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Body of army official killed in Manipur blast arrives in his hometown

Coimbatore, June 02 (ANI): The body of army officer killed in a bomb blast in Manipur arrived at his hometown in Tamil Nadu. Deceased army personnel, Sergeant G. Mohan Kumar, was killed in a blast on May 29 in Imphal. Meanwhile, grieving mother of killed army personnel said she was proud of her son. Reportedly, the state government of Tamil Nadu has announced rupees 10 lakh to his family. Jun 2, 2014
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People demand hanging punishment for accused in Badaun rape case

Allahabad/New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): People in northern India took to streets protesting against the Badaun rape and murder case demanding for a similar fate for the accused. Supporters of the BJP and protesters in Allahabad hanged effigies of accused to a tree, saying the accused should be hanged in the same manner. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, said existing laws should be implemented properly. Local police said a post-mortem confirmed that the girls, from the Dalit community, had been raped and died from the hanging. Five men have been arrested over the attack and a search is under way for two other suspects. Jun 2, 2014
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People in Hyderabad take to streets to celebrate birth of Telangana

Hyderabad, June 2 (ANI): People celebrated, burst firecrackers and broke into street dance in Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh on the eve of formal birth of India’s 29th state Telangana. The parliament passed a bill to create a separate state of Telangana by bifurcating the state of Andhra Pradesh. Chairman of an activist group, Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC), M. Kodandaram said it was a historic moment for the people of Telangana and termed it a collective effort. Jun 2, 2014
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Turkish police fire tear gas at defiant protesters

Turkish police fire tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters in Ankara a day after violent clashes on the one-year anniversary of the country's largest anti-government demonstrations in decades. Duration: 01:09 Jun 2, 2014
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'No forced eviction' from Maidan: Klitschko

Kiev's new mayor-elect and former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko addressed Maidan activists in the capital's iconic square Sunday, and promised there would be no forced clearance of the square. Duration: 01:20 Jun 1, 2014
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Japan bids farewell to Olympic stadium

Japanese sports fans bid an emotional farewell to Tokyo's National Stadium with a lavish ceremony to close the venue before demolition begins in July. Duration: 01:13 Jun 1, 2014
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Modi govt given high priority to public welfare and defence projects: Prakash Javadekar

Pune, June 01 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that the government had given high priority to clear public welfare and defence projects. Javadekar also information and broadcasting minister, said that the government would receive applications for environmental clearances online to promote transparency and to expedite the process. He added that the new government believed in coexistence of environment and development and not one versus the other. Jun 1, 2014
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PM Modi meets BJP workers at party headquarters, appreciates their work during polls

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met BJP workers at party headquarters and appreciated their work during the 2014 polls. He said that it is a very positive sign that the whole nation came together to give such a positive verdict. Modi applauded the polls result and said that the government will and have to work efficiently to fall on the expectations of the citizens of India. Jun 1, 2014
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Businessmen pin hopes on FIFA world cup to help boost mango exports

Malda, June 01 (ANI): As the countdown for FIFA World Cup begins, Indian traders have been pinning hopes on stability in the export market, which will boost mango business as it has been fluctuating due to the recent EU ban and has left the mango growers clueless over the ensuing demand. Mango exporters are hopeful that prospects of demand from the Latin American country would increase in the near future, as the football world cup will kickstart on June 12. Export authorities of the state said Brazil which is hosting FIFA is the right place to market Indian mangoes as thousands will attend the event from across the world. Jun 1, 2014
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Two dead, 11 injured in building collapse in Sadar Bazar

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): At least two people were killed and 11 injured when a three-storey under-construction building collapsed in Delhi's Sadar Bazar area on Sunday. Police and fire officials are still carrying out rescue operations at the site, and more people are feared trapped in the debris. According to reports, as it was an under-construction building, most of the victims are labourers. Jun 1, 2014
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Modi using tools to tear down secrecy and encourage accountability: Ankhi Das

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Reacting on an over 1.1 million likes at the official Facebook page of the Prime Minister's Office, India and South Asia Public Policy Director for Facebook Ankhi Das on Sunday said that this is nothing surprising. She said that PM Narendra Modi is using these tools to tear down secrecy in the system and encourage accountability within the ministries. Jun 1, 2014
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Congress suspends Bhanwar Lal Sharma for calling Rahul 'MD of circus'

Jaipur, June 01 (ANI): Congress on Sunday suspended its Rajasthan MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma, who had had criticised party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for the Congress' dismal performance in the general elections and had called him 'MD of circus'. Confirming the same, party Spokesperson Archana Sharma said that party suspended him because of his illicit behavior and his such remark against Gandhi in public domain. Jun 1, 2014
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Indian premiere of documentary 'The world before her'

Mumbai, June 1 (ANI): Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap along with Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India hosted the premiere of the documentary film "The world before her" directed by India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja in the showbiz capital Mumbai. The premiere saw the presence of celebrities like Kalki Koechlin, Elli Avram, Shilpa Shukla and Nimrat Kaur amongst others who came in to support the documentary. Former Miss India Pooja Chopra who plays one of the lead role in the film looked quite happy as the film is based on her real life story. 'The world before her' explores the complex and conflicting environment for young girls in India by profiling two young women - Ruhi, who aspires to become Miss India, and Prachi Trivedi, a militant Hindu nationalist with the Durga Vahini - participating in two very different types of training camps. Jun 1, 2014