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Akhilesh asks office-bearers to maintain clean image, politicos react

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed all office-bearers of the Samajwadi Party to maintain a clean conduct and image. Akhilesh has said it is the responsibility of party workers and office-bearers to ensure that eligible people get benefits of welfare schemes. Jun 16, 2014
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LG Najeeb Jung assured to look into legality issue of e-rickshaws in Delhi: Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the legality issue of E-Rickshaws in the national capital and said that the LG has assured to look into the matter. Kejriwal said that this is the question of employment of lakhs of people and should be taken seriously. Further, he also said that he will approach Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari over the matter. Jun 16, 2014
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Ram Vilas Paswan opposes LOP position to Congress, politicos react

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Union Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan has opposed the claims of the Congress for the LOP position in the Lok Sabha, citing parliamentary guidelines and procedures. While the BJP said that the constitutional norms do not allow the Congress to claim for the LOP position, the Congress said that the central government may change laws according to the requirement. Other political parties gave mixed reactions on the issue. Jun 16, 2014
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Pakistan forces violating human rights in Balochistan

Geneva, June 16: The people of Dera Bugti and Sui in Balochistan are facing the heat of the Pakistan Army's deadly operation. Over a dozen of people have been picked up by the Pakistani armed forces during a search operation in Sui, whereas bombardments have claimed many innocent lives in Dera Bugti's Geyanderi region. Baloch political parties allege that the armed forces are carrying out door to door searches without proper warning, and have tortured and beaten up women during the operation. However, Baloch nationalist leader and representative of Balochistan at the UNHRC Mehran Marri blamed Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif Government for not protecting the rights of the people of Balochistan. The discovery of mass graves in Balochistan in January this year exposed the "pick, kill and dump" policy of the Pakistani armed forces. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) estimates that over 100 dead bodies have been recovered from three mass graves, and have called it 'genocide' of the Baloch people. Jun 16, 2014
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Police force needs to be more efficient and responsible: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday visited the Delhi police headquarters in New Delhi and met senior officials and reportedly discussed the capital's law and order situation. Singh said that Delhi Police needs the support of the government to emerge as a more efficient and responsible force. This was Singh's first official interaction with the senior Delhi Police after assuming office. Jun 16, 2014
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Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Delhi power crisis Part - 1

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that two damaged power lines post a storm in Delhi on May 30, have been restored again. Goyal also added that the previous state government in Delhi had not done proper investment in this sector and therefore Delhi was not prepared to face any natural calamity like the storm. Jun 16, 2014
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Akhilesh announces 20 lakh compensation for 2 murdered policemen

Varanasi, June 16 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh government has announced a compensation of 20 lakh each to the families of two policemen who were shot dead in Firozabad on Sunday. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said, "The two policemen who died in an encounter in Ferozabad, lost their lives to ensure law and order." The incident led to a violent protest in the Ramgarh district, Firozabad. Protestors in Firozabad blocked the roads and were seen hurling stones and vandalising buses. Jun 16, 2014
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Aamir Khan launches India's first 'One stop crisis centre' for women in Bhopal

Bhopal, June 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Monday launched a 'One stop crisis centre' for women in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh. Khan said that this one stop centre will help in controlling crime against women, as it will ensure quick and strict punishment to the offenders. Khan also said that such a centre will be set up in nearly every district in Madhya Pradesh. The concept of 'one stop crisis centre' was also highlighted in the TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' hosted by Aamir Khan. Jun 16, 2014
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Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Delhi power crisis Part - 2

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that two damaged power lines post a storm in Delhi on May 30, have been restored again. Goyal also added that the previous state government in Delhi had not done proper investment in this sector and therefore Delhi was not prepared to face any natural calamity like the storm. Jun 16, 2014
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Kashmir reels under summer heat, demand for coolers soars

Srinagar, June 16 (ANI): Kashmir, once dubbed the Switzerland of the east, has not been spared by the heat wave conditions that have hit the northern parts of India. With mercury going northwards, residents of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, have started buying air-conditioners and coolers, the use of which was once unheard of in the cool hill station, in their homes for some respite. Shopkeepers said the demand for cooling products has increased significantly in the last few years. The temperature in Kashmir is currently hovering above 30 degrees Celsius. Jun 16, 2014
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Brazilians protest against high cost of 2014 FIFA World Cup

Brazil, June 16 (ANI): Demonstrators gathered in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia to rally against the high costs of the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Hundreds of protestors convened at a bus terminal in the downtown area of the city before heading out to the Mane Garrincha National Stadium, shouting slogans condemning the tournament. The protesters said they were angry about more than 11.5 billion US dollars spent on the World Cup when Brazil is facing glaring inequality and pressing needs in education, healthcare, housing and transport. Meanwhile, police in Rio de Janeiro near Maracana stadium used tear gas on protesters after they threw explosive devices. Jun 16, 2014
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Uttarakhand floods: BJP accuses Congress of not doing rehab work

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party, on Monday, sought the dismissal of Congress in Uttarakhand while accusing it of failure in carrying out its duties of handing over bodies to the next of kin and not undertaking rehabilitation works even after a year of the flashfloods. Jun 16, 2014
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Officials finalize plan to supply power to Bangladesh

Agartala, June 16 (ANI): Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura VP Mahawar said that the country would be in a position to supply 100 megawatts of power to Bangladesh by the end of this year under its Palatana project, which is a hallmark of cooperation between both the nations. Northeast region shares 1,880-km-long border with Bangladesh, and has potential for developing cross-border trade. In response to India's request, Bangladesh government had allowed the transit of the dimensional cargos, consisting of heavy machinery and turbines for the project through the waterway of that nation into landlocked Tripura and without which it would have also been impossible to inaugurate the power plant. Jun 16, 2014