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Major fire engulfs Ludhiana timber store, no casualty reported

Ludhiana, Nov 07 (ANI): A major fire broke out in a timber store on the outskirts of industrial town of Ludhiana on Friday, but no casualty was caused, police said. The unit located on Ludhiana-Ferozepur road caught fire. The reason for the fire was not known immediately. Fire tenders were immediately pressed into service to bring the flames under control. Nov 7, 2014
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Politicos react as Manohar Parrikar is likely to resign as Goa CM tomorrow

New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday after media reports emerged that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to resign as Goa CM on Saturday. According to the reports, he will most likely be inducted into the Narendra Modi cabinet as defence minister. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao, reacting over the reports said that, Manohar Parrikar is a very influential leader; however, final announcement over the issue is still awaited. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it is the prerogative of the PM to appoint the ministers, however, PM Modi should work along with the his cabinet towards fulfilling the promises he made to people of India. Congress leader PC Chacko said that the issue is not of much importance and even the public won't take much interest in this news. Nov 7, 2014
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India needs 'blue revolution', says Radha Mohan Singh

Kochi, Nov 07 (ANI): Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that there is need for 'blue revolution' in the country for further development of aquaculture as an important agricultural activity without ruining the environment. Aquaculture refers to all forms of active culturing of aquatic animals and plants, occurring in marine, brackish, or fresh waters. Singh was speaking at the inauguration of two-day Global Agro Meet in Kerala. In July this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also called for 'blue revolution'. The international conference and exposition on value added agriculture and food processing, to promote agriculture and agro processing sector in the state, began in Kochi on Thursday. It was inaugurated by Singh in the presence of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The agro expo will be on for three days during which various products made of fruits and vegetables will also be kept on display. Meanwhile, Singh said there should be discussion on dealing with wastage of fruits and vegetables during storage. Nov 7, 2014
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Deadly barrel bomb raids hit Syria's Aleppo

Deadly barrel bombs hit the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday, with a monitoring group saying at least 12 civilians had been killed. Duration: 00:45 Nov 7, 2014
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I am not adopting Jayapur Village, it is adopting me: PM Modi

Varanasi, Nov 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived at the Jayapur village in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. The PM will adopt the village under the MPs' adopt-a-village scheme. While addressing people at the village, Modi said that he is not adopting a village but the Jayapur Village is adopting him. Nov 7, 2014
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What we learn from villages is unparalleled: PM Modi in Jayapur

Jayapur, Nov 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing people in the village of Jayapur said that the MPs, CMs and PM can visit any place but what they learn during their visit in villages is unparalleled. Modi added that his efforts are to create a situation where the ministers and bureaucrats work for the development of people who have helped them move forward. He further said that no fund has been allocated to any minister for the adoption scheme and therefore there is no possibility of any kind of corruption. Nov 7, 2014
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Kashmir's electoral office organizes voter awareness camp to ensure record polling

Kathua, Nov 07 (ANI): The district administration in Jammu and Kashmir organized a voter awareness camp in Kathua district recently to ensure maximum participation in the upcoming polls. The assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in five-phases, beginning on November 25 and ending on December 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 23. One of the participants, Kuldeep Kumar, said vote is our right and most of the people do not know the value of voting and may ignore the election process. The awareness camp was part of "Matdaan Mahotsav"– a two-month long campaign under Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP), aimed to launch various campaigns and activities at village level. A mass pledge was administered to the gathering by district administration. Nov 7, 2014
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Uma Bharti appeals masses to conserve water resources

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday appealed for mass contribution towards saving water and its resources in the country for sustainable development. Bharti raised this issue while delivering a speech at National Convention of Water Users Association in Indian capital New Delhi. Factors such as increasing usage, poor infrastructure, and pollution have led to a decline of water quantity and quality in India. Climate change, meanwhile, is expected to cause a two-fold impact. Bharti also termed water scarcity as a hindrance in the development of the country. Nov 7, 2014
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SC defers hearing on JandK flood relief to Nov 17

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday deferred hearing on Jammu and Kashmir flood relief to November 17. The petitioner in the case, Bhim Singh said that he filed a supplementary petition in the court and that huge loss has been incurred by the state in the wake of the disaster. He alleged that state chief minister Omar Abdullah is coming in the way of providing relief to the victims of flood. He also appealed to the court to give the responsibility of the state disaster management authority to the governor of the state from the CM in the wake of the upcoming state assembly polls. Nov 7, 2014
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Defence Expert hopes for better days for Indian Navy under Modi's govt after TRV ship sank off Vizag

New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Defence Expert Praful Bakshi on Friday said that there is still hope under Narendra Modi government that good days will come for Indian Navy soon. The statement came after Navy's Torpedo Recovery Vessel (TRV) A-72 sank of the coast of Vishakhapatnam. He said that the accident may have taken place because of old parts and other unknown reasons. Bakshi also said that Navy is one of the oldest service in India and should be maintained by the government. Nov 7, 2014
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PM Modi lays foundation stone for a trade and crafts facilitation centre for weavers in Varanasi

Varanasi, Nov 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone for a trade and craft facilitation centre for weavers in his home constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to the temple town Varanasi, arrived on Friday morning, where he is likely to firm up plans for its development of the city. With an aim to develop and promote handloom products of Varanasi this Trade Facilitation Centre and Crafts Museum is being established. Reportedly, the centre will be developed at the cost of rupees 500 million. Modi on the occasion said that after agriculture, it is textiles which generates maximum employment in the country and it needs technology upgradation to compete with the world. He added that his government we has begun work in this direction. Talking about the famous Benarasi sarees, he said that the sarees do not need any branding or marketing. Nov 7, 2014
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Indian Navy on full scale search operation after ship sank off Vizag coast: Captain DK Sharma

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Indian Navy Spokesperson Captain DK Sharma on Friday said that the navy is on a full scale search operation after the Indian Navy's torpedo recovery vessel (TRV) sank off the coast of Visakhapatnam at around 8:00 pm last night. He said that one sailor lost his life and four others went missing in the incident. The vessel was on a routine mission to recover practice torpedoes fired by fleet ships when she experienced flooding in one of her compartments. He claimed that at the time of the accident, there were 28 personnel on board. Sharma said that the prima facie reason as of now is the flooding of the engine room. Nov 7, 2014
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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to resign tomorrow, ready to be inducted into Union Cabinet

Panaji, Nov 07 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that he will resign tomorrow after the BJP parliamentary party meet. Post the same, Parrikar will be all set to get inducted into the Narendra Modi cabinet on Sunday. He also said that the decision on the next Goa chief minister will be taken post his resignation at a board meeting. He also confirmed that BJP parliamentary board has given him permission to resign and the series of events will be disclosed at right time. Nov 7, 2014
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India hits out at Pak for calling Kashmiri separatists as freedom fighters

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress hit out at Pakistan for calling Kashmiri separatists as freedom fighters. Commenting on Pakistan's remark, BJP leader Kirti Azad said it was a reflection of the frustration due to its internal problems. Echoing similar views, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the country. Defence Expert Praful Bakshi said Pakistan has been exposed internationally for supporting militancy and providing them a territory to operate and foment trouble. Nov 7, 2014