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Separatists hindering Kausar Naag pilgrimage at behest of JandK govt: NPP

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): As Kashmir remained shut against Kausar Naag pilgrimage on the call of Syed Ali Geelani, National Panthers Party Chairman Bhim Singh said that the separatists are hindering the same at the behest of the state government. He said that no Muslim in the valley have ever protested such religious pilgrimage like Kausar Naag yatra or the Amarnath yatra, but the separatists get one or other reason to create problems. Aug 2, 2014
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Boat owners hope for tourism boom as cleaning up of Nagin Lake begins

Srinagar, Aug 02 (ANI): State authorities in Jammu and Kashmir launched a drive to clean the picturesque Nagin Lake in a bid to attract more tourists. Tourists from different parts and ethnicities are seen enjoying Shikara boat rides and staying in house boats in the lake. Labourers were employed to undertake the cleaning drive of the lake, the beauty of which has been marred by the filth floating on the water and moss and weed growing inside it. House boat and Shikara owners hailed the step by the authorities as this would help to boost their tourism-driven businessThe initiative was taken up by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA), which plans to restore the lake through a traditional cleaning process. The drive conducted annually in the lake polluted by increasing encroachments in the valley, will continue till the entire water body is cleaned up. Aug 2, 2014
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The perils of the Mezcal boom

Mezcal, a lesser known Mexican spirit than Tequila, is experiencing an unprecedented rise in popularity both at home and abroad. The boom, however, is only favouring producers big enough to capitalize on the luxury export market. Duration: 02:17 Aug 2, 2014
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Liberia spreads message to its population: 'Ebola is real'

The World Health Organization warned west Africa's Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption. Duration: 00:41 Aug 2, 2014
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Obama_s Africa summit to confront Islamist threat

US President Barack Obama hosts an unprecedented gathering of African leaders next week. Among items under discussion will be the security threat posed by Islamist groups such as Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Duration: 02:37 Aug 1, 2014
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Pyrenees orphan bear cub gets brand new home

The discovery of a bear cub in the Pyrenees mountains made headlines in April 2014. Despire several attempts to find the animal's mother, the cub remained alone. Now, the Pyrenees Conservation Foundation has constructed an enclosure. Duration: 00:31 Aug 1, 2014