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BSF organizes Diwali fair

Siliguri/Coimbatore, Nov 02 (ANI): A Diwali fair was organised by the Border Security Force (BSF) 66 Battalion North Bengal Frontier at its headquarter Kadamtala in West Bengal to mark the beginning of festivities of the Hindu festival of lights. The fair was being o rganised with an aim of providing mental relaxation and entertainment to the troops and their families. Apart from different types of food stalls, the fair also had various games, cultural dance performances and a fashion show to attract and entertain a huge number of crowd. Meanwhile, in an effort to create communal harmony, people in Coimbatore also gathered to celebrate Diwali as they lit lamps at a temple and shared sweets with each other. Nov 2, 2013
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BJP on Narendra Modis Patna visit to meet kin of Patna blast victims

Patna, Nov 02 (ANI): As BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will visit Bihar during which he will meet the families of the six people killed in serial blasts ahead of his 'Hunkar' rally in Patna on October 27, BJP leader Giriraj Singh said that there was insufficient security provided for Narendra Modi yesterday and security protocols were not followed today. Nov 2, 2013
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Police probe motive after deadly LA airport shooting

Police are looking for a motive after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at Los Angeles International Airport, killing a security agent, creating scenes of chaos and causing widespread flight disruptions. Duration: 01:51 Nov 2, 2013
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Greeks react to Golden Dawn killings

Greeks react on Saturday morning after gunmen opened fire outside the offices of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Athens late Friday, killing two men and injuring a third. Duration: 00:41 Nov 2, 2013
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Japan, Russia hold first diplomatic-defence talks

The foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Russia agree to cooperate in fighting terrorism and piracy as the neighbours, still at odds over territorial woes, hold an unprecedented security dialogue. Duration: 00:54 Nov 2, 2013
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Pro-Thaksin Thai MPs pass amnesty bill

Political tensions flare in Thailand after lawmakers approved a controversial amnesty that critics fear would allow fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return, triggering fresh street protests in the capital. Duration: 02:40 Nov 2, 2013
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Mandela's daughter says biopic stirs emotions

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi says it was "therapeutic" to watch the biopic of her father's life, 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', which premieres in South Africa on Sunday. Duration: 01:38 Nov 2, 2013
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Raman Singh assures safety against Maoist threats during upcoming state polls

Chhattisgarh, Nov 1 (ANI): Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday assured of safety and strict policing against Maoist threats during upcoming polls in the province. Voting in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases on November 11 and November 19. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has reportedly issued warnings for Bastar region, which is a Maoists stronghold. Earlier on October 19, Maoists had passed on threats to voters by pasting banners in the villages asking them to boycott the upcoming state assembly polls in the region. Reportedly, the Maoists had been going around the villages and distributing pamphlets among the villagers, directing them not to vote. Commenting on the security arrangements Director General of Police (DGP), Ramnivas, said the security agencies will ensure strict policing during polls. Nov 1, 2013
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Tallest Statue

Kevadia,Nov 1 (ANI): Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the world's tallest statue on Thursday at a cost of almost $340 million in honor of one of the country's founding fathers, a project he is using to undermine his chief rivals, the Gandhi-Nehru political dynasty. The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's deputy and his interior minister but often at odds with him, is to be built on a river island in Gujarat, the home state of both Patel and Modi. The statue, twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, is seen as a not-so-subtle bid by Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to appropriate an independence-era hero associated with the ruling Congress party that has largely been run by the Nehru-Gandhi family. However, the Gujarat strongman added that the statue would add to the glory and grandeur of India and connect the country. Nov 1, 2013
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Air Show

Nagpur, Nov 1 (ANI): In a show of strength, the Indian air force (IAF) personnel put up an impressive air show on Thursday by advanced light helicopters in western Nagpur city as part of the 81st anniversary celebration of the IAF. The Indian Air force personnel carried out sequences of maneuvers and different formations with criss-cross flying, sending the crowd cheering. Earlier on Saturday the Indian Air Force's (IAF's) latest strategic transport aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster, undertook its first sortie towards transporting of relief materials, including specialist army vehicles and ambulance from bases in central India to Bhubaneswar, ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Phailin which struck the east coast of the country. Nov 1, 2013
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Saffron Festival

Srinagar, Nov 1 (ANI):A three-day Saffron Festival, celebrating the arrival and harvesting of the crop, commenced in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Tuesday. Organised in Kashmir's Pampore district, the festival aims to highlight the struggling crop, attract more tourists to the state and provide market to the saffron farmers at a global level. With the festival trying to preserve the popularity of the worldwide popular herb, saffron farmers from the Valley are happy with the step taken by the state government. number of cultural programmes are also being organsied to highlight the struggling crop as the production has slowed down in the past few years. Nov 1, 2013