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Indian nurses freed from Iraq return to Kochi

Kochi, July 05 (ANI) 46 Indian nurses returned to Kochi on Saturday after being held in captivity by ISIS militants in the war torn Iraq. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy received the nurses along with their families at the airport. Apart from the nurses, a joint-secretary level IFS officer and a woman IAS officer from Kerala were also on the special flight of Air India. Jul 5, 2014
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Politicos welcome return of Indian nurses from violence hit Iraq

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Political leaders welcomed the return of Indian nurses from violence hit Iraq on Saturday. BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Subramanian Swamy said that the NDA government has done a great work in this front and will try to bring other Indian nationals back soon. MoS for External Affairs VK Singh said that the centre and the Ministry of External Affairs have done a great job. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it’s a late though welcome step by the NDA government. Jul 5, 2014
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Digvijaya Singh to sit on hunger strike over Farmer_s woes

Bhopal, July 05 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said that he will sit on a hunger strike demanding compensation to the farmers in Madhya Pradesh. He said that he will commence the strike from 7th of July and appealed the farmers to do the same if they have similar concerns too. Jul 5, 2014
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Political leaders on Moradabad violence

New Delhi, July, 05 (ANI): Situation in Moradabad is coming back to normal a day after clashes between two communities broke out over the installation of loudspeakers near a religious place. Five BJP leaders, including Muzaffarnagar riot-accused Sangeet Som and four MPs, were detained near Morababad after they tried to defy a ban on the party from holding a 'mahapanchayat' in Kanth area. Protesters blocked train lines and resorted to stone-pelting to lodge their protest. The police had to resort to tear gas shelling to dispel the crowd. Rail traffic route was also disturbed due to the agitation. The BJP leaders were later released on the condition that they will stay away from the area and not create any more disturbances. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh BJP constituted a five-member committee of its MLAs for a detailed probe into the violence and detention of its legislators in Moradabad district. Jul 5, 2014
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Congress to raise demand for LoP Post in court, Politicos react

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Political reactions came in as Congress is mulling the option of moving court if it is denied the post of leader of opposition in Lok Sabha. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the Congress will only be embarrassed if they go to court to have their demand to be assigned the post of the Leader of Opposition (LoP), as they don't have the required number of seats. Party Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also advised the Congress to stop running after positions. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the party should be given the post or else it will be like weakening the democratic structure. Jul 5, 2014
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NCP dares Congress over seat-sharing in Maharashtra, politicos react

New Delhi/Nagpur, July 05 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted over Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar_s statement in which he has threatened the Congress that the NCP will break the alliance, if they don_t get 144 seats to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Jul 5, 2014
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Oommen Chandy reaches Kochi Airport to receive nurses, says very relieved

Kochi, July 5 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday reached Kochi Airport to receive Indian nurses returning from strife-torn Iraq. He said that he and the entire state is very relieved on the progress. He said that it was because of the joint effort that the 100 per cent result in the case and that he was in total contact with the nurses from past few weeks. Chandy further said that the government only wants safe return of all the Indian nationals back to their nation. The aircraft carrying the nurses from Mumbai is soon to reach Kochi. Jul 5, 2014
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Aircraft carrying Indian nurses from Iraq reach Mumbai, families wait at Kochi airport for reunion

Kochi, July 05 (ANI): The special Air India plane carrying 46 Indian nurses and 137 others from strife-torn Iraq lands in Mumbai at 8:43 am, an airport official said on Saturday. The anxiety of the parents and relatives increased as the aircraft carrying the nurses got delayed by over five hours. The family members of 46 Indian nurses are eagerly waiting at the airport in Kochi city as they are expected to arrive by Air India Flight by 11:45 am Saturday. Non Resident Keralites Association (NORKA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sudeep said that his organisation have made arrangement for providing transportation from the airport to the place of residence. The family members will be given travel expenses of rupees 5,000 each. Jul 5, 2014
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Maoists gun down security officer in Bihar

Jamui, July 05 (ANI): Maoists gunned down a security officer in Bihar during a gun battle. A senior official of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was shot dead when extremists ambushed the security forces in Jamui district of the state. Superintendent of Police (SP), Ravindra Nath Tiwari said the deceased was identified as Harikant Jha, a senior officer with the 7th battalion. Police have launched combing operation to nab the ultras. The rebel group, which claims to be fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, controls some of India_s mineral-rich areas and operate in large swathes of the eastern, central and southern countryside. Jul 5, 2014
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Officials claim Indian workers tortured in Iraq for posting video appealing for help

Nawanshahr, July 05 (ANI): Indian officials claimed that a few citizens were tortured by their employer in the strife-torn Iraq for posting a video in which they appealed New Delhi to evacuate them. In the video they also mentioned that they were receiving low wages and nobody is helping them to get back to India. Doctor Jasbir Singh, who is treating a victim named Rajkumar, said he was subjected to brute torture and is in a state of shock. Rajkumar, along with 14 other workers recently returned to his home at Nawanshahr town in Punjab, and has sustained injuries on his hand and chest. District official Jeevan Jagjit Kaur said the company denied food to the victim after the video was broadcast by a channel. Jul 5, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 240 MW Uri-II hydropower project in Kashmir

Baramulla, July 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 240 megawatt Uri-II hydropower project in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, barely a mile from the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Modi dedicated the 240 MW Uri-II hydropower project to the nation built by NHPC at a cost of Rs. 2290 crore in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the second power project on river Jhelum in Uri area in Baramulla district and is located downstream of the 480-MW Uri-I project, which is already operational. Earlier in the day, Modi flagged off the inaugural train on a new stretch of railway to the town of Katra to Vaishno Devi. Heavy security arrangements were made in the state in the wake of PM Modi_s visit. Jul 5, 2014