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Indians take to streets as inflation hits hard on common man

Bangalore /Allahabad, July 02 (ANI): Indians took to streets on Wednesday protesting against the new Modi led BJP government following price rise and spiralling inflation that has hit hard on the pocket of the common man. Condemning BJP, youth wing of main opposition Congress party in IT hub Bangalore staged a protest demanding quick relief from rising prices. Meanwhile, regional Samajwadi Party workers in northern Allahabad city tried to stop normal movement of trains and demanded resignation of PM Modi if inflation was not curbed. Jul 2, 2014
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Dutch queen lauds Indian central bank's vision for financial inclusion

Mumbai, July 02 (ANI): Queen Maxima of the Netherlands met governor of India's central bank, Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, on Wednesday and lauded financial services in the country. Queen Maxima said Reserve Bank's efforts to universalise financial services in the country, especially in the last five to ten years, were worth mentioning. Meanwhile, Rajan hoped the meeting would help both the countries share experiences to get a new perspective on benefits of financial inclusion. Jul 2, 2014
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BJP leader's remark on banning women wearing bikini in Goa invites sharp criticism

Panaji, July 02 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Sudin Dhavalikar who said women wearing bikini and mini-skirts should be banned from beaches has invited critical reactions. Hitting out at Dhavalikar, Tourism minister of Goa Dilip Parulekar on Wednesday said women are responsible enough to know what to wear and when to wear. Meanwhile, spokesperson of Congress Durgadas Kamat, said the party ordered and sent a mini-skirt to Dhavalikar to show that the party condemned his statement. Echoing the same sentiments, president of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, Francisco De Braganca, said tourism industry will fall if such statements come to the fore. Jul 2, 2014
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Health Minister prepares to fight mosquito-borne diseases poising threat

New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that he is preparing to fight mosquito-borne diseases posing a continual threat to the nation's health. Health officials from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana including the official of concerned agencies attended the conference to work out a plan on devising preventive measures. At the experts meet, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, said the need of the hour was to chalk-out a workable plan to prevent the harmful consequences of chronic infections. Jul 2, 2014
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US Senator John McCain meets Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): US Senator John McCain, who arrived India on a two day visit, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday. McCain is also likely to meet defence and finance Minister Arun Jaitley and national security advisor Ajit Doval. He is also expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in an apparent bid to give a fresh momentum to bilateral ties Between India and US after the formation of the BJP-led government. Earlier on Tuesday, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin had said that US Secretary of State John Kerry was also likely to visit India and the dates of the visit were being finalized. Jul 2, 2014
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Singapore Foreign Minister eyes stronger relationship with India

New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): Singapore's Foreign Minister, K Shanmugam, met Indian trade minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, on Wednesday in New Delhi and said he looked forward to take the relationship between both the countries to a higher level. Foreign minister's five-day state visit, which started on June 30, also includes tour to Chennai and Hyderabad. Shanmugam is scheduled to hold diplomatic talks with India's Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as well. Meanwhile, Shanmugam added that the world looked at India as it was a land with tremendous opportunity. Jul 2, 2014
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Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi Police Commissioner assures full investigation

New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday assured full investigation of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor's wife, Sunanda Pushkar. The statement was made in wake of the Head of the forensic department of India's specialty hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Gupta revealing that he was compelled to submit a fabricated report in the Sunanda death case. Bassi said that police will take all necessary steps to go into the root of the mystery. When asked whether Tharoor will also be questioned, he said whatever is necessary will be done. Jul 2, 2014
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Ladakh Gears Up For 'Kalachakra' Sermon

New Delhi, July 2(ANI): : Ladakh, the land of high passes is gearing up for Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama's sermons on Lord Buddha's 'Kalachakra'.The Dalai Lama will confer 33 Kalachakra initiations from July 3 to July 14, while Buddhists from across the globe will come attend the special prayer sessions. Kalachakra is the most sacred teaching and practice of Buddhism for individual peace, mutual understanding, greater unity and happiness.: Budding entrepreneurs and small businessmen plan to come up with new shops to attract tourists, while special Kalachakra merchandise will hit markets in Leh for all those who attend. Over 150,000 devotees and tourists from around the world are expected to be present at the Kalachakra. Jul 2, 2014
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Places to visit in Coorg

Coorg, one of the most scenic hill stations in Karnataka can be that getaway that you will have a hard time returning from. Embraced with nature's beauty at its best, this pristine hill station can provide you with unbelievable peace of mind and bag full of memories. On Travel Bug, we will see some of the places you must on miss on your trip to Coorg. Facebook : Twitter : Youtube : A Ventuno Production : Jul 2, 2014