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JandK govt announces 6 months of free ration for flood victims

Rajouri, Sept 23 (ANI): Government of Kashmir will give six months of free ration to the flood victims, said a senior official. Both the Indian and Pakistani sides of the disputed Himalayan region have seen extensive flooding this month, with Srinagar particularly hard hit. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands are homeless. Authorities say the cost of damage in Jammu and Kashmir may run into billions of dollars. People wait for relief and help as houses have been collapsed by the worst flooding seen in more than a century in the province. There are signs that the relief operation is gaining traction as authorities brought in heavy-duty pumps to evacuate water from low-lying residential areas, including two from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. Sep 23, 2014
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Hindus take holy dip in Ganges as they pay tribute to ancestors on new moon day in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sept 23 (ANI): Devout Hindus crowded river banks and priests guided them to perform rituals to pay tribute to their ancestors on Tuesday on the occasion of new moon day in Kolkata. The festive season of Navratri (Nine Nights) embarks from the very next day of this New Moon day in India, according to the Hindu calendar. Thousands of people took a holy dip in river Hooghly, traditionally called 'Ganga’ or Ganges. One of the devotees who flocked to the Hooghly, Dr S Pandey explained why people observe the holy dip on this particular day. Some devouts also tonsured their head as a mark of respect to their ancestors as they prayed for the peace of their souls after taking a dip in the river. On this day, making offerings to Hindu priests in the name of deceased loved ones holds a special significance. Sep 23, 2014
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MEA highlights PM Modi's US visit schedule Part - 1

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday highlighted the schedule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States for enhancing bilateral relations. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that Prime Minister Modi will be meeting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon before addressing United Nations' General Assembly Session. Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister will be meeting US President Barrack Obama and former President Bill Clinton during his visit. He also said that Modi will pay homage to the 9/11 memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial & Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Washington. He added that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also be joined by the Prime Minister after he reaches the US. Sep 23, 2014
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Rajnath Singh visits Naxal affected areas, says Maoists should give up violence

Jharkhand, Sep 23 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday visited naxal affected areas of Saranda in Jharkhand. Singh distributed sarees among the tribal women and later visited the CRPF camp in the district. Home Minister said that there is no place for violence in a democratic nation like India. Singh added that Maoists should give up the path of violence and said the government is willing to talk to them to solve all problems. Sep 23, 2014
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MEA highlights PM Modi's US visit schedule Part - 2

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday highlighted the schedule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States for enhancing bilateral relations. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that Prime Minister Modi will be meeting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon before addressing United Nations' General Assembly Session. Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister will be meeting US President Barrack Obama and former President Bill Clinton during his visit. He also said that Modi will pay homage to the 9/11 memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial & Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Washington. He added that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also be joined by the Prime Minister after he reaches the US. Sep 23, 2014
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Syrian Kurds seek refuge in Turkey

Many Syrian Kurdish refugees who crossed the border into Turkey have chosen not to stay in refugee centres, but rather with family members. Duration: 00:54 Sep 23, 2014
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Fighting flares at Ukraine's Donetsk airport

Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels were battling around the airport near the insurgent stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday, sending flames and clouds of black smoke into the sky, AFP journalists said. Duration: 00:36 Sep 23, 2014
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Militants say US drone crashes in Syria

The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State group militants in Syria on Tuesday. Duration: 00:50 Sep 23, 2014
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Iraqi neighbourhood holds out against jihadists

Caught between jihadists and the Tigris River, residents of one neighbourhood in a Sunni town in Iraq have taken up arms alongside security forces and held out for months. Duration: 02:07 Sep 23, 2014
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White tiger kills class 12th student inside zoo in Delhi

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): In a shocking incident, a class 12th student was killed by a white tiger on Tuesday at the Delhi Zoo. According to an eyewitness, the boy appeared to have jumped over a barricade into an enclosure at the zoo. The tiger then mauled the boy and killed him within minutes. The tragic incident took place at around 01.00 pm. Sep 23, 2014
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Runners from across India take part in marathon for national integrity

Siliguri, Sep 23 (ANI): Thousands of people from across India participated in a marathon in Siliguri city of West Bengal on Tuesday, which was held to ignite a sense of integrity and brotherhood. The event is being organized for the last 30 years. The 15-kilometre marathon was organized by Siliguri Baghajatin Athletic Club in association with Agragami Sporting club of Bagdogra town. Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chouhan and other dignitaries flagged off the race. Participants of all ages ran the entire stretch between Bagdogra to Siliguri in this all India open invitation road race. Sep 23, 2014
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BJP-Shiv Sena to remain in alliance, seat sharing to be discussed with smaller parties by evening

Mumbai, Sep 23 (ANI): After a meeting between BJP and Shiv Sena on Tuesday, the parties decided to remain in alliance. In a joint PC with Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut, BJP leader Vinod Tawde said that a meeting will be held along with our other allies this evening and new proposal will be discussed over the issue of seat sharing. Tawde said that the agenda and purpose is to defeat the congress party and this is keeping in view the belief and wishes of the common man too. Sep 23, 2014
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Japanese beauty and health products favourite among women

Tokyo, Sep 23 (ANI): Oil free cosmetics are a favourite of every woman. In Japan, manufacturers give special emphasis to cosmetics which are `safe' for every skin. Products made by ORBIS are popular in Japan due to being oil free. However, the company, facing stiff competition in the market, has focused on"Safety and Relief". Besides, they have put a lot of effort in interacting with customers by setting up a call center. This product includes"heat shock protein" which heals damaged enzyme by increasing age or ultraviolet ray. It has been used by roughly 450,000 people until now. Many Japanese cosmetic products are getting popular in Asia. Japanese pharmaceutical company, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical, has been chosen as the winner of "the prize of the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office" in the 2014 National Commendation. The ceremony took place on July 8 at Hotel Okura in Tokyo. Sep 23, 2014
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Four killed, 70 injured as cylinder bursts in moving bus in Bulandshahr

Bulandshahr, Sep 23 (ANI): A gas cylinder on a moving bus exploded in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, leaving four dead, including a woman and three children and injuring more than 70. Soon after the cylinder exploded, the bus caught fire. The four dead were rushed to the government hospitals in New Delhi. District Magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani said that the critically injured are being referred to burnt unit of Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi. Fifty five passengers received serious burn injuries and are being treated in Delhi hospitals. The condition of 15 other passengers is said to be critical. Many passengers were sitting on the roof top of the bus when the incident took place. Sep 23, 2014