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Vyapam Scam: Shivraj Singh Chouhan files defamation against KK Mishra

New Delhi/ Bhopal, June 24 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday filed a defamation case against Congress leader KK Mishra, who has levelled charges against the Madhya Pradesh CM in the multi-crore Vyapam Scam. The recruitment scam had reportedly involved manipulation in the selection process for government jobs conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). A Special Task Force has been constituted for an investigation into the Vyapam scam which had detained Laxmikant Sharma, a former state technical education minister, for interrogation. The high profile teacher's recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh is being linked to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's wife, Sadhna Singh. Jun 24, 2014
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Ranbir wants to sit behind Katrina on a bike!

Mumbai, June 24 (ANI): Looks like B-Town heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is slowly opening up about his relationship with the very gorgeous Katrina Kaif. As the actor took very confidently took all the media questions thrown on him about his relationship with Katrina Kaif. Ranbir who was recently spotted at Hero Moto Corp's event even said that who would not love to sit behind Katrina on a bike! On the occasion Ranbir even condemned all the rumors going around on him moving out of his house and said... But that's not it, as the Kapoor lad didn't even shy on taking the question regarding his recent Cape Town pictures with Katrina and said he has always been open about his pictures...Well after all this...all we can say is that we just can't wait for the day when you will finally open up about your love! Jun 24, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj aims to make passport service satisfactory

New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, aimed to provide satisfactory passport service to the people of the country, as she pinned hopes on speedy issuance of passport. Swaraj, while addressing mediapersons on 'Passport Service Day' on Tuesday said that authorities should conduct a brainstorming session to ensure timely issuance of passport. Foreign Ministry had declared June 24 as 'Passport Seva Divas' every year to commemorate the enactment of Passport Act in 1967. Meanwhile, Swaraj highlighted the need to provide better passport services to the people. Jun 24, 2014
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Will do our best to bring Indian economy back on track: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the government will spare no effort in bringing the Indian economy back on track. Currently, the Indian economy is at an all time low and the people are facing the burden of growing inflation especially on the prices of the basic necessities. Recently, the government had announced that the rail passenger fares would be increased by 14.2 percent and freight rates by 6.5 percent. Jun 24, 2014
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Army captures killer South Korean conscript

A South Korean military conscript who shot dead five members of his unit near the border with North Korea is captured after wounding himself following a 24-hour standoff with thousands of troops. Duration: 00:36 Jun 24, 2014
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Behind bars: Thai women pay high price for drugs

Lured by easy money, an escape from poverty or family pressure, thousands of women are locked up for drug offences in Thailand, which has one of the world's highest rates of female imprisonment. Duration: 01:22 Jun 24, 2014
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Bombing at Nigeria college kills eight

A bomb blast at a public health college in Nigeria's second city of Kano kills at least eight people, in the latest violence to hit an area repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram. Duration: 00:46 Jun 24, 2014
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Pak SC suspends Sindh HC's decision to strike off Musharraf's name from ECL

Islamabad, June 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan overruled the Sindh High Court order to remove former President Pervez Musharraf's name from the Exit Control List (ECL) barring him from leaving the country. Musharraf, who has faced a battery of court cases - including a charge of treason - since returning to Pakistan from exile last year, has been waiting since April for a decision to lift the travel ban. Jun 24, 2014
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2014 FIFA World Cup: Dutch fans delighted over 2-0 win against Chile

Sao Paulo, June 24 (ANI): Dutch Fans were satisfied with the excellent performance of their national team in the FIFA World Cup, hoping the team could go to the final. Two substitutes scored apiece to give the Netherlands a 2-0 win over Chile in their last Group B match and secured the top spot. Although Chile lost the match and will confront the Brazilian team which topped Group A, Chilean fans believe their team will have a good performance in the future. Leroy Fer scored the winner in the 77th minute to ensure the Dutch entered the Round of 16 with a perfect record. Jun 24, 2014
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Fever cases soar during Monsoon in south India

Thiruvananthapuram, June 24 (ANI): With the onset of Monsoon there is a gradual rise in fever cases with as many as over 1000 cases, reported by the civic health department, seeking treatment in hospitals in southern India this month alone. The hospital in Thiruvananthapuram city of Kerala is crowded with patients complaining illnesses pertaining to monsoon. The monsoon may have come in as a respite for people from strong heat waves in Kerala, but it is proving negative as communicable diseases are on a high, claims the state health department. Patients have mostly come to hospitals with cough, cold and fever. While most are normal viral fevers, doctors are advising caution and adequate rest to ensure that things do not get out of hand. An alert for Leptospirosis, also known as field fever, has been issued as a precautionary measure, since monsoon struck the coastal state. Jun 24, 2014
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DU teachers backing FYUP, go on hunger strike over DU-UGC tussle

New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): With the standoff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University (DU) continuing, the university teachers who are in favour of the Four-year Undergraduate Programme hold a hunger strike on Tuesday. They alleged political interference in the issue and say that the Human Resource Development Ministry and the University Grants Commission are responsible for the mess. Meanwhile, Professor Surender Kumar also alleged attack by NSUI and ABVP member on him. The Delhi University Principals' Association on Monday had announced that the admissions to the colleges are being deferred as there is a conflict between the guidelines issued Jun 24, 2014
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Spain fans finally celebrated a 3-0 win against Australia in 2014 FIFA world Cup

Brazil, June 24 (ANI): Spain fans were finally able to celebrate a win in Brazil after their side ended an embarrassing campaign with a 3-0 win over Australia who left the World Cup winless. The win was more a matter of pride for the defending world champions who had no chance of advancing to the final 16 after losing their first two matches of the tournament. Even after their 3-0 victory over a battling but already-eliminated Australia salvaged some dignity, the departing champions always knew they'd be packing their bags no matter what the outcome. Most fans seemed to enjoy the atmosphere of being part of a World Cup no matter how poorly the team may have performed on the pitch. Nonetheless, Australia fan Oscar Clarke said the Aussies held up pretty well considering they are ranked 62nd in the world, 61 places behind Spain who were number one in the FIFA rankings at the start of the tournament. Jun 24, 2014
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BJP andShiv Sena MPs meet Railway Minister as Gowda gives assurance over fare hike

New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): After BJP andShiv Sena MPs from Mumbai-Thane met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda over fare hike, BJP leader Kirit Somaiya said that the fare hike is too much for the people and that a little concession was demanded for. He said that Gowda gave assurance and said that he will consider the matter. Jun 24, 2014
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TN professor develops robot to save children trapped in borewells

Tamil Nadu, June 24 (ANI): A 43-year-old college professor from Tamil Nadu, M Manikandan has developed a unique robot, which can rescue children who accidentally fall into open borewells – answering prayers of parents who have had the misfortune of their children falling into narrow open pits. Manikandan said he was inspired to invent the robot after his own son fell into a borewell almost a decade ago -- but was luckily rescued. Professor Manikandan developed the nine-feet-long robot with human-like arms along with clamps resembling fingers that can clutch and pull the trapped child out of borewell. The robot can be operated with batteries and works with the help of an air piston. Jun 24, 2014