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Losing weight in Dubai is rewarded with gold

Dubai municipality has dished out 2.8 million dirhams ($762,942) worth of gold in prizes to contestants in a weight-loss challenge, an unusual initiative by the Gulf emirate to fight obesity. Duration: 00:39 Nov 8, 2013
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New Facebook data centre in Swedish Lapland

Europe's first Facebook data centre in the northern city of Lulea in Swedish Lapland went live on June 12, 2013, run entirely on hydro power. Duration: 00:53 Nov 8, 2013
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Muscovites willing to exercise given metro tickets

Muscovites can get their hands on free metro tickets in the run-up to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but only if they perform thirty reps on a new exercise machine unveiled on Friday by the Russian Olympic Committee. Duration: 00:32 Nov 8, 2013
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S and P downgrades France's credit rating

The Standard and Poor's agency on Friday downgraded France's credit rating by one notch to 'AA' from 'AA+', though judged outlook stable, dealing a further blow to President François Hollande's embattled Socialist government. Duration: 00:59 Nov 8, 2013
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Indo- China Joint military drill continues to enhance mutual understanding

Beijing, Nov 07 (ANI): The Indo-China joint training exercise Hand in Hand - 2013, third in the series is being conducted at Miao ergang, Sichaun province, situated 130 kms South of Chengdu. The contingent of the two nations have been mixed and reorganized into two mixed companies in order to enhance mutual understanding and trust. Commanding Officer of the 16 Sikh Light Infantry, Colonel Gaurav Srivastava said that the training is being conducted in a cordial and friendly atmosphere and both sides are learning from each other's experience. Nov 7, 2013
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Polarizing nation in habit of BJP and Narendra Modi: Ali Anwar

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Talking about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Chhattisgarh wherein he targeted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that it is in the habit of BJP and Modi to polarize the nation. Further, he said that the incident which took place in Patna is a lesson for everybody but Modi is trying to make it an issue and to gain sympathy from people. Anwar also said that Modi is suffering from 'Nitish phobia'. Nov 7, 2013
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Clash of ideologies between feuding parties plunges Bangladesh into cycle of violence

Dhaka, Nov 7 (ANI): Additional Attorney General of Bangladesh, M K Rahman, said that the clash of ideologies has plunged Bangladesh into a cycle of violence as the two main political parties - ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh National Party (BNP) headed by Begum Khaleda Zia are exploiting the tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections. Rahman while talking to the reporter in Dhaka on Thursday ruled out that the mounting tension was because of political enmity between the leading political parties. Commenting over the demand for a caretaker government, Rahman said that a constitutional amendment for such a demand was not possible. Rahman also said that the BNP should break ties with Jamaat-e-Islami as well as with all the fundamentalist groups. Nov 7, 2013
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Prince Charles, Camilla meet cadets at IMA in Dehradun

Dehradun, Nov 7 (ANI): British royals, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, met cadets at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Thursday in Dehradun as part of their nine-day India trip. The royal couple were received by a top Indian Army official at the IMA building also known as Chetwode Building. The official gave the British royals a tour of the historic academy based in the foothills of the Himalayas. Prince Charles and Camilla will spend eight days in India before travelling to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo. This is their third official visit to India. The trip is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between London and New Delhi. Prince Charles and Camilla will also visit New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Kochi to meet top political and business leaders. Nov 7, 2013
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President calls for improving quality of technical education

New Delhi Nov 7 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, met the directors of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in New Delhi on Thursday and also discussed various steps to improve the quality of technical education and faculty development in NITs to bring them at par with the top technical institutions of the world. Mukherjee is hosting a two- day Conference of Directors of National Institutes of Technology (NITs). Around 30 directors are participating in the conference which is being organised for the first time to upgrade the level of technical education in India. The delegates would also discuss steps for inter-linkages of NITs with the industry so that the best of the students’ capabilities can be harnessed and used by professionals as soon as they join the industry. Nov 7, 2013
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Nitish Kumar is an arrogant CM: Narendra Modi

Jagdalpur, Nov 07 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Jagdalpur region of Chhattisgarh, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying he was being arrogant by refusing to order a probe to find out if negligence had led to blasts in his party's rally in Patna. He also referred to the Maoist attack in which several top Congress leaders of the state were killed and said that Chief Minister Raman Singh, who was on a yatra, had cancelled his journey and ordered not only a judicial probe but also visited the families of the deceased. He said that this was in sharp contrast to what the Nitish Kumar-led government did after the serial blasts in the BJP rally that killed several people. Nov 7, 2013
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Nation wants development but Congress gives only slogans: Narendra Modi

Jagdalpur, Nov 07 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Jagdalpur region of Chhattisgarh, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi mocked at the Congress party's slogan 'Congress ka haath aam aadmi ke saath'. He said that the nation wants development but the Congress party keeps giving slogans. He also hit out at the Congress led UPA government for high onion prices. Nov 7, 2013
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Congress leaders sacrificed their lives fighting against Naxalism: Sonia Gandhi

Kondagaon, Nov 07 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that many Congress leaders sacrificed their lives fighting against Naxalism. Gandhi further slammed the state government and said that they never keep up with their promises unlike UPA government. Gandhi also talked about various laws brought about by the party and government for the upliftment and development of the poor section of the society. Nov 7, 2013
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BJP takes on 1994 ISRO spying case, blames Former Gujarat DGP

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Talking about the years old 1994 ISRO spying case, BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said on Thursday that Former Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar was responsible for targeting the scientist Nandi Narayan and framing him in the false spying case. Lekhi also blamed the Former DGP for links with Teesta Setalvad and for involvement in many riots that took place in Gujarat. Nov 7, 2013
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Vote for development, not for caste or creed: Narendra Modi

Jagdalpur, Nov 07 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Jagdalpur region of Chhattisgarh, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi asked the people of the state to vote for development and not for caste or creed. He also congratulated people for not letting the state go in the hands of the Congress party. He further hailed Chief Minister Raman Singh under whose government the state received several achievements. Nov 7, 2013