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Bangladesh an independent and sovereign country: PM Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka, Dec 06 (ANI): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina termed Bangladesh as an independent and sovereign nation and said that her country will still rise even if no one stands by it. Addressing the journalists during her three-day visit to Malaysia, Hasina called Bangladesh as a self-sufficient nation. Last month at the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Nepal, Hasina called for deeper cooperation from member nations to achieve her target of a developed nation by 2041. Meanwhile, Bangladesh PM also said that if her party would have not come to power then conducting war crimes trials was not possible. The war crimes tribunals have angered Islamists who call them a politically motivated attempt by Prime Minister Hasina to persecute the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami, a key part of the opposition coalition. Dec 6, 2014

Arunachal hosts festival to promote adventure tourism

Aruncahal Pradesh, Dec 5 (ANI): Mechuka in West Siang district of Aruncahal Pradesh is one of the most picturesque destinations in the Northeast. Efforts are high to make it a popular destination for adventurers. Recently, the second edition of adventure festival 'Mechuka 2014', was held with participation from tourists from across the country. The three-day mega event featured various adventurous activities like trap shooting, mountain biking, para gliding, rappelling, archery, rafting and kayaking. Besides adventure and sports activities, cultural performances of various communities mesmerized the visitors. Ethnic cuisine, handicrafts and traditional attire were also displayed. Dec 6, 2014
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Green 'Earthship' homes do their bit to save the planet

Amidst worries about global warming and resource depletion, some US communities have turned to ultra-sustainable housing, known as 'Earthships'. Examples can be found across the world, but their spiritual home remains in New Mexico. Dec 6, 2014
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Obama names Ashton Carter as defense secretary

US President Barack Obama on Friday named a former Pentagon deputy chief, Ashton Carter, to be his new defense secretary. If confirmed, Carter would replace Chuck Hagel who announced his resignation last month. Dec 6, 2014
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French troops destroy weapons in CAR

As the first anniversary of the French Sangaris operation in Central Africa nears, troops go on patrol and destroy weapons and ammunitions they have gathered. Dec 5, 2014