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Rajnath writes to Omar seeking land for Kashmiri Pandits, Politicos react

New Delhi, Sept 06 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted over, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's letter to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah seeking land for Kashmiri Pandits. Rajnath, in his letter to Omar suggested that the land may be identified near the respective native places the Kashmiri pandits migranted from. Rajnath Singh had also advised that such areas must be selected taking into consideration, the availability of adequate security in close proximity of the place. At present there are about 62,000 registered Kashmiri Pandit families in the country who migrated from the Kashmir Valley to either Jammu, Delhi or to other parts of the country due to militancy in the state in early 1990s. Sep 6, 2014
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Tony Abbott says Modi shouldn't be blamed for 2002 riots, Politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 06 (ANI): Political leaders react as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that PM Modi as Gujarat CM should not be blamed for the 2002 riots in the state as he was just a "presiding officer" who has been cleared in "endless inquiries". BJP's Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that world's mood is changing and that they have agreed that the allegations were planned. Congress said that Australian prime minister is a respected person and he came for deals with India and that he should not interfere in the internal matters of India. Following the suit, NCP's Tariq Anwar and CPI leader Atul Anjan also said that Abbott should not comment on Indian judiciary and should leave the system and Indian political system to decide over the same. Sep 6, 2014
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Dalai Lama denied visa to South Africa, Tibetan leaders-in-exile condemn incident

Dharamshala, Sep 06 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile living in Dharamsala town of Himachal Pradesh react to South Africa's decision to deny a visa to their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, for the third time in five years. The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India and is at loggerheads with China over Tibet, had been hoping to join a Nobel peace conference in Cape Town next month. Lama had reportedly withdrew his application after being told it would be unsuccessful. Penpa Tsering, speaker of Tibetan parliament in-exile said that it was unfortunate that the South African government denied visa to Dalai Lama who is an international messenger of peace. The South African foreign ministry confirmed that its High Commission in New Delhi had received the visa application but denied it had been rejected and said that it was being subjected to "normal due process". Sep 6, 2014
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Rescuers recover at least 50 bodies in Naushera bus accident case

Rajouri, Sep 06 (ANI): Rescuers recovered bodies of at least 50 people from an ill fated bus ferrying members of wedding party that was washed away by flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The accident happened in the Laam area of Naushera sector along the Line of Control on Thursday. According to official around 50 people were on-board the bus at the time of accident. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after two days of heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades. Heavy rain is expected to continue. Sep 6, 2014
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At least 100 people killed due to flash floods in JandK: Omar Abdullah

Rajouri/ Srinagar/ Kathua/ Sopore, Sep 06 (ANI): Nearly 100 people were killed due to floods in Kashmir, said state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as all the rivers have been flowing above the danger mark due to incessant rains. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the Himalayan region after two days of heavy rain that hit Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades. The police and army have begun rescue operations as floods, triggered by heavy rains, washed away bridges and houses and marooned people. Abdullah said the major challenge was to rehabilitate flood hit victims. Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting in New Delhi to review the flood situation and has dispatched members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to assist the state government. Singh cancelled trip to the region due to the bad weather. Sep 6, 2014
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Will speed up CBI probe over rhino poaching, Zero-tolerance towards the same: Prakash Javadekar

Assam, Sep 06 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar took stock of animal poaching in Kaziranga National Park in Assam and said that strict action is needed to save the wildlife. Javadekar arrived in Assam for a two-day visit where he observed the measures to conserve the wildlife, existing infrastructure besides discussing about the rapid shrinking forest cover in the northeast region. Later, while addressing a news conference, Javadekar said that the ministry will speed up CBI probe over the issue and that they had zero tolerance over the same. Javadekar also said that the ministry will form special rhino protection force consisting of locals to protest the rare species. Sep 6, 2014
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More security around La Bestia, but less security for migrants

Every year, nearly 200,000 migrants try to cross the Mexican border with Guatemala to reach the US. But now the Mexican government has strengthened its border security, forcing migrants to look for new routes and face new dangers.Duration:02:34 Sep 6, 2014
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Obama unveils ISIS strategy, but challenges remain

Critics of Barack Obama have berated him in recent weeks for lacking a strategy to tackle ISIS. Now an outline for an international coalition has been announced at the NATO summit in Wales, but challenges remain. Duration:02:32 Sep 6, 2014