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Indian Navy pays tribute to sailor killed after recovery vessel sunk off Vizag coast

Visakhapatnam, Nov 09 (ANI): Indian Navy paid tribute to its sailor who was killed after Torpedo Recovery Vessel sunk off the Visakhapatnam coast during a naval exercise in which four others went missing. Navy performed the last rites of commander Satish Soni by giving him state honour while the bereaved family and friends mourned and offered prayers. Soni’s wife, Sumitha Jayanth offered her last respects at the funeral. A torpedo recovery vessel sank off the coastal city of Visakhapatnam killing at least one person, the navy said on Friday, in the latest accident to raise concerns about the ageing fleet. Four other crew members are missing from the 28 personnel on board when the ship sank late on Thursday (November 06). The vessel was on an exercise to recover practice torpedoes fired by fleet ships, when flooding occurred in one of the compartments, the navy said in a statement. Nov 9, 2014
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PM Modis first Cabinet expansion to take place by afternoon

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Almost 20 new faces are expected to take oath of office to be a part of the reshuffled Union Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Manohar Parrikar, who tendered his resignation as the Chief Minister of Goa on Saturday, is widely expected to bag the post of the next Defence Minister. The BJP Parliamentary Board held a meeting in New Delhi on Saturday to finalize the list of leaders joining the Union Cabinet. Besides Parrikar, party MPs Anurag Thakur, Col. Sonaram Chaudhary and Hansraj Ahir are among those likely to be included in the Cabinet. BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Rajiv Pratap Rudy are also expected to be allotted Cabinet berths. Former union minister Yashwant Sinha's son Jayant too is in the race for the Cabinet berth, with reports suggesting that the first-time Hazaribagh MP is being considered as a Minister of State (MoS) for Defence or Finance. According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also host a tea party for the probable ministers today before the swearing-in ceremony. Nov 9, 2014
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Mushroom cultivation gains popularity as an alternative farming option in the Northeast

Tripura, Nov 09 (ANI): Climatic conditions in India, especially the Northeastern region, are favourable for natural occurance of mushrooms. And, realizing the potential of this non-traditional cash-crop, many people in the region are shifting their attention towards mushroom cultivation. The Ministry of Rural Development runs a special scheme on mushroom farming, which motivates many farmers to adopt this alternative form of farming. Meet Nilotpal Sinha, a teacher turned entrepreneur who runs "Vivekananda Mushroom centre" at South Hurua in North Tripura. Started mushroom farming in 2003 in a small area, today his centre produces 6 kg of crop everyday. Sinha earns Rs. 25,000 to 30,000 in a month by producing milky and oyster mushrooms. Mushroom consumption in India is comparatively low, but 55 per cent of the households consume mushrooms in their daily diet. Nov 9, 2014
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High water floods St. Mark's Square in Venice

Tourists wearing plastic boots walk on ramps in a flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, as the "Acqua Alta" (High Water) hit the coastal Italian city. The high water is a combination of high tides and a strong Scirocco wind. Duration: 00:42 Nov 8, 2014
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Burdwan Blast Case: Wife of blast accused sent to police custody

Guwahati, Nov 8 (ANI): A court on Saturday sent Sujina Begum, wife of Burdwan blast accused Shahnur Alom, to 14 days' police custody. Assam Police produced Begum in the court of the chief judicial magistrate. She was reportedly engaged in spreading jihadi ideology among women. According to reports, Sujina Begum, who had received training in jihad at some madrassas in West Bengal, was actively working to spread the Islamist terror network in Assam along with her husband. Nov 8, 2014
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Burdwan Blast: Main accused nabbed

Kolkata, Nov 8 (ANI): The West Bengal police on Saturday arrested Bangladeshi operative Sajid, described as "chief of the Burdwan module" by National Investigation Agency (NIA). The NIA had also declared a Rs. 10 lakh award for nabbing Sajid. The accidental blast that took place on October 2, exposed a number of series of terrorist hideouts in the State. Nov 8, 2014
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PM Modi to visit Myanmar, Australia and Fiji next week

New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): The MEA on Saturday informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting Myanmar to participate in the 12th ASEAN India Summit on 12th November followed by the 9th East Asia Summit on 13th November. He would also visit Australia and Fiji in the upcoming week. Nov 8, 2014
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Was confident of unanimous selection as CM: Laxmikant Parsekar

Panaji, Nov 08 (ANI): The newly elected Chief Minister of Goa, Laxmikant Parsekar said that the news of his selection as the Chief Minister did not come as a surprise to him as he was confident that he would be chosen unanimously as the leader. He further said that he would be having the same vision for Goa as the previous government had. Nov 8, 2014
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PM Modi meets LK Advani on his birthday

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met senior BJP leader LK Advani at his residence on his 87th birthday. PM Modi arrived at Advani’s residence in New Delhi to seek the BJP veteran's blessings after he came back from Varanasi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were also present among other BJP leaders. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that Advani has always been a role model for the party. Advani had served as the BJP President for the longest period since its inception in 1980. Nov 8, 2014
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India doubles scholarship to Bhutan students

Thimphu, Nov 09 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the government had doubled the scholarship amount to Bhutanese students during his two-day visit. Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and other dignitaries were present at the event where Mukherjee unveiled a school project and a 546-km road project with India’s assistance. Addressing a convention in capital Thimphu, Mukherjee said there was a deep confidence and trust between the two countries and people. Three agreements were signed. One between the Royal University of Bhutan and the National Innovation Centre in India, another between the Royal University of Bhutan and the University of English and Foreign Languages in India and the third between the Royal Civil Service Commission and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Nov 8, 2014