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Teary-eyed families bid adieu to IAF officers killed in helicopter crash in Sitapur

Bareilly, July 27 (ANI): Sombre yet proud families of personnel, who died in an Indian Air Force helicopter crash, paid their last tribute to their loved ones. Seven persons, including two pilots were killed when an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Friday (July 25) in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh. IAF officials, including Air Chief Arup Raha, and kin of the deceased gathered in Bareilly to present guard of honour and to pay last rites to three of the killed officials, Bhagat Singh, P Mukherjee and Manoj Yadav. The families have put up a brave face and said they are proud that the lives of their near and dear ones have not been lost in vain. Jul 27, 2014
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Jitendra Singh congratulates Ministry of Earth Sciences on its Foundation day

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh congratulated the Ministry of Earth Sciences on its Foundation day on Sunday. He applauded the ministry for the developmental works it has undertaken and the level it has achieved in the recent past. Further, he also talked about the relation between the scientific thinking and religion. Jul 27, 2014
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Venkaiah Naidu hits at Congress over LoP row

Hyderabad, July 27 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Venkaiah Naidu, on Sunday hit out at the Congress party that had accused that the Modi government pressurized the Speaker not to grant Leader of Opposition (LoP) post to it. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi opined the main opposition party in the house must have at least 10 percent seats for the Leader of Opposition post. Congress has only 44 lawmakers in a 543-member lower house of the parliament. Congress leader Anand Sharma alleged that Attorney General (AG) and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan were working at the behest of the government. Naidu said the government would abide by the Speaker’s decision on the issue. Jul 27, 2014
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Congress stages a unique protest against BJP government over rising prices

Kanpur/ New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Congress party staged a unique protest in an attempt to taunt ruling BJP government over rising inflation throughout the country on Sunday. The anguished protesters took to streets and raised anti-Narendra Modi and BJP government slogans condemning the soaring prices of vegetables and commodities. In an attempt to mock the BJP government, protesters held a unique protest showcasing a small market named as ‘Modi Bazaar’ displaying high price tags on a number of vegetables like tomatoes, capsicum and brinjals. Congress leader, Sriprakash Jaiswal condemned the price hike adding, that the anger and distress within people is likely to come down to streets. Meanwhile, a BJP leader, Sudhanshu Trivedi said the current ruling government is taking all necessary measures to curb inflation. Jul 27, 2014
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Syria regime forces retake gas field from jihadists

Syrian government troops Saturday recaptured the Shaar gas field in Homs province from the Islamic State, a week after the jihadists seized it, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Syrian Army both confirmed. Duration: 00:46 Jul 27, 2014
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Philippines welcomes 100 millionth baby

A baby girl born early Sunday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation. Duration: 00:30 Jul 27, 2014
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Politicos on forensic report of Mohanlalganj case

Lucknow, July 27 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday cornered the Samajwadi Party in the state after reports emerged that the post-mortem report in the Mohanlalganj assault case could have been manipulated. The family members of the victim have pointed out various discrepancies in the postmortem report submitted by a six-member medical team. While the autopsy report said that both kidneys of the lab assistant were intact, a family member claimed that it was wrong as she had donated one of her kidneys to her ailing husband on October 15, 2011. Jul 27, 2014
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Mixed reactions flow as RJD- JD (U) - Congress alliance finalized for Bihar by polls

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The alliance of RJD, JD (U) and the Congress to contest the by-elections in 10 assembly constituencies of Bihar has resulted in mixed reactions by political leaders of different parties. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the alliance was a good step forward and would lead to the defeat of BJP in the state. RJD leader Manoj Jha stated that they have set a good example by looking over individual differences and forming an alliance, not only for their own benefit but for the benefit of Bihar. On the other hand, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from the BJP slammed the alliance sarcastically saying that RJD and JD (U) had come up as a force against Congress but now it would be interesting to see for how long such an alliance is able to function. Jul 27, 2014
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NCW condemns UP govt as kin cry foul over autopsy report of Mohanlalganj murder victim

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The NCW on Sunday cornered the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh after reports emerged that the post-mortem report in the Mohanlalganj assault case could have been manipulated. The family members of the victim had pointed out various discrepancies in the postmortem report submitted by a six-member medical team. While the autopsy report said that both kidneys of the lab assistant were intact, a family member claimed that it was wrong as she had donated one of her kidneys to her ailing husband on October 15, 2011. The victim of the horrific murder was also raped, news reports stated on Sunday. Sources further said that involvement of more than one person in the crime cannot be ruled out. The recent claims are contradictory to the version given by UP police which stated that the crime was a 'one-man operation.' Jul 27, 2014
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UN fears for Burmese refugees as Thailand plans to repatriate 100, 000 of them

Burma-Thailand Border, July 27 (ANI): Thailand began a census of Burmese refugees at the country's largest camp on July 21st. The government now run by the army says it will send home to Myanmar about 100, 000 of the refugees who've been living in camps along the border for more than two decades. But the United Nations High Commission for Refugees is concerned that those sent back to Myanmar will face serious dangers. Some of those now living in the refugee camps are also worried about the prospect of going back, while many fled to escape poverty, persecution and ethnic wars. There are an estimated 120, 000 Burmese refugees living in ten camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Jul 27, 2014
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Gaza civilians voice outrage as ceasefire ends with Hamas firing on Israel

Gaza Strip, July 27 (ANI): As a temporary ceasefire ended with Hamas firing more rockets, Gaza civilians voiced their outrage over the ongoing Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, calling it a massacre and saying that nearly half of the victims were innocent children. A 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire had come into effect in the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning after Hamas and Israel accepted a UN proposal late Friday night. Gaza's heath ministry said that the death toll in the 19-day Israeli offensive in Gaza has reached 1,030 and that more than 6,000 others have been injured. It added that most of the victims were innocent women and children. At Gaza Shifa Hospital, relatives of many victims grieve on their loss. Jul 27, 2014
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Kaptan Singh Solanki takes oath as Haryana Governor

Chandigarh, July 27 (ANI): BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki on Sunday sworn-in as the Governor of Haryana. He was administered the oath by acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Ashutosh Mohunta at Haryana Raj Bhavan. Solanki succeeded Jagannath Pahadia whose five- year term ended on Saturday. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and other ministers were also present at the swearing-in ceremony. Jul 27, 2014
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Sky rocketing vegetable prices hit commoners

Surat, July 27 (ANI): Commoners as well as vegetable vendors bear the brunt due to sky-rocketing vegetable prices across India, thus affecting the sale of regular legumes consumed on a daily basis. Though unseasonal weather conditions, hoarding and price manipulation have in the past led to dramatic price rise, vendors like Narayan Nag in Surat are clueless about the reason of the hike. BJP's much-promised good days are yet to come as people complain about rise in prices of essential commodities. Jul 27, 2014