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Matchmaking event organised for differently abled in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Oct 20 (ANI): A 60-year-old man in Gujarat has taken the initiative to help disabled people find love and choose their life partners to embark on a new journey. Natubhai Patel is playing matchmaker to the differently abled people as they are alienated from the society and a lot of times are not able to voice their opinion. Disabled people from across India came to the event organised for them to find a match for life in Ahmedabad. The participants were required to fill registration forms at the beginning of the event and were later called on stage one by one for introduction. Around 200 male candidates and 50 female candidates participated in the matchmaking event. Oct 20, 2014
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BJP to focus in southern India following positive poll results

Chennai, Oct 20 (ANI): BJP leader Muralidhar Rao informed that the party is going to put effort in the southern zone of the country, following the positive poll results in Haryana and Maharashtra. Rao said on Monday (October 20) that the results of Maharashtra and Haryana have shown that people has faith in the party. Rao further said people are taking reasonable decisions and the results have shown that they are for development and good governance. The mandate shows a complete rejection of the Congress party and its rule and its policies are no more acceptable to the people. He said that the people have rejected the Congress party for its anti-people policies and misrule. Oct 20, 2014
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EU tackles Ebola response

European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt Ebola's deadly spread on Monday, as Nigeria -- Africa's most populous country -- was expected to be declared free of the disease. Duration: 01:04 Oct 20, 2014
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Kurds watch Kobane battle on Turkish hilltop

Everyday dozens of peope gather on a hilltop along the Turkish border with Syria to watch fighting 100 meters across the border between IS group fighters and Kurds in the beseigned town of Kobane. Duration: 00:41 Oct 20, 2014
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Princess of Belgium visits museums in Colombia

Princess Astrid of Belgium visits the Museum of Modern Art and the Gold Museum in Bogota during a trip to Colombia on behalf of her brother, King Philippe aimed at strengthening the two countries' economic and commercial relations. Duration: 00:41 Oct 20, 2014
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Kashmir flood victims urge government to start rehabilitation work

Rajouri, Oct 20 (ANI): Flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir urged the Central government to start rehabilitation work in the devastated valley on a war footing. Residents had pinned hopes on Modi government for help in bringing the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir back on track. A legislator of Rajouri region, Choudhary Zulakar Ali, appealed to the Central government to look into the matter seriously. Both Indian and Pakistani sides of the state have seen extensive flooding last month with Srinagar particularly hard hit. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands are homeless. A flood victim, Abdul Rasheed, also urged the government to rehabilitate the displaced people in the region. Many complain that the government has left them to their fate. Authorities say the cost of damage in Jammu and Kashmir may run into crores of rupees. Oct 20, 2014
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RSS volunteers clean mosque in cyclone affected Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Oct 20 (ANI): Volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cleaned mosques in Visakhapatnam, after cyclone Hudhud left behind a trail of destruction when it hit the region last week. Coordinator of Visakhapatnam region of RSS, Ram Bahadur, said that the political leaders in the country had created a wrong perception that RSS is against Muslims and Christians. The volunteers were seen using electric saws to cut trees that were fallen inside the mosque complex. They were also cleaning the floors and removing broken glasses that were scattered everywhere. A volunteer of RSS, Kurmit Kaur, said they were merely being human. Oct 20, 2014
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Human Rights situation grim in Balochistan: HRCP

Quetta/ Geneva, Oct 20: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in Balochistan. Religious extremism, enforced disappearances, target killings and migration of minorities were some of the issues raised by the Commission at a press meet in Quetta. HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yusuf also expressed dismay over the shabby education and health facilities and poor economic conditions in the province resulting in misleading the Baloch youth. Targeted killings are regularly being reported from Balochistan, where incidents of enforced disappearances and dumping of mutilated bodies also continue. Rights groups are also concerned over prevailing political situation and rise in religious extremism in Pakistan, especially Balochistan Oct 20, 2014