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Students fall ill after eating mid-day meal served at school in Bihar

Bihar/ Chittoor, July 06 (ANI): More than 50 students fell ill in Sitamarhi district of Bihar after consuming mid-day meal served at school. 54 children fell ill after eating the food in which a dead snake was found. BJP leader Manish Kumar said he got the information from a villager who informed them about a dead snake being found in the meal served to students. The children reportedly showed symptoms of nausea and all of them fell unconscious after eating the meal. In a similar incident, reportedly more than 60 children fell sick in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh after consuming the mid-day meal on Saturday. Jul 6, 2014
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India village council loosens iron grip on rural life

For centuries residents of a north Indian village have been barred from marrying who they wanted, but a shortage of eligible brides in the region has led the local council to ease restrictions. Duration: 02:16 Jul 6, 2014
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30 low caste families facing social boycott in Odisha

Rayagada, July 06 (ANI): For the past nine months, thirty low caste tribal families of the remote Paikapada village in Odisha face the humiliation of social boycott by villagers belonging to a higher caste. These thirty families who belong to Sano-adivasi (lower class) group are boycotted by the group Bodo-adivasi (upper class) which consists of 80 families. The Additional District Magistrate from Rayagada, Laxmikanth Behara, said that he has been informed about the incident. The group was boycotted for refusing to consume meat during the celebrations in honour of the Hindu elephant god, Ganesha. Jul 6, 2014
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Maoists shoot down doctor in Jharkhand

Gumla, July 06 (ANI): A village doctor, Raj Kishore Singh, was killed by Maoists in Gumla district of Jharkhand. Doctor's son, Deepak Kumar Singh, said the incident occurred in Mahadev Chutia village within Gagra police station limits in the district on Friday night. Villagers, though aware of the truth, refrained from speaking about the incident due to fear of the rebels and their threats. The reason for the killing is unknown and the Gumla police have sent the body for post-mortem. Jul 6, 2014
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BSF bringing smiles to children with cleft lips and palates

Tripura, July 05 (ANI): In a two-day long medical camp at Salbagan in West Tripura, the BSF doctors successfully performed surgeries on 13 patients suffering with cleft lips and palates. The camp was organized by the BSF Wives Welfare Association in collaboration with the Smile Train and Rotary club of Kolkata. The parents were very happy that the BSF is providing treatment free-of-cost. Jul 6, 2014
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Mob burns school in Myanmar's second city

Residents of Myanmar's second largest city express anger at security forces after mobs torched Muslim buildings at a cemetery following the funeral of a victim of the country's latest eruption of religious unrest. Duration: 00:38 Jul 5, 2014
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India nurses leave Iraq after being freed by jihadists

A group of 46 Indian nurses who were trapped in an area of Iraq seized by Islamic militants were greeted by tears and cheers from relatives Saturday as they arrived home in southern India. Duration: 00:40 Jul 5, 2014
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More Indian nationals return from Iraq, thank Indian govt

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Another flight carrying stranded Indian nationals from Iraq has landed at New Delhi airport on Saturday evening. The Additional Resident Commissioner of Kerala, Rachana Shah said that she is thankful to all those who cooperated in this operation. Meanwhile the returned Indians expressed their happiness on returning back and also highlighted the severe situation in Iraq. Nearly 180 stranded Indians have returned from Iraq including 46 nurses of Kerala who came back this morning. Jul 5, 2014
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Car rally flags off from Patna to spread road safety awareness

Patna, July 05 (ANI): A car rally was flagged off from Patna to the holy city of Bodh Gaya on Saturday with the participants on a special mission to spread awareness about the issues of road safety and saving fuel. Speaking to mediapersons, the organizer, Sumita Sahay, said that the purpose of the rally was to create awareness on road safety. The participants are expected to follow all traffic rules and ensure that they drive carefully to drive home the point of road safety. Another participant, Nitin Krishna said that they will not be driving above 40 the speed of kmph. Jul 5, 2014
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LS speaker to meet leaders ahead of budget session

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will meet leaders of political parties in the Lok Sabha on Saturday for smooth functioning of the house during the budget session beginning July 7. During the session Narendra Modi government will present its first general budget, the rail budget will be also presented. The speaker is likely to take a decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition too as the Congress is demanding that its leader in the house be appointed in the role. Jul 5, 2014
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NATO ships deployed to the Black Sea

Four NATO ships are deployed to the Black Sea and reach the Allied port of Burgas in Bulgaria where joint military drills will be held, as the United States tries to reassure a region worried about Russia's intervention in Ukraine. Duration: 01:40 Jul 5, 2014
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Anti-nuclear group urges government to stop expansion of Kudankulam plant

Chennai, July 05 (ANI): Women members of the Anti Nuclear People's Movement held a news conference in Chennai on Saturday, saying another reactor is not required, following the government's plan to start a third and fourth reactor as an expansion of the present nuclear power plant in Idinthakarai village of the area. Member of Anti Nuclear People's Movement, Malar, said that they are demanding the government to stop the unnecessary expansion of the nuclear power plant. India has ratified an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to expand its civilian nuclear programme, in a move aimed at unblocking a major nuclear partnership with the United States. Jul 5, 2014
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Three- day painting exhibition brings cheer to specially-abled in Siliguri

Siliguri, July 05 (ANI): Anubhab, a voluntary organisation in Siliguri organised a three- day painting- cum- sale exhibition from July 04 to bring cheer to the specially- abled. The organizers will be showcasing more than 30 paintings by an eminent painter, Binit Sinha, from Kolkata who told the reporter that it is the duty of society to look after the specially- abled people. The Secretary of Anubhab, Pradip Nag, said the raised funds would be used to help the children. It is expected that the specially- abled inmates of the centre will get a unique opportunity to express their aims, desires and fancies through this event and give them a chance to interact with people and help society understand them better. Jul 5, 2014
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Aditya Pancholi files Rs 100 crore defamation suit against Jiah Khans mother

Pune, July 5 (ANI): Actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, whose son Suraj is facing charges of abetting the suicide of actress Jiah Khan, has filed a Rs 100 crore defamation suit in the Bombay High Court against Rabbiya Khan, the mother of the deceased. Actress Jiah Khan was found dead under conspicuous circumstances at her Juhu apartment on June 3, 2013. Jul 5, 2014