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PMO asks all govt departments to allow self attestation of documents

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, through a statement issued from his office, reportedly asked all government departments to allow self-certification/ attestation of documents and to reduce the use of affidavits in a bid to ease the hassles faced by the common man. All ministries and departments at the Centre and in States have reportedly been asked to make a provision for the self-certification of documents in place of affidavits. Aug 2, 2014
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Jagmeet Brar says he was misquoted and had never advised anyone to go on break

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Clarifying his earlier statement on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi taking a 2 year break, Congress leader, Jagmeet Singh Brar on Saturday cleared the air and said that he never said any such thing. Earlier he had created a flutter with his remarks on Sonia and Rahul by saying that there is "no harm" if Sonia and Rahul took a two-year break in the wake of the Lok Sabha poll debacle. Aug 2, 2014
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Maneka Gandhi's special provisions in Juvenile Justice Act get welcome gesture

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi gets a welcome step by the leaders as well as social activists equally on Saturday. Gandhi informed the parliament that the government is planning special provisions in the current Juvenile Justice Act to address heinous offences committed by children above the age of 16 years. The move was aimed to act as a deterrent for child offenders committing such crimes and will also protect the rights of the victim, she said in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, a day before. Aug 2, 2014
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Sanjay Raut on Saamna article

Mumbai, Aug 02 (ANI): Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday gave clarifications over the "Saamna" article which it supported rape accused DIG Sunil Paraskar. Shiv Sena mouthpiece "Saamna" known for blunt comments came out in support Paraskar saying that the allegations against him are motivated. It also said that accusing men of rape is a trend. Speaking to mediapersons in Mumbai, Raut said that Shiv Sena never supports people who don't respect women. He said the article says that the case should be investigated properly before coming to any conclusion. Aug 2, 2014
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Scores killed in China factory explosion

An explosion kills scores as it rips through a factory in eastern China, according to state media, injuring 150 in what appears to be an industrial accident. Duration: 00:41 Aug 2, 2014
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Politicos react as Jagmeet Brar says Sonia and Rahul should take 2 years break

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted after Congress party leader Jagmeet Brar said that the central leadership including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi should take 2-years break. Manish Tewari said that Congress sure had a defeat in the LS polls but this is the time to remain unified and against the communal forces. NCP leader Majid Memon said that the party should speculate on reasons of its defeat. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh also said that everyone now wants “Gandhi free Congress”. CPI leader Atul Anjan also slammed the Congress leadership. Aug 2, 2014
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Politicos slam Shiv Sena for supporting rape accused DIG Sunil Paraskar

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday condemned the Shiv Sena for supporting rape accused DIG Sunil Paraskar. Shiv Sena mouthpiece "Saamana" known for blunt comments came out in support Paraskar saying that the allegations against him are motivated. It also said that accusing men of rape is a trend. Aug 2, 2014
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Politicos react as CJI RM Lodha says special courts cannot be created for leaders

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asked the government to take urgent steps to speed up the criminal justice system as a whole, instead of seeking to hasten cases in just some categories. It was his first reaction to a recent government suggestion that litigation against legislators should be fast-tracked. Aug 2, 2014
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Politicos react as Kanpur policeman kisses Jyoti murder case accused on forehead

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Aug 2 (ANI): A senior police official probing the murder of Jyoti, daughter-in-law of a leading businessman of Uttar Pradesh, was taken off the investigation on Friday after he kissed the main accused, the woman's husband, on the forehead. In the presence of media in Swaroop Nagar police station, Circle Officer (CO) R K Naik asked Piyush Shyam Dasani whether he would mend his ways. To this, Dasani replied in the affirmative. Following this, Naik hugged and kissed him on his forehead while calling him a "good boy". Politicos slammed this by saying that law and order have gone for a toss in UP. Aug 2, 2014
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Kashmir observes shutdown against Kausar Naag pilgrimage

Srinagar, Aug 02 (ANI): Shops remained closed and vehicles were off the road in Srinagar city on Saturday, as separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani gave a call for complete shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir to protest declaration of Hindu pilgrimage to a revered temple. Security personnel were patrolling the streets to prevent any untoward incident. Geelani, chairman of the Hurriyat Conference (G), claimed that the state government’s move to declare the ecologically-fragile Kausar Naag lake for annual pilgrimage would have disastrous consequences on the environment and water resources. He said the area was a very important source of drinking water for millions of people and also irrigates millions of acres of agricultural land. Kashmir is considered as one of the best tourism destinations in the country with the hospitality of the valley well-known that adds to the popularity of the tourism sector. Aug 2, 2014
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Kerala Tourism, UNESCO sign MoU for promoting Spice Route heritage

Kochi, Aug 02 (ANI): The tourism industry of Kerala signed an agreement with UNESCO to begin a historic cooperation between the two bodies to promote and protect the Spice Route Heritage. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Secretary of Kerala Tourism, Suman Billa, and Director and UNESCO representative to India, Shigeru Aoyagi, in the presence of the state tourism minister, AP Anil Kumar and Deputy Chairman of Kerala State Planning Board, KM Chandrasekhar. The MoU seeks to formalize a framework of cooperation in the areas of cultural heritage protection and promotion of spice tourism in the state. Aug 2, 2014
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Army launches clean up operation at Tosa Maidan to clear littered shells

Budgam, Aug 02 (ANI): The Indian Army addressed a news conference to shed light over a number of issues faced by them in Tosa Maidan, a picturesque place used by the army for artillery exercise in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Tosa Maidan, famous for its meadows, was leased to Indian Army for 50 years for setting up an artillery firing range in 1964. With the lease about to be over, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Army's Strategic Chinar Corps, Subrata Saha, said the plans to extend it are doing rounds and they have also launched a clean-up operation at the firing range. The operation is expected to take at least three months. Aug 2, 2014
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Natwar Singh hits back at Congress, says party also mentioned in Volcker report

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): Hitting back at Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s allegation on K Natwar Singh of accepting "kickbacks" on the United Nation's oil-for-food programme, Singh said that the party too was involved. He said that the Congress was itself mentioned in the Volcker report as a non-contractual beneficiary. He also said that Singhvi might have forgotten about the video wherein he was found in a compromised position. Singh further attacked at the Congress party and its central leadership. Aug 2, 2014
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Nagpur students send Rakhis to soldiers ahead of Raksha Bandhan

Nagpur, Aug 02 (ANI): School children from Maharashtra made attractive designer Rakhis for soldiers deployed on the nation's borders ahead of Raksha Bandhan. A Rakhi is the symbolic holy thread which a sister ties ceremoniously on the wrist of her brother as a mark of the revered bondage between them. To express the same, the students of Prahar Military School in Nagpur sent packages of handmade Rakhis to the various soldiers guarding the border. The Chief Guest at the event was Deputy Commandant Army Postal Services Kamptee, Lt. Col. SB Singh. Students tied Rakhis on Singh’s hand to show their respect and gratitude towards the Army. Singh expressed his joy and gratitude at this gesture. The Rakhis were handmade by the students of the school. The Prahar Institution and Prahar Military school have sent around 20,000 Rakhis to the Army this year. Aug 2, 2014