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Villagers in Tripura celebrate Kali Puja with security personnel

Agartala/New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Villages along India-Bangladesh border in Tripura joined personnel of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday (October 23) to offer special prayers and perform Kali Puja. Goddess Kali is the chief deity worshipped with grandeur by the people of Tripura and in West Bengal on the occasion of Diwali (festival of lights). Residents of bordering villages thronged the temple in Agartala and worshipped Goddess Kali according to the rituals and made assortment of religious offerings to the Hindu goddess. They were delighted to spend the festival along with BSF troops. BSF troops and villagers burnt fire crackers and danced to celebrate the festival that coincides with Diwali. Oct 24, 2014
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7-year-old Dalit boy allegedly assaulted for entering temple, Politicos React

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): A seven-year-old dalit boy on Monday was allegedly brutally thrashed by a priest after he entered the sanctum sanctorum of a temple on Bangalore's outskirts. Meanwhile, politicos reacting over the incident on Friday condemned the act of priest and said that stern action should be against him. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that stern action should be taken against the accused and said that the act can never be a part of civilized society. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also expressed same sentiments. Oct 24, 2014
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Venkaiah Naidu wields broom to clean cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Oct 24 (ANI): Urban Development Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, on Friday picked up the broom to clean cyclone-hit port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness campaign. Andhra Pradesh and Odisha were recently hit by cyclone Hudhud that left a trail of destruction and killed around 41 people. It ripped apart tens of thousands of mud-and-thatch homes, flattened rice, banana and sugarcane plantations and snapped electricity lines. Prime Minister Modi launched the nationwide cleanliness mission on October 02 to raise awareness of cleanliness and better sanitation among its citizens under the banner of 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan' or Clean India Mission. On Friday, Naidu said Mahatma Gandhi had made inspiring statement that "cleanliness is next to godliness." To drive home his point, Modi had ordered government workers including his ministers to participate in the drive. However, Naidu added India can only be cleaned with the efforts put in by all citizens, who should volunteer with the aim to improve health problems. Oct 24, 2014
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Russian Women faces molestation during medical examination

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): The 32-year-old Russian tourist who was allegedly molested on the Goa beach by some unidentified person submitted a complaint to the Russian consular officials stating that she was molested again by a senior medical officer at the Goa Medical College (GMC) hospital after the police referred her there for a "medical examination". Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Shukla said that the incident is very shameful and the tourists should be treated well when they visit our country. Oct 24, 2014
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Politicos react on Modi's Kashmir visit

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Politicos on Friday gave mixed reactions on PM Narendra Modi's Kashmir visit. Modi on Thursday visited Siachen, the world's highest battlefield in the Himalayan region, on the day of Diwali, and interacted with soldiers. Asserting that the BJP government stands with flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir in rehabilitation work, Prime Minister Modi also announced 570 crore rupees package for rebuilding homes in the devastated Kashmir Valley. Modi, who met Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar, also announced 175 crore rupees for reconstruction of six major hospitals. Oct 24, 2014
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PM Modi extends Gujarat New Year greetings

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished the people of Gujarat on the occasion of the state's New Year. "Today, people in some parts of the country celebrate start of the new year. I wish them a Happy New Year and pray for a wonderful year ahead. Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel also extended her greetings to the people of the state on the occasion. People of the state are exchanging New Year wishes on the first day of Vikrama Samvant 2071. The event is also referred to as Salmubarak and Nutan-Varshabhinandan. Special prayers are offered on the occasion.. The people also prepare colourful 'rangolis' outside their homes to welcome guests on this auspicious day. Oct 24, 2014
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Minor rape case: Karnataka CM orders action against school management

Bangalore, Oct 23 (ANI): Taking serious note of the recent incident of sexual abuse of a three-year-old student in Bangalore, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has instructed police officials to initiate prompt action against the school management. The girl was subjected to medical tests on Tuesday before being admitted to a private hospital. Bangalore Police had earlier on Thursday detained a suspect and filed a criminal complaint against the school. This incident of sexual abuse, which saw protests by angry parents, occurred barely three months after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two gym instructors inside the premises of another private school in Bangalore on July 3. Oct 24, 2014
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Fire breaks out in Delhi's Shastri Park

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in the Shastri Park slum area of Delhi on Friday morning. At least 13 fire tenders have been deployed to douse out the blaze. No casualties have been reported so far. Further details are awaited. Oct 24, 2014
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Kochi Airport on high alert after bomb threat

Kochi, Oct 24 (ANI): Kerala's Kochi Airport has been put on high alert on the orders of the Airports Authority of India following receipt of a bomb threat. Earlier Friday morning, the police received a call stating that a bomb is being carried by a passenger in an Air India flight arriving from Ahmedabad. A ten-member team with dog squad has been deployed to check all vehicles at the airport. Oct 24, 2014