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PM Modi greets people on Lohri

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has greeted people on the occasion of Lohri. In his message, the Prime Minister said, "Lohri greetings to everyone! May this festival brighten your lives with abundant happiness, prosperity and good health." The bonfire festival of Lohri is being observed and celebrated across Northern India today. The people of Punjab and Haryana primarily celebrate Lohri to signal the end of the Winter Solstice. This year, in Punjab and Haryana, the state governments and NGOs are going with the theme of saving the girl child. Jan 13, 2015
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India will take proactive steps to deal with proxy war by Pak: Parrikar

Lucknow, Jan 13 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that the government will take proactive steps to deal with proxy war by Pakistan. Talking to mediapersons in Lucknow, he added that any talks with Pakistan will only take place after it stops ceasefire violations and intrusion of terrorists. The defence minister's comments came hours after army chief General Dalbir Singh said Pakistan was supporting a proxy war against India in Jammu and Kashmir. Jan 13, 2015
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Delhi Polls: Ajay Maken to spearhead Congress campaign

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Senior Congress leader PC Chacko has announced that former Union minister Ajay Maken will be the head of the party's campaign committee for the upcoming Delhi assembly polls. When asked whether the party is also exploring the possibility of making him the CM candidate, Chacko said that the party will not reveal any name for the post before the election. Jan 13, 2015
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LGBT community hopes for apology from Goa Minister

Bengaluru, Jan 13 (ANI): The Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community is hoping that Goa's Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar apologizes for his controversial statement. Tawadkar on Monday sparked a row by saying that government is contemplating setting up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal'. Tawadkar said that the LGBT youth will be trained and administered medicine in order to make them 'normal'. Tawadkar, however, took a u-turn over the issue saying he was misunderstood and misquoted on the issue. Jan 13, 2015
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Swapan Debnath says left women leaders tear their own blouses and claim assault, Politicos condemn

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Jan 13 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday condemned TMC leader Swapan Debnath after he said that left party women leaders tear their own blouses and claim assault. While addressing Trinamool supporters, Debnath said that the women activists of Left party often stoop to such a low level that they tear their own blouses and claim being assaulted. Debnath added that when these activists quarrel with their husbands and are attacked, they don't blame them, but instead frame Trinamool members. CPI (M) and BJP leaders condemned the statement and said that this comes under the shelter of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and also demanded action against the leader. Jan 13, 2015
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Indian army organizes blood donation camp in Kashmir

Budgam, Jan 13 (ANI): Indian army organised a blood donation camp in Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to reach out to the local residents. Many soldiers, along with residents, donated blood at the camp organised in Budgam district. General Officer Commanding Kilo Force of Rashtriya Rifles, Asit Mishra, said that blood donation is the highest form of humanism. Requirement of blood has always been high in the state due to militancy and insurgency activities. The army said it planned to take up similar projects in the future. There has also been an acute shortage of blood especially after the devastating floods in September last year. Jan 13, 2015