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Femina provides launching pad for budding designers

Pune, July 27 (ANI): One of the oldest women's English magazines of over 50 years, Femina, provided a launching pad to the budding designers to make a mark in the multi-billion fashion Industry by organising a two day carnival in Pune. Gracefully dressed models flounced down the runway flaunting budding designers collections. Television and cinema actress Yuvika Chaudhary inaugurated the carnival. The actress who has done films like Om Shanti Om, Summer 2007 praised the magazine for providing a platform to the youngsters across the country who would make a mark in the world fashion industry. Jul 27, 2014
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Sonia Gandhi hosts iftar party

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi hosted an iftar party at Delhi's posh Ashoka Hotel on Sunday for the political leaders, both Muslims as well as Hindus. High dignitaries of politics came to attend the function, including Salman Khurshid, Ambika Soni, Anand Sharma, Rajiv Shukla among others. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) President Sharad Yadav were also present with Gandhi at the iftar ceremony. Iftar, refers to the evening meal when Muslims end their fast at the time of sunset, during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Meanwhile, UP Governor Ram Naik also hosted iftar party in capital city of Lucknow. Jul 27, 2014
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Muslims across India make final preparations as Eid Ul Fitr closes near

Thiruvananthapuram /Kolkata, July 27 (ANI): Muslims across India are busy making the final preparations ahead of Eid ul Fitr, an important Muslim festival which will mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Markets in cities wear a festive look with sparkling lights and enthusiastic crowds rushing for last minute shopping. Eid shopping has gained momentum in the last week of Ramadan and shoppers throng to markets after Iftar and shop till late night. The markets remain open until sehr (pre-dawn time to begin fast). An excited shopper, Sophie, said that her shopping of clothes and gifts is nearly over. During Eid shopping, markets are buzzing with crowds and traders make a fast buck. Jul 27, 2014
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Protest by civil services aspirants intensifies

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The protest by India's civil services aspirants' intensified on Sunday with four students sitting on a fast unto death, demanding the scrapping of some part of the new examination format, conducting of examination in regional languages, especially Hindi and postponement of the preliminary test. The protesters are planning to protest semi-naked on Sunday evening so that their message is heard loud and clear by the government. Earlier, the government told the parliament that it had asked a committee to submit its report on the issue within a week to give level-playing field to those coming from rural areas. The angry students had damaged vehicles and blocked road on Thursday (July 24) evening after the UPSC issued admit cards for the preliminary examination to be held on August 24. The student wing of Congress party - NSUI, had also held a sit-in protest earlier to support the protesting students. Jul 27, 2014
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Mohanlalganj Rape Case: Victim's family sits on hunger strike demanding CBI probe

Lucknow, July 27 (ANI): The family members of the victim in the Mohanlalganj rape case sat on hunger strike on Sunday demanding CBI probe from the government. They said that the family now doesn't trust the police department and will continue the strike until a CBI probe is conducted. Earlier, in a new twist in the rape and murder case of the 32-year-old woman, forensic report has indicated that more than one person was involved in the crime. The report is contradictory to the police claims where it had ruled out gangrape with the woman. Ruling out gangrape, the police had earlier said that there was no sexual intercourse. The incident had come to light on July 17 when the body of the woman was spotted near a primary school in Balsingh Khera village of Mohanlalganj tehsil by a watchman. Jul 27, 2014
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Gaza truce efforts go up in smoke

The Islamist Hamas movement continued firing rockets at Israel Sunday, despite claims it had accepted a UN request for a 24-hour extension of a humanitarian truce in war-torn Gaza. Duration: 00:35 Jul 27, 2014
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Italy's wrecked cruise ship prepares to dock in Genoa

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner made its final approach Sunday to the Italian port of Genoa, where the mammoth carcass is being towed for scrap after its fatal capsize two and a half years ago. Duration: 00:32 Jul 27, 2014
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Congress stages a unique protest against BJP government over rising prices

Kanpur/ New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Congress party staged a unique protest in an attempt to taunt ruling BJP government over rising inflation throughout the country on Sunday. The anguished protesters took to streets and raised anti-Narendra Modi and BJP government slogans condemning the soaring prices of vegetables and commodities. In an attempt to mock the BJP government, protesters held a unique protest showcasing a small market named as ‘Modi Bazaar’ displaying high price tags on a number of vegetables like tomatoes, capsicum and brinjals. Congress leader, Sriprakash Jaiswal condemned the price hike adding, that the anger and distress within people is likely to come down to streets. Meanwhile, a BJP leader, Sudhanshu Trivedi said the current ruling government is taking all necessary measures to curb inflation. Jul 27, 2014
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Venkaiah Naidu hits at Congress over LoP row

Hyderabad, July 27 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Venkaiah Naidu, on Sunday hit out at the Congress party that had accused that the Modi government pressurized the Speaker not to grant Leader of Opposition (LoP) post to it. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi opined the main opposition party in the house must have at least 10 percent seats for the Leader of Opposition post. Congress has only 44 lawmakers in a 543-member lower house of the parliament. Congress leader Anand Sharma alleged that Attorney General (AG) and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan were working at the behest of the government. Naidu said the government would abide by the Speaker’s decision on the issue. Jul 27, 2014
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Jitendra Singh congratulates Ministry of Earth Sciences on its Foundation day

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh congratulated the Ministry of Earth Sciences on its Foundation day on Sunday. He applauded the ministry for the developmental works it has undertaken and the level it has achieved in the recent past. Further, he also talked about the relation between the scientific thinking and religion. Jul 27, 2014
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Teary-eyed families bid adieu to IAF officers killed in helicopter crash in Sitapur

Bareilly, July 27 (ANI): Sombre yet proud families of personnel, who died in an Indian Air Force helicopter crash, paid their last tribute to their loved ones. Seven persons, including two pilots were killed when an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Friday (July 25) in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh. IAF officials, including Air Chief Arup Raha, and kin of the deceased gathered in Bareilly to present guard of honour and to pay last rites to three of the killed officials, Bhagat Singh, P Mukherjee and Manoj Yadav. The families have put up a brave face and said they are proud that the lives of their near and dear ones have not been lost in vain. Jul 27, 2014
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Army recovers huge cache of arms and ammunitions from militant hideout in Kashmir

Baramulla, July 27 (ANI): Indian security forces busted a militant hideout in Kashmir's Baramulla district and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the area on Sunday. A joint operation was launched by a branch of Indian army, Rashtriya Rifles, and provincial police after intelligence inputs. During the raid, the security forces seized AK-47, two magazines which consist of 225 rounds, 19 rounds of heavy calibre, 13 UBGL round, one communication set, three Chinese grenade, two rockets, three detonators and various other ammunitions. Recovered arms and ammunition were destroyed soon after the seizure. The restive region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency, and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Jul 27, 2014
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At least six people killed as high-tension wire fell on bus

Auraiya, July 27 (ANI): At least six people were killed and others injured when a high-tension wire fell on a bus and it caught fire in Erwakatra area, police said. When the private bus was being reversed, it hit an electricity pole and the high-tension wire fell on it after which it caught fire. The bus was going from Chhibramau area of Kannauj district to Vidhuna district in Auraiya. The injured are admitted to the government hospitals nearby. Villagers gathered at the spot and started pelting stones on officials accusing the electricity department for lack of safety measures. Meanwhile, District Magistrate Mala Srivastava, CO Rajiv and Sub- Divisional Magistrate Ghanshyam reached the spot of the incident. Jul 27, 2014