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Railway passenger fare hike by 14.2%, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Railway Ministry on Friday hiked passenger fare by 14.2% ahead of the actual railway budget of the new government. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said that the previous government's orders about fare hike were passed by him and he had to implement the orders to meet all expenses. Political leaders condemned the highest fare hike in railways up till now. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that BJP government has sarcastically shown its good days to people. CPI Gurudas Dasgupta said that hike in railway fare will bring a disaster in coming days. TMC leader Derek O'Brien said that the new government is playing the same dirty tricks of the previous government and burdening the common man. Meanwhile, Congress leader Ajay Maken slammed the new government saying that if UPA did not implement the laws made by it then why the new government did so. Jun 20, 2014
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BJP should come out of campaign mode and start governing: Congress

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday slammed the ruling BJP government saying that it should come out of the campaign mode and start governing the nation properly. Chidambaram said that the planning commission is too big and unwieldy. Talking about the MHA advisory about Hindi as the official language, Chidambaram said that there will be a backlash in non-Hindi speaking states especially Tamil Nadu Jun 20, 2014
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At least 11 die, others missing in Bulgaria flooding

Flash floods in Bulgaria have killed at least 11 people including two children, with others missing after torrential rains lashed the east of the country, authorities said Friday. Duration: 00:36 Jun 20, 2014
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MEA on Iraq crisis Part - 2

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said that the issue of Indian nationals in Iraq continues to be a matter of high priority to the Government of India. He further informed that the 40 Indian nationals who have been abducted remain safe. Akbaruddin also added that any Indian national who desires to return, but does not have money for fare will be assisted by Indian community welfare fund in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014
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MEA on Iraq crisis Part - 1

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said that the issue of Indian nationals in Iraq continues to be a matter of high priority to the Government of India. He further informed that the 40 Indian nationals who have been abducted remain safe. Akbaruddin also added that any Indian national who desires to return, but does not have money for fare will be assisted by Indian community welfare fund in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014
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Requested Environment Minister to allow additional coal mining to expand the availability: Piyush Go

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): After meeting the power sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that the ministry is trying its best to tackle the crisis situation. He said that the ministry has also requested Environment Ministry to allow additional coal mining to expand the availability for more power generation. He also said that transmission, distribution and fuel supply are intricate subjects on which there is need to take careful decisions. He also appealed the people to cooperate in the endeavors and not encourage power theft. Jun 20, 2014
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BMC officials again reach Campa Cola compound, refuse using force now

Mumbai, June 20 (ANI): BMC officials have once again arrived at the Campa Cola compound to carry out the demolition of the flats even as the residents are strongly resisting the move to raze their homes to the ground. BMC official Anand Waghralkar said that as per the Supreme Court orders they have to go and added that they will continue with the proceedings but not use any force for now. Jun 20, 2014
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It Happens: Crippled dog gets new lease on life

Kerala, June 20 (ANI): You've heard of man's best friend. Well this is the story of a dog's best friend. One day Shaleen Mathur came across this rust-colored pooch, whose back legs were maimed. When no one wanted the handicapped dog, the Kerala-based lawyer adopted him, determined to design a wheelchair so he could walk. Finally Mathur found a place that could craft a cart that would get the dog moving once again. But the devoted pet lover isn't done. He's hoping to improve upon the first design. There are millions of stray dogs on India's streets, many who become victims to road accidents. Happily this mutt is one of the lucky ones. Jun 20, 2014
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It Happens: Kashmir organises fair to draw youth towards agriculture

Srinagar, June 20 (ANI): Local authorities in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state organised an agriculture fair to attract youth towards one of the oldest professions of the country. The fair was held to boost agriculture sector and make people aware of latest technologies in farming. The fair saw participation of farmers, agriculturists and people in large numbers. Farmers said the fair was helpful in providing knowledge but added it should be organised on grass-root levels too for greater reach. The agriculture sector forms the backbone of Kashmir's economy. Thousands of people depend upon farming for their livelihood. Jun 20, 2014
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Flags, cheers greet Spain's new King Felipe VI

Spain's new King Felipe VI vowed to clean up the scandal-hit monarchy as he launched his reign on Thursday, cheered on by crowds waving red and yellow flags. Duration: 01:33 Jun 20, 2014
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Thousands flee Pakistan offensive

Tens of thousands of people have fled Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area after the military launched a long-awaited assault against the Taliban, meanwhile some analysts warn more needs to be done to defeat the militants. Duration: 02:00 Jun 20, 2014
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Amrita Rao spends time with kids

Mumbai, June 20 (ANI): Bollywood actress Amrita Rao was spotted spending time with kids of ‘Pratham’ NGO in the showbiz hub Mumbai recently. She was even seen teaching them. Well….quite appreciative Amrita!!! Jun 20, 2014
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Activist calls Delhi HCs stand on failed live-in relations major reason for rape cases conservati

Kolkata, June 20 (ANI): Women Rights’s Activist Saswati Ghosh on Friday said that Delhi High Court’s stand saying failed live-in relations is major reason for rape cases is very conservative. The court also cautioned parents of young couples to behave with "more sensitivity" while dealing with such issues. Ghosh said that even though, women should be conscious and alert in such commitments and be mentally prepared for any unforth situations. Jun 20, 2014
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Police arrest top militant Abu Hanzalla in Kashmir

Kulgam, June 20 (ANI): Police arrested a top militant on Friday from a hideout in Jammu and Kashmir state, said a senior officer. Acting on intelligence input, police launched a joint operation with army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to nab Abu Hanzalla, one of the commanders of Lashkar-e-Toiba, in Kulgam District. Hanzalla, who hails from Multan city of Pakistan, is involved in a series of killings. The militant from Punjab province of Pakistan was active in south Kashmir since past two years and was deputy of the most wanted LeT chief in Kashmir Abu Qasim. Jun 20, 2014