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Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana would fight poverty in the country: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while launching the ambitious 'Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojana, said that the scheme will fight poverty in the country. He added that the scheme would help India to get rid of 'financial untouchability'. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is an ambitious scheme, under which the government would provide every household with a bank account and an insurance cover. Under the banking scheme, account holders would get a debit card and accident insurance cover of up to 100,000 rupees ($1,654). They would also get an overdraft facility of up to 5,000 Indian rupees. The first phase of the mission, starting this month, would end in August next year. The second phase will start from 2015 till 2018, covering aspects such as micro insurance and pension schemes like 'Swavalamban'. Aug 28, 2014
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BJP blamed for simmering unrest in riot affected areas of UP

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 28 (ANI): Chief of Bharatiya Kisan (Indian Farmers) Union, Naresh Tikait, accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for failing to control unrest in Muzzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh even after one year of the riots between two communities that claimed immense loss of life and property. The clashes triggered on August 27, 2013 when a Muslim youth was stabbed to death by two Hindu youths after being accused of sexually harassing their sister. A Muslim mob stoned the two Hindus to death. At least 45 people were killed and hundreds were forced to flee their homes in the ensuing riots. On Wednesday, Tikait accused the BJP and claimed that riots might trigger again because of the simmering discontent among the victims who had not been compensated to move ahead in life. The violence which forced authorities to deploy the army and paramilitary forces, impose curfews and revoke gun licences in places where arms are plentiful - has ebbed, but many displaced Muslims refuse to return home, fearing more bloodshed. Aug 28, 2014
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Protesters seek dismissal of Railway Minister post rape allegation on son

Karnataka/New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Congress protesters took to streets on Thursday (August 28) in Karnataka and demanded the dismissal of Railway Minister, DV Sadananda Gowda, post rape and cheating allegation by a woman against his son. The woman, who is a small-time model and actress, complained to the police that she was married to the minister's son, Karthik, who got engaged to another woman. Youth Congress party activist, TP Sampat said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi should take action in the case and demand justice for the victim. Police Commissioner of Bangalore, MN Reddi said that police have filed a rape case against Gowda's son. Aug 28, 2014
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Art exhibition in Kolkata promotes tribal style of painting

Kolkata, Aug 28 (ANI): An exhibition of paintings in Kolkata showcased tribal and ethnic art forms of different regions of India. The exhibition called 'Art of the Tribal Folk' featured the work of 21 artists from Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. For the artists, their work is a reflection of their heritage passed down from generation to generation. Folklore, aboriginal and religious beliefs feature in each of the paintings. Organizer of the event, Surva Choudhary, said while originally most paintings were made using natural substances like turmeric and henna on mud surfaces, modern day painters use other materials. Traditionally, these pictographs were made during festive occasions. They served multiple purposes like appeasing of gods, promoting fertility, warding off evil spirits and preventing disease. Aug 28, 2014
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Ceasefire violation in Kashmir post flag meeting appalls villagers

Akhnoor, Aug 28 (ANI): Ceasefire violation post the Indo-Pak flag meeting in Akhnoor district in Jammu and Kashmir appalled and angered the villagers. Pakistani Rangers and paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) held the first flag meeting on August 27 since the multiple ceasefire violations by nuclear-armed Pakistan. The meeting was held at the Nikowal Border Outpost in the district. Reportedly, hours after the meeting, Pakistan Rangers started firing late night and violated the ceasefire again early morning at around 4 am. Villagers lamented living under constant threat to life amid continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the international border. A local, Manjeet Singh, expressed his anguish of dealing with ceasefire violation everyday. Meanwhile, Inspector General, Border Security Force, Rakesh Sharma, said that the flag meeting was of company level and that the main meeting is yet to take place. Aug 28, 2014
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Need to get rid of 'financial untouchability' to save economy: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while launching the ambitious 'Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojana', said that the scheme will help India get rid of 'financial untouchability'. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is an ambitious scheme, under which the government would provide every household with a bank account and an insurance cover. Under the banking scheme, account holders would get a debit card and accident insurance cover of up to 100,000 rupees ($1,654). They would also get an overdraft facility of up to 5,000 Indian rupees. The first phase of the mission, starting this month, would end in August next year. The second phase will start from 2015 till 2018, covering aspects such as micro insurance and pension schemes like 'Swavalamban'. Aug 28, 2014
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Govt aims not to let any family deprived of banking facilities: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the inauguration of Prime Minister's Jan-Dhan scheme has been done with an aim to not let any family in the country deprived of banking facilities. Jaitley also said that the government's aim is to reach facilities like loan and overdraft to all the citizens of the country. The scheme was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Aug 28, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi launches 'Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojana'

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the 'Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojana. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is an ambitious scheme, under which the government would provide every household with a bank account and an insurance cover. Under the banking scheme, account holders would get a debit card and accident insurance cover of up to 100,000 rupees ($1,654). They would also get an overdraft facility of up to 5,000 Indian rupees. The first phase of the mission, starting this month, would end in August next year. The second phase will start from 2015 till 2018, covering aspects such as micro insurance and pension schemes like 'Swavalamban'. Aug 28, 2014
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BSE closes points 77.96 up on August 28

New Delhi, August 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 77.96 points up to stand at 26,638.11. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 17.25 points up to stand at 7,953.30. NATIONAL ALUMINIUM CO LTD. and TATA COMMUNICATIONS LTD were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.37% and 5.08% along with GUJARAT MINERAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD. and BHEL with an increase of 4.46% and 4.10% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include BHUSHAN STEEL LTD and IOB with a decrease of 4.97% and 4.80% along with JPPOWER and INDIAN BANK with a decrease of 4.70% and 4.69% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 39.99 points at 17,289.97 while the banking sector is up 13.64 points at 18,003.68 and the reality sector is down 33.55 points at 1,727.44. The Indian currency is down 0.21% at Rs 60.58 per dollar. Aug 28, 2014
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It's unfair to put pressure of motherhood on people: Jennifer Aniston

New Delhi, August 28 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston feels that it's unfair when people start expecting women to get married or embrace motherhood, and build an unsaid pressure. She said that she could feel the pressure building on her, but just because she didn't have a "checklist" for these things or hadn't had a child yet, didn't mean she had failed as a woman, a leading daily reported. She added that she thinks she had experienced 3 periods of adolescence, facing and overcoming challenges in life, and felt thankful to her "incredible evolution." Aug 28, 2014
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Aamir Khans Satyamev Jayate' is back!

Mumbai, August 28 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is all set to launch the third season of his popular talk show, 'Satyamev Jayate'. He made this announcement on Wednesday in India’s showbiz capital Mumbai recently. The new season will go on air on 21st September and will consist of six episodes. The last two seasons of the show, which revolved around social issues like female foeticide, dowry, domestic violence and sexual abuse, received an overwhelming response from viewers. He said that his team tries to bring a change in society from the very grassroots. 'Satyamev Jayate', was first launched in May 2012 and has transformed Aamir's public image from an actor to crusader. Aug 28, 2014
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Women Activists condemn TMC MLA Deepak Haldar's rape remark

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Women activists, on Thursday, condemned the controversial rape remark by TMC MLA Deepak Haldar. Haldar had said in his speech on Wednesday that as long as Earth is there, rapes will continue to happen. Human Rights Activist Teesta Setalvad said that such statements encourage criminals which should not happen. NCW member Shamina Shafiq said that such statements from political leaders, shows the patriarchal mindset of leaders who run the nation and it is condemnable. Aug 28, 2014
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Law will take its course: Sadananda Gowda on his son's case

Kochi, Aug 28 (ANI): Union Minister of Railways, Sadananda Gowda, on Thursday reacted to the controversy sparked against his son Karthik Gowda. A case has been registered against Karthik Gowda by a woman, claiming to be his wife, for not accepting him and getting married to another woman. Sadananda Gowda said he will be the last person to interfere in this case legally. Aug 28, 2014
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Local police recover landmine and rifle in Lalgarh

Lalgarh, Aug 28 (ANI): Local police in West Bengal recovered a landmine along with a rifle near Lalgarh village in west Midnapur district. Police officials said that it was not clear how the mine had got there. The landmine which was placed near a canal leading to Lalgarh was later defused. The village caught media attention in November 2008 when guerilla Maoists launched an attack on police forces and cadres of the political party, Communist Party of India -Marxist (CPI-M). In 2009, Operation Lalgarh was launched by security forces to smoke out the Maoists from the region. Aug 28, 2014
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Resolution on Indo-Pak talks passed in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly

Srinagar, Aug 28 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution on Indo-Pak talks which urges the Central government to resume its talks with the neighbouring nation. The resolution passed unanimously by the Legislative Council via a voice vote says the state government must urge the union government to resume Indo-Pak dialogue to maintain peace in region, especially in Jammu and Kashmir. National Conference leader Devender Singh Rana said that the resolution has been passed unanimously and urges government to take effective steps to resolve violations on LoC, besides taking steps to ensure rehabilitation of victims of LoC firing. Aug 28, 2014