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Nitin Gadkari and Jitendra Singh conducts aerial survey of flood hit JandK, assures of all possible

Srinagar, Sep 22 (ANI): Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Minister of State (MoS) in Prime Minister's officer (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Monday conducted an aerial survey of the flood hit Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the situation in the state. Later, the ministers met with the state chief minister Omar Abdullah and discussed on the issues facing the state today. Gadkari further announced funds for the rehabilitation of the state. He also assured all possible help by the central government and said that the state is ordered to start the halted projects in the state worth Rs 25 thousand crore. Sep 22, 2014
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Incessant rains trigger flash floods in Assam

Guwahati, Sep 22 (ANI): Incessant rains created havoc disrupting normal life of residents in Guwahati city of Assam. Residents said rains have paralyzed normal life and daily commuters are facing problem to reach to their destinations. The rains have been continuously pouring since Saturday flooding the main roads and various other parts of Guwahati. Due to heavy rains school and college have been closed. Earlier this month, floods in Kashmir left about 150,000 people stranded in their homes with the worst deluge in over a century. Sep 22, 2014
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Journalists in Telangana protest against state CM over his 'anti-media remark'

Chennai, Sep 22 (ANI): Journalists took to streets in Tamil Nadu on Monday and protested against remarks of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. Rao had threatened to bury journalists 10 feet under the earth if they tried to insult and demean newly formed Telangana state. In his sharp attack on mediapersons, Rao said he would not tolerate anyone disrespecting culture, people and language of Telangana and was ready to bear any consequences. As per local media reports, the state assembly of Telangana had also taken a decision to blackout two regional channels for allegedly projecting the state in bad light. Sep 22, 2014
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J&K flood victims thank Indian Army for continued support and relief operations

Poonch, Sep 22 (ANI): Flood victims in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir thanked the army for relief and rescue operations in the valley that is facing the brunt of excessive flooding. The army together with the police set up a relief camp in the Potha-Baila region of the Poonch sector from where about 82 families were rescued. Though the district administration in Poonch has provided them with 36 tents, victims say the army has provided food to those affected for almost a fortnight. The Indian army has deployed about 30,000 troops for rescue and relief operations and soldiers have distributed 224,000 litres of water and food to survivors. Medical camps set up by the army are also providing first aid and other medical support to those affected. Sep 22, 2014
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Forgetting communal differences, Hindus and Muslims work together in an ingot making unit

Jamshedpur, Sept 22 (ANI): Jamshedpur, located in India's Jharkhand state is the first planned industrial city of India, founded by Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. It houses several small and big industrial units that have built itself not just by hard work but also for communal amity that exists among the employees working in them. One such industrial unit is the Blue star valuable private limited where people from different faiths come together to make ingot, enabling the unit run successfully. Employees here work together in harmony and have no religious differences. Plant like Blue Star Valuable Private Limited is just one of many examples of good relations that exist between members of different communities in the country. Sep 22, 2014
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India stands united over Kashmir, protest continue against Bilawal Bhuttos Kashmir remark

Bangalore/ Bhopal, Sep 22 (ANI): The statement of Pakistan People's Party Leader Bilawal Bhutto regarding Kashmir was strongly condemned across the country and sparked strong protests on Monday in various states of India. Members of the Indian Youth Congress in Bangalore city of Karnataka shouted anti-Bhutto slogans and burnt the banner bearing his picture. A member of Youth Congress, Pramod Shankar said that Kashmir would always remain an integral part of India. Besides, protests were also held in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh by members of Students’ Union. Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) members also protested against Bhutto. The protesters burnt his effigy and shouted ‘anti-Pakistan’ and ‘anti-Bhutto’ slogans. Bilawal addressed party workers in Multan region of western Punjab in Pakistan on Friday when he made his controversial comment that he would take back Kashmir and would not leave a single inch of which belonged to Pakistan. Sep 22, 2014
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ISROs Mars Mission main engine test fire successful

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): ISRO on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of the India’s Mars Orbiter Mission which was dormant from 10 months. Scientist Amitabh Pandey commenting on the success of the fire test said that since the engine was dormant, it needs to be tested so that it can be successfully used on 24th for entering the mars orbit. He further said that he is hopeful that the Mars Mission will successfully enter the Mars on the morning of the 24th September. Sep 22, 2014
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More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey

They look like mere shadows under the trees, but then the red dust clears and the huddled shapes reveal themselves as a handful of the tens of thousands of Kurds fleeing the Islamic State group in Syria. Duration: 00:38 Sep 22, 2014
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Muslims in Varanasi take part in Hindu festivals with utmost respect, spreading communal harmony

Varanasi, Sept 22 (ANI): Situated on the banks of the river Ganga, Varanasi, located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh is famous for its Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb – a culture of harmony between different faiths - that is religiously upheld by its residents. One such instance where this age old ethos came into existence was in school, where children belonging to Muslim community participated in a cultural event dedicated to Hindu festival. The school, Unique Academy, believes in communal harmony and thus to bring this upbringing of India's ethos among children, it keeps on organising such events. Instances such as these present a beautiful example of inter-faith understanding and bonding which is the essence of the composite culture of India. Sep 22, 2014
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Pakistan exploiting Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit, Sep 22: Poor infrastructure growth, poverty, unemployment and security continue to trouble the people of Gilgit Baltistan. People here are still deprived of their fundamental rights. Small and marginal traders in the region decry the imposition of taxes by the Pakistan government. Gilgit-Baltistan being a disputed region, Pakistan has no right to impose taxes on the people of the region. In an estimate, Pakistan takes away over Rs. 60 billion from the area under different taxes every year, but in return, gives nothing to the indigenous people. Gilgit Baltistan was annexed from the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir and is strategically located between Pakistan, India, China and Afghanistan. It has been forcibly controlled by Pakistan for decades now. Since the setting up of the de facto provincial government in Gilgit Baltistan in 2009, Islamabad's exploitation of the region has gained momentum. Sep 22, 2014
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Last meeting on efforts to save alliance tomorrow, Congress proposal of 124 seats not acceptable: N

Mumbai, Sep 22 (ANI): After NCP core committee meet ended on Monday, party leader Praful Patel said that that there will be a last meeting tomorrow in efforts to save alliance between the NCP and Congress. Patel said that Congress’ proposal of 124 seats is totally not acceptable as the party had demanded equal number of seats. Patel also said that unlike the accusations, there are no separate agenda of the party and its just a desire to grow as a party. He also said that the party is trying to save the alliance and Tuesday’s meeting will be last such attempt in this regard. Sep 22, 2014