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TN Govt doesn't have power to release Rajiv Gandhi's killers: Subarmanian Swamy

Vadodara, Feb 20 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said that Tamil Nadu Government doesn't even have the power to order to release the convicts of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. He further said that he hopes that the PM sends a message to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to take back this decision. He also added that such anti-social forces mustn’t be encouraged. Feb 20, 2014
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AAP files petition in SC challenging government's decision to impose President's rule in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and advocate Prashant Bhushan on Thursday said that the party has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to direct the Central government and lieutenant governor to dissolve the Delhi Assembly, and order for fresh elections in the capital. He further added that this decision by the central government had been taken to influence the ongoing criminal investigations. Feb 20, 2014
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Deadly violence shatters Ukraine truce

Ukraine's brittle truce shattered in fierce clashes between baton-wielding protesters and riot police that claimed at least 27 lives just as EU envoys were holding crisis talks with the embattled president. Duration: 01:08 Feb 20, 2014
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Badalta Manzar (Feb 20, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The historical Poonch Fort is situated in the center of the city. After partition, it became part of the Poonch administration secretariat, but during the 2005 earthquake it was damaged. It has been declared a heritage building and is on the tourism map. The people of Poonch are happy with renovation of the historical fort, as it will help attract more tourists.Bandipora is a newly formed district, but it lacks proper sanitation facilities. According to residents of the area, the drainage system of the town is so poor that roads are flooded during rains. There is also no proper mechanism to clear and dispose of garbage from the main markets.Most people of Moda Khetan village are below the poverty line. They face many problems due to the non-availability of electricity. The village also lacks basic facilities like roads and safe drinking water. Feb 20, 2014
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Shinde tables Telangana Bill in RS amidst protests, marshals called in

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday moved the Telangana Bill in the Rajya Sabha for consideration amid protests. Meanwhile, the BJP did a huge about turn and opposed the tabling of the Telangana bill in the Rajya Sabha. Leader of the opposition Arun Jaitley stood up and said that he was opposed to the tabling of the bill on constitutional grounds. However, the Home Minister had by then, already officially tabled the bill, with a de facto bodyguard of other MPs. Feb 20, 2014
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Harsh Vardhan becomes Delhi BJP President

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): BJP named Harsh Vardhan as the president of its Delhi unit. After his appointment, Vardhan thanked the BJP leaders and people of Delhi for their works and support and trust in the party. He also appealed the people to fight against corrupt and anarchist rule by Congress and AAP. Hs said that BJP will work against these two forces and will bring positive governance. Feb 20, 2014
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AAP enquires about source of money in BJPs 400 crore poll drive

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Speaking on BJP’s poll expenses reaching to a whooping 400 crores for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, AAP Leader Ashutosh on Thursday asked the party to explain the source of the money. He further said that if BJP is spending 400 crores only for advertisement, then how much will be spent on total elections. Feb 20, 2014
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BJP not spending 400 crores on poll campaign: Naqvi

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Speaking on BJP’s poll expenses reaching to a whooping 400 crores for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that BJP is not spending 400 crores on its advertisement campaign. Further speaking on AAP leader Ashutosh’s reaction on the same, Naqvi said that AAP has a misconception that everybody will have to take a clearance certificate from them before doing anything. Feb 20, 2014
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TN govts decision to free Rajiv Gandhis assassins illegal, procedures not followed: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Reacting over Tamil Nadu government’s decision to free Rajiv Gandhi assassins, Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that the decision is illegal and there are certain procedures in the case to be followed, which is totally neglected. Bedi said that the decision is a violation of the Supreme Court judgements and it has to go through Sentence Revising Board if the state government is considering the release of a convict. Feb 20, 2014
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NC & PDP draws contradictory opinion on Rajiv Gandhi assassins

Jammu, Feb 20 (ANI): Reacting on Rahul Gandhi’s reaction over developments in Rajiv Gandhi case, Jammu & Kashmir’s NC & PDP reacted in a contradictory manner. National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal said that this is condemnable that such decisions by Supreme Court sends wrong message. On the other hand, People's Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti said that if Gandhi is grieved about this case, he should have reacted the same way in Afzal Guru’s case too. Feb 20, 2014
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Political parties condemn BJP over its poll expenses

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Reacting on BJP’s poll campaigning expenses amounting to Rs. 400 crore, political parties condemned the same and said that the public will decide on the party’s fortune. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that it is still doubtful that the expenses were just Rs. 400 crore, in the backdrop of choppers used and huge stages made for Narendra Modi. CPI leader D Raja said that the party needs to answer on the same. Following the suit, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that BJP has spent money in campaigning like flowing water and they have to answer at some point on the source of that money. Feb 20, 2014
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Khap leader says marriages within clan cause dishonour killings, Annie Raja condemns

Mauzzafarnagar/ New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Khap leader from Uttar Pradesh, Naresh Tikait, said the Supreme Court should not encourage marriages within the same clan and warned the high command not to interfere in these matters. Earlier, the Supreme Court has told the Centre and state governments to act promptly in cases of dishonour killings and to provide protection to couples who face such threats from khap panchayats or village councils often accused of dispensing medieval-style justice leading to murders and social ostracisation of couples. Speaking on the same, social activist Annie Raja said that khap panchayat is an anti women force which should not be there. Feb 20, 2014
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SC puts on hold release of Rajiv Gandhi's killers

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The Tamil Nadu government has been asked to maintain status quo till further orders. The Central Government on Thursday moved to the Supreme Court asking a stay on the Tamil Nadu Government's decision to release all the convicted assassinators of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The government has contended that the Tamil Nadu government cannot release the convicts since their case was investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is a central agency, and hence the state has to consult the centre. Centre has also asked the SC to review its order commuting death sentences of three men to life in prison. Feb 20, 2014
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Politicos hail SCs decision to put on hold Rajiv Gandhi killers release

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to put on hold Rajiv Gandhi killer’s release. The Apex court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The Tamil Nadu government has been asked to maintain status quo till further orders. The Central Government on Thursday moved to the Supreme Court asking a stay on the Tamil Nadu Government's decision to release all the convicted assassinators of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The government has contended that the Tamil Nadu government cannot release the convicts since their case was investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is a central agency, and hence the state has to consult the centre. Centre has also asked the SC to review its order commuting death sentences of three men to life in prison. Feb 20, 2014

Harsh Vardhan becomes Delhi BJP President

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): BJP named Harsh Vardhan as the president of its Delhi unit. After his appointment, Vardhan thanked the BJP leaders and people of Delhi for their works and support and trust in the party. He also appealed the people to fight against corrupt and anarchist rule by Congress and AAP. Hs said that BJP will work against these two forces and will bring positive governance. Feb 20, 2014