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Surge in sales of Pakistan branded pigeons in India

RS Pura, Oct 11 (ANI): Traders in Jammu and Kashmir do brisk business as Pakistan branded pigeons, which migrate from the other side of the border, are in demand in the markets. The pigeons, allegedly used for spying, are also a source of income for the unemployed youth who indulge in bird-farming. The Pakistani pigeons are generally branded with certain stamp or with some number. They are also dyed and have ring in their claws. The reason for such demarcation of Pakistani pigeons is still uncertain. There is a remarkable difference between the prices of Indian and Pakistani pigeon offered by the middlemen to the traders. Oct 11, 2014
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Nitin Gadkari speaks at 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'launch

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari while speaking at the lunch of 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'said that this is to make Indian villages proper so that farmer suicides can be stopped. Gadkari said that only government's initiatives and schemes cannot make model villages and that each one will have to participate in the process. In the scheme, a representative of a particular village will work for upgrading and development of the village. The MPs are the pivots this scheme will run on. Gram panchayat would be the basic unit for development. It will have a population of 3000-5000 in plain areas and 1000-3000 in hilly, tribal and difficult areas. Oct 11, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi launches 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the ambitious 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' on Saturday. Under the project, each MP would take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019. The goal is to develop three model villages each by March 2019 of which one would be developed by 2016. Oct 11, 2014
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PM Modi pitches for village adoption by MPs under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' Part-1

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): PM Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for village adoption by MPs under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'. Under this ambitious project, each MP would take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019. The goal is to develop three model villages each by March 2019 of which one would be developed by 2016. Oct 11, 2014
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PM Modi pitches for village adoption by MPs under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' Part-2

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): PM Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for village adoption by MPs under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'. Under this ambitious project, each MP would take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019. The goal is to develop three model villages each by March 2019 of which one would be developed by 2016. Oct 11, 2014
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Mark Zuckerberg meets PM Modi, charms him with his ideas

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and charmed him with his ideas during maiden visit to the country. Modi tweeted, "It was wonderful meeting @facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. We discussed a wide range of issues". Earlier in the day, Zuckerberg, met Communications &IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi, pledging to help the government's Digital India initiative, an ambitious plan to connect a billion people to the internet. India has the second highest number of Facebook users in the world after the United States, but still only about 243 million out of 1.25 billion people have access to internet. Oct 11, 2014
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Fire brought under control in jewellery showroom in Mumbai; no casualty

Mumbai, Oct 11 (ANI): A major fire broke out on Saturday morning in a jewellery showroom in Mumbai. Four water tankers and five fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Fire Officer Abhay Kale informed that no one was injured in the incident. The fire broke out on the top floor of the PN Jewellers building, where a restaurant was being operated. Oct 11, 2014
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Honoured to get Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai advocating peace between India & Pak (Part-1)

London, Oct 10 (ANI): After winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2014, Pakistani Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai said that she was honoured to receive such a pretigious award. Yousafzai said that it was an honour to share the award with Indian Children's rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi and that this gives a message of love between India and Pakistan. She said that she had a word with Satyarthi and that both advocates for peace along Indo-Pak border. Yousafzai also invited Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif when the two receives the award in December. She also said that the award is not just a medal, but an encouragement to work for a greater cause. She said that she had two choices- to speak and get killed or not to speak and get killed- and she chose the latter for good of all. Oct 11, 2014
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Honoured to get Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai advocating peace between India & Pak (Part-2)

London, Oct 10 (ANI): After winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2014, Pakistani Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai said that she was honoured to receive such a pretigious award. Yousafzai said that it was an honour to share the award with Indian Children's rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi and that this gives a message of love between India and Pakistan. She said that she had a word with Satyarthi and that both advocates for peace along Indo-Pak border. Yousafzai also invited Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif when the two receives the award in December. She also said that the award is not just a medal, but an encouragement to work for a greater cause. She said that she had two choices- to speak and get killed or not to speak and get killed- and she chose the latter for good of all. Oct 11, 2014
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Nobel Peace awardee Kailash Satyarthi's daughter says crusader against child traffickers finally rew

New Delhi/ Mirzapur, Oct 11 (ANI): Proud daughter of India's Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi said that her father's relentless crusade against child labour and traffickers as well as his fight against child slavery has been recognised and rewarded. Satyarthi, 60, was picked for his struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education. In a recent editorial, Satyarthi said that data from non-government organizations indicated that child labourers could number 60 million in India or 6 percent of the total population. Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Oct 11, 2014
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Approaching Cyclone Hudhud creates panic in Odisha

Odisha, Oct 11 (ANI): People living near low-lying coastal regions of Odisha resorted to panic as the weather office predicted cyclone Hudhud to be severe after it crosses the north coast of Andhra Pradesh on October 12. Cyclone Hudhud is moving in from the Bay of Bengal and is expected to develop into a very severe cyclone, packing wind speeds of up to 140 kph, before hitting the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on the morning of Sunday. Residents said that they were living in mud houses in low lying area and are prone to any such cyclonic event as there is no cyclonic shelter in the area. Odisha state machinery has been put on high alert to ensure safety of the residents especially who live near the coastline as cyclone Hudhud has crossed the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands and is likely to make the land fall on Sunday. Oct 11, 2014
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Children hail Nobel win for child-rights activist Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): India's street children cheered Nobel Peace Prize win for child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi who won the prize along with Pakistani teenaged activist Malala Yousafzai. Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. After winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, Satyarthi on Friday had said that it is a matter of pride and honour for all fellow Indians and those fighting for rights of children in the world. He also added that this will give strength to the struggle of millions of children. Oct 11, 2014
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Carpet exporters expect boost in sales after PM Modi's US visit

Varanasi, Oct 11 (ANI): Exporters in carpet industry in Uttar Pradesh expect a boost in sales after the recent five-day US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Traders say that the Bhadohi region of the state is one of the largest manufacturers of carpets and is considered to be an earning town. Also, 60 per cent of the carpets are exported to the US from India. In a bid to boost the industry, exporters said Modi's US visit would benefit them. Modi's five-day United States visit was aimed to woo corporate titans and crown a burst of investment-focused diplomacy. Oct 11, 2014
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Residents of DRC village change habits to conquer Ebola

In the small village of Lokolia, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, residents no longer eat bushmeat but fish to "conquer Ebola" after an awareness campaign prompted them to change their habits to control the spread of the disease. Duration: 01:23 Oct 11, 2014