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JEC students protest against govt's decision to affiliate college to ASTU

Jorhat, Aug 12 (ANI): Students of an Jorhat Engineering College (JEC) in Jorhat city of Assam staged a protest demanding the state government to take back its decision of affiliating their college to the newly formed Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU). Protesting students said the clauses as given by the government were unacceptable and demanded amendment of the same. Few clauses that were unacceptable by the students were provision of excessive power to the central authority (Chancellor), paid membership in the university, political interference in university's affairs, improper fee structure and decision of affiliating autonomous colleges to ASTU. Aug 12, 2014
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National flag business booms in Tamil Nadu ahead of Independence Day

Coimbatore, Aug 12 (ANI): Several days ahead of the 68th Independence Day celebrations in India, the national flag business booms in Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu. Over two lakh cotton flags were produced in the state last year and this year in wake of the new government, the Indian flag manufacturers have produced over three lakh tri coloured flags. The flag printers in Coimbatore claim that they produce around 5000 flags daily and this year they are working day and night and hence their labour also has doubled. Jayakumar, a flag manufacturer, said that the flags manufactured by them are sent to various southern states and to various cities in Tamil Nadu itself. Aug 12, 2014
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Independence Day Flower Show mesmerizes visitors in Bangalore

Bangalore, Aug 12 (ANI): A floral replica of the royal Mysore palace at the Independence Day Flower Show in Bangalore city left visitors mesmerised with its beauty and grandeur. Lal Bagh palace holds the Republic Day Flower show in January and the Independence Day Flower Show in August every year. The Independence Day Flower Show in Bangalore is currently the 200th edition, which was inaugurated by the state chief, Siddaramaiah and will continue till August 17. The major attraction this year is a replica of the royal Mysore Palace and the Dassara procession made of three hundred thousand roses. Elephants, horses and soldiers made of flowers are also on display at the show. The palace is 45-feet long, 12-feet wide and 27-feet high. Aug 12, 2014
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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