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Pilgrims en route Amarnath shrine content with hospitality in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 18 (ANI): The devotees who have undertaken the pilgrimage to sacred shrine of Amarnath expressed satisfaction with the hospitality in Jammu and Kashmir. The holy Amarnath cave containing the shrine of Lord Shiva is located at a snow-capped mountainous peak of the Himalayas. Although the authorities of the shrine board and the state government of Jammu and Kashmir have made all arrangements for the pilgrims, the much needed aid is provided by the Kashmiri residents irrespective of cast and creed. Jul 18, 2014
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Vaidik-Saeed meeting was between two private individuals and nothing more: Pak Envoy

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Friday stated that the meeting between Indian journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and Hafiz Saeed was a meeting between two private individuals and neither the Pakistan government nor the Indian government were aware of it. The meeting with the founder of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed has created a major controversy in India as he has been accused of being the mastermind behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008. Jul 18, 2014
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SC acquits all 11 accused in the 1993 Surat bomb blasts case

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): All 11 convicted in the 1993 Surat bomb blast case have been acquitted by the Supreme Court on Friday. Petitioner lawyer said that a two-judge bench of Justice TS Thakur and Justice C Nagappam not only acquitted all the 11 accused but also reversed a TADA court verdict that had sentenced them to jail from 10 to 20 years. The two blasts had taken place in January 1993 in Varachha area and on the platform number one of Surat railway station during the communal riots that broke out after the demolition of Babri Masjid. Jul 18, 2014
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Major fire breaks out at Lotus Business park building in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 18 (ANI): A major fire broke out on 21st floor of Lotus Business park building at Andheri, Link road in Mumbai. Around 12 fire tenders and 8 water tankers have been rushed to the spot to douse the fire. No casualty has been reported till now. Jul 18, 2014
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No hard evidence against Hafiz Saeed, can_t put him in jail to please everyone: Pak Envoy

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Friday said that Hafiz Saeed is a private citizen of Pakistan and the country cannot put him behind bars in absence of _hard evidence_ against him. Basit also added that even though a country like America has put a bounty on him but they cannot arrest him to please anyone. Saeed, founder of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, is on top of India_s most wanted list, for plotting a series of terror strikes in India, including the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008, in which 166 people were killed. Jul 18, 2014
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Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 18 (ANI): One of the top Naxal leaders and Odisha_s most wanted, Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested. 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. CM Naveen Patnaik congratulates State Police for Sabyasachi Panda_s arrest. CM Naveen Patnaik congratulated State Police for Sabyasachi Panda_s arrest. Jul 18, 2014
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India asks its airlines to avoid Ukraine after Malaysian plane crash

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, said on Friday that the country had issued an alert to its airlines to avoid Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner over the conflict ridden state's airspace with 298 passengers onboard. The Boeing 777, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, near the Russian border, on July 17, killing all 298 people on board. Meanwhile, Raju said in New Delhi that airlines were avoiding Ukraine after the crash. Meanwhile, Raju said there were no Indians on board on the ill fated Malaysian flight. Jul 18, 2014
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Malaysian PM Najib Razak demands swift justice if flight was shot down

Malaysia, July 18 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak demanded swift justice for those responsible if the Malaysian airliner that came down in Ukraine was found to have been shot down. Razak on Friday said Malaysia had not been able to verify what caused the Boeing 777-200 to crash while on a flight from Amsterdam to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, but it had not made a distress call. But he said he had agreed in talks with US President Barack Obama that investigators must get full access to the site of the crash. Ukraine accused "terrorists" - militants fighting to unite eastern Ukraine with Russia - of shooting down the plane. The rebels denied responsibility. Jul 18, 2014
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Arun Jaitley presents Delhi Budget in Lok Sabha Part - 1

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented the budget for New Delhi in the Lok Sabha. Laying stress on the major points, Jaitley said that this year no new taxes shall be levied on the people of Delhi. He then said that new medical colleges, multi speciality hospital, girls' high schools and remote ambulances shall be introduced in many areas. The Finance Minister also proposed to set up community toilets under JJ cluster in areas lacking toilets. Further, Jaitley said that the government will provide power subsidy for small electricity consumers. Jul 18, 2014
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Arun Jaitley presents Delhi Budget in Lok Sabha Part - 2

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented the budget for New Delhi in the Lok Sabha. Laying stress on the major points, Jaitley said that this year no new taxes shall be levied on the people of Delhi. He then said that new medical colleges, multi speciality hospital, girls' high schools and remote ambulances shall be introduced in many areas. The Finance Minister also proposed to set up community toilets under JJ cluster in areas lacking toilets. Further, Jaitley said that the government will provide power subsidy for small electricity consumers. Jul 18, 2014
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Politicos condemn shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Plane, call for through probe

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Political leaders across party lines condemned the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Plane MH17 over Eastern Ukraine in which all 298 people on board were killed. The leaders called for a thorough probe into the incident and demanded strict action by the International Court of Justice. Russia and Ukraine however, have both denied involvement. The Malaysian plane had fallen from a height of 10,600 metres and all passengers on board, including the crew died in the tragedy. Parts of the aircraft, human remains, money, gadgets and passports were spread across the region of Grabovo and Rassypnaya in Eastern Ukaraine. Jul 18, 2014
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Politicos and Social Activists condemn Brutal gang-rape of woman in UP

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Political leaders and social activists on Friday condemned the gang rape of a woman in Balsinkheda village across the Mohanlalganj-Memaura road in UP. Leaders demanded strict action against the accused and blamed the state government for such a situation for women. The local police station was informed around 6:00 am, but since they were on duty in the wake of former US president Bill Clinton_s visit to a village 10km away, it took two hours for the first policeman to arrive at the scene of crime where hundreds of villagers had gathered. Jul 18, 2014
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Pak PM Nawaz Sharif visits Army General Headquarters in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi / North Waziristan/ Islamabad, July 18 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a visit to the Army_s General Headquarters (GHQ) in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, gave full-fledged support to the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan. Sharif, who was accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Home Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Adviser to the PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, was received by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the PM visited the _Yadgare Shuhada_ (Martyrs_ Monument) and also offered prayers. Later, the Prime Minister was given a comprehensive briefing about the operation in North Waziristan by senior military commanders. The army chief informed Sharif that around 450 militants had been killed in the operation so far, whereas two captains and 26 soldiers of the Pakistan army were martyred during the operation. Jul 18, 2014
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Pak accuses India of _unprovoked firing_ across border

Islamabad, July 18 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Ministry accused Indian security forces of firing across the working boundary causing injuries to two Pakistani soldiers. On Thursday, a statement from the military said that _due to unprovoked Indian firing on working boundary this evening in Charwah sector near Sialkot, 2 soldiers were injured. Intermittent exchange of fire continues._ In 2013, over 200 cease-fire violations were recorded on the LoC, the highest in the last decade. Both New Delhi and Islamabad blame each other of resorting to unprovoked firings. Jul 18, 2014
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BSF says will retaliate if Pak continues to violate ceasefire

Jammu, July 18 (ANI): India___s paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) said that it would retaliate to the latest ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir if Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire again. On Wednesday, one Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was killed and three BSF personnel were injured in cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir. Following the incident, the Director General of BSF, DK Pathak, went to inspect the area along with his convoy and said the situation is presently under control.The BSF personnel reportedly died of a bullet injury to his shoulder. Attempts were made to rescue him, but the heavy firing prevented it, and three more got injured. Jul 18, 2014