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Coimbatore goldsmith makes world's smallest gold flag ahead of India's 68th Independence Day

Coimbatore, Aug 11 (ANI): To show his love for his motherland, a goldsmith belonging to Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu designed the world's smallest flag made of gold. The goldsmith, UMT Raja said that he made the miniature version of the Indian flag using only 4 mg of gold, making it the smallest in the world. Besides the flag, Raja also made a miniature model depicting the Indian freedom movement using gold, which includes the Indian flag and a model of great freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi. The whole movement is depicted on a matchstick, which Raja painted in saffron, white and green colours. Aug 11, 2014
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Relatives of likely Bharat Ratna awardees react on speculations over same

Allahabad/ Raipur/ Rourkela/ Kolkata, Aug 11 (ANI): The government ordered five medallions, bringing names of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to the forefront to receive this year's Bharat Ratna awards. Another noted name in the Indian freedom movement, Madan Mohan Malviya is also rumoured to be one of the five persons to be honoured. Relatives of the speculated nominees have expressed happiness over the buzz. Malviya's grand daughter-in-law, Saraswati Malviya thanked the Narendra Modi-led government and said that the award should have been bestowed earlier. On hearing rumours of the highest civilian award being bestowed upon the former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his niece expressed her pride. Aug 11, 2014
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Politicos welcome Pak PM's remark for better relations with India

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Political leaders across India welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's remark to better the relationship between the two neighbouring countries. Reportedly, Sharif, while addressing a conference in Islamabad, expressed his regret and dissatisfaction regarding the relationship of his country with its neighbours, especially India. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla welcomed Sharif's remark and said it was a positive development for the two countries. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was high time leaders of the two nations joined hands for a friendly relationship. Meanwhile, Defense Expert Praful Bakshi said he was surprised by this statement as it was not easy for a leader to make such remarks amid army personnel in Pakistan and said it was a good sign. Aug 11, 2014
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Doctors confirm Guinea returned man unaffected with Ebola virus

Chennai, Aug 11 (ANI): Doctor discharged a Guinea returned native of Chennai in Tamil Nadu on finding him unaffected with Ebola virus. The 26-year-old Parthiban from Theni district was taken to the Rajiv Gandhi(RG) Government General Hospital immediately after he landed from the West African country. Regional Medical Officer at RG General Hospital Dr. Elango, confirmed that he has been allowed to return to his home town as the test results on his immunity showed no signs of infection. The Ministry of Health, in coordination with the Ministries of Home Affairs (immigration Department), External Affairs and Civil Aviation, is constantly tracking passengers arriving in India from the West African countries affected by Ebola. Aug 11, 2014
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Pak violates ceasefire, 2 jawans and 2 civilians injured

Jammu, Aug 11 (ANI): In yet another violation of ceasefire by Pakistan, its troops resorted to unprovoked firing at several Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district in the wee hours of Monday. According to Police sources, two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers - Head Constable Sunil Kumar and Constable Bishnoi, along with two civilians- were injured when the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing at four places in the RS Pura area of the international border early this morning. The BSF retaliated the Pakistan firing effectively. Aug 11, 2014
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Body found at Congress leader Kumari Selja's house

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): A body of 42-year-old servant was found at Congress leader Kumari Selja's house in the national capital on Monday. The body is identified be of Sanjay, a daily wager. The police is investigating the case and probing the cause of death. A team of forensic experts have also reached the venue to investigate the incident. It is yet not clear whether the Congress leader was present in the house at the time of the incident. More details are awaited. Aug 11, 2014
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Bihar by polls: Lalu, Nitish to share dais during campaign today

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar, will campaign together for the Assembly by-polls in Bihar from Monday. Both of them will hold five public meetings at Hajipur, Mohiuddinagar, Narkatiyaganj, Chapra and Mohania as part of campaign for the bye-elections in 10 seats scheduled for August 21. Aug 11, 2014
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Incessant rains hit plum production in Kashmir

Kanipora, Aug 11 (ANI): The incessant rainfall this year in Jammu and Kashmir has hugely hit plum crop falling its production by more than twenty percent. The unseasonal rains in some parts of plum growing area like Kanipora, Budgam and Zakurain near Srinagar have hampered the flowers growth of the fruit which results in low productivity. The mouth watering Kashmiri plums are known for their superiority of taste and are very popular in across the country. However, Horticulture Officer, Manzoor Ahmad said continuous rains for three consecutive months and not meeting the optimum plum growing temperature has hit the production of the fruit. Aug 11, 2014
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'Singham Returns' starcast launch new range of watches in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 10 (ANI): The starcast of the film, 'Singham Returns', actors Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kapoor along with director Rohit Shetty, attended launch of a new range of watches to promote their film in showbiz capital Mumbai. 'Singham Returns' is a cop drama and is a sequel to the 2011 similar- themed movie, 'Singham'. Narrating about his character, Devgan said that it is obviously very similar to his character in the prequel since it is essentially the same character. Film also features a song by rapper YoYo Honey Singh. The song 'Aata Majhi Satakli' reportedly crossed one million views on the YouTube in just one day. On being asked how Shetty came to be associated with Honey Singh, Shetty referred the question to Kareena Kapoor and the rapper fan said that this was the best time for both to come together. Aug 10, 2014
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PM Modi celebrates Raksha Bandhan with school children

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday celebrated Raksha Bandhan with school children. Raksha Bandhan symbolises the eternal bond of love between brother and sister. The festival is traditionally celebrated by visiting siblings with gifts and sweets on this auspicious ceremony. Raksha Bandhan occupies a special place in the Hindu religious calendar. The festival is celebrated with fervour and gaiety among people from different communities. In India, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated to symbolise the strong bond between the brothers and sisters and the love and affection shared between them. Aug 10, 2014
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Five persons killed as car falls in Narmada canal

Vadodara, Aug 10 (ANI): At least five persons were killed on Sunday when their car fell into Narmada canal at a village in Chhota Udaipur district of Gujarat, police said. All five youths between 20 to 30 years of age, in the car were travelling back after getting rakhi tied by their sisters on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. The victims were on their way to Lajpura village in Chhota Udepur when the accident occurred. Aug 10, 2014
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Vintage cars rally in India's IT hub, spreading awareness on women's safety

Bangalore, Aug 10 (ANI): A rally of vintage cars was taken out in Bangalore by the Karnataka Vintage and Classic Car Club on Sunday to create awareness on, 'respect and safety for women. The rally covered around 5 kilometers in the city. Many women dignitaries like Indian classical danseuse Vani Ganapathy, Indian athlete Reeth Abraham, and Former Indian swimmer Nisha Millet, were present at the event. Grand old cars which were used by the Maharajas, industrialists and other noted celebrities of yesteryears were part of the drive, one of them belonging to the father of the first Indian Prime Minsiter, Jawaharlal Nehru. Lanchester, Hillman, Wolseley, Jaguars, Fords, Chevrolets, Austin's, Morris' etc, rallied in the City. Aug 10, 2014
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CRPF disposes off IED bomb in Assam

Assam, Aug 10 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) disposed off a pressure-sensitive Improvised Explosive Device (IED) bomb discovered in Nagain district of Assam. The bomb was concealed in a tiffin box. He added that the bomb had been disposed off after exploding it with TNT. Aug 10, 2014