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Vasundhara Raje joins BJP CM meet in Delhi to draw poll strategy for 2014 general election

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who spearheaded BJP's spectacular comeback to power in her state, recently, participated in the Lok Sabha election campaign meet in Delhi, called by the Bharatiya Janata Party. Raje along with other BJP chief ministers joined in to draw up strategies for the BJP to achieve success in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Dec 26, 2013

Edward Snowden's Christmas Message to the World: End Mass Surveillance

In a televised Christmas address to millions of viewers, National Security Agency details leaker Edward Snowden gave out something of a Christmas message to the world, through a speech that called for the end of mass surveillance that millions are subjected to in both the United States and abroad. Dec 26, 2013
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Karnataka MLAs' foreign junket: Nothing wrong, MLAs of drought hit area not coming

Bangalore, Dec 26 (ANI): As a planned tour of MLAs from Karnataka amidst drought in parts of the state has come under criticism from politicos, Karnataka Congress MLA Malikayya Guttedar said that there is nothing wrong wit the same and that the MLAs from drought hit areas are not accompanying them in the 'study tour'. The estimated reports suggest that at least 15 lakh rupees will be invested in each MLA, which Guttedar refuted and said that not more than 7 lakh are getting invested per person. He also said that the itinerary out in media is false and has been not finalized yet. Dec 26, 2013
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Congress welcomes Cabinet's approval to probe Gujarat snooping row

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod for setting up of an inquiry commission to investigate the allegations that Gujarat government illegally spied on a woman on the orders of chief minister Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah. Congress leaders Gurudas Kamat and Digvijaya Singh congratulated the UPA Government and said this should have happened earlier as it was an open violation of Indian Telegraph Act and the IT Act. They also hoped that the panel gives the report at the earliest. Dec 26, 2013
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Security forces give music platform to the youth of Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 26 (ANI): Breaking away from the conventional norms of society, Kashmir’s youth participated in a two day rock band competition “Battle of the Bands” held at an indoor stadium of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir recently. Organizer of the competition Kishore Prasad said that the genre of rock is very popular in Kashmir and therefore, a platform is needed to showcase it. An excited participant Qamar Ahmad wished for more popularity of rock genre. The participants pressed upon more of such competitions so that they get maximum exposure. Dec 26, 2013
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Court to decide on Zakia Jafris case, JD (U) hopeful for positive verdict

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): As a court in Ahmedabad is likely to deliver its verdict on Thursday on Zakia Jafri's protest petition against clean chit to Narendra Modi in the Gulbarg Society massacre case, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the party is hopeful that the verdict will bring happiness to many people. He said that Modi has failed to control the riot situation in Gujarat and the verdict will be against him. Further, BJP leader Kirti Azad said that nothing can be proved against Modi and that he will come out clean, like Amit Shah who was exonerated in the Ishrat Jahan case. Dec 26, 2013
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Whoever stands against Modi is portrayed as a hero: Zafar Sareshwala on Zakia Jafris protest petiti

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): As an Ahmedabad court is likely to deliver its verdict on Zakia Jafri's protest petition challenging the clean chit to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and others in the Gulbarg Society massacre case, Modi's backroom man and CEO of Parsoli Motors, Zafar Sareshwala said that it is petitioners right to appeal for the judgment. He also said that whoever is standing against Modi is being portrayed as a hero. Dec 26, 2013
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AAP not focused on anti-corruption campaign, no action taken against Congress: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): Even as AAP and Congress are engaged in war of words when they are in process of being a coalition, BJP leader Balbir Punj said that there is a hidden agreement between both the parties that AAP will not act against Congress' corruption. Punj said that AAP is not focusing on its anti-corruption campaign and is taking no action against Congress. He also said that there is no mention of any action against the ruling congress in AAP's 18 points conditions. Dec 26, 2013
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If perceptions on CBI not changed, any change ineffective: BJP on CBI's prosecution wing under agenc

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): After the government placed CBI's prosecution wing under the command of the CBI director in order to make the agency more autonomous, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that perception on CBI need to be changed. He said that unless the doubtful perceptions on CBI are unchanged, there is no way that any change is effective and can build people's trust on the agency. Dec 26, 2013
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Top LeT militant killed in J and K encounter

Budgam, Dec 26 (ANI): The police killed a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant during an encounter in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The militant, identified as Omar, was on a hideout and was killed in Hushroo village of Budgam district. Earlier on December 11, unidentified militants had attacked a patrol party, killing one assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and injuring a constable. Dec 26, 2013