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Requested Environment Minister to allow additional coal mining to expand the availability: Piyush Go

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): After meeting the power sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that the ministry is trying its best to tackle the crisis situation. He said that the ministry has also requested Environment Ministry to allow additional coal mining to expand the availability for more power generation. He also said that transmission, distribution and fuel supply are intricate subjects on which there is need to take careful decisions. He also appealed the people to cooperate in the endeavors and not encourage power theft. Jun 20, 2014
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MEA on Iraq crisis Part - 1

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said that the issue of Indian nationals in Iraq continues to be a matter of high priority to the Government of India. He further informed that the 40 Indian nationals who have been abducted remain safe. Akbaruddin also added that any Indian national who desires to return, but does not have money for fare will be assisted by Indian community welfare fund in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014
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MEA on Iraq crisis Part - 2

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said that the issue of Indian nationals in Iraq continues to be a matter of high priority to the Government of India. He further informed that the 40 Indian nationals who have been abducted remain safe. Akbaruddin also added that any Indian national who desires to return, but does not have money for fare will be assisted by Indian community welfare fund in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014
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BJP should come out of campaign mode and start governing: Congress

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday slammed the ruling BJP government saying that it should come out of the campaign mode and start governing the nation properly. Chidambaram said that the planning commission is too big and unwieldy. Talking about the MHA advisory about Hindi as the official language, Chidambaram said that there will be a backlash in non-Hindi speaking states especially Tamil Nadu Jun 20, 2014
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Railway passenger fare hike by 14.2%, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Railway Ministry on Friday hiked passenger fare by 14.2% ahead of the actual railway budget of the new government. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said that the previous government's orders about fare hike were passed by him and he had to implement the orders to meet all expenses. Political leaders condemned the highest fare hike in railways up till now. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that BJP government has sarcastically shown its good days to people. CPI Gurudas Dasgupta said that hike in railway fare will bring a disaster in coming days. TMC leader Derek O'Brien said that the new government is playing the same dirty tricks of the previous government and burdening the common man. Meanwhile, Congress leader Ajay Maken slammed the new government saying that if UPA did not implement the laws made by it then why the new government did so. Jun 20, 2014
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Mayawati slams SP govt for poor law and order situation in UP

Lucknow, June 20 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati on Friday slammed SP government for increasing crimes against women and deteriorating law and order situation in the state. During an exclusive interview with ANI, Mayawati said that if mid-term polls are announced in UP then her first priority will be to maintain proper law and order. Jun 20, 2014
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At least 11 die, others missing in Bulgaria flooding

Flash floods in Bulgaria have killed at least 11 people including two children, with others missing after torrential rains lashed the east of the country, authorities said Friday. Duration: 00:36 Jun 20, 2014
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Mukesh Ambani says crisis in Iraq might affect oil prices; politicos react

New Delhi, June 20(ANI):Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has said the crisis in Iraq will lead to higher fuel prices which in turn will raise inflation. While the BJP said it will try to control inflation, opposition parties slammed the BJP led NDA government as well Ambani over the matter. Jun 20, 2014
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PM, Sushma Swaraj will do all to secure release of Indians in Iraq: Gadkari

Nagpur, June 20 (ANI): Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would do all in their capacity to secure the release of Indians abducted in Iraq. Earlier, media reports had said that Sonia Gandhi had written a letter to Prime Minister Modi expressing concern over the abduction of 40 Indians in strife-torn Iraq, and had urged him to intensify diplomatic efforts to ensure their safety and secure their early release. Jun 20, 2014
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BJP says no question of Nihal Chand's resignation, politicos react

New Delhi/Lucknow, June 20 (ANI): Defending Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Nihal Chand who has been issued a notice by a Jaipur court in a sexual assault case, BJP's Rajasthan unit said there was no question of his resignation as it was a conspiracy by Congress leaders. Senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain too termed it as a conspiracy and said there was no question of Nihal Chand's resignation as the previous Congress government in Rajasthan had filed a closure report in the case. Meanwhile, opposition parties slammed the BJP for protecting the minister. Jun 20, 2014
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BJP condemns Maharashtra govt over Campa Cola society crisis, Congress defends

New Delhi/ Mumbai/ Nagpur, June 20 (ANI): In the row of Campa Cola society crisis in Mumbai, BJP leaders condemned the ruling Congress-NCP government in the state for not taking appropriate steps. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya said that the government made laws to save the builders but did not do anything for the welfare of middle class people. BJP's Devendra Fadnavis said that Supreme Court's order had been misinterpreted but the state government could take quick action to save its people. BJP's Shaina NC said that action should be taken against the BMC officials and builders who executed the illegal building task not against the innocent residents. Congress leader Rashid Alvi defended the state government saying that the orders of Supreme Court should be followed. Jun 20, 2014
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Akhilesh presents Budget 2014-15, focus on development of state Part - 2

Lucknow, June 20 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday presented 2014-15 budget focusing mainly on development of the state. The government has closed the three main schemes Berojgaari Bhatta, Kanya Vidyadhan and Laptop. The SP government stressed on development of the state by focusing mainly on infrastructure and energy. Talking to mediapersons in Lucknow, he said that to develop the state, it is important to focus on key points Roads, Electricity, Health, Water, Home. Akhilesh announced the expansion of women’s helpline 1090 to ensure the safety of women in the state. He also announced Samajwadi Pension Scheme, which will provide benefits to 40 lakh families in the state. Jun 20, 2014
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Akhilesh presents Budget 2014-15, focus on development of state Part - 2

Lucknow, June 20 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday presented 2014-15 budget focusing mainly on development of the state. The government has closed the three main schemes Berojgaari Bhatta, Kanya Vidyadhan and Laptop. The SP government stressed on development of the state by focusing mainly on infrastructure and energy. Talking to mediapersons in Lucknow, he said that to develop the state, it is important to focus on key points Roads, Electricity, Health, Water, Home. Akhilesh announced the expansion of women’s helpline 1090 to ensure the safety of women in the state. He also announced Samajwadi Pension Scheme, which will provide benefits to 40 lakh families in the state. Jun 20, 2014
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Police arrest top militant Abu Hanzalla in Kashmir

Kulgam, June 20 (ANI): Police arrested a top militant on Friday from a hideout in Jammu and Kashmir state, said a senior officer. Acting on intelligence input, police launched a joint operation with army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to nab Abu Hanzalla, one of the commanders of Lashkar-e-Toiba, in Kulgam District. Hanzalla, who hails from Multan city of Pakistan, is involved in a series of killings. The militant from Punjab province of Pakistan was active in south Kashmir since past two years and was deputy of the most wanted LeT chief in Kashmir Abu Qasim. Jun 20, 2014
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Activist calls Delhi HCs stand on failed live-in relations major reason for rape cases conservati

Kolkata, June 20 (ANI): Women Rights’s Activist Saswati Ghosh on Friday said that Delhi High Court’s stand saying failed live-in relations is major reason for rape cases is very conservative. The court also cautioned parents of young couples to behave with "more sensitivity" while dealing with such issues. Ghosh said that even though, women should be conscious and alert in such commitments and be mentally prepared for any unforth situations. Jun 20, 2014