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Mayawati slams BJP for failing to deliver pre-election promises Part - 1

Lucknow, Jan 03 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government for failing to deliver on the promises it had made prior to the Lok Sabha elections last year. She said the government had not done anything for the betterment of the poor and the underprivileged since coming to power and was yet to bring back the black money stashed abroad. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said the Central government had ignored the poor, Dalits and the people from religious minorities. She also targeted the BJP for not honouring BSP founder Kanshi Ram with the Bharat Ratna. Jan 3, 2015
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Will continue to work towards keeping environment safe: Subrata Saha

Sopore, Jan 03 (ANI): General Officer Commanding of Kashmir based 15 Corps, Subrata Saha, said on Saturday that the security forces will continue to work towards creating a safe environment. He added that majority infiltration bids have been neutralized in the last two years which is why terrorist activities have also lessened. Jan 3, 2015
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Amit Shah congratulates govt for successfully preventing attack by Pak boat

Bengaluru, Jan 03 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday congratulated the Central government for successfully neutralizing the effect of any terrorist attack or mishap on New Year in the country by following and destroying Pak boat. Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government was successful in preventing any terror attack planned by Pakistan. He added that it shows good coordination between the government, intelligence and security agencies that such an effort was successful. Jan 3, 2015

Madan Mitra taken to hospital for check up, BJP raises doubt

Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 03 (ANI): West Bengal Minister and TMC leader Madan Mitra, arrested by the CBI in the Saradha scam case, was taken to SSKM hosiptal for a check-up on Saturday. Reacting over this, BJP Leader Sambit Patra raised doubts and said that Mitra is trying to evade law. Jan 3, 2015
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Nation's progress linked to science and technology: PM Modi

Mumbai, Jan 03 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said a nation's progress and its human development are linked to science and technology which can also remove national barriers, unify the world and advance peace. Modi while addressing the 102nd session of Indian Science Congress at the Mumbai University also said that science may be the product of human brain but it is also driven by the compassion of human heart. Stating that he felt honoured to participate in the event, the Prime Minister added that he found science and technology an invaluable ally in governance and development. Jan 3, 2015
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Rajnath Singh says Pak govt should take steps to stop ceasefire violation

Surajkund, Jan 03 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that Pakistan government should take appropriate steps to stop the continuing ceasefire violations along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh said that PM Narendra Modi, after being elected as the Prime Minister, had given a strong message of friendship towards Pakistan along with all neighbours and if still Pak violates ceasefire, it should stop them. He added that even though Pakistan has to face retaliation every time it violates ceasefire, still it continues to do so. Jan 3, 2015
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Security beefed up in Gujarat after Pakistani boat blows off, killing four

Gujarat, Jan 03 (ANI): Security has been beefed up at Porbandar and Gir Somnath coasts in Gujarat after a Pakistani fishing boat laden with explosives bound for India blew up, after the Indian coast guard tried to stop and search it. All four people on board the boat were killed in the explosion. Indian intelligence said the crew was planning "an illicit transaction" when the vessel was intercepted on New Year's Eve in the Arabian Sea, 365 km off the western coast, according to a government statement. The Indian Coast Guard chased the Pakistani boat for almost an hour and fired warning shots before it stopped. The crew hid below the deck and set the boat on fire. It was not possible to independently verify the Indian account. Authorities have stepped up vigil at Gir Somnath district, including the famous Somnath temple, along with the coastal areas. Meanwhile, security was stepped up at the Porbandar coast also. Reacting to Friday’s incident, Pakistan's foreign ministry said it was unclear whether the incident had happened at all. Jan 3, 2015
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Tourists rejoice as Shimla gets fresh spell of snow

Shimla, Jan 03 (ANI): Kufri hill station in Himachal Pradesh turned into a picturesque landscape as it received fresh snowfall bringing much delight to tourists. The higher reaches, including Narkanda, Kharapathar, Sangla, Pangi, Rohthang, and Kelong, received about 15 centimeters of snowfall, while mid and lower hills witnessed widespread rains plummeting the temperatures. A large number of tourists were seen enjoying the weather. Some of them were excited to see the thick blanket of snow in surrounding areas for the first time. Met Director of Himachal Pradesh, Manmohan Singh, said maximum temperature dropped by four points to seven degrees Celsius across the state following fresh snowfall. The state capital Shimla received 9 mm of rain and 2 cm of snow while the lower areas of the state had widespread moderate rain. Jan 3, 2015

Villagers live in fear as ceasefire violations continue from across the border

Ramgarh, Jan 03 (ANI): Villagers living along the international border are agitated after continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Officials say Pakistan has resorted to heavy mortal shelling on several posts along the border. In the fresh assault, Pakistani Rangers targeted several Indian paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) posts in Ramgarh town of Jammu district early Saturday. Barota camp in Ramgarh sector also came under heavy mortar fire. An Indian soldier was killed on New Year eve when Pakistani Rangers opened fire in Samba district. The residents discovered several mortar shells lying across the village ground. The villagers also blamed the Central government for failing to protect their lives and property. This was the first time their village was hit by mortar shells from across the border. Jan 3, 2015
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Tribal woman insulted for eloping with lover, DCW says need to spread awareness

New Delhi, Jan 03 (ANI): A tribal woman in Indore was insulted and forced to breastfeed her lover with whom she eloped, on orders of the panchayat. Both the woman and her lover were first allegedly beaten up in public in the presence of villagers and then tonsured. Subsequently, the woman was stripped and her lover was forced to "wash her breasts" (breastfeed). DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh said that there was an urgent need to spread awareness in tribal areas to stop such humiliating incidents from happening. Jan 3, 2015