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Will hike import duty on sugar to 40 per cent: Ram Vilas Paswan

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): After a high delegation meeting called by the Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, he said that they will hike import duty on sugar to 40 per cent as against the present 15 per cent. The decision and other such decisions came in order to discuss ways to bail out the sugar industry that is unable to pay Rs 11,000 crore dues to sugarcane growers. He said that the ministry will extend sugar export subsidy of Rs 3,300 per tonne till September this year and will provide additional interest free loan of Rs. 4,400 crore to cash-strapped sugar mills to make payments to sugarcane farmers. Jun 23, 2014
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AISA stage protest outside HRD Ministry over FYUP

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): As students and parents remained worried over the admission in the under graduate course in the Delhi University following a tussle between the university and the UGC, teachers and unions staged protest against the HRD Ministry. Admissions to the undergraduate courses in the university are to commence from Tuesday, which now comes under confusion due to ongoing DU- UGC tussle. Members of All India Students Association (AISA) protested over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and demanded to reinstate three year graduation course. Reacting on the ongoing confusion among the colleges of the University, DUTA President Nandita Narain said that the Vice Chancellor is acting in total arbitrary manner and violating the norms and acts of UGC. Jun 23, 2014
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Gun battle between Indian security forces and militants rages in Kashmir

Sopore, June 23 (ANI): Indian security forces and militants engaged in fierce gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, as forces launched search operations to trace the rebels hiding in a house. Security personnel cordoned off the area in Sopore town after reports surfaced that at least two to three rebels were hiding in the house. The operation began after a search party was fired upon by the militants. The restive region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency, and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Jun 23, 2014
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BMC officials reach Campa Cola Society to cut gas, water and power supply

Mumbai, June 23 (ANI): Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials on Monday reached the Campa Cola Housing Society to disconnect the gas, water and power supply from the illegal flats in the compound. BMC Assistant Commissioner Keshav Ubale said that four teams are employed for each function and that maximum flats will be tried to be covered. The residents decide to pipe down their protests after they met Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Jun 23, 2014
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UGC directs DU to stick to 3-yr undergrad course, students react

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Students of the Delhi University as well as aspiring students have been facing a lot of difficulties due to ongoing tiff between the UGC and university over the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) and hope that things get sorted before the beginning of new session. Yesterday, the University Grants Commission (UGC) put up three separate notices for Delhi University, the colleges under it and students and parents, saying that the four-year undergraduate programme has been scrapped. It ordered colleges to admit students for the three-year course instead of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) which had been introduced last year. Jun 23, 2014
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Former UP governor BL Joshi gets guard of honour by army

Lucknow, June 23 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi was given guard of honour by the army in Lucknow on Monday. Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi resigned from his post on Tuesday, and had sent his resignation papers to the Union home ministry. Jun 23, 2014
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2014: FIFA World Cup: Algerian fans celebrate victory over South Korea

Algiers, June 23 (ANI): Algerians have been out celebrating their team's convincing 4-2 victory against South Korea. Fans gathered in La Grande Poste Place chanting and letting off fireworks. Algeria, who lost 2-1 to Belgium in their first match, tore the ramshackle Koreans apart, scoring the highest number of goals by an African team in a World Cup match. Jun 23, 2014
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Beas tragedy: Three more bodies found

Mandi, June 23 (ANI): Almost two weeks after 24 visiting students from an engineering college in Hyderabad and a tour operator were washed away in the Beas river, three more bodies were recovered, taking the total number of bodies retrieved to 16. College staff was present at the spot and identified the recovered bodies. Jun 23, 2014
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Centre appeals to militant outfits to shun violence after a police officer killed in Assam

Assam, June 23 (ANI): Nitya Nanda Goswami, the Superintendent of Police, of Hamren police district was leading an operation against the insurgent outfit in remote Rongthang forest area where they came face-to-face with the militants. The police team retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, Goswami and his personal security guard were killed. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited Karbi Anglong to pay tribute slain Superintendent of Police and his personal security guard. Their last rights were performed with full state honour. The police force and top officials paid floral tributes and gave them a guard of honor with gun salute. Saddened by the incident, the Kiren Rijiju appealed to militant outfits to give up arms and join the mainstream. Jun 23, 2014