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At least 12 pilgrims killed in road accident in Aurangabad

Aurangabad, July 29 (ANI): At least 12 pilgrims, five of them women, were killed and 22 others injured when a speeding container ran over them on the New Delhi-Kolkata National Highway in Bihar's Aurangabad district on Tuesday. The heavy vehicle lost control and ran over the devotees sleeping by the side of the road. After running over the victims, it hit a parked bus in which some other devotees were resting. The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Bhim Kumar, said pilgrims were returning from Deoghar after offering the holy water. The injured have been admitted to Sadar Hospital with some of the seriously injured rushed to Magadh Medical College and Hospital in Gaya. Jul 29, 2014
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Congress demands probe into bugging issue at Nitin Gadkari's residence

New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil demanded an immediate probe be conducted into the bugging issue at Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence. Gadkari had denied reports of snooping devices found in at his residence, which raked up a controversy between the two parties. The report claimed that high power listening devices were accidentally found in Gadkari's bedroom. Addressing a news conference, Gohil said it was the right of a person to lead a private life and it was illegal for anyone to snoop or perform detective actions on a person without permission. Slamming Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, Gohil said when Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat it was a regimen to snoop on politicians and other people. Jul 29, 2014
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SP government orders CBI probe in Mohanlalganj rape case

Lucknow, July 29 (ANI): The state government-led by Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh agreed to demands of the family of the Mohanlalganj rape and murder victim and ordered a CBI probe in the same. Family of the woman began a fast unto death protest on Sunday demanding a CBI probe into the incident citing dissatisfaction with police report. The police had said that there were no traces of rape before murder and only one person was involved in the crime. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said they had written to CBI to conduct an inquiry. However, family of the victim, who said they will not end the hunger strike till all their demands were met, said that no government official has visited them to inform them about the development in the case. Jul 29, 2014
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West Bengal CM misleading people on Encephalitis: Biman Bose

Kolkata, July 29 (ANI): CPI (M) leader Biman Bose hit out at West Bengal government over its inability to tackle Japanese Encephalitis. Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as "brain fever", health authorities said on Friday, warning the death toll may rise with more people still at risk. In West Bengal, where at least 111 people have died from both strains, a senior health official said authorities were taking emergency steps to contain the outbreak. Bose attacked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she was misleading people. The health department has set up clinics across affected areas and is trying to prevent breeding of mosquitoes by fogging, especially around pig farms, where there is a high risk of contracting the virus. Jul 29, 2014
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India celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr

Lucknow/ Srinagar/ Jammu/ New Delhi/ Saharanpur, July 29 (ANI): Muslims across India offered Eid prayers on Tuesday after clerics sight the moon at the end of holy month of Ramadan the previous night. Muslim Cleric Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali had confirmed that Muslims would pray for peace and harmony in the country as well as in Palestine on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In Srinagar, Muslims offered morning prayers at a mosque and celebrated the festival, praying for peace and brotherhood. In Jammu too, people in large numbers arrived at a mosque as the Ramadan month culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also offered prayers at Delhi's Jama Masjid and wished everyone Happy Eid. Jul 29, 2014
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Politicians offer prayers, extend greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr

New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari and BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday offered prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and extended their greetings to the people. Vice president Ansari said that everyone should celebrate forgetting all the differences after the long days of Ramzan. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that he pray for peace and unity in the country and everywhere in world where people faced violence during Eid. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the country through twitter on the occasion. Jul 29, 2014
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Baluchistan mining eyes an uncertain future

Coal mining is one of the major industries in Baluchistan but a lack of infrastructure and frequent accidents mean that the area has yet to hit its potential. Duration: 01:58 Jul 29, 2014
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Cricketers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan greet each other on the occasion of Eid

Vadodara, July 29 (ANI): Cricketers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan on Tuesday extended greetings to the people of the country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across the country today, with prayers being offered at various historical mosques like the Jama Masjid in the national capital. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Jul 29, 2014
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Gaurav Gogoi calls for unity within Congress ahead of state by-polls

Guwahati, July 29 (ANI): Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi said the party was united and would meet expectations of people in upcoming by-elections in Assam state, denying any dissidence in the party. Speaking to mediapersons in Guwahati, Gogoi said the party must stand united in order to win the upcoming by-elections. The dissidence within the Assam unit of Congress party cropped up after its leaders demanded resignation of chief minister of the state, Tarun Gogoi over poll debacle in general elections held in May. Health Minister Himanta Biswas Sarma, and 33 other Congress party legislatures had resigned demanding a change in leadership. However, Gaurav added that those trying to break party’s unity will not be successful in their efforts. Jul 29, 2014
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Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

Bloodshed in and around Gaza surges with strikes killing 26 Palestinians, including at least four children, as Israel announces the deaths of five more soldiers, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of violence. Duration: 00:53 Jul 29, 2014
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Workshop in Bangalore to sensitize police on sexual abuse cases

Bangalore, July 29 (ANI): Civil society and the police organized a seminar recently to spread awareness on child abuse matters and new legal provisions among police officials in Bangalore. Bangalore Police Commissioner, M N Reddi, stressed upon upgrading the awareness and knowledge among police officers about POCSO. The city of Bangalore and the issue of child safety featured in news when a student of first grade, in one of the city's schools was assaulted by the skating instructor on July 02 who was arrested on July 20. Senior Manager of World Vision, Wesley said they were working with the government to resolve the issue of child protection. Jul 29, 2014
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Radio controlled car racing gearing popularity in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, July 29 (ANI): Radio controlled car racing, which is quite common across other Asian countries, is also gearing up popularity in Tamil Nadu. The first, popularly known as RC (radio controlled) national racing car event, was organized by Radio Controlled Car Association along with Kovai Modelers club at the racing club in Coimbatore. One of the winners of the Radio Control car race, Murali Kannadasan, said that these are unusual cars which runs on methanol and jump through different tracks. Radio car racing is very popular in China, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan. Event organizer, Raj Kumar, said that the race is popular in many other countries except India, where there is a dearth of racing tracks. Jul 29, 2014
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Villagers in Malkangiri demand adequate funds for expediting developmental work

Malkangiri, July 29 (ANI): Maintaining various welfare programmes have failed to yield benefits for the Maoist-infested Malkangiri district due to insufficient funds. Malkangiri, is one of the two districts worst affected by Maoist activities in Odisha. The Maoists, have worked systematically to consolidate their base and capacities in the district. Rural Development Expert, Ashutosh Mishra said that Malkangiri district is a house to the poor and innocent tribal, who have volumes of problems, but being a Maoist hot bed is a major worry. Meanwhile, villagers urged the Modi-led-Bharatiya Janata Party government to grand a special package for implementing development interventions in the area. Jul 29, 2014