our conscience. Dec 12, 2013
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Jan Lokpal bill should be passed as it is: Kumar Vishwas

Ralegan Siddhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Aam Admi Party leader, Kumar Vishwas on Thursday visited Ralegan Siddhi where Anna Hazare is on an indefinite hunger strike to demand the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill be passed in the ongoing winter session of Parliament. Vishwas said that the Jan Lokpal bill should not become a Jokepal bill and should be passed by the government as it is and not a line should be changed. Dec 12, 2013
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Protesters call for execution of Abdul Quader Mollah in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 12 (ANI): Protesters gathered in Dhaka demanding execution of Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah. Lawyers met at the Supreme Court's appeals division and are likely to resume arguments on Thursday. The stay on execution remains until the appeal against the death penalty is resolved. Mollah, found guilty of war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was due to be hanged at Dhaka Central Jail just after midnight on Wednesday, but his lawyers earned a last-minute reprieve. Mollah is assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, which is barred from contesting elections but plays a key role in the opposition movement led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). Protesters gathered in the capital and clamoured for Mollah's speedy execution. Dec 12, 2013