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Indo-Bangladesh border guards exchange sweets on occasion of Diwali

South Dinajpur, Oct 24 (ANI): On the festival of Diwali, India and Bangladesh border guards exchanged sweets at Hilly Indo-Bangladesh border under South Dinajpur district of West-Bengal. To enhance bilateral relations the exchange of sweets between India and Bangladesh along the border is an old and traditional gesture to show goodwill between the two nations and has been in practice for many years now. BSF and BGB exchange sweets and greetings on several occasions including Diwali, Eid, Holi, Independence Day and Republic Day. Oct 24, 2014
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Mega sports event gives a boost to business and tourism in Assam

Guwahati, Oct 24 (ANI): People in the Northeast display an unmatched enthusiasm for football. And this spirit was evident during the 1st Indian Super League match of the Northeast United FC on their home turf in. Thousands of football fans queued up outside the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium at Sarasujai to watch the North East United FC take on Kerala Blasters and defeat them by 1-0. The Indian Super League fever has gripped Northeast and the football fans in the region are excited to watch top-class football and some of the best players of the game in action. During the tournament that will continue till 20th December, Guwahati will be hosting a number of matches for the Home team, North East United FC. With a number of tourists from both within the country and outside coming in to watch the matches, tourism sector in the state is sure to get a boost. The tournament has also come as a boon for the local businessmen. Oct 24, 2014
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Fossil treasures at risk in Morocco desert town

Hundreds of archeological jewels in and around the town of 30,000 people prompt geologists and archeologists to call the Erfoud area "the largest open air fossil museum in the world". Duration: 02:17 Oct 24, 2014
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Russian submarine search enters "new phase"

Sweden said Wednesday it was pulling back part of its navy which has been searching for a suspected Russian submarine off the coast of Stockholm for nearly a week with no vessel found. Duration: 00:51 Oct 23, 2014
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Dances with wolves in China's wild west

One man is on a mission to boost the population of wolves in China's violence-wracked far west. The animal - symbol of the Uighur minority there - is under threat with a massive human resettlement program in the region. Duration: 00:41 Oct 23, 2014
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India celebrates festival of lights with fervour...

Ranchi/ Raipur/ Indore/ Siliguri/ Jaipur, Oct 23 (ANI): Every nook and corner of the country was illuminated with lamps as Hindus celebrated their main festival on Thursday. In Ranchi, residents took to last minute shopping of 'diyas' or earthen lamps, an integral part of Diwali decoration. Despite the Chinese lights flooding the markets, many said they still prefer the ritual of lighting diyas on the auspicious day. Residents of central Raipur thronged markets to complete their Diwali shopping. Diwali marks the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after he defeated the demon king Ravan in Lanka. Legend says that millions of lamps were lit when the Hindu God returned home after 14 years of exile in forest. Oct 23, 2014
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Kashmir flood victims demand compensation for losses

Rajouri, Oct 23 (ANI): People affected by worst floods in Jammu and Kashmir, mostly shepherds, demanded compensation from the government for losses they incurred. They are demanding compensation for their cattle and herds that got washed away in the floodwaters. In far flung areas of Rajouri district, when the flood hit the region, shepherds were on higher reaches of the Pir Panjal range and their cattle, mostly sheep and mules got washed away. A victim, Abdul Rashid, said people at upper reaches of Pir Panjal mountain ranges did not receive basic relief, which was provided to others. A legislator of Rajouri region, Zulfikar Ali Choudhary, said government should also focus on migratory population of the state. Oct 23, 2014