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BJP MLA calls for 'Love Jihad' Mahapanchayat, Politicos React

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday react as BJP MLA Sangeet Singh Som has called for a Mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh to protest against Love Jihad. BJP leader Sambit Patra welcoming the MLA's step said that there is lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh and the BJP leaders are trying to solve the local problem in a local manner and creating awareness among the people against the same. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that such an act is very unfortunate and that the government of Uttar Pradesh needs to take action against such people and BJP needs to account for its MLAs. NCP leaders Majid Memon and Tariq Anwar condemning the act said that such hate speeches will only create differences among the people and that the BJP is only trying to play the vote bank politics in Uttar Pradesh. Sep 8, 2014
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Yogi Adityanath creates controversy again through his 'hate speech', attacks Muslim community

Noida, Sep 08 (ANI): BJP Leader and party's main campaigner for by polls in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath made yet another controversial statement as he blamed people of a minority religion for the state's recent communal tensions. Adityanath also said that SP government in UP is against Hindu community and that SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav gets irritated with Lord Ram's name and this is 'against India and Indianness'. He said the UP government had failed to maintain communal harmony because the 'population of a certain community had risen several times'. Sep 8, 2014
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2G scam: SC says charges against CBI chief serious, seeks reply

New Delhi, Sept 08 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday said the allegations against CBI chief Ranjit Sinha in the 2G and coal allocation cases are serious and asked him to respond to them. Referring to the charges raised by activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan that many of the main accused in the two high profile cases were frequent visitors at the CBI chief's residence, the court asked him to file a counter-affidavit within a week. Sep 8, 2014
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Political leaders react over Amit Shah's attack on Mamata Banerjee over Saradha scam

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday react over BJP President Amit Shah's attack on West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee over Saradha chit fund scam. Shah took jibe during a rally in Kolkata city for the state by-polls. While others were of the view that political rivalry should not include independent intelligence agencies, BJP slammed Banerjee for mis-governance. Shah had also alleged that Bangladeshi infiltration has gone up by five times in the Trinamool regime as Mamata Banerjee was only pursuing politics rather than developing the state. Sep 8, 2014
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Politicos condemn even as BJP supports Adityanath's 'hate speech'

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday condemned BJP MLA Yogi Adityanath's 'hate speech' even as BJP leader Sambit Patra supported the statements and slammed the UP government for communal tensions. Congress leaders Manish Tewari and Rashid Alvi also condemned the statement and said that Adityanath should be arrested as he can prove to be a danger to the society. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that BJP is trying to create communal tensions since long. Meanwhile, RJD leader Manoj Jha and CPI's Atul Anjan also condemned the remarks. Sep 8, 2014
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EUFOR RCA say they are making progress in the C.A.R

The EUROF RCA forces in the Central African Republic say they are making progress, five months after their arrival in the troubled country. Residents of Bangui await the arrival of a contingent of 12,000 peacekeeping troops to help. Duration: 01:26 Sep 7, 2014
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Heavy fighting threatens Ukraine ceasefire

Gunfire and heavy shelling rock a key frontline city in eastern Ukraine, raising fears that a tenuous truce between government and rebel forces had already collapsed. Duration: 00:53 Sep 7, 2014
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Devotees pray, decorate elephants to mark Onam festival in Kerala

Kochi, Sep 07 (ANI): People in Kerala revelled in festive spirit to celebrate the harvest festival of 'Onam' on Sunday. Devotees visited temples, made flower carpets and decorated elephants to celebrate the festival in Kochi. The festival is based on the story of 'King Mahabali' who was so attached to his kingdom that it is believed that he comes annually to see if his people are living happily. It is in honour of King Mahabali, affectionately called Onathappan, that Onam is celebrated. A tourist from UK, Rebecca said she felt amazing to be a part of the celebrations. The 10-day long harvest festival celebrations begin every year with Aathachamayam (The Royal Parade on Aatham Day) in Thripunithara city. Another devotee Vinod Krishnan said a feast is organised on this day. Sep 7, 2014
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Luxury MV Rajmahal cruise in River Ganges enchants tourists

Patna, Sep 07 (ANI): In first-of-its kind initiative, a luxury cruise carrying Japanese tourists was flagged off in sacred River Ganges from Bihar to holy town of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The cruise-MV Rajmahal-sailed in waters of River Ganges, with 24 Japanese tourists on board, who will get a glimpse of India's holy Varanasi town. The cruise will travel a distance of over 420 kilometres in seven nights. During the seven-day trip, tourists will see Mughal era Chunar Fort, including British cemetery, Maharaja Palace, Buddhist site Sarnath, Sasaram Fort, Buxar, Nalanda and Bodh Gaya. Cruise manager, Kunal Singh said this was the first cruise that they had started, which will stop at Chunar fort. The cruise has 22 air-conditioned cabins with large windows which give a view of the Ganges and its banks. Sep 7, 2014
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PM Modi takes aerial survey of JandK, releases 1000 crores of relief to state govt

Srinagar, Sep 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took aerial survey of the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir and released Rs. 1000 crores of relief assistance to the state government. Modi said that the disaster is not alone of the state but of the whole nation. He said that such situation has not occurred in the JandK since past 50 years and that the central government is assisting the state in all aspects possible. The prime minister also announced compensation worth 2 lakh to families of deceased and 50,000 to injured. Meanwhile, Modi also said that Pakistan occupied Kashmir is also reeling under such situations of flood and assured that India will provide all possible help to Pakistan too. Sep 7, 2014
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At least 125 students fall sick after consuming food in Jharkhand residential school

Dumka, Sep 07 (ANI): At least 125 students fell sick after consuming food in a residential school of Dumka district in Jharkhand. Students of Christ Raja Mission School cooked food themselves to celebrate Teacher's Day and started vomiting soon after consuming it. The children fell sick within minutes of eating the meal and started vomiting and convulsing with stomach cramps. They were taken to a government hospital. Doctor BK Sinha said most of the students were in critical situation. The students are in the age-group of four to thirteen years. Sep 7, 2014
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Amit Shah slams West Bengal govt, says Mamata should pay attention on locals not infiltrators

Kolkata, Sep 07 (ANI): While on his two-days visit to West Bengal to strategize on the state by polls, BJP President Amit Shah slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that if she pays attention to the locals and not Bangladeshi infiltrators, the state can prosper in much intensity. Shah said that if Banerjee give half the time what she consumes in playing politics to people of Bengal, it can prove fruitful for the state. The BJP president also talked about the works done by the NDA government for the country and said that this is for the first time in years that the price of petrol have come down to this extent. Sep 7, 2014
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PoK an integral part of India, PM Modi's decision to provide help to flood affected area welcome dec

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Talking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's step to provide relief assistance to the people of Pakistan occupied Pakistan, Security Expert Alok Bansal said that PoK is an integral part of India and that Modi's decision is a welcome step. Bansal said that it is Indian government's responsibility to take steps to provide relief to residents of people of PoK. He further said that there is less chance of Pakistan government to accept this humanitarian offer but India's decision is a positive move. Sep 7, 2014
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PM Modi extends help for relief operation in flood-hit Pok, Politicos React

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Political leaders react as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Jammu and Kashmir, in a humanitarian gesture, extended help for all the possible assistance to Pakistan too to carry out relief operations in the flood-hit areas of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (Pok). BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appreciated PM's humanitarian gesture and said that this sends a message that politics cannot be played in the time of any humanitarian crisis. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that India always extend its support to any corner of the world if a crisis emerges but the PM should even pay attention towards his ministers who divide the people of our country. NCP leader Majid Memon and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that the Center and State should extend all the possible support to the flood victims. Sep 7, 2014
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Buddhist temple in Bihar suffers neglect due to government Apathy

Rajgir, Sep 07 (ANI): A Buddhist temple in Rajgir city in Bihar is facing neglect due to apathy of the state government. A handful of tourists who visited the temple urged the concerned authorities to improve the infrastructure so that the historic temple attracts more tourists. Buddhist priests do not travel during monsoon and instead sit in one place to meditate, which is known as "varsavash" or the three month long period when monks remain in their monasteries and elders of the community fast and observe abstinence. According to local folklore, Lord Buddha visited this temple in Rajgir and spent his varsavash. Tourists also said they felt unsafe while visiting the temple as not many visitors come here and the site remains a recluse. Sep 7, 2014