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Russia frees Pussy Riot punks from prison

Russia on Monday freed both jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot whose imprisonment prompted a wave of global outrage, but one immediately denounced her release as a "PR stunt". Duration: 00:35 Dec 23, 2013
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South Sudan civilians seek refuge in UN compound

The UN humanitarian chief in South Sudan warned Sunday the country has "unravelled" after a week of violence that has transformed a power struggle within the ruling party into a quasi-civil war. Duration: 01:09 Dec 23, 2013
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Sexual assault: Panaji Court extends Tejpal's judicial custody till Jan 4

Goa, Dec 23 (ANI): A local Panaji court on Monday extended the judicial custody of former Tehelka editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, for another 12 days. Tejpal has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman journalist and his initial judicial custody ended on December 22. The police had arrested Tejpal in Goa on November 30, after his interim bail was rejected by a Sessions court. Tejpal reached Goa from New Delhi on November 29, after he was summoned by police. Dec 23, 2013
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Kejriwal will be there to crack the whip on bureaucrats: Shazia Ilmi

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Commenting on the formation of government by the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, AAP Leader, Shazia Ilmi on Monday said that it might look like a small step but it is a big leap for democracy. On being asked how they will deal with bureaucracy, she said that they will not be compliant and her party will certainly be able to tackle them. She also added that Arvind Kejriwal will be there to crack the whip on bureaucrats. Dec 23, 2013
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BJP hits at AAP for taking support from Congress

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Monday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress and said that the party owes an explanation on this. Javadekar also said that the BJP will play the role of a responsible opposition. Dec 23, 2013
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Justice AK Ganguly writes to CJI: Subramanian Swamy comes out in his support

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Even as former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, indicted for sexually harassing a law intern wrote to the Chief Justice of India categorically denying the charges against him, BJP Leader, Subramanian Swamy on Monday came out in support of Ganguly saying there seems to be an agenda behind the whole issue. Dec 23, 2013
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Bangladesh scholars blame Jamaat-e-Islami for creating divide within society

Bangladesh, Dec 23 (ANI): Bangladesh war veterans and Islamic scholars slammed the Jamaat-e-Islami, for creating a divide within the society. Freedom fighters and social activists blamed the Islamist party for mounting tensions between the feuding parties ahead of the national elections. An Islamic leader, Allama Fariduddin Masud, urged Bangladesh government to seize the properties of Jamaat-e-Islami. Dec 23, 2013
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Akhilesh Yadav welcomes Rahul Gandhi's suggestion for riot-hit victims

Lucknow, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Dec 23 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday welcomed suggestions from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other lawmakers to help riot-hit victims. Gandhi visited the victims in Shamli district accompanied by Minister of States, Home Affairs RPN Singh and a leader of his party Madhusudan Mistry. Dec 23, 2013
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Urs of Sufi saint draws devotees from different faith

Uttar Pradesh, Dec 23 (ANI): The valley which is best known for its picturesque beauty is a perfect amalgamation of cultures and traditions. Harmony among various communities can be seen across the state. One such occasion had been the Urs of saint Jamalulla Qaadri Rehmatullah Aleh, which was celebrated recently in Rampur of northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Devotees belonging to many faiths came in large numbers to seek the Sufi saint's blessings. Dec 23, 2013