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Congress party protests against Mohan Bhagwat_s _Hindu Nation_ remark

Bangalore, Aug 19 (ANI): Youth wing of Congress party on Tuesday staged a protest in India_s IT hub of Bangalore, condemning controversial remark by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Bhagwat sparked a controversy by stating that India was a Hindu nation and Hindutva was its identity, while addressing an event in Mumbai on Sunday. Members of Youth Congress took to streets and burnt banners bearing Bhagwat_s photograph. They also agitated against BJP President Amit Shah and former chief minister of Karnataka, B.S. Yedyyurappa. Aug 19, 2014
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LA Clippers fans welcome new owner Steve Ballmer

LA Clippers fans welcomed new owner Steve Ballmer. The tech tycoon managed to buy the NBA basketball team after a legal tussle following the league's decision to oust former owner Donald Sterling, accused of making racist remarks. Duration: 01:21 Aug 19, 2014
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Police fire tear gas in US town as Obama calls for calm

Police fire tear gas in another night of unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, just hours after President Barack Obama called for calm. Duration: 00:59 Aug 19, 2014
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Kashmiri separatist leaders to meet Pakistan envoy, Politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday reacted over Kashmiri separatist leaders, who will meet Pakistan envoy even after cancellation of Indo-Pak meet by Indian Government. India on Monday cancelled the talks scheduled to be held in Islamabad on August 25, raising strong objections to consultations held with separatist Hurriyat leaders by Pakistan High Commissioner. Aug 19, 2014
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Mixed reactions flow over cancellation of Indo Pak meet by Govt

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Mixed political reactions flowed on Tuesday after the Government of India cancelled the meeting between Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan which was scheduled for August 25. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the BJP has showed dual face regarding relations with Pakistan and added that the meeting was called off only after the Opposition started creating pressure on the government. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the government should have tried to stop the meeting of Separatist leaders with Pak envoy and should have acted earlier on the issue. NCP leaders Majid Memon and Tariq Anwar welcomed the government’s decision saying that it would send a strong message to Pakistan that talks should be held between governments not leaders. Aug 19, 2014
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Politicos react as Chinese troops enter 25 km deep into Indian territory in Ladakh

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Aug 19 (ANI): Even as India-Pakistan relations hit a new low with the Narendra Modi government calling off secretary-level talks, relations with another neighbor – China - also seemed to plunge with reports emerging of Chinese troops blatantly entering more than 25 kilometers into Indian territory in Ladakh and claiming it as theirs. Reacting over this, politicos demanded a strict action against China. Aug 19, 2014
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SC rejects Asaram bail plea, constitutes medical board to examine health

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Asaram’s interim bail plea which was filed in consideration of his ill health. Lawyer PC Solanki said that the interim bail filed by Asaram was rejected and the Supreme Court has given orders to constitute a medical board in order to examine his health and the report of which should be provided by September 23. He added that the next hearing will take place on 23rd September and would be based on the medical report. Aug 19, 2014
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BCCI sidelines Fletcher, appoints Shastri as Director for England-India ODI series

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Following India's 3-1 Test series loss to England, the BCCI cracked the whip on Tuesday by sidelining team coach Duncan Fletcher and asking the bowling and fielding coaches to go on leave. It asked former Test cricketer and now commentator Ravi Shastri to assume charge of the team as director for the five match ODI series. The five-match ODI series against England will get underway in Bristol from August 25. The BCCI has relieved bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penney off their duties for the one-day series and appointed Sanjay Bangar, former Indian all-rounder, and former India fast bowler Bharat Arun as assistant coaches of the team. R Sridhar will join the support team as the fielding coach of India for the one-day series. Aug 19, 2014
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Decision to scrap foreign secretary level talks childish: Geelani

Srinagar, Aug 19 (ANI): Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday described as "childish and undemocratic" the Indian Government's decision to call off of foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan. Geelani is also scheduled to meet Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in New Delhi today. The Hurriyat leader informed that the separatist leaders will go to Delhi to meet the Pakistan High commissioner. Aug 19, 2014
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Amar Singh meets Mulayam, denies joining SP

Lucknow, Aug 19 (ANI): After holding a meeting with his former mentor and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh today denied reports of him joining the party from which he was expelled in 2010. The former SP leader said that it was an informal, cordial meet and he is not joining the Samajwadi Party. Aug 19, 2014
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Singapore defence minister holds talks with Sushma Swaraj to bolster ties

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Singapore's Defence Minister, Ng Eng Hen, held talks with Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on Tuesday, to enhance bilateral defence ties. The two Southeast Asian countries enjoy strong defence ties, apart from powerful political and trade relations. There are regular military exercises between India and Singapore. Bolstering foreign ties forms an important part of Narendra Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's agenda. Aug 19, 2014
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Shutdown in Telangana to undertake survey for welfare schemes

Hyderabad, Aug 19 (ANI): The state government in Telangana called for a shutdown as it began conducting a survey of households on Tuesday to enlist poor for welfare schemes. The state government, in a day-long survey, would go door-to-door and ask details of around 8.4 million households. Almost two million volunteers would collect information. Meanwhile, streets in capital city of Hyderabad wore a deserted look and schools, shops, banks and petrol pumps also remained closed. According to Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhara Rao, the survey would help the newly formed government understand its social composition, corruption, cut wastage and make better welfare schemes, especially for the poor. Aug 19, 2014
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River flows above danger mark in Moradabad, villages on alert

Moradabad, Aug 19 (ANI): People of Hridyapur village in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh were moved to safer places on Tuesday as river Ramganga flowed above the danger mark. Water in the river went up due to heavy rains in the region. A resident, Shyam Sundar, said they had no alternative as the water had reached the villages. Meanwhile, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Moradabad, Shailendra Kumar, said release of floodwater from Uttarakhand also resulted into overflowing of the river. The administration, however, is making all efforts to stop the water from entering into the nearby villages. According to reports, in 2010 the government had promised to build a dam here, but nothing has been done till now. Aug 19, 2014
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'Tamnchey' team attends Umang College Fest

Mumbai, August 19 (ANI): Lead pair of upcoming film 'Tamnchey', Nikhil Dwivedi and Richa Chadha were spotted attending Umang College Fest in suburban Mumbai to promote their film among youngsters. Both the actors were excited to meet the students. Directed by Navneet Bahl and produced by Suryaveer Singh Bhullar, the film is scheduled to release on September 19th. Aug 19, 2014
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Police baton charge employees protesting against Kashmir government

Srinagar, Aug 19 (ANI): Police baton charged employees of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department on Tuesday (August 19) as they took to streets in Jammu and Kashmir against apathy of the State government towards their long-pending demands. The PHE employees came out in droves in Srinagar city and shouted anti-government slogans. The employees were detained as they marched towards Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's office. President of Public Health Engineering (PHE) Association, Sajjad Ahmad, threatened to intensify their protest if the government failed to pay heed to their demands. Aug 19, 2014