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Police arrest 4 people in BJP leader murder case, impose Sec 144 in Dadri

Dadri, June 8 (ANI): Four people have been arrested by Noida Police on Sunday in connection to the murder of BJP leader Vijay Pandit, who was shot dead by unidentified bikers on Saturday night in Greater Noida. Major clashes broke out in the area following the murder due to which section 144 has been imposed in Greater Noida. 2 units of the Rapid Action Force have been deployed. 16 vehicles have been torched reportedly by angry mobs near the Dadri Kotwal. The victim's brother has demanded a CBI enquiry into the incident. Jun 8, 2014
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Preparations in full swing for oath ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu as Andhra CM

Guntur, June 8 (ANI): Preparations are on at a stadium in Guntur district where TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, will be sworn-in as the first chief minister of new Andhra Pradesh, formed after separation of Telangana. Lakhs of people are expected to attend the oath-taking ceremony, which will be held at a ground near Nagarjuna University in Guntur city. Nearly 10,000 police personnel will be deployed under the supervision of Director General of Police (DGP) J.V. Ramood and Inspector General of Police, Guntur Range, Sunil Kumar. Many senior leaders like LK Advani. Murali Manohar Joshi, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley, Prakash Javadekar along with Chief Ministers of Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat will attend the swearing-in ceremony. TDP in alliance with the BJP achieved a clean sweep in the state by crushing the Congress party's existence to form the state government. The TDP won 103 of the 175 seats. Jun 8, 2014
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Politicos expressed concern over Oriya labourers stranded in Oman

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday expressed concern over Oriya labourers who had got stranded in Oman. BJD leader Jay Panda said that its saddening that something like this has to be faced by the people and that the party will take up the issue to the PMO. Further, BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra said that news have come in on a few migrant labourers who have been stranded in Oman and that the party will ensure that matter is resolved by consulting foreign ministry. Jun 8, 2014
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India reels under intense heat wave.

Amritsar / Kanpur / Nagpur, June 8 (ANI): The intense heat wave in India continues, with the temperature touching 45 degrees Celsius and above in many cities, forcing people to stay indoors. A resident of Amritsar city in Punjab, Rahul, said that the businesses in his city are suffering as few people dare to step out of their houses before evening. Delayed by four days, the southwest monsoon has hit Kerala on June 06. The delay and the sluggish pace of the monsoons ensure that there will be no respite from the heat for the northern parts of the country for some time to come. Farmers in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh offered prayers to rain god and sun god to bring rains to the region soon. Jun 8, 2014
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Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj holds bilateral talks with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. The Chinese foreign minister is in India to establish political contacts with the new Indian government in order to boost the bilateral ties between the two countries. Wang Yi, who arrived in Delhi as a Special Envoy of President Xi Jingping, is also expected to call on President Pranab Mukherjee and meet the new National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit. Jun 8, 2014
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Tibetans protest in New Delhi against Chinese foreign minister's visit

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Tibetans took to streets to protest against the visit of China's Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, who arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a bid to boost bilateral ties. Protesters shouted anti-China slogan, blocked roads and burned Chinese national flag, demanding the Indian government to raise the issue of Tibetans with its neighbour. At least 131 Tibetans have died since 2009 by setting themselves on fire in protest at Chinese rule, mostly in Tibetan areas outside what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region. A protester, Tenzin Wangcho, said they are hopeful of new Modi government. Jun 8, 2014
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Politicos condemn killing of BJP leader in Greater Noida

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Politicos across the party line condemned the killing of BJP leader Vijay Pandit in Greater Noida. Pandit, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Greater Noida. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Angry BJP workers gathered at the accident site and set vehicles on fire, causing heavy traffic jams. Jun 8, 2014
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Devotees throng banks of Ganga to celebrate Ganga Dussehra

Varanasi/ Allahabad/ Haridwar, June 08 (ANI): Thousands of devotees converged at banks of holy river Ganges to offer prayers to mark Hindu festival, ‘Ganga Dussehra’, which commemorates birth of the river on earth. Devout Hindus in Varanasi took a holy dip in River Ganges and prayed for their ancestors. Priests performed traditional Hindu rituals and chanted hymns on the banks of the river. Women and girls offered prayers for the well being of their families. Devotees assembled on banks from the crack of the dawn to take a holy dip and sought the blessings of the Hindu goddess Ganga to get rid of their sins. A local priest, Mahant Brijmohan Das, said this festival brings peace and prosperity to everyone and cleanses souls. Jun 8, 2014
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Unidentified assailants gun down BJP leader in Greater Noida

Noida, June 8 (ANI): BJP leader, Vijay Pandit, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Greater Noida. Pandit was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Angry BJP workers gathered at the accident site and set vehicles on fire, causing heavy traffic jams. Jun 8, 2014
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Prithivraj Chavan flags off Mumbai Metro

Mumbai, June 8 (ANI): Maharashtra CM Prithivraj Chavan on Sunday inaugurated the much-awaited Mumbai Metro that promises to cater to lakhs of commuters per day on the 11-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route. Reliance Industries head Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani were amongst the early riders. Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) is a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure, French firm Veolia Transport and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). While Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Infra, which is the execution agency, owns a 69 per cent stake in the project, the state-run MMRDA and Veolia hold 26 per cent and 5 per cent stake respectively. Jun 8, 2014
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Metro rail set to relieve Mumbai commuters from grind of the overcrowded local

Mumbai, June 8 (ANI): After an inordinate delay of three years, daily commuters travelling by the overcrowded local train in Mumbai finally heaved a sigh of relief as the city metro is all set to roll in style from Sunday. Everyday hundreds and hundreds of harried passengers including professionals, college and school students, men women and children, cling to precarious doors and windows of suburban railway trains in a hurry to reach their destination. But now the passengers and residents of Mumbai can experience travel in a new way with the metro all set to start operations. Jun 8, 2014
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Congress slams AAP over internal conflicts; AAP says efforts are on to resolve differences

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): The Congress party questioned the stability of Aam Aadmi Party as rumours of a rift within the latter gained momentum, with members meeting in New Delhi to discuss the poll debacle, the deep differences among its senior members and the spate of resignations by prominent leaders tainting its reputation. The three-day Aam Aadmi Party national executive meet was chaired by party chief, Arvind Kejriwal, amid reports of infighting and a rift between party leaders, Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav. Sisodia accused Yadav of disintegrating the party and targeting Kejriwal while Yadav claimed that the party was falling prey to a personality cult. Taking a jibe at this infighting, Congress leader, Arvinder Singh Lovely, said that AAP is a party of power hungry people with vested interests. Further, Congress General Secretary, Shakeel Ahmad, said that AAP is trapped in its own game. Meanwhile, AAP leader, Prashant Bhushan, said that efforts are on to resolve the differences that have arisen between them. Jun 8, 2014
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Alert personnel recover live bombs and timers in Ranchi

Ranchi, June 8 (ANI): A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) recovered 18 live bombs and timers from Sithio village in Ranchi. This is the same village from where terrorists were arrested in connection with the Patna blast. Police said these bombs were identical to those used in the Patna blasts prior to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rally. Jun 8, 2014
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Chinese foreign minister arrives in New Delhi to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a bid to bolster bilateral ties between the two Asian giants. Wang, the special envoy of the Chinese president, will hold talks with Swaraj on Sunday. He will meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. This will be the first meeting between the two governments after the Indian general election while Chinese Premier Li Keqiang already spoke to Modi over phone soon after he was sworn in. Jun 8, 2014