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Impasse over Insurance Bill continues

New Delhi, Aug 06 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) lent its support to the insurance bill, as the other opposition parties oppose it. An all-party meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday has been scrapped. The deadlock between the government and the opposition parties on the Insurance Bill remains intact. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the party is supporting the bill as it is a good thing. However, CPI leader D Raja, opposed the bill. SP leader Naresh Agarwal, said that the stand of both parties on the bill is not clear. Mallikarjun Kharge, said that the party will take the decision after it is passed in the upper house of the parliament. Reportedly, the government is expected to take a final call on the issue on Thursday. Aug 6, 2014
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Nirbhaya-inspired fashion photoshoot sparks outrage

New Delhi/Kanpur, Aug 06 (ANI): The Nirbhaya-inspired 'fashion shoot' on Wednesday drew criticism from women activists. The National Commission of Women has called for strict action against the photoshoot depicting the December 16 gangrape incident. A week ago, fashion photographer Raj Shetye released his latest photoshoot and spread a wave of outrage. Titled 'The Wrong Turn', the photo series features a woman surrounded by lecherous men in a bus. Aug 6, 2014
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Even Priyanka's entry will not save Congress: Rival parties on new poster

New Delhi, Aug 06 (ANI): A controversial banner has once again come up claiming that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would soon be joining active politics. The major omission from the banner is the photograph of Rahul Gandhi. Reacting over this, rival parties on Wednesday said that even Priyanka Gandhi's entry will not help congress to come out of the current situation. The party will survive only if the family autocracy ends. Aug 6, 2014
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Uproar in LS as Congress demands debate on rising communal violence, BJP condemns

New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Uproar prevailed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, as the Congress Party demanded a debate on rising incidents of communal violence across the country through an adjournment motion. However, the BJP condemned the party for creating ruckus and said that it is ready to debate on any issue proposed for discussion but only as per the rules and regulations of the parliament. Aug 6, 2014
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UPSC row: Opposition continues to pressurize govt

New Delhi, Aug 06 (ANI): The Opposition on Wednesday came out strongly against the government over the UPSC row. Slamming the government for its decision to go ahead with the UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test 2014 exam as scheduled on August 24 with non-inclusion of English marks, political leaders demanded that the government should take more concrete steps and do justice to the students. Aug 6, 2014
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Only one man's voice seems to count for anything: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): In an unusual show of protest in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday rushed to the well of the Lok Sabha, accusing the Speaker of bias and later told reporters that there is a mood in Parliament that only one man's voice counts for anything in this country. Rahul's barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi came after his party disrupted the Lok Sabha, demanding a discussion on communal violence in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan turned down the Congress request, provoking allegations of bias from the Congress vice president. Aug 6, 2014
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Japan lures tourists with attractive services

Tokyo, Aug 05 (ANI): If you are traveling to Japan, enjoy the free Wi-Fi service at the airport. And to get your free ID and password for a Wi-Fi connection, there is no need to visit any service counter. Passengers can login to the Japan Airlines' website to get Wi-Fi ID and password to enjoy free surfing. The company is getting good response from passengers since its launch. Foreign tourists are thrilled about the easy access to Wi-Fi at the airport. Tourists can also enjoy other facilities at airport and railway stations including temporary storage of their luggage. At Tokyo Station, which is also the terminal of Shinkansen bullet train, Sagawa Express provides temporary storage and same-day delivery of luggage to the hotel. These tourists from Italy take advantage of the service. Aug 6, 2014
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Amarnath Yatra enters last leg as 'Chari Mubarak' leaves for Amarnath

Srinagar, Aug 6 (ANI): The Amarnath Yatra entered its last leg as 'Chari Mubarak', the holy mace of Lord Shiva, today left for the 3,880 meter high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir. Meanwhile, lakhs of pilgrims have paid obeisance to the ice-lingam.The saffron-robed mace was taken from its 'Dashnami Akhara' abode at Budshah Chowk here to Pahalgam by a group of priests and pilgrims led by its custodian Mahant Deependra Giri. The Chari Mubarak will be offered prayers at various temples en route to Pahalgam, which serves as the traditional base camp for the annual pilgrimage. Aug 6, 2014
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Suspension of government officials over borewell incident sparks protest in Karnataka

Bagalkot, Aug 6 (ANI): Officials of Panchayat Development Office protested against suspension of their colleagues on charges of negligence over falling of a six-year-old boy in a borewell in Karnataka on Wednesday. The boy, Thimanna, had fallen into an open borewell at a farm in Bagalkot district of the province on Sunday. The employees of Panchayat (village body) Development Office sat outside the office of Superintendent of Police and demanded that charges should be taken back. Aug 6, 2014