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Schools close in Kashmir amid continuous shelling by Pak even as people continue to flee from their

Rajouri, Oct 10 (ANI): Schools along border in Rajouri district of Kashmir have been closed down amid continuous shelling. Police said that parents are not sending their children to school due to fear of firing along the fence. Almost 20,000 Indian civilians have fled their homes in the lowlands around Jammu region to escape the fighting, taking refuge in schools and relief camps. On the Pakistan side of the border, villagers moved among piles of debris from walls and roofs of their homes destroyed by mortar shells. India held a meeting on Wednesday of its top security officials to discuss how to handle the conflict. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called a similar meeting on Friday. Meanwhile, Hindu Sena staged a protest outside Pakistan's embassy in New Delhi against continuous shelling along the international border in Kashmir by the nuclear armed neighbour. Oct 10, 2014
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Sunanda Pushkar's Cousin alleges her death not natural but planned, demands CBI probe

Jammu, Oct 10 (ANI): A day after AIIMS medical team probing the death of Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, concluded that she died of poisoning, her cousin Ashok Kumar alleged that the death was planned. He said that the family knew from the very beginning that the death was not natural but a planned murder. Kumar also questioned on various issues like no CCTV at the posh hotel where Pushkar died, injury marks on her body, among others. He also demanded a CBI probe in the case and said that Pushkar should be imparted justice. Earlier, the team comprising of three doctors from AIIMS and headed by Dr Sudhir Gupta had alleged that the team was pressured into giving a 'tailor-made' report in the case. Oct 10, 2014
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Omar Abdullah offers solace to migrants displaced due to unprovoked firing by Pak along J and K bord

Jammu, Oct 10 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah visited migrants displaced in the intensified cross-border firing between India and Pakistan as they sought shelter far from homes. A total of nine Pakistani and eight Indian civilians have been killed since fighting erupted more than a week ago along a 200-km (125-mile) stretch of border in the disputed region of Kashmir. Abdullah said that the government is trying its best to help the migrants. India's Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has accused Pakistan of making unprovoked attacks on Indian-controlled Kashmir and threatened heavy retaliation. While visiting migrants seeking shelter in a school in Kathua district in the city, Abdullah told mediapersons, that the migrants have demanded small one-room houses far from border areas to escape cross-border firing in future. Oct 10, 2014
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Bhutan's King and Queen witnesses 'Ganga Aarti' in Varanasi

Varanasi, Oct 10 (ANI): Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Jetsun Pema visited the holy town of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to witness the famous 'Ganga Aarti' on the at Dashashwamedh ghat of River Ganges. Earlier on Wednesday, Wangchuck and his wife Pema planted a Bodhi sapling in the Sarnath temple of Varanasi and subsequently held prayers along with the Buddhist monks. Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema landed in India on Sunday and proceeded to pray at the Buddhist shrine of Mahabodhi Temple complex in Bodh Gaya, where Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. A group of delegates from Bhutan also accompanied the royal couple. Oct 10, 2014
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Hudhud cyclone to get severe from 11th Oct, will cross Vizag coast on 12th Oct: MeT Department

Vishakapatnam, Oct 10 (ANI): Visakhapatnam MeT Department official Radheshyam on Friday said that the Hudhud cyclone is now 610 km southeast of Vizag and is to get severe from 11th October. He said that the cyclone will cross coast around Vizag on 12th of this month. He further said that all the coasts are warned of the cyclonic affect and fishermen are advised to stay away from the coasts and people living in low lying areas are also advised to evacuate. Oct 10, 2014
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Lanterns dedicated to martyred soldiers lit up sky as Varanasi observes Akashdeep

Varanasi, Oct 10 (ANI): People from all walks of life, particularly from armed forces, gathered on the banks of River Ganges in holy city of Varanasi to observe Akashdeep (skylight) to commemorate soldier deaths by hoisting lit lanterns. Serving and retired personnel of defence and paramilitary forces joined hands with the residents to mark this ritual which is observed in the Hindu month of Karthik every year. The lanterns would be lit throughout the month to honour soldiers, who laid down their lives in service of motherland since independence in 1947. Indian Army Officer, Brigadier Virendra Singh, hoped that it would inspire people for the service to the motherlands. The ritual dates back to the ancient rimes, when it was observed to honour the sacrifices of the dead soldiers in the epic Mahabharata war Oct 10, 2014
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India's oldest unmarried woman aims for Guinness World Record

Thrissur, Oct 10 (ANI): Age does not deter Kunjannam of Kerala from aiming high. At 111, she is helping her family members browse through the photographs and certificates that will assist establish her exact age so that she finds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest surviving unmarried woman on earth. A resident of Thrissur district of Kerala, Kunjannam's name and age is recorded in the church where she was baptized. The baptism records show her date of birth as May 05, 1903, which is issued by Rosary Church at Eranellur village, established in 1861. Oct 10, 2014
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Argentine ecologists block construction of Monsanto plant

In Cordoba, Argentina, a group of environmentalists decided a year ago to block the construction of a corn processing plant of US seed giant Monsanto, in opposition of its use of genetically modified crops. Duration: 01:07 Oct 10, 2014
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Bosnians prepare for general election amid economic woes

Bosnia holds general elections Sunday against the backdrop of mounting social discontent, as well as ethnic disputes and rampant corruption that are blocking its entry into the European Union. Duration: 00:52 Oct 10, 2014
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Shelling continues around Donetsk airport

Five civilians are killed during intensified shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, according to local authorities. Near Donetsk airport, fighting continues. Duration: 00:54 Oct 10, 2014