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PM Modi inaugurates conference of head of mission

New Delhi, Feb 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Head of the Missions Conference in New Delhi. The three-day conference will focus on what diplomacy can do for the country. On previous occasions, the focus of the conference had been the impact of international issues on India and what the nation can do globally. While addressing the diplomats, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that this year, the theme of the conference is Diplomacy for Development. Feb 7, 2015
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Activist's car vandalised in Hyderabad after launching "Shame the Rapist Campaign"

Hyderabad, Feb 07 (ANI): An activist who started an online video campaign to shame rapists said Hyderabad on Friday that her car had been vandalised and she had received emails containing pornographic images. Sunitha Krishnan, co-founder of the anti-trafficking charity Prajwala, started the "Shame the Rapist Campaign" earlier this week by posting two videos on the Internet that showed men raping women. The police said they were investigating the attack on Krishnan’s car. Krishnan, who herself is a rape survivor, told a news channel that said she had edited the videos, blurred the identity of the victims, but fully exposed the identity of the rapists. Feb 7, 2015
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Heavy snow storm hits northern Spain

Northern Spain was hit on Friday (February 6) by a snow storm for the second day in a row, leaving two homeless people dead. Galicia, the Basque Country and the Cantabria region were the most Feb 7, 2015
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Delhi LG Najeeb Jung casts his vote

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Saturday cast his vote for the Delhi Assembly Election. Voting for 70 Assembly seats is underway in the national capital. Over 1.33 crore voters will seal the fate of 673 candidates in the fray for the Delhi Assembly elections. Feb 7, 2015
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Kejriwal and AAP members cast their vote; appeal Delhi voters to vote for change

New Delhi, Feb 07 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday reached the polling booth of BK Dutt colony to cast his vote. While appealing the people of Delhi to cast their vote, he said he is confident that the truth will win. AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, Raghav Chadha, Ashish Khetan, Sanjay Singh, Somnath Bharti also reached their polling booths to exercise their right to vote. AAP leaders appealed the Delhi voters to come and vote and said they are confident that AAP will form its government without any support in Delhi. Feb 7, 2015
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Delhi Polls: President Pranab Mukherjee visits polling booth at the President s Estate

New Delhi, Feb 07 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday visited a model polling booth in a school inside the President's Estate as voting for 70 Assembly seats was about to began in the National capital. Reportedly, the booth set up at Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya has some additional facilities. Over 1.33 crore voters will seal the fate of 673 candidates in the fray for the Delhi Assembly elections. The results of the assembly elections will be declared on February 10. Feb 7, 2015
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Delhi Elections: Polling underway for 70 assembly seats

New Delhi, Feb 07 (ANI): Voting for 70 Assembly seats began on Saturday morning in the national capital. Over 1.33 crore voters will seal the fate of 673 candidates in the fray for the Delhi Assembly elections. Polling is taking place at 12,177 polling stations, of which 714 have been identified as "critical" and 191 have been identified as "highly critical". The number of women candidates has lowered to 63 in this election as against 71 in 2013 elections. 16,000 control and units 20,000 ballot units are being used for polling. As for security inside polling booths, 1,200 micro observers are keeping an eye over the entire procedure. Seventy 'strong rooms' have been set up in 14 locations in the national capital to store the electronic voting machines after the polling is over. Feb 7, 2015
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Delhi Polls 2015: Kiran Bedi casts her vote

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi on Saturday cast her vote at a polling booth in Neeti Bagh area of South Delhi. She came out flashing a victory sign. Earlier, in the day Bedi urged people of Delhi to come out in large numbers to vote for a clean, literate and safe Delhi. Voting began across Delhi for the 70 members Assembly Election 2015 on Friday. Over 1.33 crore voters will seal the fate of 673 candidates in the fray for the Delhi Assembly elections. Feb 7, 2015
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Uma Bharati bats for better flood management in northeast

Guwahati, Feb 07 (ANI): Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati said that better flood management system would be brought into place in Assam which suffers huge losses due to floods every year. Assam, comprising of the Brahmaputra Valley and the Barack river valleys, is prone to natural disasters with annual floods and frequent mild earthquakes. Speaking at the third Assam Water Resource Conference in Guwahati, Bharati called for judicial usage of available water resources for the development of the state. The two-day conference was inaugurated by Bharati along with Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Bharati, who has been championing the cause of cleaning river Ganges, said that the state's hydrological potential was not being used to the fullest. Feb 7, 2015
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Venkaiah Naidu extends support to transform Mumbai into a global financial hub

Mumbai, Feb 07 (ANI): Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu extended federal government's support to transform Mumbai into a global financial hub. The government of Maharashtra organised a 'Mumbai Next Summit' where industry titans like Tata Sons Ltd Chairman Cyrus Mistry and Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani, along with Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan among others discussed Mumbai's future. 'Mumbai Next', is an initiative of state government to transform the country's financial capital into a global financial and entertainment centre. Naidu asked Maharashtra state government to focus on basics amenities to start with. Feb 7, 2015
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Pakistan says unregistered Afghan refugees being "exploited" by terrorists

Islamabad/ Peshawar, Feb 07 (ANI): Pakistan said it wanted the Afghan government and the United Nation's refugee agency UNHCR to encourage Afghan refugees still living in Pakistan to return to their homeland as soon as possible. According to UNHCR country profile for 2015, Pakistan still hosts almost 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees, the largest protracted refugee population globally, that have fled decades of conflict in neighboring Afghanistan. Since 2002, UNHCR has facilitated the return of 3.8 million registered Afghans from Pakistan. Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said the main group of 'people of concern' was the unregistered refugees who, because of their illegal status, could easily fall prey to terrorists. Feb 7, 2015
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Thousands of Christians rally in Bengaluru against rising attacks on churches

Bengaluru, Feb 07 (ANI): Thousands of Christians carried out a candlelight march and peace protest in Bengaluru against continuous attacks on churches in New Delhi. After the evening mass, a candlelight vigil was held, which saw participation of at least 2,000 people, as they pressed demands for government's protection amid concern about rising intolerance after a series of attacks on churches. CCBI President Cardinal Oswald Gracias expressed anxiety over series of attacks on Christian community and prayed for peace and harmony in the country. National capital has witnessed five attacks on churches from December last year to January, the latest being on the St Alphonse Church in Vasant Kunj area which was vandalised and desecrated by unknown persons. Feb 7, 2015