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At least six civilians injured in cross border firing by Pak rangers

Poonch, Oct 02 (ANI): At least six civilians were injured after Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian positions of de-facto border, Line of Control (LoC), in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The ceasefire violations by Pakistan were met with retaliation by India's paramilitary Border Security (BSF) Force. The injured were later taken ti a government hospital in Jammu district. Father of an injured person, Khalil Ahmed said people started fleeing after there was firing for a long period. The fresh violations came after a gap of one month and four days along India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. Oct 2, 2014
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Jayalalithaa supporters pray for her release in Chennai

Chennai/ New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): Supporters of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa took part in a special prayer session organised in a church by State Minorities Commission on Thursday. Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in jail on Saturday in a high-profile corruption case that has lasted nearly two decades. A special court in Bangalore found Jayalalithaa guilty of "disproportionately" amassing about 530 million rupees outside her known sources of income. On Thursday, supporters of Jayalalithaa, who is fondly known as 'Amma', prayed for her good health. Meanwhile, at least forty six AIADMK Members of Parliament staged a sit-down protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the Parliament complex on Thursday over a demand for justice for Jayalalitha. Oct 2, 2014
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Indian Air Force pledges for clean India on Oct 02

New Delhi/ Bhiwandi, Oct 02 (ANI): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' early on Thursday, Indian Air Force too came forward to take part in the campaign. IAF Chief Arup Raha too participated in the mission and took pledge to maintain cleanliness and also to encourage others to do the same. As a part of the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan", many national airports have also undertook a special cleaning drive. Meanwhile, Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday announced a grant of Rs. 20 lakhs per annum for each village panchayat for realising the Clean India Mission objective. Addressing media here after administering a pledge to the staff of his ministry, Gadkari said the amount will be kept with Gram Panchayat which will be distributed as per the requirement in the villages. Oct 2, 2014
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Congress and NCP release manifesto for upcoming Maharashtra polls

Mumbai, Oct 02 (ANI): Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) released its manifesto for the state assembly elections on Thursday. Present during the event was also Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan among other party leaders. Same day also witnessed manifesto release by their ex-ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The party attempted to woo farmers, youths and other sections of the society in their election manifesto for the upcoming October 15 Maharashtra assembly polls. The NCP has given special attention on education, employment, business and water in its manifesto. Oct 2, 2014
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Police kill Maoist in encounter in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur/ Malkangiri, Oct 02 (ANI): A Maoist was killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh while one was held in Odisha on Thursday. The Maoist named Kosa Ayatu, belonging to Maoist cultural front CNM, was killed in a police encounter where a police official was also injured. The deceased was carrying arms and ammunition. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, KL Dhruv said the Maoists had attacked the police helicopter during the encounter. Meanwhile, another rebel was arrested in Malkangiri district of Odisha during a joint operation by the personnel of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) and the district police. Malkangiri's Superintendent of Police, Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said the Maoist identified as Singa Kattami alias Mahesh is a resident of Tagoorkota village and was arrested from Sudhakonda area. Oct 2, 2014
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Asian Games: India bags gold in Hockey, beats Paksitan

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): India bagged gold at the 17th Asian games after Indian hockey men's team defeated Pakistan in the finals. India beat Pakistan 4-2 in penalties to win gold and a place in Rio Olympics. The team scored 4th and 5th goal to add another gold to India's medal tally. The team was lead by Sreejesh. The Indian hockey team had last won Asian Games gold in 1998 in Bangkok. The Indian women's relay team consisting of Priyanka Pawar, Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur and Poovamma also bagged a gold 4x400m women's relay with the perfect timing of 3:28.68. Oct 2, 2014