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Maharashtra Congress dispatch relief materials to flood hit JandK

Mumbai, Sep 09 (ANI): Congress party in Maharashtra, on Tuesday extended help to victims in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir and dispatched relief materials. Indian-administered Kashmir is experiencing worst flooding in 60 years, killing at least 175 and inundating homes, military bases and hospitals in region's main city Srinagar as the Jhelum river overflowed its banks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed it as a national disaster and announced 1000 crore rupees in disaster relief payments, as well as compensation to victims and their relatives. On Tuesday, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee dispatched rubber boats to help rescue operations in the valley. Meanwhile, at least 38 people were feared dead after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, submerged an entire village in Udhampur district in Kashmir. Sep 9, 2014
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BSE closes points 54.53 down on September 9

New Delhi, Sept 9 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 54.53 points down to stand at 27,265.32. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 20.95 points down to stand at 8,152.95. ASHOK LEYLAND LTD. and NHPC were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 5.44% and 5.14% along with IDEA and BHUSAN STEEL with an increase of 5.05% and 5.00% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include SOBHA and UNITECH with a decrease of 3.99% and 3.21% along with TORNT POWER and NATIONALUM with a decrease of 3.12% and 2.62% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 64.91 points at 17,776.72 while the banking sector is down 39.20 points at 18,511.09 and the reality sector is down 19.73 points at 1,759.28. The Indian currency is down 0.46% at Rs 60.57 per dollar. Sep 9, 2014
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Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena threatens to oppose Pakistani lifestyle exhibition in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena leader Jai Bhagwan on Tuesday announced to oppose Pakistani lifestyle exhibition in New Delhi. Apart from Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena, other Hindu groups such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) have written to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to call off the event named 'Alishan Pakistan'. The four-day event will take place from September 11-14 with over 150 exhibitors displaying their products at Pragati Maidan. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party Leader Naresh Agarwal dismissed the protest threat. Sep 9, 2014
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Advanced technology to revive Japan's farming sector

Tokyo, Sep 09 (ANI): An agricultural plantation project in Hokkaido, founded by JFE Engineering Corporation, has two big greenhouses, covering a total area of 1.5 hectares. In addition to Mesclun greens and tomatoes, they grow more varieties of vegetables and fruits. The greenhouses, which are totally controlled by advanced cultivation control system, use the "Gas engine tri-generation system". It is a newly invented technology by JFE Engineering Corporation. The engine generates electricity, heat and CO2 from natural gas. Exhaust gas is filtered and pure CO2 is made and sent to houses though pipes and ejected by blast machine. The machine also blows warm air. Hot water is stocked in tanks and sent though pipes to heat up plant as needed. Sep 9, 2014
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SC reserves order on cancellation of coal blocks

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved order on cancellation of coal blocks. However, it has not announced a date for when it will declare its judgement in the case. The Petitioner said that it is a good judgement that SC has reserved the order in coal allocation case. However the lawyer for Coal Companies said that they demand that SC should hear them and not cancel allocations of those who are found to be innocent. Companies who were allocated coal blocks also pleaded with the SC not to cancel allocations without hearing them. Sep 9, 2014
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Lack of Infrastructural development in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, Sep 09, 2014:- People of Gilgit Baltistan are protesting against Pakistan's unsuccessful plan towards region's infrastructural development. The locals here are against the puppet government who charge for extra taxes from the locals of the region. People here maintain that the government is unable to tackle the problem. For them its being ages that the puppet government have been taking any action. Due to which they are now on roads protesting and demanding for the rights, which they deserve to be given through basic facilities. Gilgit Baltistan is one of the most neglected and backward regions under Pakistan's command. Sep 9, 2014
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Earth Sciences Minister makes mandatory for scientists to teach in schools

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): Earth Sciences Minister, Jitendra Singh, on Tuesday, said that over 5,000 highly accomplished scientists, working with various departments under Science and Technology Ministry would devote time to impart education to students of various schools and colleges in the country. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Singh said the concept was new for the country. Singh added that scientists will have to teach for 12 hours and evaluation of their teaching skills will be done after every three years. India's education ministry will collaborate with concerned departments in this endeavour. Meanwhile, Singh said recently launched indigenously built Oceanographic Research Vessel was a success and post sea trials, the vessel sailed for its first oceanographic research cruise from southern Visakhapatnam city. Sep 9, 2014
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Greenhouse gas levels hit new high, says UN

Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on Tuesday. Duration: 00:52 Sep 9, 2014
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Pakistan's Khan in 'battle of nerves' with PM Sharif

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says he's engaged in a "battle of nerves" with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif whom he is seeking to oust even as crowds dwindle almost a month into his sit-in outside parliament. Duration: 01:23 Sep 9, 2014
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IAF evacuates more than 2200 people from flood hit J&K, working to supply relief materials

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): IAF Spokesperson Group Captain Gerard Galway on Tuesday said that the force have evacuated more than 2200 people from flood hit Jammu & Kashmir, including 800 who have been winched up. Galway said that a total of 50 aircraft and 30 helicopters are providing relief materials in the affected region and is working for the rescue of the stranded people. He said that since past 4 days, rescue operation is going on and it continues to happen presently too. Sep 9, 2014
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Chennai police to monitor crime reporting in press, DMK says police not interested in controlling cr

Chennai, Sep 09 (ANI): DMK on Tuesday condemned Chennai police’s circular which is to monitor crime reporting in press in order to lessen the number of crimes in the city. Party leader TKS Elangovan said that this only suggests that the police is not at all interested in controlling crime and that are trying to hide their inefficiencies. He also said that police is trying to hide the number of cases and that judiciary should intervene in the matter. According to an internal circular issued by the city police, four senior officials have been given the task of “handling” 26 print reporters from 11 media houses in the city. The circular has upset the Chennai Union of Journalists (CUJ), which sent a petition to the Press Council of India (PCI) seeking action against city police commissioner S George. Sep 9, 2014
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People pay homage to ancestors in Gaya as 'Pitru Paksha' begins

Gaya, Sep 09 (ANI): Devout Hindus gathered at temples and river banks in Bihar to observe fortnight-long Hindu ritual of paying homage to departed souls and ancestors. 'Pitru Paksha' is marked annually, where family members offer food to ancestors. Traditionally, the eldest son or member of a family performs the ritual. Guided by priests, families performed religious rituals on the banks of River Ganges in Gaya district and other temples located in the city. The food is usually cooked in silver or copper vessels and placed on banana leaves. The offerings are also believed to cure diseases as well as infertility, apart from driving away evil souls. Sep 9, 2014