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Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi CM; politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Politicos, BJP President Rajnath Singh, Congress Spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed and JD (U) Leader KC Tyagi on Saturday congratulated Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal for taking oath and forming government in Delhi. They hoped that Kejriwal provides a stable government in Delhi. Dec 28, 2013
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No hope for AAP led Delhi government running for long: Ramdev

Bangalore, Dec 28 (ANI): Yoga guru, Baba Ramdev on Saturday congratulated Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal for forming government in Delhi; however, he reiterated that there was no hope for the AAP-led Delhi government running for long. He further said that Kejriwal did a mistake by taking support of Congress and instead he should have formed the government with the help of BJP. Dec 28, 2013
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Beant Singh's assassins released on 28 days parole

Chandigarh, Dec 28 (ANI): Former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassins were released on Thursday on 28 days parole from Burail Jail in Chandigarh. Shamsher Singh and Lakhwinder Singh were given life sentences for their role in the assassination of Beant Singh on August 31, 1995 outside the Punjab civil secretariat in Chandigarh after a suicide bomber triggered the explosive tied in a belt around his waist. An elated Shamsher Singh thanked media and former terrorist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who has been fasting in Amritsar demanding their release. Dec 28, 2013
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Muzaffarnagar riot-hit victims challenge govt to face cold after UP secy remark

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 28 (ANI): Muzaffarnagar riot-hit victims languishing in relief camps rubbished state government’s report, which stated that death of 34 children in the camp was not due to cold. Victims, on Friday criticised the report of a fact-finding committee that claimed death of children in the camp was not only because of cold but also due to other health and circumstantial problems in the camps. The victims also challenged authorities to come out and experience cold weather. Another riot victim, Sewuman, who lost her girl due to cold weather, also challenged the report of the provincial government. Dec 28, 2013
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Bollywood mourns at Farooq Sheikh's death

Mumbai, Dec 28 (ANI): Expressing sorrow over Farooq Sheikh's sudden death, Bollywood veteran actor Suresh Oberoi and Director Madhur Bhandarkar said that Farooq was a great human being and his death is a big loss for the industry. Further they said that he will always stay in the hearts of people. Farooq suffered a heart attack while he was holidaying with his family in Dubai. Dec 28, 2013
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Salman Khurshid assured all help to arrested journalist in Sri Lanka

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): India’s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, said that the union government would extend all possible help to arrested journalist in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan police has arrested a freelance Indian journalist, Prabhakaran, for clicking pictures of sensitive installations on a tourist visa. He is being questioned in Colombo. The Indian envoy has been informed of the developments. Sri Lankan police revealed that an Indian national was arrested on charges of filming a military installation in Kilinochchi, stronghold of former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Dec 28, 2013
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Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates CHEMCON-2013

Mumbai, Dec 28 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 66th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), CHEMCON-2013 in Mumbai. Speaking on the occasion, President said that since its inception, activities in Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) have laid emphasis on research. He said that institutes like ICT are perfectly positioned to play a big role in research and technology development in chemical sector. Mukherjee also stated that technical institutes must be strengthened to shoulder the burden of meeting the manpower requirements. Dec 28, 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
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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: 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