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A womens rights group expresses solidarity with victim of love jihad in Jharkhand, demand arrest

Ranchi, Aug 25 (ANI): Members of ‘Nari Sena’, a women's rights group in Jharkhand, on Monday expressed solidarity with the national level shooter, Tara Sahdev, the alleged victim of a ‘love jihad’ demanding the arrest of the accused. ‘Love jihad’ refers to Hindu girls being allegedly converted to Islam after a love marriage. Jharkhand-born sportsperson, Tara Sahdev had reportedly married a certain Ranjit Kumar Kohli in June, who she alleges concealed his true identity as his real name is Rakibul Hasab. The torture began on the first night of her marriage when Kohli forced her to convert to Islam. She also said that she was kept in captivity for a month and was not allowed to eat properly. She, allegedly, was bitten by dogs as punishment for refusing to convert. Meanwhile, giving it a communal colour, a sister organisation of the ruling BJP, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), called for a shutdown and rampaged across the city protesting against the alleged ‘love jihad’. Aug 25, 2014
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Govt ready to act once final decision is taken: Piyush Goyal on Coal scam

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Welcoming the Supreme Court’s verdict that all coal blocks allocated between 1993-2010 were illegal, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that he respects the court's decision and that the nation should accept the final verdict. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Goyal said that the government was ready to act quickly once the final decisions were taken by the court in the case Aug 25, 2014
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UK wants to boost Indias target to expand education sector: Nick Clegg

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Britain Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday said that UK wants to boost India’s target to expand education sector further. Clegg said that India and UK both has capability to expand the sector with the help of each other and they should do so. He also said that UK wants students from both countries to go in both directions. Further, Clegg also said that Indian entrepreneurs can benefit from UK's open business environment & competitive tax regime. Aug 25, 2014
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Britain Deputy PM Nick Clegg meets PM Narendra Modi and Jaitley on his 3-days India visit

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Monday. He also met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley following the same. Clegg is on a three days visit with an aim to bolster trade and strategic ties with India. His visit is intended to yield any immediate deals between the two governments, but is rather seen as the dawn of a long-term British strategy to focus relations with India on economic exchanges. Earlier, Clegg visited holy Sikh temple Bangla Sahib in the national capital. After offering prayers at the temple and taking a tour of the museum inside the temple premises, Clegg hailed the members of the Sikh community for their welcoming attitude to people of other faiths. Aug 25, 2014
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Bihar By Elections: JD (U), RJD and Congress combine win 6 out of 10 seats

Bihar, Aug 25 (ANI): The Janata Dal-United-Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress Party combine has won six out of 10 seats in Bihar that went to polls last week. The BJP has won four. From a Mumbai hospital, Lalu Yadav tweeted, "I thank the people of Bihar for making the Grand alliance win. Voters across the country have rectified the mistakes made in Lok Sabha elections." The tri-party combine are now likely to ramp up political sentiment against the BJP and its allies in the state, claiming that the latter has limited appeal in the state, and may not be in a position to form the next state government in 2015. Aug 25, 2014
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Jammu Rally: Amit Shah hits back at Omar Abdullah

Jammu, Aug 25 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Monday targeted Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a rally in Kathua district of Jammu. Launching a scathing attack on Omar government, Shah said that if there is shelling from Pakistan, NDA government will give a fitting reply. He also stated that the National Conference government had no right to stay in power in the state. Aug 25, 2014
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Doctor says Lalu came for routine checkup, no specific health problem

Mumbai, Aug 25 (ANI): Dr Vijay D'Silva of Asian Heart Hospital said on Monday that RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was admitted to the hospital for routine checkup. Silva said that there was no specific health problem for the treatment of which he was admitted. The doctor added that the test reports, which are yet to come, will give the exact idea of his health status. Aug 25, 2014
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Congress' Preneet Kaur wins Patiala by poll

Patiala, Aug 25 (ANI): Congress leader and former union minister Preneet Kaur on Monday won the Patiala Assembly seat. She defeated Bhagwan Dass Juneja, her rival from SAD, by over 23,000 votes. The seat fell vacant after former chief minister Amarinder Singh, husband of Kaur, got elected to Lok Sabha from Amritsar. Patiala seat was retained by Congress. Aug 25, 2014
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SC refuses to entertain 'premature' petitions against judicial appointment Bill

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new mechanism under National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) was proposed to be put in place. The Court said that the bill is yet to receive Presidential assent and become a law of the land. Aug 25, 2014
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Indian Army ready to thwart infiltration bid by Pakistan, security beefed up along Indo-Pak border

Poonch, Aug 25 (ANI): Senior Army officers expressed confidence that the soldiers posted in forward areas along the India Pakistan border in Kashmir are well trained to foil any attempts by Pakistan to pump in infiltrators across the Line of Control. Kashmir has witnessed almost uninterrupted ceasefire violation by Pakistan since August 15. Brigade Commander, Sanjay Thakaran, posted in border district of Poonch said on Monday that the soldiers are aware of Pakistan's attempt to keep the tension on Line of Control high, but all such attempts will be thwarted. Another officer, Colonel Amit Bisht, also spoke on the same lines and assured that every bid to infiltrate will be thwarted. Aug 25, 2014
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Karnataka: Congress wins two seats, BJP one in Assembly by polls

Bangalore, Aug 25 (ANI): The Congress won two of the three seats in Karnataka assembly by elections for which counting was held on Monday. Byelections were held to Bellary Rural, Shikaripur in Shimoga and Chikkodi-Sadalga in Belgaum districts on August 21. The Congress wrested Bellary Rural from the BJP, retained Chikkodi-Sadalga, while former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa once again established his hold over Shikaripur with his son B Y Raghavendra winning it. Meanwhile, expressing his happiness over the victory Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, said that the Congress winning in majority of the bypolls across the country shows that Narendra Modi's victory was a temporary one. Aug 25, 2014
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Results of bypolls are clear indication that Bihar won't accept divisive politics: Nitish Kumar

Patna, Aug 25 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed his satisfaction at the bypoll results and thank all the voters. The Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress Party combine has won six out of 10 seats in Bihar that went to polls last week. The BJP has won four seats. Kumar said that the results of bypolls are a clear indication that people of Bihar won't accept divisive politics. Aug 25, 2014