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Assange says will leave London embassy _soon_

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday he would _soon_ leave Ecuador_s embassy in London but his organisation played down the comment, saying he would not depart until there was an agreement with Britain_s government. Duration: 01:11 Aug 18, 2014
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Idols of Lord Ganesha to cost more in Pune ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi

Pune, Aug 18 (ANI): Artisans in Maharashtra increased prices of idols of Lord Ganesha, ahead of popular festival of _Ganesh Chaturthi_, which marks re-birth of the god. People making various idols of the Hindu god in Pune city said the price hike was due to inflation as labour charges had increased. Shopkeepers also say that idols made of clay will cost more as they are made by hand and it involves more hard work when compared to those made by Plaster of Paris. Aug 18, 2014
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Quran verses written in calligraphic styles attract visitors in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 18 (ANI): Visitors thronged Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir to see age old manuscripts written in different calligraphic styles put on display at an exhibition. A three-day exhibition, showcasing Quran, the Islamic holy book, written in fine calligraphy on various media attracted people. Copies on display ranged from ancient and medieval manuscripts to texts in the digital format. The exhibition was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages department in a bid to aware the youths of valley regarding the religious asset. The main attraction of exhibition was one of the rarest first Quran manuscripts hand-written in 1237 AD by Fateh-ullah Kashmiri. Aug 18, 2014
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Girl_s medical done and accused arrested: Police on rape case in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Aug 18 (ANI): UP police on Monday informed that the accused in the alleged rape case in Ghaziabad District_s Loni area has been arrested and the victim_s medical test has been done. Angry protesters on Monday clashed with the police over a nine-year-old minor girl being allegedly raped by a 65-year-old man in Ghaziabad District_s Loni area. The protestors damaged a police vehicle and some property. Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the area and Rapid Action Force has been deployed to prevent any flare up. Aug 18, 2014
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Market Update: Nifty, Sensex hit new all-time highs

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): The National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex on Monday scaled new record highs of 7,848.30 and 26,320.66 respectively in afternoon trade on the back of rally in banking, auto, capital goods and oil and gas sector stocks amid sustained capital inflows. Aug 18, 2014
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_Surf_s up_ in South Africa_s shacklands

South African teenagers are finding a refuge from gangland violence by taking to their surf boards. About 250 youths are being taught how to surf by Waves for Change, an NGO using the sport to reach young people suffering from trauma. Duration: 01:56 Aug 18, 2014
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Ram Mandir has been our agenda and we will continue to work for it: Praveen Togadia

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad Chief Praveen Togadia on Monday stayed firm on his controversial remark over fulfilling the dream of 'Ram Mandir'. Togadia said that the construction of Ram temple has been the agenda of VHP since last many years and VHP will continue to work towards it. Togadia's remark has drawn flak from the political parties earlier in the day. Aug 18, 2014
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Politicos react as Pakistan provokes ceasefire violation yet again

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted as Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again throughout the Sunday night. According to the BSF, Pakistan rangers resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling throughout the Sunday night in Arnia and R S Pura area. There has been a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the past two months. Congress leader Manish Tewari and NCP leader Tariq Anwar criticized Pakistan for violating cease fire time and again. Aug 18, 2014
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KCR says want to be Hitler to stop injustice, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted over Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who has called himself Hitler. Defending Telangana government_s controversial decision to hold an intensive household survey on August 19, Rao on Sunday had said that he will be like Hitler to stop _injustice_. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and RJD leader Manoj Jha said that he should take back his comment immediately. Aug 18, 2014
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Power outage sparks anti-Pakistan protests in Azad Kashmir

Muzaffarabad, Aug 18: _Pakistan Murdabad, Load shedding na-manzoor_ - the protesters carrying anti-Pakistan banners in Kotli district of Azad Kashmir shows their anger growing against Islamabad_s discriminatory policies. The region has been facing load shedding for over 18-20 hours a day which ultimately affects the local economy and business activities. They call it a deliberate move by Pakistani authorities as the electricity produced in the region is supplied to Punjab and other provinces. A part of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Azad Kashmir has been under Pakistani rule for over six decades now. People of resource-rich Azad Kashmir are facing intense poverty, underdevelopment and unemployment. Azad Kashmir has its own elected President, Prime Minister and Legislative Assembly, but most of its affairs, including finance and security are controlled by Islamabad. Aug 18, 2014
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Politicos condemn VHP Chief_s statement claiming to fulfill _Ram Mandir_ dream

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad Chief Praveen Togadia_s statement claiming to fulfill the dream of _Ram Mandir_ has drawn flak from the political leaders. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that VHP is trying to polarize the nation on communal lines by giving such statements. NCP leader Majid Memon said that such remarks should be avoided by people of respect as they may bring communal tendencies among people. SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that Praveen Togadia and VHP_s statements do not matter and the Constitution stands beyond any party or committee. CPI leader Brinda Karat stated that the government should look into such statements and see that they do not get encouraged. Aug 18, 2014
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Former Diplomat says Pak envoy playing mischievous on meeting Separatists

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Former Indian Diplomat Rajiv Dogra on Monday said that the Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit is playing mischievous when he called for a meeting with Kashmiri Separatist leaders. Dogra said that Pakistan has started getting more chances of troubling India in terms of extending support to separatists as the Indian government has become soft towards Pakistan. He also said that nobody dared to meet the separatists during the leadership of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Aug 18, 2014
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Politicos react as Ram Jethmalani meets Geelani in Srinagar

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted over Supreme Court lawyer and former Law Minister Ram Jethmalani, who had on Saturday met Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani at his Srinagar residence. While some politicos criticized the move rest others said that it is upto Jethmalani to decide whom to meet. Aug 18, 2014