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Classical, folk artistes enthrall audience at cultural festival in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 08 (ANI): The national festival of performing arts or ‘Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav’, to pay tribute to cultural heritage and various dance forms of the country, kicked off in Odisha. The three-day-long ‘Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav’ commenced at the foothills of Dhauli, considered the symbol of peace in Odisha, to mark the attainment of piousness by the famous King Asoka. The festival started off to a captivating and colourful Kathak performance, which is Odisha’s classical dance form, by Aditi Mangaldas. The performers enthralled audience at the festival with folk art forms, classical art forms and martial arts. The festival at Dhauli has been celebrating the country's legacy of cultural co-existence and also helped in increasing the tourism potential of the state. Feb 8, 2015
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Arunachal Pradesh aims to export quality Mandarin orange

Arunachal Pradesh, Feb 08 (ANI): Mandarin Orange is the oldest cultivated major fruit of Arunachal Pradesh. If occupies over 45 per cent of total area under fruit crops and contributes about 57 per cent of total fruit production in the state. Area expansion in Mandarin orange is being taken up in Siang district, Lohit, Dibang Valley, East Kameng districts and Dambuk valley. Recently, a two-day long orange festival under the theme ‘poetic in nature’ was held at Dambuk valley. The Festival was held inside an orange orchard with around 200 orange trees attracting the local people as well visitors from other districts. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki inaugurated the event. Various cultural troupes from different tribes like Adis, Misings and Idus performed their colorful traditional dances and songs. American artist Scott Moses Murray, Guru Rewben from Manipur, Taba Chake from Arunachal Pradesh and many other music bands enthralled the audience with their music. The pro-active approach of the government to promote horticulture will give boost to the economic and social upliftment of farmers in the state. Feb 8, 2015
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Horse in bathtub rescued by firefighters

Phantom the horse was stuck here accidentally. Chillin' was all she could do in the circumstance. Officials say the 30-year-old horse had been dancing around her stall to protect the bathtub, which Feb 8, 2015
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Uruguay celebrates Carnival to its own special beat

It's party time on the streets of Uruguay's capital, Montevideo... ...as hundreds get into costume -- and into the spirit -- of Carnival. Drums beat out the unique African-based rhythm, known here Feb 8, 2015
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Parents at odds with anti-vaccination movement

Two-year-old Steven Coffee has had a liver transplant, and his father says he deserves a chance at life like everyone else. But the country's measles outbreak has presented complications. Steven Feb 8, 2015
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Doctors treat wounded child in Damascus bombing

Eight-year-old Ghazal Jabouli in Damascus, Syria stayed home from school Thursday. She told her sister she didn't want to die in rocket and mortar attacks -- in the country's protracted war. ( Feb 8, 2015
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French MPs pay homage to Charlie Hebdo

It's been one month since Islamist gunmen killed 17 people in a series of attacks that began here in Paris... ...at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. And it's still on many people's Feb 8, 2015
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Mexico seeks crematorium owner after 60 bodies found

Mexican police launch a manhunt for the owner of an abandoned crematorium after 60 bodies, including children, are found rotting in the Acapulco facility that closed a year ago. Duration: 00:50 Feb 7, 2015
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Lavrov says deal 'possible' to resolve Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday voiced optimism that a plan being worked on by Moscow, Berlin and Paris could bring an end to the Ukraine conflict. Duration: 00:29 Feb 7, 2015