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Indian workers stranded in Iraq return safely to New Delhi

New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): A group of Indian workers stranded in Iraq made a safe return to New Delhi on Friday with the help of the country_s embassy. The nationals flew back to India in the early hours of the day with the support of the embassy officials after they claimed that the companies they worked with refused to send them back. The workers heaved a sigh of relief and embraced their families waiting for them at the international airport in the national capital. They also said their friends and colleagues were still stuck in the turmoil-hit Iraq and the situation in Bagdhad was getting worse with each passing day. About 10,000 Indian nationals work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the national army. Jul 4, 2014
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BJP leaders detained near Moradabad, politicos react

New Delhi/Lucknow, July 04 (ANI): Muzaffarnagar riot accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som was on Friday detained near Moradabad along with several leaders and party workers for heading to Moradabad to hold a Mahapanchayat even as the local administration had denied them permission. According to reports the UP administration had denied permission to the BJP to hold a mahapanchayat fearing that it could flare up communal tension in the area. The BJP had decided to hold a mahapanchayat after the UP administration restricted the use of loud speakers at a religious place, which led to some trouble in the area in the month of June. In order to protest against the move, the BJP had called for a mahapanchayat today, where several party leaders were also expected to be present. Meanwhile, reacting over this, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain slammed the SP government for this action and said that instead of taking action against criminals, the administration is arresting political leaders. However, CPI (M) and BSP targeted the BJP and said that it is trying to flare up communal tension in the area. Jul 4, 2014
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PIL filed in SC over Sunanda Pushkar case demanding CBI probe

New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): A PIL was filed in Supreme Court over Sunanda Pushkar death case demanding CBI probe. The petitioner lawyer in the case said that there are instances in the case which needs free investigation, that is, Dr Sudhir Gupta complaining of pressure in creating autopsy report and delay in case by Delhi police. He continued that Pushkar was to expose people involved in IPL case before she was _murdered_, and that it also happened a day before she called Pakistani journalist and ISI agent. Jul 4, 2014
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Brazil snack vendors win victory over FIFA

The vendors of a traditional Brazilian snack are doing great business at the World Cup -- but had to fight FIFA for the right to feed the fans. Duration: 02:00 Jul 4, 2014
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Hoarders taking advantage of below normal monsoon forecast, strict action needed: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): At the state food ministers' meet on Friday, to discuss measures to check the unreasonable increase in prices of some food items, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that hoarders are taking advantage of the forecast of below normal monsoon. He stated that during the months of July- December every year, the prices of some food items increase due to hoarding. He urged the states to take stern against hoarders and assured that the central government would give them complete support. Jul 4, 2014
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Pakistan Foreign Minister calls Kashmir disputed territory, Politicos react

Delhi/ Mumbai/ Lucknow, July 4 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Tasnim Aslam’s statement calling Kashmir a disputed territory has invited political reactions. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that such statements seem jokes to him as they don’t hold any significance. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar stated that Pakistan has always been saying such statements and the Central government should take quick action. NCP’s Nawab Malik said that Kashmir is an integral part of India and no statement from Pakistan can change that fact. CPI leaders D Raja and Atul Anjan said that such statements are sad but both the countries should mutually talk the relations to avoid such disputes. Jul 4, 2014
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Oommen Chandy meets Sushma Swaraj regarding Kerala nurses safe evacuation from Iraq

New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oomman Chandy on Friday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss the issue of safe evacuation of Kerala Nurses struck in the violence hit zone in Iraq. 46 Indian nurses who were stranded in a hospital in Tikrit in war-torn Iraq have reportedly been forced to shift and are in the captivity of the Sunni militant group ISIS. The government says they are "safe and unarmed", but admits the situation is "difficult." Jul 4, 2014
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Omar Abdullah to skip Security Review meeting with PM, Politicos react

New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to skip the security review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Leaders said that it was for Abdullah to decide if he will attend the meeting or not, but also advocated that a meeting to resolve issues related to Kashmir was a positive move. Modi arrived in Katra to flag off a special train to Vaishno Devi and will fly to the Army’s 15 corps headquarters at Badamibagh cantonment in Srinagar, where he would chair a security review meeting. Jul 4, 2014
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Katra- Udhampur rail link is a gift for lakhs of pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi Shrine: Modi

Katra, July 4 (ANI): On his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir, PM Narendra Modi flagged off the Katra- Udhampur train. He said that the railway service is for the benefit of not only the locals but also lakhs of Indians who want to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. He ensured that this rail link would bring speed, energy and rapid development for the state. He also stressed on the need to have a separate development model for the Himalayan states. Jul 4, 2014
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Railway Ministry committed to balanced development of railway networks: Sadanand Gowda

Katra, July 04 (ANI): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off first special train from Udhampur to Katra, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that the ministry is committed to balanced development of railway networks throughout the region. Gowda said that the connectivity will provide opportunities to local artisans, traders and students alike. He also expressed gratitude towards the state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and PM Narendra Modi for making the project successful. Jul 4, 2014