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Flood threat in Bihars Kosi river, People move to safer locations

Bihar, Aug 03 (ANI): A huge evacuation drive has been launched in eight districts of Bihar and the state government has been put on high alert due to the Kosi flood threat. Bihar Government has started taking action for evacuation of people living in villages lying within the embankment area in 22 panchayats of Supaul district and other seven districts of Bihar. Relief camps including cattle relief camps are being organised for the evacuated families. Aug 3, 2014
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Politicos give mixed response to judges remark on introducing Hindu religious books in first grade

Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): A remark by a judge of Supreme Court stating that mythological texts of Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced in the academic curriculum for first standard students instead of in high school drew mixed response. Addressing an international conference, Justice A.R. Dave said that if in a democratic country everybody is good, then they would naturally elect someone who is very good and that person will never think of damaging anyone. He proposed that the Gita and the Mahabharata be introduced to students at a very early stage. Aug 3, 2014
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Activists demand Prime Minister to intervene in Bhopal gas leak case

Bhopal, Aug 3 (ANI): Bhopal Group for Information and Action (BGIA), along with four other organisations, held a news conference in Madhya Pradesh in perspective of the dismissal of lawsuit filed against Union Carbide and its former chairman Warren Anderson by the U.S. District court in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. Founder of BGIA, Satinath Sarangi, who has relentlessly fought for the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy, has now demanded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter. Aug 3, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi leaves for two-day Nepal visit

New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left New Delhi for his two-day visit to Nepal on Sunday to take forward his initiative of economically integrating South Asia. Modi's visit to Nepal will be the first bilateral engagement by an Indian prime minister in 17 years. He will address business leaders and may also announce economic aid for the neighbouring country. India is also set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Aug 3, 2014
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Two suspected Pakistan-based militants sent to police custody in New Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Authorities produced two suspected operatives of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) before the court in New Delhi and were remanded to police custody till August 12. Delhi police had arrested suspected LeT operatives Abdul Subhan and his aide Asahbuddin on July 20 for their alleged role in conspiring terror attacks in Delhi and other areas. They were produced before the court after their remand expired and Delhi police sought the extension of their custody. LeT is a Pakistan-based militant group accused of orchestrating attacks in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. Aug 3, 2014
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Low prices of jute upset farmers in West Bengal

Siliguri, Aug 3 (ANI): The degrading market prices of jute, which is one the prominent cash crops of India, caused distress to farmers in West Bengal. The upset farmers hoped for good prices for their produce. A farmer Binod Roy, from Siliguri expressed disappointment over lowering market prices of jute crops. Aug 3, 2014
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Dilapidated roads add to misery of people in Kashmir

Kathua, Aug 3 (ANI): Heavy rains damaged roads connecting villages in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, causing sufferings to people. People alleged that roads in the district were never in a good state and government's Prime Minister Rural Roads Scheme failed to make much of a difference in these areas. Thirteen-year-old student Pooja Devi said the roads were in dilapidated condition and it had become difficult to commute. Aug 3, 2014
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Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament. Duration: 01:05 Aug 2, 2014
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Libya evacuees arrive in Greece

Libya is descending into a civil war spiral that is "much worse" than the unrest that toppled its dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, residents fleeing the country said Saturday. Duration: 00:54 Aug 2, 2014
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Funeral held for murdered Somali MP

The funeral of Somali MP Sheikh Adan Madeer was held in Mogadishu on Saturday. Madeer, who was shot as he left prayers at a mosque on Friday, was the fifth MP killed this year in a string of attacks by Somalia's Shebab insurgents. Duration: 00:56 Aug 2, 2014