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Absence of bridge force tribals in Maoist hotbed to remain cut-off from all amenities during monsoon

Latehar, July 18 (ANI): Swelling of river waters and absence of bridge force tribals in Maoist hot bed of Latehar district in Jharkhand to remain cut-off from all amenities for over three months during monsoon season. Chorha and Lai are two of the 14 villages in Chorha Panchayat that lie between the two rivers- Koel and Chaupath. Demand for a bridge to the mainland by these villagers has been going on unheard for over a decade, as they get cut off from all amenities for more than three months. A school girl Ankita Kumari said that students face hardship as they miss regular classes due to absence of bridge on the river. Jul 18, 2014
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Bill Clinton interacts with UP village taken by Clinton Foundation

Lucknow, July 18 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton visited a village near Lucknow city during which he interacted with school students and women availing the benefits of the Clinton Foundation. Clinton visited the sleepy Jabrauli village, 30 kiliometers off Lucknow and took part in a Clinton Foundation Health Initiative programme, involving children and their mothers. Clinton told women they can empower themselves through self help groups and overcome their poverty. Legislator of Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Chandra Rawat, hoped that the village would prosper as it was adopted by the Clinton Foundation. Elaborate security arrangements were made for Clinton_s visit. Earlier, Clinton also visited the pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. He is scheduled to travel to Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia to take stock of the work of the Clinton Foundation. Jul 18, 2014
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Arun Jaitley to present Delhi_s budget

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Delhi_s budget in parliament on Friday as the city assembly has been kept under suspended animation and the President Rule is in force. Ahead of presentation of Delhi_s budget by Jaitley, the city unit of BJP urged him to provide power subsidy to consumers. Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay urged Jaitley to grant Rs 800 crore as power subsidy saying people are burdened with very heavy electricity bills. The Sheila Dikshit government had provided subsidy of Rs 1 per unit for consumption between 0-200 units and 200-400 units for several years. In the union budget, Jaitley had allocated Rs 700 crore to Delhi to help overcome the problem of power transmission and water distribution system. Jaitley had proposed Rs 500 crore for reform in the water sector while Rs 200 crore has been set aside for reform in the power sector. Jul 18, 2014
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French Jewish immigrants arrive in Israel amid Gaza crisis

Around 400 Jewish men, women and children arrived in Israel from France on Wednesday to immigrate and settle in the Jewish state. Despite the ongoing conflict with Gaza a few dozen of the newcomers are set to reside in Ashdod. Duration: 00:44 Jul 18, 2014
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UN refugee chief: World should help _generous_ Kurdistan

The head of the UN_s refugee agency praised Iraq_s autonomous region of Kurdistan for welcoming hundreds of thousands of displaced people and urged the world to offer it _massive_ support during a visit on Thursday. Duration: 00:58 Jul 18, 2014
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China's migrants rally for their children to get an education

Migrants flowing from the poverty-stricken countryside to the cities have been the engine of China's decades-long economic boom but many of their children are denied an education because of China's latest development plan. Duration: 00:48 Jul 18, 2014
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Ukraine leader says airline crash _terrorist act_

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that pro-Russian insurgents had shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet in the rebel-held east, and views it as a _terrorist act_, his official spokesman tweeted Thursday. Duration: 00:37 Jul 18, 2014
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Gazans race to get money, supplies during lull in fighting

The people of Gaza City immediately took advantage of a tentative ceasefire with Israel on Thursday, taking to the streets in their cars and forcing police to try to negotiate the traffic jams that suddenly formed. Duration: 01:09 Jul 17, 2014