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Sankalp yatra: Security beefed up in Ayodhya, ban on SMS

Lucknow/ Ayodhya, Oct 18 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh government has beefed up security in railway stations and has put a ban on SMS in Ayodhya to clamp down on Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) 'Sankalp Sabha' scheduled for Friday, according to an official. Officials said strict vigil was being kept on movement of people to Ayodhya and all borders to Faizabad were sealed on Thursday. Earlier, more than 1200 people across the state have been placed under preventive arrest. Oct 18, 2013
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SP govt should give reason for stopping VHP yatra, does Hindus have no rights: VHP

New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): After SP government in UP denied permission to carry out 'Sankalp Diwas yatra' by VHP, the party's Spokesperson Prakash Sharma asked the SP government if Hindus have no rights even to carry out a peaceful religious rally and said that it should give reason of the ban on the same. Further, Sharma confirmed that the yatra will be organized on Friday even after hurdles created by the UP government and that the saints and members of the VHP are ready to die in the name of God. Sharma also confirmed that the members will take pledge on the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Oct 18, 2013
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Unnao: ASI begins excavation for gold hunt

Unnao, Oct 18 (ANI): The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Friday began excavating the remains of former King Ram Bux Singh's dilapidated fort in Unnao district of UP to verify claims made by a seer that nearly 1,000 tonnes of gold is buried here. The work by ASI began days after local seer Shobhan Sarkar dreamt of the invaluable gold treasure hidden in those ruins. The residents of the area seemed confident of hidden treasure in the premises of fort as they stressed that whatever Sarkar has predicted till date is found to be true. Speaking to reporters, they also said that earlier some villagers found gold in the fort premises as this region was historically a domain of kings. Oct 18, 2013
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India seeks Hungary's support for seat in Nuclear Suppliers Group

New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban's support for New Delhi's full membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group. The United States, Britain, France are among countries pushing for allowing India - a growing market for such commerce - to join the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a move that would boost the Asian nation's status as an atomic power. But many countries worry about the implications for wider efforts to prevent the spread of atomic bombs if India were to enter the group, keeping in view that it has refused to sign global anti-nuclear weapons pact. Further Manmohan Singh said both India and Hungary have agreed to create a global normative framework, as it poses a common threat to modern democratic societies. Oct 18, 2013
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Brazil to auction coveted Libra oilfield

Some 200 employees of the Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras demonstrated outside the company headquarters Thursday to demand the suspension of Monday's planned auction of pre-sale oil concessions for the giant Libra oilfield. Duration: 00:59 Oct 18, 2013
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Delhi a hub for Indian trafficking trade

Tens of thousands of children are known to be trafficked within South Asia every year and New Delhi has become a hub in the illegal trade of young girls being sold into prostitution, forced marriage and domestic labour. Duration:02:29 Oct 18, 2013
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Bushfires ravage communities in Australia

Residents face scenes of devastation as bushfires ravage communities and destroy "hundreds" of homes in southeastern Australia, leaving one man dead with dozens of blazes still out of control. Duration: 00:59 Oct 18, 2013
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French court jails Somali pirates for 2009 hijack

French court has sentenced three Somali pirates to up to 12 years in prison for the 2009 hijacking of a French yacht which prompted a rescue operation by elite forces in which the skipper died. Duration: 00:55 Oct 18, 2013