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Tourism Ministry launches its calendar
for 2014 to promote
as one of the best tourism destinations of the world.
|Incredible India Promotional Calendar 2014” launched by Ministry of Tourism|
|The Ministry of Tourism today launched the ‘Incredible India Promotional Calendar 2014.” The calendar containing 24 photographs on double sided paper was launched by Tourism Secretary Mr. Parvez Dewan in a function in the Capital today. Launching the calendar, Mr. Dewan said that every State has been covered and suitable regions/ regional balance has been maintained. All the north-eastern States have also been represented in the calendar. Mr. Parvez Dewan said that the calendar captures the rich variety and wide spectrum of destinations offered by India.The calendar has also been launched digitally wherein it can be seen at the website of the Ministryhttp://www.incredibleindia.org. All the pages of the calendar have been made available through high resolution photographs on the website.|
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Indonesia police shot dead terrorist
Indonesia police anti-terrorism squad has shot dead six fighters and arrested another in an all-night standoff at a house near the capital Jakarta, officials said.Brigadier-General Boy Rafli Amar, a National Police spokesman, said the shootout started late on Tuesday when most Indonesians were preparing for New Year’s Eve celebrations and ended Wednesday.
Intelligence gathered from earlier arrests allowed police to storm hideouts in Ciputat on Jakarta’s southern outskirts.
He said those who were killed had refused to surrender and instead fired guns and lobbed homemade bombs at security forces, injuring one police officer.
Police spokesman Ronnie Sompie said that they had seized explosive materials and firearms from the house.
Police believe the men are part of a larger group involved in robberies carried out to fund “terrorist activities”, mainly aimed at police, and also plan to investigate any links to a plot to bomb the Myanmar Embassy.
Earlier on Tuesday, police arrested a suspected terrorist for his alleged role in a suicide bombing on a police station and fighter training activities.