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Oommen Chandy reaches Kochi Airport to receive nurses, says very relieved

Kochi, July 5 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday reached Kochi Airport to receive Indian nurses returning from strife-torn Iraq. He said that he and the entire state is very relieved on the progress. He said that it was because of the joint effort that the 100 per cent result in the case and that he was in total contact with the nurses from past few weeks. Chandy further said that the government only wants safe return of all the Indian nationals back to their nation. The aircraft carrying the nurses from Mumbai is soon to reach Kochi. Jul 5, 2014
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NCP dares Congress over seat-sharing in Maharashtra, politicos react

New Delhi/Nagpur, July 05 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted over Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar_s statement in which he has threatened the Congress that the NCP will break the alliance, if they don_t get 144 seats to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Jul 5, 2014
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Congress to raise demand for LoP Post in court, Politicos react

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Political reactions came in as Congress is mulling the option of moving court if it is denied the post of leader of opposition in Lok Sabha. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the Congress will only be embarrassed if they go to court to have their demand to be assigned the post of the Leader of Opposition (LoP), as they don't have the required number of seats. Party Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also advised the Congress to stop running after positions. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the party should be given the post or else it will be like weakening the democratic structure. Jul 5, 2014
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Political leaders on Moradabad violence

New Delhi, July, 05 (ANI): Situation in Moradabad is coming back to normal a day after clashes between two communities broke out over the installation of loudspeakers near a religious place. Five BJP leaders, including Muzaffarnagar riot-accused Sangeet Som and four MPs, were detained near Morababad after they tried to defy a ban on the party from holding a 'mahapanchayat' in Kanth area. Protesters blocked train lines and resorted to stone-pelting to lodge their protest. The police had to resort to tear gas shelling to dispel the crowd. Rail traffic route was also disturbed due to the agitation. The BJP leaders were later released on the condition that they will stay away from the area and not create any more disturbances. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh BJP constituted a five-member committee of its MLAs for a detailed probe into the violence and detention of its legislators in Moradabad district. Jul 5, 2014
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Digvijaya Singh to sit on hunger strike over Farmer_s woes

Bhopal, July 05 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said that he will sit on a hunger strike demanding compensation to the farmers in Madhya Pradesh. He said that he will commence the strike from 7th of July and appealed the farmers to do the same if they have similar concerns too. Jul 5, 2014
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Politicos welcome return of Indian nurses from violence hit Iraq

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Political leaders welcomed the return of Indian nurses from violence hit Iraq on Saturday. BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Subramanian Swamy said that the NDA government has done a great work in this front and will try to bring other Indian nationals back soon. MoS for External Affairs VK Singh said that the centre and the Ministry of External Affairs have done a great job. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it’s a late though welcome step by the NDA government. Jul 5, 2014
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India responds to Pak_s remark on Kashmir, says language of bygone era doesn_t help

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): In response to Pakistan_s comment that India_s Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory, Indian Foreign Ministry said that the language of bygone era has not helped or served anybody any purpose. Stressing that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said such remark was not in agreement with Indian PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif_s desire to normalise the relationship through dialogue. On the eve of Modi_s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in Islamabad said they didn_t accept the so-called accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India and Kashmir was not an integral part of India. Jul 5, 2014
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Magistrate injured in Moradabad violence, BJP workers later released

Moradabad, July 05 (ANI): In what turned out to be an ugly result of detention of the BJP leaders marching to attend a _mahapanchayat_ near Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Moradabad District Magistrate Chandrakant, Senior Superintendent of Police Dharam Veer, Circle Officer Archana and four policemen were injured in heavy stone-throwing by the protesters. The clash began after the group was stopped from attending the _mahapanchayat_ which was reportedly to incite communal feelings. Inspector General (law and order) of Uttar Pradesh, Amrendra Sengar said that almost 200 party supporters along with MP Sarvesh Singh were arrested and later released Jul 5, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 240 MW Uri-II hydropower project in Kashmir

Baramulla, July 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 240 megawatt Uri-II hydropower project in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, barely a mile from the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Modi dedicated the 240 MW Uri-II hydropower project to the nation built by NHPC at a cost of Rs. 2290 crore in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the second power project on river Jhelum in Uri area in Baramulla district and is located downstream of the 480-MW Uri-I project, which is already operational. Earlier in the day, Modi flagged off the inaugural train on a new stretch of railway to the town of Katra to Vaishno Devi. Heavy security arrangements were made in the state in the wake of PM Modi_s visit. Jul 5, 2014
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Officials claim Indian workers tortured in Iraq for posting video appealing for help

Nawanshahr, July 05 (ANI): Indian officials claimed that a few citizens were tortured by their employer in the strife-torn Iraq for posting a video in which they appealed New Delhi to evacuate them. In the video they also mentioned that they were receiving low wages and nobody is helping them to get back to India. Doctor Jasbir Singh, who is treating a victim named Rajkumar, said he was subjected to brute torture and is in a state of shock. Rajkumar, along with 14 other workers recently returned to his home at Nawanshahr town in Punjab, and has sustained injuries on his hand and chest. District official Jeevan Jagjit Kaur said the company denied food to the victim after the video was broadcast by a channel. Jul 5, 2014
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Shimray Asaiwo Bellrose and 17 others from Northeast clear civil services

Manipur, July 05 (ANI): 30-year-old Shimray Asaiwo Bellrose, a Tangkhul Naga who hails from Lunghar village in Manipur, is proud to have cleared the civil services examination, 2013, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. She has secured the 1106th position in the final list of the successful candidates. Bellrose has been staying in New Delhi since 2011 after completing her Msc in Botany from Manipur University. Bellrose is among the 18 candidates from the northeast who have cleared the civil services examination. Of the successful candidates, at least six are from Assam, four from Manipur, while two are from Meghalaya. Three candidates are from Mizoram and one each from Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Nagaland. Asaiwo believes that continuous disturbance by militant outfits in the northeast prevent the talented youngsters from achieving their potential. Bellerose_s family in Manipur feels proud of her success in the civil services. They believe that it has been possible only because of her hard work and determination. Jul 5, 2014
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FIFA investigates alleged ticketing scandal

FIFA says it will take a _firm stance_ and _sanction anybody who violated anything,_ during investigations of a ticketing scandal in Rio de Janeiro on July 4, 2014. Duration: 00:46 Jul 5, 2014
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Children's TV star Rolf Harris jailed for sex assaults

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was on Friday jailed for five years and nine months by a judge in London for a string of sexual assaults against girls and young women. Duration: 01:09 Jul 4, 2014