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Muslims leading miserable lives in India: Azam Khan

Lucknow, Aug 27 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, stirred another controversy on Wednesday by saying Muslims in India are living in fear. Khan was addressing a gathering of Hajj pilgrims in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav flagged off the first batch of Hajj pilgrims from the state. Wishing the pilgrims a safe journey, Khan expressed concern over their well-being, saying he hopes and prays no one is harmed by 'love jihad'. Khan also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he does not want peace and harmony in the country. Meanwhile, Khan also blamed the central government for the riots in northern cities of Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar. Khan's statement came on the anniversary of the Muzaffarnagar riots where more than 62 people were killed and thousands displaced after killing of two brothers in Kaval village on August 27, 2013. He also said that he could be hurt after his remarks go viral. Aug 27, 2014
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Tara Sahdeo demands CBI enquiry post husband's arrest

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Tara Sahdeo, who alleged that her husband Ranjeet Singh Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain, beat her and forced her to convert to Islam after they got married, demanded CBI enquiry in the case on Wednesday. The accused husband of Tara Sahdeo case, was arrested on Tuesday night in a joint operation by Delhi and Ranchi Police. Tara had claimed that he posed as a Hindu and that she later realized his real name was Rakibul Hussain. Aug 27, 2014
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Flood in Assam inundates wildlife in Kaziranga National Park

Golaghat, Aug 27 (ANI): Flood water from river Brahmaputra inundated major parts of a wildlife sanctuary, Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and rose to danger level in many areas of Golaghat district of Assam. The park authorities have strengthened security as poachers take advantage of the floods to kill animals, particularly one-horned rhinos which, during the floods, stray outside the park. The rhinos and other animals normally go towards the Karbi Anglong Hills looking for dry, higher grounds. The water level has almost inundated the entire parkland causing most of the wild animals to stray over Karbi Hills, making their lives vulnerable to poachers and speeding vehicles. Aug 27, 2014
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Tara Sahdeo case: Husband arrested for trying to convert wife's religion

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain, the accused husband of Tara Sahdeo case, was arrested on Tuesday night in a joint operation of Delhi and Ranchi Police. The police is taking the accused for a medical test and thereafter to the Dwarka court for further proceedings. Tara had alleged that Ranjeet Singh Kohli, beat her and forced her to convert to Islam after they got married in July in her home state of Jharkhand. She claimed that he posed as a Hindu and that she later realized his real name was Rakibul Hussain. The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Jharkhand had investigated Tara's allegations. Aug 27, 2014
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Tara Sahdeo Case: Court gives 3 days' transit remand to police

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): In a development to Tara Sahdeo's case, Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain was produced before the Court in New Delhi on Wednesday. The Court has given three days' transit remand to police and he and his mother will be produced before Ranchi Court later. Aug 27, 2014
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Gas leak in abandoned factory in Asansol kills 2 women, leaves over 30 ill

Asansol, Aug 27 (ANI): Two women died and over 30 others were reported sick after inhaling a poisonous gas that leaked from a closed factory in West Bengal. Among the people hospitalised, a child was also critically affected due to the leakage which took place at the abandoned godown of the factory in Asansol city on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Biswajit Ghosh said they have not been able to identify the source of the gas yet as investigation is in process. Gas emanating from the long time closed factory caused severe eye and nose burning and also led to breathing problems within few minutes for the people residing in the nearby area. A fire official in-charge, Samim Yadav said the stinging smell made even the fire officials sick. Aug 27, 2014
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Anandiben Patel invites investors at curtain raiser event of 'Vibrant Gujarat 2015'

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): While speaking at curtain raiser event of 'Vibrant Gujarat 2015', Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday invited all investors from across the country and from the states too to participate in the event scheduled to take place from January 11-13, 2015. Patel said that Gujarat is playing big role in India's growth under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Although 'Vibrant Gujarat 2015' will not be under Modi but the event will be inaugurated by him. Aug 27, 2014
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Received request for flag meeting from Pakistan, trying to resolve issue: BSF

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): As India witnessed a break in the continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Wednesday, BSF Director General DK Pathak said that they have received a request of flag meeting by Pakistan. Pathak said that they are trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible. This came after Pakistan said no to India's initiation for flag meeting with its neighbour for about 16 times. Pathak said that he hoped that the meeting takes place and that he would ask the reason behind such ceasefire by Pakistan. Aug 27, 2014
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Former Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan receives guard of honour

Mumbai, Aug 27 (ANI): Former Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan received farewell by state cabinet staffs and ministers at Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai on Wednesday. Sankaranarayanan also received guard of honour during the event. Present at the occasion were ministers and state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who bid farewell to the former governor. Sankaranarayanan resigned soon after he was transferred to Mizoram by the NDA government for his remaining tenure, which had to end in 2017. He has said that he would no longer wish to be a Governor bearing the "disgrace of being transferred." Aug 27, 2014
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Fast, not furious in Asia's 'nanny state'

Singapore, known as a "nanny-state" for its strict regulations, has developed safe versions of extreme sports to satisfy its citizens' cravings for thrills while limiting the risks. Duration: 01:09 Aug 27, 2014
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Gujarat readies for Vibrant Gujarat 2015 as curtain-raiser event to be held today

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Gujarat prepares for ‘Vibrant Gujarat 2015’ as state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel will be meeting foreign investors, ambassadors of different countries and industry leaders at a formal “curtain-raiser” event in New Delhi on Wednesday. State Finance Minister Saurabh Patel said that PM Narendra Modi will be present at the event scheduled to be held in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar on January 11-13, 2015. Patel said that the event is expecting a lot of international delegations and lot of partner countries and also state participation. He also said that the investment in the event is not just for Gujarat but for anywhere in the country. Patel also assured that Gujarat sure miss Modi’s leadership but he is always available whenever the state needs his guidance. Aug 27, 2014