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Funeral of pregnant victim of Westgate mall siege

Radio presenter Ruhila Adatia was laid to rest Thursday by the Ismailis community at a graveyard in Kareoko, Nairobi. 7 months pregnant, she died from gunshots wounds. Duration: 01:28 Sep 26, 2013
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Ivory Coast's cinema scene reinvigorated with 'Run'

Director Philippe Lacote’s film "Run" charts a decade of rebellion, civil war and post-electoral violence in Ivory Coast. Its European release scheduled for 2014 marks a turning point in the country's flagging cinematic industry.Duration: 02:05 Sep 26, 2013
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Methane gas rises from island created by Pakistan quake

A small island of mud and rock created by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan is fascinating locals but experts -- who found methane gas rising from it -- say it is unlikely to last long.Duration:00:43 Sep 26, 2013
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BJP Rally: Narendra Modi asks PM if India is too weak to counter attack its enemies

Trichy, Sep 26 (ANI): Addressing the people of Tamil Nadu in his speech at his rally in Trichy on Thursday, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi questioned the prime minister if India is too weak to counter attack its enemies who go on taking India for granted. Further, he lashed out at the central government for its inability to protect the fishermen of Kerala and soldiers on the borders from the neighboring country's attacks. Further, he also mocked PM's talks with his Pakistan counterpart saying that PM Manmohan Singh is enjoying 'chicken biryani' while Pakistan is attacking Indian soldiers. Sep 26, 2013
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BJP says Ordinance on convicted lawmakers against Constitution

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): After a delegation of BJP leaders met President Pranab Mukherjee to voice its opposition to the Ordinance proposed by the Centre providing protection to convicted lawmakers, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said that the ordinance is against the Constitution of India. Swaraj also said that the party had always opposed the Ordinance, which is illegal, immoral and unconstitutional. Further, the BJP leader also requested the President to examine the same before taking any decision. Sep 26, 2013
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Mumbai gang rape case: Confusion prevails over whereabouts of one accused

Mumbai, Sep 26 (ANI): The whereabouts of one accused in the gang rape of a 22-year photojournalist in Mumbai became contentious on Thursday when he failed to appear for a court hearing, while jail authorities and probe agencies passed the blame for the mix up. Earlier, Mumbai police had filed a 600-page charge sheet against the five men on September 19. Police had said that it had 'strong' evidence against the accused and had listed 42 witnesses in the charge sheet. The 22-year-old victim, accompanied by a male colleague to the mill for an assignment, was assaulted on August 22. Public prosecutor, Ujjwal Nikam informed mediapersons in Mumbai that the court had directed the jail superintendent to produce the accused in the court on September 27. Sep 26, 2013
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Raghuram Rajan report will help Bihar get more financial aid: Nitish Kumar

Patna, Sep 26 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday hailed the Raghuram Rajan panel report that has ranked Bihar among India's least advanced states. Kumar said that the report will pave the way for getting more funds from the Centre for development in his state. He was speaking after release of a report of a panel headed by then Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan, now RBI Governor. The report has made a case for ending the "special category" criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states and has suggested a new matrix to decide on which states should get the most financial assistance from the Centre. The report ranked Goa and Kerala as the most advanced state and Odisha and Bihar the least. Sep 26, 2013
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Opposition demands cancelation of Indo-Pak PM level talks

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): The attack by militants on a police station and an army base in Kashmir on Thursday has triggered calls to cancel talks between the rival nations' Prime Ministers at the weekend. Politicos from different political parties condemned the attack and demanded strict punishment against the culprits. Sep 26, 2013
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Govt to launch new employment generation schemes: Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi, Sept 26 (ANI): Rural development minister, Jairam Ramesh said on Thursday that the government would soon launch new skilled development, employment generation schemes to replace current ones like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). The minister was launching the annual rural development scheme in New Delhi where he highlighted the advantages and disadvantages of the scheme. He said that it was not a permanent solution as the dynamics was changing in the rural India. Ramesh added government is also mulling to look into other initiatives for increasing skilled manpower in the country. Sep 26, 2013
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India raises non-immigration visa issue with US

New York, Sept 26 (ANI): India expressed its concern to US over the much sought after H1-B visas and added that they have addressed the economic apprehensions of the latter. Indian IT firms which operate in the United States are angered by restrictions on travel visas for skilled workers. India's Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid met US secretary of state John Kerry and discussed plethora of bilateral issues ahead of the meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on September 27 in Washington. Khurshid added that the US is yet to address the issue of H1-B visas. He added that both the nations discussed the steps that need to be taken to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries. Khurshid also met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the UNGA and discussed about the preparations ahead of Singh's visit to China. Khurshid also spoke about the agenda of the proposed talks between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan. Sep 26, 2013
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Peaceful dialogue only way to tackle issues with Pak: Digvijay

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh remains determined to continue dialogues with Pakistan despite opposition from BJP, Veteran Congress General secretary Digvijay Singh said that in democratic country only peaceful talks are solutions for any kind of terrorist activity. Condemning the terror attack in Jammu, Manmohan Singh said that it is an 'attack on peace'. "No word strong enough to condemn the heinous attack in Jammu. This is one more attack by enemies of peace. Such actions will not deter us and will not succeed in derailing our efforts to find a resolution to all problems through a process of dialogue," a statement by the PM said. Sep 26, 2013
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Tourists happy with excellent facilities at Tokyo's sky tree tower

Tokyo, Sept 26 (ANI): The 634 meters tall, Sky Tree Tower in Tokyo has become a major sightseeing attraction. It attracted 6 million and 380 thousand tourists in its opening year. It houses broadcasting, planetarium, aquarium, restaurants and other offices. In summer this year, Sky Tree organized various events to attract children and other visitors. 14-year-old Mio Yuki, an actress nominated for CM character of Tokyo Sky Tree, shared her experience of visiting the world's tallest tower. The Sky Tree Tower also provides a great shopping experience for visitors. However, taking care of logistics involving 312 shops and restaurants at the Tower, is critical. Sagawa Express, a logistics company has been managing the logistics at the Sky Tree Tower since May 2012. It provides efficient solutions for logistics management by controlling freight vehicles and delivery staff. It is also responsible for securing the delivery route inside the building. Sep 26, 2013
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Police in Jharkhand seize Maoists' arms, ammunition and also horses

Latehar, Sep 26 (ANI): Jharkhand Police has seized ample ammunition and also two horses after a brief gun-battle with Maoists in Latehar region. Police were conducting an anti-Maoist campaign in Kurumkheta jungle of the district when the commandoes of CoBRA (Combat Battalion for Resolute Action) spotted possible presence of the ultras. Following a gun battle, the Maoists managed to flee from the scene. However, security forces conducted a thorough search of the area, during which they seized two horses and 147 bullets of 8 mm guns. Sep 26, 2013