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Surge in demand of fur shoes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 04 (ANI): The demand of fur shoes in Jammu and Kashmir has risen in the wake of fresh snowfall. With fresh spells of snowfall in the past two days, the valley has seen a surge in the demand of fur shoes, as leather shoes become slippery. Fur shoes also help keep feet warm while trekking on snow covered roads and mountains. These shoes are not only warm but comfortable also because of the fur used inside it. There has been sharp increase in prices of these fur shoes over the years. Feb 4, 2015
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Heavy snowfall disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Ramban/ Shimla, Feb 04 (ANI): Heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir hit electricity, water and blocked national highway, disrupting normal life. Roads in Ramban area were filled with snow making it difficult for vehicles to ply due to which people had to walk long distances carrying their luggage. National Highway-44 was completely blocked, restricting transportation. State's capital city, Srinagar, on Sunday (February 01) had received season's first snowfall bringing cheers to residents. However, snowfall did not bring much delight to residents of Ramban district. As per local media reports, the weather department has predicted snowfall for next three days. The minimum temperature recorded was minus 0.2 degree Celsius. Reportedly, an avalanche warning has also been issued in higher reaches of the valley. Meanwhile, hill town of Shimla also received three to 90 centimeters of fresh snowfall. Minimum temperature recorded was two degree Celsius. Located in the tropics, most of India witnesses a very hot summer and a largely temperate winter. Feb 4, 2015
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PM Modi interacts with participants of investor summit

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, hosted dinner for participants of BlackRock India Investor Summit and said his priority was to establish global benchmarks in areas like governance, transparency and taxation. Interacting with them, Modi said that the priority of his government was growth and jobs. The Prime Minister said there was raising interest in India, and "we have to accept that responsibility." The Prime Minister said he believes in a fair, predictable and consistent tax system, and in economic policies that will drive growth. Twenty one major global investors participated in the India Investor Summit earlier on Tuesday. The list of institutional investors included asset managers, insurers, pension funds, and official institutions. Feb 4, 2015
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PM Modi greets Sri Lankan people on 67th Independence Day

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended greetings to the people of Sri Lanka, on their 67th Independence Day. Prime Minister Modi took to twitter for extending his wishes. "On their Independence Day, my greetings to people of Sri Lanka. The bonds of history, culture and shared values that we share are unbreakable, tweeted Prime Minister Modi. "My best wishes for the development of Sri Lanka in the years to come. I look forward to welcoming President Sirisena later this month," he added. President Pranab Mukherjee in his message to Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena said India and Sri Lanka are close neighbours with a long standing relationship of friendship and cooperation based on shared linguistic, religious and cultural traditions. He also said that these ties have matured over time to embrace all areas of contemporary significance. He expressed confidence that the traditional bonds between India and Sri Lanka will expand and flourish to the mutual benefit of the two countries in the years to come. Feb 4, 2015
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Kidnapped at 13: Nepal's Dalit child brides

In impoverished villages high in the Himalayas, cut off from the modern world, girls are still routinely kidnapped and forced into marriage in a vicious cycle that shows little sign of ending. Feb 4, 2015
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Artists celebrate Amitabh Bachchan's film characters on canvas

Vadodara, Feb 04 (ANI): Artists in Gujarat painted portraits of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, depicting the array of characters played by him in his films so far. The event was organized ahead of the release of his upcoming Bollywood film 'Shamitabh'. On Friday (February 06), when the movie releases, an exhibition will be held at a mall in Vadodara city, showcasing these paintings for the movie buffs coming to watch 'Shamitabh'. Around 20 artists gathered to paint Bachchan's characters from various films. The event encouraged local talent while giving them a chance to paint the legend of Bollywood. The event organiser, Giri Sharma, said such events provide great opportunity to the artists. Artists sketched portraits of their favourite star from films like 'Anand'and 'Sarkar' with much delight. Feb 4, 2015