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Chikungunya virus spreads through French Antilles

Franca has declared a major epidemic of the chikungunya virus in its overseas territory of Martinique in the French Antilles. The mosquito-borne disease first appeared in December and has increased to hit 5,000 new cases per week. Duration: 01:35 Jul 12, 2014
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Reactions pour in as Karnataka house panel blames mobiles for rise in rape

Chandigarh/ Bangalore/ New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): After blaming rape on women_s style of dressing, the crime is now being linked to mobile phones. A house committee of the Karnataka legislative assembly has recommended that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges, blaming the devices for an unprecedented rise in the number of rape and molestation cases. Jul 12, 2014
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Fire at SBI Branch in Chennai

Chennai, July 12 (ANI): A branch of State Bank of India in Chennai caught fire on Saturday evening. Several fire brigades have reached the spot to douse the raging inferno. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. No casualties have been reported in the incident. Branch Manager Sanjeev Chakra assured that no loss of data has happened so the customers need not worry. Jul 12, 2014
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Last rites of senior journalist Jehangir Pocha performed in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): The last rites of senior journalist and editor-in-chief of News X channel Jehangir Pocha were performed at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi on Saturday evening. Pocha passed away in Gurgaon on Saturday morning due to cardiac arrest. He was co-founder of IndiMedia Pvt Ltd, which owns the news channel NewsX. Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was also present among some eminent leaders at the ceremony. Paying tribute to the jopurnalist BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that a very good human being has been lost. He added that Pocha never brought disrepute to his profession. Jul 12, 2014
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Gaza: funerals take place as Israeli strike enters fifth day

Israel pounded Gaza for a fifth day Saturday, vowing no let-up in its air campaign to halt rocket attacks by militants. And with no let-up in sight, Palestinians continue to care for the injured and bury their dead. Duration: 01:00 Jul 12, 2014
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Casablanca buildings collapse kills at least eight

At least four people including a 10-year-old child died and 55 others were injured when three residential buildings collapsed in Casablanca, Morocco_s largest city, the authorities said. Duration: 00:38 Jul 12, 2014
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Putin in Cuba to rekindle Latin America ties

President Vladimir Putin visited Russia_s Cold War ally Cuba on Friday, launching a tour that will see him cozy up to Latin America amid newly frayed relations with the West. Duration: 01:31 Jul 12, 2014
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Directed by and starring legislators, Bhojpuri flick 'Pyaar Mohabbat Zindabad' promotes love and har

Patna, July 12 (ANI): State cultural minister of Bihar directed and produced a regional Bhojpuri film, 'Pyaar Mohabbat Zindabad', starring 11 legislators, which sends out a message of love and shuns greed for money. The cast includes six legislators from regional JD (U) party, four from ruling BJP and one independent politician. The 150 minute romance-cum-action movie was made under the banner of Aadi Shakti Entertainments and Baba Baidyanath Films. Director and independent legislator, Vinay Bihari, said this movie will inspire many directors to work in the same angle and create a better atmosphere among the audience. Jul 12, 2014
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Moist and supple mangoes attract visitors at Mango Festival in Delhi

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Mango lovers are up for a weekend treat as moist, supple and rich aroma grace palates of buyers as the 26th edition of Mango Festival started in New Delhi making their mouths swoon. The festival was aimed at promoting different varieties of mangoes. Mangoes of all shapes and sizes were displayed at this festival. The festival celebrates the grandeur of the 'King of Fruits'. Visitors were happy to learn about different varieties of mangoes and also got a taste of the mango of their choice, free of cost. The festival has almost 500 varieties of mango on display. In addition, there are fresh mangoes and processed mango foods like pickles, sauces, juices, jelly and jams. Jul 12, 2014
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Uttarakhand encourages Organic tea farming to boost business

Uttarakhand, July 12 (ANI): The Uttarakhand state encourages farmers to indulge with organic tea plantations in a bid to boost business in international markets. With the growing demand in organic products, Uttarakhand has initiated organic tea farming in the hill town of Nainital. This has given way to improve the sales of local businessmen. The organic tea is being exported to various countries including Japan and Korea. Recently, 218 hectare of land has been converted to organic plantations in Gorakhalal area in Nainital hills. The tea farms in Nainital also attract tourists who are driven to the beautiful green landscape and fresh air of the farms. Jul 12, 2014
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ATM attacked by unknown miscreants in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 12 (ANI): Despite so much of security in Bangalore, an ATM was attacked by unknown miscreants on Saturday. The ATM which lies under HSR Police Station limit was attacked after the miscreants tried to operate the machine. They later turned all lights off and tried to rob the ATM. The security guard on duty was badly injured after he tried to protest and stop the miscreants. Bangalore ACP Kamal Pant highlighted the entire incident and assured that the guard is out of danger. Jul 12, 2014
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Moradabad SSP not fit for public service, will avenge party workers' insult: Laxmikant Bajpai

Moradabad, July 12 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh BJP President Laxmikant Bajpai on Saturday said that Moradabad SSP Dharamvir is not fir for public services and that he should be inducted by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as his security officer. He said that the party has taken him too seriously and will avenge the insults meted out by him on the BJP workers. He negated all the allegation against BJP workers for inciting communal sentiments in Moradabad. Jul 12, 2014