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India joins in the soccer fever as FIFA world cup kicks off in Brazil

Odisha/ New Delhi/ Punjab/ Moradabad, June 12 (ANI): India joined in the excitement with massive sand sculptures, World Cup cakes and colourful kites wishing good luck to teams competing in FIFA World Cup that kicked off in Brazil on Thursday. India's renowned sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, created three different sand sculptures on FIFA World Cup with a good luck message on the sands of Puri beach in eastern Odisha province. In Amritsar, a kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia is drawing fans to his small shop with innovative designs of kites modelled on the countries participating in the current World Cup. Also, in a bid to give best wishes to the participating nations, Indian artist, Harvinder Singh Gill, made a miniature of a football stadium. Jun 12, 2014
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Road projects along China border to get fast-track approval from Environment Ministry

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that a policy framework is being prepared by his Ministry through which norms would be eased for border roads along China and defence projects. Earlier, the Minister had a meeting with the Defence Secretary and other senior officials from the Environment Ministry. Jun 12, 2014
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Badalta Manzar (June 12, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

In order to boost and make smooth the technical education in the rural areas the central ministry has started many solar projects in different ITI’s. One such solar plant has been installed in the ITI kangan in ganderbal district. The plant has been installed at a cost of rupees. 1.82 crore. Despite the tall claim of Govt. to gave Guarantee employment of 100 days and released of their wages within fifteen days become eyewash for the poor people of Kathua district residing in far flung areas of Tehsil Billawer. Not only are the male but female workers also wondering from one office to another for the release of their wages since last one year. With enormous schemes and abundant funding from the central govt. the state govt. has miserably failed to improve the health sector in valley particularly in the rural areas of Kashmir. Saderkot payeen is a village in Bandipora district with a population of almost 4000 souls the healthcare facilities in the area are equalant to zero. The whole area just has one health sub centre which has no doctor but only one pharmacist. Jun 12, 2014
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Environment Ministry to ease norms for projects within 100 km from LAC

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the Environment Ministry is planning to ease norms for strategic defence projects within 100 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which is India's border with China, to enable faster permissions and simplification. He also said that delays in projects of defence will be fast tracked. Jun 12, 2014
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Minor girl found hanging from tree in Moradabad, family alleges rape

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): A 16-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in Rajupur Milak village in Moradabad district on June 12. This is the third such incident after the Badaun rape case, where two teenage Dalit girls were found hanging from a tree. The girl's family has alleged that she was raped and murdered after being reported missing the previous evening. Earlier, a woman was reportedly gangraped in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur by a Sub-inspector inside the police station. Jun 12, 2014
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Seventh body recovered from Beas river, search still on

Mandi, June 12 (ANI): Rescuers recovered a seventh body from the River Beas on Thursday. A search is still on to find the remaining 17 bodies from the river which had swept away 24 college students and a tour operator earlier this week. Meanwhile, a team of Navy officials visited the place and is likely to assist in rescue operations. More divers with latest equipments are also expected to join the search operations. The students, belonging to VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad, were clicking photographs when they were swept away by the river after the officials released water from the Larji Dam located upstream. Jun 12, 2014
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Infosys names former SAP executive Vishal Sikka as CEO

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Infosys Ltd on Thursday named former SAP AG executive board member Vishal Sikka as its CEO. With his appointment, Sikka becomes the first non-founder CEO of Infosys, which is India's second-largest IT services exporter. The company also informed that Executive Chairman NR Narayana Murthy would step down on Saturday, nearly a year after he was brought in from retirement to help the company better compete with rivals including Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro. Sikka will take over from current Chief Executive SD Shibulal, one of the engineers who founded Infosys, from August 1. Jun 12, 2014
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Not focused on market shares, priority to keep fares low: AirAsia India as 1st flight set to take of

Bangalore, June 12 (ANI): As the first flight of the AirAsia India, the first airline with foreign investment in India, is set to start flights on Thursday, CEO Mittu Chandilya said that they are not focused on market shares but the priority is to keep the fares low. Chandilya said that the AirAsia chose only certain cities for operation going by their belief on the cities. Further, he also said that unlike other low-cost airlines, AirAsia is not using old aircrafts and have given good attention to the food on-board. Jun 12, 2014
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Congress protests against Delhi electricity crisis

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Congress workers on Thursday carried out protest against the ongoing electricity crisis in Delhi. The protest comes a day after Congress MLA Jai Kishan's hunger strike against the prolonged crisis. Workers were seen raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bhartiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal. Congress leaders slammed the government for making false promises to the people. They said that the reason behind the protest was that under BJP's rule people are not getting power for seven to eight hours, unlike when Congress was in power. Jun 12, 2014
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Woman allegedly gang-raped in Police Station in UP

Hamirpur, June 12 (ANI): A woman has allegedly been gangraped in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur by the Sub-inspector inside the station premises. The woman said that the she had gone to the police station to get her husband released but the Sub-inspector asked her for a bribe of Rs 20,000. The woman did not pay the bribe and was allegedly told that a false case would be lodged against her. She was later taken to a room by Sub-inspector where she was raped by the senior officer and three other policemen. The police have lodged an FIR and the Sub-inspector has been arrested. Jun 12, 2014
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Woman raped in police station in UP, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Political leaders condemn the gangrape of woman inside the police station by police officials in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur. Congress leader Rashid Alvi condemned the incident saying that the state should be divided to ensure better political administration. CPI leader Annie Raja also condemned the incident criticizing the law and order in Uttar Pradesh under Akhilesh Yadav's SP government. Jun 12, 2014
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Campa Cola residents face eviction as deadline ends today

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): The deadline for the residents of Campa Cola society in Mumbai to vacate their flats ends on Thursday. More than 100 residents who are living in the nine buildings have to vacate their apartments today following the Supreme Court order. The plea of residents of the building living there for years, located in suburban Worli, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Their plea sought a stay on the demolition of their flats till the court decides on their curative petition, which is to come up for hearing next month. Jun 12, 2014
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BJP condemns Hamirpur Gang rape in police station

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): BJP leaders on Thursday condemned the incident of gang rape in a police station in Hamirpur by police officials. Siddharth Nath Singh stated that crime against women in Uttar Pradesh is increasing because of lawlessness and inefficiency of the state government. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also condemned the incident and said that unless government strictly applies laws against crime, condition will not improve in UP. Jun 12, 2014
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Soccer fan carves sculptures of footballers as FIFA World Cup begins

Thrissur/ Kolkata, June 12 (ANI): A sculptor and ardent soccer fan in Kolkata has carved 21 clay footballer models, three referees and a replica of the FIFA world cup trophy, which he plans to gift to the Argentina fan club. With the soccer world cup beginning on June 12, Kolkata is all decked up and revels in excitement filling the whole city with frenzy. Sukumar Dutta Pal, a sculptor and a football fan, took over 45 days to make these idols. Jun 12, 2014
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Politicos react as PM says women s respect should be priority rapes should not be politicized

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday reacted over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first Lok Sabha speech in which he stressed upon safety for women. Modi said that respecting and safeguarding women should be our priority. He also expressed grief over all the crimes happening against women in different parts of the country. He then made a humble request to all the political leaders to stop politicizing rapes because by doing so they are playing with the dignity of women. Jun 12, 2014