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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
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Hyderabad revenues will go to Telangana: Jairam Ramesh

Hyderabad, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said that after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh revenues from Hyderabad would go to new state of Telangana, and that Hyderabad would serve as common capital of Telangana and Seemandhra for ten years. To compensate the second half of Andhra Pradesh, Seemandhra, for revenues trickling down to Telangana, Ramesh said that the remaining rump would be given a special category status for the coming five years aimed at promoting industrial development. Feb 28, 2014
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BJP-LJP form alliance: Rajnath welcomes Paswan into NDA

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chief Ram Vilas Paswan formally announced alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the general elections due by May this year. BJP President Rajnath Singh welcomed Paswan into the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to contest next Lok Sabha elections. Rajnath Singh made the official announcement at a joint news conference in New Delhi. Ram Vilas Paswan said his party will support BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for country's top position. Feb 28, 2014
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NCP anticipates forming alliance with Congress in Goa, Gujarat, Odisha

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is looking forward to form alliance with ruling Congress party in three states, ahead of the upcoming general elections. Even though the Congress has not stated anything, NCP leader D P Tripathi said that the talks are in process to come to a conclusion regarding the alliance in Goa, Gujarat and Odisha. Earlier in the day NCP also declared the list of 24 candidates who will contest in the upcoming general elections. Feb 28, 2014
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Iran's foreign minister blames US for thwarting its nuclear programme based on 'illusions'

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on a two-day visit to India, accused US of intimidating and using pressure to thwart Tehran's peaceful nuclear programme which western countries have long suspected a 'facade' of covertly researching the means to develop nuclear weapons.Tehran denies that its nuclear programme has any latent military purposes and has signalled repeatedly it would resist dismantling its nuclear installations as part of any deal. Zarif, who was addressing a memorial lecture in New Delhi on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid, lashed out at the foreign policy of the United States of using 'force' and said it will never work against any state, citing examples of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Zarif added that it would be difficult for the US and western forces to win back the trust of the Iranian public. Feb 28, 2014