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UPSC Aspirants protest outside Rajnath Singhs residence demanding removal of CSATs

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): The civil services aspirants staged a protest outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence in Delhi demanding scrapping of the Civil Services Aptitude Tests (CSATs) which is the preliminary level to one of the toughest examination in India. The protesters also said that the exam has degraded the value of Hindi medium students or aspirants. Police personnel were also present at the spot to control the crowd. Meanwhile, some of the aspirants met Singh and presented their increasing the number of attempts and demanded a four-year age relaxation in the examinations of these services. Jul 12, 2014
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Vermicelli business in markets hit adversely due to price rise

Gorakhpur, July 12 (ANI): Demand for vermicelli, which spikes during the holy month of Ramadan, is hit due to inflation as prices of wheat flour, required for preparing vermicelli, are sky-high in the markets. Vermicelli shops in Gorakhpur are running in losses, as the sales have dropped considerably due to spiralling inflation. Shopkeepers said they were incurring losses as people were not buying more than 1-2 kilograms compared to the earlier sales that usually were over 5-6 kilograms per customer a day. Sweet vermicelli is a traditional Muslim dish which is eaten during the month of Ramadan. Jul 12, 2014
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Haryana Assembly passes bill for separate SGPC

Chandigarh, July 12 (ANI): Haryana government passed a bill in state assembly to create an independent committee to monitor Sikh temples, or gurdwaras, in the state. Haryana Chief Minsiter, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, said the decision to create a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for Haryana was accepted by the ruling Congress party in the state and was introduced in the assembly. The bill, was opposed by main opposition, INLD and the BJP. INLD members claimed the Congress was eyeing Sikh votes as Haryana goes to poll in October. Jul 12, 2014
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Police seize heroin, arrest people in Murshidabad

Murshidabad, July 12 (ANI): Ten members of a family were arrested for smuggling and selling heroin in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. District police conducted raids in Josoitala village, which comes under Lalgola police station limits, and arrested Rejina Deoa, who resided there with her family. Superintendent of Police (SP), Murshidabad, Humayun Kabir, said arms and ammunition were also recovered from the family. Deoa escaped to Josoitala a year back with her family after murdering two men who had killed her husband. Jul 12, 2014
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Oommen Chandy happy over employment offers for Iraq returned nurses

Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (ANI): Expressing his happiness over the employment offers and financial assistance pouring in for the nurses who recently returned from the war-torn areas of Iraq, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that he was very glad about it. He assured the nurses of better employment opportunities to safeguard their future. Forty six nurses, all from Kerala, who were kidnapped in strife-torn Iraq, arrived home in Kochi on July 05. During a meeting, Kerala’s chief minister, Oommen Chandy, questioned nurses regarding their current problems after returning from Iraq. The meeting also included Kerala’s Finance Minister, KM Mani, Industries Minister, PK Kunjalikutty. In the meeting, six companies offered jobs to the nurses. Middle East-based business magnate CK Menon promised Rs 3 lakh to each nurse while Atlas Ramachandran, who runs hospitals and jewellery shops in the Middle East, promised jobs to all of them. Jul 12, 2014
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Srebrenica massacre victims remembered 19 years on

Thousands of people gathered on Friday in Srebrenica to mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim males by ethnic Serb forces, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II. Duration: 00:58 Jul 12, 2014
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Erdogan vows to rewrite Turkey's constitution if elected

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he planned to rewrite the Turkish constitution if elected president, as he outlined his vision for a booming and powerful "new Turkey" in the next decade. Duration: 00:43 Jul 12, 2014
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Queen's Chaplain: Female bishops would be 'seismic'

The Church of England could be set to allow its first female bishops -- and not before time, according to one of those tipped for the job, who says the days of women being left to arrange the flowers are gone. Duration: 01:00 Jul 12, 2014
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World Cup 2014: its impact on Brazil's economy

With millions of tourists visiting Brazil and the creation of 1 million jobs, the World Cup has no doubt boosted the country’s economy, Sao Paulo, July 11, 2014. Duration: 02:06 Jul 12, 2014
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Germany kicks out top US intelligence officer in spy row

Germany expelled the CIA station chief in Berlin over alleged spying by the United States which has refused to break its silence over the escalating row between the Western allies, Berlin, July 11, 2014. Duration: 00:44 Jul 12, 2014