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Phailin caused extensive loss of property: NDMA

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): As Cyclone Phailin left a trail of destruction knocking down lakhs of homes affecting nearly 90 lakh people, NDMA Vice Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy said that there has been extensive loss of property but loss of life has been minimized Oct 14, 2013
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Ayodhya letter controversy: BJP hits at Congress & SP, calls them secular syndicate

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Talking about the transfer of UP Home Secretary Sarvesh Chandra Mishra and suspension of another official, Prem Kumar Pandey over a letter on the “reconstruction” of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress and Samajwadi Party is together in the same and termed the parties as “secular syndicate”. He further said that this was a trick by the parties before the upcoming 2014 General Elections so that people get diverted from the real issue. Oct 14, 2013
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Phailin leaves trail of destruction, death toll reaches to 14

New Delhi/ Nagpur/ Gopalpur, Oct 14 (ANI): The most powerful storm to hit India in more than a decade, Cyclone Phailin waned considerably on Sunday before leaving 14 people dead and a trail of widespread destruction behind. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth confirmed the death toll as the Phailin subsided from the affected state. Even as the cyclone devastated a large section of both the affected states, Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that it is to the relief that the destruction caused is much lesser than the 2004 destruction caused by tsunami. Over ten million people residing along the coastal region of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh faced mass displacement as a result of the havoc created by Phailin, the super cyclone. Oct 14, 2013
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Odisha Chief Minister announces compensation for Phailin victims

Bhubaneshwar, Oct 14 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of Odisha announced compensation to cyclone victims in cash and kind. A mass evacuation saved thousands of people from India's fiercest cyclone in 14 years, but aid workers warned a million would need help after their homes and livelihoods were destroyed. Cyclone Phailin headed inland on Sunday after making landfall from the Bay of Bengal, bringing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph) that ripped apart homes and tore down trees. He also confirmed that more than 2,00,000 mud houses and standing crops were damaged and victims would be paid the compensation amount after due assessment. Further, the Chief Minister confirmed that roads would be repaired within the next 24 hours, while power and electricity would be restored in 36 hours in most places. Oct 14, 2013
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MP temple stampede: Death toll rises to 109, over 100 injured

Datia, Oct 14 (ANI): At least 109 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a stampede triggered by rumours of a river bridge collapse near a remote Hindu temple in Datia region of Madhya Pradesh. The State government ordered a judicial inquiry into the mishap which was a shocking re-run of the tragedy at the same site in 2006 when 50 pilgrims were washed away. Senior Medical Officer at a government hospital in Gwalior, Dr GS Patel informed that the hospital is looking after relief and rescue operation. Pilgrims panicked when rumours spread that the railings broke on a bridge that led to the temple thereby triggering the stampede. Some devotees were crushed to death under the feet of fellow worshippers, others drowned after falling or jumping into the river Sindh. Local media said the police used batons to control the crowd, prompting many people to panic. Oct 14, 2013
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BJP hits back at Digvijay Singh for politicizing Ratangarh temple stampede

New Delhi/ Bhopal, Oct 14 (ANI): The BJP on Monday slammed Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh for his tweet on Ratangarh temple stampede in which he blamed the state government for the tragedy. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, BJP leader Kirti Azad said that said it is time to offer condolences to the people rather than indulging in a blame game. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Umashankar Gupta said that the Congress leader should not be taken seriously. Oct 14, 2013
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Ram temple letter: SP played politics which back lashed at them, says BJP

Lucknow, Oct 14 (ANI): Talking about the suspensions that came as aftermath of Ram temple letter by the party, BJP leader Kalraj Mishra said that the Samajwadi Party tried to do politics over the issue in order to hide the Muzaffarnagar violence stain on them, but it adversely fell over them. Earlier, UP government transferred Home Secretary Sarvesh Chandra Mishra and suspended another official, Prem Kumar Pandey over the controversies on a letter asking for "reconstruction" of the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Mishra also said that the party is trying to hide their in competencies but this will affect their vote bank adversely. Oct 14, 2013
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Ratangarh temple stampede: Congress asks for CMs resignation

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Slamming the Madhya Pradesh government for Ratangarh temple stampede, Congress leader Ajay Maken on Monday said that bad governance, corruption in police responsible for the tragedy. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that the state government should take moral responsibility for the incident and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan should resign. Oct 14, 2013
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Killer Indian cyclone wreaks havoc

Cyclone Phailin leaves a trail of destruction along India's east coast and at least seven people dead after the biggest evacuation in the country's history helped minimise casualties. Duration: 00:50 Oct 13, 2013
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Dozens killed in India temple stampede

A stampede on a bridge outside a Hindu temple killed at least 90 people in India on Sunday and dozens more may have died after they leapt into the water below. Duration: 00:27 Oct 13, 2013
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Kurd leader says there is fear of civil war in Iraq

The leader of Iraqi Kurdistan says there is "real fear" that sectarian violence in Iraq could escalate into civil war. The autonomous region's president Massud Barzani was talking to AFP in an exclusive interview. Duration: 00:43 Oct 13, 2013
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Cyclone Phailin leaves trail of destruction in Odisha, few casualties

Gopalpur, Oct 13 (ANI): India's strongest storm in 14 years left a trail of destruction along the country's east coast on Sunday, but little loss of life was reported after close to a million people took refuge in shelters. Cyclone Phailin was expected to dissipate within 36 hours, losing momentum as it headed inland after making landfall on Saturday from the Bay of Bengal, bringing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph) to rip up homes and tear down trees. Authorities in Odisha said that the death toll stood at seven persons who died as winds whipped the coast before the storm slammed in. The storm snapped trees and electricity poles and smashed windows in several towns and villages of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. In some areas cars were crushed under the weight of uprooted trees and even large trucks had overturned. In Gopalpur region of Odisha, shopkeepers and residents recalled the horrors of last night when winds over 200 kilometres per hour, battered their town. Oct 13, 2013
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Childbirth ultimate test of couple's relationship

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): According to experts, birth of the first child can be the ultimate test of a couple's relationship, no matter how strong it was before the child come along. The study, which was conducted at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, researchers questioned 1500 new mums regarding their sexual health and intimacy. The findings of the research showed that majority of the respondents felt less physically and emotionally content in their relationship post childbirth, and they were largely unprepared for the changes. Oct 13, 2013
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Chandrababu Naidu blames Congress for destroying AP

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, who is on a hunger strike in protest of the creation of separate state of Telangana, blamed the ruling Congress of destroying Andhra Pradesh. Naidu, while addressing mediapersons in New Delhi said that the people in Andhra Pradesh were suffering due to the continuous agitations for last a few years. Oct 13, 2013
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Dussehra: Ansari, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi witness burning of Ravan effigies in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday visited the Subhash Park in New Delhi where the effigy of the evil king Ravana, Meghnad and Kubhakaran burned at about 06:15 PM to mark the celebration of Hindu festival Dussehra. The dignitaries then visited the Ramlila Maidan like every year to witness the ritual. The other high dignitaries present at the site were Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dekshit and Law Minister Kapil Sibal along with Priyanka Gandhi. The VIPS were escorted to a flower bedecked stage by the organisers of the event soon after their arrival at the ground. The atmosphere in the ground was one of traditional gaiety, fun and frolic. Oct 13, 2013