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Sushma Swaraj visits revered Hindu temple in Nepal

Kathmandu, July 28 (ANI): India_ foreign minister Sushma Swaraj paid visit to revered Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu during her three-day visit to Nepal. She was accompanied by Nepal_s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister to the temple, where she was accorded a warm welcome and was offered garlands. Jul 28, 2014
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Rural women in Nagaland promote traditional artwork

Nagaland, July 28 (ANI): These women are engaged in making a variety of handloom products at the Exotic Echo Society in Dizephe village of Nagaland. The society was formed to empower villagers by creating sustainable job opportunities for them. It has been taking an endeavour to support a number of women self help groups in the area by conducting training programmes in traditional loin loom weaving. The society also supplies raw materials and helps them to market their products. The group produces a number of colorful handloom products like bags, cushion covers, shawls and other decorative items. The products are also being marketed outside the state. Jul 28, 2014
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Cats on the menu in Vietnam despite being illegal

The enduring popularity of cat meat as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that feline owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban. Duration: 02:11 Jul 28, 2014
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Femina provides launching pad for budding designers

Pune, July 27 (ANI): One of the oldest women's English magazines of over 50 years, Femina, provided a launching pad to the budding designers to make a mark in the multi-billion fashion Industry by organising a two day carnival in Pune. Gracefully dressed models flounced down the runway flaunting budding designers collections. Television and cinema actress Yuvika Chaudhary inaugurated the carnival. The actress who has done films like Om Shanti Om, Summer 2007 praised the magazine for providing a platform to the youngsters across the country who would make a mark in the world fashion industry. Jul 27, 2014
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Sonia Gandhi hosts iftar party

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi hosted an iftar party at Delhi's posh Ashoka Hotel on Sunday for the political leaders, both Muslims as well as Hindus. High dignitaries of politics came to attend the function, including Salman Khurshid, Ambika Soni, Anand Sharma, Rajiv Shukla among others. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) President Sharad Yadav were also present with Gandhi at the iftar ceremony. Iftar, refers to the evening meal when Muslims end their fast at the time of sunset, during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Meanwhile, UP Governor Ram Naik also hosted iftar party in capital city of Lucknow. Jul 27, 2014
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Muslims across India make final preparations as Eid Ul Fitr closes near

Thiruvananthapuram /Kolkata, July 27 (ANI): Muslims across India are busy making the final preparations ahead of Eid ul Fitr, an important Muslim festival which will mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Markets in cities wear a festive look with sparkling lights and enthusiastic crowds rushing for last minute shopping. Eid shopping has gained momentum in the last week of Ramadan and shoppers throng to markets after Iftar and shop till late night. The markets remain open until sehr (pre-dawn time to begin fast). An excited shopper, Sophie, said that her shopping of clothes and gifts is nearly over. During Eid shopping, markets are buzzing with crowds and traders make a fast buck. Jul 27, 2014
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Protest by civil services aspirants intensifies

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The protest by India's civil services aspirants' intensified on Sunday with four students sitting on a fast unto death, demanding the scrapping of some part of the new examination format, conducting of examination in regional languages, especially Hindi and postponement of the preliminary test. The protesters are planning to protest semi-naked on Sunday evening so that their message is heard loud and clear by the government. Earlier, the government told the parliament that it had asked a committee to submit its report on the issue within a week to give level-playing field to those coming from rural areas. The angry students had damaged vehicles and blocked road on Thursday (July 24) evening after the UPSC issued admit cards for the preliminary examination to be held on August 24. The student wing of Congress party - NSUI, had also held a sit-in protest earlier to support the protesting students. Jul 27, 2014
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Mohanlalganj Rape Case: Victim's family sits on hunger strike demanding CBI probe

Lucknow, July 27 (ANI): The family members of the victim in the Mohanlalganj rape case sat on hunger strike on Sunday demanding CBI probe from the government. They said that the family now doesn't trust the police department and will continue the strike until a CBI probe is conducted. Earlier, in a new twist in the rape and murder case of the 32-year-old woman, forensic report has indicated that more than one person was involved in the crime. The report is contradictory to the police claims where it had ruled out gangrape with the woman. Ruling out gangrape, the police had earlier said that there was no sexual intercourse. The incident had come to light on July 17 when the body of the woman was spotted near a primary school in Balsingh Khera village of Mohanlalganj tehsil by a watchman. Jul 27, 2014
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Gaza truce efforts go up in smoke

The Islamist Hamas movement continued firing rockets at Israel Sunday, despite claims it had accepted a UN request for a 24-hour extension of a humanitarian truce in war-torn Gaza. Duration: 00:35 Jul 27, 2014
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Italy's wrecked cruise ship prepares to dock in Genoa

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner made its final approach Sunday to the Italian port of Genoa, where the mammoth carcass is being towed for scrap after its fatal capsize two and a half years ago. Duration: 00:32 Jul 27, 2014
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Congress stages a unique protest against BJP government over rising prices

Kanpur/ New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Congress party staged a unique protest in an attempt to taunt ruling BJP government over rising inflation throughout the country on Sunday. The anguished protesters took to streets and raised anti-Narendra Modi and BJP government slogans condemning the soaring prices of vegetables and commodities. In an attempt to mock the BJP government, protesters held a unique protest showcasing a small market named as ‘Modi Bazaar’ displaying high price tags on a number of vegetables like tomatoes, capsicum and brinjals. Congress leader, Sriprakash Jaiswal condemned the price hike adding, that the anger and distress within people is likely to come down to streets. Meanwhile, a BJP leader, Sudhanshu Trivedi said the current ruling government is taking all necessary measures to curb inflation. Jul 27, 2014
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Venkaiah Naidu hits at Congress over LoP row

Hyderabad, July 27 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Venkaiah Naidu, on Sunday hit out at the Congress party that had accused that the Modi government pressurized the Speaker not to grant Leader of Opposition (LoP) post to it. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi opined the main opposition party in the house must have at least 10 percent seats for the Leader of Opposition post. Congress has only 44 lawmakers in a 543-member lower house of the parliament. Congress leader Anand Sharma alleged that Attorney General (AG) and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan were working at the behest of the government. Naidu said the government would abide by the Speaker’s decision on the issue. Jul 27, 2014
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Jitendra Singh congratulates Ministry of Earth Sciences on its Foundation day

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh congratulated the Ministry of Earth Sciences on its Foundation day on Sunday. He applauded the ministry for the developmental works it has undertaken and the level it has achieved in the recent past. Further, he also talked about the relation between the scientific thinking and religion. Jul 27, 2014