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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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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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Thousands take to the streets in Bangalore to run in Wipro marathon

Bangalore, Sept 22 (ANI): A large number of running enthusiasts took the streets in Bangalore on Sunday to participate in the 'spirit of Wipro' marathon. The eight edition of the marathon witnessed thousands of participants giving everything to cross the finish line, with the Chairman of Indian software services exporter, Wipro, Azim Premji watching. There were three categories of the race - the five kilometres run, 10 kilometres run and the 21 kilometres run. This marathon takes place in around 50-60 countries around the world. Sep 22, 2013
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Narendra Modi should focus on development of Gujarat: JD (U)

New delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Taking a dig at Gujarat Chief and BJP's PM Candidate for 2014 polls, Narendra Modi, JD (U) Leader, Sabir Ali said that being a PM candidate does not make him a PM and he is still Chief Minister of Gujarat and should focus of development of his state. Sep 22, 2013
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BJP slams UP govt for Muzaffarnagar riots

Ghaziabad, Sep 22 (ANI): BJP Chief Rajnath Singh slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for falsely blaming the party of instigating riots in Muzaffarnagar. Singh stated this while addressing a public event in Ghaziabad on Sunday. Meanwhile, Singh also mocked at the ruling Congress party for misplacing files in the coal scam. Sep 22, 2013
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Mohan Singh's death a big loss for SP: Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Samjwadi Party's general secretary Mohan Singh passed away at AIIMS on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Singh, who was elected three times to the Lok Sabha from Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, was suffering from cancer for the past many days. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, CPI leader Atul Anjaan said that Mohan Singh's demise is a big loss for Samjawadi Party. Sep 22, 2013
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Jailor salutes Muzaffarnagar accused BJP MLAs in UP

Orai, Sep 22 (ANI): In yet another incident of police administration's bend towards politicians and politician's pressure on the police administration, UP police saluted arrested BJP MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana while they were brought to a jail in Orai city of UP. The accused MLAs are allegedly responsible for inciting the people of the sate and for starting of the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar district which claimed almost 40 lives. Som is accused of uploading a fake video that played a role in provoking communal tension in Muzaffarnagar and making inflammatory speeches. The BJP MLAs were arrested even after continuous efforts by the BJP senior leaders to avoid any such arrest of its legislators. 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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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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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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'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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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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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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Like 1977, 2014 polls will reflect voice of people: Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad, Sep 22 (ANI): While addressing the Indian American community at the conclusion of the two-day national convention of the Overseas Friends of BJP-USA, Gujarat Chief and BJP's PM Candidate for 2014 polls, Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the 2014 general elections, like in 1977, would reflect the voice of the people of India. Sep 22, 2013
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Congress condemns Nairobi mall attack

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Congress leader Meem Afzal on Sunday has condemned the massive mall attack in Kenya's capital of Nairobi where two Indians, including an 8-year-old boy, were among 39 killed. 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