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Maldives Defence Minister arrives in India to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Minister of Defence and National Security of the Republic of Maldives, Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim, arrived in India on Tuesday to meet his Indian counterpart, Arun Jaitley, to discuss the strengthening of bilateral defence cooperation between the two nations. On Tuesday, Nazim who is on a three-day visit, was accorded the Guard of Honour and he offered homage to India's bravehearts at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi. Post the defence-level talks, the Indian side is expected to push for closer military ties with Maldives and the host country's assistance will focus primarily on capacity building of the Armed Forces while New Delhi will also supply equipment and assist in training. The decision to ramp up defense ties with Maldives was likely in wake of China's interest in the country. Oct 21, 2014
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Police will ensure peaceful atmosphere, assures Akhilesh Yadav

Maharashtra/ Uttar Pradesh, Oct 21 (ANI): Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, expressed confidence that police personnel would ensure peaceful atmosphere in the state during significant events as they have been doing and will upkeep their performance. Yadav, who was attending the National Police Commemoration Day on Tuesday (October 21) in Lucknow, said the state government has also been working round the clock to fully equip the personnel to enable them check crimes across the state. Meanwhile, after the ceremony, Director General of Police (DGP), AL Banerjee, expressed pride for the fallen personnel who laid down their lives while being on duty. Oct 21, 2014
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India must not isolate itself from China: National Security Advisor

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): India's National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval, has said that India must not follow a path of exclusive isolation from China which is going to be an important player in global affairs. Doval was speaking at Munich Security Conference (MSC) in the national capital New Delhi on Tuesday. Answering to a query whether China or the Muslim extremist groups are the major threat to India, he said there is no big or small threat, militancy is militancy. Oct 21, 2014
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Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for murdering Steenkamp

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead. Pistorius had shot Steenkamp dead on Valentines Day last year and had maintained that he mistook her for an intruder in his Pretoria home. The double amputee athlete had been earlier cleared of premeditated murder with the judge charging Pistorius of culpable homicide. The defence had demanded that Pistorius be subjected to house arrest on account of his disability but prosecutor Gerrie Nel had argued for a minimum ten years imprisonment, saying that it would be 'shockingly disproportionate' if anything less was given. Oct 21, 2014
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Total employees pay tribute to CEO after plane crash

Members of staff at French oil giant Total pay tribute to their CEO, Christophe de Margerie, after he died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport late Monday when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoff. Duration: 01:05 Oct 21, 2014
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Exercising three times a week cuts Depression Risk

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that people who are physically active three times a week are less likely to go under depression. People who increased their weekly activity tend to have fewer depressive symptoms than those who are less active, particularly at younger ages. Leisure time or any kind of physical activity has a protective effect against depression. People were already aware of the benefits of physical activity on their general health, but they now they can also see positive effect on their mental well-being. Oct 21, 2014
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Will work for the development of Haryana and run transparent govt: ML Khattar

Chandigarh, Oct 21 (ANI): BJP leader ML Khattar who has been newly elected as the Chief Minister of Haryana assured the people of the state that he will towards the development of Haryana. He also said that he will follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies and run a transparent and corruption free government. He also thanked the people of Haryana for electing BJP as the majority party. Khattar will be taking oath as the Chief Minister on October 26. Oct 21, 2014
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Indian passengers complain of delay in visa by Pak for cross border travel

Poonch, Oct 21 (ANI): Indian passengers who intend to go to Pakistan are compelled to prolong their wait of meeting their beloved ones as the process of granting visit permit clearance from Chakan-da-Bagh border post in Kashmir continues to be delayed. A fresh batch of 32 Indians had crossed over LoC (line of control) towards PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) to see their blood relations. This batch has been allowed to enter PoK after a gap of four months as Pakistan authorities cleared the list of 32 Indians to cross over the disputed border via Poonch Rawalakot bus service. While Poonch is in Kashmir, Rawalkot is in PoK. Several families have been divided and forced to live on either side of the border. Custodian of cross-LoC travel and trade, Mohammad Bashir Lone, said people coming from PoK was 50 percent more than the Indian side. Oct 21, 2014
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PM Modi extends 'Dhanteras' greetings

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the nation on the occasion of Dhanteras, first of the five-day Diwali festival. "Greetings on Dhanteras. May Lord Dhanvantari bless us with prosperity, joy and good health," said Prime Minister Modi. On Dhanteras, also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantari Triodasi, the Goddess of wealth - is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. It is also regarded as an auspicious occasion to buy gold and silver in order to herald prosperity. Oct 21, 2014