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PM Modi visits JandK to review flood situation, Politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review situation in flood-affected areas. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that situation in JandK has become intense and the Central and State government should make every possible effort to rescue the residents. NCP leader Majid Memon said that it is the responsibility of the Prime Minister and Chief Minister to take note of the situation and reach out to the people as soon as possible. Sep 7, 2014
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Centre asks States to expedite cases against MPs, Politicos React

New Delhi, Sep 06 (ANI): Following the Supreme Court's decision, Central government has appealed the Chief Ministers of the states and the Chief Justices of the High Courts to expedite cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges of serious crimes. NCP leader Majid Memon appreciating SC's decision said that the MPs who are guilty will be removed from their position and MPs with false charges will be free from them. BJP leader Bizay Sonkar Shastri also supported the Court's verdict and said no culprits should exist in politics. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that many MPs with serious charges have their cases pending and it's important that these cases reach to their final verdict. Sep 7, 2014
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Amit Shah says communal tension in UP will help BJP form govt, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Condemnable reactions flowed on Sunday after BJP President Amit Shah said in a speech that if communal tension continues to prevail in Uttar Pradesh, it will become easy for BJP to win elections. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the truth comes out at some time or the other and Amit Shah has spoken out his intentions clearly. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Election Commission should take cognizance of the matter and disqualify BJP from UP elections. NCP leader Majid Memon said that it is an unfortunate statement and a person of a designation as that of Amit Shah should be careful about what words to use. Sep 7, 2014
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Security personnel, civilians rescued in flood-hit Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, Sep 07 (ANI): In a joint operation, staff of Indian Army and Air Force rescued security personnel of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) and civilians from flood-affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Authorities declared a disaster alert after two days of heavy rain hit villages across Kashmir, causing the worst flooding in two decades. Heavy rain is expected and the state's main river, the Jhelum, and its tributaries are flowing several feet above the danger mark. Flash floods triggered by heavy downpours caused destruction as authorities closed four bridges connecting the two parts of Jammu after suffering severe damage. Army personnel Bhim Singh said the rescue operations were on in full swing and the situation was under control. Sep 7, 2014
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Residents leave villages, move to safer places in flood-hit Kashmir

Kathua, Sep 07 (ANI): More than 100 people, including children and women, were evacuated from various villages in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir as floods, triggered by heavy downpours, caused destruction in the region. The Red Cross society along with district administration has provided tents, medical aid and food to affected families. The flood-affected people are shifting their valuables and luggage along with their live stocks to safer places and shelter homes provided by the district administration. Jammu's main river, Tawi, which splits the city in two, is flowing well above the danger mark. Sep 7, 2014
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BJP President Amit Shah visits Dakshineswar Temple in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sep 07 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal visited the Dakshineswar Temple on Sunday to seek the blessings of the presiding deity. Amit Shah is here to attend the two day state committee meeting of the party. He will interact with party workers and boost their morale along with discussing the present situation in the wake of alleged repeated attacks on BJP workers. It is his first visit to Kolkata following his elevation as the party chief. Sep 7, 2014
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PM Modi arrives in JandK, holds review meeting to assess flood situation

Jammu, Sep 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Jammu city of Jammu and Kashmir to review the flood situation in the state which has claimed more than 160 lives. Modi held a review meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, state Governor NN Vohra and other officials. Modi is scheduled to travel to Srinagar later today. Sep 7, 2014
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Tatra bribery case: Delhi HC grants bail to Tejinder Singh

New Delhi, Sept 05 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh who was taken into custody after a court rejected his bail plea over allegations that he offered a bribe to then army chief General VK Singh for clearing "sub-standard" Tatra trucks. The Court asked Singh to furnish a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and two sureties of like amount. Sep 5, 2014
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Students follow teachers as idols, this trend should continue: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed students and teachers on the occasion of Teachers' Day. Modi said that there are some students who follow their teachers as idols and try to copy their hairstyle and dressing sense. He added that this trend should continue as it will help in developing the future generations. He also said that there are many schools where toilet facilities are not proper for girl students and asked for assistance from such schools in maintaining proper sanitation facilities for all students and teachers. Sep 5, 2014
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Lawyers hail SC's order to release undertrials languishing in jail for years

Chennai/New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): Lawyers hailed the apex court orders to release undertrials who have served more than half of the maximum punishment they were charged with in jail. The Supreme Court on Friday ordered to free all such undertrials. The court directed all judicial officers to start visiting prisons from October 01 and file a report, within two months, on prisoners released by them. Meanwhile, former judge of Delhi High Court, Justice RS Sodhi, said the decision came after the intervention of executives in the matter. As per law, prisoners awaiting trial must be released once they have served half the maximum sentence they would receive if found guilty, but that law is rarely implemented. Sep 5, 2014
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CBI Chief files perjury case against CPIL

New Delhi, Sept 05 (ANI): CBI director Ranjit Sinha, on Friday filed a case of perjury against a non-governmental organisation, Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), for making false allegations against him. Petitioner Kamini Jaiswal, appearing for CPIL, filed two affidavits against Sinha over interference in the Aircel-Marxis deal, a branch spurting out of the investigation in the 2G spectrum allocation scam and coal block allocations. The SC will take up the matter on Monday. Sep 5, 2014
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Do not depend on 'Google Guru', it gives information not knowledge: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a gathering of students and teachers in an auditorium in New Delhi. Modi said that it is necessary for all students to be aware of technology but they should not depend on it entirely. He added that google can give information but it cannot give knowledge so we should read biographies to know facts about history and have a practical experience of life. Sep 5, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi irks women in UP for not hearing their water, electricity woes

Munshiganj, Sept 05 (ANI): Women's wing of Bharatiya Kisan Union, a farmer's union, on Friday (September 05) protested in Munshiganj village of Uttar Pradesh, on being denied a meeting with Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi with whom they wanted to share their woes regarding scarcity of electricity and water for their fields. Munshiganj is located in the Raebarelli district of Uttar Pradesh, a constituency under the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi. Women in the area wanted to meet Sonia's son and scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, Rahul Gandhi, to discuss the prevailing problems of water and electricity. Protesters blamed the government for ignoring the needs of the farmers and entering into business with industrialists. They demanded that funds coming into the constituency should first be used for the benefit of the farmers. Sep 5, 2014
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Country needs competent teachers, says Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, Sept 05 (ANI): In a bid to improve the teaching and learning outcomes on schools, India needs competent and willing teachers, said President Pranab Mukherjee while addressing the National Teachers Awards function coinciding with Teacher's Day on Friday (September 05) in New Delhi. He also said teachers should imbibe in students the values of tolerance, secularism and inclusiveness to make the world a safer and better place to live in. The president also awarded some teachers at the function. Sep 5, 2014
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Celebs at Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2014

Mumbai, September 5 (ANI): Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupia were spotted having a gala time at Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2014 in India's showbiz hub Mumbai recently. Arjun and Deepika also did a few steps from the song "Shake your bootiya". At the fashion night out the designer pieces can be availed at throwaway prices at the Vogue Pop Up Store. It had collections from designers like Sabyasachi, Manish Arora and Tarun Tahiliani, at a fraction of the original price. Sep 5, 2014