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New Jersey governor announces bid for US presidential race

Washington, July 1 (IANS) Chris Christie, governor of US state of New Jersey, on Tuesday announced his bid for the 2016 US presidential race, jumping into the group of 13 other Republican candidates already in the field. Christie made the announcement at Livingston High School, his alma mater, in Livingston, New Jersey. His campaign team disclosed his bid via email earlier on Tuesday, Xi...

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Tunisian beach attack gunman trained in Libya: Report

Tunis, July 1 (IANS/AKI) The Tunisian gunman who allegedly shot dead 38 tourists at the resort town of Sousse crossed into Libya earlier this year to receive training, a media report said on Tuesday. Six months before the attack, in January, 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui entered Libya, where he received training from a a group of young extremists, Tunisian daily Echorouk claimed. ...

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Tihar jail escape: Absconding inmate held in UP

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Three days after his escape from the high security Tihar jail, Delhi Police's special cell on Tuesday evening arrested one of the absconding inmates from Uttar Pradesh. Javed, 18, was arrested from Gonda district. Javed was arrested from the house of one of his relatives. He is being taken back to Delhi, said a police official. He along with 19-y...

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CAG pulls up Delhi on social schemes implementation

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) There were various irregularities on the part of Delhi government in implementing social social welfare schemes, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pointed out in its latest report. Poor performance of mid-day meal scheme and failure to obtain fund utilisation certificates from various institutions were the chief issues raised by the government auditor i...

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UP Police gets 1,056 new four-wheel vehicles

Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday flagged off 1,056 new four-wheeled vehicles to be used to improve policing under the 'Dial 100' scheme. With these vehicles procured at a cost of Rs.54 crore, there would be two new vehicles each at 1,000 police stations in the state. Speaking on the occasion, Akhilesh Yadav said that this was for t...

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Delhi assembly passes bill to amend VAT act

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The bill to amend the VAT law in Delhi, thus enabling the AAP government to regulate tax rates on petroleum products, liquor and aerated drinks, was passed by the assembly on Tuesday, amid a walkout by the opposition BJP. The Delhi Value Added Tax (Second Amendment) Bill was passed as the three BJP lawmakers walked out and Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta tor...

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Three TTP terrorists sentenced to death in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 30 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Tuesday awarded the death sentence to three Taliban militants for killing four policemen during an attack on oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in neighbouring Afghanistan. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacked the NATO containers in Attock district, some 95 km northwest of the capital city in 2010.<...

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I don't drive because I think a lot: Suniel Shetty

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty has always been associated with a macho image, but he on Tuesday revealed that there's a thinking side to him as well, forcing him to avoid driving. I don't drive cars and it's not because I don't know to drive. I prefer a driver driving my car, as I think a lot. And thinking and driving don't go hand in hand, he told media at a press conference...

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Madheshi parties tear up draft constitution in Nepal assembly

Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) Members of some Madheshi political parties on Tuesday tore up the first draft of the new constitution in the Nepal Constituent Assembly, saying they were dissatisfied with its contents. After their protest, the Constituent Assembly called a meeting on Thursday to discuss the content of the new constitution. Immediately after Draft Committee chairman Kris...

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Kejriwal says Modi 'bullying' AAP government

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday hit out at the gundagardi (bullying) of the Narendra Modi government, which he said was preventing his government from doing its work in the national capital. He attacked Modi on various fronts, ranging from the black money issue to the tussle between the Aam Aadmi Party government and the central government over t...

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Indian rappers only rap about themselves: Baba Sehgal

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) One of the pioneers of rap music in India in the 1990s, Baba Sehgal says numerous Indian rappers have emerged in recent times like Yo Yo Honey Singh but the current crop are self-obsessed and rap only about themselves. Rapping hasn't been explored in a big way in India. The rappers here only talk about themselves, or they talk about their cars or their horses, he t...

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Suniel Shetty to be face of Mumbai Traffic Police drive

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty was Tuesday named the brand ambassador of Mumbai Traffic Police's Street Smart-Street Safe initiative to emphasize the importance of following traffic rules and keeping Mumbai roads safe. The announcement was made a press conference here attended also attended by officials from transport department and corporates. Mumbai is our...

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Railways to see $120 b investments: Prabhu

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) As much as $120 billion will be invested in Indian Railways in the next five years for expansion and upgradation, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday. Indian Railway did not see any investments in the past 25 years, so there will be an investment of $120 billion to catch up with the backlog, said Prabhu, in an address to students and alumni of premier...

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PM expresses sadness over Indonesia plane crash

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed sadness over an Indonesian plane crash in which 113 people are feared to have been killed. News of the plane crash in Indonesia is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with those injured, the prime minister said. All 113 people on board a Hercules C-130 militar...

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Rahane will gain valuable experience by leading India: Vengsarkar

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Former India skipper and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar on Tuesday hailed batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who was named Indian team's captain for the Zimbabwe series, as a consistent performer who has come of age, and said he will gain valuable experience in his new role. It's good news. He will gain valuable experience leading India. I think he has come of age. It's a...

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Not averse to talking to Mukul Roy: CPI-M's Deb

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Days after fueling speculations of a probable tie-up with Congress, CPI-M leader Gautam Deb on Tuesday hinted he was not averse to talking to sidelined Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy. If Mukul Roy wants to talk to our party leaders or any individual, it is his prerogative. I cannot comment on it. But in politics, there is no such word called no, Deb told medi...

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Pandit to be Mumbai Ranji coach, Rege chairman of selectors

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Former India cricketer Chandrakant Pandit was on Tuesday selected as the coach of Mumbai Ranji team as well as head coach of the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) indoor cricket academy. The MCA's Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) headed by MCA vice president, former India skipper, and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar appointed Pandit as the coach of Mumbai Ra...

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Hero MotoCorp launches 'Xtreme Sports'

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) on Tuesday launched a new version of its premium motorcycle Xtreme Sports in keeping with its strategy of new product initiatives. Priced at Rs.72,725 (ex-showroom Delhi), Xtreme Sports is powered by a 149.2 cc air cooled 4-stroke single cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 15.6 bhp, the HMCL said in a statement. The ...

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Task force mulls curriculum for allied health professionals

Kochi, June 30 (IANS) The task force to set up a national regulatory body for allied health sciences met here to finalise a standardised curriculum for various paramedical courses. The meeting, co-organised by the union health ministry, Public Health Foundation of India, and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, has been working on plans to set up an apex national body for allied ...

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Karnataka sets July 31 deadline for paying sugarcane dues

Belagavi (Karnataka), June 30 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from debt-ridden farmers and opposition lawmakers, a defensive Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to ensure sugarcane growers were paid their dues by July 31. We have set July 31 as the new deadline for sugar mills to pay the dues they owe to cane farmers over the last two fiscals (2013-14 and 2014-15), state Cooperation Minist...

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