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Mulayam Singh Yadav re-elected as SP chief at national executive meet

Lucknow, Oct 8 (ANI):Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was re-elected as the party chief on the inaugural day of the Samajwadi Party's national executive meet. This is the ninth time that Mulayam has been chosen as the SP national president. His tenure as SP chief will last for three years. Meanwhile, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav's presence at the meet triggered speculations of a possible tie up between the two parties for future polls. The three-day convention, which is likely to be a massive show of strength of the ruling Samajwadi Party, is being held at the newly-built Janeshwar Mishra Park. Oct 8, 2014
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Indian Air Force celebrates its 82nd anniversary

Ghaziabad, Oct 8 (ANI): Indian Air Force is today celebrating its 82th anniversary. Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said that the IAF's journey of 82 years has witnessed many historic moments and it has emerged as one of the most formidable and respected air forces of the world. To mark the occasion there will be air displaying of various aircrafts as a part of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station here. Retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, is also seen in attendance. He is the first sportsperson to be made the honourary Group Captain in the Indian Air Force. Oct 8, 2014
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Reactions pour in after Pak continues heavy firing at LoC border

New Delhi/Lucknow, Oct 8 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Wednesday after Pakistan rangers continued heavy firing at the Line of Control border. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that India has failed to give an appropriate reply to Pakistan. Security Expert Alok Bansal said that if the Pakistan media reports are referred, then it will be clear that BSF forces have given befitting reply to Pakistan forces, and at present, Pakistan is not in the condition to go into war with India. NPP leader Bhim Singh slamming Pakistan over ceasefire violation said that Pakistan has been continuously violating ceasefire agreement and has been terming an international border as 'working boundary'. Oct 8, 2014
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CBI says no foul play in Gopinath Munde's death

New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly ruled out any foul play in the death of former Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde. The CBI was given the responsibility of probing the reasons behind the death of Munde following demands made by a number of senior BJP leaders who had suspected foul play in the accident. Munde died on June 3 this year after his car was hit by another vehicle in Delhi while he was on his way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to take a flight to Mumbai. Union Health Minister Harshvardhan had then said that Munde had died of injuries to his cervical spine and liver. Oct 8, 2014
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JD (U) chief slams Modi government for failing to deliver poll promises

Dhule /New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): Janata Dal-United Chief Sharad Yadav, lashed out at the ruling BJP government for failing to deliver the promises it made before coming to power in May. Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yadav said he did not leave a single opportunity to deliver a speech. Supporting the Public Sector Undertakings (PSU), Yadav also criticised government's decision to disinvest stake in some leading PSUs. He said this decision has been wrongly-timed and the prices of the shares of these PSUs have started falling since then. JD-U chief suggested that government can make enough profit only by selling the shares of certain blue chip companies like ITC, Axis Bank and Larsen and Toubro. Oct 8, 2014
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DA case: Jayalalithaa likely to move SC on bail plea

New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and three other accused in an 18-year-old Rs. 66 crore disproportionate assets case, are likely to move the Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging the Karnataka High Court's order to refuse bail to them. The Karnataka High Court rejected the bail pleas of the four accused on Tuesday, observing that corruption amounts to a violation of human rights. The judge quoted various cases of the Supreme Court under Prevention of Corruption Act and pronounced that there is no ground for giving bail to the accused convicts in this case. The court not only refused to grant of bail, but also declined to stay the sentence of four-year imprisonment and Rs 100 crore penalty imposed on her in the case. Oct 8, 2014
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Indian envoy reviews progress of joint projects with Bangladesh

Agartala, Oct 8 (ANI): India's Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka, Sandeep Chakravorty reviewed the progress of a couple of collaborative projects between India and Bangladesh during his three-day visit to Tripura. Chakravorty after meeting Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey said work to supply 100 MW power from Tripura's Palatana power project to Bangladesh is progressing fast. Chakravorty, during his visit to Tripura, will find the status of various India-Bangladesh projects and meet ministers and top officials of the state to take note of the ground reality. The Indian envoy also added the Agartala-Akhaura rail link is in an advance stage of preparation. Oct 8, 2014
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Ready to put best foot forward at Indian Super League, says Czech soccer player

Mumbai, Oct 8 (ANI): Defender of Mumbai City Football Club (FC), Pavel Cmovs, said on Tuesday (October 07) his team is well prepared and confident to put up a good show at the Indian Super League (ISL), which starts October 12. The Mumbai FC team played a friendly match with the football club of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on Tuesday in Mumbai, winning the match 2-1. Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, who is also the co-owner of Mumbai City FC, was also present to watch the friendly match. The players said they are hopeful the ISL will raise the bar of football in the country. Oct 8, 2014
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One dead, six injured in fresh firing from Pakistan

Jammu and Kashmir, Oct 8 (ANI): One civilian has lost his life while six others are injured as the Pakistan rangers target civilian habitations in Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of people living on the international border have also stated to migrate to safer place as the Pakistan rangers last night again resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and heavy firing on the BSF posts.According to BSF, over 50 BSF posts and nearly 30 border villages were affected by the fire from Pakistan side that restored at 8.30 pm last night. As the firing at some places in Arnia still continues, our forces have been retaliating and BSF troops at all the places are giving befitted reply to the fire from Pakistan. Last night at least one BSF jawan along with some civilians also got injured. Oct 8, 2014
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Indian pugilists train in Shimla's high altitude to adapt to rough climatic conditions

Shimla, Oct 08 (ANI): Forty eight Indian pugilists from Madhya Pradesh undertook training in an 18-day high altitude boxing camp in Shimla city to get acclimatized to low weather conditions and increase their stamina. The camp started on September 22 and will conclude on October 9.He also said that the camp will make them stronger and increase their level of play. Out of the total of 48 boxers, eight are international level players and 15 are national champions. The coach added that such high altitude camps help players in improving their game and should be made mandatory for everyone. Oct 8, 2014
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US diplomat urges all parties in Ukraine to respect ceasefire

"We know that (the ceasefire) is not being implemented today. The shooting has not stopped," visiting US State Department official Victoria Nuland told a group of Kiev students after talks with Ukraine's new pro-Western team. Duration: 00:48 Oct 8, 2014
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Food insecurity but no famine in South Sudan: UN official

The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ellen Margrethe Loej, said on Tuesday that the country was not suffering from famine, though some regions are suffering from 'food insecurity.' Duration: 00:45 Oct 8, 2014
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Erdogan: ground troops needed to beat IS group in Kobane

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Tuesday that the Syrian border town of Kobane is on the verge of falling to jihadists, saying a ground operation was needed to defeat the militants. Duration: 00:40 Oct 8, 2014
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Syria border town 'about to fall' as hundreds dead

Jihadists are on the verge of seizing the key Syrian border town of Kobane, Turkey warned Tuesday, after a three-week assault by the Islamic State group that has killed hundreds. Duration: 00:51 Oct 8, 2014