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School teachers urge govt to take tough measures against Maoists in Jharkhand

Gumla, Aug 12 (ANI): Government teachers in red corridor of Gumla district urged authorities to take tough measures against the Maoists who are responsible for instilling fear among tutors leading to the shut down of schools in the area. The teachers staged a protest in the wake of abduction and murder of two government school tutors, who were siblings in Gumla district of Jharkhand on August 10. Prakash Toppo, a teacher with the Ghaghra Bansari Middle School, while going to school was abducted on August 06. Consequently, the abductors made a phone call at Toppo's residence demanding ransom of four lakh rupees. His sister, Saroj Toppo, who was also a teacher at a school, went with the money to release her brother but to her ill fate she was also abducted and killed. Aug 12, 2014
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Politicos react on Rajnath's new Kashmir mantra 'Insaniyat'

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over union home minister Rajnath Singh's statement on Kashmir issue. Singh said that the NDA government is ready for a dialogue "within the framework of humanity (insaniyat ka dayra)" to resolve the Kashmir issue. Seeking the Congress's support in this context, he also reiterated the government's commitment to repatriation and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants. Aug 12, 2014
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7 BSF jawans injured in terror attack near Srinagar, politicos condemn

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday condemned the attack by terrorists on BSF convoy at Pampore, 14 km from Srinagar, on Srinagar-Jammu highway late on Monday night. Seven men of the BSF 151 battalion, including an Assistant Commandant sustained injuries in the attack. The BSF convoy was coming from south Kashmir when it was attacked by the terrorists. Aug 12, 2014
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Congress slams Gujarat govt's refusal to reveal assets of CM and other ministers

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry on Tuesday slammed the Gujarat government when it turned down an RTI query seeking details of the wealth of the chief minister and the council of ministers claiming it is not in the "larger public interest". Mistry said that this is a violation of the RTI act and shows the real face of the BJP government. He also said that Narendra Modi cannot take criticism and have always refused giving any information whatsoever. Aug 12, 2014
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Fulfilling Vajpayee's dream to bring connectivity to Kashmir: Modi

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing people in Leh on Tuesday said that he is fulfilling former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dream to bring connectivity to Kashmir. Air, road, telecom, power grid, all corners of India must be linked in every way. Modi said he is not only well acquainted with this region and its challenges but also its strengths. He also suggested Prakash, Paryavaran and Paryatan the three-P formula for Leh-Ladakh. Aug 12, 2014
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Govt may increase Parliamentary session in wake of loss of time due to house disruptions: Rudy

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): As the BJP Parliamentary meet ended on Tuesday, party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government may increase the parliamentary session beyond August 14 in the wake of loss of time due to disruptions in house by the Congress party. Rudy said that the government is bound to function effectively for the people and therefore may increase session for pending bills. He also said that the party congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his historic visit to Leh and Kargil. Aug 12, 2014
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Will bring 'saffron revolution' in JandK: Modi

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing people in Leh on Tuesday said that he would bring 'saffron revolution' in Jammu and Kashmir, adding saffron farmers would get special attention from spices board. Aug 12, 2014
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JEC students protest against govt's decision to affiliate college to ASTU

Jorhat, Aug 12 (ANI): Students of an Jorhat Engineering College (JEC) in Jorhat city of Assam staged a protest demanding the state government to take back its decision of affiliating their college to the newly formed Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU). Protesting students said the clauses as given by the government were unacceptable and demanded amendment of the same. Few clauses that were unacceptable by the students were provision of excessive power to the central authority (Chancellor), paid membership in the university, political interference in university's affairs, improper fee structure and decision of affiliating autonomous colleges to ASTU. Aug 12, 2014
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China's take on powerlines erection not confirmed: Virbadhra Singh

Shimla, Aug 12 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that China's decision of not permitting to lay power lines along the international border has not been confirmed officially. Reportedly, the lines were being laid near Shipki village in the Indo-China border, where cross-border trade commences. Accoring to reports, Chinese patrol close to the Lukma post monitored by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) recently objected to erecting poles in the region for electricity provision. They sought that the poles be built inside India and not on the border. Meanwhile, Former state Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal condemned the move by China and said India should immediately act on the matter. Aug 12, 2014
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AAP demands revoking govt's orders that stripped ACB's power to probe govt employees

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Aam Aadmi party demanded revoking of orders issued by the ruling BJP government that stripped the Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of its powers to probe government employees for bribery. The move was aimed at clipping the powers that the Arvind Kejriwal-led government invoked to book two petroleum ministers earlier this year. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that they demand immediate repealing of the notification which the government had issued. This notification gave the ACB a free hand to probe offences under the anti-corruption law in Delhi, irrespective of who is involved. Moreover, he added that the High Court had ordered the Reliance industries to support the investigation. Aug 12, 2014
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Police busted illegal gun manufacturing unit in Odisha

Odisha, Aug 12 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, Police raided and busted an illegal gun manufacturing unit in Odisha's Angul district. A total of 31 country-made pistols and 500 rounds of live cartridges were seized from the unit that was running inside a rented house. Superintendent of police Narasingh Bhola, Angul District said that the state police acted on intelligence input on illegal trading and manufacture of arms and ammunitions and raided several areas. Bhola added that a high level probe was underway. Police have arrested five accused while the prime accused has managed to escape. Aug 12, 2014
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As PM Modi arrives in Leh amidst high security, Naqvi terms Leh and Kargil visit a historic one

Kargil, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Leh, amidst high security, where he is scheduled to address a rally. He is also going to visit Kargil later in the day. This is the PM's first visit to both these places after assuming his office. He will be laying the foundation stone for the Leh-Srinagar transmission line. Also, he will inaugurate two hydro-power projects in Ladakh as well as address citizens in the region. Talking about the same, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the visit is a historic one and that the visit will be a salute to the people of these two areas. Aug 12, 2014
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Hindu and Muslim workers work together at sweet candy making unit

Aligarh, Aug 12 (ANI): India's northern Uttar Pradesh state is one of the most culturally diverse states of the country. Though most people in the state are dependent on agriculture, the region is also home to many industrial units and factories. And, Aligarh District is one of the many districts in the state regarded as an industrial hub. And, what makes these industries tick is the harmony that exists between people of different religions who work here. One such example can be found at this a unit which makes sweet candies during the festive season. Here people from various communities work together in complete accord. Aug 12, 2014
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Prisoners escape shelled jail in east Ukraine

Scores of panicked inmates escape when shells rain down on a high-security prison in eastern Ukraine during heavy fighting between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels, authorities say. Duration: 01:12 Aug 12, 2014