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Malaria outbreak claims 79 lives in Tripura

Tripura, Aug 10 (ANI): At least 79 people have died of malaria in Tripura during the past two months, said a senior official of the state health department. Health officials said that the epidemic has affected children already suffering from lack of immunity and malnutrition. Aug 10, 2014
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Congress workers stage unique protest against inflation in Bhopal

Bhopal, Aug 10 (ANI): Congress party members held protest against skyrocketing prices of food and essential commodities in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. Party leader Sangita Sharma tied rakhis on the wrists of the male protesters. She said that every year on Rakshabandhan, sisters want to tie the most expensive rakhis on their brothers' wrists, and therefore she chose rakhis made of pricey vegetables. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated to symbolise the strong bond between the brothers and sisters and the love and affection shared between them and the Congress party workers staged a unique protest to bring light to severe inflation on the occasion. Aug 10, 2014
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Sale of Indian flags made of indigenous cloth expected to rise after plastic ban

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Women in Assam make national flags of indigenous cloth, Khadi, which are ready to hit the markets increasing hopes of making profit after the government bans use of plastic materials. As Independence Day draws closer, the noise of sewing machines at the Assam Khadi Village and Industries Board in Guwahati gets louder with several women workers of the board making national flags made of Khadi. The workers are aware that Khadi flags are in demand in government offices as the sale of plastic flags has been banned. Workers said with the flags being made out of Khadi, the significance of the national flag has been reinforced. Aug 10, 2014
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Women tie rakhis to soldiers guarding Indo-Pak border on Raksha Bandhan

Amritsar, Aug 10 (ANI): Women on Sunday tied rakhis on wrists of soldiers guarding India’s border in Punjab to mark the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The soldiers were elated and deeply touched. Border Security Force (BSF) Commandant Officer Wagah Border, Satish Kumar, expressed his gratitude and said the gesture by students and women was rewarding for each one of them. The girls were highly pleased and felt proud in tying rakhi on the wrists of soldiers. A school student, Vidisha, said BSF personnel are not able to unite with their families on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and tying rakhi to them felt good as they sacrifice their lives performing their duty towards the nation. Aug 10, 2014
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Politicos react on likely Bharat Ratna awardees Vajpayee, Subhash Chandra Bose, Kanshi Ram

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Political leaders react as reports of Freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and BSP founder Kanshi Ram being conferred with the Bharat Ratna are doing rounds. It is being said that the announcement regarding the same may be made as early as Independence Day by the NDA government. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, AAP’s Rahul Mehra along with CPI’s D Raja welcomed the same and said that such people should be conferred with such gestures of tribute for their works. Aug 10, 2014
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Child from war-torn Iraq gets new life by the help of Indian doctors

Gurgaon, Aug 10 (ANI): A child from war-torn Iraq got a new life with the efforts of Indian doctors. The13-year-old Iraqi boy was operated at a speciality hospital in Gurgaon. In June, Iraqi child Hayder Hamid Haloob was going with his family to their fields to cut the wheat crop on the outskirts of the holy city of Karbala — bordering the ISIS-controlled Jurf-Al-Sakhar area — when a landmine went off. The blast killed his uncle who was driving, and left his mother and aunt with shrapnel injuries in their arms and shoulders. Neuro Surgeon, Doctor Sandeep Vaish said that the child’s condition was very critical when he was brought from Iraq. Vaish informed that there was a metal nut at back side of the child’s head which might have pierced inside during the bomb blast. Aug 10, 2014
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Narendra Modi celebrates Rakshabandhan

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): PM Narendra Modi celebrated Rakshabandhan in the capital on Sunday. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, which is being celebrated across the country today. Social worker Sadhvi Rithambara and Minister of Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla tied rakhi to Modi. Aug 10, 2014
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BSF, BGB celebrate rakhi at Indo-Bangladesh border

South Dinajpur, Aug 10 (ANI): Indian border guarding force (BSF) and Bangladeshi border guarding force (BGB) celebrated Rakhi at Hilly Indo-Bangladesh border under South Dinajpur district of West-Bengal on Sunday. BSF lady constables tied Rakhi to BGB jawans in the presence of senior officials at the border line. The main motto behind the function is to enhance brotherhood between the two friendly neighborhood countries. Aug 10, 2014
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Britain airdrops humanitarian aid for besieged Iraqis

UK airdrops aid to thousands of civilians stranded on a mountain in northern Iraq after fleeing militants. Officials said Sunday, thousands of civilians have safely escaped to Syria and been escorted by Kurdish forces back into Iraq. Duration: 00:42 Aug 10, 2014
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President Pranab Mukherjee celebrates rakshabandhan

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday celebrated Rakshabandhan with children. Children of all age groups were present at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to tie Rakhi on Mukherjee's wrist. They looked happy to receive gifts and chocholate from the president. Earlier on Saturday, in his message, Mukherjee extended his warm greetings and good wishes to all citizens in the country and abroad saying, "The festival of Rakhi spreads harmony and celebrates brotherhood. Rakhi is a sacred thread of protection embellished with the affection of a sister for her brother. It symbolises the inseparable bond of love between brothers and sisters". Aug 10, 2014
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Gas pricing: Congress says court will look into matter pertaining to validation of probe against Rel

Bangalore/ New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): The anti-graft wing of the Delhi government has filed an affidavit in the high court saying it has jurisdiction to lodge a report against Reliance Industries and former petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily, in the gas pricing issue. Moily said that the matter is in the court and it would be taken care of by the court. Congress and NCP also said that the High Court will have final say in the matter. Meanwhile, AAP accused the former UPA government and said that the agency was right in filing affidavit in the case. The matter pertains to an approval by the cabinet of the previous government in January to double the price of gas extracted by Reliance from $4.2 per unit. Aug 10, 2014
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Cultural celebration aims to unite war-torn South Sudan

As South Sudan continues to experience civil unrest and inter-tribal violence, a fashion and arts festival aims to introduce diverse populations to each other through cultural experiences. Duration: 01:34 Aug 10, 2014
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Advani celebrates Rakshabandhan

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani celebrated rakshabandhan at his residence in the capital here today. Earlier today, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel tied rakhi to Gujarat Governor OP Kohli. The first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat also tied rakhis to specially-abled children in Gandhinagar. President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari have also extended their wishes to the people of the country on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. Aug 10, 2014
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Widows, school children visit 7RCR to tie rakhi to PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Widows from Vrindavan and school going children were among those who landed at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 7 Race Course Road residence today to tie rakhis to the PM. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, which is being celebrated across the country today. Aug 10, 2014