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Narendra Modi to witness launch of ISRO's PSLV-C23

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): The 24-hour countdown for PSLV-C23 Mission has begun at Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Sunday. The mission began at 8:52 am on Saturday with a delay of 3 minutes from the proposed time due to the high chances of space debris getting in the way of the launch vehicle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will witness the launch of PSLV-C23 rocket on June 30, as it will carry five foreign satellites into the space. Meanwhile, security in Sriharikota and Chennai is heightened ahead of PM's visit. Jun 29, 2014
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Cara Delevingne 'doesn't pretend to be something she isn't'

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Cara Delevingne has said that she doesn't want to pretend something she isn't. The 21-year-old model, who made headlines earlier this year for her relationship with Michelle Rodriguez and her sexuality, said that she thinks people shouldn't be scared of that, Us Magazine reported. She said that she is young, having fun and doesn't really care on that matter. Delevingne added that people can say what they want, but she is having a good time, and that she knows what people are doing who are her age and she just thinks it would be a lie to pretend that she isn't having a good time. Jun 29, 2014
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Ek Villain collects Rs.16.72 crore on its opening Day

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Ek Villain gets a super start at the box office on Friday fetching a total of Rs.16.72 crore on Day 1. The Shraddha Kapoor-Sidharth Malhotra starrer has become the second highest opener of 2014, first being Jai Ho. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, 'Ek Villain' opening was highest in terms of screen average. #EkVillain Fri 16.72 cr nett (2539 screens). India biz. Second highest opener of 2014. In terms of screen average, its HIGHEST. AWESOME! Despite it's mixed reviews, Ek Villain has been widely picked up by cinegoers on the weekend. Most of the mediaplexes were house full. Ek Villain is a thrilling story of a gangster-turned-good (Siddharth Malhotra) with love and a psycho killer who lives in the guise of an middle-class 'good' man. When the two confront each other, you know what happens. In between, however, Ek Villain offers blood-chilling murders and nail-biting suspense, and that's what makes it worth a watch. Jun 29, 2014
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UGC permits 4 year B Tech course for students enrolled in 2013

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): In what can be called as a breather for the B Tech students enrolled in courses last year, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has permitted the Delhi University to continue with the course that the students enrolled for in 2013. Several B Tech and BMS students protested outside the residence of Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday. Earlier, DU had scrapped its four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), and reverted to the previous 3-year structure under pressure for the UGC. Earlier, the DU had decided to discontinue its B Tech and Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) courses and to not hold any fresh admissions to them. Jun 29, 2014
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India proud developer of world's second largest telescope

Hyderabad, June 29 (ANI): World's second largest high-altitude telescope for detecting gamma ray emissions is ready to be transported from Hyderabad to Ladakh, where it will become operational by early 2016. Weighing 180 tonnes and mounted on six wheels, the Major Atmospheric Cherenkov Experiment (MACE) telescope has been developed and manufactured for the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai by the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) in Hyderabad. Addressing the audience at the flagging off event, Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman of Atomic Commission, R K Sinha, said it gave great pride for India to own this telescope. Jun 29, 2014
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Jagannath rath yatra begins in Puri amidst tight security

Puri, June 29 (ANI): The much-awaited Jagannath Rath Yatra, one of the grandest annual spectacles in the world, began in Odisha’s holy city of Puri on Sunday. The Yatra has started under a huge security cover since it is one of the most anticipated event of the year. Lakhs of devotees have thronged the pilgrim city to witness the grand festival. The crowd is likely to swell because of good weather conditions. Jun 29, 2014
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Foreign Secretary says China's new map does not change facts on the ground of India's possession

Beijing, June 29 (ANI): India's Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh stood by the statement of Foreign Ministry which said that "cartographic depiction does not change the reality on the ground" after the Chinese government, in a new vertical map had shown Arunachal Pradesh as a part of its territory. Singh addressed a news conference in Beijing after Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari's meeting with Chinese premier Li Keqiang to brief on the issues discussed between the delegations of the two countries. Jun 29, 2014
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Rosaiah sworn in as Governor of Karnataka

Bangalore, June 29 (ANI): Karnataka Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj, who was in the news throughout his five-year tenure in Karnataka, retired on Saturday. His Tamil Nadu counterpart K Rosaiah has temporarily taken charge. Bhardwaj's stint will be remembered for his strained relations with the previous BJP government in the state. Rosaiah's swearing-in-ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan in Bangalore. Jun 29, 2014
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Chennai fish predicts fate of Soccer teams in ongoing FIFA World cup

Chennai, June 29 (ANI): Following the success of Paul, the psychic, World Cup result-predicting octopus, comes a fish called Chanakya 2, who lives at an aquarium in Chennai, bagging the top job as chief match predictor in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Indian Community Welfare Organisation (ICWO) organised the Football World Cup 2014 prediction session. Jun 29, 2014
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Annual Jagannath Rath Yatra begins, Anandiben Patel performs Pahind-Vidhi

Ahmedabad, June 29 (ANI): The annual Jagannath Rath Yatra began on Sunday where people from different parts of the country will be united to sing bhajans. The Rath Yatra will go on for 18 kilometres and to avoid any unwanted event, CCTC surveillance has been employed. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel will perform Pahind, the first time a woman would be performing the holy ritual. Ahmedabad mayor, Meenaxi Patel, has performed the ceremonial puja of Lord Jagannath to bring happiness and good luck to the city on the auspicious day. Jun 29, 2014
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Operations underway to rescue the trapped under collapsed building in Chennai

Chennai, June 29 (ANI): Operations are underway to rescue the trapped people under debris of the collapsed under construction building in Chennai. Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Pon Radhkrishnan on Sunday visited the spot. He said that help will be sought from the Central government if necessary. Jun 29, 2014
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Police in Latehar arrest eight Maoists, recovers cache of arms and ammunitions

Latehar, June 29 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, the police arrested eight Maoists in red corridor of Jharkhand and recovered a cache of arms and ammunitions. A Maoist was also reportedly killed during the police encounter. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Latehar, Michael Raj S said that combing was launched in the area to nab the red rebels and the operation was successful. Jun 29, 2014