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Cyclone Phailin leaves trail of destruction in Odisha, few casualties

Gopalpur, Oct 13 (ANI): India's strongest storm in 14 years left a trail of destruction along the country's east coast on Sunday, but little loss of life was reported after close to a million people took refuge in shelters. Cyclone Phailin was expected to dissipate within 36 hours, losing momentum as it headed inland after making landfall on Saturday from the Bay of Bengal, bringing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph) to rip up homes and tear down trees. Authorities in Odisha said that the death toll stood at seven persons who died as winds whipped the coast before the storm slammed in. The storm snapped trees and electricity poles and smashed windows in several towns and villages of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. In some areas cars were crushed under the weight of uprooted trees and even large trucks had overturned. In Gopalpur region of Odisha, shopkeepers and residents recalled the horrors of last night when winds over 200 kilometres per hour, battered their town. Oct 13, 2013
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Childbirth ultimate test of couple's relationship

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): According to experts, birth of the first child can be the ultimate test of a couple's relationship, no matter how strong it was before the child come along. The study, which was conducted at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, researchers questioned 1500 new mums regarding their sexual health and intimacy. The findings of the research showed that majority of the respondents felt less physically and emotionally content in their relationship post childbirth, and they were largely unprepared for the changes. Oct 13, 2013
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Chandrababu Naidu blames Congress for destroying AP

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, who is on a hunger strike in protest of the creation of separate state of Telangana, blamed the ruling Congress of destroying Andhra Pradesh. Naidu, while addressing mediapersons in New Delhi said that the people in Andhra Pradesh were suffering due to the continuous agitations for last a few years. Oct 13, 2013
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Dussehra: Ansari, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi witness burning of Ravan effigies in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday visited the Subhash Park in New Delhi where the effigy of the evil king Ravana, Meghnad and Kubhakaran burned at about 06:15 PM to mark the celebration of Hindu festival Dussehra. The dignitaries then visited the Ramlila Maidan like every year to witness the ritual. The other high dignitaries present at the site were Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dekshit and Law Minister Kapil Sibal along with Priyanka Gandhi. The VIPS were escorted to a flower bedecked stage by the organisers of the event soon after their arrival at the ground. The atmosphere in the ground was one of traditional gaiety, fun and frolic. Oct 13, 2013
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Secrets of staying sexually satisfied over long course marriages revealed

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): When a marriage gets old, having a sexually active life becomes an important key to hold the relationship together. Being creative can lead to a very happy sex life, even after decades of marriage, as trying new things in the bed can help spice up the relationship. It is also important to make one's sex life a judgment-free zone, as communication, and getting to know what one's partner likes helps a lot in rekindling the passion. While, laughter can act as a great aphrodisiac when trying new things don't work out as planned. Making plans about the night can make it fun while accepting. Oct 13, 2013
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Muslim pilgrims throng Mecca for hajj

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have poured into the holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage as Saudi Arabia issued a stern warning against politicising the world's largest annual gathering. Duration: 00:32 Oct 13, 2013
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Ecstatic welcome home for triumphant Afghan cricketers

Afghanistan's cricket team received a heroes' welcome on Saturday as cheering crowds lined the streets and packed a stadium in Kabul to greet the players after they qualified for the 2015 World Cup. Duration: 01:17 Oct 13, 2013
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Police cracks down BSP MLA Haji Aleem Choudhary's wife's murder case

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Additional Commissioner of Police VV Chaudhary on Sunday confirmed that the Delhi police cracked down the murder case of BSP MLA Haji Aleem Choudhary's wife. He reveled that the police have suspected the involvement of MLA's first wife's business partner, his two sons and driver in the case. The driver and business partner have been arrested and the two sons are still absconding. Rehana Choudhary was found brutally murdered in her house at New Jaffrabad in North-East Delhi on 9th October. Police confirmed that the reason of the murder was 'not so good relations' between her and the MLA's first wife. Oct 13, 2013
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BJP appreciates Odisha govts effort in battling Phailin

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): As Severe cyclonic storm 'Phailin', which forced the evacuation of over eight lakh people, left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and disrupted communication lines before weakening considerably on Monday, BJP national Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appreciated state government and every organization that came together for the preparedness in the wake of the natural calamity. Oct 13, 2013
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Congress appreciates Odisha govts effort in battling Phailin

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): As Severe cyclonic storm 'Phailin', which forced the evacuation of over eight lakh people, left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and disrupted communication lines before weakening considerably on Monday, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that he is very proud of the meteorological department as they have performed extremely well. Oct 13, 2013
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Cyclone Phailin: Nearly 9 lakh people evacuated from Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 (ANI): Even as powerful Cyclone Phailin has hammered Orissa overnight, bringing down power lines, ripping up trees and sending seawater surging inland, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner PK Mohapatra said that nearly nine lakh people have been evacuated in coastal Odisha. He also said that there are seven confirmed casualties in the state. He further said that there first priority would be to restoring the power lines, water supply and road communication. Oct 13, 2013
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Narendra Modi performs 'Shastra Puja', prays for his victory

Gandhinagar, Oct 13 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday performed 'Shastra Puja' for his victory and success in the presence of police and security personnel in Gandhinagar. Modi said that the purpose of age old arms ceremony was to ensure safety and protection as well as see that weapons were not misused. The ritual is an age-old tradition, which is performed by offering prayers to goddess Durga. Oct 13, 2013
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Congress smells suspicion in suspension of UP officials in Ram temple letter case

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): After UP Home Secretary Sarvesh Chandra Mishra was transferred and another official suspended over the issue of letter asking for construction of Ram temple, Congress Spokesperson Raj Babbar said that there can be chances that these suspensions are fixed keeping in view the statements coming form the state's Principal Secretary (Home) RM Srivastava which says that it was the mistake of the typist and the way he is trying to cover up the facts. Oct 13, 2013