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Farmers sell off crops to avoid losses in wake of cyclone Nilofar

Rajkot, Oct 29 (ANI): Farmers sold off their groundnut and cotton yields to avoid any impact on their crops from cyclone Nilofar, which is expected to hit Gujarat coast in a couple of days. Nilofar, classified as a 'very severe cyclonic storm', is expected to weaken to a 'cyclonic storm' when it makes landfall on the Gujarat coast, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. Farmers are preparing for any untoward incident as Nilofar, which originated in the Arabian Sea, is likely to make a landfall on the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch regions. Farmers from various villages gathered in Rajkot city market to sell off their stocks. Around 18,000 sacks of crops were brought for sale. Oct 29, 2014
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Haryana Agriculture Minister praises Khap people, says they serve society

Chandigarh, Oct 29 (ANI): The Agriculture Minister of Haryana OP Dhankar on Wednesday praised the people of Khap saying that the Khap comprises of very intelligent people who look towards modernization and serve the society. On being asked about Hindu Mahasabha in Haryana, Dhankar said that such organizations do not hold any importance in the state. Oct 29, 2014
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Opposition parties slam Centre, welcome SC's decision on black money

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): The Opposition parties on Wednesday slammed the Central Government for playing politics over black money and welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict on asking the Government for the entire list of names. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the Supreme Court has given a historic decision as it had realized that the Centre is playing politics over the issue. Abhishek Manu Singhvi also questioned the government's intention of not doing it earlier. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the SC has strictly slapped the government by asking for the list of black money holders. NCP leader Majid Memon said that it appears that BJP is trying to shield certain people. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the government was trying to hide the names as it contains some of its close aides. Oct 29, 2014
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Three Bangladeshis lynched to death in Tripura

Tripura, Oct 29 (ANI): Three Bangladeshis, suspected cattle lifters, were lynched to death in a village of Khowai district in Tripura. The incident is the second such in the district this year. Of the three victims, one opened fire and initially managed to escape but later all three were badly beaten by the villagers. Two of them were rescued by the police and taken to hospital where they succumbed to injuries. The third one, who was rescued later, also breathed his last in the hospital. The police have also recovered two 12 bore pipe gun cartridges from the area. The intruders are residents of Habiganj district of Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Border Security Force Deputy Inspector General BS Rawat said the bodies will be handed over to their counterparts in Bangladesh. Oct 29, 2014
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Pakistan police arrest four suspects in connection with Karachi airport attack

Karachi, Oct 29 (ANI): Pakistan Police claimed to have arrested four suspects allegedly involved in facilitating the perpetrators of a deadly attack on Pakistan's busiest Karachi Jinnah International Airport in June. Additional Inspector General of police from Crime Investigation department (CID), Saqib Ismail, said that the arrested men abetted the militants who had launched the attack. Another police official said the suspects were detained from two different areas in the eastern part of Karachi. He said that police recovered a large number of weapons from the arrested men. Oct 29, 2014
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Opposition parties demand fresh elections in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Opposition parties on Wednesday demanded that the Centre should dissolve the legislative assembly and hold fresh assembly elections in Delhi. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that fresh elections should be held in Delhi so that people can choose their government. Congress leader Rita Bahuguna said that BJP is running away from elections because it knows that it will fail to get mandate. She added that Congress is clearly demands fresh elections in Delhi. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that Centre is harassing the people of Delhi for their own benefit and it is shameful that SC is asking them to show courage and hold fresh by polls in Delhi. Oct 29, 2014
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Cyclone Nilofar likely to make landfall on Saturday: MeT

Ahemdabad, Oct 29 (ANI): Meteorological department director Manorama Mohanty on Wednesday said that the cyclone Nilofar is likely to make a landfall on November 1. She added that the speed of cyclone when it will make a landfall will remain 80-90 kmph. She further warned of heavy rainfall which is likely to lash Saurashtra and Kutch. Oct 29, 2014
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Indian Postal Banking has lots of scope due to connectivity, says Communications Minister

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Even with widespread retail banking in place, India's postal banking service has a large scope due to its connectivity, stressed Communications and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday. Prasad was inaugurating the Postal Savings Banks Forum in New Delhi, which was organized by World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) jointly with the National Savings Organisation (Ministry of Finance) and the Department of Posts. The theme of the forum was "The Rising Force of Postal Banking in the Retail Banking Market". Prasad said that postal banking transcended the rich and poor barrier, the biggest asset being the network of post offices throughout the country. Prasad further added that the Prime Minister had constituted a task force to deliberate on ideas and innovations for the Indian Postal Services. Oct 29, 2014
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PM Modi greets the nation on Chhath Puja

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Chhath Puja. "My greetings on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja. May the blessings of the Sun God brighten our lives with joy, peace and prosperity," said Prime Minister Modi. The Chhath is celebrated on the sixth and seventh day, after Diwali. Chhath is considered an extremely auspicious festival by the people of Bihar and in parts of Uttar Pradesh state. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung earlier on Tuesday announced the declaration of Chhath Puja as a public holiday in the national capital, wherein all the government offices in the state will be shut on the occasion. Oct 29, 2014

Govt submits the list of black money account holders to SC

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): The Government of India submitted the list of all black money account holders to the Supreme Court on Wednesday as directed. Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi said that the government has submitted a list of around 627 names who have their accounts in HSBC bank. He added that all assessments have to be completed by 31st March 2015. The sealed covers will be opened by SIT which will proceed according to law after opening the seals. Oct 29, 2014
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Building collapse in Bangalore kills one, injures four

Bangalore, Oct 29 (ANI): One died and four others were injured in Bangalore after an old building collapsed. Authorities rushed to the spot immediately to rescue people and clear the debris. Junior Interior Minister in Bangalore, KJ George, called it an unfortunate incident and assured compensation to victims. Police authorities also reached the accident site to further investigate the collapse. Meanwhile, a resident of Bangalore, Priya told about the incident. Another such incident was reported on October 09 when a building collapsed due to rain in the city, killing two including a child. Oct 29, 2014
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British PM David Cameron unveils encyclopaedia on Hinduism in London

London, Oct 29 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled an encyclopaedia on Hinduism in London. The encyclopaedia has been published by the India Heritage Research Foundation founded and chaired by Swami Chidanand Saraswati, who was present at the gala event. Sharing his knowledge on the philosophy of Hinduism, Saraswati said the encyclopaedia gives an insight into theories of the religion. The Hindu Diaspora in Britain has emerged to be flourishing. Members are well established in professional fields -law, media, medicine, engineering, and accounting -and in many branches of business. Oct 29, 2014
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Gujarat prepares for cyclone Nilofar

Gujarat, Oct 29 (ANI): As cyclone Nilofar is expected to hit Gujarat coast in a couple of days, authorities have intensified relief and rescue arrangements as precautionary measures to handle the cyclonic storm. Nilofar, classified as a 'very severe cyclonic storm', is expected to weaken to a 'cyclonic storm'when it makes landfall on the Gujarat coast, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel, said bad weather and heavy rainfall has been predicted for coastal regions on October 30-31. On Monday Gujarat weather office issued a high alert on the cyclone and said the storm has intensified turning into severe one. In the wake of the situation, Commander of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Rakesh Kumar Joon, said 60 NDRF teams have been deployed in the regions which are at high alert. The District Magistrate (Collector) of Gir Somnath district, CP Patel, has requested the tourists to return home while the fishermen have been called back from sea. Oct 29, 2014