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MP Tapas Pal's wife apologizes for his 'insensitive' rape comment

Kolkata, July 01 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Tapas Pal's wife, Nandita Pal, has apologized for her husband's widely condemned remarks, where he had threatened to send his men to the homes of Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders to rape their women. The TMC, meanwhile, has sought a written explanation from Tapas Pal for his remarks, even as party spokesperson Derek O Brien condemned the statement as "utterly insensitive". Women's rights activists, meanwhile, have also questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's silence over the issue. Jul 1, 2014
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Samajwadi Party workers protest against fuel price hike

Varanasi, July 01 (ANI): The youth wing of Samajwadi Party on Tuesday held a protest against the fuel price hike announced yesterday by burying their vehicles in the sand and condemning the Narendra Modi led NDA government. Petrol and diesel prices were hiked on Monday by Rs 1.69 and 50 paise litre respectively. Jul 1, 2014
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Police arrest Maoist in Jharkhand

Chatra, July 01 (ANI): A most-wanted Maoist was arrested in Chatra district of Jharkhand. Based on secret information, police officials of Chatra arrested Bindu Ganjoo, a Maoist belonging to the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The police had announced a reward for finding Ganjoo, who has been wanted for over five rebel attacks. Chatra police have been searching for him since 15 years. Ganjoo is a resident of Degadevi village in Chatra and joined the CPI (Maoist) in 2009. It was only recently that he had left the outfit and returned back to his home. Jul 1, 2014
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Onion price hike brings tears to common man

Bangalore /Rajouri/Siliguri /Amritsar, July 01 (ANI): People across the nation condemned the hike in onion prices and lamented over the government apathy towards poor and middle classes who are the most deeply affected by the inflation. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has made tackling inflation his top priority after widespread resentment about rising prices contributed to the exit of the previous government last month. However, this has evidently not been successful as the price of this essential vegetable refuses to come down and people are getting more and more frustrated. A resident of Bangalore Rahmat Uneesa, said the hike is leading to a more expensive cost of living. Jul 1, 2014
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Nasscom launches third phase of startup initiative mission

Bangalore, July 01 (ANI): The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) invited applications from startups as it commenced the third phase of its 10,000 start-ups initiative across the country. The 10,000 startups initiative, which is a national database of startups and identifies the areas of their operations, is a one-stop platform for all fresh entrepreneurs. Addressing a news conference in Bangalore Senior Director, NASSCOM 10,000 Startups initiative, Rajat Tandon said in first two phases at least 529 people were impacted. The association had earlier sent a 30-member representative delegation of software products and solutions to the Silicon Valley in the US for providing a global platform for young entrepreneurs. Jul 1, 2014
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French Foreign Minister Pushes for Rafale Deal

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is in the country for a two-day visit met with Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj as well as Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, and is said to have pushed for the multi-billion-dollar Rafale jet deal. Jul 1, 2014
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French Foreign Minister confident on Rafale fighter jet talks with India

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that he was confident about the outcome of talks to sell 126 Rafale fighter jets to India in a multi-billion-dollar deal that has been stalled for months. France also offered a credit line of up to one billion euros for sustainable infrastructure and urban development in India. Jul 1, 2014
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Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.69 per Litre, Diesel by 50 Paise

Bhopal / New Delhi/ Nagpur / Kanpur, July 01 (ANI): Oil Companies have raised the petrol and diesel prices by Rs 1.69 and Rs. 0.50 per litre respectively. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) attributed the move to the rise in price of crude oil and forex market. Reacting over this, Food Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, said situation was beyond their control. Meanwhile, Congress leader, Manish Tewari, hit out at the central government. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that Iraq crisis is responsible for the situation. Ahead of his maiden budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is grappling with a food inflation scare, and now faces the risk that higher oil prices could swell the government's subsidy bill. Jul 1, 2014
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Police recover arms cache from Maoists in Giridih

Giridih, July 1 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, the CRPF along with the district police recovered arms and ammunitions from Maoists in the red corridor of Jharkhand. A rebel was also reportedly killed during the police encounter. Superintendent of Police (SP), Giridih, Kranti Kumar, said that the combing was launched in the area to nab the red rebels but they escaped amid exchange of fire. The Maoist issue in India has become a serious concern for the state administrations as it has been taking a regular toll on lives and properties in many affected areas. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Jul 1, 2014