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Indians soak in devotion at birth place of Lord Krishna

Mathura, Aug 18 (ANI): Thousands of devotees soaked in devotion thronged birthplace of Lord Krishna in Uttar Pradesh on Monday to celebrate his birth anniversary. Chanting hymns and carrying religious offerings, people flocked temples dedicated to the Hindu god in Mathura to mark the festival of Janamashtmi with pageantry. The priests performed rituals in the temples to mark 5240th birthday of Lord Krishna. A devotee, Nishi Khurana, said she was elated to visit Mathura to be a part of the celebration. Aug 18, 2014
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Pakistan provokes ceasefire violation yet again

Arnia, Aug 18 (ANI): The ceasefire was violated yet again by the Pakistani troops throughout the Sunday night. According to the BSF, Pakistan rangers resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling throughout the Sunday night in Arnia and R S Pura area. About 20 BSF Border out Posts were affected by the fire, still troops maintained restrain and retaliated in a calibrated manner. Any reports of loss of life or material have not been reported so far. Further injuries or loss to civilian property is being ascertained. There has been a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the past two months. Aug 18, 2014
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Mohan Bhagwats Hindu nation remark draws flak

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that India is a ‘Hindu nation’ has drawn flak from various political parties. SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that RSS has a communal policy and always tried to divide the nation on communal lines. Meanwhile, BJD leader Jay Panda said that culturally Bhagwat’s statement is not wrong as majority of population in India is Hindu, but added that if the statement was meant to be communal it is unfortunate. Aug 18, 2014
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RSS showing true colours: Congress on Mohan Bhagwats Hindu nation remark

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s controversial remark that India is a ‘Hindu nation’ has drawn flak from the Congress party. Manish Tewari said that the government should take action against such communal statements. Rashid Alvi stated that RSS has started showing its true colours of communalism. Aug 18, 2014
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Opposition slams government over Pak High Commissioner meeting with Kashmiri Separatist leaders

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Leaders of the Opposition parties on Monday slammed the government for allowing the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner and Kashmiri Separatist leaders. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that, when in Opposition, BJP used to make a huge noise over anything related to Pakistan but now they are quiet. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government should intervene and warn the Pakistan High Commissioner not to hold such meetings at a time when the Foreign Secretaries of both countries are about to meet. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that such meetings should not happen and government should take care of these matters. Aug 18, 2014
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Separatist leader says no controversy should be raised over meeting with Pak envoy

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Kashmir’s Separatist leader belonging to JKDFP Shabbir Shah on Monday defended the meeting of Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit with the leaders. Shah said that no controversy should be raised over their meeting as they share a good relation with both India and Pakistan and they should be allowed to hold talks with their friends. Shah also said that such meetings used to take place during UPA rule too, so Congress should not raise its voice against it. Aug 18, 2014
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Villagers complain of no aid as monsoon flood hit various parts of India

Cooch Behar/Gonda, Aug 18 (ANI): Villagers complained of no aid by the officials as monsoon floods hit various districts of India and wrecked havoc disrupting normal life. Due to the heavy torrential rains in Bhutan and Nepal, several districts of north Bengal and parts of northern Uttar Pradesh have been mainly affected. In Malda district of north Bengal, the flow of Fulahar River is in extreme danger level. Acres of farmlands covered with crops are lost due to incessant rain in Malda district. Similar chaotic situations also hover in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh, where heavy monsoon rains since August 15 has brought normal life to a standstill. Aug 18, 2014
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Court sends suspected Pakistan agent to judicial custody

Meerut, Aug 18 (ANI): A court in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh has sent suspected agent of ISI of Pakistan to judicial custody. The State Special Task Force arrested Asif Ali on Saturday (August 16) in Meerut. Ali is indicted of transferring primary information about the Indian Army to the ISI. Public Prosecutor, Samar Bahadur Yadav, confirmed the court’s order. Ali was working as a cover at a shop in the city. He worked as a messenger and collected information related to the Indian Army and transferred money to his Pakistani associates. The STF team also recovered a laptop from Ali, which if connected to the internet, could hack information. Aug 18, 2014