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October 4, 2014

With idol immersion, Durga Puja ends in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) The banks of the Ganga and other water bodies wore a festive look as people from all walks of life joined in colourful processions to immerse idols marking the end of Durga Puja - West Bengal's biggest socio-religious carnival.As per the religious almanac, Vijaya Dashami - the last day of the Puja - fell on Friday merging with Mahanavami, but most of the over 2,700 community puja organisers participated in idol immersion on Saturday only. Married women decked in the ritualistic red-and-white…

Minor raped by neighbour in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was raped by her 55-year-old neighbour in the national capital, police said on Saturday.The incident took place in central Delhi's Anand Parbat area on Thursday. "Motilal, a part-time labour, lured the girl to his house when she was playing outside her home and raped her. The girl came back to her home and informed her parents about the incident," said a police officer. Following a complaint registered by the girl's parents, police arrested Motilal from his home…

Vidya, Amee in Australian Open snooker semis

Sydney, Oct 4 (IANS) India's Vidya Pillai and Amee Kamani advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open women's snooker tournament here Saturday along with two local challengers Jennifer Budd and Jessica Woods.Pillai, the 2010 champion, defeated Kathy Howden 3-0 while Kamani accounted for fellow-Indian Suniti Damani 3-0 in the quarter-finals. Earlier, in the pre-quarter-finals, Kamani defeated Carlie Tait 2-0, Damani overcame Theresa Whitten 2-1 and Pillai, who made the tournament's highest break so…

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to visit India next week

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg will be visiting India next week to attend a summit. Zuckerberg will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to sources. His visit comes three months (July, 2014) after the visit of Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of the social networking giant, to the country, which is the second biggest market for Facebook. During her visit Sandberg met IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and said: "Facebook has a very powerful…

Himachal announces cash awards for kabaddi players

Shimla, Oct 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday announced a cash prize of Rs.20 lakh each for Kavita Thakur, Pooja Thakur and Ajay Thakur, who hail from state, for winning the men's and women's kabaddi golds at the Incheon Asian Games.He also announced a cash prize of Rs.10 lakh to Vijay Kumar, who also belongs to the state and won silver in shooting, an official statement said. The chief minister said the state government was keen to develop sports infrastructure in the state.…
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