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India can also arrest US homosexual diplomats post SC ruling: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Reacting on the arrest of Indian Diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said that it is a barbaric act and no words are strong enough to condemn the treatment meted out by the US authorities. Sinha further said that diplomats from US are being treated as viceroys in India and we do not use reciprocity as an instrument of diplomacy. He further said that in wake of the recent SC ruling criminalizing gay sex, even homosexual diplomats, who have been granted visa for staying in India, should be arrested. Dec 17, 2013
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Bangladesh sets example by executing war criminal Mollah: Shahriar Kabir

Dhaka, Dec 17 (ANI): Bangladesh journalist and war veteran, Shahriar Kabir said on Tuesday that the country has set an example for other nations by executing Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The decision to hang Mollah, a senior figure in the Jamaat-e-Islami party, which is a key part of the opposition coalition, drew widespread condemnation from political allies and international human rights groups. But many citizens celebrated the first ever execution of a Bangladesh war criminal, which took place late on December 12 at the Dhaka Central Jail in the capital. Kabir while talking to a reporter in Dhaka said that Mollah’s trial gave a message that the perpetrators of genocide can be tried in any country. Dec 17, 2013
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No better person to lead nation than Rahul Gandhi: Nabam Tuki

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki while visiting New Delhi on Tuesday spoke about Congress planning to name Congress’s Vice President Rahul Gandhi as its Prime Ministerial candidate and said that there is no better person to lead the nation as he is young and dynamic. Further talking about BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi he said that nobody knows about Modi in Arunachal Pradesh and everybody talks about the Congress. Dec 17, 2013
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Opposition demands Govt to fight against SP & pass Lokpal Bill

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): As the Lokpal Bill is to be debated in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with Samajwadi Party continuously speaking against the same, opposition demanded government to fight against SP and pass the bill. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad questioned on Congress’ inclination to SP and said that if government can manage SP and run government for 9 years, why not now. Meanwhile, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said that SP who is opposing the aforesaid bill, are acting against the country. Dec 17, 2013
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North Korea Purge: Kim's Father Remembered, Uncle Forgotten

North Korea staged a large memorial in Pyongyang to mark the second death anniversary of Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, brushing aside the execution of Chang Song-theak which is looming large as a 'provocative act' in the international community. Dec 17, 2013
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BJP, the opening batsman ran away from responsibility: Kumar Vishwas

Kaushambi, Dec 17 (ANI): AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said that the BJP who had 31 seats were the supposed opening batsman, who ran away from taking responsibility. He said that AAP never went to either BJP or Congress fro any support. But now that congress has responded to their terms following a letter for supporting the party, AAP will think over the same. Dec 17, 2013
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Rahul wants Lokpal to be passed under all circumstances: Kamal Nath

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): After meeting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday morning over Lokpal Bill, Parliamentary Affairs Ministers Kamal Nath said that Rahul is stern about the bill and wants it to get passed under all circumstances. He said that the government will also try to convince Samajwadi Party who are against passing of the bill. Meanwhile, SP delegation including Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav and Naresh Agarwal met PM Manmohan Singh over the issue. Dec 17, 2013
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Match-fixing between Anna and Congress on Lokpal Bill: SP

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Tuesday said that there is a deal between anti graft crusader Anna Hazare and the Congress party on Lokpal bill. Agarwal was reacting over the letter written to anti graft crusader Anna Hazare by Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi promising that the party is committed to give the nation a strong Lokpal. Anna Hazare in turn has written a letter to the Congress Vice President thanking him for ensuring the passage of the bill. Dec 17, 2013
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Anna appreciates Rahuls fight against corruption, Congress expresses gratitude

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): After Anna Hazare wrote a letter to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi thanking him for his commitment to get the Lokpal Bill passed, Congress leader Ajay Maken expresses gratitude for the same on behalf of the party. He said that Gandhi has been firm against corruption and the congress party had p[assed many bills against corruption. Maken also said that Gandhi replied back to Hazare saying the government was committed to the Bill and promised that that the bill will be passed. Rahul has been in constant touch with Parliamentary Affairs Minister and other ministers who are introducing the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha. Dec 17, 2013
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Mis-handling Indian diplomats may hinder Indo-US relations, PM should infringe: Defence Analyst

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): After India's deputy consul general in New York Devyani Khobragade was strip-searched and was kept in a cell with drug addicts following her arrest for alleged visa fraud in New York, Defence Expert Capt (Retd) Bharat Verma said that such mis-handling can ruin Indo-US relations. He said that such an action is not tolerable and that PM and the government of India should infringe and give a statement on the same. Verma also said that this is shameful and is bringing a bad name to India. Dec 17, 2013
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Bangladesh celebrates its 42nd Independence Day

Dhaka/Kolkata, Dec 17 (ANI): Bangladesh celebrated its 42nd independence day, after liberation war of 1971 with Pakistan. Thousands of Bangladeshis gathered at Dhaka’s a national memorial Suhrawardy Udyan, to celebrate the victory day organised by the Freedom fighters and members of the Gonojagoron Mancha or activists of People's Resurgence Platform. Former Advisor of the caretaker government, Sultana Kamal expressed her elation saying that the most important achievement for the people was that they breathe in a free country. India also commemorated the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971 and pledged to protect every inch of Indian land and territory. Dec 17, 2013
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Somnath Chatterjee defends Justice AK Ganguly

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Former Lok Sabha speaker, Somnath Chatterjee has defended former Supreme Court Justice AK Ganguly, accused of sexual harassment by a law intern. Chatterjee said that Ganguly couldn’t be forced to quit as chief of West Bengal Human Rights Commission because nothing had been proved against him. Dec 17, 2013
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Madhya Pradesh: Woman delivers 10 stillborn babies

Rewa, Dec 17 (ANI): In an extremely rare case, a woman hailing from Satna village in Madhya Pradesh delivered dectuplets but all stillborn. The woman, Anju Kushwaha was being taken to the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital, 125 km away in neighbouring Rewa district, after she went into labour but she delivered nine stillborn babies on the way and one in the hospital. The doctor attending her case, earlier said that on first examination of the patient the pregnancy appeared as eight months old. However, later it was found out that Kushwaha was undergoing treatment for infertility. Earlier in October, Kushwaha suffered a miscarriage, doctor said. Dec 17, 2013