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India lauds BRICS bank set up to counter Western hold on global finances

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Experts and leaders, on Wednesday welcomed the setting up of $100 billion BRICS bank and a currency reserve pool aimed at reshaping the Western-dominated international financial system. Leaders of the five top emerging markets in BRICS nations consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, sealed the deal to foster financial and development cooperation and keep the monetary tap running in the face of a financial meltdown like the 2008 crisis. A senior researcher at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation think-tank, Samir Saran, said bank would help emerging and developing nations to mobilize resources for infrastructure and development projects. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, welcomed the setting up of the bank, adding that the previous Congress -led government had committed to the Chinese demand to have the bank being headquarted in Shanghai. Jul 16, 2014
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Bill Clinton serves mid-day meal to children on his trip to India

Jaipur, July 16 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton on Wednesday arrived in Rajasthan as part of his tour to the Asia/Pacific countries of Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia, to review the work of the Clinton Foundation. Clinton visited the kitchen in Jaipur, being run by the non-governmental organization Akshaya Patra where he also took a round inside the kitchen where meal for thousands of children was being cooked. He then visited a school where he served the mid-day meal to the children, interacted with some of the students and praised the efforts of the organisation running the kitchen.Clinton then announced that Caterpillar inc., an American machinery and engine corporation, had come on board to provide a grant to Akshaya Patra for the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton spoke about his contribution to food schemes for students across the world and explained the importance of such meals in fuelling school enrolments and bettering the education system. Jul 16, 2014
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Residents protest in Kashmir after army vehicle kills three civilians

Srinagar, July 16 (ANI): Violent protest erupted in outskirts of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday after an army vehicle collided with a cab killing three civilians. After the accident, agitated residents started pelting stones on army and tried to set the vehicle ablaze. The police had to baton-charge the protesters and fire tear smoke shells to disperse the angry mob. Jul 16, 2014
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Uttarakhand: Heavy rain halts Char Dham Yatra

Uttarakhand, July (ANI): The Char Dham yatra that takes devouts to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines was halted on Wednesday following heavy rain in Uttarakhand. The Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway (NH) and the road connecting Kedarnath-Gaurikund have also been blocked following heavy downpour and landslides. The overflowing waters of Alaknanda River may create problem for low lying areas near the river, which constitutes of around 30,000 people living in the area. People are being evacuated in disaster prone areas and moved to safer places of upper terrain. Jul 16, 2014
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O P Kohli sworn in as governor of Gujarat

Gandhinagar, July 16 (ANI): Senior BJP leader O P Kohli was on Wednesday sworn-in as 24th Governor of Gujarat. Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya of the Gujarat High Court administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kohli in Gandhinagar town hall. Jul 16, 2014
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Militants open fire in JandK, one Territorial Army jawan shot dead

Kulgam, July 16 (ANI): One Territorial Army jawan was shot dead as militants opened fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday. Sources said that suspected militants fired upon Gowhar Ahmad Matto, son of Bashir Ahmad Matto near Larm Ganjipora when he was on way to his home. Meanwhile, a large contingent of police, CRPF and army has reached and cordoned off the area to nab the militants. The search operation was going on when the reports last came in. Jul 16, 2014
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Syria's Assad is sworn in

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term in the presidential palace in Damascus, after an election that his opponents had slammed as a "farce". Duration: 00:42 Jul 16, 2014
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Kerala Leads among States in India's Urban Growth

India's urban population has increased by nine crore in the last one decade. Kerala marked fast urbanisation among states with 21.70 per cent growth and with 39 per cent urban growth Daman and Diu leads among union territories of the country. Jul 16, 2014
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BJP on reports of party forming next Government in Delhi

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): The BJP is reportedly making attempts to stake claim to form government in Delhi, which has been under President's Rule for the last six months. Sources said if the BJP does stake claim, senior leader Jagdish Mukhi will be its candidate for chief minister. While officially the party has denied any such move, sources said the Delhi unit is attempting to make a last ditch effort to form government. Jul 16, 2014
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Rajeev Shukla demands strict action against James Anderson by ICC

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Former IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday maintained that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should take strong steps against England fast bowler James Anderson for his alleged misbehavior against spinner Ravindra Jadeja, and set an example before others. Anderson has been charged for allegedly abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja immediately after they left the field for lunch on Thursday. It is alleged that this was a continuation of a verbal altercation between Anderson and Jadeja as they were walking from the field. The Congress leader also added that a complaint has been lodged against Anderson. Jul 16, 2014