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Lok Sabha passes Judicial Appointments Bill

New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 was passed in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The new Bill will replace the existing collegium system when it comes into effect. The bill will now be introduced in Rajya Sabha where the BJP lacks majority. The Congress is expected to create hurdles in the upper house and demand amendments in the present bill. Aug 13, 2014
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Police probe car hijacking by suspected militants in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 13 (ANI): Police in Jammu and Kashmir said on Wednesday that investigations are on after a car was hijacked by suspected militants in the region. A tourist taxi in Ramban district was hijacked on August 12. Director General of Police (DGP), Jammu and Kashmir, Rajendra Kumar, said the police has got some information on which they are further probing the case. The police also informed the hijacked car carried four passengers, out of which two were from Punjab. Kumar added the security arrangements for August 15 in the state were also reviewed in a meeting. Aug 13, 2014
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HC Judges differ on appeal in TMC MP Tapas Pal_s case

Kolkata, Aug 13 (ANI): The two judges of a division bench of the Calcutta High court on Wednesday differed in appeal on TMC MP Tapas Pal___s case. Justice Girish Gupta set aside the order of Justice Dipankar Dutta who had directed filing of an FIR against Pal. Justice T Chakrabarty, the brother judge, however, dismissed appeals of both the West Bengal government and Tapas Pal. The matter will now go to a third judge to be nominated by the Chief justice. Aug 13, 2014
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Targeting BJP Mamata says will act against communal riots, politicos supports

New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Targeting the BJP without naming it, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that some political parties were trying to cause a communal divide in the state and warned that her party will take strong action against those instigating riots. Meanwhile, the opposition parties supported Mamata_s statement and said that all secular parties should unite to fight the communal forces. Aug 13, 2014
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Flood fury subsides in Odisha

Puri, Aug 13 (ANI): Floods that had caused immense loss to life and property in Odisha has begun to subside giving people some respite. The floods triggered by days of heavy rain had marooned residents of villages in Sonepur district and killed 45 people, leaving more than 300,000 people cut off from basic services. Odisha_s Deputy Special Relief Commissioner Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra said on Wednesday (August 13) that the Mahanadi River is now below danger level and the situation is well under control. Aug 13, 2014
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Residents panic as Pakistan Army violates ceasefire in Kashmir

RS Pura, Aug 13 (ANI): Pakistani army violated ceasefire in R.S. Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, making it the fourth incident of heavy firing in the last five days. The neighbouring country's troops fired at India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) officials and villagers staying in Arnia town along the international border. The villagers were petrified at the fire exchange that took place at around 3.00 a.m. The firing came in after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of indulging in proxy war with India. Aug 13, 2014
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Young athlete gets nominated for Arjuna Award

Kozhikode, Aug 13 (ANI): Young athlete from Kerala, Tintu Luka, has been nominated for Arjuna Award for outstanding achievements in sports. A selection committee led by former cricket captain Kapil Dev recommended Luka and 14 others for India's second highest sports prize that is given by the sports ministry. 25-year-old Luka is the youngest among all the sportspersons nominated for the award and is a national record holder in the women's 800-metre race. Luka said that winning Arjuna Award is a dream of any sportsperson and expressed her pride and happiness on being nominated. Aug 13, 2014
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Tata Motors launches new car to revive sagging fortunes

Mumbai, Aug 13 (ANI): Tata Motors Limited began selling its new passenger car, its first offering in four years, in a bid to regain market share and plug losses in its domestic business, which was also hit hard by a slowing economy. The car, named Zest, is a compact sedan built on a new platform and, in a departure from previous models, boasts user-friendly features such as touch screen control panels. Shares of Tata Motors Limited, India's biggest automaker by revenue, jumped more than six percent after strong sales of its luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles helped triple the company's first-quarter net profit. Operating margins at its Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unit rose to 20.3 percent from 15.8 percent a year ago. Aug 13, 2014
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No question of alliance with Samajwadi Party in UP: Mayawati

New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Ruling out any alliance with Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and outrightly rejecting Lalu Prasad's proposal for a joint front against BJP in the state, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday said that SP chief Mulyam Singh Yadav only believes in politics of opportunism and is only interested in power. Accusing SP of being hand in glove with BJP, Mayawati announced that BSP will contest assembly elections in UP on its own. Aug 13, 2014
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Communal violence bill is the need of the hour: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday stated that the debate on Communal Violence Bill is the need of the hour while emphasizing that likeminded parties must come together to combat the spectre of communalism. Meanwhile, after the Congress created an uproar in Parliament over the Bill, the debate on it is likely at 3 pm in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding an immediate discussion on the Bill as it has been deferred repeatedly. Aug 13, 2014