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Rajya Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): After Lok Sabha, the TRAI Amendment Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha today. The bill was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday. The Bill seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister. While the Congress opposed the bill, other parties like the BSP and the TMC supported it. Though the NDA government lacked numbers, it had expressed confidence on Monday that the Bill would be cleared by the Upper House too. Jul 15, 2014
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AAP leader Ashutosh hopes IAS officer Khemka will keep up his good work at the Centre

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Tuesday said he has high regards for Haryana Government IAS officer Ashok Khemka, and hoped the latter would continue with his good work while on central deputation as is being reported in the media. Responding to media reports that suggested that Khemka could be transferred from Haryana to the central government, Ashutosh said AAP has great respect for Ashok Khemka as he is a very honest and an upright officer. Jul 15, 2014
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Passengers jubilant as Delhi-Katra 'Shri Shakti Express' returns to New Delhi after maiden journey

Katra, July 15 (ANI): The Delhi-Katra 'Shri Shakti Express' on Tuesday arrived at the New Delhi Railway Station after its maiden journey. The 'Shree Shakti Express' rail link to Katra that is at the foot of the popular Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, has eased travel for the devotees. Prime Minister Modi had flagged-off the inaugural train from Katra to Udhampur on July 04. Expressing happiness passengers said the train service was a great relief to the pilgrims heading towards the pilgrimage. According to the official data, nearly 10 million devotees pass through Katra every year on their way to the 13-kilometer-long holy trek. Katra, being the starting point of the trek to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is a highly revered destination for Hindus. This rail link is expected to make the journey easier for millions of devotees who make the pilgrimage every year. Jul 15, 2014
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Kerry warns of 'great risks' of more Gaza violence

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Tuesday of the "great risks" of spiralling violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and called on Arab nations to push Hamas to accept a ceasefire. Duration: 00:41 Jul 15, 2014
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Philippines braces for Typhoon Rammasun

Thousands of people flee their homes in the Philippines as the first major storm of the rainy season strengthens into a typhoon. Duration:01:05 Jul 15, 2014
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Arab League denounces Israeli 'war crimes'

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi accused Israel on Monday of war crimes, as Egypt asked Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in Cairo to support its initiative to end week-long fighting in Gaza. Duration: 01:30 Jul 15, 2014
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India Loses 23% of Power during T&D, Reveals Piyush Goyal

More than 23 percent of the total power generated in India was wasted during transmission and distribution (T&D) in the country in 2012-13, stated minister of state for power Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha on Monday. Jul 15, 2014