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Prayers resume at Kedarnath Temple

Dehradun/ Kedarnath, Sept 11 (ANI): The deathly silence brooding over Kedarnath for the past 86 days since the June calamity hit Uttarakhand broke on Wednesday by the chanting of Vedic hymns as prayers resumed at the Himalayan shrine.The Puja began with a 'shuddhikaran' of the temple and 'prayashchitikaran' (atonement for prolonged suspension of prayers at the shrine). 'Teerth' purohits and Badrinath Kedarnath Samiti officials accompanied the chief priest as the prayers resumed. The resumption of prayers was however of limited nature, as no pilgrim was being allowed to visit the famed Himalayan temple. The date for resumption of Yatra to the temple will be decided in a meeting scheduled to be held on September 30 Sep 11, 2013
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Muzaffarnagar Violence: Home Min appeals people to maintain calm and peace

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Union Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday said that the situation in Muzaffarnagar is under control and the central government has sent adequate security forces to restore normalancy in rural areas as well. He further informed that the curfew was relaxed for some time. He also appealed to the people of the clash hit areas to maintain calm and peace and live with harmony. Sep 11, 2013
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Our leader is Rahul Gandhi, not bothered by any party's PM candidate: Shinde

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Reacting on the reports of BJP's decision to declare Narendra Modi as their PM candidate in September, Union Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday said that the Congress is not bothered by any party's declaration of their PM candidate. He further added that Rahul Gandhi is the Congress party's future leader. Sep 11, 2013
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BJP slams govt for reports on Indo-Pak PM talks

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid reportedly will meet his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz on Friday in Kyrgyzstan. The proposed meeting comes barely two weeks after reports that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to go ahead with a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York later this month. Reacting to this BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi slammed the government and asked on what issue both the nation will talk because Pakistan Government doesn___t want to talk about the terrorism and the tensions prevailing between both the countries Sep 11, 2013
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Sentence in Delhi gangrape to be pronounced on Friday at 2.30 pm

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): The fast track court in New Delhi will pronounce its order on sentence of the Delhi gang rape culprits on Friday at 2:30 pm. Defense lawyer in the case A P Singh, has urged the court to award convicts a chance of rehabilitation as they are first time offenders. Sep 11, 2013
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Obama vows to explore diplomatic route on Syria

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama vows to pursue a diplomatic initiative from Russia over Syria's chemical weapons - while voicing skepticism at the plan. In an address to the nation from the White House, Obama said Russia's proposal for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up chemical weapons - could head off his plan for a limited military strike in Syria. Obama said that U.S. and Russian officials would discuss the initiative - and he would talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sep 11, 2013
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People in Bangladesh take to streets against attacks on Hindu and Buddhist shrines

Dhaka, Sep 11 (ANI): Activists under the banner of the 'Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Solidarity Association' took out a rally through the main streets of the national capital Dhaka. They were protesting against the attacks on the Hindu and Buddhist temples in Bangladesh. Scores of protesters holding banners and placards during the rally, raised slogans to press their agitation against the attacks on Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples in different parts of the country, following the verdict on war crimes trial. The protesters denounced the fundamentalists for attacking the temples and vandalizing the idols of deities and other religious properties; and appealed for justice. Sep 11, 2013
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Muslims have lost confidence in Akhilesh's govt, says Muslim cleric

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Even as leaders of various Muslim organizations like Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), All India Muslim Majlise Mushwarat (AIMMM), Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Jamiat Ahle Hadith Hind demanded the dismissal of Samajwadi Party's (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for its failure to quell the riots in the state, Mufti Mukarram, a muslim cleric said that Muslims have lost confidence in Akhilesh Yadav's government. Sep 11, 2013
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Anti-Maoist outfit TSPC threatens Maoists and greedy landlords

Lohardaga, Sep 11 (ANI): Tritiya Sammelan Prastuti Committee (TSPC), an armed anti-Maoist group in Jharkhand warned the ultras not to harass innocent villagers and indulge in killing those who don't pay taxes demanded by them. Spokesperson of TSPC, Prabhatji stated this to a group of media persons at an undisclosed interior location in the Lohardaga region. He said that their chief has warned the Maoists who have a thick clout in the region, not to target the innocent villagers who haven't harmed them in any way. Sep 11, 2013
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SP on Muslims organizations demand of dismissal of Akhilesh Yadav's govt

Agra, Sep 11 (ANI): Even as leaders of various Muslim organizations like Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), All India Muslim Majlise Mushwarat (AIMMM), Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Jamiat Ahle Hadith Hind demanded the dismissal of Samajwadi Party's (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for its failure to quell the riots in the state, SP leaders said that his party will talk with the organizations and make their stand clear. Sep 11, 2013
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India endorses Russia's proposal on Syria

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): New Delhi has endorsed Moscow's proposal for Syria to place all its chemical weapons under international control, a move which could avert the planned attacks by US military forces on the major oil producing country in the eastern Mediterranean region. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated this at a news conference in New Delhi. Sep 11, 2013
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Japan markets its agri products and regional cuisine

Tokyo, Sep 11 (ANI): Japan was historically known as "the land of golden ears of rice". And, the tradition of rice cultivation has been well protected by the Japanese government. Today, Wooke Co. Ltd., a sister concern of Shinmei Corporation, produces aseptic packaged rice in cooperation with Japan Agricultural Cooperatives. It produces over 140 packets of rice per day and exports them to Europe, Australia, Russia and China. The sterilizing, cooking and sealing process are managed by NASA Class 100 standard in order to produce complete germfree packed rice, without adding any chemicals or food addictives. The packed rice products can be stored at room temperature for 10 months. Sep 11, 2013
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Vinay held under political conspiracy: Mother of Delhi gang rape accused

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Mother of Vinay Sharma, one of the accused in the Delhi gang rape case on Wednesday said that her son is held under a political conspiracy. A fast-track Delhi court will on Wednesday announce the quantum of punishment for four men, who were on Tuesday held guilty in the barbaric gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 Sep 11, 2013