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Devotees regardless of religious affiliations pay obeisance at Sufi shrine in Kashmir

Kashmir, Aug 12 (ANI): The socio-cultural ethos of Kashmir or Kashmiriyat is steeped in a tradition of religious tolerance, social harmony and brotherhood. It was influenced by the advent of Sufism in Kashmir in early 14th century. Sufi saints were both popular and influential because they identified themselves with established traditions and never opposed the blending of different religious customs, practices and beliefs. As a result, they attracted many followers. Even today, several Sufi shrines dot the state, drawing people from different religions in large numbers. For instance, there is the shrine of Mohammad Subhan Baba Sahab in Srinagar, which attracts people from different communities. Aug 12, 2014
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Hindu and Muslim workers work together at sweet candy making unit

Aligarh, Aug 12 (ANI): India's northern Uttar Pradesh state is one of the most culturally diverse states of the country. Though most people in the state are dependent on agriculture, the region is also home to many industrial units and factories. And, Aligarh District is one of the many districts in the state regarded as an industrial hub. And, what makes these industries tick is the harmony that exists between people of different religions who work here. One such example can be found at this a unit which makes sweet candies during the festive season. Here people from various communities work together in complete accord. Aug 12, 2014
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Prisoners escape shelled jail in east Ukraine

Scores of panicked inmates escape when shells rain down on a high-security prison in eastern Ukraine during heavy fighting between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels, authorities say. Duration: 01:12 Aug 12, 2014
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Yazidi refugees seek safety in Iraqi Kurdistan

Displaced Iraqi families from the Yazidi community crossed the Iraq-Syria border Monday to return to Iraqi Kurdistan after at least 20,000 managed to escape jihadists on Mt Sinjar. Aug 11, 2014
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Life stirs in Gaza as 72-hour truce holds

Israel and Hamas on Monday stuck to a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza as Egyptian mediators launched fresh talks with negotiators aimed at securing a permanent cessation of hostilities. Aug 11, 2014
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MG Vaidya backs Mohan Bhagwat, says Hindustan means land of Hindus

Nagpur, Aug 11 (ANI): RSS Member MG Vaidya has backed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's statement that the cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants of this great culture. Vaidya said that the original name of the country is Hindustan, which means it's the land of Hindus. Aug 11, 2014
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BSE closes points 190.10 up on August 11

New Delhi, August 11 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 190.10 points up to stand at 25,519.24. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 57.40 points up to stand at 7,625.95. Aurobindo pharma ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.94% and 6.16% along with Adani Enter and Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. with an increase of 5.66% and 5.39% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Bhushan Steel and Sun TV Network with a decrease of 9.98% and 5.50% along with Sobha Developers Ltd. and Gail India with a decrease of 4.88% and 4.34% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 412.37 points at 15,956.70 while the banking sector is up 93.39 points at 16,997.20 and the reality sector is up 17.69 points at 1,856.67. The Indian currency is up 0.13% at Rs 61.22 per dollar. Aug 11, 2014