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Farmers sell off crops to avoid losses in wake of cyclone Nilofar

Rajkot, Oct 29 (ANI): Farmers sold off their groundnut and cotton yields to avoid any impact on their crops from cyclone Nilofar, which is expected to hit Gujarat coast in a couple of days. Nilofar, classified as a 'very severe cyclonic storm', is expected to weaken to a 'cyclonic storm' when it makes landfall on the Gujarat coast, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. Farmers are preparing for any untoward incident as Nilofar, which originated in the Arabian Sea, is likely to make a landfall on the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch regions. Farmers from various villages gathered in Rajkot city market to sell off their stocks. Around 18,000 sacks of crops were brought for sale. Oct 29, 2014
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PM Modi greets the nation on Chhath Puja

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Chhath Puja. "My greetings on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja. May the blessings of the Sun God brighten our lives with joy, peace and prosperity," said Prime Minister Modi. The Chhath is celebrated on the sixth and seventh day, after Diwali. Chhath is considered an extremely auspicious festival by the people of Bihar and in parts of Uttar Pradesh state. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung earlier on Tuesday announced the declaration of Chhath Puja as a public holiday in the national capital, wherein all the government offices in the state will be shut on the occasion. Oct 29, 2014
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Indian Postal Banking has lots of scope due to connectivity, says Communications Minister

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Even with widespread retail banking in place, India's postal banking service has a large scope due to its connectivity, stressed Communications and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday. Prasad was inaugurating the Postal Savings Banks Forum in New Delhi, which was organized by World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) jointly with the National Savings Organisation (Ministry of Finance) and the Department of Posts. The theme of the forum was "The Rising Force of Postal Banking in the Retail Banking Market". Prasad said that postal banking transcended the rich and poor barrier, the biggest asset being the network of post offices throughout the country. Prasad further added that the Prime Minister had constituted a task force to deliberate on ideas and innovations for the Indian Postal Services. Oct 29, 2014
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Cyclone Nilofar likely to make landfall on Saturday: MeT

Ahemdabad, Oct 29 (ANI): Meteorological department director Manorama Mohanty on Wednesday said that the cyclone Nilofar is likely to make a landfall on November 1. She added that the speed of cyclone when it will make a landfall will remain 80-90 kmph. She further warned of heavy rainfall which is likely to lash Saurashtra and Kutch. Oct 29, 2014
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Opposition parties demand fresh elections in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Opposition parties on Wednesday demanded that the Centre should dissolve the legislative assembly and hold fresh assembly elections in Delhi. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that fresh elections should be held in Delhi so that people can choose their government. Congress leader Rita Bahuguna said that BJP is running away from elections because it knows that it will fail to get mandate. She added that Congress is clearly demands fresh elections in Delhi. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that Centre is harassing the people of Delhi for their own benefit and it is shameful that SC is asking them to show courage and hold fresh by polls in Delhi. Oct 29, 2014

Govt submits the list of black money account holders to SC

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): The Government of India submitted the list of all black money account holders to the Supreme Court on Wednesday as directed. Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi said that the government has submitted a list of around 627 names who have their accounts in HSBC bank. He added that all assessments have to be completed by 31st March 2015. The sealed covers will be opened by SIT which will proceed according to law after opening the seals. Oct 29, 2014
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Pakistan police arrest four suspects in connection with Karachi airport attack

Karachi, Oct 29 (ANI): Pakistan Police claimed to have arrested four suspects allegedly involved in facilitating the perpetrators of a deadly attack on Pakistan's busiest Karachi Jinnah International Airport in June. Additional Inspector General of police from Crime Investigation department (CID), Saqib Ismail, said that the arrested men abetted the militants who had launched the attack. Another police official said the suspects were detained from two different areas in the eastern part of Karachi. He said that police recovered a large number of weapons from the arrested men. Oct 29, 2014
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Three Bangladeshis lynched to death in Tripura

Tripura, Oct 29 (ANI): Three Bangladeshis, suspected cattle lifters, were lynched to death in a village of Khowai district in Tripura. The incident is the second such in the district this year. Of the three victims, one opened fire and initially managed to escape but later all three were badly beaten by the villagers. Two of them were rescued by the police and taken to hospital where they succumbed to injuries. The third one, who was rescued later, also breathed his last in the hospital. The police have also recovered two 12 bore pipe gun cartridges from the area. The intruders are residents of Habiganj district of Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Border Security Force Deputy Inspector General BS Rawat said the bodies will be handed over to their counterparts in Bangladesh. Oct 29, 2014