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Former Diplomat slams Omar Abdullah asking centre to hold talks with Pak to end firing

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Former Indian Diplomat Rajiv Dogra on Monday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on his controversial statement linking shelling of border villages by Pakistan to the calling off of the foreign secretary-level talks between the two countries by the Narendra Modi government. Dogra said that Abdullah is trying to cover up his inaction during his tenure by such statements and this would only lower the morale of Army and people along the international borders. He also said that ceasefire violations by Pakistan have increased recently and that Indian Army should take adequate actions in advance and should not waste any time whatsoever. Aug 25, 2014
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Fire at woolens' factory in Ludhiana, 3 dead

Ludhiana, Aug 25 (ANI): A raging inferno left three dead at a woolens' factory in Ludhiana on Monday. Fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot and tried to douse the flames. The dead bodies were handed over to police and investigations are going on. Aug 25, 2014
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Political reactions flow as Pak continues to violate ceasefire

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Monday as Pakistan continued to violate the ceasefire along Indo-Pak international border. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Pakistan will have to pay for their continuous attempts to bleed Indians. BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain said that BJP government will look into the matter and give a befitting reply to Pak. Congress leader Rashid Alvi stated that the government has to give an answer as to why our soldiers and civilians are being killed on the border. Aug 25, 2014
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Politicos react as counting for Bihar by-polls underway

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Political leaders gave mixed reactions as counting for by-polls in Bihar is underway. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the party is confident of winning majority seats in the polls. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar slammed the BJP saying that people have seen the result of their fake promises so it will now give a chance to the fresh RJD-JD (U) alliance. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that BJP will lose the elections. NCP leader Tariq Anwar stated that BJP will receive a setback if they do not win major seats. Aug 25, 2014
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AAP protests outside Health Minister's residence against AIIMS CVO removal

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Aam Admi Party workers on Monday protested outside Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan's residence against AIIMS CVO removal. The protesters demanded that the Health Minister should justify his act of removing the CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi from his post. They also demanded a transparency in the work of the leaders. Aug 25, 2014
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Fire in Connaught Place building, fire tenders rushed to spot

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): A fire broke out on the first floor of Rama Building in Delhi's Connaught Place area on Monday. About 10-15 fire tenders reached the spot to douse the fire. The official said the cause of the fire is still not known and no casualties have been reported so far. Rescue work is underway. Aug 25, 2014
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At least 10 people killed in stampede at Kamtanath Pahad Temple in MP

Chitrakoot, Aug 25 (ANI): Ten pilgrims were killed and over 60 are believed to have suffered injuries in a stampede early on Monday at Kamtanath Pahad Temple, about 80 kms away from Satna district headquarters, on the Madhya Pradesh - Uttar Pradesh border. The stampede took place at about 6 am today, as devotees crowded Kamtanath temple in Chitrakoot for a festival called the Somvati Amavasya. The stampede occurred during 'Shayana Pradakshinam' which is done in a lying posture. District officials fear the number of dead and injured could rise and said five of those killed were women. Aug 25, 2014
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Counting underway in Bihar for By-Polls

Chhapra, Aug 25 (ANI): Counting is underway in Bihar for the ten assembly seats that had gone to by-polls last week. The trends are showing a close contest with the BJP and RJD leading in five seats. BJP candidate Rampreet Paswan and Niranjan Ram is leading in the Rajnagar and Kaimur seat respectively. While RJD candidate Ajay Kumar has taken the lead in Samastipur seat. The RJD is ahead in Chhapra with party leader Randhir Singh leading. The outcome of the by-polls, the first major political event after the general elections, is significant as it will show the mood of the people before next year's assembly polls. Aug 25, 2014
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Remains of fallen soldiers of 1857 independence war immersed in river Ganges

Haridwar, Aug 25 (ANI): Grateful Indians paid tribute to the 282 fallen soldiers of the first war of independence, the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, by immersing their mortal remains in the holy river Ganges in Haridwar city of Uttar Pradesh. The 157-year-old remains were discovered in Ajnala area of Amritsar city in northwestern Punjab recently and were immersed into the Ganges flowing through Kankhal area in Haridwar. Hindu religion spells out that a soul gains liberation only after the ashes of the dead body are immersed in the Ganges. The remains, which included the skulls and bones of the 282 fallen soldiers of the mutiny, had been dumped in a well (called the Black Well) by the British exactly 157 years ago. Aug 25, 2014
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Former teacher dedicates his life as 'father' to 12 HIV positive adopted children

Meerut, Aug 25 (ANI): A former college teacher, Ajay Sharma, in Uttar Pradesh, dedicated his life as 'father' to 12 HIV positive boys he adopted. The Samaritan calls his care home 'Satyakam Care Home' which has become well known address in the city of Meerut. The children, between 7 and 17, all have one thing in common that they were born to parents with AIDS. Sharma says he decided to dedicate his life to these kids after he survived a brain hemorrhage in 2004. Sharma has received help in his effort. His children are being taught by experienced teachers in their pursuit of education and seasoned medical practitioners look after their health. Aug 25, 2014
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Villagers along Indo-Pak border under constant threat as ceasefire violations continue

Jammu, Aug 25 (ANI): As the ceasefire violations by Pakistan continues along the Indo-Pak international border, villagers in Kashmir live under constant fear and shadow of death. Pakistan army continued to violate the ceasefire on the Indian border in the intervening night of August 24 and August 25 in the RS Pura area of Jammu district. Villagers in the bordering areas say that are moving out of the area due to constant threat to their lives. A villager in RS Pura sector sustained injury by midnight shelling from Pakistani troops and is admitted in a nearby hospital. Earlier on Sunday, two separate encounters at Keran sector and Kalaroos of the state killed four militants and two soldiers while three army men, including an officer, sustained injuries. Aug 25, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj talks about "Act East Policy" in Vietnam

Vietnam, Aug 25 (ANI): Foreign Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said in Vietnam that it is time to replace India's 'Look East policy" with "Act East Policy." She also stressed upon the fact that amongst eastern neighbours of India, Vietnam is categorically ahead. Swaraj also said that people have high expectations from the BJP, and that it will not disappoint them. She also spoke about the healthy trade and investment relations that India has with Vietnam. New areas are now opening. Both countries have good defense, security and agriculture cooperation. Aug 25, 2014
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RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav taken ill, rushed to Mumbai hospital

Mumbai, Aug 25 (ANI): RJD Chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav was rushed to a Mumbai hospital after he was taken ill on Monday morning. According to reports, Yadav will undergo heart valve replacement surgery. Two of his valves need replacement. Lalu's RJD and Nitish Kumar's JD (U) have come together to contest the by-polls in Bihar. It is a crucial day for the RJD Chief as results for the by poll elections on 10 seats of Bihar will be out today. Aug 25, 2014