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River flows above danger mark in Moradabad, villages on alert

Moradabad, Aug 19 (ANI): People of Hridyapur village in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh were moved to safer places on Tuesday as river Ramganga flowed above the danger mark. Water in the river went up due to heavy rains in the region. A resident, Shyam Sundar, said they had no alternative as the water had reached the villages. Meanwhile, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Moradabad, Shailendra Kumar, said release of floodwater from Uttarakhand also resulted into overflowing of the river. The administration, however, is making all efforts to stop the water from entering into the nearby villages. According to reports, in 2010 the government had promised to build a dam here, but nothing has been done till now. Aug 19, 2014
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'Tamnchey' team attends Umang College Fest

Mumbai, August 19 (ANI): Lead pair of upcoming film 'Tamnchey', Nikhil Dwivedi and Richa Chadha were spotted attending Umang College Fest in suburban Mumbai to promote their film among youngsters. Both the actors were excited to meet the students. Directed by Navneet Bahl and produced by Suryaveer Singh Bhullar, the film is scheduled to release on September 19th. Aug 19, 2014
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Police baton charge employees protesting against Kashmir government

Srinagar, Aug 19 (ANI): Police baton charged employees of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department on Tuesday (August 19) as they took to streets in Jammu and Kashmir against apathy of the State government towards their long-pending demands. The PHE employees came out in droves in Srinagar city and shouted anti-government slogans. The employees were detained as they marched towards Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's office. President of Public Health Engineering (PHE) Association, Sajjad Ahmad, threatened to intensify their protest if the government failed to pay heed to their demands. Aug 19, 2014
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RTOs to be replaced by efficient alternative system soon: Gadkari

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday informed that the central government is planning to bring changes in the Motor Vehicle Act. He added that the government is likely to redefine the role of Regional Transport Offices by curtailing human interference and by using more technology in issuing licenses, in order to avoid corruption in the transport department. Aug 19, 2014
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RTOs to be replaced by efficient alternative system soon: Gadkari

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday informed that the central government is planning to bring changes in the Motor Vehicle Act. He added that the government is likely to redefine the role of Regional Transport Offices by curtailing human interference and by using more technology in issuing licenses, in order to avoid corruption in the transport department. Aug 19, 2014
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Police recover arms and ammunition from Maoists in Jharkhand

Palamu, Aug 19 (ANI): In a joint operation, officials of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police recovered arms and ammunition including three rifles, life cartridges and two bombs during clashes with Maoists in Jharkhand. The security personnel clashed with Communist Party of India-Maoists (CPI-M) on Monday night (August 18) in Palamu district and also recovered 33 different SIM cards, mobile phones and solar charger. Superintendent of Police, YS Ramesh, termed the arms haul a success. Two Maoists were injured during the encounter and all of them managed to escape. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Aug 19, 2014
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Court orders release of Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): A sessions court in Manipur, Tuesday, ordered the immediate release of civil rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act for the past 13 years. The 42-year-old _Iron Lady_ of Manipur was kept under house arrest following fears that she wants to commit suicide. She is being nose-fed by the state government at a government hospital, which was converted into a jail for her. The Manipuri government had slapped an attempt to suicide case on her. The court said that it is just an allegation that she wants to commit suicide, hence she cannot be kept under arrest and should be released immediately. Sharmila has been on indefinite hunger strike to demand repeal of the Act after killing of 10 civilians allegedly by the Assam Rifles near Imphal airport in November 2000. Aug 19, 2014
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Foreign educated Indian doctors protest in New Delhi, demand employment

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Unemployed foreign educated Indian doctors took to streets in New Delhi on Tuesday to demand employment and scrapping of a screening test. The protesters gathered in large numbers and shouted slogans demanding justice. They alleged that the screening test they need to take in order to get a job is too difficult to pass. The protesters said that on one hand when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is calling students who have completed their studies abroad to India, the youth is sitting without jobs for past several years. Aug 19, 2014
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Security personnel sustain injuries during gun battle with Maoists

Raipur, Aug 19 (ANI): Two soldiers of India_s paramilitary Compact Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) were, on Tuesday, injured during a gun battle with Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in restive forests of Kodanar under Aranpur Police Station limits when security forces were returning after an anti-Maoist operation in the region early on Tuesday. Aug 19, 2014
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_Mary Kom_ might not release in Manipur

New Delhi, August 19 (ANI): Boxing superstar Mary Kom, whose life has been portrayed on the silver screen a biopic of the same name, is struggling for the film_s release in her home state. In 2000, Revolutionary Peoples Front issued a ban on the screening of Hindi films and TV shows in Manipur. They conducted raids and attacked cinema halls showing Hindi films.They have been fighting for a separate independent socialist state of Manipur. The five time boxing champion is now in talks with the government for the release of the film in Manipur. Aug 19, 2014
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Gazans react to new 24-hour ceasefire

Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip who lost their houses and took shelters in tents, schools and hospitals, reacted on Tuesday to new 24-hour ceasefire. Duration: 01:08 Aug 19, 2014
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BSE closes points 29.71 up on August 19

New Delhi, August 19 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 29.71 points up to stand at 26,420.67. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 23.25 points up to stand at 7,897.50. TTK Prestige and Berger Paints were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.16% and 9.13% along with Muthoot Finance and Ashok Leyland with an increase of 9.11% and 7.39% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Financial Tech and Bhushan Steel with a decrease of 4.99% and 4.98% along with Prestige Estates and Engineers India with a decrease of 3.70% and 3.13% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 374.15 points at 16,981.84 while the banking sector is up 101.46 points at 17,759.36 and the reality sector is up 29.93 points at 1,863.56. The Indian currency is up 0.02% at Rs 60.75 per dollar. Aug 19, 2014
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Floods inundate Kaziranga National Park, forest rangers step up security

Golaghat, Aug 19 (ANI): Forest rangers stepped up safety measures in Assam's Kaziranga National Park in a bid to protect the wild life as flood waters from the Brahmaputra River have inundated almost 80 per cent of its area. The park authorities have strengthened security as poachers take advantage of the floods to kill animals, particularly one-horned rhinos. During the floods, the animals stray outside the park. The rhinos and other animals normally go towards the Karbi Anglong Hills looking for higher grounds. However, District Forest Officer of Kaziranga National Park, S K Sill Sarmah said additional safety corridors have been installed in order to keep a strict vigil and safeguard the wild life. Aug 19, 2014
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Floods in UP render at least ninety thousand homeless

Sitapur, Aug 19 (ANI): Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh have rendered at least 90,000 people homeless. Monsoon floods hit various districts of northern India and wrecked havoc disrupting normal life, while forecast for more rain has prompted fresh flood warning. The situation is highly chaotic in Sitapur district of the state, where heavy monsoon rains since August 15 has brought normal life to a standstill. The area has been put on high alert as major security measures have been initiated including two helicopter operation to rescue victims. District level officer, Sarvesh Dikshit, said flood waters have rendered thousands homeless in Sitapur district, which has caused panic. Aug 19, 2014