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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
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RSS dubs Kashmir's Article 370 as 'temporary'

Pune, May 31 (ANI): Hindu radical outfit and ideological mentor of the BJP, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has said that Article 370, which provides special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir, is temporary which means it should go one day. A row had erupted after Junior minister in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh of the BJP stirred a controversy on May 27, after assuming charge, by saying that Article 370 was more of a psychological barrier than a physical one and added that the Narendra Modi-led government was open to debate with all stakeholders, including youths and that Article 370 of the Constitution was a hindrance to Kashmir's development. RSS leader Krishna Gopal who addressed a news conference in Pune said that the article holds a temporary status in the Indian Constitution. Gopal claimed the people of the country who had given a clear mandate to BJP were also on the same page with the party. May 31, 2014
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Residents flee Ukraine's flashpoint city of Slavyansk

Residents leave the flashpoint city of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine, saying they are too scared to keep living with the explosions and firefights as violent clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government troops continue. Duration: 01:01 May 31, 2014
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SpaceX unveils capsule to ferry astronauts to space

The Dragon V2, seven-seat, spacecraft is unveiled by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at a press conference in Hawthorne, California, on May 29, 2014. The private spaceflight company’s new manned space capsule is expected to ferry astronauts. Duration: 00:30 May 31, 2014