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Electric rickshaw owners to get clearances soon, says Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): India's Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday assured that electric rickshaw owners would be able to get clearances soon for their vehicles. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways brought out the much awaited notification on electric rickshaws, also known as e-rickshaws. According to the notification, the conditions which are necessary for e-rickshaws to be able to ply on Delhi roads include a driving licence, a registration number like that of any other vehicle, vehicle insurance and the approval of the concerned e-rickshaw model by the government. The notification came as a reversal of a ban on e-rickshaws by the Delhi High Court on July 31, citing them as a hazard. It had also stated the ban would continue till the rules and regulations for them are outlined by the India's Road Transport Ministry. Gadkari, who met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday and other authorities to fine tune the process, said minor technicalities have been smoothened out. Oct 20, 2014
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Congress draws road map for 2015 party elections

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): The Congress party on Monday held an organizational level meeting to draw the road map for 2015 party elections slated to take place in May. The meeting was called a day after the party witnessed major defeat in assembly polls of Maharashtra and Haryana, where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made big gains. General Secretary of Congress party, Janardan Dwivedi told mediapersons that the party is to hold elections at all levels, right from primary unit block committees for the process of electing the party president next year. Meanwhile, another leader of Congress, M. Ramachandran, said all general secretaries would be visiting their respective states to further analyze the ground situation so as to come up with better suggestions. Oct 20, 2014
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BJP would soon form govt in Haryana, welcome to investigate against Robert Vadra: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): A day after the Congress faced a humiliating defeat in both Haryana and Maharashtra, the Congress on Monday said that it has full faith in the leadership of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Further talking about Robert Vadra, Surjewala said that the BJP, which is in power at the centre and would soon form a government in Haryana is welcome to investigate the matter. Oct 20, 2014
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Kurds watch Kobane battle on Turkish hilltop

Everyday dozens of peope gather on a hilltop along the Turkish border with Syria to watch fighting 100 meters across the border between IS group fighters and Kurds in the beseigned town of Kobane. Duration: 00:41 Oct 20, 2014
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EU tackles Ebola response

European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt Ebola's deadly spread on Monday, as Nigeria -- Africa's most populous country -- was expected to be declared free of the disease. Duration: 01:04 Oct 20, 2014
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BJP to focus in southern India following positive poll results

Chennai, Oct 20 (ANI): BJP leader Muralidhar Rao informed that the party is going to put effort in the southern zone of the country, following the positive poll results in Haryana and Maharashtra. Rao said on Monday (October 20) that the results of Maharashtra and Haryana have shown that people has faith in the party. Rao further said people are taking reasonable decisions and the results have shown that they are for development and good governance. The mandate shows a complete rejection of the Congress party and its rule and its policies are no more acceptable to the people. He said that the people have rejected the Congress party for its anti-people policies and misrule. Oct 20, 2014
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Matchmaking event organised for differently abled in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Oct 20 (ANI): A 60-year-old man in Gujarat has taken the initiative to help disabled people find love and choose their life partners to embark on a new journey. Natubhai Patel is playing matchmaker to the differently abled people as they are alienated from the society and a lot of times are not able to voice their opinion. Disabled people from across India came to the event organised for them to find a match for life in Ahmedabad. The participants were required to fill registration forms at the beginning of the event and were later called on stage one by one for introduction. Around 200 male candidates and 50 female candidates participated in the matchmaking event. Oct 20, 2014
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Colourful earthen lamps for Diwali attract people in MP

Bhopal, Oct 20 (ANI): More than five thousand kinds of earthen lamps at display at a grand fair in Madhya Pradesh attracted many visitors ahead of Hindu festival of lights, Diwali. Earthen lamps are synonymous to Diwali as they adorn every corner of the home or even streets during the festival and add fervour to the festive spirit. The hand-made colourful lamps in various shapes and sizes were available at the fair that has been organised by state government’s handloom and handicrafts department. Artisans from 24 districts of the country are displaying their work at the fair in Bhopal city. The traditional lamps - made of clay and terracotta - are much in demand despite the availability of modern designer lamps and candles in the markets. Oct 20, 2014