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Russia kicks off torch relay for Sochi Games

Russian torchbearers set off Monday on history's longest Olympic torch relay ahead of February's Winter Games in Sochi, which will take the flame across the country and even put it on a deer sleigh. Duration: 00:43 Oct 7, 2013
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Hong Kong journalists kicked out of APEC summit

APEC hosts Indonesia deny stifling press freedom after withdrawing the credentials of nine Hong Kong journalists for shouting questions at the Philippine leader, insisting that they posed a security threat. Duration: 01:20 Oct 7, 2013
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Anti Telangana Stir: Seemandhra MPs meet PM, ask him to accept resignation

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): As Andhra Pradesh is witnessing continuous violent protests, blackouts and curfew in wake of the proposed bifurcation of the state, Congress leaders and ministers from Seemandhra met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday and asked him to rethink on Telangana issue. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Purandeshwari Devi said that she along with Surya Prakash Reddy, Chiranjeevi and Pallam Raju have requested the PM to accept their resignation tendered in protest of the decision to divide the state. Oct 7, 2013
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Telangana crisis: BJP blames Congress for unrest in Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): The BJP on Monday held the Congress party responsible for unrest in Andhra Pradesh over formation of Telangana - which has resulted in severe protests and strikes in the region. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that the Congress should end the votebank politics, and try to bring peace and order in the state. Meanwhile, Hussain also slammed the Congress over continuing the dialogue with Pakistan. He urged the ruling party to act tough with Pakistan and added that the peace talks and the constant ceasefire violation in Kashmir could not go hand-in-hand. Oct 7, 2013
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Doors open for all communities for Bareilly's charitable clinic

Bareilly, Oct 07 (ANI): India is a multi-religious, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and a multi-lingual country. Its beauty lies in unity in diversity, and its culture of harmony can be seen across the country. And, there are many who constantly work towards keeping this tradition alive. One such person is Shariq Wadud from district in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. A doctor by profession, Shariq works for a charitable Homeopathy Clinic 'Paigame Insaniyat' where people belonging to different communities come for medical treatment. The 'Bareilly Paigame Insaniyat' has been running successfully for the past many years. What makes it special is the fact that people, irrespective of their religion, come from far-off places to be treated by Dr Shariq Wadud. The treatment is provided at affordable prices for those who cannot afford expensive hospitals. Oct 7, 2013
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Hindus and Muslims celebrate the Urs of Sufi saint

Aurangabad, Oct 07 (ANI): The mausoleum of Hazrat Nizammudin Aurangabadi Rehmattulah Alleh, situated in Aurangabad in India's western state of Maharashtra, draws devotees from different faiths. Though the devotees throng the shrine throughout the year, the Urs or the death anniversary of the saint, attracts a large number of people. The three-day-long Urs attracts many devotees. They present a perfect picture of interfaith harmony as they perform rituals and offer prayers to the saint. Qawwalis are sung in the praise of the Almighty and the mausoleum is decorated with lights during the Urs. Oct 7, 2013
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Women activists demand speedy action against Narayan Sai

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): After Narayan Sai, the controversial self- styled spiritual guru Asaram's son, was accused of sexual assault, National Commission for Women and other women activists demanded strict and speedy action against him. Sai went missing after fresh sexual assault charges were registered against him and his father on Sunday. Oct 7, 2013
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Myanmar unrest raises stakes for tourist industry

Recent anti-Muslim bloodshed close to Myanmar's most popular tourist beach raises the stakes for an industry dependent on the former pariah state's fluid transition to democracy. Duration: 02:21 Oct 7, 2013
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Chandrababu Naidu targets Sonia, says Congress creating Telangana only for votes

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who began his indefinite fast in the national capital today against the creation of a separate Telangana state, blamed the Congress of playing politics over the bifurcation of the state. He also accused the Congress and Centre of being only interested in votes and not the welfare of the people. He said that the Congress was trying to win over YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and also eying an alliance with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). He also took a jibe at Congress president Sonia Gandhi by using Italian terms to explain the extent of the crisis in Andhra Pradesh. Oct 7, 2013
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Rahul Gandhi hopes to make Amethi 'agricultural hub'

Amethi, Oct 07 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Amethi after laying the foundation stone for a mega food park, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the initiative would provide large scale employment to residents of the area and ensure just pay to farmers exporting agricultural items. Gandhi also said the inaugurated food park in Amethi will have 40 to 50 warehouses and give direct employment to 2,500 people. The Shaktiman Mega Food Park will be set up by Aditya Birla Nuvo in Jagdishpur at Amethi through Indo Gulf Fertilizers. Oct 7, 2013
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Principal denies sexual harassment allegations by DU ex lab staff

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Principal GK Arora of Bhim Rao Ambedkar College on Monday denied allegations of physical and mental harassment by a former laboratory assistant of the college. The lab assistant, who had set herself on fire seven days ago after alleging sexual harassment by Arora, succumbed to her injuries today. Oct 7, 2013
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D Raja asks Centre to address genuine concerns of people of Andhra

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh following the nod for creation of a separate Telangana state, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Monday said the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected. Oct 7, 2013
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Baloch resist illegal occupation by Pakistan

London, Oct 7: Pakistan's Home and Tribal Affairs department revealed that 592 mutilated bodies have been recovered from Balochistan since 2010. The official record reveals a half-truth, but it exposes Pakistan's notorious "pick, kill and dump" policy in resource-rich Balochistan. It clearly reflects the human rights crisis in the region. Baloch political activists based in London recently staged a protest outside Pakistan High Commission on Sept. 28 against Pakistani armed forces. Oct 7, 2013
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Ambedkar College principal face molestation charge; alleged victim attempts immolation, dies

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): A former Delhi University (DU) employee, who tried to commit suicide by setting herself on fire in front of Delhi Secretariat, succumbed to her burns on Monday. Pavitra Bhardwaj, a resident of northeast Delhi's Maujpur area, had been allegedly forced to quit her job and subjected to repeated instances of sexual harassment by the principal of her college. She was allegedly being sexually harassed by a college principal. Oct 7, 2013
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Maoists slain yet another innocent villager in Jharkhand

Palamu, Oct 7 (ANI): Acting with brazen impunity, Maoists have killed a villager in Jharkhand, triggering fear among the locals, Police have informed. The villager, Kameshwar Bhuiya, was killed by at least 10 to 15 Maoists. The Assistant Superintendent of Police, P Murugan, said that a case has also been registered but the Maoists had fled from the area. A relative of the deceased villager, Babu Lal, said that he was killed by the Maoists while he tried to save the lives of two villagers from them. Hundreds of people lose their life in the violence, perpetrated by the rebels. Oct 7, 2013