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Chhattisgarh hails appointment of new Governor

Raipur, July 2 (ANI): Chhattisgarh province hailed appointment of the new Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, as he took oath of office on Wednesday. The office of the Chhattisgarh governor had fallen vacant after Shekhar Dutt tendered his resignation. Yadav said that he will fulfil his responsibilities and play the designated role to the best of his capabilities. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh was also present at the inauguration and termed the appointment as a matter of pride. It is a matter of pride for the state of Chhattisgarh that we have got an experienced and eminent leader as our new governor. BJP had said that the governors who were being asked to quit were either facing court cases or were inefficient. Jul 2, 2014
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Dr Sudhir Gupta was not pressurized to change postmortem report of Sunanda Pushkar: AIIMS

New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): The AIIMS administration on Wednesday announced that there was no pressure on Dr Sudhir Gupta for changing the post mortem report of Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor. Dr Neerja Bhatla said that the AIIMS administration categorically denies any such allegations that Dr Sudhir Gupta was under pressure. The PRO of AIIMS Dr Amit Gupta said that if needed the AIIMS will take action against Dr Sudhir Gupta. Jul 2, 2014
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Twenty-two killed as military and assailants clash in Mexico

Twenty-two people were killed in a clash between armed assailants guarding a warehouse and the Mexican military. Soldiers are now stationed in the area where the assault took place near Tlatlaya, 240km south of the Mexican capital. Duration: 00:33 Jul 2, 2014
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Politicians back CJI's remark over appointment of judges, BJP admits mistake

New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): Politicians on Wednesday backed the remark of Chief Justice of India RM Lodha over the removal of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium's name for the post of a Supreme Court judge, by the Modi government. Lodha on Tuesday had expressed his displeasure over the former SG's name being dropped from being considered for the post of a Supreme Court judge. He also accused the government of dealing casually in the appointment of a high constitutional position. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy admitted that the appointment was procedurally wrong. Jul 2, 2014
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Politicos react over Sunanda Pushkar's mysterious death case

New Delhi/ Lucknow, July 2 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted over the mysterious case of Sunanda Pushkar's death in which the doctor has revealed that he was under pressure to present the autopsy report. BJP leader MJ Akbar said that the entire case should be investigated again to reach the exact result. Congress leader Rashid Alvi stated that the doctor should be enquired as to who pressurized him. AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said that the revelation is quite serious and truth should be investigated. CPI leader D Raja said that it is a very serious revelation as it stakes the reputation of the previous government. Jul 2, 2014
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Govt is taking all possible measures to control inflation: BJP

New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday said that said that the government is taking all possible measures to control inflation. Petrol and diesel prices were hiked on Monday by Rs 1.69 and Rs. 0.50 per litre respectively while onion prices have continued to surge upwards. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had called upon state governments to check hoarding, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met ministers and senior bureaucrats to discuss strategies to control inflation, which is at a five month high. The government had also increased rail fares, which had led to an outcry by the opposition parties. Jul 2, 2014
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Politicos slam Jaitley for failing to curb inflation

New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday targeted the BJP for the recent hike in fuel rates and for failing to curb inflation. Taunting over BJP's election slogan of good days, NCP leader Majid Memon said that the government is not able to stand by its slogan. Congress leader Rashid Alvi also criticized the steps taken by the government and said that such policies will increase inflation instead of reducing it. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had called upon state governments to check hoarding, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met ministers and senior bureaucrats to discuss strategies to control inflation, which is at a five month high. Jul 2, 2014
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Singapore Foreign Minister meets Indian PM to bolster bilateral ties

New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): Singapore's Foreign Minister, K Shanmugam, met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on the second day of his five-day visit to reaffirm mutual cooperation between the two Asian countries. Shanmugam's state visit, which started on Monday, also includes plans to visit southern cities of Chennai and Hyderabad. Shanmugam, also the law minister of Singapore, will also meet his Indian counterpart Ravi Shankar Prasad. He will hold diplomatic talks with India's Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as well. Jul 2, 2014
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Chennai building collapse death toll rises to 42, rescue efforts step-up

Chennai, July 2, (ANI): Death toll in the collapse of an under-construction building in Chennai has risen to 42 as rescue efforts have been stepped-up to locate the trapped from the rubble. Last week, the 11-storey under-construction building collapsed in Tamil Nadu. District Collector of Kanchipuram district, Bhaskar, said a total of 69 people were pulled out from the wreckage so far. Improved technologies like drones have been deployed for tracing the bodies of the trapped workers. Jul 2, 2014
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Action will be taken against Tapas Pal, says Mamata

New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee has said that strict action will be taken against party MP Tapas Pal for his offensive threat to send his men to the homes of Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders to rape their women. "Whatever Tapas Pal has said, action will be taken. We don't support such statements. We have asked for an unconditional apology," said Mamata Banerjee. An FIR has been filed against Pal. He had said that he will send his boys to rape CPI (M) women if the TMC supporters are harassed by opposition leaders. His remarks have generated a huge outrage amongst politicians and activists. Jul 2, 2014
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Subramanian Swamy calls for proper investigation in Sunanda Pushkar's death

New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): Commenting on the allegations made in the Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday reiterated that Pushkar was murdered and called for proper investigation in the case. Swamy said that Pushkar had told people that she will expose the corruption in IPL. He further said that it was strange that her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was admitted in the AIIMS Hospital when the autopsy was about to be conducted on Pushkar's body. According to media reports, the head of the forensics department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Sudhir Gupta, has said that he was pressurized to give a doctored report in Pushkar's death case. Gupta headed the team of experts who conducted the postmortem on Pushkar's body. He has alleged in his complaint to the Health Ministry and the Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC) that he was pressured by top officials to show that Pushkar's death was 'natural'. Jul 2, 2014