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BJP workers in Lucknow launch campaign to clean Gomti River

Lucknow, Aug 3 (ANI): Workers of BJP launched a campaign to clean Gomti River in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. BJP workers, who took up cleaning work of the river in Lucknow, said the campaign was on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean River Ganges' project. Workers, who removed weeds from the riverbank, said river Gomti was a tributary of river Ganges only and it also required a clean up. Hindus bathe in the Ganges in an act of ritual purification, yet the 2,500 km (1,600 mile) river stretching from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal is full of industrial effluent and untreated sewage, its banks strewn with garbage. Aug 3, 2014
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17 die due to Japanese Encephalitis in Guwahati

Guwahati, Aug 3 (ANI): Seventeen people, including two children, died due to Japanese Encephalitis in Assam and 14 patients more were being diagnosed for the brain fever. Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as "brain fever", health authorities said, warning the death toll may rise with more people still at risk. Outbreaks of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis are common every year in India, especially during the monsoon season, and claim hundreds of lives. But this year, major outbreaks - usually most prevalent in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar - have spread to regions such as West Bengal and Assam. Doctors at Guwahati Medical College Hospital said 107 patients have been admitted so far. Aug 3, 2014
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Indian sports officials arrested in Glasgow

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Indian wrestler Rajiv Tomar on Sunday said that the arrest of Indian sports officials in Glasgow will bring disgrace to the country and spoil the winner image. Rajeev Mehta, secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association and a senior member of the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games, and wrestling referee Virender Singh Malik, were arrested in Glasgow on Saturday evening, evoking shock and shame among athletes and sports lovers. The two were in custody over the weekend and will be produced in a Glasgow court on Monday. While Mehta was arrested for allegedly driving above the legal alcohol limit, Malik was held for allegedly being involved in sexual assault in a hotel. Aug 3, 2014
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Central Govt promises help to deal with Bihar flood threat

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): BJP Leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that government has put all possible measures to help people in Bihar where flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned for the people and assured to give all possible help to the state government. Aug 3, 2014
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Narendra Modi speaks at Nepal Parliament, talks about cultural ties between two nations Part - 1

Kathmandu, Aug 03 (ANI): Speaking at the Nepal Parliament, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the cultural ties between the two nations. He applauded Nepal for prospering peace over violence. He also said that the land has given birth to spiritual leaders like 'Gautam Budhha' and has inspired rulers like Ashoka to leave violent ways and take up peaceful ways. Modi also said that the people and youth of Nepal will make the new Constitution and will give way to the other nations. Aug 3, 2014
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Narendra Modi speaks at Nepal Parliament, talks about cultural ties between two nations Part - 2

Kathmandu, Aug 03 (ANI): Speaking at the Nepal Parliament, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the cultural ties between the two nations. He applauded Nepal for prospering peace over violence. He also said that the land has given birth to spiritual leaders like ‘Gautam Budhha’ and has inspired rulers like Ashoka to leave violent ways and take up peaceful ways. Modi also said that the people and youth of Nepal will make the new Constitution and will give way to the other nations. Aug 3, 2014
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Govt has taken serious note of UPSC row, working to find solution: JP Nadda

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing row over the UPSC CSAT exam, BJP General Secretary JP Nadda said that government has taken note of the issue and is working to find solution to the same. He also said that the authorities will talk to the prime minister too about the same and look into the matter. Aug 3, 2014
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Bihar Flood Threat: Jitan Ram Manjhi appeals people to take shelter in relief camps

Patna, Aug 3 (ANI): With the danger of flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border, Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday appealed to the people living in the space between the river and its embankments to leave the area and go to relief camps. While elaborating the situation in detail, Manjhi said that the state has been assured of adequate aid from the central government in case of flood. Aug 3, 2014
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BJP Congress refraining from holding elections in Delhi in fear of losing: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): While addressing the AAP rally in the national capital, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal said that the BJP and Congress are refraining from holding elections in Delhi because they fear losing in the same. Kejriwal also said that if the BJP doesn't hold the polls by February, the party will, like Congress, run for the LoP post later. Aug 3, 2014
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BJP blames Congress for civil services issue

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): BJP spokesperson, Nalin Kohli, on Sunday blamed former Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the ongoing civil services row. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants have been protesting vociferously against the CSAT examination introduced in 2011 and demanded that it should be made easy for rural students. Meanwhile, Congress leader, Rashid Alvi, said the central government is unnecessarily delaying a situation that can be easily prevented. The UPSC has reportedly communicated to the government that scrapping or postponing the 2014 CSAT examination could invite litigation. Aug 3, 2014
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Uttarakhand employs more women in tea garden

Nainital, Aug 03 (ANI): In a bid to empower women and make them independent, a state-run tea garden of Uttarakhand decided to raise women workforce in its tea gardens. The tea garden of Uttarakhand government in Ghorakhal region of Nainital district, employes mostly women, who do most of the work in the gardens, from plucking tea leaves, cutting branches to processing them in factory. A female worker, Jeewanti Devi, said salaries are given on time and they do not face any problems. There are 180 women employed in the government run plantations in the district. Manager of Organic Ghorakhal Tea Factory, NC Pandey, said the effort was to make women self reliant. Aug 3, 2014
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Congress protests in Bangalore against Natwar Singh's book

Bangalore, Aug 03 (ANI): Congress party workers in Karnataka took to streets in Bangalore on Sunday to protest against the revelations of the book by Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi's confidant, Natwar Singh. In the autobiography "One Life is Not Enough", Singh paints an unflattering picture of the 67-year old Congress party head, labelling her as at-times "Machiavellian" leader who has been "coarsened" by politics. On Sunday, workers of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) shouted slogans against Singh and rubbished claims made in the book. Aug 3, 2014