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N Srinivasan elected as the first ICC Chairman

June 26 (ANI): Narayanaswami Srinivasan has been elected as the first chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the amendments to the ICC's Memorandum and Articles of Association was approved by full council at the annual conference in Melbourne on Thursday. Srinivasan was appointed as the Chairman despite being barred by the Supreme Court of India from giving out his duties as BCCI President due to an ongoing probe into the match-fixing allegations of IPL 2013. From 2016, the ICC Board, which will continue to be the primary decision-making body, will elect the ICC Chairman for a two-year term. Jun 26, 2014
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Chandrababu Naidu meets Piyush Goyal to discuss power issues

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday met Power Minister Piyush Goyal to discuss power issues in the state. Goyal said that the Central and State government will work together to resolve power crisis in the state. He added that the NTPC will lend its services to provide supplementary power to Andhra Pradesh. Jun 26, 2014
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US names JuD as terror outfit, politicos react

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Political leaders in India on Thursday welcomed United States' move to include Jamaat-ud-Dawa in its list of terrorist organizations. Tightening its noose around the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the US has added its affiliates, including the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), to its list of designated terror organizations and slapped sanctions against two Pakistan-based LeT leaders. Jun 26, 2014
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FYUP Row: DU offers new proposal to be considered by UGC

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): The Delhi University on Thursday offered a new proposal to UGC following the FYUP row between DU and UGC. DU Media Coordinator Malay Neerav said that the university has responded to the UGC letter by a middle solution by offering a new proposal according to which the honours courses will be of three years' duration. Post this announcement by Neerav, there was a verbal spat between him and media. Jun 26, 2014
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Merkel: a 'qualified majority' is needed for Junker vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday it will be "no tragedy" if her favoured candidate for European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is elected with less than a unanimous vote. Duration: 00:38 Jun 26, 2014
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Indians walk to mark international anti-drug abuse day

New delhi, June 26 (ANI): Hundreds of people participated in a walkathon in New Delhi on Thursday to raise public awareness about the drug abuse and to mobilize support against illicit trafficking. United Nations General Assembly in 1987 decided to observe June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. The organisers hoped the campaign would send out a strong message of positive health, fitness and well-being and encourage participants to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build a drug-free environment. Music bands of Indian Coast Guard also participated in the walkathon. Commandant, Indian Coast Guard, K. P. Sisodia, said the aim is to make the youth aware about the ill effects of the drug consumption. Jun 26, 2014
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Siddharth Nath Singh hails Modi government's first month in office

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Wednesday hailed the completion of the Narendra Modi led NDA government's first month in office. Talking to medipaersons in New Delhi, he said that the government and all his ministers will give very good results. He also termed the new government's achievements as unprecedented and said that no government in India had worked so much in one month. Jun 26, 2014
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DU crisis, UGC issues fresh ultimatum to begin admission process, politicos react

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over UGC's ultimatum to Delhi University.UGC has issued a directive to DU's registrar to start admissions immediately. Once DU issues a notification to the colleges based on the UGC directive sent to the registrar, admissions could start in the next two days. Jun 26, 2014
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World Cup 2014: Argentina fans celebrate victory over Nigeria

Porto Alegre, June 26 (ANI): Argentine soccer fans celebrated their national team's 3-2 victory over Nigeria in the World Cup Group F match. Lionel Messi scored twice to inspire Argentina to a the thrilling win over Nigeria which clinched them the top spot in group and sent home an army of Sky Blue supporters with smiles on their faces. One Argentina supporter who calls himself Francis, attracted lots of attention dressed as the Pope. The few Nigerian fans in the crowd also left happy because their team advanced to the knockout phase thanks to Bosnia's 3-1 win over Iran. Argentina finished on nine points, Nigeria on four, Bosnia three and Iran one. Jun 26, 2014
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Swiss celebrate team's World Cup win against Honduras

Geneva, June 26 (ANI): Thousands of Swiss fans cheered their national team which beat Honduras 3-0 to make it to the round of sixteen on Wednesday. About 7,000 Swiss fans had gathered in a fan-zone in Geneva to watch the national soccer team, the Nati play. Dressed in red, or with Swiss flags on their faces, the fans started to believe their team could make it, despite their heavy defeat 5-2 against France last Friday, after Xherdan Shaqiri scored the first goal in the sixth minute. There were loud cheers when the Bayern Munich star struck again on the half hour. Shaqiri scored in the second half to complete the tournament's second hat-trick following Thomas Mueller's effort against Portugal. The venue erupted in jubilation as Shaqiri erased memories of the humiliating defeat against France, as well as that of Nati's last match against Honduras four years ago. Jun 26, 2014
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AAP slams Modi government over inflation and corruption

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): AAP chief, Arvind Kejriwal criticized the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for its inability to take strict measures to combat corruption and inflation. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Kejriwal said that the BJP had failed to deliver its election promises. Kejriwal also condemned BJP over the probable gas hike and said that he had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to roll back the hike. Jun 26, 2014
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Hamid Ansari to visit China to bolster bilateral ties

New delhi, June 26 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will lead a delegation of lawmakers, top officials to China to strengthen bilateral ties and will also participate in trilateral summit with China and Myanmar on occasion of 60th anniversary of Panchsheel agreement. Ansari would begin his five day long journey from June 26 and his first visit would be to the historic city of Xian with which India shares deep cultural ties. He would then go to Beijing with the delegation to boost bilateral relations between the two nations. Jun 26, 2014
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Venkaiah Naidu flags off Metro services between Mandi House and Central Secretariat

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday flagged off Metro services between Mandi House and Central Secretariat. The stretch would provide huge relief for commuters who get down at decongesting Rajiv Chowk station. Besides providing a one-point transfer to commuters headed from Central Secretariat for Vaishali and Noida. The 3 km-long underground corridors will have one station in between Janpath and is expected to benefit some 70,000 commuters. With this n0ew line, Mandi House would now be the interchange point for three lines - Noida-Dwarka Sector 21, Central Secretariat-Badarpur and Jahangirpuri-Huda City Centre. Jun 26, 2014
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Militants blow up Revenue office building in Kashmir

Poonch, June 26 (ANI): Militants blew up an office of a senior revenue official in border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir with a powerful explosion. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Amit Kumar Gupta said that in the wee hours of morning there was a powerful blast on the office premises. Kashmir has always remained a sensitive issue, as the restive region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency, and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Jun 26, 2014
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Congress supporters stage sit-in over Vyapam scam in Bhopal

Bhopal, June 26 (ANI): Congress supporters staged a sit-in protest accusing leaders of the ruling BJP being involved in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board or Vyapam scam. Congress workers demanded a probe to be conducted by the CBI on the scam. Meanwhile, student body, National Student's Union of India also protested against the scam. Congress leader Satyadev Katare also accused Madhya Pradesh Chief Shivraj Singh Chouhan of being involved in the employment scam. He showed documents of the Public Service Commission Examinations to prove that Chouhan's niece was appointed as Deputy Collector by illegal means and also said that the former had changed rules to destroy evidence of irregularities. Jun 26, 2014