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Rahul Gandhi should write to central govt: SP on Gandhi's letter to Akhilesh Yadav

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Talking about Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's letter to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over power crisis in the state, Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that Gandhi should rather write to the central government. He said that the state government is doing all to curb the crisis and is working to launch new power stations in the state. Chaudhary also alleged that the centre is not providing any assistance and help to the state in this regard. Aug 30, 2014
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Germany's 'Sir Vival' pushes limits of extreme travel

He has crossed deserts, jungles and oceans alone -- in his native Germany, veteran adventurer Ruediger Nehberg is better known as "Sir Vival", and his book on bushcraft techniques is still used by the country's armed forces. Duration: 02:29 Aug 30, 2014
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Reactions pour in as Mamata Banerjee says TMC open to alliance with CPM to fight BJP

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Political leaders react as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that TMC is open to alliance with CPM in order to fight BJP. Ruling BJP leader Sambit Patra said that this statement by Banerjee shows her frustration and desperateness over the ongoing Modi wave. Meanwhile, Congress Spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh and JD (U) welcomed the step and said that all parties in other state too should team up to fight against BJP. Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that it may be decision keeping in view the state of affairs in West Bengal and that UP does not need any alliance as of now. Aug 30, 2014
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Encounter between Army and Militants in Kupwara, one jawan martyred

Kupwara, Aug 30 (ANI): Militants taking shelter in the Kalaroos Forests of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District have reportedly killed an Indian Army soldier and injured another in an encounter on Saturday morning. The encounter with four to five militants is reportedly still on. Meanwhile, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan Police has reportedly cautioned and alerted the Border Security Force (BSF) to intensify patrolling in the border areas of the state, especially in Bikaner, Jodhpur and Barmer that adjoin Pakistan in the wake of reports that a group of terrorists may be attempting to cross into Indian Territory. Aug 30, 2014
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Politicos react on PM Modi's Japan visit

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Aug 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit which began today. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that all political leaders holding important offices take foreign tours but it is worthy only if it brings something good for the country. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Modi's return will tell what the visit was like. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that a delegation of businessmen will help Modi in dealing foreign trade with Japan. SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary wished good luck to the PM for his journey. Meanwhile, BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that PM Modi's visit is being looked forward to by both countries and hoped that it will be termed as a historic visit. Aug 30, 2014
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Family mourns death of Indian fisherman in Pakistani jail

Diu, Aug 30 (ANI): Family of an Indian fisherman, who died in Pakistani jail, mourned his death in Diu town of Union Territory Daman and Diu. The family came to know about the tragedy after receiving a letter from Pakistani government that however, didn't mention the cause of death. The family urged the Pakistani government to release his brothers, who were also arrested along with him. Nuclear-armed neighbours share a vast un-demarcated coastal border and officials say fishermen on both sides ignore rules in search of fish and frequently stray into other country and end up spending years in their jails. Aug 30, 2014
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Historian Bipan Chandra dies at age of 86

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Prominent Indian author and historian Bipan Chandra died on Saturday morning in his sleep at the age of 86. Chandra was considered to be one of foremost scholars on India independence movement and was an authority on Mahatma Gandhi. According to family sources, he died around 6 AM on Saturday morning at his home in Gurgaon. He had not been keeping well over the last few months. Chandra taught at the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University and was also associated with the University Grants Commission of New Delhi. He was the Chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies in JNU. Aug 30, 2014
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Kumar Vishwas on his controversy of being offered CM post by BJP MLA

Ghaziabad, Aug 30 (ANI): AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Saturday clarified his controversial disclosure of being offered CM post by a BJP MLA post Lok Sabha results. Vishwas said that he had been offered by a BJP MLA to become the CM of Delhi if he joins BJP. He said that he had declined the offer on grounds of not being a political person. He added that AAP is not a party; it is a political movement which is why he is associated with it. Aug 30, 2014