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Appointment of PMO Official and PS to Ministers put on hold, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): The BJP government has put on hold the appointment of PMO official and personal secretaries to ministers which has invited political reactions. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the new government should work with the officials who are already appointed and there should be no discrimination on the basis of party. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that BJP works with a narrow mind. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the Prime Minister wants to keep all ministers under his control. Jun 17, 2014
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UK Envoy meets Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): British High Commissioner to India James Bevan on Tuesday met Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and congratulated her on holding the office. Bevan said that Britain and India can work cordially in the field of food processing. Talking about the ban on Indian mangoes, Bevan said that the ban was imposed due to concerns of pesticides coming in and added that some steps will be taken to lift the ban as soon as possible. Jun 17, 2014
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Finance Minister says hoarding behind rising prices, politicos react

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remark in which he attributed the rising inflation to the hoarding of food stocks. He said that Centre is committed to ease supply side bottlenecks and has also asked states to take firm measures against hoarders to check speculation. Jaitley also said the state governments should take effective steps to ensure that hoarding is discouraged. Jun 17, 2014
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Inflation at five-month high, fiscal deficit and high interest rates to continue: Market Expert

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Talking about the inflation which reached at five-month high, Market Expert Akash Jindal said that fiscal deficit and high interest rates will continue with time. Jindal said that the food prices and oil prices are increasing because of El Nino effect and Iraq violence respectively. Talking about Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on inflation, he said that whatever may be the reason for the same, government has to tackle it. Jindal also talked about tackling hoarding in coordination with the state and central government. Jun 17, 2014
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NDA govt nudge 6 governors to resign, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Politicos reacted after NDA government started nudging six Congress-appointed governors to quit. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that they should resign by themselves as they were not appointed on any credit. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi and NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that governor is a non-political position and should not have been handled in such a way. Further, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that the BJP should have let them completed their term and appointed other minister after the same, the courtesy for which they lack. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that removal of governors will be an insult to the former prime minister. Jun 17, 2014
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E-Rickshaws get Govt's nod in Delhi

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Addressing a rally of e-rickshaw owners and drivers at the Ramlila Maidan in the national capital, union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced that the Delhi government won't ban the e-rickshaws, bringing relief to at least 2 lakh rickshaw drivers. Gadkari added that each e-rickshaw would be allowed to carry four passengers and luggage up to 50 kgs. Jun 17, 2014
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Politicos express concern over Indian nationals stuck in Iraq violence

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Political leaders expressed concern over Indian nationals stuck in Iraq violence. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that international organizations should take step on the unfortunate events in Iraq. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy assured of possible help from the Indian government. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the nationals should be brought back soon. Meanwhile, CPI leader Atul Anjan and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar demanded India’s intervention in the matter. Jun 17, 2014
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Politicos react on reports of AAP MLAs to support BJP

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over reports of AAP MLAs to support BJP during the upcoming elections to elect Delhi's Chief Minister. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that AAP was unable to run its government in Delhi so it's not illegal if it now wants to support BJP. Congress leader JP Agarwal said that BJP and AAP are one so it is natural for AAP to support BJP. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that if AAP as a party will support BJP, it will destroy itself. Jun 17, 2014
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Actress Khushboo quits DMK

Chennai, June 17 (ANI): Actor-politician Khushbu, one of the most prominent faces of the DMK, has quit the party and reportedly hit out at the party leadership for ignoring her "hard work". Khushboo, a star campaigner of the M Karunanidhi-led DMK, announced her decision to quit the party on a day when it announced plans to restructure its district units as part of its revamp plan to prepare for the 2016 assembly elections. Reacting over this DMK spokesperson TKS Elangovan said that Khushboo has not given any reason for her resignation but it seems she was not happy in the party. He added if she had brought in notice her problems in front of the senior leaders and party head before resigning, surely her problems would have been solved. He also said that Khushboo carried out a spirited campaign in the Lok Sabha elections, and losing her would be a great loss. Jun 17, 2014
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2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany fans bask in glory of their 4-0 win over Portugal

Salvador, June 17 (ANI): German soccer fans left Salvador's Fonte Nova arena in the best of moods after their team opened their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign with a 4-0 win over Portugal. The Germans ignored the sizzling Salvador heat to deliver a scintillating attacking display, including a hatrick from Thomas Mueller, that ensured the game was over as a contest by halftime. Portugal could not cope with their opponents' pace and movement and were 3-0 down by the interval as Mueller scored either side of a thumping Mats Hummels header. Portugal fan Miguel Violand tried to stay positive about his team improving its performance in time for the next games. Jun 17, 2014
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2014 FIFA World Cup: USA bags 2-1 victory over Ghana while Nigeria and Iran play out dour draw

Brazil, June 17 (ANI): US fans were all cheer after they had 2-1 victory against Ghana in the Group G opener for both teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It also marked the USA's first international win against Ghana, which defeated the country in the two previous World Cups. Meanwhile, what became the first draw match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Nigeria and Iran played out a turgid 0-0 draw in Curitiba, squashing the expectations of their fans. The result especially stings for Nigeria, who has visions of moving through to the knockout stage. That chance is still very much in play, but now they'll have to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina. Jun 17, 2014
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Afghanistan happy with Modi as Indian PM, look forward to peaceful relations: Indian Ambassador to A

Kabul, June 17 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinha said that Afghans are happy with Narendra Modi as the prime minister of India and that the nation is looking forward to a cordial and peaceful relation. He said that President Hamid Karzai also had applauded India- Afghanistan relations and has a good vision of the relations between the two. Sinha also talked about attack on the Indian Consulate in Heart which also followed abduction of Indian national in the region after ten days. Sinha said that the person kidnapped is safe and that Afghanistan is working to get him released. Jun 17, 2014