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RSS wants all post-1947 secret files made public, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh’s (RSS) demand that all official papers of Independent India to be declassified. Recently, the BJP-led NDA government refused to declassify a report on India’s worst military defeat at the hands of China in 1962. When it was in the opposition, the BJP had asked for the Henderson Brooks-Bhagat report, which clinically analyses reasons for India’s humiliation, to be made public. Aug 21, 2014
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SC to hear PILs challenging judicial appointments bill on August 25

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill on Monday. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha said that the matter would be heard along with other similar petitions listed for hearing on Monday. Aug 21, 2014
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AIIMS removes CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi from post

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): All India Institute of Medical Sciences has removed Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi of the Haryana cadre from the post of chief vigilance officer (CVO), despite the fact that his appointment order fixed his tenure at four years till June 2016. In an order issued last week, the charge of CVO, AIIMS, was handed over to the CVO of the Health Ministry for three months. Meanwhile, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that it is an administrative decision and there should be no politics over it. Aug 21, 2014
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Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan Won't Share Stage With PM, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan’s statement that he would not share the stage with PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Nagpur Metro. The decision has reportedly been prompted by last week's heckling of Chavan by BJP activists at a function attended by Modi in Raigad. On Tuesday, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had a similar experience when he was heckled by BJP activists shouting pro-Modi slogans at a function in Kaithal. Aug 21, 2014
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Indias policy on Palestine remains unchanged, says Sushma

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday said that there was no change in country’s policy of supporting Palestinian cause. While addressing a League of Arab States media symposium in New Delhi, Swaraj said India was also concerned about the loss of lives in Gaza and the nation had called on both sides to exercise restraint. She said India was concerned about the rising militancy, fanaticism in parts of the Arab world. She also added the Indian government was committed for greater dialogue during challenging times in various Arab countries. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement he was "gravely disappointed by the return to hostilities" and urged the sides not to allow matters to escalate. Aug 21, 2014
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Voting for Bihar by-polls begins amid tight security, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Voting for the by-polls in 10 assembly constituencies in Bihar began on Thursday on a peaceful note. The by-polls results will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that BJP and its allies will win all the 10 seats. However, RJD leader Manoj Jha said that RJD- JD (U) alliance will bring good result in the by polls. Aug 21, 2014
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Water-logging in Mumbai due to heavy rains

Mumbai, Aug 21 (ANI): Heavy rains in the Dadar area of Mumbai have led to massive water-logging causing numerous problems to the commuters. Last month, traffic was reported to have been moving at a slow pace at several places following the rains. Commuters also had a hard time travelling due to poor visibility. Aug 21, 2014
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Assembly by poll voting begins in Bihar

Bihar, Aug 21 (ANI): The voting for the assembly by poll elections in Chhapra district of Bihar has begun on Thursday. JD (U), RJD and Congress had reached to an understanding to contest 10 Assembly seats in Bihar together. They had officially announced entering into an alliance earlier this month. Both the parties have drawn a lot of criticism from other political parties as prior to this alliance; the RJD and JD (U) had been in a constant conflict with each other. Aug 21, 2014
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BJP leader makes aerial survey of flood affected areas in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, Aug 21 (ANI): BJP leader Ajay Bhatt made an aerial survey by a chopper in the flood affected areas after a cloudburst worsened the situation in Uttarakhand. The heavy rains followed by a cloudburst have led to floods and landslides claiming more than 20 lives and causing immense damage of life and property in various parts of Uttarakhand. Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat assured adequate food supplies to the affected people and said the government was trying its best to do the needful. Aug 21, 2014