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Orbital to investigate cause of rocket explosion

An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded in a giant fireball and plummeted back to Earth just seconds after launch on what was to be a resupply mission to the International Space Station. Duration: 01:02 Oct 29, 2014
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US ambassador to UN Samantha Power visits Ebola-hit Liberia

Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, travelled from Sierra Leone to Liberia on Tuesday for the third leg of a tour of the three worst-hit nations aimed at garnering global support for the Ebola response. Duration: 01:27 Oct 29, 2014
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Music video launched on Modi's Clean India vision

Mumbai, Oct 29 (ANI): Singer and Producer Ravindra Singh along with singer Mohit Chauhan launched a music video supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India mission and his vision of development, in showbiz capital Mumbai. Modi had launched the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' or Clean India Mission, on birth anniversary of freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi to modernise sanitation within five years. The video titled 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' (One India, glorious India) has been released to create awareness among the masses on cleanliness. Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini and top sporting stars like Sachin Tendulkar, Mahindra Singh Dhoni, Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar feature in the video. The video is directed by film and television actor, Rajeev Khandelwal, and lyrics are given by Rani Malik. Meanwhile, Mohit Chauhan praised Ravindra Singh and his team for his efforts in raising awareness on sanitation. Oct 29, 2014
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Politicos react after LG Najeeb Jung says will explore government formation options

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Wednesday after LG Najeeb Jung said that he will explore the possibility of government formation in Delhi over the next few days. BJP's Delhi unit President Satish Upadhyay said that Najeeb Jung was made governor by Congress and not by BJP and so he won't take decisions which may favor BJP. However, Congress leader JP Aggarwal said that 35 MLAs have submitted letters to Jung seeking fresh elections in Delhi and still Jung wants to hold consultations with all the political parties. He added that such a statement will put a question on LG Najeeb Jung's credibility. Oct 29, 2014
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LG more interested in getting BJP to power: Arvind Kejriwal

Ghaziabad, Oct 29 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung is only interested in bringing BJP to power in Delhi. Kejriwal's reaction came after Jung said that he would be exploring the possibilities with the leaders of all political parties over the next few days. Kejriwal said that if LG's intentions are noble then LG should call the party meet today evening. He added that LG by making such statements is trying to bypass Supreme Court's hearing on Delhi government formation which is scheduled tomorrow. Oct 29, 2014
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Reactions pour in as Govt submits list of black money account holders to SC

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Wednesday after the Government of India submitted the list of all black money account holders to the Supreme Court as directed. The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told by the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government that it would require time till March 31, 2015 to complete all income-related assessments of people found guilty of parking ill-gotten money (black money) in banks abroad to facilitate an accurate probe and subsequent punitive action. Oct 29, 2014
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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