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Congress reacts over Gopinath Munde's educational qualification row

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Following the row over educational qualification after HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde has become a part of controversies regarding his degree. Congress leaders Meem Afzal and Rashid Alvi have reacted on the row according to which Munde has a degree of 1976 from a college which was established in 1978 in Pune. Meem Afzal said that this is a matter of investigation which should be strictly done. Meanwhile, Rashid Alvi stated that although education does not matter but it's strange that one after another controversies are rising from the same party leaders. Jun 1, 2014
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PMO official page crosses 1 million likes within days of being launched, BJP reacts

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): A record of sorts was created when Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's official page on facebook garnered one million 'likes' within days of being launched. The page was launched on May 27 and has managed to surpass the one million mark after just four days. Reacting over this BJP's IT Cell head Arvind Gupta said that this is love and affection of citizens of the country for Modi. He added that the PM is very tech-savvy and treats Social Media as an important medium. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the huge popularity is due to curiosity in people regarding Modi and the NDA government. Jun 1, 2014
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People demand death penalty for accused in Badaun gang-rape

New Delhi/ Budaun/Mumbai, June 1 (ANI): People of India demanded death penalty for accused in Badaun case in which two teenage girls were raped and hanged from a tree. Local police said a post-mortem confirmed that the girls, from the Dalit community, had been raped and died from the hanging. Three men - one a policeman - have been arrested over the attack and a search is under way for two other suspects. Jun 1, 2014
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BJP Government hikes Diesel prices, Congress reacts

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Congress leaders on Sunday reacted over the hike of diesel prices by the new BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Diesel prices have been hiked by 50 paisa per litre all over the country which will be effective from Sunday midnight. Meem Afzal ironically referred to the promise of 'good days' by BJP government pointing out that BJP is acting just the opposite of what it used to say. Meanwhile, Rashid Alvi stated that BJP always used to make a hue and cry over prices of petrol and diesel and they themselves have hiked it within 5 days of governance. He added that this is a hint to people that BJP differs in its words and actions. Jun 1, 2014
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Venkaiah Naidu targets housing for all by 2022

Hyderabad, June 1 (ANI): Urban development minister, Venkaiah Naidu announced housing for all by 2022. Addressing his maiden press conference in Andhra Pradesh after taking charge as the cabinet minister, Naidu said main aim of his government was development, which will provide better sanitation facilities to all. Jun 1, 2014
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Nicosia holds its first Greek Cypriot gay pride parade

Nicosia held its first Greek Cypriot gay pride parade Saturday, 16 years after homosexuality was decriminalised on their Mediterranean island, where the influential Orthodox Church views non-heterosexual relations as sinful. Duration: 01:20 Jun 1, 2014
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Police fire tear gas at Turkey anniversary protest

Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of people in Istanbul and Ankara Saturday as demonstrations marking a year since deadly anti-government protests erupted in fresh violence. Duration: 01:05 Jun 1, 2014
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Alok Ranjan takes charge as UP Chief Secretary

Lucknow, May 31 (ANI): The Akhilesh Yadav Government in Uttar Pradesh has on Saturday appointed Alok Ranjan as the new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh replacing Javed Usmani. Assuming charge, Alok Ranjan said that even though there are a lot of problems in the state, there is a wide scope of development. Responding to the rise of crime in the state, Ranjan added that a message will be given out to criminals and they will be dealt with firmly. May 31, 2014
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GoMs and EGoMs were like single window system for sorted decisions: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari gave his opinion over abolition of all Group of Ministers and Empowered Group of Ministers by the new BJP government at the Centre. Tewari stated that every government has the right to choose its own way of administration but the GoMs and EGoMs were like a single window system to take sorted decisions. He added that the UPA government had introduced the empowered and group of ministers so as to bring in exchange of ideas within different ministries. May 31, 2014
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Words of Mulayam and his ministers encourage rapists, they are equally culpable: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Water Resource Minister and BJP leader Uma Bharti on Saturday said that Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his ministers were equally culpable for the series of brutal rape cases in Uttar Pradesh along with the rapists as they encourage such criminals by backing them. She added that Yadav should apologize to the people of the state for encouraging such criminals. May 31, 2014
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Sand artist depicts horrors of smoking through sculpture on 'World No Tobacco Day'

Puri/Visakhapatnam, May 31 (ANI): Internationally renowned sand artist, Sudarshan Patnaik, created an anti-smoking sculptor on sand at a beach in Odisha and rallies were organized in Andhra Pradesh to create an awareness regarding the horrendous effects of smoking on World No Tobacco Day. World No Tobacco Day is observed annually on May 31 by World Health Organization (WHO). Patnaik's 5-feet high and 20-feet long sand sculpture, which was made with 7 tons of sand, depicted the harmful effects of tobacco consumption May 31, 2014
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Politicos react as Akhilesh recommends CBI probe in Badaun gang-rape case

New Delhi/ Lucknow, May 31 (ANI): Under attack from opposition parties, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday decided to recommend a CBI probe into the gang rape and murder of two dalit sisters in Badaun. The family of two murdered teenage girls had demanded a CBI probe into the incident saying they had no faith in local police which was "hand in gloves" with the accused. May 31, 2014
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Yogendra Yadav and Naveen Jaihind resign from party posts: Sources

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Observing another rift within AAP, party leader Yogendra Yadav has sent his resignation as the Haryana in-charge of the party. Yadav is said to remain a part of the party and work for it without holding any prominent post. Meanwhile, Naveen Jaihind, who contested from Hissar in Haryana, said that he had raised issues regarding disrespect of volunteers which later became a cause of trouble within AAP due to which he had decided to resign from the major leadership of the party. He added that he will continue to work as a volunteer for the party. May 31, 2014
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Borders need to be secured, focus on improving relations with China: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday expressed his point of view and priority regarding the borders. Rijiju stated that the main focus is on securing the borders and strengthening relations with China in particular. He further said that he is happy that PM Narendra Modi received congratulatory call from China and said that he is positive about the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister to India. May 31, 2014