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BJP leaders pay tribute to Dr Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on 113th Birth Anniversary

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): BJP leaders on Sunday paid tribute to Dr Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on his 113th birth anniversary. Home Minister Rajnath Singh and veteran BJP leader LK Advani paid floral tribute to the nationalist leader Mookherjee. Also Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan paid tribute to Mookherjee and said that everyone should take inspiration from him to make this country the way he dreamed about it. Jul 6, 2014
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No FIFA official quizzed over ticket scandal

According to FIFA, Brazilian police have not yet spoken to any federation official suspected of involvement in an illegal ticket-scalping ring dating back as far as 2002. Duration: 00:46 Jul 6, 2014
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Devotees participate in seven-day long Hindu festival in Tripura

Tripura, July 06 (ANI): Thousands of devotees gathered in Tripura to celebrate the festival of fourteen gods, 'Kharchi Puja'. The festival, celebrated annually during the months of June-July, claims to be the pride of Tripura, a state also known as the 'Land of Fourteen Gods'. An essential trait of the festival is the deities are locked in a room throughout the year and are brought to open for the devotees to see only during the seven-day period. Jul 6, 2014
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UK wants to help India develop renewable energy sector, says British minister

Kolkata, July 06 (ANI): United Kingdom has said that they would like to work together with India on various clean energy initiatives. Minister of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK, Baroness Sandip Verma, talked about ensuring a greener and safer planet at an interactive session at Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce (MCC) in Kolkata city of West Bengal. She also said that India can explore the possibility of having a Green Investment Bank like that of the United Kingdom. Jul 6, 2014
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Students fall ill after eating mid-day meal served at school in Bihar

Bihar/ Chittoor, July 06 (ANI): More than 50 students fell ill in Sitamarhi district of Bihar after consuming mid-day meal served at school. 54 children fell ill after eating the food in which a dead snake was found. BJP leader Manish Kumar said he got the information from a villager who informed them about a dead snake being found in the meal served to students. The children reportedly showed symptoms of nausea and all of them fell unconscious after eating the meal. In a similar incident, reportedly more than 60 children fell sick in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh after consuming the mid-day meal on Saturday. Jul 6, 2014
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India village council loosens iron grip on rural life

For centuries residents of a north Indian village have been barred from marrying who they wanted, but a shortage of eligible brides in the region has led the local council to ease restrictions. Duration: 02:16 Jul 6, 2014
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30 low caste families facing social boycott in Odisha

Rayagada, July 06 (ANI): For the past nine months, thirty low caste tribal families of the remote Paikapada village in Odisha face the humiliation of social boycott by villagers belonging to a higher caste. These thirty families who belong to Sano-adivasi (lower class) group are boycotted by the group Bodo-adivasi (upper class) which consists of 80 families. The Additional District Magistrate from Rayagada, Laxmikanth Behara, said that he has been informed about the incident. The group was boycotted for refusing to consume meat during the celebrations in honour of the Hindu elephant god, Ganesha. Jul 6, 2014
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Maoists shoot down doctor in Jharkhand

Gumla, July 06 (ANI): A village doctor, Raj Kishore Singh, was killed by Maoists in Gumla district of Jharkhand. Doctor's son, Deepak Kumar Singh, said the incident occurred in Mahadev Chutia village within Gagra police station limits in the district on Friday night. Villagers, though aware of the truth, refrained from speaking about the incident due to fear of the rebels and their threats. The reason for the killing is unknown and the Gumla police have sent the body for post-mortem. Jul 6, 2014
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BSF bringing smiles to children with cleft lips and palates

Tripura, July 05 (ANI): In a two-day long medical camp at Salbagan in West Tripura, the BSF doctors successfully performed surgeries on 13 patients suffering with cleft lips and palates. The camp was organized by the BSF Wives Welfare Association in collaboration with the Smile Train and Rotary club of Kolkata. The parents were very happy that the BSF is providing treatment free-of-cost. Jul 6, 2014
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Mob burns school in Myanmar's second city

Residents of Myanmar's second largest city express anger at security forces after mobs torched Muslim buildings at a cemetery following the funeral of a victim of the country's latest eruption of religious unrest. Duration: 00:38 Jul 5, 2014
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India nurses leave Iraq after being freed by jihadists

A group of 46 Indian nurses who were trapped in an area of Iraq seized by Islamic militants were greeted by tears and cheers from relatives Saturday as they arrived home in southern India. Duration: 00:40 Jul 5, 2014
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More Indian nationals return from Iraq, thank Indian govt

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Another flight carrying stranded Indian nationals from Iraq has landed at New Delhi airport on Saturday evening. The Additional Resident Commissioner of Kerala, Rachana Shah said that she is thankful to all those who cooperated in this operation. Meanwhile the returned Indians expressed their happiness on returning back and also highlighted the severe situation in Iraq. Nearly 180 stranded Indians have returned from Iraq including 46 nurses of Kerala who came back this morning. Jul 5, 2014
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Car rally flags off from Patna to spread road safety awareness

Patna, July 05 (ANI): A car rally was flagged off from Patna to the holy city of Bodh Gaya on Saturday with the participants on a special mission to spread awareness about the issues of road safety and saving fuel. Speaking to mediapersons, the organizer, Sumita Sahay, said that the purpose of the rally was to create awareness on road safety. The participants are expected to follow all traffic rules and ensure that they drive carefully to drive home the point of road safety. Another participant, Nitin Krishna said that they will not be driving above 40 the speed of kmph. Jul 5, 2014
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LS speaker to meet leaders ahead of budget session

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will meet leaders of political parties in the Lok Sabha on Saturday for smooth functioning of the house during the budget session beginning July 7. During the session Narendra Modi government will present its first general budget, the rail budget will be also presented. The speaker is likely to take a decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition too as the Congress is demanding that its leader in the house be appointed in the role. Jul 5, 2014