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Indian diplomat Devyani eligible for diplomatic immunity, claims lawyer

Mumbai, Dec 15 (ANI): Despite the US state Department saying that she does not have a diplomatic immunity stating that the Vienna convention on consular relations does not cover personal actions of the diplomats, lawyer of India's deputy consul Devyani Khobragade has claimed that his client does enjoy diplomatic immunity. Devyani has been accused of lying on the visa application for an Indian national who worked for her for less than four dollars an hour, violating US norms. Dec 15, 2013
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Homosexuality is 'unnatural', BJP won't support it: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): Even as the country debates section 377 with majority against the Supreme Court's ruling that criminalizes gay sex in India, BJP President Rajnath Singh has spoken for the first time in support of the ruling. In an interview to a popular daily, Rajnath said, "We will state (at an all-party meeting if it is called) that we support Section 377 because we believe that homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported." Dec 15, 2013
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BJP grateful to all for massive support to 'Run for Unity'

Kolkata, Dec 15 (ANI): BJP Leader, Smriti Irani on Sunday thanked all for the massive support received in the party's 'Run for Unity' marathon in Kolkata, as part of a massive outreach programme to collect iron for a 182 metre statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in the middle of the Narmada river. Dec 15, 2013
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LK Advani flags off run for unity marathon from Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Dec 15 (ANI): Senior BJP Leader, LK Advani on Sunday flagged off a 'Run for Unity' marathon in Ahmedabad, as part of a massive outreach programme to collect iron for a 182 metre statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in the middle of the Narmada river. Dec 15, 2013
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Bangladesh pays homage to victims of 1971 liberation war

Dhaka, Dec 15 (ANI): Bangladesh paid homage to the victims including the deceased intellectuals who were killed by the Pakistani forces and their collaborators during the 1971 liberation war. Crowd of people holding Bangladesh’s national flag and black flags came out in droves in Dhaka and gathered at the memorial to pay tribute to the victims. Dec 15, 2013
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Mandelas coffin arrives in Qunu for burial

Nelson Mandela embarked on the final leg of his exceptional 95-year journey on Saturday, as his remains were transported to his rural childhood home for traditional burial. Duration: 01:02 Dec 15, 2013
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Colombians rally against ousting of Bogota Mayor

Supporters of dismissed Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro take part in a demonstration after he was removed from office by the Attorney General and barred for 15 years, due to a scandal involving city garbage collection. Duration: 00:33 Dec 14, 2013
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Plane carrying Mandela's body arrives in Mthatha

The plane carrying Nelson Mandela's body arrives in Mthatha, South Africa. Well-wishers and mourners welcome the coffin and line the roads as they wait for Mandela's body to arrive for burial in his childhood home. Duration: 01:04 Dec 14, 2013
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Congress in disarray over general election due by May

Mumbai, Dec 14 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said he is not sure of a ‘solid majority in the Parliament’ in the general elections after the ruling Congress suffered a bruising defeat in state assembly polls in four key states. Chidambaram was speaking in a panel discussion at 20th anniversary of National Stock Exchange (NSE) (December 14) in India’s commercial capital, Mumbai. Dec 14, 2013