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Indo-Bangladesh border troops exchange Diwali sweets with fervor

Akhaura, Oct 23 (ANI): As goodwill gesture on the occasion of Diwali, the paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), stationed along the India-Bangladesh border at Akhaura exchanged sweets with their counterparts. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of BSF, BS Tolia, gave sweets boxes to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official Saifur, while greeting them on the occasion of Diwali to be celebrated on Thursday. He also extended his greetings to all the residents of Bangladesh on behalf of the BSF. The gesture was equally reciprocated by BGB officials and jawans. Troopers of both sides hugged each other and shook hands. BGB official, Saifur, said that exchange of sweets bridges the gaps and bring both sides closer. Oct 23, 2014
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Politicos react on Modi's visit to Siachen and Srinagar on Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Siachen to spend time with soldiers on Diwali. He would then travel to Srinagar to spend time with the flood-affected people on the festival of lights. However, many politicos said that his visit to Kashmir has political undertones as it is coming ahead of the assembly elections in the state. Oct 23, 2014

IS claims US arms airdrop falls into their hands

A US military airdrop of weapons meant for Kurdish fighters fell into the hands of their jihadist foes near the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, a monitor said Tuesday. Duration: 00:36 Oct 23, 2014
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UN calls for refugee assistance in Sudan

UNHCR commissioner Antonio Guterres calls for the international community to assist thousands of refugees from South Sudan who are located in camps inside Sudan. Duration: 01:02 Oct 23, 2014
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Canada's Parliament attacked, one suspect dead

Ottawa, Oct 23 (ANI): A gunman attacked Canada's parliament where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking. The gunman was shot dead inside the main building of Ottawa's Parliament Hill in Canada and Harper was safely removed from the parliament. The incident took place after a soldier was reportedly shot and wounded at the Canadian War Memorial nearby. Police and tactical teams have secured the area, and Parliament is in lockdown. According to the reports, the shooter was chased by police into the main parliament building called Centre Block where at least 30 shots were fired. Member of Parliament John McKay was inside the building when the incident took place. Oct 23, 2014
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Army firing range of 'Tosa Maidan' in Kashmir to be transformed into tourist resort

Budgam, Oct 23 (ANI): The famous meadows of Kashmir's 'Tosa Maidan,' till recently used as a firing range of the Indian Army echoing with gunshots, will soon be transformed into a spot of tourist attraction. Tosa Maidan, also known as the 'King of Meadows', is situated in the Pir Panjal range in Budgam district. Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, said that the Army's lease for the field firing range in Tosa Maidan in Budgam district will not be renewed. Tosa Maidan was leased to Indian Army for setting up a firing range in 1964. Named 'Operation Fallah' the Army has totally cleared off the unexploded shells and transformed the Tosa Maidan into a clear zone of meadows and forested area within a record time span of three months. Elated with the decision of the government, residents say they have been given a new lease of life. Oct 23, 2014
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Mexican forces intensify efforts to find missing students

Mexican forces and members of the attorney general's office, with the help of helicopters, launched on Tuesday a vast search operation in a village in the Mexican state of Guerrero, after 43 students went missing nearly a month ago. Duration: 00:41 Oct 23, 2014
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North Korea frees detained American

North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, allowing a Pentagon plane to land there Tuesday before whisking him away. Duration: 00:53 Oct 23, 2014