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Nobody can divide Maharashtra: Modi

Jalgaon, Oct 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing an election rally at Jalgaon, in Maharashtra on Tuesday dismissed opposition charges that his aim is to split Maharashtra and separate Mumbai from the state. Oct 7, 2014
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Twelve arrested for attempting suicide in protest of Narmada Dam project in Gujarat

Chhota Udaipur, Oct 07 (ANI): Police arrested twelve villagers as they attempted suicide by drowning in the canal in protest against the Narmada Dam project in Gujarat. The villagers, including a woman, from the Naswadi village in Chhota Udaipur district, jumped into a canal near the dam after their repeated appeals to the government were not met with. Many of these villagers lost their lands and sources of income to the project that took form in 1979, as part of an initiative to produce hydroelectricity and increase irrigation. Police officials said they managed to rescue all twelve villagers after they had jumped in protest. He added that they were given medical aid after they had been rescued. Around 42 families have been affected by this decades-long project which has been regularly dogged by protests. The Narmada dam, also called the Sardar Sarovar dam is one of the country's biggest dams. Oct 7, 2014
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Eating apples helps prevent obesity disorders

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): A new study has examined that nondigestible compounds in apples may help prevent disorders associated with obesity. Apples are good source of these nondigestible compounds but with difference in apple varieties the effect of these nondigestible compounds which aid in the fight against obesity also differs. Well an apple a day not only keeps a doctor away but also gives several other benefits. Oct 7, 2014
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Chennai tense even as Bangalore HC hearing Jayalalithaa s bail petition

Bangalore/ Chennai, Oct 07 (ANI): As Karnataka High Court is all set to give pronouncement in bail plea by Jayalalithaa, the court witnessed high security in order to avoid any untoward incident after the pronouncement. Prohibitory orders under section 144 are also imposed around the court premises in Bangalore. The court is hearing the plea filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her three associates convicted in a disproportionate assets case. Meanwhile, Chennai witnessed protests as well as prayers from AIADMK leaders and Jayalalithaa's supporters. Many were seen taking part in a special prayer 'hawan' for the release of party chief. Streets wore deserted look and markets were shut even as many supporters shaved their heads as a sign of support to 'Amma' Oct 7, 2014
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NCP says EC s notice to Gadkari on right grounds even as BJP terms it as bogus

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Oct 07 (ANI): NCP leader Majid Memon on Tuesday said that Elections Commission's show cause notice to Nitin Gadkari is on right grounds and he should apologise for the same even as BJP terms the case as 'bogus'. BJP leader Subramanium Swamy said that Gadkari talked about bribery in a sarcastic way and that EC should have a sense of humour. Meanwhile, party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party respects and understands EC's norms and model code of conduct and will take further course of action as required. Oct 7, 2014
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Politicos react even as BJP eludes responding on Uddhav's 'Afzal Khan Army' remark

Nagpur/ Mumbai/ New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Tuesday over Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackray's 'Afzal Khan Army' remark. Launching a sharp attack on the BJP, the Shiv Sena chief on Monday equated Narendra Modi and his central ministers with the army of Bijapur general Afzal Khan and asked voters to ensure the defeat of the BJP which, he said, was "conspiring to break the state into pieces." Oct 7, 2014
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PIO cards now valid for lifetime

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Effectively fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's announcement on consular and visa issues during his address at the Madison Square Garden in New York City last month, all Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards are now valid for the lifetime of the cardholder, instead of 15 years, according to a Gazette notification issued on September 30th, 2014. Following Prime Minister Modi's announcement that PIO cardholders would be exempt from police reporting, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued instructions through the same Gazette notification dated September 30th, that PIO cardholders would not be required to report to a police station even if their visit to India exceeds 180 days. Swiftly implementing all the announcements made by Prime Minister Modi, instructions have been issued to Embassies and Consulates that unless there are exceptional circumstances, visas to US nationals should normally be given for 10 years. Oct 7, 2014