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Tea workers in Tripura imparted skill development training to boost production

Tripura, July 19 (ANI): The northeast region is one of the main producers of tea in the country. In order to give a boost to the tea industry in Tripura, a training scheme for skill development of the tea workers was launched recently. Implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation through its various training partners, it aims to provide scientific knowledge to the traditional tea growers as well as to those interested in joining this sector. The one-month long training programme imparts skills on various aspects of growing tea, including the preparation of nurseries, choosing saplings, use of fertilizers and maximizing the yield. Upon completing the training, the trainees will be awarded with a certificate from the government and National Skill Development Corporation, along with a monetary reward. The scheme is a part of Standard Training Assessment and Rewards (STAR) and was launched by the government last year to encourage people to acquire skills for different job roles. The programme is expected to benefit over 10000 small tea growers of the state. Jul 19, 2014
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Women football academy in Manipur hones the skill of budding players

Manipur, July 19 (ANI): These young girls are sweating out at the Women Football Academy in Kakching to realize their dreams of representing India at the international platform. Established in 2003, the academy is run by Y Satya Singh and has produced several good players since its inception. The academy has a well equipped teaching team including several coaches, physical trainers and doctors. The girls are being given rigorous training under chief coach Ksh. Ibomcha and coaches Khetrimayum Birbal Singh and Moirangthem Nilo Singh. The academy, which has trained over 200 players, including 6 international and 20 national players till now, has some 32 trainees enrolled at present. The academy has won several tournaments including U-15 championship in Kakching, the Nehru Yuva Kendra Football tourbament in Thoubal and the 1st Subroto Mukherjee Cup U-17 championship in 2012. The academy that currently runs at the DSA Kakching playground is looking forward to have its own playing area. Jul 19, 2014
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BJP hails Delhi budget, opposition slams

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): The Delhi Budget, which was presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday met with wide criticism from rival party leaders. Manish Sisodia of the Aam Aadmi Party said that the BJP budget was no different from the Congress budget, as it has nothing to offer to the common man. Congress leader Haroon Yusuf stated that the BJP has only proved that Congress' policies where always right. On the other hand BJP leader and Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan said that not just the BJP, even the people of Delhi were very happy with the budget. The 36,776 crore budget proposes new medical colleges, multi speciality hospital, girls' high schools, remote ambulances, community toilets and most importantly, power subsidy for small electricity consumers. Jul 18, 2014
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Protests erupt over rape of six-year-old girl in Bangalore

Bangalore /New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Members of a student organisation and BJP on Friday protested against the rape of a six-year-old girl by two staff members in her school in Bangalore.The crime took place on July 02 in the school campus during class hours and the child is now receiving treatment in hospital. Members of student organisation Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) gathered outside the school and staged a protest, accusing the school authority of inaction. They said the government should step up their efforts and address the issue with utmost urgency. The girl was allegedly raped by a security guard and a gym teacher. Meanwhile, BJP leaders also protested outside the assembly against the ruling Congress government for its failure to take steps. Condemning the incident, women activist Annie Raja slammed the government for acting in a non-serious manner towards such crimes. Jul 18, 2014
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Allahabad HC issues notice to PM Modi on petition against his election from Varanasi

Allahabad, July 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been issued a notice by the Allahabad High Court on a petition filed by Congress leader Ajay Rai challenging Modi's election from Varanasi. In his petition, Rai, who contested as Congress' candidate from the constituency in the recent Lok Sabha polls, has reportedly alleged that Modi had left blank columns relating to his wife Yashoda Ben's PAN card details and her income, which violated Supreme Court's directions. Jul 18, 2014
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Woman amputee mountaineer to climb Mount Elbrus, meets Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): India's female amputee mountaineer, Arunima Sinha, and her colleagues on Friday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh before leaving for Russia to climb Mount Elbrus that is 8000 meters above the sea level. Sinha, a national level volleyball player, is country's first woman amputee to scale Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Everest. Singh blessed them to succeed in their efforts, adding she would be an inspiration for millions of specially-abled people. Sinha said that disability is all in the mind. Jul 18, 2014