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FDI in railways and defence draws mixed reactions

New Delhi, Aug 07 (ANI): Expert and political leaders on Thursday said that central government's move to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in railways and defence sectors would not give private sector much control, adding it was not fit for citizens of the country. The cabinet approved a plan to raise the amount of FDI allowed in its defence and railways industries, part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to attract more foreign cash and revive the economy. The government is to increase the foreign investment limit in the defence industry to 49 percent from 26 percent. Defence expert, Commodore (retired) Uday Bhaskar, said with 49 percent, bigger companies won't get much control. Meanwhile, BSP chief Mayawati, said the BJP should hold a discussion on the matter. Senior CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury, said the policy would only benefit investors. Aug 7, 2014
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Nirbhaya's parents demand stringent action against Mumbai-based fashion photographer

New Delhi, Aug 07 (ANI): Parents of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim have demanded stringent action against a Mumbai-based photographer for mocking the plight of a rape victim in his photoshoot. The fashion shoot showing a woman being groped on a bus has triggered nationwide outrage as it reignited memories of the gruesome New Delhi gang rape of a physiotherapy student. However, the underfire photographer Raj Shetye has refused to speak on camera about the incident and maintained that the shoot was just a depiction of the situation of women in the country and not based on this specific rape incident. The 2012 incident sparked riots and led to public outrage across India, bringing thousands of people onto the streets in protest against authorities' failure to ensure women safety. Aug 7, 2014
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At least 18 people rescued from truck stuck in Banas River

Tonk, Aug 07 (ANI): At least 18 people were rescued from a truck stuck in the middle of Banas River in Tonk district of Rajasthan on Thursday. A truck carrying twenty people got stuck in the river, when it was transporting sand mined from the river bed, following a sudden rise in the water level in the wake of incessant rain in the last few days. The group has now been moved to a nearby island. Rescue operations are underway. Aug 7, 2014
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Dia Mirza unveils cover page of 'Savvy' magazine

Mumbai, August 7 (ANI): Bollywood beauty Dia Mirza was spotted unveiling the cover page of the latest issue of 'Savvy' magazine in the showbiz capital Mumbai recently. She has featured on the cover of the magazine. Clad in a nude coloured top with blue jeans and wedges, she looked pretty. Great going Dia!!! Aug 7, 2014
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Daily wagers in Kashmir protest to demand regularization of services

Srinagar, Aug 07 (ANI): Daily wagers and casual labourers in Jammu and Kashmir protested against government on Thursday to demand regularisation of their services.A large number of protesters of Kashmir PHE (Public Health Engineering) Joint Employees Association gathered shouting slogans and holding placards to demand that the promise made by the government be fulfilled. Workers have held several protests over the past few months urging the state government to fulfill their long pending demands. Aug 7, 2014
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Shazia Ilmi refutes rumours of her joining Congress

New Delhi, Aug 07 (ANI): Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi on Thursday denied reports of her joining Congress. There were rumours that Ilmi who had quit the AAP due to lack of internal democracy is likely to join the Congress soon. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, she said that when she will join a party, she will tell it publicly. Aug 7, 2014
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Liberians fast and pray against Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called for three days of fasting and prayer to ask for divine intervention against her country's deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak. Duration: 00:38 Aug 7, 2014
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Khmer Rouge leadership duo jailed for life

Two Khmer Rouge leaders are jailed for life after being found guilty of crimes against humanity, in the first sentences against top figures of a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians. Duration: 01:38 Aug 7, 2014
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Third batch of Indians stranded in Libya arrive home

New Delhi, Aug 07 (ANI): Third batch of Indian nurses and workers, who were stranded in Libya following an escalation in violence, arrived home in New Delhi on Thursday. Annie Elizabeth, a nurse who was among those stranded in Libya, said the situation was tense, which forced them to return to their homes. Meanwhile, another nurse Cynthia Varghese said they were driven from their homes by continuous bombing. Aug 7, 2014
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Jailed SP leader Amarmani's son booked for abduction and extorting money

Lucknow/ New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): A case has been registered against Samajwadi Party leader Amarmani Tripathi's son Amanmani for abduction and extorting money from a former aide Rishi Kumar Pandey. Pandey was heading towards AIIMS in his car in Delhi when the incident took place. Amanmani's father Amarmani Tripathi is serving life term in the Madhumita murder case. Aug 7, 2014
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Efforts on to rescue BSF jawan swept away in River Chenab to Pakistan

Firozabad, Aug 7 (ANI): Efforts are on to bring back a BSF jawan who entered Pakistan after being swept away in the Chenab River in Jammu district. Satyasheel Yadav was deployed along the India-Pakistan border as part of a water patrol party in Akhnoor area when he was swept away on Wednesday. The Border Security Force (BSF), immediately after the incident, sought a flag meeting with their counterparts Pakistan Rangers for getting the jawan back. According to the BSF, Pakistan Rangers have confirmed that the trooper is in their custody. Meanwhile, his family grieved on the loss and waited for any development in the case. Aug 7, 2014
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Rani Mukerji promotes 'Mardaani' in a school

Mumbai, August 7 (ANI): Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji visited a school in India's showbiz capital Mumbai to promote her upcoming film 'Mardaani'. 'Mardaani', which means manly, revolves around a senior police inspector, played by Mukerji, who unearths human trafficking racket. Interacting with the audience and the media present at the Priyadarshini Vidya Mandir School, Mukerji stressed upon the need to make women strong not only physically but also mentally and said women should not depend on men for safety and security. Mukerji, who plays the protagonist called Shivani Shivaji Rao, as a police officer takes stringent action against the atrocity of human trafficking happening in the country. Reportedly, some real incidents have been portrayed in this film. She visited the School to lend her support to 'Support My School Campaign' by a beverage brand as a part of the promotion of her movie. Rani also presented Medal of Bravery to five girls of the school who have shown courage and achieved success by overcoming odds. The film has been produced by Aditya Chopra and is slated for release on August 22. Aug 7, 2014