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Pak performs border flag ceremony even as India cancels it in wake of Wagah border blast

Attari, Nov 04 (ANI): India cancelled while Pakistan performed the retreat ceremony at Wagah border on after a suicide attack killed almost 60 people on the Pakistani side. India's home ministry had earlier said the daily flag-lowering ceremony would be suspended at Wagah-Attari border as a mark of respect for the dead - the first time the parade would have been called off since the two countries went to war in 1971. But later Pakistani officials changed their mind and deciding to go ahead with the ritual to send a message to the militants. Meanwhile, India- Pakistan cross border land trade was suspended in the wake of the suicide blast. Traders said they were hopeful that business between the two sides will be resumed soon. At least 60 people were killed and around 110 wounded when the explosion ripped through a car park about 500 metres (yards) from Pakistan's border gate just as hundreds of people left the daily flag-lowering ceremony. Nov 4, 2014
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Pak synonymous to 'betrayal': Shiv Sena after Pak takes U-turn on beating retreat ceremony

New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said that Pakistan is synonymous to the word 'betrayal', after the nuclear armed neighbour took a U-turn over the understanding with India on the beating retreat ceremony post Wagah border attack. Pak Rangers at the Attari-Wagah border caught their Indian counterparts off-guard as they decided to go ahead with traditional beating the retreat ritual with full gusto. Raut said that the understanding was made keeping in view the lives lost in Pakistan but it did not follow the same. He said that Pakistan will always behave like that India should stop maintaining cordial relations with the nation. Nov 4, 2014
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Tradition bound century old buffalo-fight fair attracts enthusiastic crowd in Shimla

Shimla, Nov 04 (ANI): The buffalo-fight fair of Bhont village in the hill town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh drew hundreds of villagers as they gathered to celebrate the century- old, tradition-bound annual event. The fair is organised in honour of Hindu gods and local deities. One of the organisers of the fair, Baldev said the area is considered to be a land of gods and such traditions maintain the prosperity of the region. According to a villager Neena Verma, women and youngsters take care to ensure that the age old tradition is maintained. The animals, over three dozen buffaloes, fed and trained throughout the year, were brought from different places of Himachal Pradesh to fight and entertain people. Spectators from nearby villages, Tutu, Hiranagar, Shangti and Mashobra who were present at the fair were mesmerized by the same. Nov 4, 2014
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Shells hit peshmerga fighters in besieged Kobane

Shells land on peshmerga position on a hill in the battleground Syrian border town of Kobane just days after the Kurdish forces arrived to reinforce beleaguered fighters against the Islamic State group. Duration: 00:34 Nov 4, 2014
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Indian Sikhs mark anniversary of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Indian Sikh organisations in Amritsar have marked the 30th anniversary of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots which led to thousands of deaths in retaliation for then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination by her Sikh bodyguards. Duration: 00:56 Nov 3, 2014
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Colombia's post weight-loss patients find help in surgery

Yuli Cruz lost 49 kilos after undergoing bariatric surgery in Colombia. But the weight loss came at a price: she was left with saggy skin which was causing her discomfort. So she decided to undergo reconstructive plastic surgery. Duration: 00:54 Nov 3, 2014