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Passengers jubilant as Delhi-Katra 'Shri Shakti Express' returns to New Delhi after maiden journey

Katra, July 15 (ANI): The Delhi-Katra 'Shri Shakti Express' on Tuesday arrived at the New Delhi Railway Station after its maiden journey. The 'Shree Shakti Express' rail link to Katra that is at the foot of the popular Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, has eased travel for the devotees. Prime Minister Modi had flagged-off the inaugural train from Katra to Udhampur on July 04. Expressing happiness passengers said the train service was a great relief to the pilgrims heading towards the pilgrimage. According to the official data, nearly 10 million devotees pass through Katra every year on their way to the 13-kilometer-long holy trek. Katra, being the starting point of the trek to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is a highly revered destination for Hindus. This rail link is expected to make the journey easier for millions of devotees who make the pilgrimage every year. Jul 15, 2014
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Kerry warns of 'great risks' of more Gaza violence

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Tuesday of the "great risks" of spiralling violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and called on Arab nations to push Hamas to accept a ceasefire. Duration: 00:41 Jul 15, 2014
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Philippines braces for Typhoon Rammasun

Thousands of people flee their homes in the Philippines as the first major storm of the rainy season strengthens into a typhoon. Duration:01:05 Jul 15, 2014
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Arab League denounces Israeli 'war crimes'

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi accused Israel on Monday of war crimes, as Egypt asked Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in Cairo to support its initiative to end week-long fighting in Gaza. Duration: 01:30 Jul 15, 2014
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India Loses 23% of Power during T&D, Reveals Piyush Goyal

More than 23 percent of the total power generated in India was wasted during transmission and distribution (T&D) in the country in 2012-13, stated minister of state for power Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha on Monday. Jul 15, 2014
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Germany national soccer team arrives in Berlin after winning the FIFA World Cup title

Berlin, July 15 (ANI): Germany_s victorious national soccer team arrived home on Tuesday, two days after winning the FIFA World Cup title in Brazil. A plane carrying coach Joachim Loew and his squad touched down at Berlin_s Tegel airport where it was received by fire engines spraying the Boeing 747 with water as a welcome home gesture. Captain Philipp Lahm, carrying the trophy, was the first to leave the plane, followed by Bastian Schweinsteiger who was wrapped in a large German flag. National carrier Lufthansa temporarily changed its name to Fanhansa in honour of the world champions and added the words _winner_s plane_ (_Siegerflieger_) to its logo, complete with the picture of a soccer ball. Jul 15, 2014
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Prez Pranab Mukherjee presents Gandhi Peace Prize to Chandi Prasad Bhatt

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday felicitated renowned environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt with 2013 Gandhi Peace Prize at a glittering ceremony in Darbar Hall at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The pioneer of the Chipko movement has also been awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 1982 followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2005. The Gandhi Peace Prize was instituted in 1995 on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This annual award is given to individuals and institutions for their contributions towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods. Jul 15, 2014