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Congress protests over railway fare hike against NDA govt

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Congress workers in Delhi staged protest on Saturday under DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely over the hike in railway fare by 14.2 per cent and the subsequent hikes in other articles as a result of the same. The protesters shouted anti-BJP slogans and carried placards demanding to take back the hike. Lovely termed the fare hike the biggest in history and also mocked BJP’s 'good days are to come' slogan. Police also used water cannons to control the crowd. Meanwhile, CPI (M) workers also staged a protest against the hike in railway passenger and freight fare in the national capital. Jun 21, 2014
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Harshvardhan visits AIIMS Patna

Patna, June 21 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna on Saturday. Talking to mediapersons, he said that it was former former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dream to establish six AIIMs in the country, out of which Patna was one of them. Jun 21, 2014
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DERC hints at revision of power tariff, congress reacts

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has hinted that it will revise electricity tariff in the city, which is still grappling with unprecedented power outages. DERC said that the electricity tariff could be increased in the city due to increase in the coal prices, which in turn had increased the cost of electricity production. Due to persistent pressure by the power distribution companies on the power regulator to increase the tariff, the hike could affect people across all the slabs. Jun 21, 2014
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As Congress Reviews its Poll Debacle, a Look at the Ignominy the Party Faced

The Indian National Congress suffered its worst defeat in the general elections in which it managed to scrape through with a meager 44 seats, and on Saturday, a review panel headed by former Defence Minister AK Antony will analyze what went wrong for the party, starting with the Capital. Jun 21, 2014
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US Lawmakers seek PM Modi to address Congress, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Political leaders gave mixed reactions after two powerful American lawmakers sought a joint address to the US Congress by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that US recognizes the importance of India under PM Narendra Modi and therefore the move is not surprising. Meanwhile, CPI leaders D Raja and Atul Anjan said that the move is very normal as the NDA government has similar principles as that of the US. CPI (M) leader Nilotpal Basu also said that the ideology of the BJP and that of US is almost the same. Jun 21, 2014
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AP Governor Narasimhan addresses Assembly

Hyderabad, June 21 (ANI): Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday addressed the first session of the post-bifurcation Andhra Pradesh Assembly. While addressing the session he said that the government will accommodate reservations for Kapus without impacting other backward castes. The Government will give top priority to Information Technology in the new State and measures will be taken to end farmers' agony. Incentives will be given to industries set up in AP. Jun 21, 2014
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AP Governor Narasimhan addresses Assembly

Hyderabad, June 21 (ANI): Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday addressed the first session of the post-bifurcation Andhra Pradesh Assembly. While addressing the session he said that the government will accommodate reservations for Kapus without impacting other backward castes. The Government will give top priority to Information Technology in the new State and measures will be taken to end farmers' agony. Incentives will be given to industries set up in AP. Jun 21, 2014
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BJP says rail fare hike demand of hour, political leaders condemn

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted over a 14.2 per cent of hike in rail fare which includes both hike in passenger fare and freight fare. Though, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that this was the need of the hour to repair what was dismantled and disturbed by the Congress. Meanwhile, CPI leaders D Raja and Atul Anjan said that the hike is unfavorable to people and against them. CPI (M) leader Nilotpal Basu said that this is condemnable and that party will hit the streets against the same. Jun 21, 2014
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Ecuador won 2014 FIFA World Cup clash against Honduras by 2-1

Brazil, June 21 (ANI): Jubilant Ecuador fans celebrated as their team kept their World Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Honduras in Curitiba. Two goals from Enner Valencia helped the South Americans to victory after Carlo Costly had given Honduras the lead - and scored their first-ever goal at the World Cup. But it was Ecuador who had more to celebrate as they picked up their first points of Brazil 2014. Some of their fans were so boosted by the victory over Honduras they fancied going all the way to the final in Rio de Janeiro next month. And another supporter, Kevin Alarcon, said he was sure the team would upset the odds against Les Bleus. Jun 21, 2014
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2014 FIFA World Cup: France fans elated by their 5-2 win over Switzerland

Rio De Janeiro, June 21 (ANI): Soccer fans on Copacabana beach were treated to a festival of goals as the France vs Switzerland game generated a stunning seven goals altogether. Rampant France sparkled in a 5-2 mauling of neighbours Switzerland in World Cup Group E clash to move closer to knockout phase four years after one of their darkest days. France, who beat Honduras 3-0 in their opening game, top the standings with six points. French fans watching the game were jubilant as their team demolished the opposition. Meanwhile, Swiss fan Yann Bohann took the pounding stoically, saying the team had showed spirit by fighting back at the end. Jun 21, 2014
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Militant camps still exist in Bangladesh: BSF

Agartala, June 21 (ANI): Militant camps still exist along the Indo-Bangladesh border said Border Security Force top official, BD Sharma after reviewing the security situation. Sharma reviewed the security situation along the international border during a meeting with top officials, sector and battalion commanders in northeastern Salbagan headquarter of BSF Tripura frontier. Sharma said their counterparts in neighbouring Bangladesh were fully cooperating with Indian forces in checking the militant infiltration along the porous sensitive border. He also said that the insurgents could not be fully wiped out from Bangladesh soil as deployment of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was less than required. Jun 21, 2014
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2014 FIFA World Cup: Italians in Rome disappointed as they lose to 1-0 against Costa Rica

Rome, June 21 (ANI): Italians watching Italy play against Costa Rica in the World Cup group match on maxi-screens in Rome's historical centre reacted with surprise and disappointment as their side lost 1-0. Costa Rica' Bryan Ruiz's goal securing the Group D win over Italy also ensured England were eliminated. Italy brought on Antonio Cassano at halftime, but Costa Rica expertly took the sting out of the match, reducing their opponents only to glimpses of goal, while they continued to look threatening on the counter. Italian fans reacted as the maxi-screen area quickly emptied. One fan tried to keep the morale high. Jun 21, 2014