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Gujarat CM meets Oil Minister over state issues, ties rakhi to him

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Friday met Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan and discussed about pending issues of the state regarding oil and natural gas. Patel also tied rakhi to Pradhan and said that the meeting was positive. The new chief minister also said that she will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will tie rakhi to him as well. Aug 8, 2014
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Politicos welcome Modi's guidelines for bureaucrats

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday welcomed the 19-point guideline by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bureaucrats. Modi made amendments in All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968 and added 19 points, according to which bureaucrats will have to maintain political neutrality. BJP spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh, said the step would bring in more accountability and transparency. The new set of rules also directs bureaucrats to take decisions solely in public interest, and make recommendations on merit alone. NCP leader Tariq Anwar, called it a positive sign. Aug 8, 2014
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19 more Indian nurses arrive home from Libya

Kochi, Aug 08 (ANI): Nineteen more Indian nurses, who were stranded in strife-torn Libya, arrived home in Kerala on Friday. Alby Mathew, a nurse who was among the stranded, applauded government for arrangements. Fighting in Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi is the worst since the 2011 civil war that ended four decades of Muammar Gaddafi's rule, increasing international worries that Libya is becoming a failed state. Aug 8, 2014
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HC refuses to lift ban on E-Rickshaws, next hearing on Monday

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to lift ban on E-Rickshaws in the national capital. The lawyer in the case, Pinky Anand said that many guidelines were submitted by them and also the court and the final take on the same will be decided after the next hearing. The next hearing in the case is deferred to Monday. Aug 8, 2014
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Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung addresses people ahead of Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday addressed the people ahead of the Independence Day on 15th August and appealed the people to get engrossed in the occasion. He said that there will be a number of programmes held in the national capital starting from tomorrow and invited people of Delhi to take part in the same. He also advocated for a clean Delhi and appealed to keep the city clean and green during the festivity. Aug 8, 2014
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Jaswant Singh very critical after head injury, put on life support system

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Former Defence Minister Jaswant Singh has been put on life support system at the Army Research and Referral Hospital, where he was admitted after reportedly slipping at home and grievously injuring his head. A Defence Ministry statement said that, "At present the condition is very critical. He is on life support systems and under constant monitoring by a team of neurosurgeons and critical care providers." Examination at the hospital showed him to be in coma, with signs of 'raised intracranial tension and a haematoma scalp'. Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived at the hospital to enquire about the former BJP leader’s health. Other BJP leaders like Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajiv Pratap Rudy also visited the hospital to inquire about Singh. Aug 8, 2014
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BASIC countries meet in New Delhi to hold talks on climate change

New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): The ministers of the BASIC nations - China, Brazil, South Africa and India held talks on environment change in New Delhi on Friday and discussed the future course of action on climate negotiations. The leaders, along with their negotiators, held strategic talks with India's Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar ahead of the forthcoming rounds of climate negotiations aimed at forming the global 2015 agreement. BASIC Group is a platform of the four countries for coordination on issues related to climate change. Javadekar emphasized on the importance of developing nations in initiating steps towards climate change. During the news conference, Javadekar also stressed on India's plan to go solar and informed about the large amount of funds being put into solar projects. Aug 8, 2014
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TDP MP faces flak over 'sexist' remark

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday slammed TDP MP Murli Mohan Maganti for his sexist remark in the Lok Sabha. Maganti kicked up a storm as he made a sexist remark in the house. The Rajahmundry MP said that women should dress in a dignified manner while the lower house was having a discussion on atrocities against women. However, after drawing ire of other politicians, Maganti apologized for his sexist remark. Aug 8, 2014
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Delhi Police detain protesting UPSC aspirants

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants staged another protest on Friday in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar, forcing Delhi Police to detain some of them. Yesterday, the Rajya Sabha had also witnessed uproar over the issue of the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) of the UPSC examinations. UPSC aspirants have been protesting vociferously against the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) examination, which was introduced in 2011, demanding that it be made easy for rural students. Earlier, in a bid to resolve the CSAT row, the government took a decision that the marks of English section will not be included for merit. This decision, however, did not appease the protesting students completely as they want the CSAT to be scrapped entirely. Aug 8, 2014
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Obama's decision to support Iraq welcome step, looking at religion perspective: Defence Expert

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Talking about the decision by the US President Barack Obama to authorize airstrikes in Northern Iraq, Defence Expert Uday Bhaskar said that this is a welcome step. He said that the decision also involves religion in the sense that the Iraqi militants are killing Christians and are targeting non-Muslims, which very well justifies the term 'genocide' used by Obama. He said that the decision is also important in the sense that the target is mainly minorities and that the same came after the country's government seek help from the super power. Aug 8, 2014