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Women in Manipur become self-reliant by making use of water reed

Manipur, Oct 26 (ANI): These women folk gather at the residence of Akhom Rasho Singh at Kongha Nangdeibam Leikai in Imphal East to get training in making products out of water reed, locally known as Kouna, an easily available aquatic weed. Rasho set up "Akhom Kouna Crafts" centre in 2003 and conducts training programmes across the state. It helps many unemployed people to become self-reliant. Water Reed products like bags, cushions, mats, boxes, baskets and several other decorative items have become a special attraction in Manipur and rest of the country. "Akhom Kouna Crafts" also export some products to the United States. The women workers are happy to be able to earn a decent living and are keen to impart training to other unemployed youth. Oct 26, 2014
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Tens of thousands march for gay rights in Taiwan

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei on Saturday for Asia's largest gay rights parade, with many urging parliament to push through a controversial bill recognising same-sex marriage. Duration: 00:45 Oct 25, 2014
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Authenticity of ADR report must be verified: Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said that the authenticity of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, according to which the assets of NDA ministers has increased significantly after coming to power, must be verified. An analysis was done by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) by comparing the value assets of Cabinet Minister's filed for the Lok Sabha elections in May with those sent about five months later to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Oct 25, 2014
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Party ready for elections: BJP on JandK polls

New Delhi/ Jammu, Oct 25 (ANI): After the announcement of elections dates by Election Commission BJP said on Saturday that the party is ready for elections. BJP leader Dr Jitendra Singh said that as far as his party is concerned they have always been ready for elections. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson in Jammu and Kashmir Sunil Sethi said that BJP is ready for elections in the state and confident of its win. Oct 25, 2014
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One arrested, classes to resume from Monday: MN Reddi on Bangalore Rape Case

Bangalore, Oct 25 (ANI): Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi on Saturday said that a school attendant has been arrested over the alleged rape of a three-year-old nursery student in Bangalore earlier this week. Reddi added that the case was investigated by a special team and the arrest has been made on the basis of the evidence collected. He further said that the schools from security point of view will re-open from Monday. Oct 25, 2014
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PM Modi inaugurates Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital

Mumbai, Oct 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. The hospital, in its 90th year, has been completely rebuilt by Reliance Foundation, into a modern 19-storey tower with two heritage wings. The foundation is headed by Nita Ambani. For the first time, the hospital has collaboration with America's most renowned institutes like Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Southern California. The hospital will reserve a fifth of its capacity for the underprivileged and provide 10 percent beds for free to the needy and another 10 percent at subsidised rates. Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, ShahRukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Sachin Tendulkar among many others were also present during the inauguration. Oct 25, 2014
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Journalists hail Prime Minister Modi's media friendly interaction

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Journalists on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's media friendly interaction and looked forward to more such sessions with them in future. Expressing her views on the first media interaction, ANI News Editor, Smita Prakash, said this was Prime Minister's baby step towards more friendly meetings in the near future. Senior journalist Jayanta Ghoshal who has been covering Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for 30 years, said that Modi wants to move with the media. Praising Modi's new persona, Journalists said it was an ice-breaking event and hoped for more prolonged sessions in future. Oct 25, 2014
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Politicos react after EC announces dates for JandK polls

New Delhi/ Srinagar, Oct 25 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Saturday after the Election Commission announced the dates for elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Panthers Party Chief Bhim Singh said that as far as democracy is concerned elections should take place. Meanwhile NC leader Junaid Mattu said that National Conference had opposed elections because it felt the people of Jammu and Kashmir are not ready for elections as the state but now that EC has announced dates the party will decide its course of action. Oct 25, 2014
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Youth Congress holds protest over black money

Bangalore, Oct 25 (ANI): Youth Congress workers staged a protest on Saturday against the central government for failing to bring black money back into the country, as promised during the Lok Sabha elections. The protesters also raised slogans like 'Why these double standards? Why make false promises?' The Centre had last week told the Supreme Court that it cannot disclose the names of all those having black money stashed abroad as it violated the double taxation avoidance agreement. Oct 25, 2014