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Manipur felicitates Common Wealth Games medallists

Imphal, Aug 13 (ANI): Indian medallists in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow were felicitated by the government of Manipur for their impressive show in the multi-sport event at a star-studded function recently. The cash incentive awards were distributed to the state's medallists at an event held at the Khuman Lampak indoor stadium in Imphal. India had sent 224-member contingent at 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, which ended after 11 days of action across 17 sports. India, host of the last Commonwealth Games, finished fifth on the tally with 64 medals comprising 15gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze medals. The Commonwealth games, silver medallist in boxing, Sarita Devi, said it is a huge achievement to win a medal and gives her immense satisfaction. Aug 13, 2014
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Maoists blow up bridge construction site in Jharkhand

Latehar, Aug 13 (ANI): Maoists blew up a bridge construction site in Latehar district of Jharkhand. Maoists approximately 100 in numbers attacked the construction workers with batons and blasted the heavy machines at the site. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. The rebel group, which claims to be fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, controls some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large swathes of the eastern, central and southern countryside. Aug 13, 2014
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Hockey players hail prospects of conferring Bharat Ratna to hockey wizard Dhyan Chand

Bhopal/ Ludhiana/ New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): India's former hockey players have hailed prospects of conferring the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna to the sports wizard Major Dhyan Chand. However, the government so far has not issued any official statement in this regard. Former Olympian Aslam Sher Khan, whose father was also a hockey player and team mate of Dhyan Chand in Berlin Olympics in 1936, said the hockey wizard should be the first choice among sportspersons for the highest civilian honour. Aug 13, 2014
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Top Indian sportspersons to run paramilitary marathon

New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Top Indian sportspersons, cricketer Virender Sehwag and boxer Mary Kom will be running a marathon 'unity' launched by India's paramilitary, the Central Reserve Police Force on the occasion of 75 years of its raising. Ace Indian cricketer, Sehwag said he was glad to be a part of such an event that unites the nation. Olympian boxer, Mary Kom, said she felt blessed to be a part of a sporting event as she was fond of all types of sports. The paramilitary force, which is celebrating 75 years of its raising this year, will conduct a half-marathon called 'Run for Unity' in New Delhi on October 12. Apart from Sehwag and champion boxer Mary Kom, about three lakh personnel force would be getting in touch with a host of sportspersons and celebrities to take the track in solidarity with the trooper on ground and its martyrs. Aug 13, 2014
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Chief of Google India says digitization will empower 500 million people

New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): The chief of Google India Rajan Anandan has said that digital revolution would truly empower 500 million people across the country in the years to come. Anandan said digitizing India is exciting as it opens new doors to millions across the country. Sharing Google's vision for India, Anandan said bringing in technologies will create an ecosystem where innovation along with empowerment can take place. Anandan also talked about Cyber security and said it was one of the most potent areas of safety and a priority for the company. He added that Google was investing hugely to ensure the security of its infrastructure, which requires large investments, funding research internally as well as in leading technical universities around the world. Anandan concluded saying that digitizing India was going to be a big battle over the next 20 to 30 years. Aug 13, 2014
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Muzaffarnagar organizes marathon to spread communal harmony

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 13 (ANI): In a bid to unite people from all faiths in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar city of Uttar Pradesh, a marathon was organised on Tuesday to spread the message of peace and communal harmony. Muzaffarnagar is a flashpoint in Uttar Pradesh in which some 60 people were killed in Hindu-Muslim riots last year. The marathon saw participation of around 4,000 children, along with journalists, police officials, and members of various women and civil society organisations. The event concluded with a cultural function featuring Independence Day-themed programmes. The five-kilometre marathon is an annual event and was organised for the third time in a row. An activist, Satyaprakash Reshu said the marathon would cross all religious institutions with religious heads taking part in it. Aug 13, 2014
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T-shirt, jeans are Jennifer Aniston's lazy style secret

New Delhi, August 13 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston recently revealed that laziness was the key to her wonderful casual style of T-shirt and jeans. While speaking to Yahoo! Beauty, the 45-year-old star said that even though she mostly sports the casual outfit, she often "tailors" her clothes to make them look chic, a leading daily reported. Aniston added that she removes the pockets from her Hudson jeans, as she only likes its fit and wears Saint Laurent jackets. Aug 13, 2014
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Fruit processing unit 'Fruitage' gaining popularity in Nainital making varieties of products from Ap

Nainital, Aug 13 (ANI): A fruit processing unit in hill town of Nainital in Uttarakhand has become a popular name by producing a variety of products from apples and savouring the taste buds. The owner of 'Fruitage', Sanjeev Bhagat said that for the past 20 years the fruit processing unit has been producing a great variety of pickles, juices, squash, jams, chutney and sweet jam pickles 'murabbaa' from as many as 20 variety of apples, which are liked by people across the nation. The unit is primarily run by women workers, who are involved in multiple tasks, right from peeling the apples to boiling them, sweetening them, making different products out of them and packaging as well. The unit is also known for providing employment opportunities to women. The products made out of apples at the fruit processing unit are gaining popularity among tourists as well. Aug 13, 2014
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UN demands urgent action to help Iraq refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says thousands of Yazidi refugees are stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq, besieged by Sunni extremists from the Islamic State who control much of northern Iraq and eastern Syria. Duration: 00:56 Aug 12, 2014
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School teachers urge govt to take tough measures against Maoists in Jharkhand

Gumla, Aug 12 (ANI): Government teachers in red corridor of Gumla district urged authorities to take tough measures against the Maoists who are responsible for instilling fear among tutors leading to the shut down of schools in the area. The teachers staged a protest in the wake of abduction and murder of two government school tutors, who were siblings in Gumla district of Jharkhand on August 10. Prakash Toppo, a teacher with the Ghaghra Bansari Middle School, while going to school was abducted on August 06. Consequently, the abductors made a phone call at Toppo's residence demanding ransom of four lakh rupees. His sister, Saroj Toppo, who was also a teacher at a school, went with the money to release her brother but to her ill fate she was also abducted and killed. Aug 12, 2014