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Maoists kill tribal in Odisha

Bhubaneswar : Maoist guerrillas killed a tribal man in Odisha by slitting his throat after accusing him of being a police informer, an official said Tuesday.

The murder took place late Monday in Padia area of the Malkangiri district, over 700 km from here, Inspector General of Police Yashwant Jethwa told IANS.

Two armed rebels dragged Munna Madhi, 21, a tribal from his home at Irbanpali village and killed him by slitting his throat with a sharp weapon, Jethwa said.

Maoists are active in over half of the state's 30 districts and the district is their strongholds.

Kem cho, Obama asks Modi

Washington : "Kem Cho," said US President Barack Obama as he greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"The 'Kem cho' moment. Prez @BarackObama greets PM @narendramodi at doorstep of the White House," tweeted Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin Tuesday.

'Kem cho' in Gujarati means how are you.

Modi is on a five-day visit to the US. He arrived at New York and then flew down to Washington.

At dinner by with Obama, Modi was accompanied among others by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh.

School students walk for healthy heart

By Ziaulla Nomani, TwoCircles.net,

Mumbai: In an effort to raise awareness about the heart disease in Mumbai, students of Lady Engineering High School, Tardeo under the banner of Hamdulay Heart Foundation participated in a walk from Nariman point to Marine drive on Monday.

Modi arrives in Washington for summit meeting with Obama

Washington: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington Monday evening for his summit meeting with US President Barack Obama.

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns received Modi at the Andrews Air Force Base.

A large number of Indian American supporters were present along the road to cheer Modi on his way to Blair House. They welcomed him with chants of "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and "Modi, Modi".

Requested US not to repeat Iraq mistake in Afghanistan: Modi

New York:India has requested the US not to repeat its mistake of Iraq and instead withdraw gradually from Afghanistan till the country is able to stand on its own in order to prevent the Taliban from again becoming powerful, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday.

To a question after his address at the Council of Foreign Relations here, Modi said the US and India “should believe how to work for each other's benefit".

Meghalaya floods: Death toll rises to 55

Shillong : The death toll in the recent flash floods and landslides in Meghalaya has risen to 55 with the recovery of three more bodies, even as the flood waters are slowly receding in some areas, officials said Monday.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday started ground-zero inspection on the flood-hit areas to assess the damage caused by the floods in the plain belt areas of Garo Hills.

Banks will restructure coal assets post SC deallocations: Official

Mumbai : Banks will approach the Reserve Bank (RBI) for restructuring coal assets after the Supreme Court order cancelling coal block allocations that may impact such assets' quality, the finance ministry's topmost official said Monday.

The apex court last week cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated from 1993 to 2011, except four vested with the NTPC, SAIL and the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP).

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Hooda threatens protest over rice farmers' issue

Chandigarh : With assembly elections just over a fortnight away, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday warned the central government that he would lead protests if it did not take immediate measures to ensure better prices for rice to farmers.

Addressing a rally at Taraori grain market and Guhla Cheeka Monday, Hooda attacked the central government on the fall in prices of Basmati rice and cotton and the increase in the price of diesel, bonus issue of the farmers and the problems of farmers' suffering due to drought.

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Subroto Cup: NCC and Carmel girls enter quarters

New Delhi : National Cadet Corps (NCC) from the North Eastern Region defeated Mata Rukmani Kanya Ashram, Chhattisgarh, 3-0 while Carmel Girls High School, Jharkhand downed St Augustine High School, Maharashtra, 3-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the Under-17 girls category of the 55th Subroto Football Tournament at the BR Ambdekar Stadium here Monday.

For the NCC team the goal were scored by S. Teji Bala (two) and Baby Sana while in the other match, Mamta Kumari (two) and Sandhya scored for the Jharkhand side.

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Rs.46 crore released for families of Telanagana 'martyrs'

Hyderabad : The Telangana government has released Rs.46.2 crore towards financial assistance for families of those who laid down their lives for separate Telangana state.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Monday signed the orders for payment of Rs.10 lakh each to the families of the martyrs. According to an official statement, the money will be paid to the families in their respective districts with full honours.

Rao assured that financial help would also be extended to the families of remaining martyrs after receipt of the reports from district collectors.

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