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Rani Mukerji promotes her movie 'Mardaani'

Mumbai, Aug 5 (ANI): Bollywood actress, Rani Mukerji, along with director Pradeep Sarkar and script writer Gopi Puthran promoted her upcoming drama film, 'Mardaani', in India's entertainment capital, Mumbai recently. 'Mardaani', which means manly, revolves around a senior police inspector, played by Rani, who unearths human trafficking racket. While promoting the movie, she said that the film was relevant in today's times and after watching it, every woman will feel empowered. Meanwhile, she also said that queen of Jhansi, who was one of the leading figures to drive out British East India Company, inspired her and was a symbol of women empowerment. The film is produced by Aditya Chopra and is slated for release on 22nd August 2014. Aug 5, 2014
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RBI keeps repo, CRR unchanged; cuts SLR by 50 bps

Mumbai, Aug 05 (ANI): India_s central bank, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), keeps its key policy repo rate unchanged as widely expected, but lowers banks_ minimum bond holding requirements, known as the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) by half a percentage point. The RBI has lowered the SLR, by half a percentage point to 22 percent to free up more money for lending, effective from August 09. RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said the move was aimed at giving more funds to private sector and for the public sector firms. The repo rate has been unchanged since January, when the RBI increased it by a quarter percentage point. Aug 5, 2014
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Women rights activists demand enquiry over forced conversion and gang-rape of Meerut girl

New Delhi, Aug 05 (ANI): Even as three persons were arrested in connection with the alleged abduction, gang-rape and forced religious conversion of a 20-year-old woman in the Kharkhauda area of Meerut district, social activists demanded enquiry in the same. The women rights and social activists slammed the UP government for such a situation in the state and said that women in UP should be given justice at any cost. Aug 5, 2014
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Rescue operations on to save six-year old boy from borewell in Karnataka

Bagalkot, Aug 5 (ANI): Authorities intensified rescue operations on Tuesday (August 05) to save a six-year-old boy, who accidentally fell into a borewell in Karnataka. The boy, Thimanna, had fallen into an open borewell at a farm in Bagalkot district of the state on Sunday. He also said they have tied a rescue thread to the boy's wrist which would help to lift the child. Oxygen is being supplied through a pipe into the borewell to keep the boy alive. Aug 5, 2014
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Mulayam shares dais with Amar Singh in Lucknow

Lucknow, Aug 5 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his one-time close confidant Amar Singh on Tuesday shared a dais after 4 years at a function in Lucknow. Mulayam and Amar Singh had parted ways in 2010 after a bitter political feud. After 4 years, Mulayam has now invited Singh to attend a mega event organized for the inauguration of a 367-acre park named in honour of former SP leader Janeshwar Mishra. With both of them sharing a dais, speculations have already sparked on whether the latter is set to return to the Samajwadi Party fold. However, Amar Singh said that there were no political implications of the meeting and he came on Mulayam's invitation. Aug 5, 2014
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Welcome Janardan Dwivedi's suggestion that party must remain patient: Jagmeet Brar

Chandigarh, Aug 05 (ANI): Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar on Tuesday said that he welcome Janardan Dwivedi's suggestion that party workers should remain patient and that an organization should have the ability to listen to its workers and not just have one-way communication. Brar said that Dwivedi is a senior leader and anything he says is out of experience and for the good of the party. Aug 5, 2014
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In U-turn, NCP backs insurance bill as it was a 'UPA initiative', politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): As the government tried to push forth with the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill - that provides for 49 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector - it received a boost from unexpected quarters when a key UPA ally came to its support. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) decided to back the bill, as it was "after all a UPA government initiative". At an all-party meeting held in the Parliament on Monday, senior NCP leader Praful Patel said his party had no problem in supporting the bill. Aug 5, 2014
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Strict action will be taken: Mulayam Singh Yadav on Meerut incident

Lucknow, Aug 5 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that strict action would be taken against all those behind the Meerut incident. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged abduction, gang-rape and forced religious conversion of a 20-year-old woman in the Kharkhauda area of Meerut district. Political leaders on Tuesday demanded action as tension gripped Meerut where the 20-year-old madrasa teacher was allegedly gang-raped and forced to convert into a community. The woman has alleged that she was forcibly converted to Islam in a madarsa in Hapur. In addition, she has said she was held captive in another madarsa in Muzaffarnagar for three days, where she was sexually assaulted. The woman managed to escape from captivity on August 2 and contacted her family who rescued her and later filed a complaint with the police. Aug 5, 2014
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BJP Parliamentary meet applauds PM Modi's Nepal visit, talks about WTO and other issues

New Delhi, Aug 05 (ANI): As BJP Parliamentary meet ends Tuesday, party Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal and the friendly exchange of conversations between the two nations. Naqvi said that the meet also discussed about the WTO agreement and also other issues including famer's issues, among many others. Aug 5, 2014
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Politicos demand action over forced conversion and gang-rape of girl in Meerut, SP says probe to be

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Aug 05 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday demanded action as tension grips Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh where a 20-year-old madrasa teacher was allegedly gang-raped and forced to convert into a community. The woman has alleged that she was forcibly converted to Islam in a madarsa in Hapur. In addition, she has said she was held captive in another madarsa in Muzaffarnagar for three days, where she was sexually assaulted. The woman managed to escape from captivity on August 2 and contacted her family who rescued her and later filed a complaint with the police. Leaders from all parties said that UP government should enquire into the matter and that action should be taken as soon as possible. Meanwhile, SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that the state government won't let injustice prevail and will conduct an enquiry into the same. Aug 5, 2014
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Jaitley says National Herald Case can end if Congress returns loan, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Finance minister Arun Jaitley's remark over the National Herald case that the Congress could simply return the loan and the matter could end drew reactions from politicos. While the Congress said that reacted sharply to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comment, other parties said that the matter should be solved in the court. The case involving a tax inquiry against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi - which the Congress describes as a witch-hunt by the BJP government - will be taken up in a Delhi court today. Aug 5, 2014
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UPSC Row: Debate continues over CSAT

New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Even as the government agreed not to test candidates for English skills in the civil services preliminary examination scheduled for August 24, it faced ire from the protesting civil-service aspirants. Politicos also took the opportunity to attack the Modi government over the matter. 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. However, protestors are vowing to continue their almost month-long stir to demand scrapping of the CSAT. Aug 5, 2014
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Israeli soldiers leave Gaza as Egyptian ceasefire takes effect

Israel-Gaza Border, Aug 05 (ANI): Israeli soldiers on Tuesday withdrew from the Gaza Strip as an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire began at 0500 GMT. Israel is implementing the Egyptian-brokered truce, which came into effect Tuesday morning, from "defensive positions" outside of Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces spokesman said. Israeli officials had already indicated they were winding down their ground operation in Gaza, which was aimed at demolishing Hamas' network of tunnels that extends under the border. Some of the last soldiers to leave the bombarded enclave held Israeli flags as they were crossing the border back into Israel. Aug 5, 2014