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Rahul Gandhi focuses on women empowerment

Tumkur, Feb 16 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, addressed an all-women rally in Tumkur district Karnataka on Sunday and emphasised on the need to empower women. Gandhi said that the Congress would make way for more women in the party and would expect them to take the party to new heights. He also said that India couldn’t become a superpower until women were given more important roles to play. Feb 16, 2014
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Chidambaram to present interim budget today

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the interim budget in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The vote-on-account will authorize the government to release expenditure on different heads till a regular budget is presented. Before the concluding winter session of parliament, Chidambaram had said the government would only tinker in areas that are essential to revive the economic growth which might include some changes in excise and service taxes. Feb 17, 2014
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Narendra Modi addresses rally in HP, says Congress is responsible for inflation

Hamirpur, Feb 16 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a rally in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh. Addressing the rally, Modi criticized Congress government for its failure to check price rise. He added that the Congress had promised to bring down inflation in 100 days, but couldn't. Feb 16, 2014
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What will NDA do in 60 months when they failed to do anything in 6 years: Rajeev Shukla

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Reacting on Narendra Modi’s Himachal Pradesh speech, MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said that what can BJP led NDA government do in 60 months, when they failed to do anything in their 6 years of governance. He said that its not that Congress has been in power always and it was NDA’s policies under which all the scams took place. Shukla also said that the opposition is also playing double game over Telangana bill. Feb 16, 2014
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Afghan ghost towns a symbol of lost hope

Aliceghan was supposed to be a haven for war-torn Afghanistan's returning refugees and a symbol of resurgence after the dark years of the Taliban. Six years on, an exodus of residents has left it feeling like a ghost town. Feb 16, 2014
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Visually Impaired participate in car rally in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Feb 16 (ANI): The 18th edition of Ahmedabad Round Table car rally saw a total of 120 cars rolling out on the city streets with unique teams of driver and a visually challenged navigator embarking on an 80-kilometer journey in and around the city. The organizers said that a message is given through these programmes that societal support should be given to disabled people. During the rally, the participants used a route map in Braille and guided the drivers to navigate. Meanwhile, a participant Bhawesh Soni, said the rally gave a boost to their morale. Feb 16, 2014
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Khaleda Zia makes outrageous claim, says 300 killed and disappeared in a month

Dhaka/ New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Bangladesh general elections, marred by violence, left many people dead in clashes between opposition supporters and police, which started since the polls opened. Thousands of protesters firebombed polling stations and stole ballot papers as deadly violence flared across the nation during the election phase, which was boycotted by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies. Resting on the same, BNP Chief Khaleda Zia accused the newly-formed Awami League government for the killing and disappearance of 300 activists of the BNP during the elections in January. Zia also hailed the party’s decision to boycott the polls. Feb 16, 2014
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AAP declares first list of LS poll candidates Part - 1

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): AAP political affairs committee (PAC) held a meeting to discuss the strategy for the upcoming polls on Sunday and declared its first list of 20 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. Party leader Manish Sisodia announced the list with Kumar Vishwas contending against Rahul Gandhi, Ashutosh against Kapil Sibal among other contenders. With the announcement made, the 2014 general elections is no more a fight between the two major political parties, that is, BJP and Congress. Feb 16, 2014
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AAP declares first list of LS poll candidates Part - 2

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): AAP political affairs committee (PAC) held a meeting to discuss the strategy for the upcoming polls on Sunday and declared its first list of 20 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. Party leader Manish Sisodia announced the list with Kumar Vishwas contending against Rahul Gandhi, Ashutosh against Kapil Sibal among other contenders. With the announcement made, the 2014 general elections is no more a fight between the two major political parties, that is, BJP and Congress. Feb 16, 2014
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Bikers express solidarity, rally against racial discrimination

Bangalore, Feb 16 (ANI): Riders in Bangalore on Sunday held a bike rally to express solidarity for deceased northeast student Nido Tania, who was beaten up mercilessly in New Delhi, and protested against racial discrimination. Organizer of the rally, Ajit, said that three more clubs took part in the ride. Riders were holding placards stating slogans against racial discrimination. Bangalore-based Brotherhood of Bulleteers Motorcycling Consortium (BOBMC) organized the rally, which started from town hall and covered a distance of 14 kilometres. Feb 16, 2014
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P Chidambaram finalises interim budget

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday finalised the interim budget or Vote On Account for fiscal year 2014-15 in New Delhi, which will be presented in parliament tomorrow.Chidambaram will be walking a tightrope when he presents an interim budget on Monday, doling out more funds to woo voters and tax cuts to support industry while projecting a lower fiscal deficit before elections.India is facing its worst economic slowdown in nearly a decade, with shrinking manufacturing, slower jobs growth and high inflation limiting the government's ability to offer sops to voters or companies to boost growth. Feb 16, 2014
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Maoist activities have increased in Bihar: Sushil Modi

Patna, Feb 16 (ANI): BJP leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister, Sushil Kumar Modi said that Maoist activities have increased in the state. Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna said that Maoists demanded levy from contractors, which has created a fear in their minds. Hundreds of people lose their life in the violence, perpetrated by the rebels as well as security forces in counter insurgency operations. Feb 16, 2014
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Maoists release abducted official in Ranchi

Ranchi, Feb 16 (ANI): Maoists on Sunday released abducted official in Ranchi amid strong pressure from the administration. An engineer who was working for Siddhartha Construction Company was abducted from Bundu area near Ranchi by Maoists on February 13. Engineer Pankaj Kumar was supervising construction of a bridge, which comes under the ambit of Ranchi police administration. The superintendent of police of rural Ranchi, Surendra Jha, said that the main priority of police was to bring back the abducted engineer safely. Feb 16, 2014
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BJP not fool enough to make govt with Congress, ready for elections: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): BJP leader Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that the party is not fool enough like AAP to form government with Congress, which is an epitome of corruption for BJP. He said that the party is ready for elections any time be it the next week. Further, Vardhan said that there are many development works which stopped during Kejriwal government came in Delhi that should be re-started for the development of the national capital. Feb 16, 2014