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Manohar Parrikar says soldiers more important than weapons

Panaji, Dec 1 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the soldiers are more important than the weapons they carry, while addressing a news briefing in Goa. Meanwhile, Parrikar also vouched for better support to soldiers by providing them with proper family accommodation, which can solve the problem of isolation. However, Parrikar further stated that they cannot intervene in inter-personal relationships at every point, but can have a setup that can look into the matter. Dec 1, 2014
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Social activists demand apology from America for Bhopal gas tragedy

Bhopal, Dec 1 (ANI): Social activists demanded immediate scientific assessment of environmental pollution caused by the Bhopal gas tragedy three decades back. Social activist Satinath Sarangi said that a scientific assessment of air, water and ground quality should be done to address the situation. Sarangi added that the waste should be removed and disposed of away from the area, and feel that authorities, who now own the site, have fumbled on taking action. Sarangi even demanded an apology from the government of America and extradition of John Macdonald, secretary of Union Carbide. Dec 1, 2014
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Tensions soar after night of clashes in Hong Kong

Police unleash pepper spray and baton charges at students who tried to storm Hong Kong's government headquarters, as tensions soar in the third month of pro-democracy protests. Duration: 01:22 Dec 1, 2014
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New Delhi gay pride marches on after shock ruling

Hundreds of gays, lesbians and supporters of gay rights marched through the streets of New Delhi in the first such parade in the capital since the Supreme Court reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex. Duration: 02:27 Dec 1, 2014
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Ecological funerals in Belgium

Cardboard coffins, organic cotton and wicker urns are just a few of the eco-friendly products on offer at the Alveus funeral cooperative in Brussels which lures customers with it's alternative approach to funerals and cheap prices. Duration: 01:36 Nov 30, 2014
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Ukraine rebels lay down law in illegal state

Russian Eduard Yakubovsky is trying to become the new face of justice in east Ukraine. As "Supreme Court" president in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, he's now attempting to set up a legal system in this illegal state. Duration: 00:47 Nov 30, 2014
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MOSE system protects Venice against floods

A project designed to protect Venice from flooding was tested as part of the Experimental Electromechanical Module (Mose). Rows of barriers can isolate Venice's lagoon from the Adriatic sea when tide reaches above about a meter. Duration: 00:33 Nov 30, 2014
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Students raise awareness in Chennai on eve of World AIDS Day

Chennai, Nov 30 (ANI): Students held posters and raised awareness on the eve of World AIDS Day at a railway platform in Chennai city on Sunday. December 01 is celebrated as World AIDS Day and on this occasion a non-governmental organisation, 'Indian Development Foundation', organised an awareness programme at Chennai Egmore railway station. Manager of the NGO, Sreeram said that such programmes help in creating awareness on the disease and assists infected persons to lead a normal life. He also thanked the government for helping the NGO in various ways by providing support for such events. Meanwhile, scout guide Dhanusree Sadi said that such events were required to create general awareness among the public. Nov 30, 2014
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Petrol price cut by 91 paise and Diesel by 84 paise per litre with effect from midnight

New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Petrol and Diesel prices are to be cut by 91 paise and 84 paise a litre respectively effective from Sunday midnight. Indian Oil Corp announced the reduction in the oil rates on Sunday. In Delhi, petrol price will cost Rs 63.33 a litre as compared to Rs 64.24 per litre previously while in Mumbai the reduction will be 96 paise to Rs 70.95 per litre. Diesel will cost Rs 52.51 a litre in Delhi from Monday as against Rs 53.35 currently while in Mumbai the price will be cut by 93 paise to Rs 60.11 per litre. Rates differ from state to state due to differential local sales tax or VAT rates. This is the seventh consecutive reduction in petrol prices since August and third in diesel rates since October. Meanwhile, the consumers credited the cut in prices to the Narendra Modi government. Nov 30, 2014