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Poetry provides gateway to past for alzheimer sufferers

Alzheimer's sufferers find it difficult to recall recent events and so can easily feel isolated and lonely, but one association in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK is using poetry and song to recover long-buried memories. Duration: 02:52 Nov 22, 2013
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It happens: Footwear fair

Agra, Nov 22 (ANI): A large number of shoe makers, finished leather suppliers, component manufacturers, machinery and equipment suppliers, congregate at the four-day International Footwear Fair in Agra city ofIndia s northern Uttar Pradesh state.The changing trends in shoe making, new designs and upgraded machinery were the centre of attraction of the shoe fair.Intrinsic machinery, finished products and latest equipments used in European countries were on display so that Indian shoe making houses too can upgrade their machines and offer products at par with International quality and standards. Visitors and Footwear manufacturers thronged the stalls of the fair to take a look at the latest designs and components used in shoe making in various parts of the world. The representatives claimed that these machines would bring a new wave of change in the Indian footwear fashion industry. Nov 22, 2013
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It happens: Kashmir Sufi Festival

Srinagar, Nov 22 (ANI): The Ministry of Tourism in India s Kashmir organised a folk music festival Shahsrang to revive the Sufi legacy of the Valley. The festival kicked off in the summer capital, Srinagar on the banks of famed Dal Lake, at Sher-i-KashmirInternational Conference Centre (SKICC). Shahsrang celebrates various genres of Kashmiri Sufiyana, folk music and Kashmiri light music. The festival includes grand cultural show presented by renowned Kashmiri artists. Shahsrang focuses on the traditional use of mystic poetry, the songs of yearning and remembrance of history that have fashioned Kashmir s folk music into an essential repository of memory and faith. A number of music lovers were seen enjoying the mystic musical performances by various Kashmiri artistes. The defining feature of the society of Jammu and Kashmir is Sufism. It was in a 1400 AD that wandering, itinerant Sufis arrived in Kashmir. Sufism became the way of life for a majority of the peoples of the valley. Nov 22, 2013
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It happens: Pushkar Fair

Ajmer, Nov 22, (ANI): Dying form of Indian traditional art, Puppetry got a fresh breath of life and entertains children at famed Pushkar fair in northwestern state of Rajasthan. Artists showed their talent of puppetry and brought back the traditional Rajasthan art form to the minds of the people at the fair in Rajasthan s Ajmer town. The fair, kicked off on November 06, is known worldwide to present a brilliant combination of camel rides, various sporting events, Indian handicrafts, and mouth-savouring food. Set against the backdrop of Rajasthan s picturesque landscape, the annual fair offers a lifetime experience for the tourists. The puppet show attracted visitors especially children as it was clubbed with Rajasthani folk music. Tourist officials said the traditional form of Rajasthani theatre showcased at the road shows conducted across the country provides an opportunity to the artisans to make a quick buck. Apart from being a major tourist spot, the fair attracts hundreds of animal traders and buyers from neighboring states also. Nov 22, 2013
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Clash of ideologies between feuding parties plunges Bangladesh into violence

Dhaka, Nov 22 (ANI): Bangladesh Supreme Court advocate and Vice Chairman of the country's Bar Council, Khandker Mahbub Hossain ruled out personal enmity between the feuding parties highlighting clash of their ideologies, exploiting tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections due by next January. Hossain while talking to a reporter in Dhaka said on Friday that the political battle between the leading ladies depended on their ideologies and manifestoes. Stressing on the need for an impartial government, Hossain called for free and fair elections in the country. Pinning hopes on a discussion between the two parties, Hossain said the ongoing deadlock would come to an end. Nov 22, 2013
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Mayawati condemned BJP, calls it communal party

Lucknow, Nov 22 (ANI): BSP Chief Mayawati on Friday condemned the BJP and held the party responsible for the communal violence that took place in Muzaffarnagar. Mayawati said that the SP government in UP is equally responsible for the violence. Further, she said that Narendra Modi repeats the same content in each of his rally, that is, criticizing the local government and administration. She also condemned the felicitation of the two accused BJP leaders in Agra during Modi's rally. Nov 22, 2013
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PIL against Modi rejected by Supreme Court

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): A Public interest litigation (PIL) that has accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of filing incomplete details in his nomination papers for the 2012 assembly polls, has been dismissed by the Supreme Court. Chief Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it is a matter that lies within the jurisdiction of the chief election officer of the state. The PIL was filed by Sunil Sarawgi. He had sought the quashing of the election officer's decision not to reject Modi's nomination paper. Nov 22, 2013
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Tehelka case: Goa Police file FIR against Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): The Goa Police on Friday filed an FIR against Tehelka editor in chief Tarun Tejpal, who has been accused by a woman journalist of sexual assault during an event in Goa. According to police an FIR has been filed and the crime branch could send a team of officials to Delhi for further investigation. Meanwhile, Tejpal in a statement said that he will cooperate with the investigation. Nov 22, 2013
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BJP, Murli Manohar Joshi, Congress, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana state

Jabalpur, Nov 22 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday blamed the ruling Congress Party for mishandling the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creating resentment among the people of the region. In July this year, the Congress had passed a resolution for the creation of the new Telangana state, a move that revived deep political divisions. Joshi said that the BJP supported the bifurcation, however, it was against the mishandling of the entire procedure that also fuelled protests and violence. Nov 22, 2013
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Laws of no use if offenders decide on punishment: Brinda Karat on Tarun Tejpal

Gaya, Nov 22 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Friday condemned the sexual assault incident involving Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal, and asked that if offenders can decide punishments for themselves, then what is the use of having laws and courts in the country? Karat's reaction came shortly after the Managing Editor of the Tehelka magazine, Shoma Chaudhury, told media persons here that an internal committee has been set up in the office to probe the sexual harassment charge against editor-in-chief Tarum Tejpal. Nov 22, 2013