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India sends drinking water to Maldives as it faces massive water scarcity

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): The Indian authorities on Friday sent packaged drinking water to Maldives as it faces massive scarcity of drinking water. Huge packets of water bottles are being sent in five C17 and IL17 transport aircrafts of the Indian Air Force to Maldives' capital Male. Meanwhile, PRO of the Indian Air Force, Sandeep Mehta said that it is an international cricis. He added that Indian Navy is also pressed into service of carrying water for Maldives. Maldives has reverse osmosis plants, which developed a snag and the country sent an SOS to New Delhi. Dec 5, 2014
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Four mining officials abducted in Jharkhand, says a senior official

Ranchi, Dec 5 (ANI): Four mining officials were abducted in Jharkhand, said a senior official on Friday. According to the media reports, the deputy directors of the mines department Bipin Bihari Satiyar, Saket Bharti, stenographer Mahanti Toppo and driver Nitai Chandra were kidnapped by Maoists in West Singhbhum district. Though, their whereabouts is unknown still. Distraught family of abductees urged the kidnappers to release them soon. The Jharkhand government has dispatched two police teams to search for the officials and secure their release. Dec 5, 2014
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MEA briefs about water assistance to Maldives and Indian visit of Russian President

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday briefed about the water assistance to Maldives from India at a time of international crisis. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Maldives had approached India for help regarding drinking water which is being provided to the country. Meanwhile, Joint Secretary of MEA, Ajay Bisaria briefed that President of Russia Vladimir Putin shall be visiting India for the fifth India-Russia annual summit. Dec 5, 2014
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Residents await justice ahead of 22nd anniversary of Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Dec 05 (ANI): Residents of the Ayodhya city of Uttar Pradesh await justice ahead of the 22nd anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque which triggered massive communal riots causing immense loss of life and property in the ensuing violence. On Wednesday (December 03), a litigator, Mohammad Hashim Ansari, who had filed a petition in the case more than 60 years ago, withdrew it. As per media sources, Ansari said the deity concerned (Lord Rama) is placed in makeshift camps, whereas those playing politics are living in bungalows. Ansari on Thursday said that he did not expect the government to take any decision in favour of his community. Meanwhile, a Hindu priest, Nirmohiya said that temples in Lord Ram's reported birthplace were left derelict, without holy offerings and devotional prayers. Even now, the anniversary of the demolition on December 06 raises Hindu-Muslim tensions across the country and often results in rioting. Dec 5, 2014
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Atleast 1 killed and four injured in Grenade attack at bus stand in Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 5 (ANI): Atleast one person was killed and four injured in a grenade attack that took place in a bus stand in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. The injured people were admitted to the hospital. Relative of a victim briefed about the incident. Four terror attacks have been reported in Kashmir valley earlier in the day. Further details are awaited. Dec 5, 2014
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JP Nadda seeks report over blinding of 16 people in Punjab eye camp

New Delhi/Amritsar, Dec 5 (ANI): Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda on Friday sought report from Punjab government over the blinding of 16 people in an eye camp. As many as 16 patients lost their eyesight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment at a free eye surgery camp, organised by a NGO in Gurdaspur district. Nadda assured Punjab government to render any help from the central government. Reacting over the incident, state Medical Education Minister Anil Joshi said that organisers had no permission to conduct an eye camp. Meanwhile, the Punjab health department has constituted a medical team to record the statement of victims in hospital in northern Amritsar city. Dec 5, 2014
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Police launch mobile application for emergencies in Vadodara

Vadodara, Dec 5 (ANI): Police in Vadodara on Thursday launched a mobile application for citizens to connect with them during emergencies. Through this application, which will be available on android and iphones, citizens can inform about their emergency situation to police with touch of a button. Vadodara Police Commissioner E Radhakrishnan said this application will send information to a control room and officials will be able to reach people police in a swift manner. Dec 5, 2014
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Police rescue bonded labourers from brick kiln in Mirzapur

Gaya, Dec 05 (ANI): Nearly 149 bonded labourers, including women and children, rescued from a brick kiln in Uttar Pradesh, were brought to their home district in Bihar. Police rescued them from a brick kiln in Mirzapur district and were brought to Gaya district by the Bihar government. They would be sent to their native villages. The government assured that action would be taken against those involved in the crime. More than 12 million children below the age of 14 are working as domestic servants or other jobs such as in stone quarries, embroidery units, mining, carpet-weaving, tea stalls, restaurants and hotels, according to the government data. Dec 5, 2014
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Experts say militants attacking to disrupt polls in Kashmir

New Delhi/Bhopal, Dec 5 (ANI): Security and Defence experts, on Friday (December 05), said militants were carrying out frequent attacks in Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt assembly polls in the region. Five members of the security forces were killed in a suicide attack on an army artillery camp in Kashmir early on Friday as militants stepped up violence in the disputed region near the border with Pakistan, officials said. Qamar Agha said Pakistan was desperate to promote Islamic militancy in the state. Meanwhile, another expert, Major General (Retired) SR Sinho said India should learn from Israel and give a strong reply to Pakistan. Dec 5, 2014
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Politicos react after PM Modi urges opposition in Lok Sabha to accept Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti_s apolog

New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): Politicos react on Friday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested the opposition to accept the Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti_s apology on her hate speech and let the House function. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said that there is no doubt that congress is targeting her because she is a dalit and the leaders should accept her apology and let the house function. BSP Chief Mayawati said that Sadhvi doesnot belong to the dalit class. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that Sadhvi_s statement was planned with intention to make communal divide in the society. Dec 5, 2014