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Muslims in Varanasi to gift lamps to Hindus on Diwali

Varanasi, Oct 21 (ANI): A group of Muslim women in the temple city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is engrossed in making earthen lamps to gift to their Hindu friends on the occasion of the festival of lights, Diwali, with the aim of promoting unity and love between the two communities. By making these lamps, the women are sending across the message of peace and harmony among Hindus and Muslims. A woman making the lamp, Najneen Ansari, said that the lamps will be gifted to their Hindu neighbours to light up their house. Oct 21, 2014
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WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

Africa's most populous nation Nigeria was on Monday declared officially Ebola free but warned that it remained vulnerable as long as the virus was raging elsewhere in west Africa. Duration: 01:02 Oct 21, 2014
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EU's Barroso warns Britain against bloc exit

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso argued Monday that Britain is better in the EU and warned that alienating its allies would be a "historic mistake", as pressure mounts from British eurosceptics before elections. Duration: 00:39 Oct 20, 2014
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White lion cubs born in Belgrade Zoo

Two white lion cubs, an extremely rare subspecies of the African lion, were recently born at Belgrade Zoo. They are being bottle fed by zoo keepers after they were rejected by their mother after birth. Duration: 00:42 Oct 20, 2014
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Traditional farming methods gaining ground in Mali

He is leading a one man agricultural revolution in Mali - Oumar Diatabe uses traditional farming methods to get the most out of his land and is teaching others across the country how to do the same. Duration: 01:44 Oct 20, 2014
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Sweden pursues search for 'foreign vessel'

A mysterious "foreign vessel" the Swedish military have been searching for off the coast of Stockholm might belong to the Netherlands, a source in the Russian defence ministry was quoted as saying on Monday. Duration: 01:01 Oct 20, 2014
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BJP would soon form govt in Haryana, welcome to investigate against Robert Vadra: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): A day after the Congress faced a humiliating defeat in both Haryana and Maharashtra, the Congress on Monday said that it has full faith in the leadership of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Further talking about Robert Vadra, Surjewala said that the BJP, which is in power at the centre and would soon form a government in Haryana is welcome to investigate the matter. Oct 20, 2014
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Congress draws road map for 2015 party elections

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): The Congress party on Monday held an organizational level meeting to draw the road map for 2015 party elections slated to take place in May. The meeting was called a day after the party witnessed major defeat in assembly polls of Maharashtra and Haryana, where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made big gains. General Secretary of Congress party, Janardan Dwivedi told mediapersons that the party is to hold elections at all levels, right from primary unit block committees for the process of electing the party president next year. Meanwhile, another leader of Congress, M. Ramachandran, said all general secretaries would be visiting their respective states to further analyze the ground situation so as to come up with better suggestions. Oct 20, 2014
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Electric rickshaw owners to get clearances soon, says Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): India's Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday assured that electric rickshaw owners would be able to get clearances soon for their vehicles. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways brought out the much awaited notification on electric rickshaws, also known as e-rickshaws. According to the notification, the conditions which are necessary for e-rickshaws to be able to ply on Delhi roads include a driving licence, a registration number like that of any other vehicle, vehicle insurance and the approval of the concerned e-rickshaw model by the government. The notification came as a reversal of a ban on e-rickshaws by the Delhi High Court on July 31, citing them as a hazard. It had also stated the ban would continue till the rules and regulations for them are outlined by the India's Road Transport Ministry. Gadkari, who met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday and other authorities to fine tune the process, said minor technicalities have been smoothened out. Oct 20, 2014
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George Clooney wants to be a stay-at-home dad

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): George Clooney is reportedly so desperate to have kids that he has offered to be a stay-at-home father. According to sources, before meeting his wife Amal Alamuddin , he had come to terms with the fact he wasn't going to have children and despite always wanting to be a dad, he had convinced himself it wasn't going to happen, a leading daily reported. Sources said that meeting his wife changed everything and he told pals how he couldn't wait to make 'mini Clooneys' and hoped they took after their mother and inherit her Lebanese beauty with her dark and striking characteristics. He has even offered to be a stay-at-home dad and plans to start slowing down on work but Amal is convinced he will quickly change his mind once their first baby comes along. Oct 20, 2014
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Metal polishing industry conveys message of communal harmony in its own unique way

Aligarh, Oct 20 (ANI): India has amazing diversity, but this has never come in the way of good relations between different communities. One such example comes from Aligarh, situated in India's Uttar Pradesh state. In this small town, workers from different faiths, work together in perfect harmony at metal polishing unit. The unit provides a livelihood to workers belonging to different communities. The success of this unit is a result of good relations between people belonging to diverse faiths. Such examples can found across the length and the breadth of the country. Oct 20, 2014