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Gold excavation work more interesting than Modis rally: SP

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): As Gujarat Chief Minister and the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is set to address a party rally in Kanpur on Saturday, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal stated that the whole nation is more interested to follow the hunt for a 1,000-tonne gold treasure, supposedly buried under the ruins of a fort in Unnao then attending political rallies. Oct 19, 2013
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Lok Sabha Speaker rejects resignation of 13 Andhra MP's

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): The resignation of 13 MP's from Andhra Pradesh has been rejected by the Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar. The Speaker did not find the resignations in the proper format. The Lok Sabha release said that Constitutional provisions and rules of procedure and conduct of business in Lok Sabha stipulate that resignation should be in a proper format and a member doing so shall not give any reason for the resignation. The members who had resigned include Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, M Rajamohan Reddy, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, G V Harsha Kumar, V Aruna Kumar, A Sai Prathap, Sabbam Hari, among others. Oct 19, 2013
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Modi pulls up Chidambaram over weak rupee, asks 'why Tamil people sent him to Delhi'

Chennai, Oct 19 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused the Congress-led UPA Government of failure in boosting the ailing economy. Addressing a function at the auditorium of Madras University in Chennai he posed a question as to why Tamilians had elected and sent Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to Delhi. He also targeted Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid by ridiculing the manner in which the issue of incursions by Chinese troops was handled. He had arrived in the city for a launch of a book, written by economist-turned journalist and former central minister Arun Shourie. Oct 19, 2013
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Moldova fights human trafficking with interactive theatre

A group of young volunteers in Moldova are fighting to prevent human trafficking through "forum theatre". The organisers say they hope it can make a contribution to combating human trafficking in Moldova, which has become a notorious global hub for people-smuggling. Duration: 02:40 Oct 19, 2013
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Police force postponement of Maldives vote

Police in the Maldives force the postponement of presidential polls, declaring the vote illegal and blocking ballot papers from leaving the offices of the independent Elections Commission. Duration: 00:33 Oct 19, 2013
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Families mourn Laos air disaster victims

Rescuers have recovered the bodies of more than half of the victims of Laos's worst known air disaster, officials say, as families begin to hold funerals for the dead. Duration: 01:05 Oct 19, 2013
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Raman Singh hits out at Rahul Gandhi over corruption

Raipur, Oct 18 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Raman Singh on Friday took a jibe at Congress Party's vice-president, Rahul Gandhi and said he should tackle the corruption happening within the Congress-led UPA government rather than pointing loopholes within states. Oct 18, 2013
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Awareness camp to protect Guwahati's famous wetland Deepor Beel

Guwahati, Oct 18 (ANI): Situated in Kamrup District of Assam, the Deepor Beel is one of the famous wetlands of the region, and is home to several species of birds. However, due to continuous human interference and a high level of pollution, the condition of the wetland has deteriorated. To spread awareness about the need to protect the wetland and the harmful impact of using plastic, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently organised a camp in Guwahati. Students from the Sankardev Niketan participated in the camp and raised awareness through songs, folk dances and slogans. The wetland, that has also been declared a bird sanctuary, is a part of the Asian Wetland Directory, and was also declared a Ramsar site in 2002. The site attracts large number of visitors, including research scholars, students and tourists. About 122 species of seasonal, migratory and residential birds visit the beel every year. This large water body also houses a wide variety of amphibians, reptiles, insects and tree species. Owing to frequent killing of birds, unchecked fishing and encroachment, it has become imperative to take necessary steps for its protection. Oct 18, 2013