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2014 FIFA World Cup: Costa Rica fans celebrate victory after penalty-shootout with Greece

Brazil, June 30 (ANI): Costa Rica fans poured out of Recife's stadium in Brazil victorious after their team beat Greece on penalties guaranteeing them a place in the World Cup quarter finals for the first time in the small country's history. Costa Rica played for 54 minutes with just ten men after Duarte was sent off when he was shown a second yellow card. The teams drew 1-1. Greece lost after failing to save the 4th penalty. Although it was an uneventful start, the second half saw a real battle when Greece went on the attack. It is the first time that Costa Rica has made it to the quarter finals. The last time they got through to the knockout stage was in 1990. Jun 30, 2014
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PSLV-C23 proved to be most reliable space launch vehicle: Former ISRO Chairman

Trivandrum, June 30 (ANI): Former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair on Monday stated that the PSLV-C23 has proved to be the world's most reliable space launch vehicle. He added that it is a matter of extreme pride that PM Narendra Modi has emphasized the need to harness technology and make it available to improve quality of life. Jun 30, 2014
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Nirmala Sitharaman to raise trade gap issue with Chinese counterpart

Beijing, June 30 (ANI): Minister of State for Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman said that she would raise trade gap issue with her Chinese counterpart in a scheduled meeting, during which she is expected to pitch for big investments like Chinese industrial parks. Sitharaman is accompanying Vice President Hamid Ansari to Beijing on a five day long trip to boost bilateral ties and also participate in a trilateral summit. India runs a $40 billion bilateral trade deficit with China and the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to seek greater market access to reduce that gap. Jun 30, 2014
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Bangladesh devotees celebrate Rath Yatra with religious fervor

Dhaka, June 30 (ANI): Devout Hindus soaked in religious fervour thronged streets of Dhaka city in Bangladesh and celebrated the annual Hindu chariot festival or Rath Yatra. People, especially women, celebrated the nine-day-long festival, which commemorates a journey by Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots. A student, Sushmita Das, who was a part of the grand festivity said Lord Jagannath would return to his place after nine days. The festival is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha. Jun 30, 2014
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Rath Yatra peacefully enters second day amidst tight security

Puri, June 30 (ANI): Over 10 lakh devotees converged in Odisha to participate in annual chariot festival or Rath Yatra in Puri city and pulled chariots of Hindu Lord Jagannath. Drenched in religious fervour, devotees were seen singing hymns, beating drums and playing cymbals to mark the festival. The annual religious procession commemorates a journey by Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots. Devotees from various parts of the world joined devotees and participated in the magnificent festivities. The annual religious procession commemorates the legendary journey of Lord Jagannath to his birthplace in the city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and is considered one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals in India. Jun 30, 2014
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ISIL declares 'caliphate' as Iraq presses counter-offensive

The ISIL jihadists whose sweeping Sunni militant offensive has captured swathes of Iraq have declared an "Islamic caliphate" in their territory as Iraqi forces battle to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit. Duration: 01:13 Jun 30, 2014
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Pro-Ukraine activists protest against ceasefire in Kiev

Pro-Ukraine fighters and activists gather outside the offices of the Ukraine presidency to express their disagreement with the ceasefire and to demand military operations to eliminate separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Duration: 01:14 Jun 30, 2014
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World Cup: Evicted to make way for stadium roads

A group of locals in Recife say they're fighting for compensation after they were kicked off their land to make way for a road that would lead football fans to the newly-built World Cup stadium. Duration: 02:39 Jun 30, 2014
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ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C-23 in presence of PM Modi

Sriharikota, June 30 (ANI): ISRO's PSLV-C-23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The satellite launch carrying five satellites: French earth-observation Spot-7 satellite, Aisat from Germany, NLS7-1 and NLS7-2 from Canada, and Velox-1 of Singapore, was witnessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Modi arrived in Sriharikota on Sunday and met ISRO scientists ahead of witnessing the historical launch. Till date, the ISRO has launched 35 satellites of foreign countries. Jun 30, 2014
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Festival on aromatic plants of Kashmir to create awareness of its potential in income generation

Srinagar, June 30 (ANI): A six- day festival meant to highlight the potential of indigenous aromatic and medicinal plants of the scenic state in income generation took place in Srinagar city of Kashmir. The festival held in the premises of the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine was named the 'Kashmir Lavender Festival', which brought together farmers, traders and industrialists in the business of aromatic products made out of plants like lavender, rose and rosemary. Director of the Institute, Dr Vishwakarma, said that the aim of the festival was to generate awareness on the market value of these plants that exist nowhere else in the country and the employment opportunities that exist in this business. Jun 30, 2014
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Dates shopkeepers do brisk business as Ramadan season approaches

Aurangabad, June 30 (ANI): Shopkeepers selling dates in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra did brisk business as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan approached near. The dates, preferred by Muslims to break their day-long fast, are available in many varieties at the markets, ranging from 40 rupees per kilogram to 2, 000 rupees per kilogram. The dates are being exported from various nations and have started coming in different flavours such as chocolate, costing more than the plain dates. Traders said Irani dates, which come in three kilogram packages, were more in demand this year. Dates are mostly imported from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq. Jun 30, 2014
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Prakash Javadekar on BJP MP's orientation camp

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): The two-day training programme for Bhartiya Janata Party's first time MPs concluded in Surajkund on Sunday. The impact and reach of social media emerged as the main point of discussion in the workshop. Talking to mediapersons, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that senior leader LK Advani told MPs not to be arrogant and work as public servants. Jun 29, 2014
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Jayalalithaa visits Chennai building collapse site, says building plans not adhered by builders

Chennai, June 29 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday visited the Chennai under construction building which collapsed Saturday evening following rain. Jayalalithaa said that it appears that the building plans were not adhered to by the builders. Further, she also said that its too early to come to any conclusion but most probably it's a structural defect. She also assured that rescue operations are underway and injured are giving medical attention. Jun 29, 2014
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India's first Corporate Football League to kick off in New Delhi

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): With the FIFA World Cup having captured the world's attention, Indian capital New Delhi is all set to host the nation's first ever Corporate Football League (CFL) 2014. The first match of the CFL would kick-off on Sunday at the Thyagraj Stadium in New Delhi. 25 Corporate teams would be competing with each other and the tournament would conclude on July 13, which is also the day for the FIFA World Cup final in Brazil. During the inauguration of the CFL on Saturday at the Thyagraj Stadium, Director of CFL Sanjay Singhania said that corporate sector and media together can contribute towards the promotion of football in India. Secretary of the Sports Authority of India Neeraj Kansal, who was also present at the inaugural ceremony, said that the corporate should come forward and help take the sport to a greater level in the nation. Jun 29, 2014