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Mixed reactions flow as RJD- JD (U) - Congress alliance finalized for Bihar by polls

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The alliance of RJD, JD (U) and the Congress to contest the by-elections in 10 assembly constituencies of Bihar has resulted in mixed reactions by political leaders of different parties. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the alliance was a good step forward and would lead to the defeat of BJP in the state. RJD leader Manoj Jha stated that they have set a good example by looking over individual differences and forming an alliance, not only for their own benefit but for the benefit of Bihar. On the other hand, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from the BJP slammed the alliance sarcastically saying that RJD and JD (U) had come up as a force against Congress but now it would be interesting to see for how long such an alliance is able to function. Jul 27, 2014
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Politicos on forensic report of Mohanlalganj case

Lucknow, July 27 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday cornered the Samajwadi Party in the state after reports emerged that the post-mortem report in the Mohanlalganj assault case could have been manipulated. The family members of the victim have pointed out various discrepancies in the postmortem report submitted by a six-member medical team. While the autopsy report said that both kidneys of the lab assistant were intact, a family member claimed that it was wrong as she had donated one of her kidneys to her ailing husband on October 15, 2011. Jul 27, 2014
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Politicos react on communal violence in Moradabad

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Politicians on Sunday condemned the recent communal clashes of Uttar Pradesh, which erupted after villagers protested over the installation of loudspeakers at a temple. At the epicenter of the trouble in Moradabad district is a temple in Muslim-dominated Akbarpur village belonging to the Jatav community. Congress leader, Rashid Alvi said that the BJP is responsible for the Kanth violence. NCP leader, Tariq Anwar said that Akhilesh government has very less control. Jul 27, 2014
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Commonwealth Games 2014: India at fifth place in medal tally

Glasgow, July 27 (ANI): Indian shooters hogged the limelight on Day three of the Commonwealth Games 2014 being held at Glasgow. Prakash Nanjappa gave India the first medal of the day by winning a silver in men’s 10m Air Pistol event. Soon after, Apurvi Chandela and Rahi Sarnobat clinched a gold medal each in shooting as India continued its good show at the games. India's Rajwinder Kaur bagged a bronze in women's +78kg judo competition to add to the three medals the country won in the sport, while Omkar Otari won a bronze in the men's 69kg competition to continue India's strong show in weightlifting. Jul 27, 2014
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Fire officials rescue 28 people stranded due to flood in Gujarat

Vadodara, July 27 (ANI): Fire officials in Gujarat state rescued 28 people, who were stranded near a flood-hit area along the banks of Vishwamitri River in Vadodara city. Due to heavy rains pounding the city since Friday evening, the water from Ajwa reservoir was released to the river, which has now flooded. Officials of Vadodara Municipal Corporation called fire officials as soon as they received information of stranded people. Firemen arrived and started rescue operations and all 28 people, including children, were rescued. Jul 27, 2014
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Bangladesh PM vows to work closely with UK to strengthen partnership

Dhaka, July 27 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina vowed to work closely with Britain to build strong partnership between the two nations. Hasina was addressing a news conference in Dhaka city after she concluded a three-day official tour to UK for the Girl Summit. At the invitation of her British counterpart David Cameron and UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake, the Bangladesh premier visited the UK from July 21 to July 23. Terming her UK visit as successful, Hasina said bilateral relations between UK and Bangladesh would reach new heights. Jul 27, 2014
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Artist in Odisha appeals for peace in Gaza conflict through sand art

Puri, July 27 (ANI): Urging Israel and Palestine to end the conflict and appealing for peace, world famous sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, created a sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha. Pattnaik, who is India's fourth highest civilian award holder, created a five-feet high hand with 'Stop war' written on it and a pigeon holding 'a message of peace'. Calling peace a solution to Israel-Gaza crisis, he said a peace process must be initiated between both the countries and the United Nations (U.N.) should intervene. Jul 27, 2014
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India and Nepal sign MoU on various projects

Kathmandu, July 27 (ANI): India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Nepalese counterpart Mahendra Bahadur Pandey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on various projects. The MoU encompasses various projects ranging over issues of economic cooperation and bilateral relations as a step to further strengthen strategic partnership within the two countries. Swaraj said upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal will open a new chapter of mutually beneficial India-Nepal relationship. Jul 27, 2014
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MEA says India's relations with Nepal are friendly

Kathmandu, July 27 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, said relations between India and Nepal are civilized in nature and India was open for any sort of talks between the nations. Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj is on a three-day visit to Nepal starting Friday. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is to visit Nepal on August 4 and 5 wherein during the trip he will address parliament and hold talks with the country's leaders. Akbaruddin said the two nations, if strike the deal regarding the power projects, it will be a win-win situation for both of them. Jul 27, 2014
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Politicos react on communal violence in Moradabad

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Politicians on Sunday condemned the recent communal clashes of Uttar Pradesh, which erupted after villagers protested over the installation of loudspeakers at a temple. At the epicenter of the trouble in Moradabad district is a temple in Muslim-dominated Akbarpur village belonging to the Jatav community. Congress leader, Rashid Alvi said that the BJP is responsible for the Kanth violence. NCP leader, Tariq Anwar said that Akhilesh government has very less control. Jul 27, 2014
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Commonwealth Games 2014: India at fifth place in medal tally

Glasgow, July 27 (ANI): Indian shooters hogged the limelight on Day three of the Commonwealth Games 2014 being held at Glasgow. Prakash Nanjappa gave India the first medal of the day by winning a silver in men’s 10m Air Pistol event. Soon after, Apurvi Chandela and Rahi Sarnobat clinched a gold medal each in shooting as India continued its good show at the games. India's Rajwinder Kaur bagged a bronze in women's +78kg judo competition to add to the three medals the country won in the sport, while Omkar Otari won a bronze in the men's 69kg competition to continue India's strong show in weightlifting. Jul 27, 2014
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Bangladeshi women paint hands with traditional henna designs ahead of Eid

Dhaka, July 27 (ANI): Enthusiastic Bangladeshi Muslim women participated in Henna festival and artistically applied it on their hands in various traditional floral patterns as Eid-ul-Fitr is approaching. Eid-ul-Fitr will likely be celebrated on 29th or 30th of July after sighting of the crescent moon. Eid celebration is incomplete without henna application (patterns made with henna are painted on hands and legs), especially for Muslim women and children. Meanwhile, organiser of the festival, Shirin Sultana said that women gathered in large number for Henna applying ceremony. Jul 27, 2014
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Soaring tomato prices drill pockets of common man

New Delhi/Patna, July 27 (ANI): Vegetable sellers across India are a worried lot as tomato prices have increased sharply from rupees 60 to rupees 80 per kilogram, thus affecting the sale of the vegetable. The soaring prices have also burdened the common man as it is not just seasonal vegetables that are becoming costly but basic items like tomatoes are also seeing the price rise. Jul 27, 2014