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Govt keen to set judicial commission: Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Parliament

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Tuesday told parliament that the government was keen to set up a panel to appoint judges in wake of allegations of judicial corruption by a former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Markandey Katju. Katju alleged that the previous Manmohan Singh government extended the tenure of a corrupt additional judge of the Madras High Court due to stay in power as its key ally from the Tamil Nadu had threatened to withdraw support. Prasad said the national judicial commission was the need of hour. Jul 22, 2014
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Woman journalist found dead in Ghaziabad apartment

Ghaziabad, July 22 (ANI): A woman journalist was found dead in her apartment in Ghaziabad’s Mahagun Mosaic Society. Nikita Das Mandal was a producer with the Rajya Sabha TV. She lived with her husband at her apartment where her body was found in mysterious conditions at the Building’s basement. SSP Dharmendra Singh Yadav said that the investigation is on and further details will be known after the postmortem report. Jul 22, 2014
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Narayan Rane meets Chavan, CM ready to discuss issue with central leadership

Mumbai, July 22 (ANI): Miffed Congress leader Narayan Rane on Tuesday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and said that the CM will discuss the issue in hand with party President Sonia Gandhi. Rane said that the solution won't appear unless the party accepts the resignation. Earlier, Rane resigned from all post of the state cabinet alleging betrayal. Meanwhile, Chavan said that Rane talked about his grievances and that the central leadership will decide on further course of action. Jul 22, 2014
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Bangalore Rape Case: New Commissioner meets parents while BJP stage protest

Bangalore, July 22 (ANI): Bangalore’s new Commissioner MN Reddi, who took charge replacing Raghavendra Auradkar met the delegation of parents and authorities of Vibgyor High School over the case of a six-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped on July 02. The school has been shut since July 17. Reddi said that the parents are given assurance and are asked to send back their children to the school. Meanwhile, BJP workers staged a massive protest over the rape of the minor girl. Former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka BJP Chief Prahlad Joshi and other BJP leaders also joined the protest against the horrendous incident. Jul 22, 2014
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BSF foils infiltration bid along International Border in Kathua, intruder killed

Kathua, July 22 (ANI): BSF foiled an infiltration bid and killed an intruder along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Jawans of the 68 Battalion of BSF challenged and opened fire on the infiltrators, killing one of them on the spot. BSF troops launched a search operation and recovered body of an unarmed intruder. This is the second infiltration attempt along the IB in less than a week. On Thursday night, the BSF had thwarted an intrusion bid in Suchetgarh sector of Jammu district. Jul 22, 2014
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Incessant rains cause flood, submerge Moradabad

Moradabad, July 22 (ANI): Incessant rains have caused floods in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, drowning nearby villages. Last week also, after the district experienced rainfall for hours, around 25 villages were submerged in the flood waters. While cooking food on a rooftop, a resident, Sushma, said on Tuesday this is the only place in her house where the water has not reached yet. An officer of Central Water Commission, Manoj Kumar, said flood danger further persists as the water level of Ramgana river, which flows through the city, is five centimeters below danger level but is likely to go up. Jul 22, 2014
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No room for Narayan Rane in Shiv Sena: Sanjay

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said that there is no room for former Maharashtra industries minister Narayan Rane in his party. Yesterday, Rane resigned from the state cabinet.He submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Rane, a chief ministerial aspirant, has been reportedly upset with the party for not giving him the top post. Rane had joined the Congress after he quit the Shiv Sena in 2005. Jul 22, 2014
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BJP seeks probe against former PM after allegations of judicial corruption

New Delhi/ Chennai, July 22 (ANI): India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday (July 22) sought a probe against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after allegations of judicial corruption by a former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Markandey Katju. Katju alleged that the previous Manmohan Singh government extended the tenure of a corrupt additional judge of the Madras High Court to stay in power after its key ally DMK from Tamil Nadu threatened to pull out. BJP spokesperson, Siddharth Nath Singh refuted charged that the purported judge was appointed first during the BJP rule from 1998 to 2004. Jul 22, 2014