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SC appoints one member commission to enquire into 2006 Meerut fire tragedy

Meerut, Aug 01 (ANI): Supreme Court of India appointed a one-member commission for inquiry into a fire tragedy, which took place at a consumer fair in 2006 in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 51. The Court bench has ordered that the commission will be headed by former Supreme Court judge SB Sinha. The court also approved a compensation of rupees five lakh for families of the deceased, two lakh for seriously injured and 75,000 for people with minor injuries to be given by the state government. The petitioner, Sanjay Gupta, said the next hearing of the case is scheduled for February 11, 2015. Aug 1, 2014
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Bodies of at least 20 drowned people recovered from Karachi beach

Karachi, Aug 01 (ANI): Bodies of at least 20 people, who had drowned while enjoying Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, were recovered from two separate beaches in Pakistan's port city Karachi. Navy helicopters were brought in to assist in the rescue operation but had to be suspended at night when darkness set in. Twelve bodies were recovered from Clifton Beach before the rescue operation was suspended on Wednesday, whereas six bodies were recovered when the operation was re-started the next day. Two bodies were also recovered from Hawks Bay, another popular beach in Karachi. Aug 1, 2014
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John Kerry says "Gaza ceasefire at some point essential"

New Delhi, Aug 01 (ANI): Secretary of State John Kerry said that ceasefire at some point is essential in Gaza and US remains hopeful that it is achievable. At dawn on Wednesday, Israeli forces shelled a girls' school doubling as a refuge for more than 3,000 people, killing at least 15, including four children. Gaza officials say more than 1,370 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the battered enclave and nearly 7,000 wounded. Israel says 56 of its soldiers and three civilians have been killed. Kerry said he had remained in close contact on the telephone with players in the Middle East to try ending the Israel-Hamas conflict. International calls for a ceasefire have grown as the death toll has mounted in the worst flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence in almost two years, sparked by the murder of three Israeli teenagers and revenge killing of a Palestinian youth. Aug 1, 2014
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An exclusive interview with Mary Kom Part - 1

New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): As everyone is keenly awaiting the big release, the ace boxer is sweating it out at Delhi's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium to qualify for the upcoming Asian Games. We spoke to the boxing legend about the sport, the film and much more. Aug 1, 2014
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An exclusive interview with Mary Kom Part - 2

New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): As everyone is keenly awaiting the big release, the ace boxer is sweating it out at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium to qualify for the upcoming Asian Games. We spoke to the boxing legend about the sport, the film and much more. Aug 1, 2014
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Uganda on alert for Ebola but no confirmed cases

Uganda's health minister said on Thursday that there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in the country, but that it remained on alert for cases of the deadly virus. Uganda has suffered Ebola outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2012. Duration: 00:59 Aug 1, 2014
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Argentina's debt woes spark uncertainty

Argentina blames the US for the legal battle that forced it to miss a debt payment and be declared in "selective" and "restrictive" default by ratings agencies. Experts warn a lengthy standoff would deepen economic troubles. Duration: 02:04 Aug 1, 2014