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Power Minister calls in emergency meeting with LG Najeeb Jung

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday called in an emergency meeting with Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and senior government officials over the issue of power crisis in the national capital. Goyal said that preliminary inquiries suggest that there are problems of transmission over a decade. Further, talking about protest by AAP and Congress over the matter, the power minister said that both the parties are only exposing their failures by staging such protests. Jun 10, 2014
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China Foreign Minister meets Pranab, calls for greater cooperation

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday the last day of his visit urging for greater cooperation and making a new beginning with the newly formed Modi government of the world’s largest democracy. Wang also addressed a news conference in New Delhi to deliberate on the issues discussed in the meetings. During his address, Wang expressed China’s interest for investing in India especially in infrastructure and manufacturing sector. Prior to his meeting with Mukherjee, he also called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the same day. The delegations of two countries, led by Wang and Modi, held diplomatic talks to discuss ways to make Indo-China bilateral relations stronger. Speaking on the trade issues, Wang regarded the meeting as a prelude to a bilateral free trade agreement which would help boost economic ties between the two Asian giants. Jun 10, 2014
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Himachal Pradesh tragedy: 5 bodies found, 4 arrive in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, June 10 (ANI): The bodies of four of the 24 students swept away on Sunday in a sudden surge of water released from a dam in Himachal Pradesh, arrived in Hyderabad city airport on Monday night. TDP leader Prathipati Pulla Rao said that the party leaders have spoken to the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and will provide moral support to the parents. Rao added that four bodies have arrived at the airport and the bodies will be handed over to the parents immediately. Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana, Md. Mahmood Ali called the incident unfortunate and added that the Telangana Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy and government officials along with a police team left for Himachal Pradesh to review the situation. Jun 10, 2014
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Joint air exercise between India and France draws to end

Jodhpur, June 10 (ANI): The joint exercise between air force of India and France concluded on June 09 as air chiefs of both the countries shared their experiences. The exercise, which was held in Jodhpur, aimed to expose Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots to French fighter and combat tactics and vice-versa. Indian Air force Chief Arup Raha and his French counterpart Denis Mercier flew frontline fighter planes of each other's country, Su-30 MKI and Rafale. Jun 10, 2014
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Monsoon rains seen below average: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh said that the monsoon is expected to bring below-average rainfall this year, potentially lowering grain yields, pushing up food prices and hurting the economy. Singh expects precipitation between June and September to be between 90 and 96 percent of the long-term average. Singh added that rainfall in July was seen at 93 percent of the long-term average, rising to 96 percent during August. Jun 10, 2014
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Union Home Ministry reviews the progress of Bezbaruah committee for Northeast people

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): The newly appointed Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju reviewed the work of 6-member committee led by MP Bezbaruah and has sought an interim report by July this year. The committee comprising of retired IAS officers, student leaders and representatives from the northeastern states is looking into the concerns of the northeastern people residing across the country. The committee is interacting with students, professionals and various persons from Northeastern states living in metro cities across the country and seek their suggestions. Bezbaruah revealed that the committee has been looking into the possibility of enacting new laws to deal with racial discrimination. The committee was formed following the widespread outrage over the death of Nido Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh in capital New Delhi. Jun 10, 2014
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Decline of insurgency paves way for the revival of tea industry in Tripura

Tripura, June 10 (ANI): Manu Valley Tea Estate in North Tripura is witnessing a boom. A few years ago, it was one among the many tea gardens in Tripura, which were on the verge of closing down due to rampant incidents of kidnapping and extortion by militant outfits. Plucking activities were almost ended in most of the estates as workers had left the area out of fear of the militants. However, with the decline in insurgency, the tea gardens have resumed production. The workers are happy to return to their traditional activities and earn a good livelihood. The tea industry in Tripura directly employs around 20,000 families. With the improvement in security situation, many small tea growers have started back to business. Tripura produces around 90 lakh kilograms of green tea annually and it aims to double the production in the next 5 years. Jun 10, 2014
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Suicide bomb at police checkpoint kills at least 21 in Iraq

A roadside bomb followed by a suicide bomber detonating an explosives-rigged truck at a police checkpoint in northern Iraq killed 21 people, while four people died in other attacks in Iraq on June 9, 2014. Duration: 00:37 Jun 10, 2014
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Hamas claims unity govt. violated reconciliation terms

The Islamist movement Hamas called on Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to pay the salaries of employees of the former government in Gaza, and accused the new unity government of violating the terms of the reconciliation agreement. Duration: 00:50 Jun 10, 2014