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'Roy' Emerges as winner at Pakistani Box Office

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Arjun Rampal starrer film ' Roy' stole the show at Pakistani box office, despite the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. The romantic-thriller, which is the debut effort of director Vikramjit Singh and revolves around the life of filmmakers Ayesha Aamir, played by Jacqueline, and Kabir Grewal played by Arjun rampal, enjoyed a successful opening in Pakistani cinemas, and even beat 'PK's opening-day collection of Rs1.05 crore, by scooping around Rs1.25 crore on its first day, a daily reported. While there were doubts surrounding the film's box-office collections as it was being released during the opening weekend of the World Cup, but it clearly didn't affect the earnings. However, it was revealed that though the film managed to score high on box-office collections, the reports about the film were not very good. Feb 17, 2015
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Politicians express outrage after Indian origin boy shot dead in US and Hindu temple vandalized

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): In a shocking case of intolerance, a Hindu temple was vandalized with hate speech in Washington. The incident happened when unidentified miscreants sprayed swastika and painted "Get Out" on one of the walls of the temple in the Seattle Metropolitan area. The incident shocked the community in the area, prompting authorities to launch an investigation. In a separate incident, a 28-year-old Indian-American, who was shot by unknown gunmen in his family-owned liquor shop in the US, has succumbed to his injuries. Amit Patel from Edison was shot and killed in New Jersey inside Roseway Liquors in Irvington on Sunday. Politicos have expressed outrage over the incidents. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said it is extremely important to maintain religious harmony in the U.S. Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Sambit Patra also said that the law should take its own course and the culprits should be punished. Senior Congress leader P.C. Chacko said the United States has no right to speak about others when they themselves are not able to protect minority communities on their own territory. Feb 17, 2015
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Reactions come in after PM Modi gives assurance to Christian community on religious tolerance

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Reactions come in from political circle as well as Christian community after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured of religious tolerance and strongly asserted his government’s commitment to ensure equal respect to all religions in India. Delhi Archbishop Anil J Couto said that the statement is very assuring and that they have full faith in the prime minister. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that there can be differing elements in any party, but the people should focus on what the prime minister has to say. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi also supported Modi and the BJP government’s agenda. Meanwhile, Congress leaders are of the view that there is a great difference between what Modi says and what he preaches and therefore the words should be believed only when its comes into action. PC Chacko however, demanded the prime minister to make such statements in the Parliament if he believes in them. Feb 17, 2015
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Suspicious package found at Copenhagen cafe

Police say a suspcious package discovered in Copenhagen Tuesday near the same cafe where a shooting took place over the weekend contained no explosives. The area was evacuated and cordoned off with Feb 17, 2015
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At least 7 dead in Pakistan attack

At least seven people are dead after an explosion and gunfire near a police building in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore Tuesday afternoon. Investigations were under way. Its most probably a Feb 17, 2015
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Suspicious package found at Copenhagen cafe

Police say a suspcious package discovered in Copenhagen Tuesday near the same cafe where a shooting took place over the weekend contained no explosives. The area was evacuated and cordoned off with Feb 17, 2015
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Politicos react as RSS mouthpiece Organiser cautions against AAPs freebies agenda

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday react after RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' cautioned BJP on AAPs freebies agenda. AAP leader Atishi Marlena said that the RSS should only understand what people of Delhi wants and what they voted for in the national capital. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that RSS is failing to adjust to their defeat in Delhi and therefore such remarks are coming up. BJP leader Manoj Tiwari said that the defeat is not of the party but of defeat of promises made by AAP which will not be fulfilled in any time. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that politics should not be done on promises of giving services for free. Feb 17, 2015
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At least one wounded in Afghanistan blast

At least one person has been wounded after a bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Kabul Tuesday. Police say the bomb was attached to this vehicle, probably by a magnet. The blast was so powerful it Feb 17, 2015
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Congress claims involvement of Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Vyapam scam, BJP smells conspiracy

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The Congress party has made fresh allegations against the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh in connection with the 2013 Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam better known as the Vyapam scam. Addressing a press conference in Bhopal, Congress leaders alleged that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's name was removed from an excel sheet related to the scam. Meanwhile, the BJP defended Chouhan by saying that the allegation by the Congress is a conspiracy to defame the successful Chief Minister. Feb 17, 2015
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Congress imposing baseless allegations out of frustration: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Bhopal, Feb 17 (ANI): Reacting over the Congress' fresh allegations against him in 2013 Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam better known as the Vyapam scam, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that the Congress is imposing completely baseless and false allegations out of frustration. Addressing a press conference in Bhopal, Congress leaders alleged that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's name was removed from an excel sheet related to the Vyapam scam. Feb 17, 2015
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Border guard kills his colleague and injures four others

Malda, Feb 17 (ANI): In yet another fratricidal incident, an Indian soldier killed his colleague and injured four others in West Bengal on Tuesday (February 17). Basant Singh opened fire on sleeping personnel after a heated argument, killing a head constable at a Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Malda town. Deputy Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF), Raj Singh Rathor, said the assailant ran away after the incident and search is on to nab him. Indian armed forces have been grappling with rising incidences of soldier suicides and fratricides. According to Indian defence ministry, 125 soldiers are either committing suicides or killing themselves on an average every year. Feb 17, 2015
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Indian origin boy shot dead in US, family seeks justice

Kheda, Feb 17 (ANI): An unknown assailant shot dead an Indian origin-boy, Amit Patel in New Jersey in the US. A native of Kheda district in Gujarat, Amit Patel, 27, was living in Irvington town of New Jersey for the past 15 years with his parents and wife and owned a liquor store there. His mother and wife, who were in India to attend a wedding, immediately left for US on receiving the news. At the time of the incident, Amit Patel was sitting at the counter of his shop, while his father was asleep. The sound of the shot woke him up who then called his friends seeking their help, but the victim died on the spot. Meanwhile, Amit Patels fathers best friend, Janak Gour demanded justice. Few days ago, the incident of an elderly Gujarati man from Kheda district badly beaten up by American police had also sent shock waves among the Gujarati community living in the US. Feb 17, 2015
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Police arrest Maoist in Jharkhand

Palamu, Feb 17 (ANI): Police in Jharkhand claimed major success after they arrested a hardcore Maoist rebel involved in several anti-government operations. State police and personnel of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had launched a joint operation to arrest him. Police said the Maoist was arrested from Naudiha Bazar of Palamu where he was hiding. The rebels have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and grew in strength during recent times in areas where poor, tribal villagers came into conflict with mining companies seeking resources for industrialisation. Feb 17, 2015
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Indian citizens to get e-passports by 2016

Coimbatore, Feb 17 (ANI): In a bid to rein in the number of fake passports, Indian government is working on to issue electronic passports or e-passports to the citizens by 2016, an official said in Coimbatore city. An e-passport will have a chip on its back cover with the holder's biometric details stored in it. In the initial phase which began in 2014, the government had issued 10 million e-passports, out of which majority were issued by Indian embassies abroad. From this year, the government is planning to introduce e-passport service across the country in 72 Passport Kendra Service (PSK). E-passports might be able to fully check the number of fake passports but it will certainly bring it down, said Swaminathan. Feb 17, 2015