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'Red alert' as massive cyclone bears down on India

India evacuated nearly half a million people as massive cyclone Phailin closed in on the impoverished east coast on Saturday, with winds already uprooting trees and tearing into flimsy homes. Duration: 00:43 Oct 12, 2013
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Dozens dead in new Mediterranean migrant tragedy

Close to 200 shocked survivors were plucked from the sea on Saturday after their overloaded boat sank, claiming more than 30 lives in the latest deadly migrant tragedy to hit the Mediterranean. Duration: 00:40 Oct 12, 2013
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England closer to World Cup after win over Montenegro

Manager Roy Hodgson warns England not to take Poland lightly in their final World Cup qualifier next week after they take another stride towards Brazil with a 4-1 win over Montenegro. Duration: 01:08 Oct 12, 2013
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Dalai Lama in Mexico, decries violence

The Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, described Friday as "very sad" the violence in Mexico and call on acting against it, during the first day of his visit in the country where he won't be received by officials of the government. Duration: 01:23 Oct 12, 2013
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Kenya and Tanzania conduct joint wildlife census

A joint wildlife census is being conducted by Kenya and Tanzania in Amboseli National Park to establish the landscape's wildlife population, trends and distribution. Duration: 01:49 Oct 12, 2013
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Home Minister's brief on preparation to handle upcoming Cyclone Phailin - Part -1

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): Briefing on the India's largest evacuation process in 23 years ahead of the closing Phailin Cyclone on Saturday, Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that nearly 5 lakh people have been evacuated from the state to be affected. Shinde also said that the Ministry is holding meetings of all concerned departments in the concerned states and briefed about all the evacuation process being undertaken so far to counter a great disaster going to hit India. Oct 12, 2013
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Home Minister's brief on preparation to handle upcoming Cyclone Phailin - Part -2

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): Briefing on the India's largest evacuation process in 23 years ahead of the closing Phailin Cyclone on Saturday, Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that nearly 5 lakh people have been evacuated from the state to be affected. Shinde also said that the Ministry is holding meetings of all concerned departments in the concerned states and briefed about all the evacuation process being undertaken so far to counter a great disaster going to hit India. Oct 12, 2013
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India, Pak not at resumed talks stage: Khurshid

Onboard, Oct 12 (ANI): While returning with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after a bilateral visit to Indonesia, Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday made it clear that India and Pakistan are not at a stage where they can resume dialogue. He also said that the recent incidents on the LoC are "upsetting" and are not conducive to the normalization of ties. Oct 12, 2013
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No doubt that there will be a UPA 3: Salman Khurshid

Onboard, Oct 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will form a government at the Centre for a third consecutive term under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Khurshid, however, hinted that the UPA would have new alliance partners in the future. Oct 12, 2013
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India pleased with Indonesia's desire to collaborate on food security

Onboard, Oct 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday expressed happiness over Indonesia's desire to collaborate with India on the issue of food security, and added that the bilateral visit had a very clear indication of convergence between the two countries. Khurshid further said that the Food Security Programme was not just reasonable, but this was a moral imperative. Earlier on Friday, India and Indonesia decided to collaborate to ensure food security for their people. Oct 12, 2013
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Manipur's Loktak Lake attracts tourists

Manipur, Oct 12 (ANI): Loktak Lake, situated in Bishnupur district of Manipur, some 48 kilometers from Imphal, covers an area of 312 square kilometers. It is rich in biodiversity and was recognized as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention of 1990. On its south-west periphery lies the Keibul Lamjao National Park, believed to be the only floating National Park in the world, inhabited by the endangered Brow Antlered Deer or Sangai. It is surrounded by hills and its scenic beauty has the potential of attracting many visitors. Various species of birds and animals inhabit the area, and a large population living in and around it depend on the lake for their sustenance. Oct 12, 2013
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Devotees converge at temples for Durga Puja in Kolkata

Kolkata, Oct 12 (ANI): Devout Hindus queued up at temples across Kolkata on the eighth day of the 'Durga Puja', which is held in honour of goddess Durga. 'Navratri', which literally means nine nights and is observed twice a year, began across India with religious fervour from October 05 this year. Durgashtami, the eighth day of the Navaratri and Durga Puja celebrations is also known as Mahashtami and is one of the important days of the Puja and on this particular day, many devotees observe fast. The weapons of Goddess Durga are worshipped on the day and this ceremony is known Astra Puja. It is believed that during the Navratri, Goddess Durga descends upon earth to rid it of the demons and blesses her devotees with happiness and prosperity. Meanwhile, the fragrance of the incense sticks and the perfumes used by ladies pervades the atmosphere of the pandals. Oct 12, 2013