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Hyderabad keeps alive rich old legacy of communal harmony by maintaining its old traditions

Hyderabad, June 30 (ANI): Known for cultural amalgamation and brilliant architectural styles like that of Charminar, Hyderabad, the common capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has lived for over 450 years with utter peace and brotherhood. The history of Hyderabad itself is the symbol of communal love and it still continues to adhere by its name. Established by Qutub Shahi, a Persian patron accepted all the cultures and communities of the region. Their court was a haven for Persian culture and literature, the sultans left a huge collection of poetry in Dakhini urdu, Persian and Telgu language. By 1535, the Qutub Shahis were using Telugu for their revenue and judicial areas within the sultanate. Jun 30, 2014
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A Temple and Mosque in Malegaon share a common wall, fading religious differences

Malegaon, June 30 (ANI): Situated in the western state of Maharashtra, Malegaon houses many cultures who work and pray together. And this common bond of brotherhood is shared by a mosque and a temple here. Here, a mosque and a temple not only share a common wall but also participate in each others festivals with equal zest. While devotees in the temple perform prayers; Namaz is offered at the same time in the mosque. Malegaon proves that the essence of communal harmony is still alive in every part of the country. Jun 30, 2014
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MEA on Iraq crisis

New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Monday informed that 60 Indian workers from Najaf left Iraq today. He added that papers for 31 more are being processed who will leave tomorrow. Jun 30, 2014
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West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan resigns

New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan on Monday resigned from his post amidst pressure on UPA appointed governors by the NDA government to step down. His resignation comes in the series of resignations of Governors who were appointed by the UPA government and have now been asked by the Narendra Modi government to quit on the grounds that 'they were not appointed on credit'. Earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation had questioned Narayanan in the AgustaWestland chopper scam probe. MK Narayanan was the National Security Advisor at time of the chopper deal. Jun 30, 2014
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VK Singh speaks about Ghaziabad development and Chinese map issue

Ghaziabad, June 30 (ANI): BJP leader and MP from Ghaziabad Gen (Retd) VK Singh on Monday spoke about the development of Ghaziabad. Singh said that the MoU for metro extension in Ghaziabad has been signed. He added that the city will soon see development in terms of roads and railways. Singh also spoke about the Chinese map issue and said that by showing Indian region in Chinese map does not make it their land. Jun 30, 2014
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People in Azad Kashmir demand justice and equal rights

Muzaffarabad, June 30: These protesters are officials of various government departments like health, education and the Public Works Department in Azad Kashmir, who are demanding equal rights. Victims of discrimination for years, they have been demanding a hike in salaries and timely promotion. In 2009, a notification was issued to health workers in Azad Kashmir with a promise to give salaries equivalent to what employees in Punjab province are getting. Jun 30, 2014
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Fans on bikes hitch rides to World Cup stadium

Ahead of the round of 16 Mexico-Netherlands on Sunday in Fortaleza, some locals revamped their bicycles and took supporters on a ride so they could get to the game on time. Duration: 00:39 Jun 30, 2014
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BJP youth workers protest against SP govt in UP, police lathi charge

Lucknow, June 30 (ANI): The youth wing of the BJP protested outside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday against the failing law and order situation and power crisis in the state. Police lathi charged the protesters and used water canons and tear gas to disperse the crowd. Many were injured and later taken to hospital for medical attention. The routes leading to the UP Vidhan Sabha have been cordoned off to avert the protests from further escalation. The state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav led government is on the backfire due to rising crime against women and power crisis. Meanwhile, state BJP President Laxmikant Bajpai condemned the action and said that the party won't step back. Jun 30, 2014
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ISIS declares Islamic 'Caliphate', calls for Muslims to pledge allegiance

Iraq, June 30 (ANI): An offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance. The move poses a direct challenge to the central leadership of al Qaeda, which has already disowned it, and to conservative Gulf Arab rulers. The group, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and also as ISIS, has renamed itself "Islamic State" and proclaimed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as "Caliph" - the head of the state. Al-Adnani said the Islamic "caliphate" stretched from Aleppo in Syria to Diyala in Iraq. Jun 30, 2014
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EAM Sushma Swaraj meets French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in New Delhi. Fabius arrived in Delhi on Sunday night for a two-day visit. He will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to make a pitch for speeding up the Rafale aircraft deal. Jun 30, 2014