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Police arrest three Maoists in Jharkhand

Palamu, July 09 (ANI): Police arrested three Maoists with arms and ammunition in Palamu district of Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off, a special police team conducted search operation and arrested three members of new ultra outfit _Sashastra People_s Morcha_ (SPM) while two others escaped. Superintendent of Police, Y S Ramesh, said they were involved in setting ablaze three machines of a private firm, which were engaged in implementing social forestry project. 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. Jul 9, 2014
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Amit Shah likely to be announced BJP president today

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi_s close aide and BJP general secretary Amit Shah is expected to be announced as the next party president. The BJP Parliamentary Board is expected to announce Shah_s name after its meeting in the capital on Wednesday. Shah will be replacing Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh if he becomes the party President. Jul 9, 2014
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Technology will be used to maximum for services: Railway Board Chairman

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Safety, cleanliness, improved technology and tourism were the focus areas of the railway budget, said railway board chairman Arunendra Kumar. Kumar said technology was being used in a big way and the focus was also made on rail tourism. Meanwhile, Kumar also said resources were required in railways and he looked forwards to investments. In his maiden rail budget, Railway Minister, Sadananda Gowda, said his ministry would seek cabinet approval for allowing FDI in railways, but passenger services would be excluded. However he did not give details on how he will attract investors. Jul 9, 2014
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CII hails railway budget

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hailed the railway budget that sought public-private partnerships to finance the bulk of future railway projects to modernize the vast but underfunded network. Indian railways minister Sadananda Gowda_s move to push private investment signals the appetite Prime Minister Narendra Modi_s new government has for taking tough and unpopular decisions he said are needed to revive the economy. CII vice-president, Raj Seth, said railways lacked adequate infrastructure to meet the demands. Jul 9, 2014
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Ghani confident final results of Afghan poll in his favor

After preliminary results in his favour, Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai called for "stability in the country" while rejecting claims by his poll rival Abdullah Abdullah that the election had been rigged. Duration: 00:51 Jul 9, 2014
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Aid agency struggles in S.Sudan after hospital destroyed

Hundreds of thousands of people have been cut off from critical, lifesaving medical care after Leer Hospital, run by Médecins Sans Frontières, was ransacked and destroyed between the final days of January and early February. Duration: 00:57 Jul 9, 2014
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Pro-Russian rebels await Ukrainian forces in Donetsk

Pro-Russian militias prepared to fight Ukrainian forces in the city of Donetsk, as Kiev rejected talks with rebels until they disarm. Meanwhile a railway bridge was blown up in an unclaimed attack overnight north of Donetsk. Duration: 00:50 Jul 9, 2014
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Experts tell world carbon clean-up needs energy revolution

More than two dozen scientific institutes, in unprecedented advice to world leaders, on Tuesday urged major economies to unleash an energy revolution for slashing carbon emissions to safer levels by 2050. Duration: 01:20 Jul 9, 2014
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Crisis-hit Iraqis feel betrayed by bickering leaders

Iraq may be fracturing along sectarian and ethnic lines, but its people are uniting in anger and disbelief at protracted political haggling over government posts amid a raging Sunni Islamist insurgency. Duration: 01:10 Jul 9, 2014