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India's first Corporate Football League to kick off in New Delhi

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): With the FIFA World Cup having captured the world's attention, Indian capital New Delhi is all set to host the nation's first ever Corporate Football League (CFL) 2014. The first match of the CFL would kick-off on Sunday at the Thyagraj Stadium in New Delhi. 25 Corporate teams would be competing with each other and the tournament would conclude on July 13, which is also the day for the FIFA World Cup final in Brazil. During the inauguration of the CFL on Saturday at the Thyagraj Stadium, Director of CFL Sanjay Singhania said that corporate sector and media together can contribute towards the promotion of football in India. Secretary of the Sports Authority of India Neeraj Kansal, who was also present at the inaugural ceremony, said that the corporate should come forward and help take the sport to a greater level in the nation. Jun 29, 2014
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Jayalalithaa visits Chennai building collapse site, says building plans not adhered by builders

Chennai, June 29 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday visited the Chennai under construction building which collapsed Saturday evening following rain. Jayalalithaa said that it appears that the building plans were not adhered to by the builders. Further, she also said that its too early to come to any conclusion but most probably it's a structural defect. She also assured that rescue operations are underway and injured are giving medical attention. Jun 29, 2014
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Prakash Javadekar on BJP MP's orientation camp

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): The two-day training programme for Bhartiya Janata Party's first time MPs concluded in Surajkund on Sunday. The impact and reach of social media emerged as the main point of discussion in the workshop. Talking to mediapersons, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that senior leader LK Advani told MPs not to be arrogant and work as public servants. Jun 29, 2014
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Bangladesh's Gonojagoron Mancha protest demanding speedy trial of 1971 war criminals

Dhaka, June 29 (ANI): After a month long countrywide campaign to raise voice for the trial of the War Criminals, Bangladesh people's resurgence platform, Gonojagoron Mancha held a protest rally and demanded speedy verdicts against the War Criminals. Bangladesh people's resurgence platform, Gonojagoron Manch, spokesman Imran H Sarker, accused the politicians of delaying the verdict for political gain. More than 200 people were killed in violent street protests in Bangladesh which broke out in February and continued throughout 2013. Jun 29, 2014
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Indian community welfare funds transferred to our mission in Iraq: MEA

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Briefing on the Iraq crisis, MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday said that Indian community welfare funds (ICWF) have been transferred to India's mission in Iraq. He said that certain parts of the funds will be used in assisting the Indian nationals stranded in the violence hit country. Akbaruddin also talked about Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's meeting with the ambassadors of the gulf countries. He further assured that all Indians in Iraq are safe and that all financial assistance will be provided wherever needed. Jun 29, 2014
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SAD leader Naresh Gujral meets Sushma over Iraq crisis issue

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): SAD leader Naresh Gujral on Sunday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over Iraq crisis issue. After meeting he said that he is assured of Indians being safe there and that government of the country is prepared to handle any issue. Jun 29, 2014
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Sunanda Tharoor case: Subramanian Swamy urges govt to expedite probe

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, has sent legal notice to the government to expedite investigation into the mysterious death of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife, alleging involvement of few politicians. In January 2014, wife of Tharoor, 52-year-old Sunanda Pushkar, was found dead in a New Delhi hotel after she sent out tweets suggesting he (Tharoor) was involved in an affair with a Pakistan-based journalist. Swamy might ask the court to monitor the investigation, if the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) - conglomerate of BJP and its allies - government failed. Swamy claimed that autopsy suggested sudden and unnatural death. Jun 29, 2014
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Rajnath Singh visits Jagannath Temple in Delhi

New Delhi/ Puri, June 29 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday visited the Jagannath Temple in Delhi and offered prayers. Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Anadiben Patel flagged off the annual Jagannath Yatra with prayers for a good monsoon as thousands of devotees thronged to seek the blessings of deities. Meanwhile, Officials in Puri conducted elaborate security arrangements to ensure the security of the devotees. The annual Rath Yatra is celebrated every year in Gujarat, setting off from the iconic temple which is nearly 400 years old, and traverses a 14 kilometre route in the city of Ahmedabad. Jun 29, 2014
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Assam flood water level decreases, although currents still dangerous: CWC

Lakhimpur, June 29 (ANI): Lives of over 2000 people living in villages of Lakhimpur district in Assam were affected by floods, which is gradually decreasing after rains lashed through the region for last four days. Despite a reduction in the water level in the Nimati Ghat area in Assam, officials said the water currents are still very strong and prone to electrical hazards. Five districts of Assam were hit by flash floods due to incessant rains on Friday. The team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has evacuated nearly 10,000 people, who are taking shelter in five relief camps set up by the government. Jun 29, 2014
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Chennai building collapse: 28 rescued so far, Vaiko visits site

Chennai, June 29 (ANI): According to latest updates in the Chennai under copnmstruction building collapse, authorities said that nine people have died, while 28 labourers are rescued after being trapped in the wreckage. Sridharan, additional principal secretary, state relief commissionor said that yet there was no clear detail about number of people trapped inside. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, had said in a statement that she was deeply saddened by the news of the collapse and has ordered the police to monitor operations at the scene. Meanwhile, MDMK Chief Vaiko visited the site and said that this is a terrible strategy and probe must be conducted on whether the guidleines were followed or not. Jun 29, 2014
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UGC permits 4 year B Tech course for students enrolled in 2013

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): In what can be called as a breather for the B Tech students enrolled in courses last year, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has permitted the Delhi University to continue with the course that the students enrolled for in 2013. Several B Tech and BMS students protested outside the residence of Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday. Earlier, DU had scrapped its four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), and reverted to the previous 3-year structure under pressure for the UGC. Earlier, the DU had decided to discontinue its B Tech and Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) courses and to not hold any fresh admissions to them. Jun 29, 2014
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Ek Villain collects Rs.16.72 crore on its opening Day

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Ek Villain gets a super start at the box office on Friday fetching a total of Rs.16.72 crore on Day 1. The Shraddha Kapoor-Sidharth Malhotra starrer has become the second highest opener of 2014, first being Jai Ho. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, 'Ek Villain' opening was highest in terms of screen average. #EkVillain Fri 16.72 cr nett (2539 screens). India biz. Second highest opener of 2014. In terms of screen average, its HIGHEST. AWESOME! Despite it's mixed reviews, Ek Villain has been widely picked up by cinegoers on the weekend. Most of the mediaplexes were house full. Ek Villain is a thrilling story of a gangster-turned-good (Siddharth Malhotra) with love and a psycho killer who lives in the guise of an middle-class 'good' man. When the two confront each other, you know what happens. In between, however, Ek Villain offers blood-chilling murders and nail-biting suspense, and that's what makes it worth a watch. Jun 29, 2014