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Constitution has rules for LoP, which no party fulfills: Rajnath Singh

Gorakhpur, Aug 22 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spoke on the issue of LoP, maoist and Assam-Nagaland violence issue. Singh said that the Constitution has some rules set for the Leader of Opposition post, which, unfortunately, no party in Opposition fulfills. He also said that the maoist issue is a serious issue in the country and it needs to be given urgent attention. Further, Singh said that issue of violence on Assam-Nagaland borders will be solved and both states_ Chief Ministers have met to find a way out of it. Aug 22, 2014
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CPI (M) slams TMC MLA for

Kolkata, Aug 22 (ANI): CPI (M) leader Mohd Salim on Friday slammed the Trinamool Congress party over its MLA Dr Nirmal Majhi_s controversial comment. Majhi issued a controversial comment where he questioned whether people should burn _living effigies_ of doctors affiliated to CPI (M)_s medical wing. Aug 22, 2014
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Rajnath Singh takes aerial survey of flood affected areas in UP

Uttar Pradesh, Aug 22 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday took an aerial survey of the flood affected areas in Uttar Pradesh. Singh said that some areas have been deeply affected by the floods and rescue operations are going on, though in a non-satisfactory manner. He also said that an investigation team will be sent by him to the areas to inspect the condition. Singh assured that relief will be provided to the people and added that compensation amount has been provided to the victims. He also appreciated the NDRF members for the rescue operations undertaken by them successfully. Aug 22, 2014
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Kejriwal targets Centre over removal of Sanjiv Chaturvedi as AIIMS CVO

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday slammed the central government over removal of Sanjeev Chaturvedi from the post of chief vigilance officer (CVO) of AIIMS. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Kejriwal demanded that the CBI must investigate the issue and government reinstatement Chaturvedi. He also reiterated that Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan must either resign or face dismissal. Aug 22, 2014
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New shopping complex in Srinagar to rehabilitate displaced Kashmiri shopkeepers

Srinagar, Aug 22 (ANI): Shopkeepers who were displaced due to the construction of a flyover in the area look forward to better days as the Kashmir government rehabilitates them with a new shopping complex in Srinagar city, which promises to be one of the biggest shopping complexes of the valley. The complex was inaugurated by chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah. Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) and Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Company (JKPCC) constructed the shopping complex to rehabilitate the shopkeepers who were displaced due to the construction of Jehangir Chowk- Rambagh expressway corridor. Decorated with the traditional Dajji Diwari (wooden work) look on the outer façade, the two- storey shopping complex at Jehangir Chowk which is estimated to cost Rs 50 crores(500 million), has a floor area of 1,42,000 square feet. Aug 22, 2014
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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik condemns murder of US journalist in Iraq

Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (ANI): Condemning the killing of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants in Iraq, noted Indian sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, created a sculpture on the beach of Puri city in Odisha. The sculpture depicting face of the journalist with a message “Don’t kill innocents” drew sizeable crowd on the beach. Four tonnes of sand was used in making the sculpture. Pattnaik said the assassination in Iraq was one of the most heinous crimes in the world. Foley was beheaded by the Islamist militant group Islamic State, an act shown in a video released on August 22 in which the group called for the United States to end its air strikes in Iraq. US President Barack Obama responded that Washington would be relentless in fighting the organization despite the killing. Aug 22, 2014
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President Pranab Mukherjee meets IIT heads

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee met authorities from all 16 IITs on Friday in New Delhi. Mukherjee, accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Education Minister Smriti Irani, addressed a Conference of Chairmen of Boards of Governors, and Directors of all 16 IITs at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the president’s official residence. The meet was focused on how IITs can implement the vision of ‘Make in India’, a vision that Modi had spoke about in his speech on Independence Day. They stressed on the need for all IITs to work together to help India become a global leader and a provider of skilled manpower. The discussion also revolved around creating a ‘Skilled India’ where there would be an integration of skill initiatives and skill development. Aug 22, 2014
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SC gives Centre a month to explain why there is no LoP, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday asked the NDA Government at the Centre to explain why there is no Leader of Opposition in Parliament, and gave the former a month's time to come up with an answer on how it proposes to select Lokpal members, if such a post remains vacant or does not exist. The committee to select the nine members of the Lokpal is meant to include the Leader of the Opposition along with the Prime Minister and others. The apex court pointed out that the make-up of the committee is part of the law passed by Parliament that brings the Lokpal into existence. The Congress had claimed that as the single largest opposition party, its floor leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, should be recognized as Leader of the Opposition. But Speaker Sumitra Mahajan ruled that out, citing rules that a party must have at least 55 members in the House to claim the post. The Congress has 44 seats. While politicos from rival parties gave mixed reaction on the matter, the BJP said that it would give an appropriate reply as was asked by the court. Aug 22, 2014
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Congress delegation meets LG over inflated power bills

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Members of Congress party on Friday met the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, demanding solution to high electricity bills. A delegation-led by Congress party leader, Arvinder Singh Lovely, on Thursday (August 21) had also released a chargesheet against BJP and AAP, holding them responsible for plight of the people. Lovely had accused both the parties of discontinuing various schemes started during Congress party’s regime in the national capital. He said people were fed up paying inflated electricity bills and demanded Jung’s intervention in the matter. Meanwhile, Spokesperson of DPCC Mukesh Sharma highlighted the entire agenda. Aug 22, 2014
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13-year-old in government shelter home in Bangalore

Bangalore, Aug 22 (ANI): In yet another shocking crime against children, a 13 year old boy was brutally beaten up in a government shelter home in Bangalore. The child has received serious wounds on his body and is being treated. DIG of Bangalore Central, Sandip Patil, said that a complaint has been filed against the accused and strict action shall be taken. Aug 22, 2014
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Security personnel bust militant hideouts, recover huge cache of arms in Kashmir

Handwara, Aug 22 (ANI): In a joint operation, police and paramilitary personnel busted two militant hideouts in Handwara town of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and recovered huge cache of weapons from the sites. The joint operation was successful in exposing the hideouts located in Hafruda forests of Kupwara district. The arms haul is considered as a big achievement by the authorities. The team also seized anti aircraft gun stand, hand grenade, wireless set, wireless antenna, map and compass. Aug 22, 2014