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Russia commits anti-Putin activist to psychiatric hospital

A Russian court Tuesday ordered that an activist be committed to a mental hospital after convicting him for his role in a protest against President Vladimir Putin, a move that raised charges of reviving Soviet-era punishments. Duration: 00:49 Oct 8, 2013
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Belgrade, Pristina overcome dispute ahead of polls

Serbia and Kosovo late Monday overcame a dispute over Belgrade's request to visit the breakaway territory ahead of next month's local polls, which had threatened to torpedo a process to normalise ties between the two sides. Duration: 00:35 Oct 8, 2013
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Football must lead fight against racism: UEFA

Football must lead the fight against racism inside and outside the game, Michel Platini, head of the sport's European governing body UEFA told a United Nations meeting on Monday. Duration: 00:36 Oct 8, 2013
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Work inspectors in Qatar ahead of 2022 World Cup

A delegation from an international labour federation arrived Monday in Qatar to inspect the situation of migrant workers in the 2022 football World Cup host, amid claims of severe exploitation.Duration: 00:58 Oct 8, 2013
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Maoists slain yet another innocent villager in Jharkhand

Palamu, Oct 7 (ANI): Acting with brazen impunity, Maoists have killed a villager in Jharkhand, triggering fear among the locals, Police have informed. The villager, Kameshwar Bhuiya, was killed by at least 10 to 15 Maoists. The Assistant Superintendent of Police, P Murugan, said that a case has also been registered but the Maoists had fled from the area. A relative of the deceased villager, Babu Lal, said that he was killed by the Maoists while he tried to save the lives of two villagers from them. Hundreds of people lose their life in the violence, perpetrated by the rebels. Oct 7, 2013
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Anti Telangana Stir: Seemandhra MPs meet PM, ask him to accept resignation

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): As Andhra Pradesh is witnessing continuous violent protests, blackouts and curfew in wake of the proposed bifurcation of the state, Congress leaders and ministers from Seemandhra met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday and asked him to rethink on Telangana issue. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Purandeshwari Devi said that she along with Surya Prakash Reddy, Chiranjeevi and Pallam Raju have requested the PM to accept their resignation tendered in protest of the decision to divide the state. Oct 7, 2013
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Telangana crisis: BJP blames Congress for unrest in Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): The BJP on Monday held the Congress party responsible for unrest in Andhra Pradesh over formation of Telangana - which has resulted in severe protests and strikes in the region. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that the Congress should end the votebank politics, and try to bring peace and order in the state. Meanwhile, Hussain also slammed the Congress over continuing the dialogue with Pakistan. He urged the ruling party to act tough with Pakistan and added that the peace talks and the constant ceasefire violation in Kashmir could not go hand-in-hand. Oct 7, 2013
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Women activists demand speedy action against Narayan Sai

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): After Narayan Sai, the controversial self- styled spiritual guru Asaram's son, was accused of sexual assault, National Commission for Women and other women activists demanded strict and speedy action against him. Sai went missing after fresh sexual assault charges were registered against him and his father on Sunday. Oct 7, 2013
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Hindus and Muslims celebrate the Urs of Sufi saint

Aurangabad, Oct 07 (ANI): The mausoleum of Hazrat Nizammudin Aurangabadi Rehmattulah Alleh, situated in Aurangabad in India's western state of Maharashtra, draws devotees from different faiths. Though the devotees throng the shrine throughout the year, the Urs or the death anniversary of the saint, attracts a large number of people. The three-day-long Urs attracts many devotees. They present a perfect picture of interfaith harmony as they perform rituals and offer prayers to the saint. Qawwalis are sung in the praise of the Almighty and the mausoleum is decorated with lights during the Urs. Oct 7, 2013