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Politicos give mixed reactions on Indians kidnapped in Iraq

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday gave mixed reactions on 40 Indians kidnapped in Iraq during the ongoing crisis. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the government should have realized the situation earlier as the crisis was going on since a long time. CPI leader Atul Anjan stated that the Indian government should keep one of its airplanes at Baghdad Airport to help the Indians come back to their country. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that the new government should have taken the initial step of preventing the Indian nationals from being affected by Iraq crisis. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said that he has confidence in the Foreign Ministry that it will put in all possible efforts to rescue the Indians. Jun 19, 2014
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BSP slams SP for bad governance ahead of UP Assembly Session

Lucknow, June 19 (ANI): Ahead of the first Uttar Pradesh Assembly Session the BSP slammed the ruling SP government for bad governance in the state. BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya said that the SP government has failed to control law and order and provide security to the people of the state. Maurya said that the SP officials promote crime by not taking action against the offenders. He added that the BSP will raise all issues of power crisis, crime against women and farmers which have become common in the state. Jun 19, 2014
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Indian Army successfully test fires supersonic missile at low altitude

Balasore, June 19 (ANI): The Indian Army successfully test fired the supersonic Akash missile at very low altitude off the eastern Indian coast. The supersonic missile intercepted the very small unmanned fast moving Banshee aerial vehicle at 30 m altitude above sea level proving the system capability against subsonic cruise missile. With this flight trial, Indian Army accomplishes all the validation trials on the first off production models and the system is being delivered for induction. The Akash Mobile Air Defence Weapon System has been designed, developed and led to production by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for defending and protecting the important assets of the country from penetrating aerial attacks. Jun 19, 2014
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High alert and preventive steps to combat flash floods in Uttarakhand

Uttarkashi, June 19 (ANI): With local memory still reeling from the destructive impact of the flash floods that ravaged the entire region exactly a year ago, heavy rainfall send Uttarkashi on high alert with nervous trepidation of further loss to life and property. Heavy rainfall has swollen the river Bhagirathi to alarming levels in the northern Indian district of Uttarkashi. According to District Magistrate, Shridhar Babu, the river is still two metres below the danger zone so there was no need to panic. However, the people of Uttarkashi, for whom last year's wounds are still fresh in the mind, seemed sceptical. Jun 19, 2014
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State govt in touch with families of abducted Indians to extend all possible help: SAD

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): SAD leader and Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal expressed grief on the kidnapping of 40 Indian nationals in Iraq. Badal said that the PM and External Affairs Minister are working closely and monitoring the situation. She added that the State government of Punjab is in contact with the families of abducted Indians and every possible help is being extended to them. Badal also said that if any information is received quick action shall be taken Jun 19, 2014
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Cambodia worker exodus from Thailand hits 220,000

The number of Cambodian labourers fleeing Thailand soared to 220,000 on Wednesday, authorities said, a week since Thailand's ruling junta warned that illegal foreign workers faced arrest and deportation. Duration: 00:41 Jun 19, 2014
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More deadly riots flare in Sri Lanka resort region

More deadly violence flared in a Sri Lankan resort region where Buddhist hardliners set shops and homes alight for a second night running in defiance of a curfew, police and residents said. Duration: 00:45 Jun 19, 2014