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Car workshop in Ahmednagar sends out message of communal harmony

Ahmednagar, May 19 (ANI): Situated in India's Western state of Maharashtra, Ahmednagar is the largest district of the state with many small and big industrial units. One such example is of a car workshop unit, wherein workers belonging to different communities work together presenting a perfect example of communal harmony. The workers in this unit live like one big family and take part in each other's festivals. The mutual understanding and brotherhood between these workers is the reason for the success of this small unit in Ahmednagar. This car workshop is an affirmation of the fact that communal harmony has been a way of life in India since ages and it will continue to strengthen the social fabric of the country in the future as well. May 19, 2014
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Khwaja Ajmeri's Urs in Aurangabad draws people from different religions together

Aurangabad, May 19 (ANI): Aurangabad is situated in the southwestern state of Maharashtra. This small city has been home to many saints of different communities. It is known for religious tolerance and harmony between different communities that live here. The Urs or death anniversary of Khwaja Ajmeri exemplifies this spirit of communal harmony. It reflects good relations that exist between Hindu and Muslim devotees who come in Aurangabad to celebrate the occasion in large numbers. The Urs presents a picture of religious amity as Muslims along and Hindus of the area make arrangements for the occasion. The Urs of Khwaja Ajmeri in Aurangabad acts as a confluence for different faiths, and showcases brotherhood and harmony between different communities. May 19, 2014
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Nitish's true face has been exposed by this political drama: Giriraj Singh

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Nitish Kumar's resignation has drawn flak from the leaders of BJP, with many calling the former Bihar CM a "drama king", accusing him of devising new tricks to stay in power. BJP leader Giriraj Singh attacked Nitish, attributing the high-voltage political drama in Bihar to his hunger for power. May 19, 2014
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CWC rejects Sonia and Rahul's resignation, says party will work under their leadership

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): As the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet ended on Monday, nothing much changed in the party. While the leaders chose to remain mum on issues and on what happened in the meet, they confirmed that party President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi offered to resign, which was rejected by the party. Beni Prasad Verma said that the responsibility of the defeat is of all party leaders and that Congress chief will decide on further course of action and on reshuffling the leadership. May 19, 2014
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Nitish Kumar names Jitan Ram Manjhi as next Bihar CM

Patna, May 19 (ANI): JD (U) senior leader and Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday named his close aide and SC and ST minister during his government, Jitan Ram Manjhi as the next chief minister of the state. Kumar said that his name is given to the Governor and further course of action will be taken by him. Talking about Manjhi, the former CM also said that he is an experienced leader and has worked tremendously for the party. May 19, 2014
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Nitish Kumar will elect new leader tomorrow: JD (U)

Patna, May 19 (ANI): Following the JD (U)Legislative Party meet, Nitish Kumar remained adamant on his resignation and put to rest all possibilities of him getting back as chief minister of Bihar. However, the party authorized him to elect the new leaders as the next CM tomorrow, said state party President VN Singh. Singh said that there is no trouble or concern to the JD (U) government and that Nitish Kumar resigned taking moral responsibility. May 19, 2014
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Pakistan invites Modi, says peace their foremost agenda

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday said that India's next PM Narendra Modi is invited to Pakistan as a step towards peace for development in both countries. On being asked about the abolition of terrorism, Basit said that terrorism is a major problem in Pakistan also due to which many civilians have lost their lives in recent past. He further said that all problems between India and Pakistan can be solvedwhen both countries engage with and understand each other. Basit added that that cricket is a mutual step that can be taken by both nations to develop friendliness. May 19, 2014
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South Korean President apologizes for ferry disaster and disbands coastguard

Seoul, May 19 (ANI): South Korean President Park Geun-hye formally apologized on Monday for the ferry disaster last month that killed about 300 passengers, mostly school children, and said she would break up the coast guard because it had failed in its rescue mission. Park said that the coast guard's rescue duties will be transferred to a national emergency safety agency to be set up and the national police will take over its investigative function. The Sewol, with 476 passengers and crew members on board, capsized and sank in April, killing at least 286 people. Eighteen people remain missing after South Korea's worst civilian maritime disaster in 20 years. Of the passengers, 339 were children and their teachers on a field trip from a high school on the outskirts of Seoul. Only 172 people were rescued, with the rest presumed to have drowned. Park said that the coast guard had not only failed in its search and rescue duty but that, in its current form, it would be unable to prevent another large-scale disaster. May 19, 2014
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Decision not taken in wave of emotions, extraordinary situations call for such actions: Nitish Kumar

Patna, May 19 (ANI): After the JD (U) legislative meet, Nitish Kumar remained adamant on his decision to resign and explained the party leaders on his reasons for the same. He said that the decision to resign was not taken in a wave of emotions and he decided the same taking moral responsibility for the party's performance in the 2014 general elections. He also said that there are some extraordinary situations which call for such actions. May 19, 2014
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Speculations continue over Bihar's next CM's selection

Patna / New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Nitish Kumar's resignation from the post of Bihar's chief minister has triggered speculation over who among the JD (U) legislators would be the next chief minister of the state. Kumar has not recommended dissolution of the assembly, this leaving a window for formation of a new government, if any other party cobbles up majority in the 243-member house. The JD-U legislators will meet on Sunday evening to elect their new leader. A senior JD-U leader Narendra Singh, who is believed to have been leading a quiet rebellion within the party against Kumar for breaking 17-year old alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), refuted speculation that he could be the new chief minister. May 19, 2014
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Jagan Mohan Reddy seeks assurance from Modi for development in AP

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): YSR Congress Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday came to meet Narendra Modi seeking an assurance for the protection of Andhra Pradesh and said that he is ready to give issue based support to Modi. He said that though Narendra Modi does not need any support and, the party is willing to give him support. He also said that Congress never mentioned on how will it support the state of Andhra Pradesh and that is why he was looking for a sympathetic look from Modi. May 19, 2014