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Smriti Irani visits Amethi, takes dig at Rahul Gandhi

Amethi, July 19 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani on Saturday visited Amethi. On her visit, she said that she has come as she had promised people of Amethi that she will be working for them in the future as well. She then took a dig at Congress MP from Amethi Rahul Gandhi and said that the people there do not expect anything from him. Jul 19, 2014
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Politicos slam AAP after Dilip Pandey_s arrest

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Political leaders from the Congress and the BJP assailed the Aam Aadmi Party after it_s Delhi unit secretary Dilip Pandey, two AAP leaders and three others were arrested by the Delhi police on the charges of inciting violence between communities. SP leader Naresh Agarwal also said slammed AAP saying anybody breaking the laws should be put behind bars. Pandey and the two AAP leaders were called by police for questioning in connection with allegedly inflammatory posters in Jamia Nagar area of South Delhi. Jul 19, 2014
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Women_s Rights Activists condemn Lucknow, Bangalore rape cases

New Delhi/ Mumbai, July 19 (ANI): The recent brutal rapes in Bangalore and Lucknow have sparked up furious reactions from social and women_s rights activists across India. Women_s rights activist Abha Singh attacked the Uttar Pradesh government over the gangrape and murder of a woman in Lucknow, saying that law and order has broken down in the state and if the government cannot protect the women of its state, then it should be dismissed. Chairperson of NCW Shamina Shafiq threw light on the appalling number of rapes that take place in UP each day while women_s rights activist Neelam Katara pointed out to the endless delays, which have plagued the justice system. Social activist Kiran Bedi said that whether it is Bangalore or UP, India is in a need of social revolution that addresses the backwardness of the mindset of Indian men. She added that improvement in governance was extremely important to improve policing in the country. Jul 19, 2014
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Public anger mounts against rape of child in a Bangalore school, police assures swift action

Bangalore, July 19 (ANI): As public anger mounts against the rape of a six- year- old girl within school premises, the Police commissioner of Bangalore told mediapersons that the probe is on and the accused will soon be nabbed. Tension erupted as two staff members allegedly raped a six-year-old girl on the premises of a prominent school. He added that no laxity in the case will be tolerated and the department was working systematically to arrest the accused. Parents assembled on the school premises and staged a protest, accusing the school authority of inaction. They alleged that school management was not addressing the issue with utmost urgency. Meanwhile, Karnataka Home Minister K George addressed mediapersons and said measures are being taken to ensure the safety of women in the city. Jul 19, 2014
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Sabyasachi Panda sent to ten days of police custody

Bhubaneswar, July 19 (ANI): Court has sent India___s top Maoist leader, Sabyasachi Panda to ten days of police custody after his arrest in Odisha. Panda was produced in front of the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) of Berhampur amid tight security on Friday evening where he was ordered to be sent on 10-day police custody. Acting on intelligence information, a police team nabbed the 48-year-old fugitive rebel leader after raiding a hideout at Berhampur in Odisha_s Ganjam district. Police recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from his possession. DIG of Police (Southern Range) Amitabh Thakur termed the arrest of top rebel leader as a major blow to the Maoist outfit. Police informed that Panda is accused of several heinous crimes, including the murder of a Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, in 2008 and abduction of two Italians in 2012. Jul 19, 2014
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AIDWA protest against grisly rape case in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, July 19 (ANI): A leading women group, All India Democratic Women___s Federation (AIDWA), protested against the gang rape, brutal torturing and killing of a woman on Friday, whose mutilated body was found at a school in Uttar Pradesh. A large number of women activists protested outside the Uttar Pradesh Secretariat demanding the arrest of those guilty of gang-raping and murdering the woman. Reportedly, the woman was stripped and stabbed several times. There were stab wounds even on her private parts, the police said after preliminary examination of the body. Meanwhile, slamming the government, a BJP leader accused the UP government for neglecting the security and safety of the women. Jul 19, 2014
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Congress ready for elections: Rashid Alvi

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi has said that the party is ready for fresh elections in Delhi. Delhi has been under President_s rule since February when Kejriwal resigned from the post of chief minister after his 49-day-old government failed to table its Jan Lokpal Bill in the state assembly. The Assembly has been under suspended animation ever since and no party has staked claim to form the government. Jul 19, 2014
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SGPC Chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Haryana SGPC issue

Ludhiana, July 19 (ANI): Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Saturday condemned the Haryana government___s decision to create an independent committee to monitor Sikh temples in the state. He said that the decision by the Haryana government was wrong and unconstitutional, and the fact that the resolution was passed as a money bill meant that the government is taking control over the Gurudwaras. He urged the central government to intervene and look into the matter. Jul 19, 2014
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Indian sand artist depicts Ukraine airline crash as _shame to humanity_ through art

Bhubaneswar, July 19 (ANI): Famed sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, created a sand sculpture at Puri Beach to show that the nation condemns the shooting of an airliner at Ukraine killing all 298 passengers on board. Pattnaik created the art with six tons of sand. The Boeing 777, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, near the Russian border, on Thursday (July 17). The plane crashed about 40 km (25 miles) from the border with Russia near the regional capital of Donetsk, an area that is a stronghold of rebels who have been fighting Ukrainian government forces and have brought down military aircraft. Jul 19, 2014
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Himachal Pradesh steps up security in border areas with J&K after reports of militants___ movement

Shimla, July 19 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh has stepped up security in border areas with Jammu and Kashmir after reports of militants___ movement, said police chief, Sanjay Kumar. Director General of Police (DGP), Kumar, said that the intelligence input was passed on by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) authorities in Jammu and Kashmir. Kumar added that patrolling was intensified on the roads connecting Chamba district with Jammu and Kashmir to prevent any attempt by extremists to infiltrate. Chamba district shares nearly 200 kilometers border with Jammu and Kashmir and it is easy for the militants to infiltrate due to mountainous terrain. The restive Kashmir region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency, and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Jul 19, 2014
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Women football academy in Manipur hones the skill of budding players

Manipur, July 19 (ANI): These young girls are sweating out at the Women Football Academy in Kakching to realize their dreams of representing India at the international platform. Established in 2003, the academy is run by Y Satya Singh and has produced several good players since its inception. The academy has a well equipped teaching team including several coaches, physical trainers and doctors. The girls are being given rigorous training under chief coach Ksh. Ibomcha and coaches Khetrimayum Birbal Singh and Moirangthem Nilo Singh. The academy, which has trained over 200 players, including 6 international and 20 national players till now, has some 32 trainees enrolled at present. The academy has won several tournaments including U-15 championship in Kakching, the Nehru Yuva Kendra Football tourbament in Thoubal and the 1st Subroto Mukherjee Cup U-17 championship in 2012. The academy that currently runs at the DSA Kakching playground is looking forward to have its own playing area. Jul 19, 2014
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Tea workers in Tripura imparted skill development training to boost production

Tripura, July 19 (ANI): The northeast region is one of the main producers of tea in the country. In order to give a boost to the tea industry in Tripura, a training scheme for skill development of the tea workers was launched recently. Implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation through its various training partners, it aims to provide scientific knowledge to the traditional tea growers as well as to those interested in joining this sector. The one-month long training programme imparts skills on various aspects of growing tea, including the preparation of nurseries, choosing saplings, use of fertilizers and maximizing the yield. Upon completing the training, the trainees will be awarded with a certificate from the government and National Skill Development Corporation, along with a monetary reward. The scheme is a part of Standard Training Assessment and Rewards (STAR) and was launched by the government last year to encourage people to acquire skills for different job roles. The programme is expected to benefit over 10000 small tea growers of the state. Jul 19, 2014
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Allahabad HC issues notice to PM Modi on petition against his election from Varanasi

Allahabad, July 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been issued a notice by the Allahabad High Court on a petition filed by Congress leader Ajay Rai challenging Modi's election from Varanasi. In his petition, Rai, who contested as Congress' candidate from the constituency in the recent Lok Sabha polls, has reportedly alleged that Modi had left blank columns relating to his wife Yashoda Ben's PAN card details and her income, which violated Supreme Court's directions. Jul 18, 2014
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Protests erupt over rape of six-year-old girl in Bangalore

Bangalore /New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Members of a student organisation and BJP on Friday protested against the rape of a six-year-old girl by two staff members in her school in Bangalore.The crime took place on July 02 in the school campus during class hours and the child is now receiving treatment in hospital. Members of student organisation Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) gathered outside the school and staged a protest, accusing the school authority of inaction. They said the government should step up their efforts and address the issue with utmost urgency. The girl was allegedly raped by a security guard and a gym teacher. Meanwhile, BJP leaders also protested outside the assembly against the ruling Congress government for its failure to take steps. Condemning the incident, women activist Annie Raja slammed the government for acting in a non-serious manner towards such crimes. Jul 18, 2014
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BJP hails Delhi budget, opposition slams

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): The Delhi Budget, which was presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday met with wide criticism from rival party leaders. Manish Sisodia of the Aam Aadmi Party said that the BJP budget was no different from the Congress budget, as it has nothing to offer to the common man. Congress leader Haroon Yusuf stated that the BJP has only proved that Congress' policies where always right. On the other hand BJP leader and Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan said that not just the BJP, even the people of Delhi were very happy with the budget. The 36,776 crore budget proposes new medical colleges, multi speciality hospital, girls' high schools, remote ambulances, community toilets and most importantly, power subsidy for small electricity consumers. Jul 18, 2014