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Police on alert for upcoming assembly polls in Kashmir

Kathua, Sep 03 (ANI): Police beefed up security to ensure safe and smooth conducting of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, said a senior official on Wednesday. While inaugurating a hostel in Kathua district, Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajendra Kumar said with strict vigil of security forces, several elections in the past have taken place peacefully. He added that the upcoming assembly elections will be smooth like the parliamentary elections early this year. He also ensured that security forces are equipped enough to check infiltration as well as retaliate to any ceasefire violations along the international border. He added that that the Election Commission was yet to conduct its surveillance in the region. Sep 3, 2014
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Mixed reactions flow over Rajnath Singhs statement on maoists

New Delhi/ Raipur/ Hyderabad, Sep 03 (ANI): Mixed reactions flowed on Wednesday over Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s remark on handling Maoism in affected areas. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the government is making all efforts to curb naxalism in the country. Congress leader Ajit Jogi said that the way in which Home Minister has called for solving the problem is not correct. Meanwhile, Naxal Sympathiser Swami Agnivesh strongly condemned Singh’s statement saying that this is not the way in which terrorism can be handled. Sep 3, 2014
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Alpine project gives stunning 360 view of Eiger

A project using custom-made 360-degree cameras mounted on the backs of climbers scaling the Eiger in the Swiss Alps has captured a unique and dizzying view of the mountain's infamous north face. Duration: 01:19 Sep 3, 2014
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Ashya King's parents freed from jail in Spain

The British parents arrested for taking their ill son Ashya King from hospital looked forward to being reunited with him after being freed from jail in Spain. Duration: 00:43 Sep 3, 2014
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Truck accident in Kanpur kills 10, injures two

Kanpur, Sep 3 (ANI): Ten people died and two critically injured when a speeding truck overturned near a construction site in the wee hours of Wednesday in Kanpur. The victims who were construction workers were sleeping on the road in a slum area in Kanpur city when the truck lost balance as the wheels got stuck in a manhole and overturned upon them. Superintendent of Kanpur Police, Prabhakran, investigating into the accident confirmed that the mishap claimed ten lives and assured further probe into the incident. The bodies were recovered from under the sand. According to media reports, the truck driver fled after the accident. Sep 3, 2014
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Ganga cleaning project: SC raps centre, asks it to file fresh affidavit

New Delhi, Sept 03 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the Narendra Modi government affidavit on its effort to clean river Ganga. The court asked the government to come with a time bound plan and realistically achievable plan. The court has said that the government affidavit was too comprehensive and bureaucratic. The court has asked the government to come with a stage wise plan to clean the holy river. The Apex court even offered to help the government. The Court also said that the Centre's action plan may not help clean the river Ganga "even after 200 years". Sep 3, 2014
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Girl found dead after she defied local TMC leaders in Jalpaiguri, women activists condemn

New Delhi, Sept 03 (ANI): Women activists on Wednesday condemned the killing of a teenage girl in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. A day after she openly challenged the verdict of a village kangaroo court chaired by a local Trinamool Congress leader, the naked body of a teenage girl was found near the railway tracks in Jalpaiguri. Her father has accused local TMC leaders and supporters of raping and murdering her. The girl, went missing immediately after the meeting ended late on Monday night. She had accompanied her father to a 'salishi' or meeting called by Namita Roy, the TMC councillor of the municipality. Two persons have been detained in this connection and the body has been sent for postmortem. Sep 3, 2014
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B'town celebs revel in festive spirit, immerse Lord Ganesha in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 3 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities took part in processions and chanted hyms as they immersed idol of Hindu god Ganesha on Tuesday, the fifth day of 10-day popular Hindu festival, symbolising a ritual see-off of his journey towards his abode. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi celebrated the immersion of the deity of prosperity, Ganesha, with religious pageantry along with his family. During the immersion ceremonies the Ganesha idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and are immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with Hindu faith symbolizing a ritual see-off of his journey towards his abode in "Kailash", while taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind. Sep 3, 2014
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Politicos react to reports of CBI director associated with various scam accused

New Delhi, Sep 03 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted to reports of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha being associated with people accused in various scams including 2G, Coalgate and Meat export. NCP leader Majid Memon said that law will take its course in deciding the charges against Sinha. SP leader Gaurav Bhatia said that Sinha had been related to various accused earlier too. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that his party also received information regarding Sinha’s contacts with crime accused people. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that the case is now in Supreme Court and it will decide what course to take. Sep 3, 2014
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Goa MLA says dress code for men necessary to maintain discipline on beaches

Panaji, Sep 03 (ANI): The MLA of Goa whose dress code statement created a controversy clarified his statement on Wednesday. Michael Lobo said that he did not want to impose any restrictions but wanted to maintain discipline on the beaches. He added that there is no discipline on beaches in Goa regarding costumes worn by men which makes tourists uncomfortable so he suggested the State government to make costumes compulsory for all tourists visiting the beaches. Sep 3, 2014
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BJP s move to appoint ex CJI P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor sparks controversy

New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): The reported decision of the Modi government to appoint former CJI P Sathasivam as Kerala governor evoked strong criticism from other political parties on Wednesday. According to reports, Kerala CM Oommen Chandy has said the Centre had not consulted his government before taking the decision to appoint Sathasivam as governor. Sep 3, 2014
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PM Modi arrives in New Delhi after 5 day Japan visit

New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived at New Delhi after his 5 day official visit to Japan. Modi was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the New Delhi airport. Prime Minister was on a 5 day official visit to Japan to enhance bilateral ties between both the countries. He took some very important decisions to attract investors in India to improve business ties between India and Japan. Sep 3, 2014
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Three day Indo Bangladesh secretary level talks in Dhaka on cross border crime

Dhaka, Sep 3 (ANI): A team of Indian delegates led by Home Secretary, Anil Goswami, headed to Dhaka to attend the 15th Bangladesh-India Home Secretary-level talks on cross-border crimes and border management. Senior Secretary of Home Ministry, Mozammel Haque Khan, led the Bangladesh delegation. The two countries are expected to discuss issues on border crimes, border management, land boundary agreement, counter-terror initiatives and reopening of immigration points, besides reviewing progress and implementation of existing protocols and agreements. A Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral co-operation for prevention of human trafficking and rescue and rehabilitation of victims is most likely to be signed. The last round of talks was held in New Delhi in June, 2013. Sep 3, 2014
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Birthplace of renowned poet in Varanasi to be first E village

Varanasi, Sep 3 (ANI): As a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to develop smart cities in the country, a village of renowned Hindi poet, Munshi Premchand, which comes under Modi’s constituency of Varanasi, is set to develop as the first smart village. Lamhi village in Varanasi city in Uttar Pradesh will be equipped with all facilities and villagers will no longer have to visit other districts or cities for any administrative-related work. Data of each household will be collected and services would be just one step away. District Magistrate, Pranjal Yadav, said everything would be computerized and any application will be filled in the village itself. Data will be collected based on 36 points, including land, personal, income and others. A unique account number will be generated, which will be given to the villagers. On providing the unique account number, all the data of the person will be available. This will help villagers to avail facilities in their area only. Sep 3, 2014
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Nitin Gadkari Praises Mary Kom & Priyanka Chopra

New Delhi, September 03 (ANI) : Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari was in all praises for Mary Kom and Priyanka Chopra as the actress was in the capital for the promotion of her upcoming flick Mary Kom and went to meet the minister at his residence.Bollywood Diva Priyanka Chopra also praised Mary Kom and talked about the need of bringing out such inspirational stories for the growth and development of women in our society.Mary Kom is the first female biopic and presents the life struggle of woman sportsperson from Northeast. Sep 3, 2014