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School teachers urge govt to take tough measures against Maoists in Jharkhand

Gumla, Aug 12 (ANI): Government teachers in red corridor of Gumla district urged authorities to take tough measures against the Maoists who are responsible for instilling fear among tutors leading to the shut down of schools in the area. The teachers staged a protest in the wake of abduction and murder of two government school tutors, who were siblings in Gumla district of Jharkhand on August 10. Prakash Toppo, a teacher with the Ghaghra Bansari Middle School, while going to school was abducted on August 06. Consequently, the abductors made a phone call at Toppo's residence demanding ransom of four lakh rupees. His sister, Saroj Toppo, who was also a teacher at a school, went with the money to release her brother but to her ill fate she was also abducted and killed. Aug 12, 2014
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Phoolan Devi murder case: Decision to be pronounced on August 14

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): The decision on Phoolan Devi murder case will be pronounced on August 14. A court on Tuesday reserved its order on the quantum of sentence against main accused Sher Singh Rana, convicted for killing bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi. Delhi Police has demanded death penalty for Rana. Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar fixed Aug 14 for delivering the order on the quantum of sentence against Rana. On Aug 8, the court convicted Rana, who gunned down Phoolan Devi, to avenge the 1981 Behmai massacre in which she killed 17 people of the higher caste Thakur community. Aug 12, 2014
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Indian women's team bags gold in archery world cup

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): President of Archery Association of India, VK Malhotra, on Tuesday said that the women’s team has made the nation proud after bagging gold in stage four of the ongoing Archery World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland. Reportedly, the Indian women’s team was led by Deepika Kumari and included Bombayla Devi Laishram and Lakshmi Rani Manji and they defeated the Mexican team 6-0 on Sunday. The gold medal increased India’s tally of medals to five in the World Cup. The men’s and women’s team met Malhotra at his residence in New Delhi, where he congratulated them. Aug 12, 2014
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Gaza faces Sisyphean task of reconstruction

With thousands of homes reduced to rubble and its infrastructure in ruins, Gaza’s reconstruction will cost billions and require at least an easing of Israel’s blockade to allow in building materials. Duration: 00:51 Aug 12, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj launches website to track information on death of nationals overseas

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, launched a website to facilitate exchange of updated information on the status of return of bodies of citizens to the country in case of death overseas.Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi on Tuesday, Swaraj said relatives in India have to face a lot of inconvenience due to lack of information if their loved ones, living in other countries, die due to some reason. She said that they are usually unaware on when the bodies will return and approach her inquiring about the same. In a bid to facilitate an easy flow of information between the missions abroad and kin over tracking bodies, the foreign ministry came up with the idea. The website has been created by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) and will be taken forward by the foreign ministry. Aug 12, 2014
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Floods in Odisha leave villagers marooned

Odisha, Aug 12 (ANI): People in Odisha continued to face difficulties as floods triggered by heavy rain marooned residents of 15 villages in Sonepur district on Tuesday. Floods triggered by days of heavy rain in Odisha have killed 45 people and left more than 300,000 people cut off from basic services. More than 300 villages in the state have been left surrounded by floodwater, after major rivers such as the Mahanadi, burst their banks submerging large swathes of farmland, immersing roads and sweeping away bridges. More than 100,000 people had made their way to government relief camps where they were receiving shelter and cooked meals. Block Development Officer of Birmaharajpur, Basanta Kumar Majhi, said government was ready to provide relief to people. Aug 12, 2014
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Politicos react after Sonia Gandhi attacks Modi government over communal violence

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack on Narendra Modi Government, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said there has been an increase in communal violence in the country since it came to power and alleged this was part of a _deliberate_ attempt to divide the people. Politicos gave mixed reaction on the same.New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack on Narendra Modi Government, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said there has been an increase in communal violence in the country since it came to power and alleged this was part of a _deliberate_ attempt to divide the people. Politicos gave mixed reaction on the same. Aug 12, 2014
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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