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Madhesis protesting against constitution Nepal, Dec 23 (ANI): As the southern Terai region has been simmering with protests against the newly formed constitution for the last four months, the decision taken by Nepal government to address the demands of the agitating Madhesis with regard to the new charter has given a ray of hope to the community. As per the reports, the government of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has proposed to take a relook at clauses in the Constitution Amendment Bill related to proportional representation of women, Dalits, Janajatis and the Madhesi community in state bodies and electoral constituency delimitation based on the population by retaining at least one constituency for each of the 75 districts, besides the issue of redrawing of borders of federal provinces. The Madhesis had warned the government of intensifying their protest if their issues were not addressed at the earliest. The Himalayan nation has been crippled by the ongoing agitation resulting in economic crisis in the country. The Madhesis have welcomed the government’s decision but they hope the amendments are made for the welfare of their community which has been neglected for a long time. The Madhesis have been protesting against the newly formed constitution for demanding more representation in the constitution. 23-Dec-2015
ATS ARRESTS ONE OF THREE YOUTHS WHO JOIN The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad have managed to trace one of the three youths who had fled from the Malwani area of Malad west and were suspected to have joined ISIS. 23-Dec-2015
RAJNATH PAYS HOMAGE TO THE BSF PLANE CRA Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today paid tributes to the deceased in the tragic air-craft crash on Tuesday at Dwarka in the national capital. 23-Dec-2015
DDCA row: AAP protests against Jaitley New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday staged a protest against Finance Minister Arun Jaitely in New Delhi. However Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had yesterday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation for the 'fraudulent' raid on his office that he got carried out just to save Arun Jaitley. 23-Dec-2015
PM Modi to leave for Russia today for 16 New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday afternoon leave on a two-day visit to Russia to attend 16th Annual Summit meeting. The Summit would commence with a private dinner hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Summit would begin on the second day with the Prime Minister interacting with Russian and Indian CEOs. Prime Minister Modi will also meet Friends of India at the Moscow Expo Centre. He is then scheduled to address the Indian community, after which he would depart for India. 23-Dec-2015
Rahul Gandhi to begin his two-day Amethi Amethi, Dec 23 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will on Wednesday begin his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency, Amethi. This will be his first visit to his constituency after he secured bail in the National Herald case. During his visit the Congress vice-president will hold meeting with the party workers and meet people. 23-Dec-2015
Nirbhaya Case- I am satisfied as the bil Nirbhaya Case- I am satisfied as the bill has passed but our daughter did not get justice 23-Dec-2015
Rajnath pays homage to BSF plane crash v New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday pays homage to the Border Security Force (BSF) plane crash victims who died yesterday. Rajnath Singh along with Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju paid tribute to BSF plane crash victims at the Safdarjung Airport (Delhi). All the ten passengers onboard were killed after a Ranchi-bound BSF Superking aircraft crashed at Bagdola village in Sector 8, Dwarka on Tuesday morning. (ANI) 23-Dec-2015
Manufacturers worried as MP Govt. set to Madhya Pradesh, Dec 23 (ANI): Polythene bag manufacturers in Madhya Pradesh are a worried lot as their fate hangs in balance with a state-wide ban on polythene bags all set to come in force from January 1, 2016. In accordance with the orders of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the state administration is preparing to enforce the ban across the state including religious places. A plastic bag manufacturer, Manish Tanwani, said on Tuesday (December 22) that the purpose of the ban will be defeated unless plastic in all forms is banned. Tanwani added that thousands of people were connected to the industry of plastic bags manufacturing and a ban on these bags would have far reaching consequences for these people. Meanwhile, Environment Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Lal Singh Arya said that with the ban the state government seeks to do its bit to protect the environment from further degradation. Unless it’s bio-degradable, plastic does not decompose and stays in the environment for years, causing grave damage to fish, marine birds and cattle that often choke to death after swallowing plastic bags. 23-Dec-2015
Naqvi targets Kejriwal for demanding PM New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party members of running a “hit-and-run” company. The BJP targeted Kejriwal on his statement demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resignation for ordering a raid by federal police at his office. 23-Dec-2015
Rajnath Singh pays homage to BSF plane c Home Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to Border Security Force (BSF) plane crash victims at the Safdarjung Airport. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung also paid tribute to the victims. The BSF had on Tuesday announced Rs. 20 lakhs to the BSF family members from BSF's internal insurance fund in addition to what the government will announce.Ten people were killed when a small Ranchi-bound BSF Superking aircraft with two pilots and eight technicians on board crashed near Dwarka in Delhi shortly after take-off. 23-Dec-2015
Politicos says rapists should be dealt f New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Following the passage of the Juvenile Justice Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, M. Venkaiah Naidu said that rapists should be dealt firmly. Rajya Sabha passed legislation following the 2012 fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus by five adults and a minor. Naidu reminded that the government of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had listed the bill for debate thrice during the Winter Session and a number of times during the last session. Supporting the bill,Congress leader Anand Sharma said there was a need to amend the law but at the same time juveniles must not be imprisoned along with the adults. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had filed a petition in the Supreme Court-which was on Monday (December 21) dismissed - demanding a longer sentence for the man, who was 17 at the time of the crime. He had received the maximum punishment of three years from the Juvenile Justice Board. The Rajya Sabha passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill by a voice vote, paving the way for lowering the minimum age for a criminal trial to 16 from 18, depending on the gravity of the offence. A leader of Communist Party of India (CPI), Brinda Karat, said the party strongly opposed the bill which suggests that a child 23-Dec-2015
RS lowers crime trial age to 16 after De New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha passed a legislation lowering the age at which someone can be tried for rape and other crimes to 16, which spurred into action by an uproar over the release of a minor convicted in a 2012 fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus. Parents of the victim had demanded for amendments to the law after their daughter was repeatedly raped and beaten by the 17-year-old minor as well as five adult companions. The woman died of her injuries two weeks later at a Singapore hospital. India's Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi said the legislation aimed to strike a balance between the rights of a child and the need to deter heinous juvenile crimes, especially against women. Gandhi refuted Opposition's charges that the amended bill violated the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which was ratified by India in 1992. Gandhi further elaborated that crimes like rape, murder, acid attacks, kidnapping for ransom and dacoity with murder fell under the category of heinous crimes. The Rajya Sabha passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill by a voice vote, paving the way for lowering the minimum age for a criminal trial to 16 from 18, depending on the gravity of the offence. The Lok Sa 23-Dec-2015
Brunei- Any Muslim found celebrating Chr Brunei- Any Muslim found celebrating Christmas then he may be jailed for five years 23-Dec-2015
GOV TO EXPAND VISA-FREE DIPLOMAT TRAVEL The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a model agreement on exemption from visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and official passports to travel to other countries. 23-Dec-2015
INDIA AGREES TO CONSTRUCT DAM IN AFGHANI In its policy of helping out immediate neighbours, the Prime Minister’s office and the union cabinet has cleared a proposal to build a Rs 1775 crore dam in Western Afghanistan. 23-Dec-2015
BSP MP TARGETS V.K SINGH’S ‘DOG’ R Minister V K Singh, who is under attack over his 'dog' remark, once again was targeted on Tuesday in Rajya Sabha by a BSP member Satish Chandra Misra in course of a discussion on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children), Bill 2015. 23-Dec-2015
One man pulled alive from landslide in C Crews rescue a survivor who had been buried for more than 60 hours in a landslide in southern China. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). 23-Dec-2015
Northeast culture showcased at Konark fe Odisha, Dec 23 (ANI): Stunning performances in the backdrop of the famous Konark temple in Odisha! Various artists showcased magical parade of India's classical and traditional dance forms. Be it Odissi, Bharathnatyam, Kathak, Manipuri and Satriya– each performance reflected India's diverse culture. During the event, artists from Manipur also performed Manipuri classical dance called 'Lai Haraoba'. They also performed the famous 'Rass Leela' dance which depicts the eternal love of Radha and Krishna. Later, the artists performed Pung Cholom or Drum dance. In this dance form, the drummer identifies completely with the intricate rhythms he plays on the drum and expresses it through corresponding body movements and footwork. Such festivals not only reflect the country's diverse culture, but help unite people by promoting harmony. 23-Dec-2015
Violence erupts during student demos in Protesters clash with police during demonstrations for education reforms in the Chilean capital. Rough Cut-subtitled (no reporter narration). 23-Dec-2015
Northeast gears up to host 12th South As Guwahati, Dec 23 (ANI): The Organizing Committee of the 12th South Asian Games, 2016 (OC-SAG) recently launched the logo and mascot of the Games at the ITA Cultural Center Machkhowa in Guwahati. Guwahati and Shillong would jointly host the Games from February 6th to 16th next year. At the launch ceremony, the OC-SAG also kicked-off its Volunteers Programme which is opened to the general public. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal and Sports Minister of Meghalaya Zenith Sangma graced the occasion. The Logo and the Mascot of the Games were selected from around 450 entries each. The logo has eight petals representing the countries participating in the 12th South Asian Games. The name of the Mascot for the Games is TIKHOR, who is the Brand Ambassador of the 12th South Asian Games, 2016. The international sports event will not only bring the Northeast region to the mainstream but also boost the morale of the local sportspersons. As large number of sportspersons, officials and spectators are expected to participate, it will give a boost to the region's economy. 23-Dec-2015
Libya's 'cemetery of the unknown' Hundreds of migrants whose dreams of a new life in Europe were sunk in the Mediterranean are buried in Bir el-Osta Milad cemetery, dubbed the 'cemetery of the unknown', awaiting repatriation if their identities are confirmed. 23-Dec-2015
Colombian president legalizes medical ma Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos says the new decree legalizing medical marijuana doesn't go against the country's drug trafficking policies. Rough Cut-subtitled (no reporter narration). 23-Dec-2015
White boy blazing a trail in S.African s He doesn't look like a traditional African healer, but 12-year-old Kyle Todd is creating quite a stir in his native South Africa after becoming a "sangoma" otherwise known as a spiritual healer. A voiced AFPTV report. 23-Dec-2015
BSE closes 145.25 points down on Decembe New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 145.25 points down to stand at 25,590.65. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 48.35 points down to stand at 7,786.10. Berger Paints India Ltd and Gujarat State Petronet Ltd were among the top gainers of group A with an increase of 5.84% and 5.15% along with Corporation Bank and Kailash Auto Finance Ltd with an increase of 4.60% and 4.52% respectively, while the top losers of group A includes National Aluminium Co.Ltd and Marico Ltd with a decrease of 6.57% and 4.15% along with India Cements Ltd and Bayer Cropscience Ltd with a decrease of 3.75% and 3.13% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 120.58 points at 18182.87 while the Banking sector is up 76.47 points at 19127.73 and the Realty sector is up 4.08 points at 1319.12. The Indian currency was 0.04% down at Rs .66.32 per dollar. 23-Dec-2015
Santa is paid in more than just milk and So you wanna make some extra cash as a Santa? Have a look inside the costs and rewards of being Santa. 23-Dec-2015
Blockbuster year for UK film industry 2015 has been a bumper year for the British film industry- and for Pinewood Studios who have produced some of the world's biggest blockbusters, including the latest Star Wars movie. As Grace Pascoe reports it's lead to some positive profits and £200 million worth of expansion. 23-Dec-2015
Egypt hires airport security consultants Egypt said Tuesday it has appointed a global consultancy firm to review security at its airports, nearly two months after a Russian airliner crash in the Sinai killed 224 people. 23-Dec-2015
French firm's first African adventure French distribution group CFAO has opened its first shopping mall in Africa. as Hayley Platt reports the $66 million centre in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, is an attempt to attract the continent's growing middle classes. 22-Dec-2015
More blood-letting for Europe's banks? After tens of thousands of job cuts in 2015, Europe's banks may are bracing for a further round of culls as regulation, anaemic growth and technology forces them to find more savings. David Pollard reports. 22-Dec-2015
Amazon workers strike in Germany Workers at German warehouses of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com are on strike as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. It's unlikely to delay Christmas orders and, as Sonia Legg reports, there are plenty of those - morale among German consumers has improved significantly heading into the New Year. 22-Dec-2015
SpaceX rocket nails landing Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company nailed a first by safely landing a rocket on a commercial flight. Returning rockets could make future launches cheaper. Fred Katayama reports. 22-Dec-2015
Suarez wants more trophies following Wor Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says 'we want to continue to capture more titles' after he scores twice in their 3-0 triumph over River Plate in the FIFA Club World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan 22-Dec-2015
Wawrinka leads Singapore Slammers to IPT The Singapore Slammers delight their home crowd as they beat the Indian Aces 26-21 to take the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) title on Sunday 22-Dec-2015
'Great fun", says Wawrinka, after IPTL s Stanislas Wawrinka says it was 'great fun' after helping the Singapore Slammers win the International Premier Tennis League title by beating the defending champions the Indian Aces in Singapore 22-Dec-2015
Feyenoord beaten 3-1 at Nijmegen 22-Dec-2015
PEOPLE ACCUSING JAITLEY WERE IN TOP POSI Facing allegations of corruption, former Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Arun Jaitley on Sunday got the backing one of the prominent state cricketer Gautam Gambhir. Earlier, former opener Virender Sehwag and Gambhir had tweeted in support of the Finance Minister. " Facing allegations of corruption, former Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Arun Jaitley on Sunday got the backing one of the prominent state cricketer Gautam Gambhir. Earlier, former opener Virender Sehwag and Gambhir had tweeted in support of the Finance Minister. " 22-Dec-2015
KOHLI VS DHONI AS FC GOA TAKES ON CHENNA "Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni will not be sitting in the same dressing room as FC Goa takes on Chennaiyin FC in the ISL summit clash on Sunday. The co-owners of the two teams will be cheering for their teams, who shall contest for the ISL trophy. " 22-Dec-2015
FEDERER DOES A MOGAMBO! We have seen winner of 17 Grand Slams Roger Federer hitting hard rallies. But when not playing those perfect backhands, Federer entertains his fans with Mogambo’s act! 22-Dec-2015
VIJENDER PUNCHES HIS WAY TO 3RD SUCCESSI "As the theme song ‘Singh is King’ played in the background when Vijender entered the Manchester Arena, minutes after he truly proved that indeed ‘Singh is King’. Singh registered his third consecutive win in the professional arena with an easy technical knockout victory over Bulgarian Samet Hyuseinov. " 22-Dec-2015
CANNOT SAY WHEN JUSTICE LODHA WILL ANNOU With Justice RM Lodha all set to submit his report to the Supreme Court in the coming week, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur refused to announce the exact date of submission of Justice Lodha report. 22-Dec-2015
GAMBHIR, SEHWAG BACK JAITLEY AMID RAISIN Facing allegations of corruption, former Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Arun Jaitley on Sunday got the backing of the two biggest stars to have emerged from the state, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag. 22-Dec-2015
SELECTION COMMITTEE’S DECISION WOULD R "Saturday’s selection committee’s decision certainly raised many questions as prompted by chief national selector Sandeep Patil. While some time back when Roger Binny was a national selector from South Zone, his son Stuart was considered No.1 all-rounder and now that Binny senior is not part of the committee, the panel realised that Binny junior wasn’t good enough to be part of the ODIs and T20s. " 22-Dec-2015
INDIAN ACES FACE SINGAPORE SLAMMERS IN I Indian Aces will face Singapore Slammers in the finals of the International Premier Tennis League 2015 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday. 22-Dec-2015
NEHRA WAS ALWAYS PART OF SELECTION DISCU Ashish Nehra, who last played an international game in 2011 against Pakistan in the World Cup semi-final, was a surprise inclusion to the Indian team, when the selection committee announced the squad for the Australian series. 22-Dec-2015
YUVRAJ HAS BEEN SPECIAL, WILL ALWAYS REM Indian selector Sandeep Patil during Indian team’s selection for the Australian series stated, that Yuvraj Singh has always been special as a player. 22-Dec-2015
WE WANTED TO END SPECULATIONS ON DHONI Chief national selector Sandeep Patil said that the Board wanted to put an end to media speculation regarding MS Dhoni’s tenure as India captain and therefore decided to declare him as the leader of the team till the ICC World Cup T20. 22-Dec-2015
BCCI VIRTUALLY RULES OUT INDO-PAK SERIES The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Anurag Thakur has ruled out the possibility of a bilateral series with Pakistan, asserting that it will be almost impossible for PCB to organise the event at short notice. 22-Dec-2015
Indian lawmakers, journalists play frien New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Indian lawmakers battled it on pitch with journalists in a friendly match in the national capital at the third edition of ‘Batting 4 life’ which was dedicated to raise awareness around preventable childhood diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhoea. The trust formed by the Political Leaders Coalition for Child and Adolescent Health (PLCCAH) organised the match in association with a social services organisation, Global Health strategies (GHS) to provide policy direction for addressing issues related to child and adolescent health. News anchor and consulting editor of India Today Group, Rajdeep Sardesai, who was also present at the match, praised the efforts taken by the organisation help discuss issues on child health.The friendly match was won by lawmakers. Anurag Thakur, a BJP lawmaker, said that the game was played with a good sportsman spirit. The trophy was presented to the winning team by Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan. 22-Dec-2015
Dhoni to lead India in World T20 at home New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been announced as India's limited-overs captain for next year's World Twenty20 while also throwing a lifeline for batsman Yuvraj Singh's international career by including him in the shortest format for Australia tour. India lost one-day international and Twenty20 series against South Africa at home under Dhoni, who retired from Tests during Australia tour last year and thereby paving way for Virat Kohli to take over as the captain in the five-day format. India will play five ODIs and three T20 internationals in Australia. All-rounder Yuvraj, who last played for India in 2014 World Twenty20 , has shown strong form during the domestic season. Chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil said that the left-handed batsman, who adjudged the best player during India's 50-over World Cup triumph in 2011, would always remain 'special'. Also making a comeback to the T20 team was 36-year-old left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra, who last played for India in 2011 while paceman Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja were also recalled to the ODI and T20 squads. 22-Dec-2015
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