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Ministers discuss various measures for cleaning River Ganges, invite suggestions

New Delhi, July 07 (ANI): Indian ministers, lawmakers, scientists, religious leaders and NGO's participated in a day-long dialogue on River Ganges rejuvenation plan on Monday and invited measures from experts and public to aid in the efforts. Issues related to pollution of the Ganges were addressed and discussion findings were shared with the committee of secretaries that has been working on a plan on the development of the river. Minister of Water Resources, Uma Bharti, said that the people involved in the Ganges cleaning project, irrespective of their departments, were all united on seeing the holy river in a pristine state once again. She also said that the government will do its best to rejuvenate the river with the aid of experts and country's common man. Jul 7, 2014
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Ukraine's first big win over rebels dims truce hopes

Resurgent Ukrainian forces pursue retreating pro-Russian rebels after seizing their symbolic bastion in a morale-boosting win that appeared to dim hopes for a ceasefire in the bloody separatist insurgency. Duration: 01:14 Jul 7, 2014
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Budget Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi, July 07 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was on Monday adjourned till 11 AM Tuesday after the government was cornered on the issue of price rise by the opposition parties. Earlier, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m. following a ruckus in the parliament. As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, several opposition members raised slogans against the price rise and the government's failure to control it. Jul 7, 2014
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Politicos react as Lashkar-e-Taiba making recruits learn from Ajmal Kasab's mistakes

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted over a special "Kasab class" which is a part of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)'s training module for its new recruits during which they are told about the mistakes committed by Ajmal Kasab during the deadly Mumbai terror attack. Kasab was the 25-year-old lone Pakistani gunman caught alive after the Mumbai terror attack and was hanged to death at Pune's Yerawada central prison in a top-secret operation on November 21, 2012. Jul 7, 2014
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People in Gilgit Baltistan demand their rights

Skardu, July 07: Such protests are widespread on the streets of Gilgit Baltistan. They have been fighting for their basic rights - education, healthcare, food and employment. In Skardu, thousands of people took part in demonstrations for several days to oppose the Pakistan Government’s decision to withdraw the wheat subsidy. The protesters, under the banner of the Awami Action Committee, a constituent of 22 different political, religious and nationalist parties, also demanded an end to colonial rule. Nationalist leader Manzoor Parwana said that Gilgit Baltistan is a disputed area and Pakistan will never succeed in making it a part of its territory. Gilgit Baltistan was annexed from the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir and is strategically located between Pakistan, India, China and Afghanistan. Jul 7, 2014
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Pallavi Purkayastha_s killer gets life sentence

Mumbai, July 7 (ANI): Mumbai court on Monday awarded life term to a security guard for molesting and killing lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha in her flat. Sajjad Mogul, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, had been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. Earlier on June 30, Sessions Judge Vrushali Joshi, pronouncing 23-year-old Mogul guilty, said that _a case of murder, molestation and criminal trespass has been proved_ against him. Jul 7, 2014
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Buddhist monks mark first anniversary of serial blasts at Mahabodhi Temple

Bodh Gaya, July 07 (ANI): Buddhist monks on Monday offered special prayers to mark the first anniversary of serial blasts that rocked the Mahabodhi Temple located in Bodh Gaya, one of holiest shrines in eastern India where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. A series of explosions in and around Buddhism_s holiest shrine in Bihar injured two persons early on July 07, 2013, in what the government described as a ___terror___ attack. Meanwhile, district magistrate, Sanjay Agrawal, said security has been beefed up and adequate arrangements have been made for the tourists and monks. Recalling the incident, monks from various countries gathered at the temple and prayed for world peace. Jul 7, 2014
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Opposition slams Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal_s transfer to Mizoram, BJP defends

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): In a reshuffle of governors that took place on Sunday evening, Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal was transferred off to Mizoram for the remainder of her term. The Congress and other rival party leaders have slammed this decision of the Modi government. They argued that the transfer was politically motivated and troubling governors in this manner was highly condemnable. The Modi government, however, said that alteration by a new government is a normal procedure. Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva will be discharging the duties and functions of the Gujarat Governor until a new governor is appointed. Jul 7, 2014