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Rahul slams Modi govt over price rise

Amethi, July 25 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a dig at the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre for failing to control the rising prices. Talking to mediapersons in Amethi, he said that there is a difference between what they say and what they do. Jul 25, 2014
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India summons Pak Deputy HC over delay in 26/11 Mumbai attack trial

New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): India, on Friday, has summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner over delay in trial of Mumbai 26/11 attacks. While the Pakistan deputy high commissioner was summoned to the ministry of external affairs in India, the Indian deputy high commissioner went to the Pakistan foreign office in Islamabad and lodged a similar protest. Congress leader Veerappa Moily appreciated the government's decision. Meanwhile, Defence Expert Uday Bhaskar said that Pakistan had been delaying the trial of the case since a long time. Jul 25, 2014
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Maoists surrender before police in Odisha under rehabilitation scheme

Jajpur, July 25 (ANI): Maoists surrendered before police under the rehabilitation scheme in Odisha as they decided to join mainstream. Two teenaged Maoists surrendered before Superintendent of Police in Jajpur district of the state. Additional Superintendent of Police, Pradipta Kumar Sahani, said on Friday that Nandu Palia alias Jata alias Ranjit of Baligotha village and Ghanashyam Samad alias Makara alias Santosh surrendered. The surrendered rebels would be rehabilitated according to the state government’s rehabilitation policy. Meanwhile, Sahani also said the Maoists surrendered voluntarily. Jul 25, 2014
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No survivors in Air Algerie plane crash: Hollande

Paris, July 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande on Friday said that there are no survivors in the Air Algerie crash in Mali and that French soldiers have secured the area and are conducting preliminary investigations. French soldiers secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather. Jul 25, 2014
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Afghan election audit gathers pace

Afghanistan's massive audit of millions of votes cast in the run-off presidential election continues with officials visiting Herat. Duration: 01:19 Jul 25, 2014
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It happens: Hindus mark second Shravan Monday with special prayers and offerings

Varanasi, July 25 (ANI): Carrying assortment of religious offerings, devout Hindus thronged lord Shiva temples in north India to offer special prayers, as they marked the auspicious second Monday of month long 'Shravan' festival. The devotees on Monday gathered in large numbers to offer milk, curd, ghee, honey and holy water to Lord Shiva in wee hours of morning. Long queues of people waiting with assortment of religious offerings like joss sticks, red vermilion and flowers were seen outside the temples. The saffron-clad devotees of Lord Shiva known as Kanwaria take their foot journey to the Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch holy waters of Ganges River. Raj Kumar Yadav, one among the Kanwarias said that during this month long Shravan festival, believers perform rituals and make offerings especially on Monday because it is considered auspicious for bringing peace and prosperity to every household. According to the Hindu calendar, Shravan is the fifth holy month and Shravani mela begins on Shravan Amavasya, no moon day in Shravan month and ends on Shravan purnima, full moon day in Shravan month. Devotees come to sought blessing of Lord Shiva for peace and prosperity of their families. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, during the month devotee Jul 25, 2014
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It happens: Indian Muslims prepare traditional vermicelli ahead of Eid festival

Maharashtra, July 25(ANI): Traditional vermicelli makers worked extra hours in Maharashtra to meet demands of Muslims as Eid-al- Fitr is nearing, which marks the end of holy month of Ramadan. Muslims in India prepare special delicacies made of Vermicelli to serve guests on Eid. In old city of Khuldabad, women workers indulged in making traditional handmade vermicelli. A worker, Kaisaruddin, said Vermicelli making is one of the oldest and traditional works of Khuldabad, which is mainly practiced by women. Sweet vermicelli is a traditional Muslim dish which is eaten during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth of 12 months in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan lasts for 29 or 30 days and culminates in the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, tens of millions across the Muslim world make every effort to be more spiritual. Jul 25, 2014
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SC sets up special court for coal scam trial

New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday appointed senior advocate R S Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor for trial in coal blocks allocation scam. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha also approved the appointment of Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar as a judge of the special CBI court that will conduct the trial in coal scam on a day-to-day basis. The court of ASJ Bharat Parashar will be notified as a special court which will exclusively deal with coal scam. Jul 25, 2014
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India bags seven medals on first day of 2014 Commonwealth Games

New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): Indian athletes got off to a good start at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as they bagged seven medals over all on the first day of the games. 25-year-old Sukhen Dev bagged the gold in the men's category in weightlifting with 20- year-old Sanjita Khumukcham also claiming the gold medal in the women's weightlifting category. 19-year-old weightlifter Mirabai Chanu Saikhom claimed the silver medal after her counterpart Khumukcham, while their 21-year-old male counterpart Ganesh Mali bagged the bronze medal in weightlifting. Meanwhile, in Judo, Navjot Channa claimed the silver medal in the male devision, while Shushila Likmabam and Kalpana Thoudam bagged the silver and bronze medal respectively in the female category. Jul 25, 2014
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BJP President Amit Shah meets Rajasthan MPs

New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Friday met the Members of Parliament from Rajasthan at New Delhi's Rajasthan Bhawan. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was also present at the meeting. Raje said that it is good that the party president met all the MPs from the state and discussed on various issues. Amit Shah was anointed as the BJP's new president earlier this month. Jul 25, 2014
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Security forces seize arms and ammunition from militant hideout in Kashmir

Doda, July 24 (ANI): Indian security forces busted a militant hideout in Kashmir_s Doda district and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the area. A joint operation was launched by a branch of Indian army, Rashtriya Rifles, and state police after intelligence inputs. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Mohammed Sharif Chouhan said it was an old militant hideout which was busted. During the raid, the security forces also seized country-made pistol, two country-made guns, PIKA ammunition, grenades and various other ammunitions. The Kashmir region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Jul 25, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj hails return of workers, nurses from strife-torn Iraq

New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): India's Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Friday hailed the return of workers and nurses who were abducted by suspected Islamist militants in Iraq. The 46 nurses, all from Kerala, had been stranded in a hospital in the militant-controlled city of Tikrit for weeks but were moved on July 03 against their will, India's foreign ministry had said. Recently, 17 more Indian nurses, who were stranded in Iraq, arrived in Kerala. Swaraj said around 4, 000 Indians have been brought back from Iraq. Meanwhile, Swaraj also lauded the government for making special arrangements to bring them back from strife-torn Iraq. Jul 25, 2014