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Sudarshan Pattnaik salutes Indian Army by making sand sculpture of JandK rescue operations

Puri, Sep 12 (ANI): Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik salutes the Army, who are engaged in mammoth rescue and relief operations in flood ravaged Kashmir, through sand. Pattnaik has created a 6 feet high sand sculpture where he shows how the army is rescuing the people in Jammu and Kashmir. He has used about 5 tonne of sand and it took him nearly 4 hours to complete. Both the Indian and Pakistan sides of the disputed Himalayan region have been hit by extensive flooding in recent days, and about 450 people have been killed, with Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar particularly hard hit. Officials say 220 people have been killed in Srinagar, a city of about one million people. Sep 12, 2014
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People in northeast express keen interest to avail benefit of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Arunachal Pradesh, Sep 12 (ANI): Like the rest of the country, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was recently launched across the Northeast region and is attracting large number of people. The scheme that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day aims to cover all households in the country with banking facilities, besides providing them a range of financial benefits. People can now open their bank accounts without having to submit too many documents, by using their Aadhar card only and every account holder gets a debit card with Rs.1 lakh insurance cover. In Arunachal Pradesh, the scheme was launched by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in presence of the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. A large number of locals queued up at the venue and at various banks to know more about the scheme and expressed a keen interest to avail the benefits. Sep 12, 2014
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Meet Spinosaurus, the first-known water dinosaur

Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was adapted for both land and water, and an exhibit featuring a life-sized model, based on new fossils unearthed in eastern Morocco, opens at the National Geographic Museum in Washington on Friday. Duration: 01:02 Sep 12, 2014
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Netanyahu marks 9/11 anniverary, comments on Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu observed a moment of silence at the 14th International Conference on Counterterrorism, in honour of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, saying, "All of Israel mourned on September 11th." Duration: 00:46 Sep 12, 2014
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Kerry ridicules Russian talk of international law

US Secretary of State John Kerry labelled as laughable Thursday Russian claims that a US campaign against the Islamic State is unilateral and violates international law. Duration: 00:36 Sep 12, 2014
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Polish president accepts resignation of EU-bound PM

Poland's president on Thursday accepted the government's resignation after outgoing prime minister Donald Tusk was tapped to take over as the European Council head in December. Duration: 00:54 Sep 12, 2014
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The practicalities of Scottish independence

Polls in Scotland's independence referendum show the two sides more or less neck and neck, forcing Britain to seriously start considering the implications of a "Yes" victory. Duration: 01:45 Sep 12, 2014
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Delhi to Taj Mahal in 90 minutes, high speed train cracks trial run

Agra/ New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Rail travellers will be able to reach the famed Taj Mahal's Agra city from New Delhi in just 90 minutes once commercial operations of the high speed train, which has successfully completed its second and the final trial run, starts in November. Railways on Thursday successfully conducted a trial run of a passenger train at a speed of 160 km per hour between Delhi and Agra, making it the country's fastest train. Neeraj Sharma, Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), Northern Railways said that this trial run was not for testing the speed but for time-tabling. The railways had decided to conduct three trials for the semi-high speed train but the second trial scheduled on August 22 was cancelled due to unavailability of resources. Therefore, the authorities decided to make the September 11 trial the final one. Sep 11, 2014
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Hindu groups protest against 'Aalishan Pakistan' exhibition even as Abdul Basit calls it positive fo

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): A clutch of right-wing Hindu groups protested against a Pakistani lifestyle exhibition 'Aalishan Pakistan' on Thursday demanding its cancellation on the grounds that such events cannot go hand-in-hand with Islamabad's support to militant activities in India. Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena had written to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Police Commissioner to call off the four-day event. Police detained the protesters as they shouted slogans outside the exhibition venue. President of Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena, Jai Bhagwan Goyal, said that one-sided friendship should end. The event is being organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). Sep 11, 2014