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Muslims prepare for Eid amid rising prices

Varanasi, July 25 (ANI): Indian Muslims in Uttar Pradesh thronged various markets ahead of Eid-al-fitr amid rising prices. Eid marks the end of holy month of Ramadan. Despite crowd in markets, shopkeepers said the business was slow as prices of several commodities had shot up. Inflation and spiraling prices of commodities remained a matter of concern for many Muslims heading to markets for shopping. Eid is a time for visiting friends and family and receiving guests. It is customary for Muslims to buy new clothes and accessories for the festive occasion. Jul 25, 2014
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Army Chief Bikram Singh pays homage to Kargil martyrs

Kargil, July 25 (ANI): The Army commemorated the _Vijay Diwas_ at the war memorial in Drass sector of Kargil on Friday. Army Chief General Bikram Singh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil war in the ceremony at the war memorial in Drass. Singh will also interact with the families of the martyred soldiers during the day. Besides the Army Chief, other top commanders of the Army, war heroes, martyrs_ families, and other dignitaries were present at the commemorative wreath laying ceremony. Each year since 1999, the _Kargil Vijay Diwas_ is celebrated on 26 July every year to mark the exit of Pakistan Army from Indian territory and Indian Army bunkers captured by them. Jul 25, 2014
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Oinam Bembem Devi The star of Indian women football

Manipur, July 25 (ANI): At the tender age of 10 when Oinam Bembem Devi first started playing football, she couldn_t have imagined herself playing internationals in a few years_ time. When she turned 15 in 1995, Bembem Devi made her international debut for India. It was the start of the greatest career in Indian women_s football. The 36-year-old, who hails from Pishumthong Leishangthem Leikai, is the captain of Manipur women_s football team. She represented the Indian women_s team thrice in 2003, 2010 and 2012 as the captain and aspires to be a coach after retirement. Bembem Devi is the first woman from Manipur to have bagged the title of _Best Footballer_ twice. Jul 25, 2014
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Pineapple cultivation has great potential in Manipur

Manipur, July 25 (ANI): Pineapples from Manipur are well known for its distinct taste. And small farmers like Indrajit Singh have tapped the potential. He has been growing the fruit in one acre of his land at Ngariyan Hills in Imphal East. He earns Rs. 70,000 every season. In a move to motivate more farmers to grow pineapple, the Andro Kendra Development Organization organizes a week-long Pineapple festival every year. This year, it has invited horticulture experts to interact with local farmers and provide them technical knowledge to cultivate and market the fruit. Andro town has some 400 small and medium pineapple farmers. Jul 25, 2014
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Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Duration: 00:42 Jul 25, 2014
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Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said. Duration: 01:06 Jul 25, 2014
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UK's Hammond: cycle of violence 'triggered by Hamas'

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond met Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, to discuss possibilities for a ceasefire and an end to the ongoing violent conflict in Gaza. Duration: 00:46 Jul 25, 2014
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Train rams school bus in India killing at least 11 children

Indian families grieve over the bodies of their children at the site of the collision between a school bus and a train at Thoopran Mandal of Medak District, about 58 kilometers from Hyderabad, on July 24. Duration: 00:43 Jul 25, 2014
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Burkina Faso officials still looking for Air Algerie plane

The chief of staff of the Burkina Faso President has said _bad weather_ could have _caused_ the crash of the Air Alg__rie plane, which went missing after taking off from Burkina Faso for Algiers with 116 passengers on board. Duration: 00:50 Jul 25, 2014
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Funerals in Gaza after Israeli strikes

Washington_s top diplomat John Kerry Thursday pressed efforts to end bloodshed in Gaza, reaching out to allies of Hamas as the Islamist movement_s war with Israel raged into a 17th day. Duration: 00:59 Jul 25, 2014