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Afghan ghost towns a symbol of lost hope

Aliceghan was supposed to be a haven for war-torn Afghanistan's returning refugees and a symbol of resurgence after the dark years of the Taliban. Six years on, an exodus of residents has left it feeling like a ghost town. Feb 16, 2014
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Visually Impaired participate in car rally in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Feb 16 (ANI): The 18th edition of Ahmedabad Round Table car rally saw a total of 120 cars rolling out on the city streets with unique teams of driver and a visually challenged navigator embarking on an 80-kilometer journey in and around the city. The organizers said that a message is given through these programmes that societal support should be given to disabled people. During the rally, the participants used a route map in Braille and guided the drivers to navigate. Meanwhile, a participant Bhawesh Soni, said the rally gave a boost to their morale. Feb 16, 2014
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Khaleda Zia makes outrageous claim, says 300 killed and disappeared in a month

Dhaka/ New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Bangladesh general elections, marred by violence, left many people dead in clashes between opposition supporters and police, which started since the polls opened. Thousands of protesters firebombed polling stations and stole ballot papers as deadly violence flared across the nation during the election phase, which was boycotted by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies. Resting on the same, BNP Chief Khaleda Zia accused the newly-formed Awami League government for the killing and disappearance of 300 activists of the BNP during the elections in January. Zia also hailed the party’s decision to boycott the polls. Feb 16, 2014
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AAP declares first list of LS poll candidates Part - 1

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): AAP political affairs committee (PAC) held a meeting to discuss the strategy for the upcoming polls on Sunday and declared its first list of 20 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. Party leader Manish Sisodia announced the list with Kumar Vishwas contending against Rahul Gandhi, Ashutosh against Kapil Sibal among other contenders. With the announcement made, the 2014 general elections is no more a fight between the two major political parties, that is, BJP and Congress. Feb 16, 2014
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AAP declares first list of LS poll candidates Part - 2

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): AAP political affairs committee (PAC) held a meeting to discuss the strategy for the upcoming polls on Sunday and declared its first list of 20 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. Party leader Manish Sisodia announced the list with Kumar Vishwas contending against Rahul Gandhi, Ashutosh against Kapil Sibal among other contenders. With the announcement made, the 2014 general elections is no more a fight between the two major political parties, that is, BJP and Congress. Feb 16, 2014
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Bikers express solidarity, rally against racial discrimination

Bangalore, Feb 16 (ANI): Riders in Bangalore on Sunday held a bike rally to express solidarity for deceased northeast student Nido Tania, who was beaten up mercilessly in New Delhi, and protested against racial discrimination. Organizer of the rally, Ajit, said that three more clubs took part in the ride. Riders were holding placards stating slogans against racial discrimination. Bangalore-based Brotherhood of Bulleteers Motorcycling Consortium (BOBMC) organized the rally, which started from town hall and covered a distance of 14 kilometres. Feb 16, 2014
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P Chidambaram finalises interim budget

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday finalised the interim budget or Vote On Account for fiscal year 2014-15 in New Delhi, which will be presented in parliament tomorrow.Chidambaram will be walking a tightrope when he presents an interim budget on Monday, doling out more funds to woo voters and tax cuts to support industry while projecting a lower fiscal deficit before elections.India is facing its worst economic slowdown in nearly a decade, with shrinking manufacturing, slower jobs growth and high inflation limiting the government's ability to offer sops to voters or companies to boost growth. Feb 16, 2014
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Maoist activities have increased in Bihar: Sushil Modi

Patna, Feb 16 (ANI): BJP leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister, Sushil Kumar Modi said that Maoist activities have increased in the state. Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna said that Maoists demanded levy from contractors, which has created a fear in their minds. Hundreds of people lose their life in the violence, perpetrated by the rebels as well as security forces in counter insurgency operations. Feb 16, 2014
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Maoists release abducted official in Ranchi

Ranchi, Feb 16 (ANI): Maoists on Sunday released abducted official in Ranchi amid strong pressure from the administration. An engineer who was working for Siddhartha Construction Company was abducted from Bundu area near Ranchi by Maoists on February 13. Engineer Pankaj Kumar was supervising construction of a bridge, which comes under the ambit of Ranchi police administration. The superintendent of police of rural Ranchi, Surendra Jha, said that the main priority of police was to bring back the abducted engineer safely. Feb 16, 2014
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BJP not fool enough to make govt with Congress, ready for elections: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): BJP leader Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that the party is not fool enough like AAP to form government with Congress, which is an epitome of corruption for BJP. He said that the party is ready for elections any time be it the next week. Further, Vardhan said that there are many development works which stopped during Kejriwal government came in Delhi that should be re-started for the development of the national capital. Feb 16, 2014
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Kejriwal's regime was based on lies: Mukhtar Abbas

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Intensifying its attack on the 49-day Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party Government in Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said the AAP never really intended to eradicate corruption as it was full of corrupt members. Feb 16, 2014
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Political parties lashed out at Kejriwal, accuses him of eyeing on LS polls

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Political parties on Sunday lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal following his resignation as Delhi chief minister and accused him of eyeing on the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. BJP leader VK Malhotra said that Kejriwal has said 48 lies in 48 days of his government. He said that from the very beginning, he was eyeing on the general elections which is evident by his statement that the Delhi government is short-lived. Meanwhile, Congress leader Haroon Yusuf said that Kejriwal use corruption to play politics and his fight is not against corruption. He also said that AAP had already decided its candidates for general elections, which shows his real agenda. Feb 16, 2014
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Nobody wants certificate from Shakeel Ahmed: BJP on Ahmeds tweet

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): After Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal resigned from the post of the Delhi chief minister over the stalling of the Jan Lokpal Bill, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed on Sunday defended Kejriwal's decision. Ahmed tweeted that the AAP chief proved himself more ethical by resigning to fulfill his national ambitions and targeted BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying that he is still glued to his CM chair unlike Kejriwal. Speaking on the same, BJP Leader Vijay Goel on Sunday said that nobody wants a certificate from Shakeel Ahmed. He also added that people want to see Narendra Modi as PM. Feb 16, 2014
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Kejriwal didnt know how to handle victory: Salman Khurshid

Onboard, Feb 16 (ANI): Speaking on Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday slammed AAP and said that the party got impressive victory but didn’t know how to handle that. He also added that dialogue and discussion in a democracy are just as important as counting votes and that Kejriwal should have remembered that. He further said that the problem with Kejriwal was not the content of what he wanted to do but the manner he wanted to do it. Feb 16, 2014
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Rakesh Maria takes charge as Police Commissioner of Mumbai - Part - 1

Mumbai, Feb 16 (ANI): Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorist Squad chief and senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria on Sunday took charge as Police Commissioner of Mumbai. An officer of the 1981 IPS batch, Maria’s appointment to the sensitive post comes 15 days after the voluntary retirement of former city police chief Satyapal Singh. Feb 16, 2014