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Heavy rainfall damages road connectivity, isolates Tripura from rest of India

Agartala, July 05 (ANI): Tripura has been cut-off from the rest of the country as a large portion of the road connecting the state to the National Highway has been damaged due to heavy rains. Vehicular movement remained perturbed on National Highway 44 with the formation of big ditches and more than two thousand loaded trucks and passengers vehicles were stranded on both sides of the highway. Truck and taxi drivers who were stranded without food and water complained that the concerned authorities responsible were not taking any step to solve the problem.They also alleged that a section of police and locals are making money by pulling the vehicles out of the mud with the help of bulldozers in exchange of a handsome amount. Meanwhile, Superintendent Engineer of Tripura Public Works Department (PWD), Alak Chakraborty, visited the spots and took note of the situation. Jul 5, 2014
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Indian workers stranded in Iraq return home

Hyderabad, July 5 (ANI): Several Indian workers returned to Hyderabad on Saturday after being held in captivity by ISIS militants in the war torn Iraq. Earlier, 46 Indian nurses also returned home after being stranded in Iraq. Jul 5, 2014
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Vasundhara Raje suggests changing MGNREGA, Congress slams

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's suggestion to the Centre to change Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) into a scheme came under heavy attack from the Congress party. Accusing the government of acting against the interests of poor people, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad on Saturday said that this is an attempt to scrap MGNREGA. Jul 5, 2014
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Railway & General Budget main issues of discussion: LS Speaker on all party meet

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): The Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday highlighted the key issues of discussion in the all party meet held ahead of budget session. Mahajan said that the Railway and General Budget remained the main issues of discussion. She also said that all the members agreed to cooperate with the government on everything and hoped to solve every issue with discussion. Jul 5, 2014
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BJP reacts as Moradabad SSP says tense situation in Moradabad due to BJPs Mahapanchayat

New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): BJP on Saturday reacted over Moradabad SSP Dharamvir’s statement that tense situation in Moradabad is due to BJP’s Mahapanchayat. BJP leader Shrikant Sharma said that SSP is behaving like an SP spokesperson. Further, BJP leader VK Singh said that any SSP should not make such statement as he is a part of administration and not of any political party. Jul 5, 2014
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Terrorist killed, army jawan injured in Kashmir encounter

Tral, July 5 (ANI): An unidentified militant was killed and an army jawan was injured on Saturday in an encounter in the Tral area of Kashmir's Pulwama district. Reportedly, security forces had launched a search operation in the forest area of Aripal village in Tral area after they were informed about the presence of militants there. Jul 5, 2014
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Police acting on govt directives, SP promoting riots: Sangeet Som

Ghaziabad, July 05 (ANI): BJP MLA Sangeet Som on Saturday highlighted the events of Moradabad violence, which took place the previous day, also followed by his detention. Som said that he failed to understand why he alone is always targeted and added that the Samajwadi Party is trying to divert people's attention from the main issues of law and order in the state by promoting crime. Som also said that the police should not act on the directives of the state government but for the welfare of citizens. Jul 5, 2014
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Ready to discuss every issue: Venkaiah Naidu on Parliament Session

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the government is ready to discuss every issue based on its importance in the parliament session. He added that the Congress party seeking the Leader of Opposition post will not be his domain but the speaker_s decision. Jul 5, 2014
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Sharp hike in food prices dampens festive spirit of Ramadan in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 05 (ANI): The sharp hike in the prices of essential commodities during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has dampened the festive spirit in Kashmir. During the holy month, consumption of these essential commodities increases automatically as compared to other months. Another resident, Farooq Ahmad blaming the government said that the price of vegetables and fruits varies on a daily basis. Soaring prices of basic goods such as milk and potatoes lifted retail food inflation in May to 9.4 percent and there have been fears of worse to come with the delayed spread of the monsoon to the grain bowl region of northwest India. Meanwhile, Director of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Bashir Ahmad Khan, said that the department is monitoring the market to check inflation. Jul 5, 2014
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Security beefed up in Moradabad after violence

Moradabad, July 5 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in Moradabad city on Saturday, following a violent clash between BJP workers and police. The detention of BJP leaders, workers and supporters while on their way to attend a huge religious gathering (Mahapanchayat) in Moradabad, led to clash with police and the SP workers. A District Magistrate and a police official were injured in the stone-pelting by protesters. Police resorted to rounds of firing to control the unruly mob. A senior official, Shiv Shanakr Singh, said 62 people were arrested for instigating violence and situation was tensed but under control. Jul 5, 2014
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Indian nurses freed from Iraq return to Kochi

Kochi, July 05 (ANI) 46 Indian nurses returned to Kochi on Saturday after being held in captivity by ISIS militants in the war torn Iraq. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy received the nurses along with their families at the airport. Apart from the nurses, a joint-secretary level IFS officer and a woman IAS officer from Kerala were also on the special flight of Air India. Jul 5, 2014
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Politicos welcome return of Indian nurses from violence hit Iraq

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Political leaders welcomed the return of Indian nurses from violence hit Iraq on Saturday. BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Subramanian Swamy said that the NDA government has done a great work in this front and will try to bring other Indian nationals back soon. MoS for External Affairs VK Singh said that the centre and the Ministry of External Affairs have done a great job. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it’s a late though welcome step by the NDA government. Jul 5, 2014