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Tourism sector foresee boost as PM announces visa on arrival for American tourists

Jaipur, Oct 02 (ANI): Tour operators in Rajasthan were elated after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced visa on arrival for American tourists, during his five-day US trip. Tour guides and operators expect that this move would give a fillip to tourism industry in the state. During his US trip, which started from New York, Modi drew an especially loud cheer when he made a long-awaited announcement that those holding cards showing they were of Indian origin would be granted lifetime visas to India. He also said that India would allow visas on arrival for US citizens, while addressing a crowd of 18,000 people at New York's Madison Square Garden. Rajasthan hosts maximum number of tourists from France and after Modi’s announcement, it is being assumed that state could witness very high footfall of US citizens and PIO card holders as well. Oct 2, 2014
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West African economy falling victim to Ebola outbreak

Ebola has killed over three thousand people across west Africa, but as well as those infected it has also hit the region's economy, leaving markets deserted, industry disrupted and flights cancelled. Duration: 02:11 Oct 2, 2014
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Ex-Bosnia-Serb leader gives closing statement at trial

Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic says "all Serbs" are on trial as he begins his closing statement to the Yugoslav war crimes court, where he is charged with some of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. Duration: 00:47 Oct 2, 2014
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Obama, Netanyahu discuss Gaza, IS group at W.House

US President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyu on Wednesday that the "status quo" between Israel and the Palestinians must change to avoid a repeat of this year's war with Hamas in Gaza. Duration: 00:56 Oct 2, 2014
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HK newlyweds get snaps with democracy protesters

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are getting creative after four days on the streets -- a bride and groom arrived in their wedding clothes with a professional photographer in tow to snap them in front of defiant demonstrators. Duration: 00:27 Oct 2, 2014
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His own boss: a Cossack commander in eastern Ukraine

In the small Ukrainian town of Stakhanov, the Cossack "colonel" Pavel Dremov denounces the cease-fire between Kiev and the self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Duration: 00:54 Oct 2, 2014
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Peace conference in South Africa called off as Dalai Lama rejected for visa, says Nobel laureate

Dharamsala, Oct 01 (ANI): The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates was called-off after the laureates protested against South Africa's refusal to grant Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, visa for the event. Nobel Peace laureates, Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi, who had boycotted the summit arrived in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday for 25th anniversary of conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize on the 14th Dalai Lama on October 2. Addressing a news briefing in Dharamsala, which is home to exiled Tibetans, Williams said the Nobel peace conference in Cape Town was cancelled. The event was scheduled to take place between October 13 and October 15. South Africa denied a visa to the Dalai Lama for the third time in five years, intensifying speculation about the extent of Beijing's sway over Pretoria. Oct 1, 2014
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Hindu devotees in Bangladesh mark Durga Puja with gaiety

Dhaka, Oct 01 (ANI): Devotees in Bangladesh marked religious festival of Durga Puja on Wednesday with pageantry by visiting temples and community pandals. Devotees thronged decorated pandals, temporary platforms, where idol of Hindu goddess Durga is installed and sought her blessings. Men were seen playing drums in front of the idol. In Hindu mythology, Durga symbolises power and the triumph of good over evil. Hindus believe that the goddess makes her annual visit to the world and the festivities are meant to welcome her. The festival culminates with the immersion of the Durga idols into water bodies. Oct 1, 2014
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PM Modi arrives in Delhi, celebrations fill BJP Headquarters

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday landed on Palam Technical Airport in New Delhi. After winding up his five-day maiden visit to the US and describing it "very successful and satisfactory", Modi returned to India and was welcomed by BJP leaders and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan among others. Celebrations are seen all around as BJP supporters fired crackers in welcome of the PM while Modi waved to his supporters at the airport before heading to 7 RCR in his convoy. Meanwhile, celebrations are also on at the BJP Headquarters in welcome of the prime minister after his historic visit to US. Supporters and leaders shouted pro-Modi slogans, fired crackers even as festive mood engulfed the party headquarters. Oct 1, 2014