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Poor monsoon adversely hits farmers

Amritsar, July 13 (ANI): Uncertain over progress of the delayed monsoons, farmers are adversely hit due to scanty rains, which raise concerns of a first drought in five years. Reportedly, on an average Punjab receives an annul rainfall of 580 mm of which about 80 per cent is confined to the months of June, July, August and September. Unfortunately, the monsoons are delayed this year and there has been no shower in recent time. A farmer, Jaipal Singh said that most of their working is dependent on the heavy downpour in the monsoon months. In order to maintain their crops, farmers have to use generator sets for irrigation. Adding to the farmer’s woe, Punjab Electricity Board has failed to provide them with uninterrupted electricity supply of 8 hours as promised. Farmers have to spend extra on diesel to run pumps. Jul 13, 2014
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Ved Pratap Vaidik meets Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan Part-1

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Ved Pratap Vaidik, a political analyst who is also known to be Baba Ramdev's close aide, sparked off a major controversy after his pictures with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed emerged on the social media. The photograph shows Vaidik engrossed in a deep conversation with Saeed. Vaidik said that he met Hafiz Saeed as a journalist and talked about issues relating to terrorism. Jul 13, 2014
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Ved Pratap Vaidik meets Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan Part-2

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Ved Pratap Vaidik, a political analyst who is also known to be Baba Ramdev’s close aide, sparked off a major controversy after his pictures with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed emerged on the social media. The photograph shows Vaidik engrossed in a deep conversation with Saeed. Vaidik said that he met Hafiz Saeed as a journalist and talked about issues relating to terrorism. Jul 13, 2014
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Political leaders react over Ved Pratap Vaidik's meet with Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday react over Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that this should be asked from Vaidik on the purpose of his meeting. Meanwhile, Former SP Leader Shahid Siddiqui condemned the meeting and said that meeting Saeed and giving him respect is like giving recognition to this man. Jul 13, 2014
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Laxmikant Bajpai on his threat to Moradabad SSP

Ahmedabad, July 13 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh BJP President Laxmikant Bajpai on Sunday clarified his open threat to Dharamveer Yadav, Senior Superintendent of Police of Moradabad. Yadav had held BJP responsible for inflaming communal tension in Kanth. Bajpai said that Yadav will have to face dire consequences in future for accusing his party. Jul 13, 2014
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Digvijay Singh ends week-long hunger strike in Guna

Madhya Pradesh, July 13 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh broke his fast on Sunday in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh. Singh had staged a seven-day hunger strike while protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity hit farmers. Singh further added that the fight for the farmers would now continue in the court. He charged both the BJP government and the district administration for being insensitive. Jul 13, 2014
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Indian men Hockey team departs for Glasgow 2014 CWG

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Indian men's hockey team on Sunday led by midfielder Saradara Singh left for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held from July 23 to August 03. More than 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories will compete in 17 sports over 11 days in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. India will field 224 member contingents at 2014 CWG Glasgow. The Indian hockey team will play its opening game against Wales on July 25, followed by matches against hosts Scotland, Australia and South Africa during the tournament. Singh and Indian hockey team coach Terry Walsh sounded confident and said they were looking forward to the challenge. Jul 13, 2014
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Saffron-clad pilgrims begin their foot journey to Ganges to fetch holy waters

Ranchi, July 13 (ANI): Thousands of saffron-clad pilgrims in eastern India on Sunday began their foot journey to the Ganges to fetch the holy waters. Devotees of Lord Shiva offered special prayers to mark the beginning of a month long Hindu festival. The devotees of Lord Shiva known as Kanwaria in Deoghar district of Jharkhand began their foot journey to the Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch holy waters of Ganges River. Every year more than five million devotees from different parts of the country visit temple over a period of 30 days in Deoghar to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva during Shravani mela. Jul 13, 2014
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Thousands flee north Gaza after Israel warning

Thousands of Palestinians fled northern Gaza on Sunday after a night of intense Israeli strikes, lot of them heading for schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA). Duration: 01:03 Jul 13, 2014
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Sumitra Mahajan attends first foundation day of International Vaish Federation

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Sumitra Mahajan attended the first foundation day of International Vaish Federation on Sunday. She was present as the Chief Guest at the occasion which was taking place at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. Other Guests of Honour at the occasion were Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Power Minister Piyush Goyal. International Vaish Federation is a worldwide social organization of the Vaish community. Jul 13, 2014
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Kylie Minogue breaks down while talking about split with Michael Hutchence

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Kylie Minogue was not able to hold back her tears while talking about the "true heartbreak" she still feels even after 25 years of the split with Michael Hutchence. According to a US publication the 46-year-old Australian pop sensation sobbed during an interview as she revealed that her love for the INXS rock star was great and she never met anyone like him. She further added that it's hard to forget about a charismatic person like him and she doesn't know what it was like for other women in his life but her love for him remains. Hutchence, who died in November 1997, ended the two-year relationship they had in late 1980s after meeting supermodel Helena Christensen. Jul 13, 2014
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Is Ryan Gosling done with movies?

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Ryan Gosling, who is expecting his first child with long time girlfriend Eva Mendes, once said that he will continue making movies until he has babies. According to a US magazine, the 33-year-old actor said in an interview back in 2011 that it would be harder to make movies when a baby comes along but he was fine with that. He further stated that he had no idea when the handover would happen but till then he would concentrate only on movies. The couple has been dating since 2011 and Mendes is about seven months along, however, she has been concealing her pregnancy ever since. Jul 13, 2014
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Bus accident in Solan kills two, leaves several injured

Solan, July 13 (ANI): At least two people were killed and several others injured after bus fell into a 40 feet gorge at Dharighat nearly 30 kilometers from Solan in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The Bus belonged to Himachal Pradesh Road and Transport Corporation and was carrying 30 people from Solan to Shimla. The injured have been referred to the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) Hospital in Shimla and district hospital at Solan. All people have been rescued. The road and transport Minister GS Bali rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. Jul 13, 2014