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Mridula Sinha takes oath as governor of Goa

Panaji, Aug 31 (ANI): Mridula Sinha on Sunday took oath as governor of Goa and pledged to abide by her duties and to work for the welfare of the people of Goa and that state itself. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Sinha. Her appointment came following he resignation of BV Wanchoo. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries were also present at Raj Bhawan for the event. Following the oath taking ceremony, Sinha also received the guard of honour. Aug 31, 2014
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At least 8 dead in road accident in Rajasthan, several injured

Pali, Aug 31 (ANI): At least eight people were dead and several others injured in a road accident in Pali district of Rajasthan on Sunday. The injured have been admitted to a hospital and treatment is going on. The accident took place on the Mandia by-pass near Pali, some 300 km from Jaipur. The bus carried pilgrims from Utharada village in Salumber tehsil of Udaipur district. A case has been filed against the driver of the bus and the cause of the accident is being investigated, police said. Aug 31, 2014
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Environment minister says confidence of investors in India has improved

Jaipur, Aug 31 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that investors' confidence in the domestic market has improved in wake of lumbering economy registering its fastest growth in two-and-a-half years for the quarter ending in June. Gross domestic product grew a faster-than-expected 5.7 percent year-on-year, a government data showed, sharply higher than a provisional 4.6 percent expansion in the previous three months. Javadekar said the government has provided facility to investors to apply on-line for environment clearance to ensure transparency and cut red- tape. Aug 31, 2014
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Politicos react over tense situation in Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted over the tense situation in Pakistan's capital Islamabad where over 300 people were injured in clashes between Pakistani police and protesters outside the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence, demanding his resignation. Congress leader Salman Khurshid said New Delhi couldn't do much to ensure peace in Pakistan. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, feared that Pakistan could emerge as a theocratic state, posing danger of India. Meanwhile, former Indian Diplomat, Naresh Chandra, said that crisis would considerably weaken the Pakistani government, giving army a free hand to run the government. Aug 31, 2014
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Girls take part in boat race in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 31 (ANI): Kashmiri girls shined at National Dragon Boat Race Championship and impressed selectors with their hidden talent in Srinagar. The four-day championship was organized by sports council in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir armed police along with different non-government organizations to boost water sports in world famous Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir. Participants, hailing from different cities like New Delhi and Punjab, were divided in twelve teams. Girls stole the show by exhibiting their talents in this competition. She said such events encourage girls to pursue water sports. Organizer of the tournament Bilquis Mir said more girls should come out and join such events to get acceptance. Aug 31, 2014
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People in Mumbai and Delhi welcome slashing of petrol price

Mumbai/ Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): People in Mumbai and Delhi have welcomed the slashing of petrol prices by Rs 1.82 per liter saying that the move has provided some much needed relief to the common people. Petrol prices were slashed by Rs 1.82 per litre starting Saturday midnight whereas the price of diesel has gone up by 50 paise. This is the third time that the petrol prices have been lowered in this month, attributed to falling price of petrol in international oil market. Aug 31, 2014
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At least one dead, hundreds injured as Pakistani police clash with anti-government protesters

Islamabad, Aug 31 (ANI): At least one person has died and hundreds of others have been injured as police in Pakistan clashed with protesters who attempted to march on the prime minister's residence in Islamabad. Pakistan has been gripped by unrest for more than two weeks, with protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri saying they will not back back down unless Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. On Saturday Sharif once again said he would not go. Security forces fired tear gas at protesters on Saturday night and the opposition said a woman was killed in the clashes. Khan addressed protesters on Sunday. Determined protesters, some holding sticks and wearing gas masks, said they would not back down. Aug 31, 2014