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NSUI members protest over CSAT exam outside Rajnath Singhs residence

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): Members of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Saturday staged protest outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital over the Union Public Service Commission CSAT examination row. The protesters shouted slogans against Singh and also demanded his resignation. The agitated protesters were later detained by the police and were ruthlessly taken away in a bus and were also beaten up. Earlier, in a setback to the struggling UPSC aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee report submitted to the government has recommended that no change should be made in the CSAT as it is a scientifically formed exam and shouldn't be tinkered with. Aug 2, 2014
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Separatists hindering Kausar Naag pilgrimage at behest of JandK govt: NPP

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): As Kashmir remained shut against Kausar Naag pilgrimage on the call of Syed Ali Geelani, National Panthers Party Chairman Bhim Singh said that the separatists are hindering the same at the behest of the state government. He said that no Muslim in the valley have ever protested such religious pilgrimage like Kausar Naag yatra or the Amarnath yatra, but the separatists get one or other reason to create problems. Aug 2, 2014
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Boat owners hope for tourism boom as cleaning up of Nagin Lake begins

Srinagar, Aug 02 (ANI): State authorities in Jammu and Kashmir launched a drive to clean the picturesque Nagin Lake in a bid to attract more tourists. Tourists from different parts and ethnicities are seen enjoying Shikara boat rides and staying in house boats in the lake. Labourers were employed to undertake the cleaning drive of the lake, the beauty of which has been marred by the filth floating on the water and moss and weed growing inside it. House boat and Shikara owners hailed the step by the authorities as this would help to boost their tourism-driven businessThe initiative was taken up by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA), which plans to restore the lake through a traditional cleaning process. The drive conducted annually in the lake polluted by increasing encroachments in the valley, will continue till the entire water body is cleaned up. Aug 2, 2014
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The perils of the Mezcal boom

Mezcal, a lesser known Mexican spirit than Tequila, is experiencing an unprecedented rise in popularity both at home and abroad. The boom, however, is only favouring producers big enough to capitalize on the luxury export market. Duration: 02:17 Aug 2, 2014
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Obama: New truce 'very hard' if no confidence in Hamas

US President Barack Obama urged Hamas Friday to show it is serious about wanting a ceasefire and called on Islamic militants to release an Israeli soldier reported captured earlier in the day. Duration: 00:50 Aug 2, 2014
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Dutch police: MH17 probe to take 'several more weeks'

Dutch police heading up the international probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said Friday that work at the crash site was likely to take 'at least several more weeks.' Duration: 00:36 Aug 2, 2014
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Spain PM vows to block Catalonia independence vote

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy repeated on Friday his threat to block attempts by leaders of the economically powerful Catalonia region to hold an independence referendum in November. Duration: 00:51 Aug 2, 2014
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Liberia spreads message to its population: 'Ebola is real'

The World Health Organization warned west Africa's Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption. Duration: 00:41 Aug 2, 2014
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Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise free to leave Russia

Greenpeace_s ship Arctic Sunrise, held in custody by the Russian authorities since September last year, has departed the Russian city of Murmansk en route for its home port of Amsterdam. Duration: 01:04 Aug 2, 2014
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Uganda court scraps controversial new anti-gay law

Uganda_s constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament. Duration: 01:10 Aug 2, 2014
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Obama_s Africa summit to confront Islamist threat

US President Barack Obama hosts an unprecedented gathering of African leaders next week. Among items under discussion will be the security threat posed by Islamist groups such as Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Duration: 02:37 Aug 1, 2014
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Security laws pose threat to media freedoms in east Africa

The recent trial of a leading Burundian human rights activists has highlighted the growing use of security-related laws in some East African states in order to quash independent reporting and stifle dissent. Duration: 03:08 Aug 1, 2014
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Pyrenees orphan bear cub gets brand new home

The discovery of a bear cub in the Pyrenees mountains made headlines in April 2014. Despire several attempts to find the animal's mother, the cub remained alone. Now, the Pyrenees Conservation Foundation has constructed an enclosure. Duration: 00:31 Aug 1, 2014