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EAM assures families of stranded Indian workers in Iraq of their safe return

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, assured families of Indian nationals, who have been abducted by the ISIS in Mosul city of Iraq, of their safe return. Swaraj, after meeting the families, assured them that reports of killing of their relatives and children working in Iraq were untrue and do not have any official confirming for the same. She assured the families that nothing unfortunate had happened, and said that the government of India would leave "no stone unturned" to bring back their loved ones safely. Aug 19, 2014
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Situation tense at Assam-Nagaland border, toll touches nine

Nagaland/Guwahati, Aug 19 (ANI): Situation in Assam-Nagaland border areas remained tense as death toll touched nine, said a senior police official. The affected areas remain tense due to killings in Merapani and Uriamghat of Golaghat district of Assam. Director General of Police (DGP) of Assam Police, Khagen Sharma said that nine dead bodies have been recovered so far. Sharma also inaugurated the Guwahati City police websites to help the public in order to minimize crime and also for lodging immediate complaints. Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi visited the affected areas on Monday. Meanwhile, a scuffle erupted between people and police at Merapani's district near Nagaland border opposing the visit of Gogoi. Aug 19, 2014
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Express train rams into vehicle in Bihar, several feared dead

Motihari, Aug 19 (ANI): A speeding express train rammed into a vehicle at a railway crossing in Bihar province due to which several people are feared dead. More than a dozen people were killed when a packed tempo ferrying people was hit by Rapti Ganga Express train at a manned crossing in the state. The district magistrate, Abhay Kumar Singh, said the toll might rise as rescue operation was underway. Aug 19, 2014
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Afghan special forces brace for exit of US elite troops

US-trained special forces undergo instruction at a camp outside Kabul as Afghanistan looks to them to play a key role in imposing security and building public confidence after US and NATO troops withdraw. Duration: 02:14 Aug 19, 2014
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Trend of luxury housing

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Indians are fast developing a taste for the good life. Fancy lifestyle and luxurious brand names, real estate properties and ultra-luxurious amenities have created a demanding place for luxury housing in the country. To lure buyers, developers are also now trying out variety of new products in luxury housing segment. With this change in real estate trend, India has become one of the fastest growing countries with high net worth individuals, leading the investment portfolio totals upto 40% in the realty market. Aug 19, 2014
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Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listeners'

Malaysia's last "fish listeners" -- practitioners of a dying local art of listening underwater to locate their quarry -- try to keep the ancient technique alive in the face of industrial trawling and the depletion of stocks. Duration: 02:29 Aug 19, 2014
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Booming automobile sector

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Indian auto industry has come a long way since its inception. It has emerged as a major contributor to India's gross domestic product (GDP), accounting around 7% and employing about 19 million people both directly and indirectly. In addition, with Government's backing and a rapid growth in demand of cars, multi-utility vehicles (MUVs), two and three wheelers and auto components, the sector is set to attract foreign investors. India is currently the sixth largest passenger vehicle market in the world, and is geared to overtake major markets in Europe and North America in the next decade. Aug 19, 2014
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National Guard arrives in Ferguson

US National Guard troops are deployed in Ferguson, Missouri where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager sparking days of violence and unrest. Duration: 00:38 Aug 19, 2014
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Survivors of Indonesia tour boat swam to volcano island

Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued Monday after a horrific ordeal that had forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine. Duration: 00:31 Aug 18, 2014
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Muslim-Jewish wedding in Israel draws furious response

The wedding of a Jewish woman, Morel Malka, and a Muslim man, Mahmoud Mansour, in the city of Rishon Letzion, central Israel, has drawn furious response from Israeli ultra-rightwing group "Lehava" and support from other Israelis. Duration: 01:19 Aug 18, 2014
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Religious differences fade away as visually challenged Hindu and Muslim children recite Ramayana tog

Agra, Aug 18 (ANI): India is a land of amazing diversity. Yet, people from different communities have lived together for centuries in the country in harmony. This is visible across the country. One such example comes from Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Here a blind school houses children belonging to different communities, who learn not just life skills but also about other religions. The school recently organised a gathering where children recited the Ramayana, the story of Hindu god Ram, with equal enthusiasm. Aug 18, 2014