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Buddhist temple in Bihar suffers neglect due to government Apathy

Rajgir, Sep 07 (ANI): A Buddhist temple in Rajgir city in Bihar is facing neglect due to apathy of the state government. A handful of tourists who visited the temple urged the concerned authorities to improve the infrastructure so that the historic temple attracts more tourists. Buddhist priests do not travel during monsoon and instead sit in one place to meditate, which is known as "varsavash" or the three month long period when monks remain in their monasteries and elders of the community fast and observe abstinence. According to local folklore, Lord Buddha visited this temple in Rajgir and spent his varsavash. Tourists also said they felt unsafe while visiting the temple as not many visitors come here and the site remains a recluse. Sep 7, 2014
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NDRF teams have reached flood affected area of JandK, 3931 people saved: OP Singh

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): While briefing on the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir state, NDRF Director General OP Singh on Sunday said that a total of 17 NDRF teams each comprising 50 members have reached the spot for rescue operations. He said that the team has saved a total of 3931 people and recovered 13 dead bodies. Singh also said that there were many hurdles in the way but the team is not stopping and carrying on the rescue operation. Sep 7, 2014
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JandK experiences worst flood even as Air Force provide relief materials at affected areas

Srinagar/ Jammu, Sep 07 (ANI): The worst flooding in Jammu and Kashmir, in the last 60 years, wreaked havoc in Srinagar city on Sunday as residents blamed the state government for not doing much, especially for tourists. Although heavy rains stopped on Saturday afternoon, flood waters rose sharply overnight in Srinagar, a city of 900,000, catching many people living in low-lying areas unawares. About 22 air force helicopters and four aircraft were deployed to evacuate stranded people and to deliver relief. About 120 army units and eight teams of police reservists, equipped with boats and life jackets, were in action. Relief materials were also dropped by the Air Force to the flood affected areas of the state. Sep 7, 2014
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No provision for secret ballot in Constitution, BJP trying to form govt in Delhi without numbers: Co

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Congress on Sunday organized an 'Aakrosh Rally' in the national capital against the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's move to invite BJP to form government in Delhi. Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Arvinder Singh Lovely said that there is no provision of secret ballot in the Constitution of India and that the LG can only send the message to the assembly. Lovely said that the BJP wants to form the government in Delhi without proper numbers and that is totally unconstitutional. Sep 7, 2014
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Attempted attack on Donetsk airport: Ukraine

Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine spokesman, Volodymyr Polyovyi said that the Ukrainian army "recorded an attempted attack at Donetsk airport," but that it "is still under the control of Ukrainian troops". Duration: 01:12 Sep 7, 2014
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Deadly floods hit Indian Kashmir's Srinagar

Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands of Indians trapped in Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century which has left more than 150 people dead and the main city of Srinagar under water. Duration: 00:47 Sep 7, 2014
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Scotland's fishermen face some choppy waters ahead

Scotland's fishermen face some choppy waters ahead if the country votes for independence from the UK in the forthcoming referendum. Some would welcome the move but others fear separation would give them a much smaller voice in the EU. Duration: 03:16 Sep 7, 2014
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Piyush Goyal presents report card of power ministry in 100 days of govt, says inherited unfavourable

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday presented the report card of the ministry in 100 days of the NDA government and said that they had inherited unfavourable situation from the previous government. Goyal said that the previous UPA government had left the situation in worse condition and that the ministry had to struggle a lot in getting back on track. Further, he also talked about achievements of NDA government in 3 months of time and assured proper supply of electricity to every state. Sep 7, 2014
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No invitation received by LG, will decide in interest of people unlike AAP: Satish Upadhyay

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said that the BJP is yet to receive any invitation from the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on government formation in the national capital. Upadhyay said that the party is ready for polls and that any decision taken will be fully democratic and in the interest of people. He also said that his meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh had nothing to do with the issue. Upadhyay also slammed the Aam Aadmi Party and said that they are using unconstitutional language which is not acceptable to the people of Delhi. Sep 7, 2014
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Priyanka Chopra hopes for success of her film on boxer Mary Kom

Mumbai, Sep 07 (ANI): Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra had her fingers crossed over commercial success of her latest film, which is a biopic based on the life of Indian boxer, Mary Kom. "Mary Kom" released in cinemas across India on Friday (September 05). The movie was premiered in Toronto. Priyanka has had roles in some big budget franchises such as "Krrish" and "Don" and has also won plaudits for playing role like an autistic woman in the film "Barfi". But it is her portrayal of Olympic medalist and five-time World Amateur Boxing champion Mary Kom, which has proved to be the biggest task as an actor so far. Chopra said playing the role of a living, breathing person of nearly her own age has been the greatest challenge of her acting career so far and she learnt the lesson of never give up during the course of shooting of Mary Kom. Sep 7, 2014
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Following of Sharad Pawar in Maharashtra maximum among all parties: NCP

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): NCP leader Majid Memon on Sunday said that NCP Chief Sharad Pawar has the maximum following as a political leader in Maharashtra, even more than Shiv Sena and BJP. Memon added that their ally Congress should also set aside its ego and accept the fact that NCP is stronger as a political party in Maharashtra. He also said that NCP has started campaigning for the upcoming Maharashtra polls actively. Sep 7, 2014
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Reactions flow as Muralidhar Rao assures to solve Ayodhya Temple issue on priority

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): BJP's General Secretary Muralidhar Rao listing out Government's immediate priority said that along with the economic problems of the country, sorting out the issue of Ayodhya Temple is on their agenda. BJP leader Bizay Sonkar Shastri defending Rao's statement said that BJP had spoken about Ayodhya temple in the previous Lok Sabha elections and that a temple should be built there but only with the agreement of the people. Manish Tewari said that by making such comments they are just trying to spread communalism in the country. NCP leader Majid Memon said that price inflation and power shortage should be in their priority list. Congress leader. Sep 7, 2014
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Piyush Goyal presents report card of power ministry in 100 days of govt, says inherited unfavourable

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday presented the report card of the ministry in 100 days of the NDA government and said that they had inherited unfavourable situation from the previous government. Goyal said that the previous UPA government had left the situation in worse condition and that the ministry had to struggle a lot in getting back on track. Further, he also talked about achievements of NDA government in 3 months of time and assured proper supply of electricity to every state. Sep 7, 2014
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Respect Parliament, just opposed parliamentarians who misguide: Vaidik on his remark

Nagpur, Sep 07 (ANI): Senior Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik on Sunday said that he didn’t mean to disrespect the Parliament when he said that he would "spit on all 545 MPs" if they want him declared as "traitor and anti-national". Vaidik said that he respect the Parliament but had opposed only those parliamentarians who misguide the house. He further said that a Parliament which takes wrong decisions under the influence of wrong people should be rejected by the people. Vaidik also said that he would talk to Prime Minister and President about the same and ask if he had no right to condemn those who blot his image in public. Sep 7, 2014
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Worsening Flood situation in J&K halt Shri Shakti Express, block national highway

Udhampur, Sep 07 (ANI): Floods, triggered by heavy downpour, in Jammu and Kashmir continued to wreak havoc on Sunday and lead to suspension of trains and blocking national highway due to mudslide. Pilgrims to sacred holy cave of Vaishno Devi were stranded as Katra region-bound Shri Shakti Express train was stuck for hours at Ramnagar railway station in Udhampur district. A passenger, Vinod Bansal said authorities were not providing any information on the movement of the train. Another passenger, Bagish Goyal said the authorities suddenly announced termination of the train without providing any alternative. Nearly 100 people have been killed due to floods in Kashmir as rivers in the region flowed above the danger mark due to incessant rains. Jammu city's main river, Tawi, which splits the city in two, is flowing well above the danger mark. Sep 7, 2014