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Devout Hindu's celebrate victory of good over evil amid worshipping Ravana

Kanpur/Varanasi, Oct 03 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees worshipped the mythological demon king Ravana on occasion of Dussehra, which marks the victory of good over evil. Among the devotees in Kanpur, they believe that Ravana was an intellectual man of his times and this is one of his rare temples. The manager of the temple, Tirloki Triwedi said on Friday that the doors of the Dashanan Temple in the town are opened once in a year on the day of Dussehra. Meanwhile, in Varanasi, artists from Kolkata performed traditional form of center stage play for the residents. The center stage play popularly known as 'Jatra' which mean traveling is performed by artists who travel to many place and act out a play which deliver social message among the audience. Oct 3, 2014
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Kashmir witnesses sanitation drives after flood waters recede

Srinagar, Oct 03 (ANI): The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, has been witnessing frequent cleanliness and sanitation drives ever since the flood waters receded in the city, where more than one million people reside. Emergency workers have been battling to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley after the worst flooding in more than a century. Sanitation and cleanliness drives have swung into motion as the waters recede after a month of heavy flooding. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has deployed tippers, robotic arms and excavators, among other machinery alongside hundreds of staff members who have been cleaning roads and garbage non-stop. The Municipal Commissioner, GN Qasba, said that a record 22,000 metric tonnes of garbage had been extracted from the city after the floods. Residents affected by the floods could not dispose of their trash since all systems had been washed away by the floods. Oct 3, 2014
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PM Modi's 'Man ki Baat' touches peoples' hearts across the country

Lucknow/ Raipur/ Bhopal, Oct 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden radio address on Friday touched the hearts of people across the country. While some dubbed the Prime Minister's speech inspirational, others expressed the hope that he would lead the country towards development. PM Modi went live on AIR for about 20 minutes, in a pilot of a show he hoped would become a weekly opportunity to reach up to two-thirds of the country’s population. The maiden radio broadcast which was heard by millions of people was quickly translated into 24 Indian languages and 16 foreign ones. Oct 3, 2014
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DD telecasts RSS chief's Vijaya Dashami address live, CPI condemns

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Condemning today's telecast of RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat on Doordarshan, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the telecast is a clear departure from the stated position of the government and from the practice so far public sector telecasting and broadcasting followed. Public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) today telecasted the annual Vijaya Dashmi address of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat from Nagpur. Oct 3, 2014
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Amit Shah appeals Maharashtras OBC community to unite & work towards goals of Gopinath

Bhagwangad, Oct 3 (ANI): Amit Shah on Friday in a rally in Bhagwangad district of Maharashtra appealed to the OBC community to continue the work of development of the poor that late Gopinath Munde left behind under the leadership of her daughter Pankaja Munde. He said that the main aim of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is to work for the development and progress of the OBCs. Oct 3, 2014
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Two Maoists surrender before BSF in Odisha

Malkangiri, Oct 03 (ANI): Two rebels working for Communist Party of India-Maoists surrendered before paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) in Odisha on Friday. It is an achievement for BSF which has been trying to tackle the Maoist insurgency in Malkangiri district of Odisha. The Maoists, who have been identified as Laxman Pujari and Chaitanya Harijan, surrendered before BSF Deputy Inspector General, KV Raghavacharyulu, at a surrender ceremony at the BSF sector headquarters. For the first time any Maoist has surrendered before BSF in Malkangiri. But the step was welcomed by Raghavacharyulu. Oct 3, 2014
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PM Modi greets nation on occasion of Vijaya Dashmi

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation today on the auspicious occasion of Dusherra, also termed as Vijaya Dashmi. "Greetings to everyone on Vijaya Dashmi. May good always prevail over evil," said Prime Minister Modi. 'Dussehra' marks the conquest of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, making it a celebration of the spirit of goodness and the triumph of virtue over vice. Oct 3, 2014
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L Sarita Devi defends her decision to refuse bronze medal at Asiad, says it was for India

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Indian boxer L Sarita Devi, who has been shrouded in controversy at the 17th Asian Games at Incheon, on Friday defended her refusal to accept the bronze medal. Her refusal to accept her bronze medal on the podium went against the values of sportsmanship, Asian Games organisers had said, adding they were reviewing the incident and could take action against her. Devi refused to wear the medal when it was presented to her on October 01, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over another competitor who had beaten her in a fight the previous day. Devi had to settle for the bronze medal after losing her lightweight semi-final on Tuesday (September 30) to South Korea's Park Ji-na, who was declared a unanimous 3-0 winner. However, the boxer defended her actions, saying she did it for her country. Oct 3, 2014
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Pak says India inflexible on Siachen, Indian Experts react

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Pakistan foreign ministry's remark that India has never responded positively on proposals regarding demilitarisation of Siachen in Jammu and Kashmir was slammed by the Indian Experts on Friday. While addressing a briefing in Islamabad, Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesperson Tasnim Aslam had said a proposal to demilitarise Siachen and declare it as a Peace Park had cropped up during bilateral discussions in the past, but Indian policy towards resolution of this issue always remained inflexible. Aslam said the proposal was initiated to find peaceful solutions in the region where the ecosystem is getting affected due to regular conflicts. However, Lieutenant General (retired), PN Hoon, dismissed it as nonsense. Meanwhile, former director general of police, Jammu and Kashmir, MM Khajuria, said since Pakistan lost to India in terms of acquiring hold in Siachen, they have been making such comments often. Meanwhile, retired wing commander, Praful Bakshi, said Siachen is located at a crucial place where India dominates and Pakistan cannot accept this fact. He added in Siachen, patrolling for a vast area of 10,000-20,000 km takes place Oct 3, 2014
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'Bang Bang' set for a grand IMAX release

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Fox Star studios is set to release ' Bang Bang' grandly in 4000 screens in India and 250 screens in the U.S. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer film, which is a remake of Fox's 'Knight and Day,' would be the second digitally supersized Bollywood movie from the giant of a theatre after 2013's 'Dhoom: 3.' Greg Foster, senior executive VP of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment admitted that IMAX was "excited about becoming a larger part of Bollywood movie going culture in India." Oct 3, 2014
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Eco Friendly Pandal becomes the highlight of Delhi's Durga Pooja

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): The Eco Friendly Durga puja pandal put up at Matri mandir made up from recycled wastes became the highlight of capitals festivities this year. Following Narendra Modi's footsteps for a Swach Bharat the Pandal has been made from recycled garbage and thrown away material. Throng of visitors who came to see this unique pandal were amused by its creativity. With most of the decoration items being picked up from garbage dumps and rag picker's this Pandal at Matri Mandir is indeed a great way to promote the Eco-Friendly drive. Oct 3, 2014
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Reactions pour in after AIR broadcasts PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Friday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared 'Mann ki Baat' on All India Radio in an attempt to get connected with maximum number of people. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that PM through his speech inspired people to march ahead for creation of a better India. Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi praising the PM said that PM is converting negativity to positivity and cynicism to hope in the country. However, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that PM's speech was similar to the sermons given by the religious leaders. Oct 3, 2014
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Politicos applaud India for its historic performance at Asian games

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Politicos on Friday congratulated the Indian players for their historic performance at the 17th Asian games after India’s gold medal tally reached 11. BJP leader Sambit Patra congratulating India said that it is a matter of great pride for India. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government should help the players in every way so that they are able to perform well on the global platform. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that after this win, hockey will regain its lost fame among the youth of the country. Oct 3, 2014
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P Chidambaram terms 'Swachh Bharat'as UPA scheme, Politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over Congress leader P Chidambaram's remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project 'Swachh Bharat Abiyan'wherein he said that the there is 'nothing new but Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan" of erstwhile Congress-led UPA Government. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi and NCP leader Tariq Anwar supported the same and said that this is taken up from the congress and such campaigns are being practiced by people from times immemorial. Singhvi said that it is fine if they are taking up UPA's regime but BJP should atleast give credits to the previous government. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sambit Patra said that Congress should realize the truth and accept their defeat. Oct 3, 2014