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MEA briefs about water assistance to Maldives and Indian visit of Russian President

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday briefed about the water assistance to Maldives from India at a time of international crisis. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Maldives had approached India for help regarding drinking water which is being provided to the country. Meanwhile, Joint Secretary of MEA, Ajay Bisaria briefed that President of Russia Vladimir Putin shall be visiting India for the fifth India-Russia annual summit. Dec 5, 2014
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Four mining officials abducted in Jharkhand, says a senior official

Ranchi, Dec 5 (ANI): Four mining officials were abducted in Jharkhand, said a senior official on Friday. According to the media reports, the deputy directors of the mines department Bipin Bihari Satiyar, Saket Bharti, stenographer Mahanti Toppo and driver Nitai Chandra were kidnapped by Maoists in West Singhbhum district. Though, their whereabouts is unknown still. Distraught family of abductees urged the kidnappers to release them soon. The Jharkhand government has dispatched two police teams to search for the officials and secure their release. Dec 5, 2014
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India sends drinking water to Maldives as it faces massive water scarcity

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): The Indian authorities on Friday sent packaged drinking water to Maldives as it faces massive scarcity of drinking water. Huge packets of water bottles are being sent in five C17 and IL17 transport aircrafts of the Indian Air Force to Maldives' capital Male. Meanwhile, PRO of the Indian Air Force, Sandeep Mehta said that it is an international cricis. He added that Indian Navy is also pressed into service of carrying water for Maldives. Maldives has reverse osmosis plants, which developed a snag and the country sent an SOS to New Delhi. Dec 5, 2014
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6 militants killed, Home Minister says Pak should try to stop attacks

Rajouri/ Soura, Dec 05 (ANI): Six militants were killed in the gun battle that lasted for several hours in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The militants cut through a wire fence around the small artillery camp and then fired rocket-propelled grenades at the security force men in their bunkers. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Pakistan should try to stop militant attacks or ask for help from India if it is unable to do so. In Soura district also, two militants were killed by security personnel when they were trying to enter the city, police said. Dec 5, 2014
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Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion: Ministers take oath

Mumbai, Dec 5 (ANI): After getting back together with its age old ally Shiv Sena, Devendra Fadnavis led BJP government in Maharashtra on Friday carried out its first cabinet expansion. The Shiv Sena joined the Maharashtra government with 10 of its nominees, including five of cabinet rank while an equal of 10 nominees were included from the BJP. The ministers took oath in the presence of state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao at the Vidhan Bhawan in Mumbai. Shiv Sena leaders Subhash Desai, Divakar Raote, Ramdas Kadam, Eknath shinde and Dr Deepak Ramchandra Sawant took oath as the Cabinet Ministers. Dec 5, 2014
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Police rescue bonded labourers from brick kiln in Mirzapur

Gaya, Dec 05 (ANI): Nearly 149 bonded labourers, including women and children, rescued from a brick kiln in Uttar Pradesh, were brought to their home district in Bihar. Police rescued them from a brick kiln in Mirzapur district and were brought to Gaya district by the Bihar government. They would be sent to their native villages. The government assured that action would be taken against those involved in the crime. More than 12 million children below the age of 14 are working as domestic servants or other jobs such as in stone quarries, embroidery units, mining, carpet-weaving, tea stalls, restaurants and hotels, according to the government data. Dec 5, 2014