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Dilapidated roads add to misery of people in Kashmir

Kathua, Aug 3 (ANI): Heavy rains damaged roads connecting villages in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, causing sufferings to people. People alleged that roads in the district were never in a good state and government's Prime Minister Rural Roads Scheme failed to make much of a difference in these areas. Thirteen-year-old student Pooja Devi said the roads were in dilapidated condition and it had become difficult to commute. Aug 3, 2014
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Low prices of jute upset farmers in West Bengal

Siliguri, Aug 3 (ANI): The degrading market prices of jute, which is one the prominent cash crops of India, caused distress to farmers in West Bengal. The upset farmers hoped for good prices for their produce. A farmer Binod Roy, from Siliguri expressed disappointment over lowering market prices of jute crops. Aug 3, 2014
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Libya evacuees arrive in Greece

Libya is descending into a civil war spiral that is "much worse" than the unrest that toppled its dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, residents fleeing the country said Saturday. Duration: 00:54 Aug 2, 2014
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Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament. Duration: 01:05 Aug 2, 2014
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Tamil Nadu's VCK party protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza, calls it 'genocide'

Chennai, Aug 2 (ANI): Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi party (VCK) staged a silent protest in Tamil Nadu on Saturday against the intensified Israeli attacks on Gaza. Israel launched a Gaza air and naval offensive on July 08 following a surge of cross-border rocket salvoes by Hamas and other Palestinian guerrillas, killing thousands till now. Meanwhile, VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan condemned the killings of innocent Palestinians and urged the central government to seek United Nations intervention in the issue. Aug 2, 2014
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It Happens: Kashmir Fair

Srinagar, August 2 (ANI): A visit to the circus fair on Wednesday (July 30) reminded Kashmiris in Srinagar city of their peaceful past when such mega events were the order of the day, which now have become mere memories with the shadow of militancy looming large over the picturesque state. The circus was organised by circus group based in Ludhiana in northwestern Punjab state. Based in the heart of Srinagar city for the past two months, it has talented jugglers performing acrobats and comic artists who make children roll with laughter. Kashmir last saw the circuses till the mid 80s when people thronged them in large numbers and now, after almost three decades, it returned to the valley to entertain and thrill the crowds. An exhibition-cum fair was also held on the sidelines of the circus where products from all over the country were displayed. Aug 2, 2014
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It Happens: Nag Panchmi

Allahabad, August 2 (ANI): Devotees thronged temples, offered and poured milk on snakes to celebrate Hindu festival, ‘Nag Panchami’ to honour serpent god on Friday. Devout Hindus in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh flocked temples of Hindu Lord Shiva and offered milk, water, flowers and fruits to serpents as a unique expression of devotion on the auspicious occasion. The festival is believed to bring prosperity and happiness, eradicating evil and hardships from people’s lives. Snake charmers lined the streets and attracted devotees to offer milk to snakes. Followers of Lord Shiva in Madhya Pradesh province also celebrated the festival with religious pageantry. As per scriptures, Shiva sports a snake around his neck while Vishnu reclines on a hooded couch created by Shesha Naga. The festival also holds great importance for the snake charmer community. Aug 2, 2014
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INLD releases election manifesto for Haryana Assembly polls

Chandigarh, Aug 2 (ANI): The opposition party in Haryana, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), released its election manifesto on Saturday ahead of the state assembly polls. The Haryana legislative assembly election will be held to select 90 legislators as the term ends on October 27. INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala said the state was dependent on his party. Aug 2, 2014
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Pune landslide: Rescue teams intensify search operations as death toll mounts to 76

Ambegaon, Aug 2 (ANI): Rescuers in Maharashtra on Saturday intensified search operations and dug through swirling mud to uncover dozens of submerged homes and survivors swallowed up by a landslide that flattened almost an entire village as the death toll rose to 76. Rain and poor communications hampered the teams working in the Malin village, 60 km (35 miles) from the city of Pune. Commandant of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Alok Awasthi said they have speed up the rescue operations as the weather turned favourable. Aug 2, 2014
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Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil visits landslide-hit Malin village in Pune

Pune, Aug 02 (ANI): Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Saturday visited the landslide-hit Malin village in Pune. Patil said that the Central and State government will provide appropriate compensation to the villagers who lost their homes. He added that measures will also be taken to prevent any such incident further. Aug 2, 2014
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Exclusive interview with Jeet Bahadur whose education was sponsored by PM Modi Part - 1

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): ANI took an exclusive interview with Jeet Bahadur whose education was sponsored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bahadur said that Modi was like an elder brother to him as Modi took intense care of his health and education since he was a child. Bahadur also said that Modi searched for his family and verified his parents. Bahadur will also be accompanying Modi on his visit to Nepal to meet his parents. Aug 2, 2014
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Exclusive interview with Jeet Bahadur whose education was sponsored by PM Modi Part - 2

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): ANI took an exclusive interview with Jeet Bahadur whose education was sponsored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bahadur said that Modi was like an elder brother to him as Modi took intense care of his health and education since he was a child. Bahadur also said that Modi searched for his family and verified his parents. Bahadur will also be accompanying Modi on his visit to Nepal to meet his parents. Aug 2, 2014
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Funeral held for murdered Somali MP

The funeral of Somali MP Sheikh Adan Madeer was held in Mogadishu on Saturday. Madeer, who was shot as he left prayers at a mosque on Friday, was the fifth MP killed this year in a string of attacks by Somalia's Shebab insurgents. Duration: 00:56 Aug 2, 2014