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First budget session of NDA govt satisfactory: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu hails the first budget session 2014 of Modi-led NDA government, which concluded on Thursday, as satisfactory. The budget session 2014 ran over the span of 27 days with 167 working hours in lower house and 142 working hours in the upper house of the parliament. Naidu said the session has been satisfactory adding, various national and international issues were discussed.He also said that the prime issues discussed during the session were, price rise, implementation of MNREGA, threat of drought in various parts of the country, problems with UPSC-CSAT examination, reorganization of Andhra Pradesh Polavaram project, atrocities against women, Gaza issue, efforts made by Indian government to safely get back Indian nationals stranded in Iraq, encephalitis, sugarcane farmers issue, and Kashmiri pundits’ issues. Meanwhile, Naidu was quite appreciative of passing of Judges’ appointment bill adding, the entire parliament spoke in a single voice. Aug 15, 2014
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Indian Army launches 'Mission Humsafar' to cleanup unexploded bomb shells in Kashmir

Jammu, Aug 15 (ANI): Indian army launched unexploded bomb shells cleanup drive in Akhnoor area of Jammu and Kashmir. The drive 'Mission Humsafar' commenced on August 05 and will have the unexploded shells removed from the Kalith Field Firing Ranges, a notified range which is being used by the army since 1970. Speaking about the mission, Brigadier RS Baduria said that under the drive the army will expand its search mission. Baduria also thanked people of the state for being supportive and cooperative towards the mission. Aug 15, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi hoists national flag on 68th Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at the historic Red Fort in Delhi on the prestigious occasion of 68th Independence Day. After receiving the guard of honour, PM Modi reached the central court of Red Fort to unfurl the national flag. Modi walked the red carpet to reach central court as thousands of people waited for the sight. Senior leaders and ministers were also present at the auspicious event. The prime minister also paid homage to the martyrs at the Rajghat. Modi will now address the nation from the historic Red Fort as the Prime Minister for the first time. The level of expectation is extremely high owing to Modi’s excellent oratory skills. India got its independence from the British colonial rule in 1947. Aug 15, 2014
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'Prince of Pot' back in Canada from US prison

Canada's self-proclaimed "Prince of Pot" Marc Emery returned home Tuesday, vowing "political revenge" after spending more than four years in a US prison for selling marijuana seeds by mail across the border. Duration: 01:24 Aug 14, 2014
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Gabon: pangolins killed for their bodyparts

The pangolin, a small scaly anteater is one of the biggest victims of poaching in Gabon. The pangolin trade was banned in 2000 by international law, but it remains one of the most sought after species by traffickers. Duration: 00:58 Aug 14, 2014
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Freedom is a celebration, independence is a challenge: President while addressing nation on eve of I

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): While addressing and greeting the nation on the eve of Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that Freedom is a celebration and independence is a challenge. The President said that intolerance and violence is a betrayal of the letter and spirit of democracy and slammed those who believe in the "poison drip of inflammatory provocation". Talking about good governance, he said India needs creative thinking in governance that enables fast track development and ensures social harmony. He also said that the good governance involves participation by people and transparency on the part of the government. He appealed the political parties to keep the nation first and that the people should defend the secular fabric with vigour. Finally said that this is the time to take action and people should not wait any further. Aug 14, 2014
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Freedom is a celebration, independence is a challenge: President while addressing nation on eve of I

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): While addressing and greeting the nation on the eve of Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that Freedom is a celebration and independence is a challenge. The President said that intolerance and violence is a betrayal of the letter and spirit of democracy and slammed those who believe in the "poison drip of inflammatory provocation". Talking about good governance, he said India needs creative thinking in governance that enables fast track development and ensures social harmony. He also said that the good governance involves participation by people and transparency on the part of the government. He appealed the political parties to keep the nation first and that the people should defend the secular fabric with vigour. Finally said that this is the time to take action and people should not wait any further. Aug 14, 2014
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Ghulam Nabi azad credits success of Parliament session to opposition, not NDA govt

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): As the Parliament budget session ended Thursday, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad credited the success of the session to the opposition Congress and not the BJP-led NDA government. Azad said that the government did not do anything from their side and every proceeding and every bills introduced was from the previous UPA government. He said that even the budget presented by the NDA government was similar to the interim budget presented by the UPA government. Azad also alleged that the BJP did not let the Parliament function when they were in opposition and now are passing the same bills when they are in government. Aug 14, 2014
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Amit Shah addresses rally in Haryana, hits at state govt over corruption

Mahendragarh, Aug 14 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday addressed a rally in Mahendragarh district of Haryana as the party started its elections campaign for the state assembly polls. Shah slammed the Congress party and the state government for the law and order situation in Haryana. The new BJP president also said that Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is responsible for the corruption and land scams in the state. He also appealed the people to bring Congress free nation and BJP governed nation for the welfare of the people. Aug 14, 2014
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Jaya Bachchan against dirty jokes on leaders by private FMs

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): Veteran Bollywood Actor and Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan, on Thursday, raised her voice against the disrespectful language used by jockeys of private radio channels on political leaders. Bachchan said that keeping intact their freedom there should be some rules which decide how one should speak about the political leaders who govern the nation. She added that she is not against political satire but against the ‘dirty jokes’. Aug 14, 2014
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Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Budget Session ends

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): The Speakers of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Thursday adjourned the respective houses sine die. The budget session which ran for more than a month was adjourned sine die after the announcement by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari. Earlier in the day, Rajya Sabha passed Constitutional Amendment Bill which went to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. Aug 14, 2014
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Bangladesh academician remembers Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ahead of his death anniversary

Dhaka, Aug 14 (ANI): Bangladesh academician, Syed Anwar Husain remembered founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, for his significant contribution in the country’s fight for an independent state, as the nation mourns his assassination during an army coup in 1975. Mujibur, or Mujib as he was popularly called, was killed along with most of his family members in a 1975 revolt by young army officers. One of his two surviving daughters, Sheikh Hasina, is now the country's prime minister. The city streets are full of posters and banners bearing Rahman’s photographs. On Wednesday, Husain also lauded Rahman for his efforts in the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent nation. Aug 14, 2014
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VHP protest outside Pakistan embassy over hardships faced by Hindus in Pak

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday staged a protest outside Pakistan embassy in New Delhi against the hardships faced by the Hindu community in the neighbouring country. Leaders of VHP claimed that Hindu community living in Pakistan was being treated inhumanly and demanded protection of human rights violations. Protesters shouted anti-Pakistan slogans and demanded justice for the Hindus living there. Protesters were accompanied by the Hindus who have fled from Pakistan after facing the torture from the natives there. VHP Joint General Secretary Swami Vigyanand said August 14 was being marked worldwide as a day to protest against the human rights violations on Pakistani Hindus. Aug 14, 2014