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Specially abled children break shell at sports meet in Shimla

Shimla, Sept 22 (ANI): Over a hundred specially-abled children broke the shell at a sports meet, as they participated in various games in Shimla, bridging the gap between them and the mainstream society. In two-day, 14th edition of FODA (Festival of Differently Abled) festival organized by Bishop Cotton School (BCS), witnessed as many 150 children with different disabilities from 15 different special institutions of the state. Sports activities were organized for the specially abled children on the second day of the FODA.Children participated in four different categories of hearing impaired, visually impaired, physically disabled and mentally challenged indoor and other games. Sep 22, 2013
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Suicide attack at Pakistan church kills 40

Peshawar, Sept 22 (ANI): A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a church on Sunday in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing 40 people after mass. Police said that the death toll included at least four children, two policemen and six women and was likely to rise. Seventy others were wounded in the attack which occurred in a densely populated area near a market. A bomb disposal security source said there were two explosions carried out by a pair of attackers. More than 600 parishioners were inside the church for the service. Some residents took to the streets immediately after the attack to protest against the violence. Sep 22, 2013
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Digvijay Singh hits out at Narendra Modi, asks if a leopard can change its spots

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday criticized Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his criticism of the UPA government. "Good to hear Modi talking about inclusive politics. But can a leopard change its spots?, Singh tweeted. Reacting to Modi's claim that the growth rate was 8.4 per cent when NDA was in power but came down to 4.8 per cent during UPA's rule, he tweeted, "FEKU MODI at his best. Giving fake figures of growth during NDA regime." He also challenged Modi to debate with any Congress leader on the issues of governance and development. "UPA giving its report card every year on every issue. Would Modi pl get his team to look at the UPA Govt website instead of abusing ?," Singh said Sep 22, 2013
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JD (U) takes a dig at Narendra Modi's video conference

Patna, Sep 22 (ANI): Taking a dig at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar said that Modi's dream of visiting USA did not come true, that's why now he is using video conferencing to prove his point. Sep 22, 2013
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People in Bangladesh celebrate SC's judgment to award Quader Mollah to death

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): In Bangladesh people came out into the streets to celebrate a Supreme Court judgment that awarded death sentence to Abdul Quader Mollah for the beheading of a poet and raping a pre teen and shooting 344 people during the Liberation War of 1971 and another mass killing. Mollah was awarded life imprisonment in February this year, a verdict which sparked of protests on the streets of Bangladesh. Many were shocked that after all these years of waiting, when at last a trial was held and the person was found guilty of such heinous crimes, he was not given the ultimate punishment which already exists in the statute. Sep 22, 2013
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Govt working 'pro-actively' to ensure safety of its citizens in Kenya: Syed Akbaruddin

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Confirming the death of two Indian nationals in the assault on a shopping mall in Nairobi, India's foreign ministry said on Sunday that the country's mission in Kenya was working extensively to ensure the safety of its citizens.Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, foreign ministry spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin confirmed that four Indian nationals were also injured in the attack. He also condemned the attack and offered support to Kenya. Sep 22, 2013
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'Shiv Tandav' acceptable, not 'Modi's Tandav': Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Attacking BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that 'Shiv Tandav' is acceptable, but not 'Modi's Tandav'. Further, talking about Modi who tried to reach out to NRIs in US through video conferencing after Nairobi attack, he said that this was Modi's strategy to claim another opportunity to practice communal ideology. Anjan also said that Congress, BJP and RSS share a common trait that they don't regret on anything done wrong by them. Sep 22, 2013
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Kenyan envoy confirms death of two Indians in Nairobi mall attack

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Kenyan envoy to India, Florence Imisa Weche confirmed on Sunday that two Indians were among the 39 killed in an assault at an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, where the al Qaeda-linked militants were holding an unknown number of hostages. Speaking to a journalist in New Delhi, Weche said that the Indian government had not asked for any assistance from the Kenyan authorities but they would provide every possible support. Sep 22, 2013
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Ousted politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

Jinan City, Sep 22 (ANI): A Chinese court on Sunday found ousted former senior politician Bo Xilai guilty of all the charges he faced of corruption, taking bribes and abuse of power and sentenced him to life in prison. The court in Jinan in eastern China where Bo was tried, also ordered that all his personal assets be seized. Sep 22, 2013
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Ramdev indirectly targets Sonia Gandhi for his detention in UK

London, Sep 22 (ANI): After Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev was cleared by the UK authorities following a second round of questioning at Heathrow Airport, Ramdev indirectly targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the same and said that detention happened in London but was strategized by the 'foreign lady' sitting in India. Further, he also said that 2014 general elections will mark the victory of truth and people will recognize religion as superior and ultimate truth. Further, he also dubbed the Indian politicians as 'literate fools'. Sep 22, 2013
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UK gives Baba Ramdev gets clean chit after detaining at Heathrow Airport

London, Sep 22 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who was detained at London's Heathrow airport for around eight hours, got a clean chit by British authorities following second round of questioning on September 21. Following clearance, Ramdev said on Sunday that he suspected foul play by the Indian government. Sep 22, 2013
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Congress rule has been nightmare for common man: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Targeting the UPA government over corruption and massive inflation, BJP leader Balbir Punj said on Sunday that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has reiterated what the nation is experiencing today. While addressing the Indian American community at the conclusion of the two-day national convention of the Overseas Friends of BJP-USA, Modi today said that the 2014 general elections, like in 1977, would reflect the voice of the people of India. He also challenged UPA leaders to submit a performance report on nine-years of rule. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Punj said that the life of common man has become very hard under the rule of UPA. H added that Congress which has become synonymous with inflation, massive corruption & inefficiency needs to be thrown out. Sep 22, 2013
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2 Indians among 39 killed in mall attack in Kenya

Nairobi, Sep 22 (ANI): Two Indians, including an 8-year-old boy, were among 39 killed in a massive mall attack in Kenya's capital of Nairobi. A group of Islamic extremist gunmen started to throw grenades and fire assault rifles at customers randomly inside an upscale Nairobi shopping mall around Saturday noon. Sep 22, 2013