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UK wants to help India develop renewable energy sector, says British minister

Kolkata, July 06 (ANI): United Kingdom has said that they would like to work together with India on various clean energy initiatives. Minister of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK, Baroness Sandip Verma, talked about ensuring a greener and safer planet at an interactive session at Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce (MCC) in Kolkata city of West Bengal. She also said that India can explore the possibility of having a Green Investment Bank like that of the United Kingdom. Jul 6, 2014
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Devotees participate in seven-day long Hindu festival in Tripura

Tripura, July 06 (ANI): Thousands of devotees gathered in Tripura to celebrate the festival of fourteen gods, 'Kharchi Puja'. The festival, celebrated annually during the months of June-July, claims to be the pride of Tripura, a state also known as the 'Land of Fourteen Gods'. An essential trait of the festival is the deities are locked in a room throughout the year and are brought to open for the devotees to see only during the seven-day period. Jul 6, 2014
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No FIFA official quizzed over ticket scandal

According to FIFA, Brazilian police have not yet spoken to any federation official suspected of involvement in an illegal ticket-scalping ring dating back as far as 2002. Duration: 00:46 Jul 6, 2014
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Maoists shoot down doctor in Jharkhand

Gumla, July 06 (ANI): A village doctor, Raj Kishore Singh, was killed by Maoists in Gumla district of Jharkhand. Doctor's son, Deepak Kumar Singh, said the incident occurred in Mahadev Chutia village within Gagra police station limits in the district on Friday night. Villagers, though aware of the truth, refrained from speaking about the incident due to fear of the rebels and their threats. The reason for the killing is unknown and the Gumla police have sent the body for post-mortem. Jul 6, 2014
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30 low caste families facing social boycott in Odisha

Rayagada, July 06 (ANI): For the past nine months, thirty low caste tribal families of the remote Paikapada village in Odisha face the humiliation of social boycott by villagers belonging to a higher caste. These thirty families who belong to Sano-adivasi (lower class) group are boycotted by the group Bodo-adivasi (upper class) which consists of 80 families. The Additional District Magistrate from Rayagada, Laxmikanth Behara, said that he has been informed about the incident. The group was boycotted for refusing to consume meat during the celebrations in honour of the Hindu elephant god, Ganesha. Jul 6, 2014
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BSF bringing smiles to children with cleft lips and palates

Tripura, July 05 (ANI): In a two-day long medical camp at Salbagan in West Tripura, the BSF doctors successfully performed surgeries on 13 patients suffering with cleft lips and palates. The camp was organized by the BSF Wives Welfare Association in collaboration with the Smile Train and Rotary club of Kolkata. The parents were very happy that the BSF is providing treatment free-of-cost. Jul 6, 2014
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LS speaker to meet leaders ahead of budget session

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will meet leaders of political parties in the Lok Sabha on Saturday for smooth functioning of the house during the budget session beginning July 7. During the session Narendra Modi government will present its first general budget, the rail budget will be also presented. The speaker is likely to take a decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition too as the Congress is demanding that its leader in the house be appointed in the role. Jul 5, 2014
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Car rally flags off from Patna to spread road safety awareness

Patna, July 05 (ANI): A car rally was flagged off from Patna to the holy city of Bodh Gaya on Saturday with the participants on a special mission to spread awareness about the issues of road safety and saving fuel. Speaking to mediapersons, the organizer, Sumita Sahay, said that the purpose of the rally was to create awareness on road safety. The participants are expected to follow all traffic rules and ensure that they drive carefully to drive home the point of road safety. Another participant, Nitin Krishna said that they will not be driving above 40 the speed of kmph. Jul 5, 2014
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More Indian nationals return from Iraq, thank Indian govt

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Another flight carrying stranded Indian nationals from Iraq has landed at New Delhi airport on Saturday evening. The Additional Resident Commissioner of Kerala, Rachana Shah said that she is thankful to all those who cooperated in this operation. Meanwhile the returned Indians expressed their happiness on returning back and also highlighted the severe situation in Iraq. Nearly 180 stranded Indians have returned from Iraq including 46 nurses of Kerala who came back this morning. Jul 5, 2014
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Mob burns school in Myanmar's second city

Residents of Myanmar's second largest city express anger at security forces after mobs torched Muslim buildings at a cemetery following the funeral of a victim of the country's latest eruption of religious unrest. Duration: 00:38 Jul 5, 2014
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NATO ships deployed to the Black Sea

Four NATO ships are deployed to the Black Sea and reach the Allied port of Burgas in Bulgaria where joint military drills will be held, as the United States tries to reassure a region worried about Russia's intervention in Ukraine. Duration: 01:40 Jul 5, 2014
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Three- day painting exhibition brings cheer to specially-abled in Siliguri

Siliguri, July 05 (ANI): Anubhab, a voluntary organisation in Siliguri organised a three- day painting- cum- sale exhibition from July 04 to bring cheer to the specially- abled. The organizers will be showcasing more than 30 paintings by an eminent painter, Binit Sinha, from Kolkata who told the reporter that it is the duty of society to look after the specially- abled people. The Secretary of Anubhab, Pradip Nag, said the raised funds would be used to help the children. It is expected that the specially- abled inmates of the centre will get a unique opportunity to express their aims, desires and fancies through this event and give them a chance to interact with people and help society understand them better. Jul 5, 2014