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Former RAW Chief reacts to reports of NSA spying on BJP

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): Former RAW Chief Vikram Sood on Tuesday reacted to reports of NSA spying on BJP. Sood said that this is a normal practice by any country’s intelligence agency and there was no need to raise a hue and cry about it. Jul 1, 2014
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Reactions pour in as Goa PWD minister asks women not to wear short dresses to stop crime

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Even as the furore over TMC leader Tapas Pal's rape comment continues, another politician has sparked a row making a controversial comment on women. Goa's PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar has said that women going to pubs in short dresses is not India's culture. Women activists and political leaders from various political parties condemned the view of Sudin. Jul 1, 2014
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Laurent Fabius meets PM Narendra Modi, invites him to France

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in key areas such as defense, trade and investment with India expressing keenness on setting up industrial bases for it to boost ties. The visiting minister also extended his President Francois Hollande's invitation to Modi to visit France. Terming his meeting with Modi as "warm", Fabius said he had "positive" talks with the Prime Minister on issues of urban planning, tourism and low-cost defence manufacturing. Jul 1, 2014
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Japanese delegation visits Lucknow to review functioning of democracy at state level

Lucknow, July 01 (ANI): Delegates from Japan met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, on Tuesday as they visited the state to take first hand view of how democracy functions at the state level. Japanese delegation reviewed the functioning of legislative assembly in Lucknow. Yadav held meeting with Japanese delegates with an aim to enhance business relations between both the nations. Jul 1, 2014
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Japan promotes its traditions through and food and beauty products

Tokyo, July 01 (ANI): All Nippon Airways (ANA) offers the real taste of Japan during in-flight means and at their service lounges. The airlines run a project called "Tastes of Japan by ANA" and offers food such as Lemosco, a traditional dish made of lemon from Japan's Hiroshima Prefecture. Not only food, ANA promotes Hiroshima's culture through in-flight TV programmes. For example, there is "Kumano Fude", a popular cosmetic brush manufactured in Kumano town. These cosmetic brushes are popular overseas and used regularly by Hollywood celebrities and models. Manufacturing of make-up brush is a 200-year-old tradition. Over the time, they brushed up their technique and marketed overseas. "Dentoukougeishi" is the master of traditional crafts. This cosmetics magazine published about 400 years ago has many secrets of making cosmetics. Jul 1, 2014
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Syed Akbaruddin on Iraq Crisis

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Tuesday said that the nurses from Kerala struck in Iraq's conflict zone remain safe and unharmed. However, he added that there has been bombing and firing in the vicinity. Akbaruddin also said that the Indian government is working in coordination with the Iraqi agencies to ensure safe evacuation of the Indian nationals struck in the violence hit country. Jul 1, 2014
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BJP gets furious on reports of NSA spying on party, wants govt to take action

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): BJP leaders on Tuesday furiously reacted on reports of NSA spying on party. Subramanian Swamy said that the Central government should take immediate action as the country's integrity is at stake. Meanwhile Rajiv Pratap Rudy stated that such an action is condemnable and the Ministry of External Affairs should take up the matter soon. Jul 1, 2014
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BJP demands dismissal of SP government in UP over 'unlawful' police action

Lucknow, July 1 (ANI): The BJP on Tuesday staged a protest in Lucknow against the "unlawful and unwarranted" police action on its youth workers and demanded dismissal of the Samajwadi Party (SP) led government in Uttar Pradesh. BJP's District head, Manohar Singh said the party will submit a memorandum to the Governor of the state, Aziz Qureshi, seeking dismissal of the SP government. Earlier on Monday Police had fired water cannons and baton charged the youth workers of BJP, protesting against Samajwadi Party (SP) government over deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. The irate youth workers of BJP came out in droves to protest outside the state assembly in Lucknow and shouted anti-government slogans. Jul 1, 2014
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US allowed NSA to spy on BJP, claims Snowden in leaked documents

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): A classified document by former NSA contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed that US spy agency, National Security Agency (NSA), had been sanctioned to spy on most countries and some international bodies and political parties. According to the report, Bharatiya Janata Party was included in a top-secret list of six non- U S political parties worldwide that the U.S. National Security Agency received official permission to covertly spy upon. Jul 1, 2014
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Gadkari denies commercial interest in e-rickshaw manufacturing sector, politicos react

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Union Minister for Roads and Highways Nitin Gadkari has denied reports of him having any commercial interest in the e-rickshaw manufacturing sector. Gadkari's office claimed that the minister has no links with the Purti Group Technologies which manufactured e-rickshaw. It was reported in media that Gadkari has links with the company which manufactures e-rickshaw in the country after the minister decided to lift the ban from e-rickshaw. Jul 1, 2014
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Israel calls for Abbas to break pact with Hamas

Israel vowed Tuesday to hunt down the Hamas militants it holds responsible for kidnapping and killing three teenagers, but was likely to carefully weigh its response to avoid triggering a regional flareup. Duration: 01:54 Jul 1, 2014
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MP Tapas Pal's wife apologizes for his 'insensitive' rape comment

Kolkata, July 01 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Tapas Pal's wife, Nandita Pal, has apologized for her husband's widely condemned remarks, where he had threatened to send his men to the homes of Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders to rape their women. The TMC, meanwhile, has sought a written explanation from Tapas Pal for his remarks, even as party spokesperson Derek O Brien condemned the statement as "utterly insensitive". Women's rights activists, meanwhile, have also questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's silence over the issue. Jul 1, 2014
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Women activists condemn MP Tapas Pal's rape statement

New Delhi, July 01(ANI): Women activists on Tuesday condemned TMC MP Tapas Pal's statement in which he stated that he will send his boys to rape CPI (M) women. AIDWA General Secretary Jagmati Sangwan said that Tapas Pal is not fit to represent people at large because being a leader he is giving condemnable statements. NCW Chief Mamta Sharma said that the Chief Minister should take immediate steps and suspend the MP. Jul 1, 2014
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Politicos react over TMC MP Tapas Pal's statement on rape

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over TMC MP Tapas Pal's statement in which he said that he will send his boys to rape CPI (M) women. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that the statement is highly condemnable and strict action should be taken against him. Congress' Shobha Oza demanded a case to be filed against the leader. CPI leader Atul Anjan and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also condemned the statement and demanded strict action. NCP leader DP Tripathi also condemned the statement. Meanwhile BJP leader Jay Panda stated that the leader should be given a chance to explain himself but if he is found guilty he should be punished. Jul 1, 2014