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Michael Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned team in new Indian soccer league

Mumbai, Aug 22 (ANI): Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League. A total of 49 foreign players were drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to run from October 12 to December 20. Seven players have been directly recruited by the teams. Chopra, who has also played for a host of other Premier League clubs, was the only English player in the draft, which was held at a Mumbai hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea. Addressing the media persons General Manager (GM) of Kerala Blasters, Viren Disilva expressed his happiness on having Chopra as part of their team. Aug 22, 2014
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No question of trivializing any particular incident, was talking in general about crimes: FM gives c

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has sparked a row after he made a controversial remark about rape. Jaitley was addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he said that “a small incident of rape” in Delhi had caused a loss of “millions of dollars in tourism". Giving clarification over his remark, Jaitley said that his speech was misconstrued and he was not referring to any particular crime but crimes in general. Jaitley has come under severe criticism for his statement as many concluded that he spoke about the December 16 Delhi gang rape case. Aug 22, 2014
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Politicos react on Jaitleys remark over rape affecting tourism

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Aug 22 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Friday after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated that a small incident of gang-rape in Delhi has affected tourism in the state. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that Jaitley is correct to have said so, because tourist do not like to take risk with their lives but also added that the government should assure safety in all places. NCP leader Majid Memon also said that the government should take immediate steps to ensure safety for tourists. Meanwhile, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that BJP and RSS do not respect women. Aug 22, 2014
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Over 50 Children Ill after Eating Mid-day Meal at MP School

Mid day meals continue to be a menace across the primary and middle schools of the country, as more than 50 school children fell sick after lunch on Thursday, at a government primary school in Sukarwada village in Madhya Pradesh. Aug 22, 2014
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Uttar Pradesh gears up to prevent epidemic as flood situation remains grim

Bahraich/ Azamgarh, Aug 22 (ANI): The flood waters in Uttar Pradesh showed no sign of abatement causing fear of a possible epidemic once the water recede. The flood situation that inundated nearly 1,500 villages in the state, hasn’t improved and amidst all these there are fears of epidemics that might be caused once the water recede. Thousands were marooned in villages across nine districts of Uttar Pradesh, where the release of water from overflowing dams in neighbouring Nepal has added to the impact of the downpours. State revenue official of Bahraich, U S Upadhyay, said the administration was ready to take up the challenge, post floods. Stressing that the government is doing everything needful the state government’s irrigation minister Shivpal Yadav said his government won’t allow any hardship to be caused to people in the affected areas. Aug 22, 2014
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Ready to foil any infiltration bid by Pakistan, say Indian soldiers

Balakot, Aug 22 (ANI): Indian soldiers posted in forward areas of India Pakistan border, in state of Kashmir say they are ready to foil any attempts by Pakistan to pump in infiltrators across the border. Kashmir has witnessed almost uninterrupted ceasefire violation by Pakistan since August 15. Heavy firing by Pakistan Rangers had commenced last night in the area of Abdulian and Korotana from 2 AM and continued till 6 AM in the morning. Commanding officer of Indian Army’s Bihar Regiment, S Chatterji said, his unit has witnessed 12 instances of ceasefire violation by Pakistan in last month alone. But Chatterji is positive that the Indian Army, along with the paramilitary force BSF (Border Security Force), will hold their ground and stop any attempt to infiltrate by Pakistanis. Chatterji assured that in spite of difficult terrain, the border fence is guarded 24 x7and any bid to infiltrate will be foiled. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his speech, accused Pakistan of waging a "proxy war" by sending militants to attack India. Aug 22, 2014
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Pakistani army again violates ceasefire in Kashmir, one civilian injured

Rajouri, Aug 22 (ANI): Villagers in Kashmir are living under the shadow of death as Pakistan army continues to violate ceasefire along the Line of Control. Heavy firing by Pakistan Rangers commenced last night in the area of Abdulian and Korotana from 2 AM and continued till 6 AM in the morning. One civilian has been injured after a shell hit his home near the LoC. No casualties have been reported. The Pakistani army targeted BSF posts in the RS Pura sector, forcing Indian soldiers to retaliate. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his speech, recently accused Pakistan of waging a "proxy war" by sending militants to attack India. Earlier, Modi government had called off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan citing the country's meetings with Kashmiri separatists and continuous ceasefire violations. Aug 22, 2014
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India will not be cowed down by anyone, says BJP chief to Pakistan

Hyderabad, Aug 22 (ANI): BJP chief Amit Shah said that India will not be cowed down by anybody and there will be no compromise on national honour and integrity. Addressing BJP workers in Hyderabad, Shah said the BJP-led government has made it clear that there will be no compromise on national pride. He said the decision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government to call off dialogue with Pakistan over the latter's move to hold talks with Kashmiri separatist leaders demonstrates India's new foreign policy. Shah took over as BJP chief on July 09. Aug 22, 2014