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Fire engulfs Jaipur's City Palace

Jaipur, Aug 24 (ANI): A major fire broke out at the Mubarak Mahal of Jaipur's City Palace on early Sunday morning, destroying valuable property. As many as 12 fire tenders were pushed into service to douse off the flames that started in the administrative block. No loss of life has been reported in the incident. Aug 24, 2014
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Flood fury wrecks havoc in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh/ Manipur, Aug 24 (ANI): Flood fury has wrecked havoc in Uttar Pradesh and has rendered several homeless. The houses located on the banks on river Ganga are submerged due to the rise in its water level in Kanpur city. In Faizabad district also, floods have disrupted normal life of people and left many without any shelter. A Village Revenue Officer, Ramnihal Prajapati, said the government is helping people by providing them with essential commodities for their livelihood. Meanwhile, in Imphal city of Manipur flood situation caused due to incessant rains is grim. Aug 24, 2014
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PM Modi assures help to Sri Lankan leaders on Tamil community issue

New Delhi, Aug 24 (ANI): Leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R Sampanthan said that the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, assured them all help to ensure justice and self-respect for the Tamil minority in the island nation. Reportedly, Modi told the TNA delegation to address the aspirations of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka. Modi also assured full support to provide relief rehabilitation and reconstruction to the northern and eastern areas of Sri Lanka, where millions were displaced by war. Aug 24, 2014
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Four day International Film Festival in Kashmir enthrals audience

Srinagar, Aug 24 (ANI): In a bid to revive theatre and film culture in the valley, a four-day International Film Festival of Kashmir (IFFK) 2014 was organised in Jammu and Kashmir in SKICC auditorium. The film festival, which began on Friday in Srinagar city, is being organised by Experimental Moving Images and Theatre Association (XMITA) in collaboration with the state’s tourism department. This is the fourth edition of IFFK, which is marking association’s 10th anniversary with longest-ever line up of movies from across the globe. During the fest, around 44 movies in 10 international languages will be screened at different venues. Silent and animated films also drew large viewers at the fest. Aug 24, 2014
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Take a deep breath: pot comes to yoga class

Combining cannabis and yoga: it's the newest trend in Colorado, the first US state to legalize the recreational use of the drug, and the leader in a growing nationwide push for the legalization of marijuana. Duration: 01:52 Aug 24, 2014
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Good work done by SP govt is not reported: Akhilesh

Lucknow, Aug 23 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that the good work done by SP Government is not reported. Talking to mediapersons in Lucknow, he said that the incidents in UP are being exaggerated & politicized, CBI probes are called regularly. He added that where the Govt is at fault media should run it but not exaggerate it because it’s UP. Aug 23, 2014
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Jains begin fasting to mark Paryushana festival

Rajkot, Aug 23 (ANI): Devotees flocked Jain temples and began fasting as eight-day-long religious festival of Paryushana began. Paryushana, which means self cleansing, is significant for Jain community which marks a time of repentance, sacrifices and intense worship accompanied by fasting. During fasting period, Jains worship 24 Tirthankaras, who attained enlightenment. The two Jains sects, Shwetambar and Digambar, follow this occasion on different days. Devotees in Rajkot city of Gujarat visited the Maniar Derasar or the Maniar temple. Aug 23, 2014
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Karnataka CM & many other pay tribute to UR Ananthamurthy

Bangalore, Aug 23 (ANI): Thousands of mourners paid their last respects to Jnanpith award winner and Kannada literary icon UR Ananthamurthy, who passed away on Friday. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah along with his cabinet ministers, Union Ministers Ananth Kumar and DV Sadananda Gowda, Kannada writers and leaders of all parties paid tribute to Ananthamurthy. The mortal remains of Ananthamurthy were kept for public homage at the premises of the Ravindra Kalakshetra as the state observed three days of mourning. His last rites are performed according to Hindu rituals at Kalagrama inside Bangalore University premises. Aug 23, 2014
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Jharkhand CM on JMM-BJP clash

Dumka, Aug 23 (ANI): Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday spoke on the JMM-BJP clash which took place earlier in the day. Soren slammed the BJP for showing this kind of violent attitude and said that this differential behavior of BJP should not continue for long. Aug 23, 2014
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2 brothers killed for allegedly opposing eve teasing

Faridpur, Aug 23 (ANI): In a shocking incident of crime in Uttar Pradesh, two brothers were killed for allegedly opposing teasing of their sister by two of the village residents. Two brothers of Faridpur district of Bareilly were found dead with their bodies cut into pieces after which the accused ran away. Police has sent the bodies for post mortem and further investigations are going on. Aug 23, 2014