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Rise in communal violence after BJP came to power: Sonia

Trivandrum, Aug 12 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday while addressing the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Executive Meet in Trivandrum hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the rising incidents of communal violence in the country Aug 12, 2014
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Rajnath says all efforts on to arrest Dawood Ibrahim, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over union home minister Rajnath Singh_s statement on fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Singh said that the government is making every effort to Dawood, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan. The Congress rubbished Singh_s statement and said the government is just showing off. However, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, said if the government could succeed in this task, there would be nothing better. NCP leader Majid Memon, also shared similar sentiments and welcomed the idea. Aug 12, 2014
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Relatives hail bus service as they bid farewell to Pakistani residents crossing border in Kashmir

Poonch, Aug 12 (ANI): Friends and relatives bid farewell to Pakistani residents as they crossed the border in Kashmir to return home, hailing the bus service introduced by the governments to enhance friendly relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours. At least 23 residents of Pakistan crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in the Chakan Da Bagh area of Poonch Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. A resident of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Nazeer Begum said bus services along the border should continue to help them meet their dear ones. A resident of Gujranwala district in Punjab state of Pakistan, Usma Rehman expressed gratitude towards the government for facilitating cross-border bus service. Aug 12, 2014
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BJP praises Modi, rival leaders mock his Leh and Kargil visit

Lucknow/ Ahmedabad, Aug 12 (ANI): Opposition leaders on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi who visited Leh and Kargil to inaugurate power projects. Addressing troops of Army and the Indian Air Force on his maiden trip to Leh and Ladakh, Modi condemned the continuing proxy war by Pakistan. However, Congress and Samajwadi Party questioned Modi_s promises of giving a befitting reply to Pakistan in case it violates the ceasefire or kills Indian soldiers at the border. Aug 12, 2014
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Government_s move to table new Judicial Appointments Bill draws mixed reactions

New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, Aug 12 (ANI): The government_s move to scrap the previous Bill on judicial appointments and introduce a new one in the Lok Sabha got mixed reactions from other political parties on Tuesday. Law minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Monday (August 11) tabled the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill in the Lok Sabha and it will replace the existing collegium system when it comes into effect. Earlier, Prasad had told the parliament the government was keen to set up a committee to appoint judges in wake of allegations of judicial corruption by a former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Markandey Katju. There is an overwhelming opinion to amend the present system where a collegium of five Supreme Court judge appoints their colleagues. Aug 12, 2014
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Narendra Modi visits Kargil, says Government will improve connectivity there

Kargil, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited Kargil and said that it is his privilege that he was able to come here and meet all. He further said that this time he is hearing the sound of claps but when he had came earlier only sound of guns could be heard. He also said that his party is committed to enhancing connectivity in this region. He also said that in his Governance he won_t let officials ask for bribes or let people give bribes. Aug 12, 2014
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Reactions flow in as BJP keen on extending Parliament session to push key bills

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Reacting over BJP's decision of extension of the current Budget session of Parliament which is scheduled to conclude on Thursday, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that BJP government did nothing when the session was on and now they are extending the session. BSP chief Mayawati said that her party does not have a problem with it and will support the extension. Aug 12, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 44MW Chutak hydro power project in Kargil

Kargil, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 44 MW hydro power project at Chutak village in Kargil district on Tuesday. Modi arrived in Kargil as part of his official trip to Jammu and Kashmir, after inaugurating the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project in Leh. Earlier in the day, Modi also addressed a rally in Leh and came out strongly against Pakistan for continuing its proxy war of terrorism against India, saying it has lost the strength to fight a conventional war. The prime minister is on a day long visit in the valley. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Union power minister Piyush Goyal and national security advisor Ajit Doval. Aug 12, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project in Leh

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project at Leh polo grounds on Tuesday. The power project is situated at Alchi village, 70 km from Leh. Modi arrived in Ladakh early in morning on a daylong visit. He was received at the Leh airport by Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Ladakh parliamentarian Nawan Rigzin Jora, Chief of Indian Army Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag and senior civil, police and military officials. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Union power minister Piyush Goyal and national security advisor Ajit Doval. Aug 12, 2014
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Power transmission lines in Leh and Kargil will lead to proper power distribution and development: P

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal while on his visit to Leh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday said that the two power transmission lines to be inaugurated by the PM will lead to proper power distribution and development of the state. He said that unlike earlier when power was wasted because of inefficient transmission lines, the new lines will prove fruitful for the whole state. Modi is to inaugurate the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project at Leh polo grounds and later another 44 MW hydro power project at Chutak village in Kargil district. Aug 12, 2014
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RJD - JD (U) alliance will be successful: Ali Anwar

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): JD (U) leader Ali Anwar has said that the alliance between Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar is a natural one and is going to be successful. Earlier, Anwar had said that an alliance between the JD (U), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress in Bihar was the need of the hour politically, as all three parties have similar socialist ideologies. Aug 12, 2014
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Rising water level in River Ganges force people to leave their house in Varanasi

Varanasi, Aug 12 (ANI): People staying near the temples situated on the banks of River Ganges flowing through Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh left their homes as flood waters streamed in through their houses. Residents claim that rains in the last four to five days have led to increase in water levels of Ganges by 20 feet. A priest and a resident of Varanasi, Prabhu Sahrani said even ferry services in the River Ganges has stopped since past week due to fear of drowning. Heavy rains in June last year caused rivers and lakes to burst their banks, killing almost 6,000 people in the Uttarakhand. Aug 12, 2014
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Omar thanks Modi for power projects in JandK and credits Manmohan Singh for same

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also credited Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the electric power projects in the state. Modi is to inaugurate the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project in Leh and later, 44 MW hydro power project at Chutak village in Kargil district while on his day long visit in the valley. Abdullah also said that the project will enable the areas to transmit about 5000 MW power to other areas and to prosper the economy further. Aug 12, 2014