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Kashmir shuts down to protest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, army truck accident

Srinagar, July 17 (ANI): Kashmir on Thursday observed a shutdown to protest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that have killed at least 160 Palestinians. A resident of Srinagar, Irfan Khan on Thursday, expressed concern over the serious and catastrophic situation in Gaza. Separatists have also called for a day’s shutdown in the Kashmir valley on Thursday after an army truck rammed into a cab killing six people in Srinagar. Jul 17, 2014
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Governments silence on Palestine issue irks Congress

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): The silence of the Narendra Modi-led government over the issue of the killing of innocent Palestine Muslims by Israeli military forces has irked the leaders of Congress party. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party had refused to hold any discussion over the issue saying it could have a negative impact on India’s diplomatic ties with both Israel as well as Palestine. Speaking to reporters, a senior Congress leader, Ambika Soni, said that the reasons stated by the government on remaining mum were unacceptable. Jul 17, 2014
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Jim Corbett National Park shuts for tourists during monsoons

Jim Corbett, July 17 (ANI): Wildlife authorities of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand launched night patrolling inside the premises to curb poaching and smuggling activities during monsoon. The authorities have commenced _monsoon operation_ as a preventive measure against poachers. They have also closed primary routes of the national park for four months during monsoons as it becomes dangerous for tourists. Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve, Sameer Sinha, said adequate staff members have been deployed to keep a strict vigil. The two primary zones, _Dhikala_ and _Bijrani_, have been completely restricted from any tourist activity. The main routes of national park include hilly areas and grasslands, which become unsafe for tourists to travel during rains. Meanwhile, monsoon also affects business of local businessmen who are completely dependent on tourists. Jul 17, 2014
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Haleem tantalises Kolkata_s taste buds during Ramadan

Kolkata, July 17 (ANI): The sales of Haleem, a creamy meat delicacy usually made with mutton and lentils, have surged during the holy month of Ramadan, tantalizing the taste buds of Muslims in Kolkata as the fast is broken with special foods at sundown. Foodies in Kolkata, which is known for its plethora of food options ranging from snacks to main course, travel to special joints for taking a bite of the dish. Ramadan has spurred sales of Haleem across the city as it makes a full meal for fasting Muslims due to the nutritive value of its ingredients like meat, pure ghee backed by the right choice of spices, wheat, clarified butter and dry fruits. Haleem literally means _patience_ because it involves long hours of preparation. It is made of wheat, mutton, gram pulse, curd, onions and vegetable oil with sprinkling of spices. It is served with lemon juice. Eating joint owners said they usually run out of Haleem, which is made only during Ramadan, in less than three hours, well before the breaking of the fast. Jul 17, 2014
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Can Modi clean the Ganges, India's biggest sewage line?

Standing on the banks of the river Ganges a day after his election triumph, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to succeed where numerous governments have failed: by cleaning up the filthy waterway beloved of India's Hindus. Duration: 02:40 Jul 17, 2014
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Syria_s Assad sworn in, takes swipe at West over revolt

Syria_s President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term, warning Western and Arab governments they will pay dearly for backing those who took up arms against him. Duration: 00:51 Jul 17, 2014
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Farnborough air show: introducing the Scorpion jet

The Scorpion jet from Textron AirLand was presented at the Farnborough air show in Britain on Tuesday. The biennial event sees leading companies from the aviation industry showcase their latest technology. Duration: 01:18 Jul 17, 2014
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Orbital cargo ship reaches International Space Station

Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned cargo ship arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station carrying a load of food and equipment for the six-man crew at the research outpost. Duration: 00:33 Jul 17, 2014
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Flags fly at half mast as Moscow marks day of mourning

Russian investigators said Wednesday they had detained two metro workers over a devastating crash in the Moscow subway that killed at least 21 people, as anger mounted over the tragedy. Duration: 00:40 Jul 17, 2014
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Dutch court rules state liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

A court in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II. Duration: 01:04 Jul 17, 2014