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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
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Obama vows to act on immigration alone without Congress

President Barack Obama ignited a new power showdown with Republicans Monday, vowing to fix America's broken immigration system alone after Congress refused to vote on his top remaining domestic priority this year. Duration: 00:58 Jul 1, 2014
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Female arm wrestlers flex muscles for charity in DC

Stacked up on bourbon and cigarettes, 'Amy Smackhouse' goes head-to-head with 'Dona Diabla' in a bout of female arm-wrestling- all the profits made from the bets are donated to a community school. Duration: 01:20 Jul 1, 2014
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World Cup: President Bachelet honours Chilean squad

Thousands of fans took to the streets of Santiago on Sunday to watch their footballing heroes return home from an impressive World Cup campaign, which finished with a devastating penalty shootout loss to hosts Brazil. Duration: 00:47 Jul 1, 2014
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British PM faces lawmakers over EU election of Juncker

Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that Britain must work with new European Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker, as he faced lawmakers to explain his failure to stop the EU insider winning the post. Duration: 00:54 Jul 1, 2014
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Israel: African migrants clash with police.

More than 1,000 illegal African immigrants in Israel staged a sit-in Saturday near the southern border with Egypt after a protest march against conditions in their internment camp. Duration: 00:51 Jul 1, 2014