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Radio controlled car racing gearing popularity in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, July 29 (ANI): Radio controlled car racing, which is quite common across other Asian countries, is also gearing up popularity in Tamil Nadu. The first, popularly known as RC (radio controlled) national racing car event, was organized by Radio Controlled Car Association along with Kovai Modelers club at the racing club in Coimbatore. One of the winners of the Radio Control car race, Murali Kannadasan, said that these are unusual cars which runs on methanol and jump through different tracks. Radio car racing is very popular in China, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan. Event organizer, Raj Kumar, said that the race is popular in many other countries except India, where there is a dearth of racing tracks. Jul 29, 2014
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Villagers in Malkangiri demand adequate funds for expediting developmental work

Malkangiri, July 29 (ANI): Maintaining various welfare programmes have failed to yield benefits for the Maoist-infested Malkangiri district due to insufficient funds. Malkangiri, is one of the two districts worst affected by Maoist activities in Odisha. The Maoists, have worked systematically to consolidate their base and capacities in the district. Rural Development Expert, Ashutosh Mishra said that Malkangiri district is a house to the poor and innocent tribal, who have volumes of problems, but being a Maoist hot bed is a major worry. Meanwhile, villagers urged the Modi-led-Bharatiya Janata Party government to grand a special package for implementing development interventions in the area. Jul 29, 2014
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Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro welcomes a Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief after his release from Aruba, where he was arrested at the United States' request on drug trafficking charges. Duration: 00:56 Jul 28, 2014
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Huge oil depot blaze puts Tripoli under threat

Firefighters on Monday failed to extinguish a blaze at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli, sparking fears of a huge fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area. Duration: 00:35 Jul 28, 2014
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Indian Civil Services aspirants meet Rahul Gandhi to air grievances over examination

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) aspirants met, Vice President of Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, on Monday to seek a solution over the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) issue. Aspirants have demanded the scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test, calling it discriminatory against those with a limited knowledge of the English language. National general secretary of the student wing of Congress party -National Students' Union of India (NSUI), Mohit Sharma, said that they asked Gandhi to champion their cause. The candidates have requested the Congress leader to raise the matter in Parliament. Jul 28, 2014
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Kashmir decks up for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations

Srinagar, July 28 (ANI): As the countdown to Eid-ul-Fitr begins, the activities that have contributed to the merry hustle and bustle associated with it gains momentum across Kashmir. Shoppers galore flock at decked up markets to usher in the much-awaited festival. Shoppers in the summer capital of Srinagar thronged decorated markets to do their last minute Eid shopping. Beelines outside confectionary and bakery shops to buy their favourite items were seen across the city. Eid ul-Fitr is also know as "the feast of breaking the fast" and occurs with the sighting of the new moon. Rushing through his Eid shopping in a market in Srinagar, a customer, Peroz Ahmad, said Eid is a big day for everyone and brings joy to every household. It is customary for Muslims to buy new clothes and accessories for the festive occasion. Jul 28, 2014
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Pakistan must declare Hafiz Saeed as terrorist: Husain Haqqani

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Former Ambassador of Pakistan to US Husain Haqqani on Monday said that Pakistan should declare Hafiz Saeed and others of the group as terrorist, like international community who have already declared the same. He said that Pakistan should not think that they will be beneficial for the country in any way and that Punjab and the Pak central government should understand this. Jul 28, 2014
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Goa Deputy CM apologises for his 'Hindu nation'remark

Panaji, July 28 (ANI): Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza apologized on Monday for his remark that PM Narendra Modi will develop India into a Hindu nation. He said that Hindu is a culture and he did not prefer to it as a religion. Further, he said that if the remark had hurt sentiments of anybody, he apologise for the same. Jul 28, 2014
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Muslims mark start of Eid al-Fitr festival

Muslims around the world mark the start of Eid al-Fitr. Afghans pray at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul while Palestinians celebrate in Jerusalem under the watchful eye of security forces. Duration: 00:49 Jul 28, 2014
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Palestinians honour Gaza victims during Eid prayers

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah participated in prayers marking Eid al-Fitr in Ramallah on Monday later placing flowers in memory of victims of the conflict in the Gaza Strip at the memorial for martyrs in the West Bank. Duration: 01:10 Jul 28, 2014
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Hindu devotees throng temples to celebrate auspicious Monday during 'Sawan'

Ujjain/ Varanasi, June 28 (ANI): Thousands of devout Hindus thronged Lord Shiva temples across India to offer special prayers in celebration of the auspicious third Monday of the month- long 'Sawan '(Monsoon) festival. Devotees gathered in large numbers on Monday to offer milk, curd, honey and holy water to Lord Shiva in the wee hours of the morning. Long queues of people waiting with an assortment of religious offerings like joss sticks, red vermilion and flowers were seen outside the temples. A priest in the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple of ancient Ujjain city in Madhya Pradesh, Anup Yadav, said that the third Monday of the month holds a special importance in the Hindu lunar calendar. Kanwarias (devotees of Lord Shiva) undertake a tedious foot journey to the Hindu pilgrim centres of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch the holy waters of river Ganges for their village temples. Jul 28, 2014
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A Hindu devotee maintains shrine of Sufi Chandsa Baba in Midnapur displaying communal harmony

Midnapur, June 28 (ANI): Throughout India many people cross religious and communal lines to promote peace and harmony within their communities. One such individual is Chamat Kumar Setua, a Hindu caretaker of a Sufi saint, Chandsa Baba's shrine. Starting out as a businessman and disciple of Chandsa Baba, Chamat Kumar Setua built the shrine himself in honor of the saint after Chandsa Baba's death in 1980. He has spent the last 34 years maintaining the premises of the shrine single-handedly, and promoting peace and harmony among Hindus and Muslims in the region. Chamat Kumar Setua's undying devotion to Chandsa Baba's legacy has made him and the shrine a symbol of communal harmony across the region. Jul 28, 2014