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Tarun Tejpal charged with rape in Goa Police chargesheet

Panaji, Feb 17 (ANI): Goa police on Monday filed chargesheet against former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal under new criminal law amendment act (2013). Tejpal is accused of sexually molesting a junior women colleague inside an elevator in Goa's Grand Hyatt Bambolin Hotel during annual think fest 2013. If proven guilty, Tejpal can be sentenced for more than seven years of imprisonment. The team investigating the case had travelled to New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to take the statements of the victim's family and friends. A few witnesses who attended the Thinkfest, where the incident reportedly took place, also gave their statements. Feb 17, 2014
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FICCI gives thumps up to Chidambaram's interim budget

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The members of the Federation of Indian Chambers Of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) applauded the union interim budget and welcomed the changes introduced in it on Monday in New Delhi. Indian businessmen were cheered by P Chidambaram's estimate that the fiscal deficit would shrink further to 4.1 percent in 2014/15. However, FICCI President Sidharth Birla said they were happy that Chidambaram had not used populist measures ahead of the elections, which they feared he would. Birla looked evidently pleased that Chidambaram had covered almost all topics to be raised by industrialists, especially manufacturing sector, in the interim budget. Feb 17, 2014
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Politicians applaud finance minister's hike of defence budget by 10 percent

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Politicians on Monday applauded finance minister P Chidambaram's accepting of long pending "one rank, one pension" principle for armed forces as part of a 10 per cent hike in defence budget to $36 billion, a decision by which Congress could win support of soldiers ahead of upcoming polls. Feb 17, 2014
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Kejriwal unveils AAPs economic policies

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Addressing industrialists at CII, AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday gave out the party’s economic policies. He said that if the government is corrupt, no privatization will benefit in anyway. Further, he said that the AAP is a new party and will definitely make mistakes and are here to learn and requested people for their support. Feb 17, 2014
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Furniture Industry flourishing due to interfaith harmony

Meerut, Feb 17 (ANI): Meerut, located in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important commercial centers of the country and houses many big and small business establishments. One such successful example is this furniture warehouse. Harmony between Hindus and Muslims here is considered to be the main reason for the industry's success. Feb 17, 2014
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Gaya: People demand for stringent policies against Maoists

Gaya, Feb 17 (ANI): Residents of insurgency- hit Gaya district in Bihar demanded stringent policies and security measures to keep a check on the expanding network of maoist rebels and their activities in the province. The rebels are rapidly expanding their insurgency and could move from remote rural areas to cities. Equipped with automatic weapons, shoulder rocket launchers, mines and explosives, the Maoists want to cripple economic activity. The rebels are estimated to number 7000 hardcore fighters in nearly a third of India's 630 districts. Feb 17, 2014
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Hindus, Muslims pay obeisance at Karnataka mausoleum

Karnataka, Feb 17 (ANI): Religious tolerance and acceptance of differences can be found in every nook and corner of the country. From big cities to small villages, people can be found living in perfect harmony. One such example comes from Karwar village of India’s southern state of Karnataka. Here, the shrine for Mohd. Tayyambar attracts people of different communities. The mausoleum is built with a belief that Tayyambar’s moustache hair is present in the Dargah, which is also put for the public display. People belonging to all castes and regions come here to pay their homage. Once their wishes are granted devotees here offer sweet paan or beetle leaf, which is considered as a symbol of paying gratitude. Feb 17, 2014
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Interim budget 'an unconvincing election speech': Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Commenting on interim budget presented by Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that it was 'an unconvincing election speech' by the finance minister. He said that this was nothing more than a farewell speech for the Congress party. Feb 17, 2014
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Pakistan governments talks with the Taliban a mere drama

Gilgit/ Lahore, Feb 17: The world is closely watching the ongoing peace talks between Taliban insurgents and the Pakistan government. Both sides are trying to find a negotiated settlement and stop fighting. But, the people who have been suffering at of the hands of the militants don’t see any change happening. In Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, where the Tehreek e Taliban has been launching attacks, the locals call it a Pakistani ruse. The Tehreek e Taliban, an umbrella organization grouping of numerous militant factions, has killed tens of thousands of civilians since it was first established in 2007. Feb 17, 2014
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Gaya: People demand for stringent policies against Maoists

Gaya, Feb 17 (ANI): Residents of insurgency- hit Gaya district in Bihar demanded stringent policies and security measures to keep a check on the expanding network of maoist rebels and their activities in the province. The rebels are rapidly expanding their insurgency and could move from remote rural areas to cities. Equipped with automatic weapons, shoulder rocket launchers, mines and explosives, the Maoists want to cripple economic activity. The rebels are estimated to number 7000 hardcore fighters in nearly a third of India's 630 districts. Feb 17, 2014
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Furniture Industry flourishing due to interfaith harmony

Meerut, Feb 17 (ANI): Meerut, located in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important commercial centers of the country and houses many big and small business establishments. One such successful example is this furniture warehouse. Harmony between Hindus and Muslims here is considered to be the main reason for the industry's success. Feb 17, 2014
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President Rule imposed in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde informed the Lok Sabha on Monday that President's Rule has been imposed in Delhi following the resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Council of Ministers. He said the President accepted the resignations and Delhi Assembly is kept under suspended animation. Earlier, Kejriwal resigned as Delhi's chief minister and his resignation was accepted by the Council of Ministers of the Government of the national capital on February 14. The resignation of the AAP government came after it failed to introduce the Jan Lokpal Bill for the consideration of the Legislative Assembly. Feb 17, 2014
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Opposition walks out of Kashmir assembly over scarcity of subsidized food grains

Jammu, Feb 17 (ANI): Opposition parties in state assembly of Jammu and Kashmir created furore over subsidized food grains on Monday.Opposition parties, including People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and National Panthers Party (NPP), walked out of the state assembly amid noisy scenes. Members demanded that the state government led by Omar Abdullah should provide sufficient quantity of food grains that too at subsidized rates. Feb 17, 2014
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Major demand to make Hyderabad a Union Territory: Chiranjeevi

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): After Union ministers including Chiranjeevi, Pallam Raju and Purandeswari met LK Advani before Parliament assembled on Monday, Chiranjeevi said that their main demand is that Hyderabad should be made a Union Territory. He also said that the ministers will see that the bill does not get passed. Feb 17, 2014