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Indian Army ready to thwart infiltration bid by Pakistan, security beefed up along Indo-Pak border

Poonch, Aug 25 (ANI): Senior Army officers expressed confidence that the soldiers posted in forward areas along the India Pakistan border in Kashmir are well trained to foil any attempts by Pakistan to pump in infiltrators across the Line of Control. Kashmir has witnessed almost uninterrupted ceasefire violation by Pakistan since August 15. Brigade Commander, Sanjay Thakaran, posted in border district of Poonch said on Monday that the soldiers are aware of Pakistan's attempt to keep the tension on Line of Control high, but all such attempts will be thwarted. Another officer, Colonel Amit Bisht, also spoke on the same lines and assured that every bid to infiltrate will be thwarted. Aug 25, 2014
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Karnataka: Congress wins two seats, BJP one in Assembly by polls

Bangalore, Aug 25 (ANI): The Congress won two of the three seats in Karnataka assembly by elections for which counting was held on Monday. Byelections were held to Bellary Rural, Shikaripur in Shimoga and Chikkodi-Sadalga in Belgaum districts on August 21. The Congress wrested Bellary Rural from the BJP, retained Chikkodi-Sadalga, while former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa once again established his hold over Shikaripur with his son B Y Raghavendra winning it. Meanwhile, expressing his happiness over the victory Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, said that the Congress winning in majority of the bypolls across the country shows that Narendra Modi's victory was a temporary one. Aug 25, 2014
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Results of bypolls are clear indication that Bihar won't accept divisive politics: Nitish Kumar

Patna, Aug 25 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed his satisfaction at the bypoll results and thank all the voters. The Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress Party combine has won six out of 10 seats in Bihar that went to polls last week. The BJP has won four seats. Kumar said that the results of bypolls are a clear indication that people of Bihar won't accept divisive politics. Aug 25, 2014
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Kareena Kapoor Khan bring the curtains down at LFW 2014

Mumbai, August 25 (ANI): With utmost poise and grace, Bollywood's top actress Kareena Kapoor brought the curtains down on the Lakme Fashion Week 2014, as she cat walked the runway for the ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra in India's showbiz capital Mumbai. Manish Malhotra showcased the absolute's bridal trousseau at the Lakme Fashion Week Grand Finale for which he joined forces with the make-up maestro, Cory Walia. Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor dazzled the ramp donning a gorgeous metallic purple long Lehenga with shades of grey and a complete diamond and silver studded open jacket which was teamed with a net veil dupatta. Speaking on the occasion Kapoor praised Malhotra saying he is a blessing for not just the fashion industry but for the film industry as well. Malhotra's bridal range which was a blend of gowns, skirts, sarees and lehenga cholis with diamond studded sequences and embroidery work, at the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week. Malhotra emphasised on the colour grey to make it popular this winter. This was his fourth finale at the LFW. Many Bollywood celebrities were spotted at the event including Bollywood actress Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Huma Qureshi and Sridevi along with Bollywood Producer Boney Kapoor and Bollywood Director Karan Johar. The fourth day of the LFW Ind Aug 25, 2014
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Political crisis deepens in Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 25: Pakistan is facing one of its worst political crises in the present era. An estimated 50,000 protesters, who are holding Islamabad city to ransom, marched to Parliament demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation. The twin anti-government protests by cricket star-turned politician Imran Khan and activist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri are targeted at ousting the PML-N-led government on charges of corruption and inflation. Imran Khan, who is leading the 'Azadi March', is also protesting against the alleged vote rigging that took place in last year's polls. However, PM Sharif is ready offer Khan a full audit of the ballots to address his concerns on poll rigging. Aug 25, 2014
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SC says all coal block allocations since under UPA regime illegal

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday said that all coal block allocations that were done under UPA regime are done in an illegal manner and it suffers from vice of arbitrariness. The court observed that there were no transparency and that no guidelines were followed in the allocation. A special bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha delivered the verdict on the two-year-old petitions that were based on Comptroller Auditor General’s (CAG) report, estimating a loss of Rs. 1.64 lakh crore caused due to the arbitrary allocations. Further, the apex court has announced the sate for taking a decision on re-allocation of mines as 1 September, 2014. Aug 25, 2014
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Priyanka not interested in Als Ice Bucket Challenge

New Delhi, August 25 (ANI): Bollywood babe Priyanka Chopra is not at all interested in taking ALS Ice Bucked Challenge. She has been nominated by many to take up the challenge, but she simply ignored it. Many stars from Bollywood have taken up the challenge. But Piggy Chops is not joining the league. On Sunday, Priyanka posted a web link on Twitter, which shows an Australian newsreader Lincoln Humphries. Humphries acknowledged the good that the ice bucket challenge has done, then suggested some other things that can be done to make a difference, including spreading the love around to other deserving causes like cancer and fresh water charities, and not wasting so much ice. Great thought Pee Cee!!! Aug 25, 2014
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Omar Abdullah assures steps to rehabilitate victims of ceasefire violations

Srinagar, Aug 25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, on Monday (August 25), maintained that all steps are being taken to rehabilitate the victims of the ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan border. His statement comes after a regional party, Jammu and Kashmir National Panther's Party (JKNPP) blamed the state and central government for turning a blind eye to those affected in the conflict torn region. Addressing a session of the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly, Abdullah said that the allegations politically motivated. Aug 25, 2014
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BJP slams Omar for asking Centre to hold 'talks' to end Pak firing

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): The BJP on Monday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his remark that the Centre should reconsider its decision of cancelling talks with Pakistan in order to end the border hostilities. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Pakistan will have to pay for humiliating and bleeding Indian soldiers. India had called off Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan after Islamabad's envoy to New Delhi Abdul Basit went ahead with meetings with separatist leaders from Kashmir even after he was asked by the Centre to desist from it. Aug 25, 2014
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Fire at woolens' factory in Ludhiana, 3 dead

Ludhiana, Aug 25 (ANI): A raging inferno left three dead at a woolens' factory in Ludhiana on Monday. Fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot and tried to douse the flames. The dead bodies were handed over to police and investigations are going on. Aug 25, 2014
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JKNPP protests govt apathy towards victims of ceasefire violation in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 25 (ANI): Representatives of Jammu and Kashmir National Panther's Party (JKNPP) held demonstrations in the Kashmir State Assembly on Monday against the apathy of the central and state governments towards those who have been affected by the recent ceasefire violations on the border. Pakistan army violated a ceasefire on the Indian border in the intervening night of August 24th and August 25th in Jammu district of the region. People living along the border have been under constant threat of the firing which has made them leave their homes overnight. The displaced live in chaotic conditions, most of the time without basic amenities. Aug 25, 2014