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HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014

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Renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies in Pune, he was 96

World renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundaraja (BKS) Iyengar passed away in Pune wee hours on Wednesday following the poor heart functioning coupled with renal insufficiency, doctors operating him said. He was 96.

PM condoles death of yoga guru BKS Iyengar

Modi INS Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday condoled the death of yoga guru BKS Iyenger and said he will be remembered as a fine guru and scholar.

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US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks

American Centre in New Delhi
The US, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks, which the Narendra Modi Government called off while objecting to Pakistan consulting Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting.

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
After a day-long lull, Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by firing at forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate.

PM Modi asks DRDO to speed up projects

Defense
Against the backdrop of delays in several of its major projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told DRDO to speed up and take initiatives to help ease out the lives of armed forces personnel.

IM planned to send poisoned letters: Delhi Police

Delhi Police
Suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives had planned to send letters soaked with poison to kill its targets, says a Delhi Police chargesheet filed in a case relating to an illegal arms factory operated by the terror group.

With nine surgeries, Delhi woman fights rare disease

Brain
Life could not have been more cruel to Payel Bhattacharya, a patient of Von Hippel-Lindau, a rare autosomal genetic condition. Bhattacharya has undergone nine surgeries and is still suffering as tumours continue to spread in her body.

2G scam: Court grants bail to Karunanidhi's wife

 M Karunanidhi
A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, who along with others including former Telecom Minister A Raja, was chargesheeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a 2G scam-related money laundering case.

Pak envoy defends talks with Kashmiri separatists

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit
Pakistan's ambassador to India defended his recent talks with Kashmiri separatists on Wednesday, saying that including them in the dialogue is the only way to find a lasting peace between the South Asian rivals.

Cong will pressurise govt to pass women's bill: Sonia

Congress president Sonia Gandhi
Making a strong pitch for women's reservation in Parliament and state Assemblies, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said her party will put 'full pressure' on the NDA government to pass the bill on the issue as soon as possible.

Centre refutes Gogoi's claim on CRPF inaction

A CRPF forces
The Centre deemed Assam chief minister (CM) Tarun Gogoi's allegation of the CRPF not intervening in the Assam-Nagaland border dispute as "baseless" on Wednesday, saying the central forces are at the state's disposal.

2G case: Delhi court gives bail to Raja, Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi's wife

A Raja
Former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others, chargesheeted by the ED in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, were on Wednesday granted bail by a special CBI court.
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