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Muzaffarnagar riots were provoked by political parties for vested interest: Kejriwal

Kanpur, Mar 2 (ANI): While blowing the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday launched a scathing attack against all the political parties including the state ruling Samajwadi Party. Kejriwal invoked last year's Muzaffarnagar communal riots that left many people dead and missing. He said that political parties provoke riots for vested interest. Mar 2, 2014
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Congress on ordinance route to pass Anti Graft Bills

Nagpur, March 02 (ANI): Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Sunday said that the Congress wants to pass the anti graft bills for public welfare and the opposition should not oppose but support the government if it takes the ordinance route. The Union Cabinet is meeting to take a final call on whether or not to take the ordinance route for key anti-corruption bills backed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Mar 2, 2014
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Nitish Kumar sits on Satyagraha demanding special status to Bihar

Patna, March 02 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday sat on a day-long Satyagraha in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan demanding special status for the state. Kumar said that the centre’s announcement to grant special status to Seemandhra and not Bihar, who are demanding for the same since past 90 years has shown the discriminatory behaviour of the government and therefore a dawn-to-dusk bandh is called upon. Mar 2, 2014
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Gogoi dismisses reports of woman burnt to death for kissing Rahul

Guwahati, March 02 (ANI): Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, dismissed media reports as 'unfortunate' which alleged that a woman was set ablaze as a punishment for kissing Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi at a recent public interaction. Media reported that a 35-year-old woman, who was part of a public interaction on women empowerment that was presided over by Rahul Gandhi during his recent visit to Assam on February 26, was allegedly burnt to death by her husband following a quarrel after the event. Gogoi, who also attended the event, clarified saying that the alleged woman was not the one who attended the interactive session. Mar 2, 2014
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JD (U) calls for Bihar bandh, demands special status for state

Patna, March 02 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called for statewide bandh on Sunday demanding special status for the state on the lines of one given to Seemandhra. He has slammed the Centre for granting special status to Seemandhra while ignoring Bihar. He set out on a 'pad yatra' from his residence to head to the historic Gandhi Maidan of Patna. The CM will be holding a day-long dharna demanding special status to the state. Road and rail traffic have been severely hit by the bandh as JD (U) workers are out on streets blocking traffic movement on national highway leading to Patna. Mar 2, 2014
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Maoists kill four villagers in Gumla

Gumla, March 02 (ANI): Maoists recently gunned down four tribal men of a family in Borang village of Gumla district in Jharkhand. One of the members of the family, Lohra Urav said that the incident took place at a time when everyone was present in the house. The Maoists who were carrying weapons broke inside the house and brutally killed the four men. Although no reason has been ascertained yet, police suspect it to be a feudal dispute. Mar 2, 2014
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Nitish's call for Bihar Bandh a political gimmick: BJP

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's call for Bihar Bandh demanding special status is not a serious effort but a political gimmick. Kumar has called for statewide bandh on Sunday demanding special status for the state on the lines of one given to Seemandhra. He has slammed the Centre for granting special status to Seemandhra while ignoring Bihar. He set out on a 'pad yatra' from his residence to head to the historic Gandhi Maidan of Patna. The CM will be holding a day-long dharna demanding special status to the state. Mar 2, 2014
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As Bihar protests for special status, adjoining Jharkhand follows suit

Jharkhand, Mar 2 (ANI): All Jharkhand Students Union protested and called for a shutdown in Jharkhand on Sunday, demanding special status and package for the state, following footsteps of neighbouring Bihar, which is witnessing continuous protests demanding the same. The protesters halted trains and called for a 24-hour shutdown and pressed Indian government to fulfil their demands. Mar 2, 2014
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Russia approves use of armed forces in southern Ukraine

Simferopol, Mar 2 (ANI): The Russian Federal Council has approved President Vladimir Putin's request to use armed forces in Ukraine, amid rising tensions in Ukraine's Crimea region, where ethnic Russians make up the majority. The Kremlin website said Putin made the request in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, their compatriots, and the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation deployed in the territory of Ukraine (Autonomous Republic of Crimea). The troops would be used until the "political-social situation in the country is normalized," Putin added. Mar 2, 2014

Stop offering help to Hindu migrants to discourage Islamist radicals: Bangladesh

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): A leading filmmaker from Bangladesh, Nasiruddin Yousuff, pressed New Delhi to stop actively offering shelter and help to Hindu migrants as it would encourage vengeance among Islamist fundamentalists who would commit atrocities against innocent Bangladeshi Hindu citizens. Guests and dignitaries were participating in the fourth round of Bangladesh-India Friendship Dialogue in New Delhi where the subject of deliberation was the rising fundamentalism in South Asia, which has become a threat to regional integration of the nations. Hindus, who are a minority in Bangladesh, are being increasingly attacked by Islamists fundamentalists and also members of Bangladesh Nationalist Party for actively supporting the ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Mar 2, 2014