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Congress hits out at Modi govt over secretary-level talks with Pakistan

New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): Congress slammed the ruling BJP government over foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan scheduled for next month. The decision to re-start secretary-level talks was taken during Prime Minister Narendra Modi_s meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif when the latter attended Modi_s swearing-in ceremony in May. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the foreign secretaries will meet on August 25 in Islamabad. However, Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned U-turn of Modi government as it has always advocated for tough stance on Pakistan. Meanwhile, PDP leader Tariq Ahmad Karra, welcomed Indo-Pak dialogue. Jul 25, 2014
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Wipro posts fiscal Q1 profit up 29.6 percent

Bangalore, July 25 (ANI): India_s third-biggest IT services exporter, Wipro Limited posted fiscal first-quarter profit up 29.6 percent and forecast a surge in revenue on the back of stronger spending on outsourcing by overseas clients. IT services revenue in Wipro_s fiscal first quarter that ended on June 30 rose 1.2 percent from the previous quarter to $1.7 billion, as it added 35 new clients. Consolidated net profit for the quarter grew 29.6 percent from a year earlier to 21.03 billion rupees, slightly below consensus estimates of 21.24 billion rupees. Total revenue rose 14 percent from a year earlier to 111.4 billion rupees. Jul 25, 2014
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Mumbai doctors remove 232 teeth from teen_s mouth

Mumbai, July 25 (ANI): Doctors at a Mumbai hospital have removed an astonishing 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old Indian boy. Hailing from a small village with lack of good healthcare facilities, Ashique Gavai_s family decided to visit a good hospital in the city when their son complained of swelling and pain in his right side of the mouth. The problem of swelling had been persistent for over a year. The doctors admitted Gavai for a surgery on July 22 and during the six-hour-long operation, they were shocked to see innumerous mustard seed-to-rock-sized teeth bulging out of a cyst- like formation. They even discovered a rock-like formation in the affected tooth. The case, which was dubbed as benign tumour of the tooth by doctors, might just lead the teenager to the pathway of making a record. Jul 25, 2014
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Muslims prepare for Eid amid rising prices

Varanasi, July 25 (ANI): Indian Muslims in Uttar Pradesh thronged various markets ahead of Eid-al-fitr amid rising prices. Eid marks the end of holy month of Ramadan. Despite crowd in markets, shopkeepers said the business was slow as prices of several commodities had shot up. Inflation and spiraling prices of commodities remained a matter of concern for many Muslims heading to markets for shopping. Eid is a time for visiting friends and family and receiving guests. It is customary for Muslims to buy new clothes and accessories for the festive occasion. Jul 25, 2014
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Army Chief Bikram Singh pays homage to Kargil martyrs

Kargil, July 25 (ANI): The Army commemorated the _Vijay Diwas_ at the war memorial in Drass sector of Kargil on Friday. Army Chief General Bikram Singh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil war in the ceremony at the war memorial in Drass. Singh will also interact with the families of the martyred soldiers during the day. Besides the Army Chief, other top commanders of the Army, war heroes, martyrs_ families, and other dignitaries were present at the commemorative wreath laying ceremony. Each year since 1999, the _Kargil Vijay Diwas_ is celebrated on 26 July every year to mark the exit of Pakistan Army from Indian territory and Indian Army bunkers captured by them. Jul 25, 2014
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Oinam Bembem Devi The star of Indian women football

Manipur, July 25 (ANI): At the tender age of 10 when Oinam Bembem Devi first started playing football, she couldn_t have imagined herself playing internationals in a few years_ time. When she turned 15 in 1995, Bembem Devi made her international debut for India. It was the start of the greatest career in Indian women_s football. The 36-year-old, who hails from Pishumthong Leishangthem Leikai, is the captain of Manipur women_s football team. She represented the Indian women_s team thrice in 2003, 2010 and 2012 as the captain and aspires to be a coach after retirement. Bembem Devi is the first woman from Manipur to have bagged the title of _Best Footballer_ twice. Jul 25, 2014
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Pineapple cultivation has great potential in Manipur

Manipur, July 25 (ANI): Pineapples from Manipur are well known for its distinct taste. And small farmers like Indrajit Singh have tapped the potential. He has been growing the fruit in one acre of his land at Ngariyan Hills in Imphal East. He earns Rs. 70,000 every season. In a move to motivate more farmers to grow pineapple, the Andro Kendra Development Organization organizes a week-long Pineapple festival every year. This year, it has invited horticulture experts to interact with local farmers and provide them technical knowledge to cultivate and market the fruit. Andro town has some 400 small and medium pineapple farmers. Jul 25, 2014
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UK's Hammond: cycle of violence 'triggered by Hamas'

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond met Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, to discuss possibilities for a ceasefire and an end to the ongoing violent conflict in Gaza. Duration: 00:46 Jul 25, 2014