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Women flock local markets in UP ahead of Raksha Bandhan

Gorakhpur, July 31 (ANI): Women in Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday flocked markets to buy colourful sacred threads, _rakhis_ for their brothers ahead of _Raksha Bandhan_. _Rakhi_ is a symbolic holy thread, which a sister ties on her brother_s wrist as a mark of bonding between them. A shopkeeper, Pradeep Kumar Gupta, said people reeling under the effect of inflation are buying Chinese rakhis as they are affordable. Jul 31, 2014
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US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): US Secretary of State John Kerry met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday. Kerry arrived here on Wednesday to re-energise the bilateral ties and to narrow the differences on various issues. The US Secretary of State will co-chair the 5th India-US strategic dialogue with Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj later today. Jul 31, 2014
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US Secretary of State John Kerry visits IIT Delhi

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): U S Secretary of State John Kerry visited the elite Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in New Delhi on Thursday ahead of his high-level meetings seeking to boost relations with the new government. He also interacted with the students and teachers in the chemical laboratories at the campus. Kerry arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday to meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and other officials, for the Annual Session of Strategic Dialogue, to discuss global trade reforms. This is Kerry_s first engagement with the government of Prime Minister Modi which took power in May promising to put India back on a high growth path. Jul 31, 2014
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Pune Landslide: NDRF on rescue operation in Malin village

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): NDRF deputy inspector general (operations) S S Guleria on Thursday informed that 25 dead bodies have been recovered during the rescue operation in Pune after heavy rain caused landslide in the area. He also added that at least 150 persons are still feared trapped in the affected areas. He also informed that heavy rain is hampering the rescue operation. Jul 31, 2014
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Politicos react on US State Secretary John Kerry_s visit to India

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over US State Secretary John Kerry_s first visit to India. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that it is a good step from the side of both the governments in order to maintain healthy relations between two nations. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the two nations should raise the issues which have been dormant since a long time. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that it is a good opportunity to hold bilateral talks as both nations_ companionship will improve world economy. Jul 31, 2014
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UPSC row: Decision will be satisfactory and balanced, says Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Minister of State for Personnel and Public Grievances Jitendra Singh said on Thursday that the government_s decision on the UPSC row will be a balanced and satisfactory one. UPSC aspirants have been protesting vociferously against the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) examination, which was introduced in 2011, and demanded that it be made easy for rural students. Jul 31, 2014
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Politicos react as US drops PM Modi_s name from its religious freedom report

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over the religious freedom report for 2013 which was released by US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington DC on Monday, two days before his India visit.US government has for the first time since 2007 dropped all references to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the 2002 Gujarat communal riots in its annual International Religious Freedom Report. Jul 31, 2014
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BJP reacts as US drops PM Modi_s name from its religious freedom report

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday reacted over the religious freedom report for 2013 which was released by US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington DC on Monday, two days before his India visit.US government has for the first time since 2007 dropped all references to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the 2002 Gujarat communal riots in its annual International Religious Freedom Report. Jul 31, 2014
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Delhi HC directs to stop e-rickshaw services temporarily

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed to stop the services of e-rickshaw temporarily. Lawyer Sugreev Dubey said that e-rickshaws are plying illegally in Delhi and thus do not follow road rules. He added that the e-rickshaw services have immediately been stopped till the next hearing of the case which is on 14th August. Jul 31, 2014
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BJP targets Congress as Natwar Singh says Rahul told Sonia not to accept PM post

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday reacted sharply on the interview of former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh in which he said Rahul Gandhi didn_t let Sonia to become Prime Minister in 2004. Natwar Singh said Rahul feared she would be killed like his father Rajiv Gandhi and insisted she turn down the post. Jul 31, 2014