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Fire engulfs a hotel in Kashmir, four dead

Jammu, May 31 (ANI): A raging inferno broke out in a hotel in Jammu in Kashmir on Saturday night, killing at least four and injuring several tourists. The incident took place around 12:30 in Hotel Neelam near the main bus stand in Jammu city. An eyewitness said that only one fire tender had reached the spot for dousing the flame. May 31, 2014
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Modi discusses infrastructure, development objectives with key ministers

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met key ministers to discuss development and infrastructure objectives that his government would be focusing on. Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati and Minister of State (independent charge) for Power Piyush Goyal were among those Modi met May 31, 2014
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SP defends itself as BJP targets Akhilesh Govt over rape shockers in UP

Lucknow, May 31 (ANI): The BJP on Saturday launched a scathing attack against the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh over a series of rapes reported in the state. The Samajwadi Party while defending itself said that people should stop doing politics over such a sensitive issue. May 31, 2014
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Politicos react as Priyanka seeks withdrawal of special security at airports

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday reacted over Priyanka Gandhi's letter to the SPG where she has asked him to withdraw the exemption given to her and her family from normal security checks in the airports. The plea comes in the wake of reports that government was considering cancellation of such a facility to her husband Robert Vadra. May 31, 2014
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Smriti Irani urges reinstatement of five suspended DU officials

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): HRD minister Smriti Irani on Saturday appealed to the Delhi University (DU) to reinstate the five university officials suspended for allegedly leaking documents related to her educational qualifications. The DU had on Friday suspended the officials for allegedly accessing and leaking confidential documents relating to Irani. May 31, 2014
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Mamata Banerjee an efficient leader who has capabilities to run the country: TMC

Kolkata, May 31 (ANI): TMC leaders have said that West Bengal chief Mamta Banerjee, who is also the party supremo, has the potential of leading the country, common people as well as the downtrodden. After its sweeping win in West Bengal in the general elections, the Trinamool Congress held a general body meeting in Kolkata on Friday. TMC, which has 34 lawmakers in the Lok Sabha, said they will keep a close watch on the Modi government and see that it works for the common people and not just the corporates. TMC leader Firhad Hakim said Banerjee is an efficient leader who has the capabilities to run the country. Another TMC leader Mukul Roy said that Banerjee’s leadership single handedly overturned the CPI (M) rule in the state. May 31, 2014
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Bangladesh and Indian theatre artistes look up to Modi for speedy cross border visa issuance

Siliguri, May 31 (ANI): Theatre artistes in Bangladesh and India are looking up to Modi for speedy cross border visa issuance for better cultural ties between the two neighbouring nations. Artistes from Bangladesh want an accessible and uncomplicated visa process and look forward to the new BJP government. An Indian theatre group, ‘Rittick Nattha Sangha’ had organised a five- day theatre festival, “Natta Mela” in Siliguri city of West Bengal where they also invited Pangoney More. May 31, 2014
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People in India's Maoist-hit areas pin hopes on Modi government for safety

Gaya / Gumla / New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): People living in India's Maoist-hit areas are banking upon the newly formed government of Narendra Modi for their safety and security. Maoism is one of the critical issues that Modi would have to deal with among many other problems as it continues to disrupt people's lives and property. A trader from Gumla district in Jharkhand, Anil Mishra, said the new BJP government has given hope to the people. Jharkhand is one of the Maoist-prone areas where rebels carry out activities on a regular basis and create difficulties for people to earn their livelihood. India's eastern state of Bihar has also been a witness to the extremist issue for a long time. A trader from Gaya district in Bihar, Sumit Kumar, said the new government needs to form stringent laws against Maoism to tackle the problem. May 31, 2014
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All five main accused arrested in Badaun gang-rape case

Uttar Pradesh/New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Police on Saturday arrested the fifth accused in the gang-rape and murder of two teen sisters in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district that had sparked enormous outrage among people. The girls, aged 14 and 15, were cousins and they went missing from their village on May 27 evening. The following morning, villagers found the bodies of the two teenagers hanging from a mango tree in a nearby orchard. The post-mortem report confirmed that both girls were raped and died due to hanging. An FIR was registered against seven persons including two policemen and two unnamed men after outrage over the incident. May 31, 2014
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Congress says election defeat not verdict on performance

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): The Congress party on Friday claimed that defeat in the recently concluded general election was not a verdict on performance. Citing a newspaper article by a foreign professor, Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor said the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government in the last ten years had a record second to none. May 31, 2014