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UP Governor BL Joshi resigns

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Amid reports that NDA government wants to replace governors appointed by its predecessor, Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi tendered his resignation on Tuesday. He has sent his resignation papers to the Home Ministry. Joshi's tenure was to end next month. His resignation could be the start of more such exits of the state governors after the new BJP government took over last month. Home Ministry sources say other UPA-appointed governors who still have two years or more to complete their term are likely to come under pressure as the government has asked President Pranab Mukherjee to ask for their resignations soon. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had said today that the governors should resign themselves as they were appointed by Sonia Gandhi and not on merit. Jun 17, 2014
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Iraq situation being monitored closely by the Foreign Minister herself: MEA

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Tuesday highlighted the situation of Iraq crisis as related to some Indian nationalists there. Akbaruddin said that the situation is being closely monitored by Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj herself. He also said that the Indian Embassy in Iraq is giving updated reports on contacts with Indian nationalists and added that the entire situation is being monitored on an hourly basis. Jun 17, 2014
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Nine killed as bus falls into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh

Sirmour, June 17 (ANI): At least nine people were killed and 40 injured when a tourist bus fell into a deep gorge in hilly state of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday. The bus coming from Uttar Pradesh with 55 passengers, met with the accident in Sirmour district. District officials immediately rushed to the scene with rescue and medical teams. The injured were admitted to hospitals where the condition of some of them is critical. Jun 17, 2014
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BJP protest against JandK CM Omar Abdullah

Jammu, June 17 (ANI): BJP workers on Tuesday staged a protest against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over his remark on their previous protest in the state. Earlier, BJP protested against Abdullah over power crisis in the state when he had gone to inaugurate a scheme for power development. Later, in an angry rhetoric over BJP's protests, Abdullah came forward and attacked BJP calling the party as 'deceitful' and staging protests only for the cameras. Angry protesters also burnt effigies and shouted slogans against the state CM. Jun 17, 2014
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Finance Minister says hoarding behind rising prices, politicos react

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remark in which he attributed the rising inflation to the hoarding of food stocks. He said that Centre is committed to ease supply side bottlenecks and has also asked states to take firm measures against hoarders to check speculation. Jaitley also said the state governments should take effective steps to ensure that hoarding is discouraged. Jun 17, 2014
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UK Envoy meets Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): British High Commissioner to India James Bevan on Tuesday met Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and congratulated her on holding the office. Bevan said that Britain and India can work cordially in the field of food processing. Talking about the ban on Indian mangoes, Bevan said that the ban was imposed due to concerns of pesticides coming in and added that some steps will be taken to lift the ban as soon as possible. Jun 17, 2014
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Appointment of PMO Official and PS to Ministers put on hold, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): The BJP government has put on hold the appointment of PMO official and personal secretaries to ministers which has invited political reactions. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the new government should work with the officials who are already appointed and there should be no discrimination on the basis of party. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that BJP works with a narrow mind. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the Prime Minister wants to keep all ministers under his control. Jun 17, 2014
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Politicos react on reports of AAP MLAs to support BJP

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over reports of AAP MLAs to support BJP during the upcoming elections to elect Delhi's Chief Minister. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that AAP was unable to run its government in Delhi so it's not illegal if it now wants to support BJP. Congress leader JP Agarwal said that BJP and AAP are one so it is natural for AAP to support BJP. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that if AAP as a party will support BJP, it will destroy itself. Jun 17, 2014
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Politicos express concern over Indian nationals stuck in Iraq violence

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Political leaders expressed concern over Indian nationals stuck in Iraq violence. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that international organizations should take step on the unfortunate events in Iraq. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy assured of possible help from the Indian government. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the nationals should be brought back soon. Meanwhile, CPI leader Atul Anjan and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar demanded India’s intervention in the matter. Jun 17, 2014
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E-Rickshaws get Govt's nod in Delhi

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Addressing a rally of e-rickshaw owners and drivers at the Ramlila Maidan in the national capital, union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced that the Delhi government won't ban the e-rickshaws, bringing relief to at least 2 lakh rickshaw drivers. Gadkari added that each e-rickshaw would be allowed to carry four passengers and luggage up to 50 kgs. Jun 17, 2014
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NDA govt nudge 6 governors to resign, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Politicos reacted after NDA government started nudging six Congress-appointed governors to quit. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that they should resign by themselves as they were not appointed on any credit. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi and NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that governor is a non-political position and should not have been handled in such a way. Further, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that the BJP should have let them completed their term and appointed other minister after the same, the courtesy for which they lack. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that removal of governors will be an insult to the former prime minister. Jun 17, 2014
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Inflation at five-month high, fiscal deficit and high interest rates to continue: Market Expert

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Talking about the inflation which reached at five-month high, Market Expert Akash Jindal said that fiscal deficit and high interest rates will continue with time. Jindal said that the food prices and oil prices are increasing because of El Nino effect and Iraq violence respectively. Talking about Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on inflation, he said that whatever may be the reason for the same, government has to tackle it. Jindal also talked about tackling hoarding in coordination with the state and central government. Jun 17, 2014
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Raman Singh devises elaborate development plan for Maoist-hit Bastar District

Raipur, June 17 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh discussed an elaborate plan to develop and strengthen security in Maoist-hit Bastar District with senior officials. Singh said that road construction would speed up and every police station in the district would have solar power and better connectivity. Any development activity in Maoist infested areas is often met with strong opposition from the red rebels. They attack workers and destroy the work done. Jun 17, 2014
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Afghanistan happy with Modi as Indian PM, look forward to peaceful relations: Indian Ambassador to A

Kabul, June 17 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinha said that Afghans are happy with Narendra Modi as the prime minister of India and that the nation is looking forward to a cordial and peaceful relation. He said that President Hamid Karzai also had applauded India- Afghanistan relations and has a good vision of the relations between the two. Sinha also talked about attack on the Indian Consulate in Heart which also followed abduction of Indian national in the region after ten days. Sinha said that the person kidnapped is safe and that Afghanistan is working to get him released. Jun 17, 2014
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2014 FIFA World Cup: USA bags 2-1 victory over Ghana while Nigeria and Iran play out dour draw

Brazil, June 17 (ANI): US fans were all cheer after they had 2-1 victory against Ghana in the Group G opener for both teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It also marked the USA's first international win against Ghana, which defeated the country in the two previous World Cups. Meanwhile, what became the first draw match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Nigeria and Iran played out a turgid 0-0 draw in Curitiba, squashing the expectations of their fans. The result especially stings for Nigeria, who has visions of moving through to the knockout stage. That chance is still very much in play, but now they'll have to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina. Jun 17, 2014