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Fire ravages iconic French radio building

A fire broke out on Friday on the seventh floor of the "Maison de la radio" ("Radio house"), a vast circular building in Paris housing several media operations. Firefighters said the blaze started on the seventh floor. Duration: 01:09 Oct 31, 2014
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Ex-Soviet official recalls tearing down of Berlin Wall

Twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall came down, some former top Soviet officials have mixed feelings about the event. Vadim Medvedev, a former member of the Soviet Politburo, says he was 'disappointed' to see the wall torn down. Duration: 01:13 Oct 31, 2014
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Cosmopolitan new Afghan first lady backs French veil ban

Afghanistan's cosmopolitan new first lady backs France's controversial ban on the niqab, comparing the full veil to "blinders" as she prepares to campaign for more respect for women in her conservative adopted homeland. Duration: 01:00 Oct 31, 2014
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Indians worship Sun god for betterment of family

Mumbai/Varanasi/Allahabad, Oct 31 (ANI): Scores of devotees across India, thronged banks of rivers and other water bodies to celebrate Hindu religious festival, 'Chhath', and prayed to the rising sun. 'Chhath puja', the four day festival, is celebrated on sixth day after Diwali and holds significance for married women who observe fast and stand in waist-deep river water, present religious offerings to the Sun god. According to tradition, on the first day, devotees, mostly women, take a dip in the river, pray to the setting sun and begin fasting. The following day, devotees abstain from eating anything and worship the setting sun. Next day, devotees worship the sun early in the morning and break their fast. The Sun, considered as the god of energy and life-force, is worshiped for well-being, prosperity and progress. The rituals observed during 'Chhath puja' include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water, standing in water for long hours and giving offerings to the setting and rising sun. Devotees across the country celebrate this festival with great gusto as women wear jewellery and bright coloured traditional attire. Chhath is considered as one of the most significant and auspicious festivals of eastern Bihar state and in parts of the neighbouring northern Utta Oct 31, 2014
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EAM Sushma Swaraj to visit Mauritius on 1st November- Part - 2

New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday informed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would be visiting Mauritius from November 1st to 3rd. He added that India and Mauritius have truly exceptional relations of friendship and share historical and cultural heritage. Swaraj would be meeting the top leadership including her counterpart, President and the Prime Minister of Mauritius. Akbaruddin also informed that Swaraj would play host to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitryi Olegovich Rogozin later in the month. Oct 31, 2014
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EAM Sushma Swaraj to visit Mauritius on 1st November- Part - 1

New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday informed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would be visiting Mauritius from November 1st to 3rd. He added that India and Mauritius have truly exceptional relations of friendship and share historical and cultural heritage. Swaraj would be meeting the top leadership including her counterpart, President and the Prime Minister of Mauritius. Akbaruddin also informed that Swaraj would play host to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitryi Olegovich Rogozin later in the month. Oct 31, 2014
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Cyclone Nilofar has weakened, says MeT department

New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): India's Meteorological Department, on Friday said that cyclone Nilofar, has weakened and has turned into a depression and its impact will only be moderate rainfall. Nilofar is expected to make a landfall on Gujarat coast on Saturday. Head of cyclone warning division, India's meteorological department Mrityunjay Mahapatra, said the strong winds along the coast were blowing and the impact of the weakened Nilofar will only be rainfall for next 24 hours. As a precautionary measure, people from around 40 villages have already been evacuated and nine teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed to tackle any untoward incident. Oct 31, 2014