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It happens : Cattle fair in Tamil Nadu draws large number of enthusiastic farmers

Coimbatore, Feb 13 (ANI): A cattle fair held to spread awareness among people about the preservation of livestock drew enthusiastic response from villagers in Tamil Nadu. The fair, held at Samathur on the outskirts of Pollachi town in Coimbatore district, also drew animal lovers from abroad. Villagers dressed in traditional attire brought hundreds of cows and bulls of different breeds at the fair ground. A member of Vanavarayar Foundation, which organised the event, Shankar Vanavarayar said the idea was to create awareness about the importance of livestock in agriculture. A cattle specialist from New Zealand, Doctor John Henry Niezen said the fair offered opportunities to farmers to share their ideas and thoughts with each other about the health of animals. He said cattle shows are very common in western countries. Local bulls of Kangeyam region stole the limelight. The bulls are known all over the world for their superior strength and easy adaptability in any condition. The fair is the first of its kind being held in the region. Organisers were overwhelmed with the response. About 700 cattle of nine native breeds were on display. The animals were later judged on fitness. Prize money was also announced for the cattle in different categories. Feb 13, 2015
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It happens : Visually challenged experience car driving in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 13 (ANI): The Blind Man Car Rally in Mumbai city on Sunday gave an opportunity to visually impaired people to experience car driving and showcase their abilities. At the rally, the sighted drivers were navigated by visually impaired individuals, with their route mapped in Braille. Around 103 visually impaired navigators were selected to drive across pre-selected city circuit. The rally, which was organised by Bombay Round Table 2, aims at making society aware of the challenges faced by visually impaired people. Meanwhile, the sighted drivers said they enjoyed helping the people in need and more such events can boost the confidence of people with disabilities. The car rally, which is an annual event, is a time distance rally and not a race. The registration amount is used for the welfare of the visually handicapped and the education of underprivileged children. Feb 13, 2015
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At least 19 killed in Pakistan mosque attack

Sectarian violence strikes again in Pakistan, with a series of explosions at a Shi'ite mosque in Peshawar that killed at least 19. Police say it began when gunmen broke in during Friday prayers and Feb 13, 2015
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Two killed in grenade attack in Assam

Sepon, Feb 13 (ANI): Two persons were killed in a grenade attack by suspected separatists in Assam on Friday (February 13). The incident happened in Sepon town, about 400 kilometres from Guwahati, the main city of Assam. Eyewitnesses said two cycle-borne militants hurled grenade at the house of a businessman. One of the deceased’s uncle said the explosion took place around 9.00 a.m. (0330 GMT). Police suspect the hand of banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). Feb 13, 2015
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Japanese tourist rape case: Main accused surrenders before Police

Jaipur, Feb 13 (ANI): The main accused in the Japanese tourist rape case admitted his crime and surrendered himself to the police in Jaipur on Friday. Inspector General of Police, Jaipur (Rural) DC Jain said that the main accused admitted his crime in front of the police. The 20-year-old Japanese girl was allegedly raped by the accussed at a deserted place near Dudu on the night of January 8. Feb 13, 2015
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At least 19 killed in attack on Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan

Peshawar, Feb 13 (ANI): At least 19 people were killed on Friday in the Pakistani city of Peshawar in a series of explosions targeting a Shi'ite mosque. According to media reports, a group of armed men broke into the mosque, where people were attending Friday prayers, and opened fire, following which three explosions were heard inside the building. The wounded were rushed to the nearby hospital after the incident. The Pakistani Taliban who are fighting against the state to set up a hardline Sunni theocracy in Pakistan, claimed responsibility. Peshawar's Hayatabad Medical Complex said at least 19 people had been killed. Feb 13, 2015
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Wreath laying ceremony of Lt Col Rajesh Gulati who lost his life in helicopter crash in Bandipora he

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): A wreath laying ceremony for Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Gulati who lost his life in a helicopter crash in Bandipora was held in New Delhi on Friday. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag laid floral wreath and paid his last respects to Lt Col Gulati. Suhag also extended his condolences to the family of the late officer. Two officers were killed as an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of Army Aviation crashed in a forest in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday evening. The chopper, which was on a night flying training mission, crashed within about an hour after taking off from Manasbal base. Feb 13, 2015
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Trial of Bangladesh war criminals needs to speed up, says analyst

Dhaka, Feb 13 (ANI): Analyst Mesbah Kamal on Friday (February 13) expressed concerns about the pace of trial of 1971 war criminals, especially in the present scenario when the country is reeling under political unrest. Kamal opined that the President's power of clemency should not be applicable in cases of war criminals. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina set up the tribunal in 2010 to investigate abuses during the 1971 conflict, but critics say she is using it as a political weapon against the two biggest opposition parties, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami. The tribunal has been criticized by rights groups for failing to adhere to international standards. Human Rights Watch said lawyers, witnesses and investigators reported they had been threatened. The government dismissed that criticism. More than 200 people have been killed in violent protests against the tribunal and its decisions, most of them Islamist party activists and members of the security forces. Feb 13, 2015
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'Stop in name of the Great Barrier Reef'

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION ==RESENDING WITH UPDATED INTRO== Hundreds of people took part in a Global Divestment Day protest in Sydney on Friday (February 13) and serenaded an appeal to the Feb 13, 2015