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Happy in Delhi now, will support anyone BJP selects as Maharashtra CM: Nitin Gadkari

Nagpur, Oct 22 (ANI): Refuting rumours of being the probable CM candidate for Maharashtra, union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has said that he is happy in Delhi and would support anyone who is chosen as the chief minister by the party. According to reports, around 40 BJP MLAs had visited Gadkari's house to persuade him to take up Chief Minister's post after the party won with a major margin in the assembly elections. Oct 22, 2014
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Jitendra Singh announces enhancement in research fellowship

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Ministry of science and technology announced enhancement for scientific researchers in a bid to contribute more for research and development. Minister for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh, told mediapersons that the long pending demand of researchers has been addressed as the government had decided to revise their fellowships. There were various practical considerations in deciding on the revision of fellowships, which have been taken into account in the all possible scenarios, while attractive fellowships would attract promising candidates to take up research as a career. Singh also said that there is also a need to create an ambience required for pursuing research, which is a pre-requisite. Singh said that scientific researchers are the real nation builders, who work day and night away from the limelight of media or public and remain unaffected by upheavals in their surroundings. However, this hike would not disturb various kinds of perks and privileges, which are enjoyed by them already. Oct 22, 2014
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Nepalese government defends snowstorm rescue operation

Kathmandu, Oct 22 (ANI): Nepal's Home Ministry Secretary, Surya Silwal, defended the government's actions after it came under fire for its handling of the search and rescue operation for hundreds of trekkers who were caught in a Himalayan storm last week. Nepal has been criticized for failing to issue timely weather warnings, but Silwal said the storm, which brought unseasonable snow and avalanches, came about suddenly. The extreme weather was triggered by the tail end of a cyclone which hit neighbouring India last weekend. He said any country would have handled the incident similarly and denied reports that the government had terminated trekking permits. Oct 22, 2014
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Five people injured in massive fire in Faridabad

Faridabad, Oct 22 (ANI): At least five people were injured when massive fire broke out in a crackers market, gutting more than 150 shops in Faridabad. At least 10 vehicles were burnt in the inferno. Loud explosions were heard for about 15 minutes at the ground, where the cracker market is organized every year during Diwali. Angry victims blamed the police administration for the accident and sought compensation for their damages. Oct 22, 2014
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Mizoram Premier League footballer dies from spinal injuries after somersault goal celebration

Siliguri, Kolkata / Guwahati, Oct 22 (ANI): Football fraternity, condoled death of a 23-year-old footballer, who died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault. Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala died on October 19 at a hospital in India's northeastern Mizoram state after the incident in Tuesday's (October 14) match in the third tier Mizoram Premier League (MPL). A veteran state level football player and coach, Joybrata Bose, said Biaksangzuala death is a big loss for the country. After scoring the equaliser against Chanmari West FC, a flipping Biaksangzuala landed awkwardly and was lying unconscious as his team mates surrounded him and gestured for help. Meanwhile, a football coach from Sports Authority of India, SK Bandopadhyay in Guwahati said that players often express themselves after scoring a goal. Meanwhile, an another former footballer, Subroto Bhattacharya, said the concerned authorities must formulate some rules to prevent such incidents in future. Oct 22, 2014
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India is fully equipped to handle Ebola threat: Health Minister

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, said in New Delhi that the country is fully equipped to tackle Ebola threat as the surveillance system has been geared up to track travellers and monitor for symptoms. Vardhan said that the government will also set up facilities at airports and ports to manage travellers showing symptoms of the disease. Signs range from fever and intense weakness to internal and external bleeding and the incubation period is two to 21 days. All international airports across the country have been put on high alert and precautionary measures are being taken to screen Indian nationals returning from the Ebola-hit regions. Oct 22, 2014
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Social programmes take centre stage in Brazil elections

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff and her challenger Aecio Neves are neck-on-neck in the presidential race, which will be decided in a run-off vote on Sunday, and at the centre of their battle for the nation's hearts and minds are poor voters. Duration: 02:57 Oct 22, 2014
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Visually impaired children make lamps, candles to spread light this Diwali

Varanasi /Guwahati, Oct 22 (ANI): The Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, might be just a medley of sounds for visually impaired but it does not stop them from brightening the lives of other people. In order to bring cheer to their dark world, many visually impaired children have learnt the craft of making lamps and candles to showcase their capabilities and achievements despite the disability. In holy town Varanasi, many visually impaired children have made beautiful and colourful assortment of earthen lamps and candles in various shapes and sizes ahead of Diwali. This empowers the visually impaired and let share the spirit of Diwali with everyone. The children of a school for the visually impaired started the preparations a month back. Meanwhile, in Assam, disabled children part of a non-governmental organization in Guwahati, also made earthen lamps decorated with glitter and painted in fabric colours. Oct 22, 2014