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It Happens: Tibetan Artist

Dharamsala, June 13 (ANI): Renowned Tibetan musician, Jhola Tehchung, launched an upcoming musical event in India's hill town of Dharamsala on June 10 to promotes Himalayan artistes and music from across various genres, including folk to fusion to pop. The four-day musical concert 'Tashi Delek Concert'is organised by a newly formed Tibetan organisation, 'Himalayan International Traditional Arts' (HITA) from Japan and it will be held from 29th of June to 2nd of July in India's northern Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir province, inviting all prominent young musicians from the entire Himalayan region. Spokesperson of HITA, Tsering Dicky, said that the agency is formed by a Tibetan musician based in Japan with an aim to promote Tibetan and Himalayan artists. Music enthusiasts from all across the world are expected to attend the event. Jun 13, 2014
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It Happens: Mud Houses

Rajkot, June 13 (ANI): In an attempt to preserve and promote traditional mud houses which existed in the olden days of Indian civilization, an organic farmer in western Gujarat state built a 'mud house' residency using coconut wood and bamboo. Not a professional builder, but a true Gandhian at heart Shital Patel (44), constructed the state's first housing colony made purely of mud after his traditional mud house became a local tourist attraction. Planning to create an 'eco-friendly' colony on the outskirts of western Rajkot city, Patel added that the concept of mud houses has gained in popularity as these homes are well-insulated and remain cool in summers and warm in winters. The cost of making the mud homes ranges between Rs 5 lakhs to 6 lakhs approximately and it takes almost three to four months to make a mud house, which can withstand an earthquake, too. The concept has attracted the attention of many businessmen in the city who have expressed a keenness to invest in more such projects. They feel that such homes provide mental peace.Shital Patel's family has been living in a mud house since 1998 when he built a traditional mud house on his agricultural land. Each mud house also has an organic garden with drip irrigation for fruit trees, a library and a meditation hall. There Jun 13, 2014
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It Happens: Ganga Dussehra Record

Kanpur, June 13 (ANI): Hindu devotees in Kanpur city of India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday made an attempt to create a record by offering a 51,000 meter-long cloth to holy river Ganges to mark Hindu festival, 'Ganga Dussehra', which commemorates birth of the river on earth. The 51,000 meter-long cloth extends from Bramhavrat Ghat area at one end of Kanpur and touches Jajmau area at the city's other end and was organised by volunteers in collaboration with Kanpur's main shrine of Lord Shiv. Devout Hindus in Kanpur took a holy dip in the river Ganges, prayed for their ancestors and sought the blessings of the Hindu goddess Ganga to get rid of their sins. Priests performed traditional Hindu rituals and chanted hymns on the banks of the river. Women and girls offered prayers for the well being of their families. The first 10 days of the month of June are said to honour the presence of river Ganges in India. According to a myth, the Ganges was gifted to mankind in answer to the penance undertaken by King Bhagirath of the legendary Sagara dynasty. Bhagirath prayed for the Ganges to descend onto the earth to wash the ashes of his dead brothers to give them salvation. However, another event organiser, said the attempt is to make the new federal government of Prime Minister Jun 13, 2014
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PM's first foreign visit will be to Bhutan to boost ties, says Foreign Secy Part - 2

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhutan will be a goodwill visit. Singh further said that Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and senior officials will accompany the PM. Modi will meet the King, PM of Bhutan and address Parliament during the visit. Jun 13, 2014
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PM's first foreign visit will be to Bhutan to boost ties, says Foreign Secy Part - 1

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bhutan will be a goodwill visit. Singh further said that Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and senior officials will accompany the PM. Modi will meet the King, PM of Bhutan and address Parliament during the visit. Jun 13, 2014
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Bereaved families await justice as they observe 17th anniversary of Uphaar fire tragedy

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Bereaved relatives still await justice as on Friday they observed the 17th anniversary of Delhi's Uphaar Cinema hall tragedy in which 59 people lost their lives after a fire engulfed the theatre. Atleast 59 people were killed and over 100 were injured in a massive inferno that engulfed Uphaar cinema in south Delhi on June 13, 1997 during the screening of the film, 'Border.' Prayers to mark the anniversary of the disaster were organized in the capital today. Relatives performed special rituals in memory of the dead. President of the Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) and mother of two of the victims, Neelam Krishnamoorthy, blamed the Indian judicial system for the delay in justice. Jun 13, 2014
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Without water, east Ukrainians struggle to survive

For Aleksandra, 80, survival comes down to one thing - water. Like many others in the flashpoint eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, she has come to central Lenin Square to fill her bottle from the stagnant pool at the fountain. Duration: 2:20 Jun 13, 2014
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Goa MLAs going to Brazil at their own expense, says Fisheries Minister

Panaji, June 13 (ANI): After sparking controversy among people and politicians, Goa MLA came with the verdict that all MLAs are going to Brazil to watch FIFA World Cup at their own expense. Fisheries Minister of Goa Avertano Furtado stated that because it had become a matter of controversy, all MLAs got together and decided that they will go to Brazil at their own expense. He also added that he is a sports person and is keen on getting some knowledge about Football tournaments as India is going to host one in 2017. Jun 13, 2014
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UP and Haryana sign MoU for bridge construction on River Yamuna

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Friday for construction of a bridge on River Yamuna. The high level bridge on the river will connect Bilaspur-Khojkipur Road of Haryana with Tanda-Kurdi-Nangal-Sai Mandir Chaproli-Barot Road in Uttar Pradesh. The principal secretaries of the both states signed the MoUs in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The estimated cost of the bridge is around rupees 108.68 crore. Jun 13, 2014
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UP and Haryana sign MoU for bridge construction on River Yamuna

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Friday for construction of a bridge on River Yamuna. The high level bridge on the river will connect Bilaspur-Khojkipur Road of Haryana with Tanda-Kurdi-Nangal-Sai Mandir Chaproli-Barot Road in Uttar Pradesh. The principal secretaries of the both states signed the MoUs in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The estimated cost of the bridge is around rupees 108.68 crore. Jun 13, 2014
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Congress workers protest outside BJP headquarters over water & power crisis in Capital

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Congress leaders and workers on Friday protested against water and power crisis in the capital outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi. Workers held banners, shouted slogans and broke mud pots to express their anger against the ruling BJP government. Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely slammed the AAP government for the problems being faced by public. Lovely then slammed the BJP for being ignorant towards the problems of people and blaming Congress instead. Lovely also added that Congress will keep holding protests until the problem of electricity and water is solved in the Capital. Jun 13, 2014