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Rising water level in River Ganges force people to leave their house in Varanasi

Varanasi, Aug 12 (ANI): People staying near the temples situated on the banks of River Ganges flowing through Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh left their homes as flood waters streamed in through their houses. Residents claim that rains in the last four to five days have led to increase in water levels of Ganges by 20 feet. A priest and a resident of Varanasi, Prabhu Sahrani said even ferry services in the River Ganges has stopped since past week due to fear of drowning. Heavy rains in June last year caused rivers and lakes to burst their banks, killing almost 6,000 people in the Uttarakhand. Aug 12, 2014
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RJD - JD (U) alliance will be successful: Ali Anwar

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): JD (U) leader Ali Anwar has said that the alliance between Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar is a natural one and is going to be successful. Earlier, Anwar had said that an alliance between the JD (U), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress in Bihar was the need of the hour politically, as all three parties have similar socialist ideologies. Aug 12, 2014
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Power transmission lines in Leh and Kargil will lead to proper power distribution and development: P

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal while on his visit to Leh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday said that the two power transmission lines to be inaugurated by the PM will lead to proper power distribution and development of the state. He said that unlike earlier when power was wasted because of inefficient transmission lines, the new lines will prove fruitful for the whole state. Modi is to inaugurate the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project at Leh polo grounds and later another 44 MW hydro power project at Chutak village in Kargil district. Aug 12, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project in Leh

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project at Leh polo grounds on Tuesday. The power project is situated at Alchi village, 70 km from Leh. Modi arrived in Ladakh early in morning on a daylong visit. He was received at the Leh airport by Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Ladakh parliamentarian Nawan Rigzin Jora, Chief of Indian Army Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag and senior civil, police and military officials. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Union power minister Piyush Goyal and national security advisor Ajit Doval. Aug 12, 2014
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As PM Modi arrives in Leh amidst high security, Naqvi terms Leh and Kargil visit a historic one

Kargil, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Leh, amidst high security, where he is scheduled to address a rally. He is also going to visit Kargil later in the day. This is the PM's first visit to both these places after assuming his office. He will be laying the foundation stone for the Leh-Srinagar transmission line. Also, he will inaugurate two hydro-power projects in Ladakh as well as address citizens in the region. Talking about the same, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the visit is a historic one and that the visit will be a salute to the people of these two areas. Aug 12, 2014
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Police busted illegal gun manufacturing unit in Odisha

Odisha, Aug 12 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, Police raided and busted an illegal gun manufacturing unit in Odisha's Angul district. A total of 31 country-made pistols and 500 rounds of live cartridges were seized from the unit that was running inside a rented house. Superintendent of police Narasingh Bhola, Angul District said that the state police acted on intelligence input on illegal trading and manufacture of arms and ammunitions and raided several areas. Bhola added that a high level probe was underway. Police have arrested five accused while the prime accused has managed to escape. Aug 12, 2014
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AAP demands revoking govt's orders that stripped ACB's power to probe govt employees

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Aam Aadmi party demanded revoking of orders issued by the ruling BJP government that stripped the Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of its powers to probe government employees for bribery. The move was aimed at clipping the powers that the Arvind Kejriwal-led government invoked to book two petroleum ministers earlier this year. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that they demand immediate repealing of the notification which the government had issued. This notification gave the ACB a free hand to probe offences under the anti-corruption law in Delhi, irrespective of who is involved. Moreover, he added that the High Court had ordered the Reliance industries to support the investigation. Aug 12, 2014
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China's take on powerlines erection not confirmed: Virbadhra Singh

Shimla, Aug 12 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that China's decision of not permitting to lay power lines along the international border has not been confirmed officially. Reportedly, the lines were being laid near Shipki village in the Indo-China border, where cross-border trade commences. Accoring to reports, Chinese patrol close to the Lukma post monitored by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) recently objected to erecting poles in the region for electricity provision. They sought that the poles be built inside India and not on the border. Meanwhile, Former state Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal condemned the move by China and said India should immediately act on the matter. Aug 12, 2014
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JEC students protest against govt's decision to affiliate college to ASTU

Jorhat, Aug 12 (ANI): Students of an Jorhat Engineering College (JEC) in Jorhat city of Assam staged a protest demanding the state government to take back its decision of affiliating their college to the newly formed Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU). Protesting students said the clauses as given by the government were unacceptable and demanded amendment of the same. Few clauses that were unacceptable by the students were provision of excessive power to the central authority (Chancellor), paid membership in the university, political interference in university's affairs, improper fee structure and decision of affiliating autonomous colleges to ASTU. Aug 12, 2014