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Strike brings life to a halt in Manipur

Imphal, Oct 16 (ANI): Life came to a halt in Manipur on Thursday in the wake of an 18- hour general strike called by separatists. The strike was called by separatist factions to protest the Manipur Merger Agreement which paved the way for the merger of Manipur with the Indian Union. This agreement was signed on September 21, 1949 between the then king of Manipur, Bodhachandra Singh and the Indian dominion after independence from British rule. All roads in Imphal including national and state highways as well as public places like markets wore a deserted look. Home Minister of Manipur, G Gaikhangam said that such strikes only meant loss for the already poor state. Schools, colleges, movie theatres, petrol pumps and other private institutions remained shut while attendance in government offices was poor. Residents majorly stayed indoors. However, emergency services and flights remained unaffected and no untoward incidents were reported. Oct 16, 2014
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Blast in Kashmir injures two soldiers

Baramulla, Oct 16 (ANI): Two soldiers were injured, on Thursday after militants triggered off a blast in Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. Militants detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which was targeted towards an army convoy passing through Baramulla's Rafiabad area. The soldiers were rushed to an army hospital and the area was cordoned-off. A search operation has been launched in this regard. Oct 16, 2014
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Comet set for rare close shave with Mars

A fast-moving comet is about to shave by Mars for a once-in-a-million-years encounter that a flurry of spacecraft around the Red Planet hope to capture and photograph, NASA said. Oct 16, 2014
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Ready for multicity, multiple terror attacks if Al-Qaeda planning combined operations against India:

Manesar, Oct 16 (ANI): While addressing mediapersons, National Security Guard Director General JN Choudhury on Thursday said that is Al-Qaeda has declared intention to attack India, they might combine with outfits like Lashkar, ISIS and IM. He said that in any such cases, the NSG teams are ready to for a multicity, multiple terror by the group. Choudhury said that terrorism has become grim and what happened in Mumbai 26/11 attack was a curtain raiser. He further, assured that NSG will respond in whatever way required and whenever required. Oct 16, 2014
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Tharoor still enjoys high level of confidence amongst Congress people: Digvijay Singh

Bangalore, Oct 16 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said on Thursday that party leader Shashi Tharoor who was recently sacked from the post of All India Congress Committee spokesperson, still enjoys a high level of confidence amongst its members. On Tuesday, the Congress Party had relieved Shashi Tharoor from his duties as the party spokesperson, following the complaint of Congress' Kerala unit against Tharoor's conduct and behaviour to the party high command. The KPCC had also spoken out against Tharoor after he had accepted the Prime Minister's invitation to join the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' on October 2. Tharoor had accepted the Prime Minister's invitation, saying that he was honoured to accept the invitation to join the campaign. Oct 16, 2014