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LJP alligned with BJP only after Modi got clean chit: Chirag Paswan

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): A day after the LJP confirmed its alliance with the BJP, Chairman of the LJP's parliamentary board, Chirag Paswan on Friday said that his party has put national interest ahead of the party and personal interests. Paswan added that his party aligned with the BJP only after its PM Candidate Narendra Modi was given a clean chit in the 2002 communal riots case. Feb 28, 2014
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Was aware of consequences I will be facing: Shivanand on his suspension

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Suspended JD (U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari on Friday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying that he isn’t realizing that he is chosen by people in a democratic society. Tiwari added that he cannot stay silent and was aware of the consequences he will be facing for raising his voice against Kumar. Feb 28, 2014
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Cabinet approves President's Rule in Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Friday decided to impose President's Rule in Andhra Pradesh, which is being split to create the new state of Telangana. The state has been without a chief minister after N. Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned from the post and the Congress Party to protest against the passage of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013, which paved the way for the creation of the new state of Telangana. Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan had recommended for a spell of central rule after Reddy's resignation. The assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh are due along with the Lok Sabha elections. Feb 28, 2014
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Modi, BJP should introspect before accusing Congress of dynastic politics: Shakeel Ahmad

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Commenting on the alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad on Friday said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi should introspect his own party before criticizing others of family politics as he was doing the same. He further said that Vilas Paswan joining the NDA did not make sense as Paswan had left BJP due to Modi's role in the Gujarat riots. The BJP and the LJP have sealed a seat-sharing pact for the coming Lok Sabha elections in Bihar. Feb 28, 2014
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Heavy rains a curse for farmers in MP, Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces relief

Bhopal, Feb 28 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said that wheat at Rs one per kg will be provided for eight months to farmers who have suffered over 50 per cent crop-loss due to rain and hailstorm in the state. The Chief Minister who visited hailstorm-affected areas also took stock of the damaged crops and held discussions with hailstorm-hit farmers. Consoling farmers, Chouhan said that the state government will provide them all possible help. Feb 28, 2014
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Gazans turn to solar power as fuel crisis bites

On the roof of Gaza City's children's hospital, a pristine row of solar panels gleams in the sunlight, an out-of-place symbol of modern, clean energy in the impoverished Strip. Duration: 02:21 Feb 28, 2014
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From Maracana to the sambadrome, Rio honors Zico

Zico may have failed to lift the trophy in three campaigns, but the former football legend's legacy will be at the heart of Rio Carnival celebrations marking World Cup year in Brazil. Duration: 02:15 Feb 28, 2014
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Romania hopes to curb massive deforestation

Deforestation is spreading at an alarming rate in South-Eastern Europe, a region hosting vast old-growth forests and home to thousands of bears, wolves and lynx. Duration: 02:35 Feb 28, 2014
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Politicos react as BJP demands AK Antony's resignation

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Hitting out at the Defence Minister AK Antony over the resignation of Admiral D K Joshi as Navy Chief and the submarine mishap, BJP had demanded that AK Antony should resign on moral grounds. Speaking on the same, SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that he is not in the favor of Antony's resignation as not all time a minister is responsible. Further, NCP leader DP Tripathi said that asking resignation of Antony is not right as he is an honest Defence Minister. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Defence Minister should be held answerable. Feb 28, 2014
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First Bitcoin ATMs come to America

The first Bitcoin ATMs are cropping up in North America, enabling consumers to swap cash for units of the crypto-currency, or cash in their Bitcoins.Duration:02:17 Feb 28, 2014
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Defamation case: Delhi court summons Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Former Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was on Friday summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha issued summons for 7 April. Gadkari, in his defamation plea, alleged that Kejriwal tarnished his image by calling him 'corrupt'. Feb 28, 2014
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LS Polls: Gadkari confident of victory in Nagpur

Nagpur, Feb 28 (ANI): The BJP announced its first list of 54 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections from key states like Maharashtra, West Bengal and Odisha. Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari will contest from Nagpur. Reacting over this, Gadkari said on Friday that he is happy that he got an opportunity to fight elections from Nagpur. He added that he is confident of his victory. Feb 28, 2014
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Politicos react as LJP-BJP re-unite

New Delhi/ Patna, Feb 28 (ANI): LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday formally announced his return to the NDA fold, announcing to contest the next Lok Sabha election with the BJP-led alliance. Speaking on the same, RJD leader Manoj Jha said that those who had faith in Ram Vilas feels cheated today and this is one of the biggest blunders in the career of LJP chief. Further, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar said that now that Ram Vilas has taken a U turn, it shows that he never had any principles. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that his party is assured that BJP-LJP alliance will receive majority. Feb 28, 2014
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BJP protests against denial of special status to Bihar

Patna, Feb 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday staged a protest against denial of special status to Bihar. BJP supporters staged, 'rail roko' in Patna and condemned discriminatory approach towards the demand of special status by residents of Bihar. Earlier, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi had urged people not to travel by trains during the stir. Another BJP leader, Nitin Patnaik, along with other protesters said that this protest is also to warn chief minister Nitish Kumar who is not taking the demand seriously. Feb 28, 2014