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Burdwan Blast: Court sends three accused to NIA custody

West Bengal, Oct 13 (ANI): A city court on Monday remanded the three accused in the Burdwan blast to NIA custody till October 22. The accused were till now in the custody of CID. The NIA had appealed for14 days' custody of the accused citing the gravity of the incident and investigation into the conspiracy angle. However, the judge granted 10 days custody, stating that the court would give further decision on extending the custody after considering the developments till October 22. The blast had taken place at Khagragarh in Burdwan district and was being probed by the state CID initially. However, the Centre decided to hand over the probe, in which the role of terror groups was suspected, to the NIA. Oct 13, 2014
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India acid attack victim awaits state compensation

Indian teenager Reshma Qureshi's life was shattered when a gang disfigured her face with acid back in May following a family dispute, and despite her ordeal she is yet to receive the state compensation she is due. Duration: 00:58 Oct 13, 2014
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Evo Morales: Bolivia's first indigenous president

Bolivian President Evo Morales has been elected to a third term with more than 60 percent of the vote, exit polls show. Morales is the son of an indigenous peasant and has profoundly transformed the country. Duration: 02:50 Oct 13, 2014
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Burdwan Blast: BJP accuses Mamata of causing embarrassment to Centre

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has caused embarrassment to the Government of India by giving leverage to Bangladesh in the Burdwan blast case. He added that the government in the centre is a transparent government and it will negotiate with Bangladesh keeping in mind the interest of the people. BJP leader Nalin Kohli while commenting on the Burdwan blast case said that the West Bengal government is guilty of sending the message that it is soft on terror. Oct 13, 2014
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Pistorius back in court for sentencing

Fallen Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius returns to court, with his top-flight legal team expected to argue for a non-custodial sentence after his conviction on the equivalent of manslaughter charges. Duration: 00:57 Oct 13, 2014
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Shashi Tharoor removed as Congress spokesperson

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor was on Monday removed from the post of spokesperson of the party. The decision came after Congress President Sonia Gandhi accepted the recommendation of AICC disciplinary committee to remove Tharoor from the list of spokespersons. Accepting the decision of the party, Tharoor said that he accepted the decision taken by the leadership as a loyal party worker. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) had earlier complained against Tharoor, accusing him of praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies. The KPCC had also criticized Tharoor after he had accepted PM Modi’s invitation to join the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Oct 13, 2014
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Situation under control of the government: Jitendra Singh on cyclone Hudhud

Jammu, Oct 13 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said on Monday that the situation erupted after cyclone Hudhud is under control of the government and damage from the cyclone has been minimized. He added that six deaths have been reported from the cyclone hit areas and the government is taking cognizance of the present scenario. Oct 13, 2014
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Baloch remembers missing persons on Eid Al-Adha, seeks justice

Quetta/ Geneva, Oct 13: When Muslims across the world were celebrating Eid al Adha on October 6, family members of Baloch missing persons were protesting on the streets of Quetta. The demonstration by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons was against the enforced disappearances and killing of Baloch political activists by Pakistani forces. The incidents of enforce disappearances and extra-judicial killings of Baloch people continue to remain rampant in Balochistan. According to the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, some 20,000 Baloch have gone missing since 2001. It alleges that over 4,000 Baloch activists are murdered in custody or target killed by the army. Faiz Baluch, the human rights activist and member of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons said those who are missing or killed by Pakistan forces were the peace loving people. People in resource-rich Balochistan blame Pakistan for forcefully occupying their territory since 1947. Oct 13, 2014
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Amal Alamuddin gifts 2 cocker spaniels to George Clooney

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): George Clooney's new bride, Amal Alamuddin, has given him two cocker spaniels as wedding gift, after he splurged out 5 million pounds on a mansion for her. She reportedly surprised him with the three-month-old pups during their honeymoon in Berkshire, south east England, a leading daily reported. She had also presented George with customized cufflinks, which had his first name inscribed in Arabic, ahead of their recent extravagant Venice wedding. Oct 13, 2014