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Al Qaeda-backed group releases video of kidnapped UN peacekeepers

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): An al Qaeda-backed militant group that seized 45 UN peacekeepers two weeks ago on the Golan Heights has posted a video in which the hostages, from the South Pacific nation of Fiji, say they expect to be released soon. The video, which was posted on the Nusra Front's Twitter and YouTube accounts on Wednesday but was apparently recorded a day earlier, appears to show the troops in a good condition, at points smiling and waving at the camera. On Wednesday, the head of Fiji's army said the Islamist militant group had dropped all of its demands to free the hostages, but at least slightly back-pedalled later in the day as the situation appeared to deteriorate. Sep 12, 2014
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Haryana Govt Sends Relief Materials To Flood Hit JandK

Srinagar/ New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday sent relief materials to flood hit Jammu and Kashmir on behalf of the state government. Hooda said that the situation in the valley is gruesome and all states should come forward to help the flooded state. Earlier, a Sikh delegation from New Delhi visited flood-hit areas of the state and distributed cooked food to affected people. President of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, Manjit Singh, said that they had boats and were providing relief materials to victims. Sep 12, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj calls on Tajikistan President ahead of SCO meet

Dushanbe, Sep 12 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Tajikistan President Emomalii Rahmon in the capital city of Dushanbe on Friday (September 12) ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet. Rahmon also met key advisor of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sartaz Aziz. The SCO, held between September 11and 12, aims to boost cooperation in three major fields of economy, security and people-to-people exchanges. India, Iran, Pakistan and Mongolia are due to become full participating members of the summit, thereby upgrading their observer member status. This is the 14th annual meeting of the SCO, which will have leaders from its six full-member countries. Sep 12, 2014
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Japanese whisky makers in high spirits as accolades pour in

Japan has long been celebrated for its Sake but little by little whisky is making headway in the land of the rising sun with Japanese distilleries winning international recognition at the expense of their Scottish rivals. Duration: 02:07 Sep 12, 2014
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Assam gets first women only university

Jorhat, Sep 12 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, inaugurated first women only university which will include under-graduate as well as post graduate courses. Addressing a function in Jorhat district, Gogoi said the university will help women in gaining expertise in different fields. Professor Doctor KM Bujarbaruah, who is the vice-chancellor of Assam Agricultural University (AAU), would mentor the women university. Till now 19 faculty members have been recruited and 55 students have taken admission. The classes started from September 1 in a temporary building. The University will also have a hostel, which will accommodate students coming from far flung areas of the region. Sep 12, 2014
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Al Qaeda CD being examined for authenticity, no need to fear: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that there is no need to fear from terror group al-Qaeda's announcement of forming its wing in India and launching attacks. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that nothing could be said about the authenticity of the video which is still under examination by various expert agencies.Al-Qaeda commander Ayman al-Zawahari had announced the formation of a new wing of the feared terrorist group dedicated to waging jihad in the Indian subcontinent. In the videotape - the first released by the al-Qaeda chief since August 2013 - al-Zawaheri promises that al-Qaeda will now expand its operations throughout the region. Sep 12, 2014
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Home Ministry briefs 100 days achievement Part - 2

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed about the Ministry’s achievement in past 100 days of government. Singh said that Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed worst flooding in the last many years and said that more than 1 lakh 30 thousand people have been rescued till now. He further lauded the defense and NDRF personnel for their rescue efforts in the flood-hit state. He also laid stress upon women security in police stations and said that more women shall be deployed as officers. He also said that Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has been asked by the ministry for some land in order to rehabilitate the Kashmiri migrants. Sep 12, 2014
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Home Ministry briefs 100 days' achievement Part - 1

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed about the Ministry's achievement in past 100 days of government. Singh said that Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed worst flooding in the last many years and said that more than 1 lakh 30 thousand people have been rescued till now. He further lauded the defense and NDRF personnel for their rescue efforts in the flood-hit state. He also laid stress upon women security in police stations and said that more women shall be deployed as officers. He also said that Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has been asked by the ministry for some land in order to rehabilitate the Kashmiri migrants. Sep 12, 2014
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Police recover arms and ammunition from Maoist camp in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (ANI): In a combing operation, police and district forces busted a Maoist camp in Gajapati district of Odisha and seized arms and ammunition. The combing operation was conducted in Barimunda jungle, where exchange of fire also took place between the police and rebels. Superintendent of Police, Satyajit Nayak, who led the operation, suspected that a temporary camp was functioning in the area. A police official sustained minor injury during the encounter. Around four Maoists were present and managed to escape after the gun battle. The Maoists control large but poor areas of the region and often attack railway lines and mining operations to cripple economic activity, such as the transportation of coal to power and steel companies. Sep 12, 2014
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EC orders FIR against Yogi Adityanath for hate speech, Politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Reactions poured in as Election Commission ordered the chief election officer of Uttar Pradesh to file an FIR against BJP leader Yogi Adityanath for his alleged hate speech while campaigning for UP by polls. NCP leader Majid Memon said that anybody who commits breach of order has to face legal action. NCP leader Tariq Anwar, condemning Yogi Adityanath for his hate speech, said that EC should take this issue seriously. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party will reply to the EC's notice and further slammed the UP government for its cheap politics. Sep 12, 2014
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UNICEF report says 49% of girls in India sexually abused, Politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Reactions flowed in as UNICEF report said that 49% of girls in India under the age of 19 are sexually abused. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that until we don't give respect to women in our country, development is not possible. NCP leaders Tariq Anwar and Majid Memon said that the issue needs to be taken in cognizance by all concerns and we must act so that such things don't take place again. However, NCP leader Naresh Agarwal said that UNICEF should also come out with reports of other countries and not only talk of India. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar slammed the arrival of western culture in India for the increase in the cases of sexual harassment. Sep 12, 2014