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Fireman died due to negligence in Mumbai inferno, says wife

Mumbai, July 19 (ANI): Wife of fireman Nitin Ivalekar, who lost his life in a fire that broke out in a multi-storied building in Mumbai, alleged on Saturday that he died due to negligence by senior officials. Shubhangi, wife of deceased Ivalekar, claimed that senior officials violated fire safety norms and pushed the junior officials to douse the fire. Jul 19, 2014
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Bangladeshi Prime Minister joins Iftar party with journalists

Dhaka, July 19 (ANI): Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently joined an Iftar party with journalists and other guests during the holy month of Ramadan in capital Dhaka. Hasina wished a safe and happy life for the citizens and hoped to make Bangladesh a developed country by 2021. Jul 19, 2014
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India needs to create productive environment for investors: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Addressing a news conference in the national capital, Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on Saturday said that the country needs to create such a productive environment that investors feel that doing business in India is profitable. He said that the essence of economy starts from investment. Jaitley further added that unbanked money should be brought under the ambit of banking system which can be used for greater economic purposes. Jul 19, 2014
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Reactions pour in after Siddaramaiah found sleeping in House

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Reactions poured in after Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was found sleeping during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly on Friday. Social activist, Annie Raja said that the people who are supposed to see that actions should be taken and women should be safe are sleeping. Further, BJP leader, Nalin Kohli said that this shows that ministers are not serious. NCW Member, Shamina Shafiq said that it is painful for women to know that leaders are not even interested in debates related to improving the security for them. Jul 19, 2014
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Parents protest against minor_s rape in school in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 19 (ANI): Parents in Bangalore took to streets on Saturday to protest against the recent rape of a six year old girl in a school. The protesters marched to the streets in a long queue and held banners reading anti rape slogans. Parents scared of sending their child to school demanded justice and strict punishment for the culprits as soon as possible. The parents, especially who have daughters expressed concern over the safety of their children and said that they are scared of sending their kids to school. Blaming the school management and entire staff for the minor rape they demanded severe punishment against the culprits. Jul 19, 2014
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Mulayam Singh claims least rapes in UP, Politicos react

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has stirred another controversy with his remark saying that for a population of 21 crore in Uttar Pradesh, the state observes least number of rapes. BJP leader Nalin Kohli has said that such statements by senior leaders are condemnable. BJP___s UP Unit President Laxmikant Bajpai stated that Mulayam Singh___s party is itself a supporter of crime with all criminal leaders in the front. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that although Singh is not wrong in defining the population he should not take crime so leniently. BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that SP should quit from government because it is not capable of controlling crime in the state. Meanwhile, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Mulayam Singh always makes such controversial statements. Jul 19, 2014
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Politicos react on reports of RSS denial to support Amit Shah in state polls

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted to reports of RSS___ denial to support BJP President Amit Shah in the upcoming Assembly Polls in some states. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that RSS and BJP have always worked hand in hand. NCP leader Tariq Anwar also stated that RSS and BJP is one and the same thing, both work in co-ordination with each other. Jul 19, 2014
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Bangalore Minor Rape: Angry parents demand arrest of child's rapists

Bangalore, July 19 (ANI): The rape of a six-year-old girl in a private school in Bangalore has sparked protests by parents of the victim, accompanied by thousands of protesters in the city. A silent march was held on Saturday from Vibgyor High School, where the incident occurred, to a local police station demanding justice for the girl and swift action against the guilty. Bangalore Police Commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar assured to take stern action against the accused. Jul 19, 2014
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Officials rescue woman and youth from floodwaters in Uttarakhand

Ramnagar, July 19 (ANI): A woman and a youth, who were stranded in gushing waters of a stream, were rescued, by a rescue team in Uttarakhand on Saturday. The state has been receiving intermittent rains since monsoon has hit the region. Incessant rains lead to overflowing of rivers and streams and resulted in floods in lower areas of Ramnagar town. The woman belonging to Sanwalde village was rescued after a long struggle with the help of a tractor. Jul 19, 2014
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AAP leaders being harassed on BJP orders: Manish Sisodia on Dilip Pandey_s arrest

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): A day after the Delhi police arrested Aam Aadmi Party leader Dilip Pandey and two other party members on the charge of promoting enmity between different communities, the AAP claimed that they were being framed. The three members of AAP were called by police for questioning in connection with pasting of posters in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi appealing the Muslims to _gherao_ the house of three Congress legislators of the same community for _shaking hands with RSS and the BJP_. They were later arrested. Addressing a press conference, Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia said the party had nothing to do with controversial posters. Sisodia further alleged that police was harassing his party members under the pressure of the BJP. Jul 19, 2014
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Politicos condemn grisly rape case in UP, demand strict action against culprits

New Delhi/ Lucknow, July 19 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday condemned the rape case in UP that has shocked the country again by its brutality and demanded strict action against the culprits. Police identified the Mohanlalganj gang rape and murder victim on Friday and claimed that she was subjected to cruelty as a result of extreme hate. The suspect is a person known to the woman who took her out on Wednesday night after which her body was found on Thursday morning, police said. Uttar Pradesh, infamous for the dreadful law and order situation, has come under attack for the spate of violence and sex crimes in the recent weeks, especially after two girls were gang raped and hanged from a tree in Badaun district. Jul 19, 2014
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Smriti Irani visits Amethi, takes dig at Rahul Gandhi

Amethi, July 19 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani on Saturday visited Amethi. On her visit, she said that she has come as she had promised people of Amethi that she will be working for them in the future as well. She then took a dig at Congress MP from Amethi Rahul Gandhi and said that the people there do not expect anything from him. Jul 19, 2014
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Politicos slam AAP after Dilip Pandey_s arrest

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Political leaders from the Congress and the BJP assailed the Aam Aadmi Party after it_s Delhi unit secretary Dilip Pandey, two AAP leaders and three others were arrested by the Delhi police on the charges of inciting violence between communities. SP leader Naresh Agarwal also said slammed AAP saying anybody breaking the laws should be put behind bars. Pandey and the two AAP leaders were called by police for questioning in connection with allegedly inflammatory posters in Jamia Nagar area of South Delhi. Jul 19, 2014
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Women_s Rights Activists condemn Lucknow, Bangalore rape cases

New Delhi/ Mumbai, July 19 (ANI): The recent brutal rapes in Bangalore and Lucknow have sparked up furious reactions from social and women_s rights activists across India. Women_s rights activist Abha Singh attacked the Uttar Pradesh government over the gangrape and murder of a woman in Lucknow, saying that law and order has broken down in the state and if the government cannot protect the women of its state, then it should be dismissed. Chairperson of NCW Shamina Shafiq threw light on the appalling number of rapes that take place in UP each day while women_s rights activist Neelam Katara pointed out to the endless delays, which have plagued the justice system. Social activist Kiran Bedi said that whether it is Bangalore or UP, India is in a need of social revolution that addresses the backwardness of the mindset of Indian men. She added that improvement in governance was extremely important to improve policing in the country. Jul 19, 2014
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Public anger mounts against rape of child in a Bangalore school, police assures swift action

Bangalore, July 19 (ANI): As public anger mounts against the rape of a six- year- old girl within school premises, the Police commissioner of Bangalore told mediapersons that the probe is on and the accused will soon be nabbed. Tension erupted as two staff members allegedly raped a six-year-old girl on the premises of a prominent school. He added that no laxity in the case will be tolerated and the department was working systematically to arrest the accused. Parents assembled on the school premises and staged a protest, accusing the school authority of inaction. They alleged that school management was not addressing the issue with utmost urgency. Meanwhile, Karnataka Home Minister K George addressed mediapersons and said measures are being taken to ensure the safety of women in the city. Jul 19, 2014