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Jayanthi Natarajan quits as Union Minister for 'party work'' BJP mocks Congress' mechanism

New Delhi /Chandigarh, Dec 22 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday mocked the resignation of union environment minister Jayanti Natarajan to serve the Congress party, saying these mechanisms cannot save the party's debacle in the upcoming general elections. The Congress, however, has maintained that the step was taken as she wanted to work for the party. In a shake up ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Jayanthi Natarajan resigned on Saturday as the Minister of State for Environment and Forest for 'party work'. Dec 22, 2013
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Narendra Modi indirectly targets Rahul, says Congress has money in Swiss banks

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): Taking an indirect shot at Rahul Gandhi, BJP’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Congress has black money in Swiss banks which it negates to accept. He said that Congress leaders gives speeches with ‘innocent faces’ against corruption, whereas they keep silent on the black money abroad. Dec 22, 2013
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Congress must 'Quit India': Narendra Modi

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Mumbai, BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi took a jibe at Congress and said that the nation should have a slogan of 'Quit India' for the party in order to save the nation from its corruption. Further, Modi said that Congress like the Britishers, apply 'divide and rule policy' in order to safeguard their vote bank. He also said that the root cause of the country's problem is Congress and uprooting them from power is the only way to come over those problems. Dec 22, 2013
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Rahul Gandhi meets Muzaffarnagar riot victims at relief camps

Shamli, Dec 22 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday met Muzaffarnagar riot victims at relief camps set up by the government and urged them to go back to their homes, saying those engineering communal riots want them to remain in the camps as such a situation "benefits" them. His visit began early Sunday morning from Muslim-dominated Malakpur in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh where he held interactions with community members. Dec 22, 2013
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'The Bastard Child' is a film on East Pakistan's struggle for freedom: Director

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Bangladesh Liberation War or East Pakistan’s struggle for freedom broke out in 1971, when the Pakistani Army launched a military operation called Operation Searchlight against the Bengali civilians. Mrityunjay Devvrat, writer and director of the film 'The Bastard Child' was pulled into the subject because of the intense stories it brought from the past and the secrecy maintained on the subject till the present time. The film features Farooq Sheikh, Pavan Malhotra, Raima Sen and Victor Banerjee. Talking about his experience and difficulties while directing the film with reputed actors of Bollywood, Devvrat said that sharing the vision and discussions on the topic really helped. Dec 22, 2013
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Bangladesh activists condemn Pakistans stand on Abdul Quader Molla

Dhaka, Dec 22 (ANI): Hundreds of students, teachers, political and social activists in Bangladesh took to streets to protest against Pakistan’s reaction on the hanging of 1971 war criminal Abdul Quader Molla. Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla was hanged on December 12, the first war crimes execution in Bangladesh. He was accused of collaborating with Pakistani forces during 1971 Liberation War, who were eventually defeated with India's help. Dec 22, 2013
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Carol singers, music bands gear up to welcome Christmas

Kochi, Dec 22 (ANI): With Christmas just a couple of days away, the festive fervour has engulfed Kerala as carol singers and music bands were seen performing ahead of the festival. A band called “Raga Deepam”, which has been playing Christmas carols for the last eight years, has already started their journey with their music to different places in Kerala. Most of the band troupes gather in front of shops and houses to make people happy and dance to the tunes of their music. Dec 22, 2013
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Tourists throng Shimla for white water rafting

Himachal Pradesh, Dec 22 (ANI): Tourists are thronging to Shimla in large numbers to enjoy white water rafting and hot water spring this winter. Tattapani, which is 55 kilometres away from Shimla, has become a favourite tourist destination owing to adventure sports and scenic beauty. One of the main attractions which is drawing tourists is the white water rafting in Sutlej river. The local travel agents confirm that there has been tourist influx during the winter season as people want to enjoy snowfall and other adventure activities. Dec 22, 2013
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AAP should form government in Delhi: JD (U)

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): JD (U) Leader, KC Tyagi on Sunday said that his party is in favour of AAP forming government in Delhi. He further said that the Congress and the BJP should give unconditional support to AAP for a year. Dec 22, 2013
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Omar Abdullah on Indian diplomat's arrest in US

Srinagar, Dec 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday praised the Indian Government for taking a strong stand against the United States over the arrest of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade. Dec 22, 2013
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Narendra Modi's wax statue unveiled in Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's wax statue was unveiled on Sunday in Mumbai just before his public rally. The wax statue is 5.10 feet high, which is exactly the same height as that of Modi. This statue, in which 35 kg of wax has been used, is made by Sunil Kandloor within a period of one month. BJP president Rajnath Singh was also present on this occasion. Dec 22, 2013

AAP Ministers to Take Oath at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday: Report

In a meeting held on Sunday, the AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal stated that the final decision to form a government in Delhi will be made on Monday. AAP has decided to take an opinion poll from the people of Delhi asking them for their opinion on whether AAP should form a government or not. Dec 22, 2013
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Heartening to know Pak liberals renaming squire on Bhagat Singh: Tewari

Chandigarh, Dec 22 (ANI): I and B Minister, Manish Tewari on Sunday said that it was heartening to know of liberals in Lahore trying to rename a squire for Shaheed Bhagat Singh who was martyred there. He further said that India and Pakistan shared a common heritage and it was ironical that Pakistan had elements like Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed. Dec 22, 2013
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Jayanthi Natarajan's resignation depicts her failure, Cong in tatters: CPI

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Even as Jayanthi Natarajan resigned as union environment minister reportedly part of a planned shake-up of the Congress and government by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the run-up to general elections next year, CPI Leader, Atul Anjan on Sunday said that Natarajan's resignation depicted her failure and Congress's tattered state. Dec 22, 2013