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delhi Updated: Aug 11, 2013 16:51 IST

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Situation continued to be grim in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday after communal violence first reported in Kishtwar spilled over to other areas, leading to imposition of curfew in districts of Jammu region and Gujarat Parivartan Party called chief minister Narendra Modi’s pre-poll promise a sham, claiming that RTI documents have nailed his lies regarding financial packages to each district. These were some of the most read stories on the website. Read more.

Kishtwar fallout: curfew in Rajouri, parts of Jammu
Situation continued to be grim in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday after communal violence first reported in Kishtwar spilled over to other areas, leading to imposition of curfew in Udhampur, Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu region. The government also refused to allow politicians from visiting Kishtwar where two died and at least 30 were injured in communal clashes on Friday.

RTI 'nails' Narendra Modi on pre-poll promises
The Opposition Gujarat Parivartan Party on Saturday called chief minister Narendra Modi’s pre-poll promise a sham, claiming that RTI documents have nailed his lies regarding financial packages to each district. “We had sought details from each district collector regarding the special financial package the chief minister had announced for their respective districts as part of his Sadbhavna Mission. But it turned out that the announcements were only on paper,” said Gordhan Zadaphia, a leader of Gujarat Parivartan Party founded by the former chief minister Keshubhai Patel.

An inspiring story of achievement: Jharkhand 18, India’s pride
Eighteen tribal girls started practicing in the farms of Ormanjhi near Ranchi and because an American dared they ended up playing football in Spain. Franz Gastler, a US national founded Yuwa, an NGO, in 2009 to use football to promote health, education and a shot at a better life, but his unending efforts got India talking about the U-14 team. They finished two international tournaments — Donostic Cup in Basque and Gasteiz Cup in Vitoria Gasteiz — in Spain last month. Among 10 teams, 200 girls, Yuwa won third prize at Gasteiz Cup.

Mumbai: Man-made diamonds being sold as natural
You stare into the brilliance of your just-purchased diamond and quietly laud nature's handiwork. Little knowing that scientists in a Chinese or Swedish lab deserve your pat, or that you deserve a refund from the guy who sold it as a natural diamond. Man-made diamonds, just as sparkling but half as pricey, are being passed off as natural ones at outlets across India. Mumbai traders have found out that some in the fraternity are importing synthetic diamonds at a low price and selling them as expensive natural ones. The extent of the racket is not known.