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Harsh Vardhan unveils nation's first ever mental health policy

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday unveiled the nation's first ever mental health policy. The policy was launched on the occasion of the first ever National Mental Health Day organized by the government. On the occasion, Harsh Vardhan said that universal access to mental health care is a specific goal of the government, and it would find substantial articulation in the evolving National Health Policy and National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM). The policy's objective is to provide universal access to mental health care by enhancing understanding of mental health and strengthening leadership in the mental health sector at all levels. Oct 10, 2014
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Modi exhorts tribal youth to shun guns, pick plough in Maharashtra

Brahmapuri, Oct 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday exhorted people of Maoist belt in Maharashtra to shun guns, pick plough and bring BJP to power for their bright future, while addressing an election rally. Modi while addressing the rally in Maoist-infested Brahmapuri radicalised the youth of the place by giving a comparison of the usage of gun vis-a-vis plough and the ensuing benefits. Violence can never resolve any issue, said the Prime Minister with a view to enlighten the youth who opt for making violence as their means for life. Modi sought complete majority for the BJP in the state, and said that the party was required for development in the state. Oct 10, 2014
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SC adjourns Delhi Govt formation matter till Oct 28

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the matter of government formation in Delhi till October 28. The lawyer said that the Central Government informed the Supreme Court that the matter is still pending for the President's consideration. He added that whenever the decision is taken it will be communicated to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and the media. Oct 10, 2014
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It happens: Lunar eclipse holy dip

Varanasi/Hyderabad, Oct 10 (ANI): Hundreds of Hindu devotees in the temple town of Varanasi took a holy dip in river Ganges on the occasion of the lunar eclipse on October 08 to cleanse their souls and achieve salvation. According to belief, bathing in the holy water on the occasion of the eclipse helps in washing away of the sins of the people. As per Hindu tradition, an eclipse occurs because a demon named Rahu occasionally gobbles up the sun or the moon before letting them off after a certain period. This period is considered very ominous by devout Hindus and prayers and chants are performed by them and then once the eclipse is over, they bathe or take a holy dip in sacred rivers, like the Ganges. The event was a stunning one as the moon appeared copper to deep red. This was due to the rays of the Sun, refracted by the Earth's atmosphere. People in India's eastern Kolkata, too, got a chance to get a glimpse of the spectacular celestial event. Star lovers in North America, Australia, western South America and parts of eastern Asia were able to see the spectacle. Oct 10, 2014
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It happens: Autumn festival

Odisha, Oct 10 (ANI): People got a visual treat during a cultural evening, which was held to mark 'Kumar Purnima', or autumn festival in India's eastern Odisha state. Artists from across the state converged in Bhubaneswar city to perform dance and drama of varied art forms on the full moon day. As per ancient tradition, on this day girls pray for their good health and to get a suitable life partner. The festival is dedicated to women power and young girls adorn new clothes and jewellery and pray to Hindu god for a wealthy future and observe fast through the day.The autumn festival also involves dancing, praying and is a period of introspection and purification. Oct 10, 2014
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Rival gangs clash in southeastern Turkey

Four people were killed in the Turkish province of Gaziantep on Thursday night amid clashes between rival groups armed with rifles and handguns. In Mardin, police opened fire and killed a protester, according to the local mayor. Duration: 00:39 Oct 10, 2014
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Six killed in cylinder blast in Delhi's Jasola

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): Six persons, including three children and women, were killed in a cylinder blast in Delhi's Jasola area Friday afternoon. According to the fire department, they got a call from a house in Jasola area around 11:30 AM following which three fire tenders were rushed to the spot in order to douse the fire. Shadab, a resident in the locality said that he and others tried to save the people but the smoke became a hindrance. Oct 10, 2014
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Honour for all fellow Indians: Kailash Satyarthi on winning Nobel Peace Prize

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): After winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi on Friday said that it is a matter of pride and honour for all fellow Indians and those fighting for rights of children in the world. Satyarthi said that this will give strength to the struggle of millions of children and this development has made India proud. Satyarthi along with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai was named by The Norwegian Nobel Committee for the prestigious prize on Friday. Oct 10, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Nashik

Nashik, Oct 10 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday addressed a rally in Nashik. Gandhi said that the ideology of Congress is similar to the idealogies of Shivaji, BR Ambedkar and Jyotiba Phule. He further added that all these legends had the same ideology of helping and supporting poor people. Oct 10, 2014
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Maharashtra is ahead of Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi

Nashik, Oct 10 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Nashik on Friday claimed that Maharashtra is much ahead of Gujarat in terms of development. He added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi need not turn Maharashtra like Gujarat. Oct 10, 2014
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Congress has always backed poor people in crisis: Rahul Gandhi

Nashik, Oct 10 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Nashik on Friday claimed that Congress has always backed poor people in crisis. Gandhi further said that during drought like situation in the state, the Congress wavered loans of the poor farmers and helped them come out of financial crisis. Oct 10, 2014