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Distraught family of stranded Indians in Iraq to meet Sushma Swaraj

Amritsar, June 29 (ANI): Distraught family members of Indian nationals stranded strife-torn in Iraq on Sunday left for New Delhi to meet Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, as there is very little information about their dear ones. About 100 Indian workers are trapped in areas overrun by ISIL. Jun 29, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj discusses Iraq situation with gulf envoys

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday held a meeting with envoys posted in gulf countries to discuss the Iraq crisis. The envoys were from Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries. Jun 29, 2014
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Delhi University to begin fresh admissions from July 1

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Fresh admissions to Delhi University (DU) for the 2014-15 academic session under the three-year course will commence from July 1, a week behind schedule following the row over the controversial four-year undergraduate programme. Also, many students protested outside HRD Minister Smriti Irani against the decision of DU to discontinue its B.Tech and BMS courses and denying any fresh admissions to them. Jun 29, 2014
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Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open Super Series finals, gets wishes from father

Hyderabad, June 29 (ANI): After Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal bagged the USD 750,000 Australian Open Super Series women's single title as she defeated Carolina Marin in a straight-game victory, her father back in India wished her luck for future. Harvir Singh Nehwal said that the badminton ace was waiting for this for the past 20 months and hoped that she maintains her form for upcoming tournaments. He also said that Nehwal has been out for days now and her family will welcome her back with her favourite dishes. Jun 29, 2014
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Hong Kong braces for massive rally after democracy poll

Hong Kong residents vote on the last day of an unofficial referendum on electoral reform that has angered Beijing, days before an expected major protest seeking greater democracy for the southern Chinese city. Duration: 00:55 Jun 29, 2014
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Jagannath rath yatra begins in Puri amidst tight security

Puri, June 29 (ANI): The much-awaited Jagannath Rath Yatra, one of the grandest annual spectacles in the world, began in Odisha’s holy city of Puri on Sunday. The Yatra has started under a huge security cover since it is one of the most anticipated event of the year. Lakhs of devotees have thronged the pilgrim city to witness the grand festival. The crowd is likely to swell because of good weather conditions. Jun 29, 2014
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India proud developer of world's second largest telescope

Hyderabad, June 29 (ANI): World's second largest high-altitude telescope for detecting gamma ray emissions is ready to be transported from Hyderabad to Ladakh, where it will become operational by early 2016. Weighing 180 tonnes and mounted on six wheels, the Major Atmospheric Cherenkov Experiment (MACE) telescope has been developed and manufactured for the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai by the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) in Hyderabad. Addressing the audience at the flagging off event, Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman of Atomic Commission, R K Sinha, said it gave great pride for India to own this telescope. Jun 29, 2014
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Annual Jagannath Rath Yatra begins, Anandiben Patel performs Pahind-Vidhi

Ahmedabad, June 29 (ANI): The annual Jagannath Rath Yatra began on Sunday where people from different parts of the country will be united to sing bhajans. The Rath Yatra will go on for 18 kilometres and to avoid any unwanted event, CCTC surveillance has been employed. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel will perform Pahind, the first time a woman would be performing the holy ritual. Ahmedabad mayor, Meenaxi Patel, has performed the ceremonial puja of Lord Jagannath to bring happiness and good luck to the city on the auspicious day. Jun 29, 2014
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Chennai fish predicts fate of Soccer teams in ongoing FIFA World cup

Chennai, June 29 (ANI): Following the success of Paul, the psychic, World Cup result-predicting octopus, comes a fish called Chanakya 2, who lives at an aquarium in Chennai, bagging the top job as chief match predictor in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Indian Community Welfare Organisation (ICWO) organised the Football World Cup 2014 prediction session. Jun 29, 2014
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Rosaiah sworn in as Governor of Karnataka

Bangalore, June 29 (ANI): Karnataka Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj, who was in the news throughout his five-year tenure in Karnataka, retired on Saturday. His Tamil Nadu counterpart K Rosaiah has temporarily taken charge. Bhardwaj's stint will be remembered for his strained relations with the previous BJP government in the state. Rosaiah's swearing-in-ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan in Bangalore. Jun 29, 2014
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Foreign Secretary says China's new map does not change facts on the ground of India's possession

Beijing, June 29 (ANI): India's Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh stood by the statement of Foreign Ministry which said that "cartographic depiction does not change the reality on the ground" after the Chinese government, in a new vertical map had shown Arunachal Pradesh as a part of its territory. Singh addressed a news conference in Beijing after Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari's meeting with Chinese premier Li Keqiang to brief on the issues discussed between the delegations of the two countries. Jun 29, 2014
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Police in Latehar arrest eight Maoists, recovers cache of arms and ammunitions

Latehar, June 29 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, the police arrested eight Maoists in red corridor of Jharkhand and recovered a cache of arms and ammunitions. A Maoist was also reportedly killed during the police encounter. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Latehar, Michael Raj S said that combing was launched in the area to nab the red rebels and the operation was successful. Jun 29, 2014