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Baton of Commonwealth Games to leave India for Bangladesh

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): The regal baton of Queen Elizabeth-II for the 2014 Commonwealth Games was given a befitting ceremonial send-off in New Delhi prior to its departure from India for Bangladesh as the next destination in course of its global tour. To mark this event, the British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan hosted a colourful event in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said it was a memorable occasion. Bevan while addressing an exclusive event in New Delhi said that the regal baton was to leave the country on Monday. Prior to this, on Friday (October 11), the Queen Elizabeth II's baton had reached New Delhi after it was flagged off at a grand ceremony held at the Buckingham Palace earlier this week. As a part of ceremonial tradition the Baton started its worldwide tour from India, since New Delhi hosted the last Commonwealth Games held in 2010. The 2014 Commonwealth Games would be held at Glasgow, in Scotland from July 23 to August 3 next year. Oct 13, 2013
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Young Kashmiris are turning to music to express their views

Born and brought up during a bloody insurgency against Indian rule, many young Kashmiris are accustomed to crackdowns, curfews and violence. Increasingly, some are turning to music to express their views and share them abroad. Duration:02:47 Oct 13, 2013
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Kurd leader says there is fear of civil war in Iraq

The leader of Iraqi Kurdistan says there is "real fear" that sectarian violence in Iraq could escalate into civil war. The autonomous region's president Massud Barzani was talking to AFP in an exclusive interview. Duration: 00:43 Oct 13, 2013
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Dozens killed in India temple stampede

A stampede on a bridge outside a Hindu temple killed at least 90 people in India on Sunday and dozens more may have died after they leapt into the water below. Duration: 00:27 Oct 13, 2013
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Killer Indian cyclone wreaks havoc

Cyclone Phailin leaves a trail of destruction along India's east coast and at least seven people dead after the biggest evacuation in the country's history helped minimise casualties. Duration: 00:50 Oct 13, 2013
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Ecstatic welcome home for triumphant Afghan cricketers

Afghanistan's cricket team received a heroes' welcome on Saturday as cheering crowds lined the streets and packed a stadium in Kabul to greet the players after they qualified for the 2015 World Cup. Duration: 01:17 Oct 13, 2013
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Muslim pilgrims throng Mecca for hajj

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have poured into the holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage as Saudi Arabia issued a stern warning against politicising the world's largest annual gathering. Duration: 00:32 Oct 13, 2013
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Home Minister's brief on preparation to handle upcoming Cyclone Phailin - Part -2

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): Briefing on the India's largest evacuation process in 23 years ahead of the closing Phailin Cyclone on Saturday, Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that nearly 5 lakh people have been evacuated from the state to be affected. Shinde also said that the Ministry is holding meetings of all concerned departments in the concerned states and briefed about all the evacuation process being undertaken so far to counter a great disaster going to hit India. Oct 12, 2013
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Home Minister's brief on preparation to handle upcoming Cyclone Phailin - Part -1

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): Briefing on the India's largest evacuation process in 23 years ahead of the closing Phailin Cyclone on Saturday, Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that nearly 5 lakh people have been evacuated from the state to be affected. Shinde also said that the Ministry is holding meetings of all concerned departments in the concerned states and briefed about all the evacuation process being undertaken so far to counter a great disaster going to hit India. Oct 12, 2013
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Manipur's Loktak Lake attracts tourists

Manipur, Oct 12 (ANI): Loktak Lake, situated in Bishnupur district of Manipur, some 48 kilometers from Imphal, covers an area of 312 square kilometers. It is rich in biodiversity and was recognized as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention of 1990. On its south-west periphery lies the Keibul Lamjao National Park, believed to be the only floating National Park in the world, inhabited by the endangered Brow Antlered Deer or Sangai. It is surrounded by hills and its scenic beauty has the potential of attracting many visitors. Various species of birds and animals inhabit the area, and a large population living in and around it depend on the lake for their sustenance. Oct 12, 2013
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India pleased with Indonesia's desire to collaborate on food security

Onboard, Oct 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday expressed happiness over Indonesia's desire to collaborate with India on the issue of food security, and added that the bilateral visit had a very clear indication of convergence between the two countries. Khurshid further said that the Food Security Programme was not just reasonable, but this was a moral imperative. Earlier on Friday, India and Indonesia decided to collaborate to ensure food security for their people. Oct 12, 2013
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No doubt that there will be a UPA 3: Salman Khurshid

Onboard, Oct 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will form a government at the Centre for a third consecutive term under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Khurshid, however, hinted that the UPA would have new alliance partners in the future. Oct 12, 2013
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India, Pak not at resumed talks stage: Khurshid

Onboard, Oct 12 (ANI): While returning with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after a bilateral visit to Indonesia, Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday made it clear that India and Pakistan are not at a stage where they can resume dialogue. He also said that the recent incidents on the LoC are "upsetting" and are not conducive to the normalization of ties. Oct 12, 2013