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Politicos react as report blames former UPA govt for coal scam

New Delhi/Lucknow, Aug 27 (ANI): A follow up report by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India dealing with illegalities in coal scam got mixed reviews from politicians on Wednesday as it blamed the previous UPA government for tampering with the recommendations made by a screening committee in 2007 for allocation of coal blocks. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that for sixteen long years there were many Prime Ministers who allocated coal blocks, seeing that only a certain individual cannot be blamed. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that Manmohan Singh's government will be accountable for the mistakes it has made for coming ten years as well. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader, Naresh Agarwal, said that based on a decision taken by the Prime Minister one cannot classify him as the sole reason for the scam. Aug 27, 2014
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BSE closes points 117.34 up on August 27

New Delhi, August 27 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 117.34 points up to stand at 26,560.15. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 31.30 points up to stand at 7,936.05. BEL and HAVELLS were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 20.00% and 8.60% along with TORRENT POWER LTD. and JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD. with an increase of 6.96% and 6.03% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include UCO BANK and BHUSHAN STEEL LTD. with a decrease of 7.98% and 4.99% along with DLF and ADANIPORTS with a decrease of 4.33% and 3.32% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 132.99 points at 17,243.95 while the banking sector is up 90.87 points at 17,986.64 and the reality sector is down 24.69 points at 1,760.34. The Indian currency is up 0.05% at Rs 60.46 per dollar. Aug 27, 2014
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After Sangeet Som, another riot accused Sadhvi Prachi demands security

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): A day after BJP MLA and Muzaffarnagar riots accused Sangeet Som got Z+ Security, another riots accused BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi is demanding for security from the State government. Prachi said that she has been attacked several times and also receiving threat calls, thus, she demands for security from the government. She added that the State government is not serious even after her constant complaints to the police so she had no other option left than to approach the Home Ministry and demand for security. Sadhvi Prachi is also accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots which took place about a year ago. Aug 27, 2014
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Uproar in Kashmir assembly over resolution seeking Indo Pak talks

Srinagar, Aug 27 (ANI): Opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir created uproar in the state assembly on Wednesday over tabling of the resolution seeking Indo-Pak talks. Peace dialogue between India and Pakistan suffered a setback following Islamabad's decision to consult Kashmiri separatist leaders ahead of the foreign-secretary level talks between the two south Asian neighbours. President of Ruling Party of Kashmir, National Conference (NC), Devender Singh Rana, said that he was ashamed of the behaviour of certain political parties. India called off the bilateral dialogue with Pakistan, which was scheduled for August 25, after Islamabad's envoy Abdul Basit courted Kashmiri separatists ahead of the foreign secretary-level talks. Aug 27, 2014
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Saradha Scam: Court extends CBI custody of Sandhir Agarwal

Kolkata, Aug 27 (ANI): The High Court in Kolkata has extended the CBI custody of city-based businessman Sandhir Aggarwal who was arrested for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scam. His lawyer said that they tried to get him out on bail but the Court extended his CBI custody till September 1. Agarwal is suspected to have acted as a middleman with SEBI and other regulatory bodies for Saradha Group Chief Sudipto Sen and shielded him from action, according to CBI sources. Aug 27, 2014
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Indo Pak Flag meeting was held on primary level, hope issues at border would be resolved soon: IG Ja

Jammu, Aug 27 (ANI): Inspector General of BSF Jammu frontier, Rakesh Sharma on Wednesday informed that the first flag meeting between India and Pakistan post the ceasefire violations was held to resolve the issues at border. He further added that the meeting was held on primary level and it was decided that more such meetings would be held in near future to ensure peace at the border. The border officers' talks took place a day after the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) had talked over the hotline on ways to de-escalate tensions along the Line of Control and the International Border. The Directors General of Military Operations (DGMO) of India and Pakistan had concluded their talks on a positive note. Both the sides had then agreed to hold regular flag meetings to diffuse the tense situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border. Aug 27, 2014
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In Ethiopias khat-obsessed cities, UK ban hits hard

Ethiopia is a major hub for the export of the amphetamine shrub khat. After the recent import ban in the United Kingdom, exporters, farmers and brokers alike worry about the future of their market. Duration: 00:50 Aug 27, 2014
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Tripoli International Airport ravaged by fighting

The Libyan conflict didn't spare the Tripoli International Airport and airplanes on the tarmac, which suffered huge damages after fighters from the Fajr Libya coalition captured the airport from Zintan force. Duration: 00:35 Aug 27, 2014
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Women Rights Activists demand death penalty for guilty in Rohtak incident

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Women Rights Activists on Wednesday condemned the incident in Rohtak where two girls were forced to commit suicide after being stalked and demanded death penalty for the guilty. Women Rights Activist Abha Singh said that the guilty should be strictly punished with death penalty under IPC. Ranjana Kumari stated that law and order in the country should be made strict in terms of giving security to women. Aug 27, 2014
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Two girls fed up of stalking by rogue boys commit suicide in Rohtak

Rohtak, Aug 27 (ANI): Upset over stalking by a group of youths, two teenage girls of class XI and XII respectively committed suicide by consuming poison laced fruit juice at their coaching centre in Rohtak city of Haryana. The Rohtak police, who have initiated an investigation, recovered two suicide notes that narrated the trauma underwent by the two girls and arrested one of the accused. Meanwhile, father of victim Sukhbir Singh said that his daughter was admitted to the hospital following which she died and demanded stern action against the accused. The girls have mentioned an incomplete bike number- 2939- in the suicide note and have warned that more girls would commit suicide if the incidents of eve-teasing and stalking were not curbed. Aug 27, 2014
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2 girls forced to commit suicide in Rohtak, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday condemned the incident of Rohtak where 2 girls were forced to commit suicide after being stalked. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that law and order should be corrected in the country and guilty should be strictly punished. BJP leader Sambit Patra stated that the government of Haryana should take note of the incident and deal the case strictly. Aug 27, 2014
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BJP terms SC's verdict on appointment of tainted ministers a wise decision

New Delhi/ Bangalore, Aug 27 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court was wise in not laying down the law on disqualification of ministers. The party also said that Prime Minster Narendra Modi has already talked about this. The court was hearing a plea on whether ministers with criminal cases against them can continue to be a part of the government. A five bench judge headed by Chief Justice of India R. M. Lodha delivered the verdict saying that it was the prerogative of the prime minister and chief ministers to do so. According to certain estimates, more than thirty percent of the ministers in the present government have a criminal background. Aug 27, 2014