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Hajj pilgrims undergo training session in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 22 (ANI): For the first time, a special training program was organised for aspiring Hajj pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday (August 21). The two-day orientation program in Srinagar was a joint initiative by the district administration and Hajj Training Forum Bangalore and the State Hajj Committee. Based on the past experiences of pilgrims, the authorities organised the training program, where videos were played to give a real-time feel of the pilgrimage. The pilgrims were directed on what kind of suitcases and handbags to be carried. They were also asked to keep photocopies of passports and were told about the importance of the pilgrimage. Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Shah, said the first-of-a-kind training program would help pilgrims undertake pilgrimage without any hurdles. Aug 22, 2014
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Russian park of Communist achievements gets a makeover

After communism collapsed, the massive Moscow exhibition centre extolling the virtues of the planned economy fell into disrepair, but a spurt of Soviet nostalgia has given the facility a facelift. Duration: 02:10 Aug 22, 2014
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Nine people killed in Assam-Nagaland border violence

Guwahati, Aug 21 (ANI): Police said on Thursday (August 21) that nine people have been killed due to violence in border areas of Assam and Nagaland. Director General of Police of Assam's capital, Guwahati, said that several reasons were responsible for ignition of the issue, including armed tribals. Meanwhile, Mos for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, met chief ministers of Assam, Tarun Gogoi, and Nagaland, TR Zeliand, on Thursday to find solution to the flaring chaos. The situation turned tense after 22 people were injured in clashes between the police and protesters in Gologhat district of Assam on Wednesday (August 20). The security was stepped up and army staged a flag march in Golaghat. Aug 21, 2014
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Assam-Nagaland border clashes: Gogoi, Zeliang assure resolving issue at the earliest

Guwahati, Aug 21 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday met his Nagaland counterpart TR Zeliang today to hold discussions over the simmering tension along the border of two states. Both chief ministers also met Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju to find out ways to reduce tension between the two states. The chief ministers said that they are making sincere efforts to resolve the clashes at the border. Aug 21, 2014
Sanjiv Chaturvedi not eligible for AIIMS CVO post: Harsh Vardhan

Sanjiv Chaturvedi not eligible for AIIMS CVO post: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi is not eligible for the post of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Chaturvedi, an Indian Forest Service officer of the Haryana cadre, was removed from the post of Chief Vigilance Officer ( CVO) of AIIMS. This was done even though his appointment order had been for a fixed tenure of four years, ending in June 2016. Chaturvedi also has a reputation as a whistle blower and was reportedly transferred numerous times for exposing scams. Aug 21, 2014
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BJP is conspiring to break country's federal structure: Jharkhand CM

Ranchi, Aug 21 (ANI): Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday alleged that BJP is conspiring to break the country's federal structure which has come under threat as non-BJP CMs are being jeered at government functions in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After Maharashtra and Haryana Chief Ministers, it was the turn of Hemant Soren to be hooted by crowds in the presence of Modi at a function in Ranchi on Thursday to inaugurate a power project. As soon as Soren came up on the stage for his speech, the attendees of the rally started hooting at him. Aug 21, 2014
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SC issues notice to centre on Uttarakhand governor's plea

Haridwar, Aug 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday referred a case regarding the removal of Uttarakhand governor Aziz Qureshi to a five-judge bench after Qureshi approached the Court challenging the Narendra Modi-led government's move to make him quit the post.The court response came after senior consul Kapil Sibal said that a governor can only be removed by the president and the home secretary could not just pick up the phone and ask him to resign. He said there has to be a procedure to secure the resignation of a governor. Aug 21, 2014
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I was a very nervous mother post Suri_s birth: Katie Holmes

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Katie Holmes has revealed that she was a very nervous mother after her daughter Suri was born. During an interview with Du Jour, the 35-year-old former wife of Tom Cruise said that she was a very nervous mother when her now 8-year-old daughter was born and those habits continued for a long time, a leading daily reported. However, she expressed her admiration for working mothers who go back to work soon after giving birth to their kids. Aug 21, 2014