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Young Indian girls design jeans to protect women from rape

Varanasi, June 26 (ANI): Two young Indian engineering students have designed a jeans fitted with a walkie-talkie in an attempt to prevent rapes and other crimes against women. The jeans, the brainchild of Diksha Pathak and Anjali Srivastava, will alert the police or a guardian by a mere press of a button in case a woman senses any threat. Pathak and Srivastava, who hail from the temple town Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh where crimes against women have been rising, created the device in order to help women safeguard themselves if faced with an untoward situation. In case of unavailability of network, or if the dialled number is unreachable, the call will automatically divert itself to police's helpline number. Jun 26, 2014
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JuD blacklisted: Praful Bakshi says US rethinking on Pakistan

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Commenting on the United States' move to include Jamaat-ud-Dawa in its list of terrorist organizations, Praful Bakshi, Wing Commander (Retd) Indian Air Force, on Thursday said that this move implies that the US is rethinking on Pakistan and has, therefore, approached India to help it. He said that JuD was involved in terror attacks in Herat, Bombay and Karachi airport, and added that this group is getting arms and money from their sympathizers in other countries. He hoped that there will be positive and offensive actions against JuD from now onwards. Jun 26, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj meets Bangladesh PM, holds talks with counterpart in Dhaka

Dhaka, June 26 (ANI): Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with Bangladesh counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka, to bolster strategic partnership. Swaraj met Hasina to discuss key bilateral issues, after meeting Ali. The two foreign ministers discussed the Teesta water sharing and Land Boundary Agreement, and Swaraj also raised the issue of illegal immigration. The two leaders also discussed economic ties and cooperation. However, no major pacts or agreements are a part of the 'goodwill' visit, which is aimed at further enhancing relations between the South Asian neighbours. Swaraj will also meet the Chief of BNP, Begum Khaleda Zia and Jatiya Party leader Rowshan Ershad on Friday. Jun 26, 2014
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Pilgrims to holy Amarnath shrine assured of safety in Kashmir

Jammu, June 26 (ANI): The tourism industry of Kashmir assured the complete safety and comfort of devotees undertaking the hazardous annual Hindu pilgrimage to the ancient Amarnath shrine. Sharma also added that preparations have been undertaken keeping in mind that there are many first-timers who undertake this difficult pilgrimage. A documentary made by the Shrine Board will be accessible to all pilgrims to keep them mentally prepared to face harsh weather conditions and instruct them on what kind of clothes to wear along with when to start their pilgrimage. This annual pilgrimage commences in the last week of June every year and concludes in early August. Jun 26, 2014
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Bollywood actors celebrate success of 'Humshakals'

Mumbai, June 26 (ANI): The cast and crew of Bollywood comedy film 'Humshakals' came together in India's showbiz capital Mumbai on Wednesday to celebrate the success of the film as it raked in rupees 760 millions in four days post its release. The makers of the film said they were worried that the negative reviews on social media would hamper the film's business. Producer Vashu Bhagnani also said the film has done exceptionally well despite the negative publicity and reviews by critics have not affected the film's performance at the box office. The film's music has been composed by singer-composer, Himesh Reshammiya. The movie hit the silver screen on 20th June 2014. Jun 26, 2014
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Delhi court summons Sonia, Rahul in National Herald case

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): A Delhi court has summoned Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders as accused in National Herald newspaper case filed on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating. They will have to appear personally in court on August 7. The summonswere issued on a private complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. Jun 26, 2014
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BSE closes points 251.07 down on June 26

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 251.07 points down to stand at 25,062.67. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 76.05 points down to stand at 7,493.20. Bosch and Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.74% and 4.83% along with Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. and Emami with an increase of 4.50% and 3.97% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include ONGC and Indian Oil Corporation with a decrease of 5.89% and 4.68% along with Petronet LNG and HPCL with a decrease of 4.34% and 4.03% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 20.03 points at 15,280.35 while the banking sector is down 197.99 points at 17,261.72 and the realty sector is down 57.44 points at 2,039.31. The Indian currency is down 0.06% at Rs 60.16 per dollar. Jun 26, 2014
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N Srinivasan elected as the first ICC Chairman

June 26 (ANI): Narayanaswami Srinivasan has been elected as the first chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the amendments to the ICC's Memorandum and Articles of Association was approved by full council at the annual conference in Melbourne on Thursday. Srinivasan was appointed as the Chairman despite being barred by the Supreme Court of India from giving out his duties as BCCI President due to an ongoing probe into the match-fixing allegations of IPL 2013. From 2016, the ICC Board, which will continue to be the primary decision-making body, will elect the ICC Chairman for a two-year term. Jun 26, 2014
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Chandrababu Naidu meets Piyush Goyal to discuss power issues

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday met Power Minister Piyush Goyal to discuss power issues in the state. Goyal said that the Central and State government will work together to resolve power crisis in the state. He added that the NTPC will lend its services to provide supplementary power to Andhra Pradesh. Jun 26, 2014
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US names JuD as terror outfit, politicos react

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Political leaders in India on Thursday welcomed United States' move to include Jamaat-ud-Dawa in its list of terrorist organizations. Tightening its noose around the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the US has added its affiliates, including the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), to its list of designated terror organizations and slapped sanctions against two Pakistan-based LeT leaders. Jun 26, 2014
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FYUP Row: DU offers new proposal to be considered by UGC

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): The Delhi University on Thursday offered a new proposal to UGC following the FYUP row between DU and UGC. DU Media Coordinator Malay Neerav said that the university has responded to the UGC letter by a middle solution by offering a new proposal according to which the honours courses will be of three years' duration. Post this announcement by Neerav, there was a verbal spat between him and media. Jun 26, 2014
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Merkel: a 'qualified majority' is needed for Junker vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday it will be "no tragedy" if her favoured candidate for European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is elected with less than a unanimous vote. Duration: 00:38 Jun 26, 2014
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Indians walk to mark international anti-drug abuse day

New delhi, June 26 (ANI): Hundreds of people participated in a walkathon in New Delhi on Thursday to raise public awareness about the drug abuse and to mobilize support against illicit trafficking. United Nations General Assembly in 1987 decided to observe June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. The organisers hoped the campaign would send out a strong message of positive health, fitness and well-being and encourage participants to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build a drug-free environment. Music bands of Indian Coast Guard also participated in the walkathon. Commandant, Indian Coast Guard, K. P. Sisodia, said the aim is to make the youth aware about the ill effects of the drug consumption. Jun 26, 2014
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Siddharth Nath Singh hails Modi government's first month in office

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Wednesday hailed the completion of the Narendra Modi led NDA government's first month in office. Talking to medipaersons in New Delhi, he said that the government and all his ministers will give very good results. He also termed the new government's achievements as unprecedented and said that no government in India had worked so much in one month. Jun 26, 2014
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DU crisis, UGC issues fresh ultimatum to begin admission process, politicos react

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over UGC's ultimatum to Delhi University.UGC has issued a directive to DU's registrar to start admissions immediately. Once DU issues a notification to the colleges based on the UGC directive sent to the registrar, admissions could start in the next two days. Jun 26, 2014