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Naveen Patnaik meets Modi, seeks special status for Odisha

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded special category status for his state. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Patnaik ruled out joining the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Patnaik was accompanied by all 24 MPs belonging to his party when he met Modi for the first time after the regime change at the Centre. Jun 2, 2014
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KCR takes oath as the first Chief Minister of Telangana

Hyderabad, June 02 (ANI): Following the birth of India's 29th state Telangana, TRS Chief KC Rao was sworn in as the first Chief Minister of the state on Monday. His party TRS had earlier won the mandate by winning 62 of the 119 seats in the newly formed Telangana Assembly. Rao will head a cabinet of 11 ministers which also include his son and nephew. Before taking oath Rao paid floral tribute to Telangana Martyrs at Gun Park in Hyderabad. Earlier ESL Narasimhan was administered oath as the first Governor of the newly born state. Jun 2, 2014
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Bihar Cabinet Expansion good step if happens: Sushil Kumar Modi

Patna, June 02 (ANI): BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday welcomed the apparent expansion of Bihar cabinet. He said that its too late to have it but it's a positive step if it happens. He also talked about lack of law and order in the state during the JD (U) government. Jun 2, 2014
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Waziristan caught in the crossfire

North Waziristan, June 02: Failure of peace talks early this year between the Pakistan Government and the Taliban has resulted in army action in North Waziristan. In one of the deadliest air strikes, Pakistan armed forces claims to have killed some 80 hardcore militants in a mountainous region bordering Afghanistan, known as a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda-links militants. Army said the strikes were aimed at those involved in recent attacks against the Pakistani armed forces. However, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Imran Khan, expressed his "serious concerns" over military strikes in tribal areas and termed it a clear beginning of a full-fledged military operation in the region. Jun 2, 2014
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Body of army official killed in Manipur blast arrives in his hometown

Coimbatore, June 02 (ANI): The body of army officer killed in a bomb blast in Manipur arrived at his hometown in Tamil Nadu. Deceased army personnel, Sergeant G. Mohan Kumar, was killed in a blast on May 29 in Imphal. Meanwhile, grieving mother of killed army personnel said she was proud of her son. Reportedly, the state government of Tamil Nadu has announced rupees 10 lakh to his family. Jun 2, 2014
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People demand hanging punishment for accused in Badaun rape case

Allahabad/New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): People in northern India took to streets protesting against the Badaun rape and murder case demanding for a similar fate for the accused. Supporters of the BJP and protesters in Allahabad hanged effigies of accused to a tree, saying the accused should be hanged in the same manner. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, said existing laws should be implemented properly. Local police said a post-mortem confirmed that the girls, from the Dalit community, had been raped and died from the hanging. Five men have been arrested over the attack and a search is under way for two other suspects. Jun 2, 2014
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People in Hyderabad take to streets to celebrate birth of Telangana

Hyderabad, June 2 (ANI): People celebrated, burst firecrackers and broke into street dance in Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh on the eve of formal birth of India’s 29th state Telangana. The parliament passed a bill to create a separate state of Telangana by bifurcating the state of Andhra Pradesh. Chairman of an activist group, Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC), M. Kodandaram said it was a historic moment for the people of Telangana and termed it a collective effort. Jun 2, 2014
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Turkish police fire tear gas at defiant protesters

Turkish police fire tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters in Ankara a day after violent clashes on the one-year anniversary of the country's largest anti-government demonstrations in decades. Duration: 01:09 Jun 2, 2014
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'No forced eviction' from Maidan: Klitschko

Kiev's new mayor-elect and former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko addressed Maidan activists in the capital's iconic square Sunday, and promised there would be no forced clearance of the square. Duration: 01:20 Jun 1, 2014
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Japan bids farewell to Olympic stadium

Japanese sports fans bid an emotional farewell to Tokyo's National Stadium with a lavish ceremony to close the venue before demolition begins in July. Duration: 01:13 Jun 1, 2014
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Modi govt given high priority to public welfare and defence projects: Prakash Javadekar

Pune, June 01 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that the government had given high priority to clear public welfare and defence projects. Javadekar also information and broadcasting minister, said that the government would receive applications for environmental clearances online to promote transparency and to expedite the process. He added that the new government believed in coexistence of environment and development and not one versus the other. Jun 1, 2014
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PM Modi meets BJP workers at party headquarters, appreciates their work during polls

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met BJP workers at party headquarters and appreciated their work during the 2014 polls. He said that it is a very positive sign that the whole nation came together to give such a positive verdict. Modi applauded the polls result and said that the government will and have to work efficiently to fall on the expectations of the citizens of India. Jun 1, 2014
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Businessmen pin hopes on FIFA world cup to help boost mango exports

Malda, June 01 (ANI): As the countdown for FIFA World Cup begins, Indian traders have been pinning hopes on stability in the export market, which will boost mango business as it has been fluctuating due to the recent EU ban and has left the mango growers clueless over the ensuing demand. Mango exporters are hopeful that prospects of demand from the Latin American country would increase in the near future, as the football world cup will kickstart on June 12. Export authorities of the state said Brazil which is hosting FIFA is the right place to market Indian mangoes as thousands will attend the event from across the world. Jun 1, 2014