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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
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Finance Minister presents interim budget, politicos call it election oriented

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): After Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an interim budget, amidst protests over Telangana, political leaders called it ‘election oriented’. TMC leader Saugata Roy said that it is nothing but a vote on account of three months. BJP leader Jaswant Singh said that there is no guarantee if the government will work on it. Further, BSP Chief Mayawati said that there is nothing new in the budget. Meanwhile, BJD leader Jay Panda welcomed the ‘one rank one pension’ clause and said that the budget can’t change the mood of the nation before the general elections. Feb 17, 2014
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It is farewell budget for Congress: BJP

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday attacked Finance Minister P Chidambaram's Interim Budget saying it was a farewell budget for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Earlier on Monday, Chidambaram presented the interim budget in the Lok Sabha. It is a vote-on-account authorizing the government to carry out expenditure on different heads till a regular budget is presented. Feb 17, 2014
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Protesters call bifurcation of AP undemocratic

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Thousands of protestors from Andhra Pradesh on Monday gathered in New Delhi to participate in an anti-Telangana agitation over the proposed bifurcation of the state. In order to stall the Telangana bill and urge the government to withdraw its decision, the YSR Congress of Jagan Mohan Reddy and Seemandhra government employees are protesting in different parts of the city. Due to security concerns, three metro stations have been shut till evening in the heart of the city. Protesters thronged the Ramlila ground and raised slogans and banners for united Andhra Pradesh Feb 17, 2014
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Chidambaram's Interim Budget 2014 highlights - Part - 1

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented the interim budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 on Monday in Lok Sabha. While presenting the budget Chidambaram said that the fiscal deficit for the current financial year will be contained at 4.6% of GDP well below the red line of 4.8 %. The fiscal deficit, which is the gap between expenditure and revenue, was 4.9% of GDP in the previous financial year. He said that the government's objectives included fiscal consolidation, reviving the growth cycle and enhancing manufacturing. Feb 17, 2014
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Chidambarams Interim Budget 2014 highlights - Part - 2

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented the interim budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 on Monday in Lok Sabha. While presenting the budget Chidambaram said that the fiscal deficit for the current financial year will be contained at 4.6% of GDP well below the red line of 4.8 %. The fiscal deficit, which is the gap between expenditure and revenue, was 4.9% of GDP in the previous financial year. He said that the government's objectives included fiscal consolidation, reviving the growth cycle and enhancing manufacturing. Feb 17, 2014