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Suspension of government officials over borewell incident sparks protest in Karnataka

Bagalkot, Aug 6 (ANI): Officials of Panchayat Development Office protested against suspension of their colleagues on charges of negligence over falling of a six-year-old boy in a borewell in Karnataka on Wednesday. The boy, Thimanna, had fallen into an open borewell at a farm in Bagalkot district of the province on Sunday. The employees of Panchayat (village body) Development Office sat outside the office of Superintendent of Police and demanded that charges should be taken back. Aug 6, 2014
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Amarnath Yatra enters last leg as 'Chari Mubarak' leaves for Amarnath

Srinagar, Aug 6 (ANI): The Amarnath Yatra entered its last leg as 'Chari Mubarak', the holy mace of Lord Shiva, today left for the 3,880 meter high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir. Meanwhile, lakhs of pilgrims have paid obeisance to the ice-lingam.The saffron-robed mace was taken from its 'Dashnami Akhara' abode at Budshah Chowk here to Pahalgam by a group of priests and pilgrims led by its custodian Mahant Deependra Giri. The Chari Mubarak will be offered prayers at various temples en route to Pahalgam, which serves as the traditional base camp for the annual pilgrimage. Aug 6, 2014
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Japan lures tourists with attractive services

Tokyo, Aug 05 (ANI): If you are traveling to Japan, enjoy the free Wi-Fi service at the airport. And to get your free ID and password for a Wi-Fi connection, there is no need to visit any service counter. Passengers can login to the Japan Airlines' website to get Wi-Fi ID and password to enjoy free surfing. The company is getting good response from passengers since its launch. Foreign tourists are thrilled about the easy access to Wi-Fi at the airport. Tourists can also enjoy other facilities at airport and railway stations including temporary storage of their luggage. At Tokyo Station, which is also the terminal of Shinkansen bullet train, Sagawa Express provides temporary storage and same-day delivery of luggage to the hotel. These tourists from Italy take advantage of the service. Aug 6, 2014
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Congress asks government to explain the hurry to introduce insurance bill

New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Congress leader Anand Sharma has said the ruling BJP government must explain why they are in a hurry to introduce the insurance amendment bill. The government was to table the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill in the upper house of the Parliament on Monday (August 04) but it was removed from the business list after they failed to gain cooperation from the opposition in passing the bill. The proposal, which requires the approval of both houses of the Parliament, would bring foreign investment worth up to $2 billion into the sector within a year of its implementation. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Sharma, who is also the deputy leader of opposition in the upper house, said the BJP government needs to be more patient regarding the controversial bill. Aug 6, 2014
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ISI creating sectarian strife in Gilgit

Gilgit Baltistan, August 6, 2014: Pakistan_s notorious spy agency ISI is creating a deep wedge amongst the Shias and Sunnis in Gilgit Baltistan, wherein no rule of law prevails there, and people are picked up and killed at will. ISI has a nefarious plan to create unrest in the region, to disunite the locals here so that no nationalist forces can come together against Pakistan. Aug 6, 2014
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18 missing, 22 rescued as boat capsizes in Varanasi

Varanasi, Aug 6 (ANI): In a tragic incident in Varanasi, a boat drowned into river Ganges on Tuesday. The District Magistrate (DM) Pranjal Yadav, informed that 40 people were on board in which 22 people have been rescued and 18 are still missing. The boat had headed from Varanasi_s Betawar village and sunk in Rohinia region. The injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals for medical treatment. Aug 6, 2014
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Rescue operation continues to take out six-year-old boy from borewell in Karnataka

Bagalkot, Aug 6 (ANI): Deputy Commissioner of Bagalkot district in Karnataka, PA Meghannavar, said the rescue operations of a six-year-old boy from a bore well will take few more days. Speaking to media persons, Meghannavar said that they are yet to dig over 110 feet as the child is stuck at 160 feet. He added that he can_t find any movement of the child inside the well but assured it was because there was no food or energy for the child. Authorities have intensified the rescue operations to save the six-year-old boy, who accidentally fell into a borewell in his father_s farm on Sunday. Aug 6, 2014
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Cattle smuggler from Bangladesh killed in gun battle in West Bengal

South Dinajpur, Aug 6 (ANI): A Bangladeshi national, allegedly a cattle smuggler, was killed by the BSF in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal. Raju Mandal, a resident of Jaipurhut district in Bangladesh, was killed on Tuesday at Mathurapure area of Indo-Bangladesh border in the district. The incident occurred when around 25-30 Bangladeshi smugglers, who entered India from a temporary fencing area, tried to cross over to India with more than 100 cattle. The BSF personnel tried stopping them, but were instead attacked. As a result, the BSF fired eight rounds of Pump Action Gun (PAG) which injured Mandal, who was declared dead at a hospital. After the incident, the BSF and three Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) officers rushed to the spot and held a flag meeting, where the BGB accepted the deceased as a citizen of their country. Aug 6, 2014
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Rakhis with PM Modi_s pictures much in demand as _Raksha Bandhan_ closes near

Rajkot, Aug 6 (ANI): As _Raksha Bandhan_ draws closer, women and young girls in Gujarat are thronging the shops selling sacred threads known as _rakhis_ that are available in different colours and varieties. In Rajkot, rakhis with miniature pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hotcakes for the festival. The rakhis showing Modi waving his left hand and a small lotus in the background are gaining popularity among girls and women alike. Aug 6, 2014
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Police organise encephalitis awareness campaign in West Bengal

Darjeeling, Aug 6 (ANI): Police in association with health department organised a campaign to spread awareness about Japanese Encephalitis among people in disease-hit West Bengal. Outbreaks of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis are common every year in India, especially during the monsoon season, and claim hundreds of lives. But this year, major outbreaks -usually most prevalent in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar -have spread to regions such as West Bengal and Assam further east and north -killing 568 people. Aug 6, 2014
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Obama announces $33 bn in deals, financing for Africa

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged African leaders to create a better environment for business by halting corruption, as he announced $33 billion in new US investment for the continent. Duration: 00:54 Aug 6, 2014