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Hoping that PM Modi's Srinagar visit means relief package will be accepted: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that he hopes Prime Minster Narendra Modi's visit means that the 44000cr package which has been submitted by the state government will be accepted and announced. Commenting on the assembly elections, he further said it is unfortunate that some political parties are in a hurry for their own political rehabilitation rather than the rehabilitation of flood victims. Oct 22, 2014
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Jenny McCarthy feels like 'transgender' inside

New Delhi, 22 Oct (ANI): Jenny McCarthy has recently revealed that she feels like a "transgender" on the inside. She said that she has always felt like one of the guys wearing, like, a Playboy bunny outfit and always felt like David Spade 's brother, a leading daily reported. It all started when she was asked about playing a transgender woman in '90s sitcom 'Just Shoot Me!' She also mentioned that she also wouldn't mind if her son was gay so that he could do "her hair." Oct 22, 2014
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Schools must be made accountable for rape incidents, say activists

Bangalore/ Chennai/ New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Child rights and women rights activists condemned the alleged rape of a three-year-old school girl in Bangalore on Wednesday and said perpetrator must be brought to books. They also said school authorities should be made accountable for failing to implement guidelines to prevent such incidents. Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW), Lalitha Kumaramangalam, said they would initiate suo moto cognizance of the case. Meanwhile, Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Kushal Singh, said such an incident is shameful for the society. Janata Dal (Secular) Leader Danish Ali also demanded strict action against the culprit by the government. Oct 22, 2014
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BJP's Krishna Khopde offers to vacate his seat for Nitin Gadkari

Nagpur, Oct 22 (ANI): Nagpur-East MLA Krishna Khopde on Wednesday offered to quit and vacate his seat to pave way for Nitin Gadkari, after voices grew louder that he be made the state's chief minister. About 39 BJP MLAs all from Vidarbha region had met Gadkari at his residence in Nagpur on Tuesday and demanded that he be made the state's chief minister. The senior BJP leader had said that he is doing his work sincerely as a union minister and would back anyone chosen by his party as Maharashtra Chief Minister. Oct 22, 2014
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Omar hopes Modi govt will take 'serious look' at AFSPA, Politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted over Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's statement that there has been "double-digit reduction in violence" in the state so the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take a look at revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Oct 22, 2014
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Tourism picks up in Kashmir after worst flooding

Srinagar, Oct 22 (ANI): Tourists from across the world started visiting Jammu and Kashmir after worst floods in a century wrecked havoc in the region. Both the Indian and Pakistani sides of the disputed Himalayan region saw extensive flooding last month with Srinagar particularly hard hit. Hundreds of people were killed and tens of thousands are homeless. However, the tourism industry has again picked up after the disaster and tourists in Srinagar city say the beauty of the valley remains the same even after the floods. Meanwhile, a tourist from Australia Robert said people visiting Kashmir should give more time to locals as they are still recuperating from the flood aftermath. Oct 22, 2014
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Firecrackers show lights up skyline of Rajkot ahead of Diwali

Rajkot, Oct 22 (ANI): Display of spectacular fireworks, to celebrate the festive spirit of Diwali, mesmerized the residents and foreigners alike in Gujarat. An audience of over 70,000 people cheered and applauded as bright, colourful fireworks lit up the night over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state. The show was held at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Stadium in Rajkot and organized by the city's civic body that spent nearly rupees 400,000 to entertain the people with a large variety of firecrackers. The brightly illuminated sky won the city's heart as children in large numbers arrived at the stadium with their parents. This year Diwali will be celebrated on October 23. The main idea behind this show was to bring smile to the faces of people belonging to poor economic strata who cannot afford to purchase expensive firecrackers during Diwali. A firework called 'Niagara Falls' was the main highlight of the show which stole everyone's heart with its brightness. Oct 22, 2014
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Investigation launched, assure fair result: Police on Bangalore rape case

Bangalore, Oct 22 (ANI): Commissioner of Police in Bangalore, MN Reddi said on Wednesday that a case of sexual assault has been filed and investigations are going on in the case of a 3 year old nursery girl raped in school. Reddi said that CCTV footage has been examined and all necessary examinations will be carried out. He further said that he has assured all parents to carry out free and quick investigation in the case to bring out fair results. Oct 22, 2014
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AIBA suspends boxer Sarita Devi for Asian Games protest

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): AIBA on Wednesday provisionally suspended Boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games podium ceremony. Her coach GS Sandhu, Blas Iglesias Fernandez and Sagar Mal Dhayal as well as Indian chef-de-mission AJ Sumariwalla were also suspended by the AIBA. AIBA said that it will not allow any of them to participate at all levels of various competitions, events and meetings until further notice. Boxer Sarita Devi, while protesting against a controversial verdict, had refused to wear the bronze medal on the podium during the ceremony for the 57-60 kg category. She had later submitted a written apology to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). Oct 22, 2014
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Oct 31 to be celebrated as "Rashtriya Ekta Diwas": Prakash Javadekar

Mumbai, Oct 22 (ANI): IandB Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that the Government of India has decided to celebrate October 31st, which marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, as "Rashtriya Ekta Diwas". He added that on 31st October 'Run for Unity' will be organized across nation and in the evening there will be parade by NSS, NCC at district headquarters. Power Minster Piyush Goyal said that the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be celebrated with festive fervor in the whole nation. Oct 22, 2014
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Another minor girl raped in Bangalore school; parents, activists protest

Bangalore, Oct 22 (ANI): A three-year-old girl student was allegedly raped inside a private school in Bangalore on Tuesday, police said. This is the third incident of a minor girl student being allegedly sexually assaulted on school campus in the city. According to the complaint, the girl was crying when her mother picked her from the school in Jalahalli and was not behaving normal and had symptoms of fever. A criminal case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and IPC section 376 (rape) on a complaint from the father of the child, police said. CCTV footage from the school is being examined and the staff members were being questioned. Oct 22, 2014
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Ramdev appreciates Uttarakhand CM for inviting him to Kedarnath

Haridwar, Oct 22 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Wednesday appreciated Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for inviting him to visit Kedarnath temple. Ramdev said that Rawat has moved beyond the politics of elections and parties and invited him as a person to visit the temple. He also said that he will pray for peace to prevail in the country and for welfare of all citizens. Oct 22, 2014
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Modi to spend Diwali in flood-hit Srinagar, politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spend Diwali in Srinagar, interacting with flood-affected people, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party is preparing to make an impact in the forthcoming State Assembly election. The visit has evoked a mixed response from the political parties. Oct 22, 2014
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Terry Walsh to continue as Indian Hockey coach, gives time to SAI for new contract

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Indian Hockey Coach Terry Walsh who had submitted his resignation on Tuesday will continue as the coach till Olympics. DG of Sports Authority of India Jiji Thomson said that Walsh will continue serving as the coach of Indian hockey team till next Olympics. He added that the contract with Walsh will be renewed and other issues be solved. Meanwhile, Terry Walsh said that he has not withdrawn his resignation but looked for better ways to move forward. Oct 22, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj meets Mexico's Foreign Minister

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her visiting Mexican counterpart Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena, at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. The two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries before they headed for Joint Commission meeting pertaining to mutual interest of both countries. The two countries are also expected to sign bilateral agreements/Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) following the meeting. On Tuesday, Kuribrena also met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to discuss issues of bilateral interest. Mexico is India's leading trade partner in Latin America. Oct 22, 2014