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Political leaders react over Amit Shah's attack on Mamata Banerjee over Saradha scam

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday react over BJP President Amit Shah's attack on West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee over Saradha chit fund scam. Shah took jibe during a rally in Kolkata city for the state by-polls. While others were of the view that political rivalry should not include independent intelligence agencies, BJP slammed Banerjee for mis-governance. Shah had also alleged that Bangladeshi infiltration has gone up by five times in the Trinamool regime as Mamata Banerjee was only pursuing politics rather than developing the state. Sep 8, 2014
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2G scam: SC says charges against CBI chief serious, seeks reply

New Delhi, Sept 08 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday said the allegations against CBI chief Ranjit Sinha in the 2G and coal allocation cases are serious and asked him to respond to them. Referring to the charges raised by activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan that many of the main accused in the two high profile cases were frequent visitors at the CBI chief's residence, the court asked him to file a counter-affidavit within a week. Sep 8, 2014
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Yogi Adityanath creates controversy again through his 'hate speech', attacks Muslim community

Noida, Sep 08 (ANI): BJP Leader and party's main campaigner for by polls in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath made yet another controversial statement as he blamed people of a minority religion for the state's recent communal tensions. Adityanath also said that SP government in UP is against Hindu community and that SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav gets irritated with Lord Ram's name and this is 'against India and Indianness'. He said the UP government had failed to maintain communal harmony because the 'population of a certain community had risen several times'. Sep 8, 2014
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BJP MLA calls for 'Love Jihad' Mahapanchayat, Politicos React

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday react as BJP MLA Sangeet Singh Som has called for a Mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh to protest against Love Jihad. BJP leader Sambit Patra welcoming the MLA's step said that there is lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh and the BJP leaders are trying to solve the local problem in a local manner and creating awareness among the people against the same. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that such an act is very unfortunate and that the government of Uttar Pradesh needs to take action against such people and BJP needs to account for its MLAs. NCP leaders Majid Memon and Tariq Anwar condemning the act said that such hate speeches will only create differences among the people and that the BJP is only trying to play the vote bank politics in Uttar Pradesh. Sep 8, 2014
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Jammu-Pathankot national highway opens as water level comes down in flood hit J&K

Jammu & Kashmir, Sep 08 (ANI): As water level in flood hit Jammu & Kashmir came down on Monday, the administration opened the Jammu-Pathankot national highway, which connects the region with the rest of the country. Meanwhile, rescue operations are in full swing as the death toll from serious flooding in Jammu and Kashmir climbed to more than 175, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in the region. Indian army personnel rescued residents stuck in floodwater in low lying areas in Rajouri district. About 22 air force helicopters and four aircraft were deployed to evacuate stranded people and to deliver relief. About 120 army units and eight teams of police reservists, equipped with boats and life jackets, were in action. Sep 8, 2014
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Maoists open fire on police patrol in Jharkhand

Latehar, Sep 08 (ANI): Maoists opened fire on a police patrol party in Jharkhand but nobody was injured, said a police officer. Acting on a tip-off, police laid a cordon to nab the militants but they managed to escape by taking cover of fire. Police officer, Deepak Kumar said Maoists had suffered losses during exchange of fire. Police recovered bullets and other materials from the spot. 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. Sep 8, 2014
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Flood alert in Andhra Pradesh, state CM takes stock of situation

Srikakulam, Sep 08 (ANI): Rising water levels triggered by heavy rains caused floods in Andhra Pradesh leaving nearly 300 people stranded. State Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday directed Ministers and officials to take up prompt rescue and relief measures wherever necessary. Gaurav Uppal, the District Magistrate of Srikakulam district that is badly hit, visited some of the flood-affected areas along with his team to monitor the situation. He also spoke to the affected residents to understand the state of affairs. Uppal said incessant rainfall in neighbouring Odisha on Saturday caused water levels to rise in the Vamsadhara River. He said all the concerned authorities are working together to deal with the crisis. Sep 8, 2014
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German Foreign Minister pays homage at Gandhi memorial

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): German Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi and paid homage to the peace icon. Steinmeier along with the German Ambassador, Michael Steiner also visited the National Gandhi Museum at Rajghat. Steinmeier arrived in New Delhi on Saturday for a three-day visit to hold political and business talks with India in a bid to boost bilateral trade. Steinmeier is to hold talks with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his counterpart Sushma Swaraj, as well as other high-ranking Indian politicians on Monday. Sep 8, 2014