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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
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Irom Sharmila arrested again by police in Manipur on charges of attempting suicide

Manipur, Aug 22 (ANI): A struggling and screaming Irom Sharmila was dragged away from a tin shack by a team of police women on Friday morning. Sharmila, who was released from police custody on Thursday evening, was planning to observe a fast at the venue over a demand for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA). She has been arrested again on charges of attempting suicide. Earlier, the police women were quoted by media, as saying that they were taking her for a medical check-up. When she resisted, they forcibly took a hold of her hands and legs and carried her to a police jeep and drove her away. Forty-two-year-old Sharmila has said that she is continuing with her 14-year fast in protest against "army atrocities" in Manipur. The activist was released after a court decided she cannot be charged with attempted suicide for refusing food and water. Aug 22, 2014
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High Court dismisses PIL challenging UPSC format

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed the PIL challenging the UPSC format in which the government made changes at a very short notice prior to the exam. The Lawyer said that High Court has dismissed the petition and they are now preparing a petition to approach CAT that such changes should not be made at such a short notice before exams. Aug 22, 2014
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Sri Lankas Tamil leaders meet Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): A delegation of Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Alliance (TNA) met on Friday (August 22) India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and they would urge New Delhi to ensure devolution of power to provinces in their country. TNA leaders would push their case for full implementation of the thirteenth amendment to the Constitution. They are also expected to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 13A amendment came into existence due to India -Sri Lanka accord signed in 1987 between then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and then Sri Lankan President JR Jayewardene. It stipulates devolution of powers to the provinces which was centre of ethnic conflict. Aug 22, 2014
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SC asks government to explain stand on LoP

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court has asked the BJP government to explain its stand on the Leader of Opposition post after the Speaker rejected Congress’ bid for the post. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that Opposition is the essence of democracy and if the government is ignoring, it is an assault. He added that the government should explain its stand if the Supreme Court has asked thus. Aug 22, 2014
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Politicos condemn Fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammus RS Pura sector

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday condemned the fresh ceasefire violation by the Pakistani forces. The Pakistani forces despite repeated warnings, resorted to fresh round of unprovoked firing at the Indian forward posts in the RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kahsmir. One civilian has been injured after a shell hit his home near the LoC. No casualties have been reported. Meanwhile, the opposition targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the government should take strict action. Aug 22, 2014
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Delhi gangrape victims parents condemn Jaitleys remark on rape affecting tourism

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Delhi Gangrape victim’s parents on Friday condemned Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remark that Delhi gangrape case has affected tourism in the state. Victim’s father said that Jaitley’s remark is condemnable as he thinks the case to be affecting an industry but does not do anything to solve it. He added that Jaitley should change policies of economy and security in the country in order to attract tourists, not play politics over rape cases. The victim’s mother also condemned Jaitley’s remark saying that if he considers that rape has caused loss to tourism, he should also realize the loss which the incident caused to the family who lost their daughter. She also said that Jaitley should work upon improving the condition in the nation, and not hurt the sentiments of parents who lost their daughters in similar incidents. Aug 22, 2014
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Curfew relaxed for few hours in violence-hit Assam

Golaghat, Aug 22 (ANI): Local administration relaxed curfew for six hours in violence-hit Golaghat district of Assam to allow residents to buy essential commodities on Friday. The latest wave of violence has left at least 20 dead and forced thousands to flee their homes. The situation aroused when two victims hailing from Golaghat district were hit by bullets fired by unidentified persons from Nagaland side while they were protesting against the kidnapping of two teenagers by suspected miscreants last week. A student union has withdrawn threat to block the national highway, connecting neighbouring state of Nagaland after recent spate of violence. Assam and neighbouring Nagaland are locked in a territorial dispute, claiming tracts of land along the state limits since the creation of Nagaland more than four decades ago. Aug 22, 2014
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Michael Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned team in new Indian soccer league

Mumbai, Aug 22 (ANI): Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League. A total of 49 foreign players were drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to run from October 12 to December 20. Seven players have been directly recruited by the teams. Chopra, who has also played for a host of other Premier League clubs, was the only English player in the draft, which was held at a Mumbai hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea. Addressing the media persons General Manager (GM) of Kerala Blasters, Viren Disilva expressed his happiness on having Chopra as part of their team. Aug 22, 2014