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Ice and snowfalls paralyze central U.S.

Snow removal is underway in Washington, DC. Federal offices are closed, and streets are quiet. Overnight storms have paralyzed much of the central and eastern United States. Amid record-breaking Feb 17, 2015
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Jitendra Singh meets J&K Governor NN Vohra

Jammu, Feb 17 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh on Tuesday met the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra in Jammu. Singh said that it was a casual meeting regarding some family wedding for which he had invited the Governor. He added that there are specific representatives to discuss government formation in the state and only they are responsible to give any updated information about the issue. Feb 17, 2015
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PM Modi vows to protect all religious minorities

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday vowed to protect all religious groups, an apparent response to a series of attacks on Christian institutions in New Delhi fuelling concerns that minorities are being targeted by Hindu zealots. Modi was speaking at an event organised by the Christian community to celebrate the beatification of two Indians by Pope Francis late last year in New Delhi. Critics say that Modi's government, which is led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has failed to protect religious minorities and rein in Hindu extremists who have been emboldened by its election victory last year. Earlier this month priests, nuns and parishioners clashed with police as they staged a protest in New Delhi over a series of vandalism and arson attacks on churches. Religious conversions have become a divisive political issue since hardliners with links to the BJP said Hinduism was under threat and started a campaign to convince Christians and Muslims to change their faith. Feb 17, 2015
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Patriarch of Syriac Orthodox Church arrives in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday. Aphrem said he was extremely grateful to the people of India for their tolerance towards every religion. He added that he wanted to express his solidarity with the people of India. Feb 17, 2015
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'I'm really, really not a wedding person', says Maggie Q

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Maggie Q has admitted that she is not at all a wedding person and her friends will go to plan every bit of her wedding with Dylan McDermott. The 'Nikita' actress said that it's all about her friends who are close to her, so it's all them who will going to plan for the future bride because she is not at all a wedding person, an online portal reported. She gushed about the 'Stalker' actor and said that to find a best friend in a life partner is the luckiest thing any girl would aspire for, and this is what actually true to her as she finds Dylan a really good friend of her. She said that Dylan didn't asked her for marriage he told her that they will going to marry because as per him asking out the actress is a tough and a risky task if incase she refuses the proposal. Feb 17, 2015
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Rajnath Singh meets Bangladesh official ahead of home secretary level talks

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday (February 17) met Bangladesh's Senior Secretary of Home Affairs, Md. Mozammel Haque Khan in New Delhi ahead of Home Secretary level talks between the two countries. Khan will meet India's new Home Secretary LC Goyal later in the day to hold talks on issues like cross-border movements of people and goods, border cooperation in counter-terror initiatives. India's links with Bangladesh are civilisational, cultural, social and economic. On February 14, Singh had visited border areas of Tripura to review the progress of fencing work. India is fencing its border with Bangladesh. The two countries share a 4,096 kilometre long border, largely porous. Feb 17, 2015