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Mumbai's Nariman House reopens six years after 26/11

Mumbai, Aug 26 (ANI): The Chabad House centre in downtown Colaba, better known as Nariman House, opened on Tuesday, nearly six years after the 26/11 tragedy. The fully renovated six-storeyed Nariman House saw a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia. The top two floors of the building house a memorial dedicated to the victims of the attack. The bullet marks have been left intact on the walls, keeping the memories of the attack alive. During the attacks, six occupants of the Nariman House including Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife were killed. The couple's son, 2-year-old Moshe, was saved by his Indian nanny. Aug 26, 2014
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Torrential rains trigger flood like situation in West Bengal

Siliguri, Aug 26 (ANI): Torrential rains triggered flood-like situation in Siliguri town under Darjeeling district of West Bengal on Tuesday. Normal life was disrupted as Siliguri received 150mm rainfall in the past 24 hours. Some areas remained waterlogged after the lashing rains. The affected residents blocked the highway for several hours to protest against the establishment for not taking stalk of situation in water logged areas. An affected resident, Umesh Sharma said the situation is pathetic, as their lives have come to a standstill and the state authorities have still not taken any action. Aug 26, 2014
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Thai king endorses coup leader as prime minister

Thailand's coup leader is formally endorsed as prime minister by the nation's revered king, in a step towards forming a government to oversee sweeping reforms in the politically turbulent kingdom. Duration: 01:04 Aug 26, 2014
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French Minister Royal refuses to comment on govt. crisis

The French President's former partner and Ecology Minister Segolene Royal, refuses to be drawn into commenting on France's fresh political crisis, after Hollande told his prime minister to form a new government. Duration: 00:33 Aug 26, 2014
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Activists, churchmen gather in Philippine protest

Thousands of people including activists and clergy gather at the Philippine capital's main park in a rally to denounce the 'pork barrel' system which they blame for spreading corruption. Duration: 00:32 Aug 26, 2014
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Netflix looks for Emmy wins but already leads online

Even if it doesn't take home any of the major trophies at Monday's Emmy Awards, Netflix will have already proven itself as the leader in Internet programming, boldly taking TV audiences where no show has gone before. Duration: 01:54 Aug 26, 2014
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Mourners in Ferguson gather for Michael Brown's funeral

Congregants on Monday attending the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed black man controversially shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, call for peace and a deeper conversation about racial tensions. Duration: 00:54 Aug 26, 2014
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Ebola suspected passengers taken for inspection at New Delhi Airport

New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): Three passengers who arrived at Delhi airport on Tuesday morning have been isolated over Ebola fears and taken for inspection, according to reports. Elaborate precautionary arrangements have been put in place at the Delhi and Mumbai airports to screen 112 stranded Indians who are arriving today by various flights from and around Ebola-hit Liberia. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December, 2013, the World Health Organisation has said. Aug 26, 2014
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Customer satisfaction remains prime focus for Japanese service providers

Tokyo, Aug 26 (ANI): Tokyo, the mega city, is known for its best telecommunication services. The secret lies in these tunnels, which has an underground fiber network, known as "Toudo" in Japanese. It spans a distance of 290 kilometers in Tokyo, and a total distance of 650 kilometers nationwide. The deepest tunnel stood 50 meters below the ground level. Japan's first telecom tunnel system constructed nearly a century ago in 1926 is still in use. The Tunnel securely conceals telecom cables, both copper wires used for generations, and thin optical fiber cables that can transmit grater amount of data. Many companies are now adopting cloud computing and expanding to utilize data centers. The aerial wire is one of the ways to connect cables, but it has weakness against storms and natural disasters. Pipelines are much secure in underground, but it has very limited in extensibility. Aug 26, 2014
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Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits northern California

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocks California's scenic Napa Valley wine country, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep. Duration: 00:46 Aug 26, 2014
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Followers of Sai Baba and Shankaracharya entered into clash in Chhattisgarh

Kawardha, Aug 26 (ANI): Devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and followers of revered Hindu cleric Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati clashed during 'dharma sansad' (Religious Parliament) in Kawardha city of Chhattisgarh. The scuffle broke out when two Sai devotees, who had come to express their views on Sai Baba debate, questioned Shankaracharya which upset his disciples. Later, Shankarachrya intervened to pacify them and the police had to deploy extra force to prevent any untoward incident. Another Hindu Cleric, Narendra Giri, threatened to dismantle Sai statutes. Around 400 religious leaders have assembled to discuss whether the status of 'Saint' to be given to Shirdi Sai Baba or not. Aug 26, 2014
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Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire agreement, DGMO level talks to take up cause

Jammu and Kashmir, Aug 26 (ANI): At least three soldiers and five militants were killed in two separate encounters that have been going on intermittently since Saturday in Kupwara district of Kashmir. In a fresh ongoing encounter in Kalaroos area of Kupwara district on Tuesday, one jawan lost his life. A DGMO level talks between India and Pakistan is to take place today where Indian Army is likely to raise the issue of ceasefire violations to their Pakistani counterparts. Meanwhile, continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the international border drew ire of villagers, who have to run in the midnight to save their lives. People living along the de-facto border have been under constant threat of the firing. Many villages at the border have been abandoned. Aug 26, 2014