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Damascenes celebrate Halloween in war-torn city

Halloween is celebrated by some revellers in the Syrian capital Damascus, with event organisers saying they hope they will help chase away the 'evil spirits' that are hanging over their war-torn country. Duration:01:04 Nov 1, 2013
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Narendra Modi can't be blamed for post-Godhra riots: KPS Gill

New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Former DGP of Punjab K P S Gill, who had served as security advisor to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2002, has claimed that Modi cannot be blamed for post-Godhra riots. Gill stated that it was the job of the police leadership to respond to the law and order situations. Nov 1, 2013
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BJP backs KPS Gill's claim about Narendra Modi on post-Godhra riots

Lucknow/ New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Backing the claim of former Punjab DGP KPS Gill that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi cannot be blamed for the post-Godhra riots, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said that Gill's reputation as an officer has been very good, and he is absolutely correct. Gill, who had served as security advisor to the Gujarat Chief Minister in 2002, has said that Modi cannot be blamed for post-Godhra riots as it is the job of the police leadership to respond to law and order situations. Nov 1, 2013
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UP DGP on Muzaffarnagar: Situation under control

Muzaffarnagar, Nov 01 (ANI): Even as at least four people were killed on Wednesday evening as residents of neighbouring villages clashed in two separate incidents of violence in Muzaffarnagar district where communal clashes in September claimed more than 60 lives, UP DGP, Dev Raj Nagar on Friday said the situation was under control and security forces were doing everything to maintain peace in the region. Nov 1, 2013
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Syrian Ambassador denies charges of use of chemical weapons by government

New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): The Syrian ambassador, Riad Abbas, while interacting with media persons said that the Syrian government did not use chemical weapons. On the contrary, he said such weapons are used by rebels on their ground. He also added that the present condition of Syria is an American conspiracy to instill militancy and fear in the country. Further, Abbas also said the country is fighting against militancy aiming at freedom for the country. Meanwhile, the international chemical weapons watchdog announced on Thursday that Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an ambitious disarmament programme. Nov 1, 2013
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RSS adopting Israeli trend and not tolerating anything against it: Farooqi

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Kamaal Farooqi on Friday charged the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of adopting the Israeli trend, and not tolerating anything that goes against it. Carrying forward the war of words over country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabbhai Patel’s legacy, the Congress Party on Thursday lashed out at the opposition, and claimed that the RSS has threatened a senior woman journalist over critical articles. AICC General Secretary and Communications Department in-charge Ajay Maken, while reacting to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remark of India needs Sardar Patel's secularism and not vote-bank secularism, said that the media will lose its freedom of expression if the opposition comes in power. Maken even informed that the journalist had filed a complaint, claiming that she has been receiving threatening calls from the RSS. Nov 1, 2013
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Security beefed up ahead of Modi's rally in Pune

Pune, Nov 01 (ANI): The security personnel have made tight security arrangements for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Pune on Friday against the backdrop of Sunday's serial blasts in Patna. According to reports, Modi, who will arrive around 1.30 p.m., will be received by Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis. Several other senior Maharashtra BJP leaders will also be present at today's rally. Six people were killed and 83 injured in the low intensity blasts that rocked Patna between 9.30 a.m. and 12.45 p.m. on Sunday shortly before Modi's address to a 'Hunkar rally' in Gandhi Maidan. Nov 1, 2013