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Ugandans question 'bride price' tradition

A Uganda’s Supreme Court debates the practice of paying a 'bride price' or dowry as a precondition to marriage, villagers offer their take on whether it helps preserve traditions, or make women more vulnerable to domestic abuse. Duration: 02:22 Oct 24, 2014
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Christian Bale set to play Steve Jobs in biopic

New Delhi, 24 Oct (ANI) : Christian Bale will play the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic, it has been reported. Aaron Sorkin, who will helm the project, said that he was a phenomenal person and they needed the best artist to play this extremely difficult role, media reported. The film would reportedly be based on the ' Steve Jobs' biography by Walter Isaacson, which the late Jobs sanctioned. The Apple co-founder died in 2011 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Oct 24, 2014
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Policeman shot dead by suspected militants in Kulgam District

Anantnag, Oct 24 (ANI): A Policeman was shot dead by unknown militants in Jammu and Kashmir. The gunmen fired at Rafiq Ahmad Mir outside his residence in Kulgam district. Mir’s family members are clueless about the murder. His body was brought to his home on Friday. Rafiq was shifted to sub-district hospital in Bijbehara town where doctors declared him brought dead. The policeman, who was posted with IRP 12 battalion and posted at Mattan area in Anantnag district, was on leave and had reached home only Thursday, officials said. Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off the area and launched the hunt to nab the suspected militants. Oct 24, 2014
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PM Modi salutes brave ITBP personnel on their Raising

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday saluted the brave personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on its Raising Day. "On the Raising Day of ITBP, I salute our brave ITBP personnel. We are proud of their valour, determination and service to the Nation," he said on Twitter. The ITBP was raised on October 24, 1962. Presently, the ITBP is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3,488 km of Indo-China border and manning Border Outposts in the Western, Middle and Eastern Sector of the Indo-China border. Oct 24, 2014
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Pakistan's anti-India resolution meaningless, say Experts

New Delhi/ Flora, Oct 24 (ANI): Experts on Friday slammed Pakistan for passing an anti-India resolution and accusing Indian troops of unprovoked firing at the border. Foreign policy expert, Qamar Agha, called the resolution meaningless. Meanwhile, Retired Wing Commander Praful Bakshi said India need not worry. Oct 24, 2014
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Shiv Sena ready to form Maharashtra Govt with BJP: Athawale

Mumbai, Oct 24 (ANI): Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale, who met Uddhav Thackeray on Friday, said the Shiv Sena is ready to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for government formation in Maharashtra. Athawale further said that he has requested the Shiv Sena supremo to forget the past and take decisions in favour of the people of Maharashtra. The BJP and Shiv Sena had parted ways ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls over seats sharing. The BJP had emerged as the single-largest party in Maharashtra winning 122 of the 288 seats. Oct 24, 2014
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh salutes brave ITBP personnel on their 53rd Raising Day

Surajpur, Oct 24 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday saluted the brave ITBP personnel on their 53rd Raising Day. The ITBP was raised on October 24, 1962. Presently, the ITBP is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3,488 km of Indo-China border and manning Border Outposts on altitudes raging from 9000' to 18700' in the Western, Middle and Eastern Sector of the Indo-China border. The ITBP is a specialized mountain force and most of the officers are professionally trained mountaineers and skiers. Being the first responder for natural disaster in the Himalayas, the ITBP has been carrying out numerous rescue and relief operations. Oct 24, 2014
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Mary Kom participates in 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'

Imphal, Oct 24 (ANI): Champion pugilist M.C. Mary Kom on Friday wielded a broom and participated in the 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan' launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2. She appreciated the cleanliness drive. The 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' was launched nationwide to focus on sanitation, hygiene and waste management. It encourages people to sweep, remove garbage, debris and unauthorized encroachments from roads, markets and residential places. The 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' aims at making India a clean country by 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Oct 24, 2014
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Villagers in Tripura celebrate Kali Puja with security personnel

Agartala/New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Villages along India-Bangladesh border in Tripura joined personnel of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday (October 23) to offer special prayers and perform Kali Puja. Goddess Kali is the chief deity worshipped with grandeur by the people of Tripura and in West Bengal on the occasion of Diwali (festival of lights). Residents of bordering villages thronged the temple in Agartala and worshipped Goddess Kali according to the rituals and made assortment of religious offerings to the Hindu goddess. They were delighted to spend the festival along with BSF troops. BSF troops and villagers burnt fire crackers and danced to celebrate the festival that coincides with Diwali. Oct 24, 2014
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7-year-old Dalit boy allegedly assaulted for entering temple, Politicos React

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): A seven-year-old dalit boy on Monday was allegedly brutally thrashed by a priest after he entered the sanctum sanctorum of a temple on Bangalore's outskirts. Meanwhile, politicos reacting over the incident on Friday condemned the act of priest and said that stern action should be against him. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that stern action should be taken against the accused and said that the act can never be a part of civilized society. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also expressed same sentiments. Oct 24, 2014
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Venkaiah Naidu wields broom to clean cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Oct 24 (ANI): Urban Development Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, on Friday picked up the broom to clean cyclone-hit port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness campaign. Andhra Pradesh and Odisha were recently hit by cyclone Hudhud that left a trail of destruction and killed around 41 people. It ripped apart tens of thousands of mud-and-thatch homes, flattened rice, banana and sugarcane plantations and snapped electricity lines. Prime Minister Modi launched the nationwide cleanliness mission on October 02 to raise awareness of cleanliness and better sanitation among its citizens under the banner of 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan' or Clean India Mission. On Friday, Naidu said Mahatma Gandhi had made inspiring statement that "cleanliness is next to godliness." To drive home his point, Modi had ordered government workers including his ministers to participate in the drive. However, Naidu added India can only be cleaned with the efforts put in by all citizens, who should volunteer with the aim to improve health problems. Oct 24, 2014