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Reactions pour in as Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna says Bhagwat spoke bitter truth about Mother Tere

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Reactions pour in on Wednesday as Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna said that RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat spoke ‘bitter truth’ about Mother Teresa where he said that Mother Teresa worked for poor with an objective to convert them into Christianity. Congress leader PC Chacko said that Mother was a noble laureate and making such comments on her is obligatory. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that everybody has right to spread message about their religion and what she did was totally lawful. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi condemned the statement and said that more than 100 countries witnessed services of Mother Teresa. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that the nation should never forget what the great missionary did for the poor. Meanwhile, Former Samajwadi Party Leader Shahid Siddiqui said that such statements by allies of the ruling BJP are affecting the government adversely. Feb 25, 2015
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Health authorities start helpline in Kashmir on deadly swine flu

Srinagar, Feb 25 (ANI): Health authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have started a helpline to make people aware about the preventive measures in the wake of outbreak of swine flu. Six people have died due to the flu in Jammu and Kashmir and nearly 140 people have been tested positive for the virus, according to media reports. A health volunteer, Shazia, said the helpline has helped control panic situation in the state. So far the authorities, she added, have received around 260 calls, some even from the western state of Gujarat. Meanwhile, Director, Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur Rehman, said besides assisting people through the helpline, they were also putting up posters and distributing pamphlets. India has seen a sharp rise in the number of swine flu deaths and reported cases this year, prompting officials to investigate the cause and step up efforts to combat the virus. Feb 25, 2015
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Kejriwal meets CAG to seek status of Delhi discom audit

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General Shashi Kant Sharma to assess the status of the audit of power discoms accounts ordered by his government during its previous stint. AAP leader and Health Minister Satyendra Jain, also accompanied Kejriwal. Talking to mediapersons, Jain said that the government will provide full cooperation to the CAG, he added that there is no time limit set for the audit. Feb 25, 2015
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Delhi HC issues notice to JP Nadda over PIL seeking CBI inquiry in AIIMS graft case

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Health Minister JP Nadda on a PIL seeking CBI inquiry into alleged irregularities and corruption at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The notice was issued by the HC while hearing a petition seeking a CBI inquiry into various cases of irregularities and corruption in AIIMS raised by then anti-graft officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi. The court has fixed April 22 as the next date of hearing in the matter. Feb 25, 2015
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Court finds Abu Salem guilty in Pradeep Jain murder case, orders life imprisonment

Mumbai, Feb 25 (ANI): In an update for Pradeep Jain murder case, Abu Salem has been found guilty by TADA court in Mumbai and sentenced to life imprisonment. Lawyer Ujjwal Nikam said that the close aide of Daud Ibrahim, Abu Salem has been found guilty of murdering builder Pradeep Jain and also threatening other builders for ransom. Nikam added that their plea for death sentence could not be executed as Portugal government does not allow such a punishment. Feb 25, 2015
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Will submit resignation to RJD Chief after Feb 27, says Pappu Yadav

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): RJD leader Pappu Yadav on Wednesday said that he will submit his resignation to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav after February 27 i.e. after the wedding of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadavs kin Tej Pratap Singh Yadav to Lalu Yadavs daughter Raj Laxmi. Pappu Yadav said that he has always worked for the betterment of party and if still his loyalty is questioned then the party chief should accept his resignation. Feb 25, 2015
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Two militants killed in Kashmir encounter

Shopian, Feb 25 (ANI): Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday. The gun battle is still on between the security forces and militants in Shopian district. The security forces are in search of a third militant. The encounter began on Tuesday when security forces received specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Hef Shermal area of Shopian, 52 kms from Srinagar. Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants, a joint team of army and police began a search operation in the area. During the search operation, the militants started firing to which security personnel retaliated. Feb 25, 2015
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Picture posted of Rahul Gandhi in Uttarakhand, Reactions flow

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): After much chaos was created on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhis absence from the Parliament as Budget Session began, his picture of being present in Uttarakhand was posted by one of the party workers. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that only Congress can clarify about Gandhis presence in Uttarakhand. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that media keeps posting visuals of Rahul Gandhi unnecessarily and stir controversy. Congress leader Jagdish Sharma said that the party workers cannot tolerate rumors about Rahul Gandhis absence from the Parliament. He added that Gandhi will soon become the partys President. Feb 25, 2015
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Yogi Adityanath says ghar wapsi to continue till conversions are banned, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday condemned BJP MP Yogi Adityanath after he said that Ghar Wapsi programme will continue till a law on religious conversion is put in place. Addressing a Hindu Sammelan in Rohtak organised by the VHP, Adityanath said vote-bank politics and not poverty is the main problem in the country. Ghar Wapsi shall continue till a law on religious conversion is brought in, he said. Political leaders from opposition parties condemned the statement and said that these statements are hampering the governments image and also dividing the society. Feb 25, 2015
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Indian activists urge fair probe after UN climate panel chief quits over sexual harassment complaint

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Indian activists called for fair and time bound probe as Rajendra Pachauri quit as chair of the U.N. panel of climate scientists, ending 13 years in charge of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning group, after a sexual harassment complaint against him. Pachauri, 74, has denied the allegation. Meanwhile, social activists said that justice should be ensured to the complainant in a time bound manner. The IPCC appointed vice-chair Ismail El Gizouli as acting chair and promised business as usual. Feb 25, 2015
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Victim's mother speaks to media