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FIFA world cup fever picks up as Jerseys sale shoot up in Kolkata

Kolkata, June 09 (ANI): Soccer jersey sales shot up in Kolkata city of West Bengal as fans went all out to support their favourite teams with the FIFA world cup fast approaching. The enthusiastic supporters of different soccer teams are lining up at the shops to buy their favorite country’s jersey as FIFA world cup is to kick off on June 12. Bhidan Market, which is situated in the heart of the city, area famous for all sports goods, has suddenly turned into a frequent haunt for all football enthusiasts in the city. A football fan and customer at the shop, Soumoditto Chandra, said his favorite team was Brazil and he always supports them. Shopkeeper, Siddik Ahmed said the sales have shot up and business is profitable during this time Jun 9, 2014
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Zoo animals in Chennai enjoy water sprinklers, special food to cope with extreme heat

Chennai, June 09 (ANI): Zoo authorities in Chennai made special arrangements for animals to protect them from scorching heat. In an effort to provide cool shelters for birds, about 20 to 25 cages of pheasants, parakeets and lovebirds are covered with jute sacks and water is sprayed on it thrice in a day. The initiatives taken by the local authorities and the state government to protect the animals and birds in the zoo from heat strokes have been welcomed by all. Elephant calves are provided a large enclosure for moving around and mud wallowing. They also enjoy shower between 3 and 4 PM daily. Visitors are permitted to see the exclusive shower. The white tigers have been provided with wooden shelters, which have a lot of shade, providing additional cooling effect to them. Jun 9, 2014
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Army boss Sisi sworn in as Egypt president

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president on Sunday following a landslide election almost a year after he deposed Egypt's first freely elected leader and crushed his Islamist supporters. Duration: 00:39 Jun 8, 2014
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Ghulam Nabi Azad appointed leader of Congress in RS

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Sunday confirmed that party President Sonia Gandhi had appointed Ghulam Nabi Azad as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha. Dwivedi said that Anand Sharma is appointed as deputy leader of the party. Congress has 67 members in the 245-member House, thereby meeting the requirement of having ten per cent of the total strength of the House to get the post of leader of the opposition. Jun 8, 2014
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Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM

Guntur, June 08 (ANI): TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at a grand function Guntur district of the state. Senior leaders like LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley, Prakash Javadekar, Chief Ministers of Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat and film stars attended the swearing-in ceremony. Governor ESL Narasimhan administered oath to Naidu as the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation. Some Cabinet Ministers also sworn-in at the event. Jun 8, 2014
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Need to focus on tri-colors of Indian flag for development and economic growth: Modi

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): After launching "Getting India Back on Track: An Action Agenda for Reform" edited by Bibek Debroy, Ashley J Tellis and Reece Trevor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the need is to focus on tri-colors of Indian flag for development and economic growth. Modi said that green revolution that is for environment, white revolution for milk production, saffron revolution for more energy production and blue revolution for fisheries sector is what India requires at the time. The Prime Minister also said that we need to stress upon three factors, Skill, Scale and Speed to compete with China. Jun 8, 2014
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People's safety more important than providing water from Mullaperiyar dam: Oommen Chandy

Chennai, June 08 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, while discussing the Mullaperiyar Dam issue on Sunday said that he is not averse to giving water to Tamil Nadu but that his only concern is safety of people of Kerala. The Mullaperiyar Dam site is in Kerala, but the reservoir mainly serves Tamil Nadu. Kerala wanted the structure to be demolished, while Tamil Nadu had fiercely opposed the move. Kerala advocated for the construction of a new dam to banish prevailing fears of an impending disaster in the event of the dam's collapse. Jun 8, 2014
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No reason to kill Vijay Pandit, want real culprits to get caught soon: Narendra Bhati

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Following BJP leader Late Vijay Pandit's wife Geeta's allegations that SP leader Narendra Bhati is one amongst those who killed the leader, Bhati refuted all allegations against him. Bhati said that he had no connections with the BJP leader and he had never spoken or met him even. He also said that there was no reason to kill Pandit as he never had any bone of contention with Vijay Pandit. Further, the SP leader demanded the real culprits to be caught soon by the authorities. Bhati also said that BJP is politicizing the issue unnecessarily against him and the Samajwadi Party. Jun 8, 2014
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Teams created to arrest culprits in BJP leader murder case, maintaining peace: ADG

Dadri, June 08 (ANI): Talking about the BJP leader murder case wherein Vijay Pandit was shot dead by an unidentified man in Greater Noida, ADG Law and Order in Dadri, Devendra Chauhan said that the incident is very saddening. He said that special teams are created to arrest the culprits and the second priority is maintaining peace in the area so that the normal life continues. Jun 8, 2014