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Union Home Ministry asks insurgents in Northeast to shun violence

Imphal, Feb 21 (ANI): The Northeast has seen a transformation in recent years with many insurgent outfits joining the peace talks. This has allowed the government to give momentum to development work in the region. We spoke to Shambhu Singh, the joint secretary in the ministry of home affairs, who shared with us the government's plan of action for the region. Feb 21, 2014
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Delhi Power tariff subsidy: Next HC hearing on 18 March

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): After hearing a PIL against the Delhi government's announcement of 50 percent waiver on electricity bills of people who defaulted in payment, the High Court decided the date of next hearing for 18th of March. The petition has also challenged the AAP government's move to withdraw cases of power theft lodged against those who did not pay their dues. Feb 21, 2014
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AK Antony on Gen (Retd) AK Choudhary's remark that UPA feared coup in 2012

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): A fresh controversy has erupted over the movement of two Army units near Delhi in 2012 with then DGMO Lt Gen A K Choudhary saying there may have been "distrust" between the Army and government on the issue. Speaking on the same, Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday said that he has said on record in Parliament that he got reports from Army that it was a routine training programme. He also added that nothing was wrong in it. Feb 21, 2014
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Bittersweet tears as divided Koreans meet after 60 years

Several hundred elderly South and North Korean relatives cling to each-other, rocking and weeping, and trading photos and faded memories as they meet after 60 years at a reunion for families divided by the Korean War. Duration: 01:29 Feb 21, 2014
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Cheteshwar Pujara appointed as brand ambassador of Gujarat EC

Rajkot, Feb 21 (ANI): The Election Commission in Gujarat roped in star cricketer, Cheteshwar Pujara, as 'brand ambassador' in the drive of a voter awareness campaign to attract more voters in the forthcoming polls. Rajkot collector, Rajendra Kumar, officially announced Cheteshwar's appointment as the state Election Commission's brand ambassador at a joint news conference. Cheteshwar Pujara, said that he would appeal the voters, young and old alike, to cast their vote. Rajkot collector, Rajendra Kumar added that for the last five years voter percentage has increased by 20 % to 70 % and this time they are expecting a larger voter turnout after Pujara becoming the face of promotional activities for the state polls. Feb 21, 2014
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Modi warns Congress of 'winds of change' sweeping across nation

Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (ANI): Hitting out at the Congress, BJP's Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused the party of making false promises to youth but warned of winds of change sweeping across the nation ahead of the general elections scheduled in May. Modi accused the Congress of making false promises to the nation's youth and not using the allocated funds in the last budget for skill development training. Feb 21, 2014

Politicos accuse Congress of pushing Telangana bill for electoral gains

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Politicians accused the ruling Congress of pushing the contentious Telangana bill which was passed by voice vote amid protests, chaos and walkout in the Rajya Sabha with the intent of seeking electoral gains. BSP chief Mayawati, who has been long demanding the division of Uttar Pradesh accused the ruling Congress of seeking electoral gains by division of Andhra Pradesh. Feb 21, 2014
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India, Bangladesh demarcate disputed border

Agartala, Feb 21 (ANI): India, Bangladesh officials demarcated the disputed border in Tripura after four days of meticulous work and expressed satisfaction. The teams from both the countries visited the bordering areas of Kashba, Kaiyardepha and Akhaura and located 250 new subsidiary border pillars, which have been newly constructed. The demarcation would help guards in manning the border, expedite various construction activities such as fencing and lighting and making of water pump houses. Director General of Bangladesh Department of Land Record and Survey (DLRS), Mohammed Abdul Mannan, said that his team had carried out the mandate given by two governments. Director of Survey of India, N R Biswal, said that confusion over land ownership would end after the demarcation. Feb 21, 2014
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Government holds tripartite talks with United Naga Council in Manipur

Manipur, Feb 21 (ANI): The 7th round of tripartite talks between the United Naga Council, Central Government and Manipur Government over the demand for an alternative arrangement for the Nagas of Manipur was held recently at Senapati district headquarters. The Centre's team was headed by joint secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh while UNC's 10-member delegation was led by its President L Adani. The State Government delegation included Rural Development Minister Francis Ngajokpa and Principal Secretary (Home) Dr Suresh Babu. The United Naga Council is the apex body of the Nagas in Manipur and has been demanding an alternative arrangement beyond the control of the Manipur government for the Nagas in the state. Feb 21, 2014
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Voice of Cuban exiles struggles to find audience

The US government-backed Radio/TV Marti was created in the 1980's by the Reagan administration to broadcast uncensored news to Castro's Cuba, and the network remains a significant voice for exiled Cuban-Americans. Duration: 02:29 Feb 21, 2014
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Africa's oldest leader Mugabe turns 90

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980, turns 90 on Friday, with a public celebration planned for Sunday. Duration: 02:24 Feb 21, 2014
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Iran, world powers agree nuclear talks timetable

Iran and world powers have agreed a timetable and framework for working out a lasting nuclear accord, and will meet again on March 17, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Thursday. Duration: 00:59 Feb 20, 2014
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Telangana Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the controversial bill which creates a Telangana state by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a special package for Seemandhra. Feb 20, 2014
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Need new vision to perceive Mamata Banerjee: Anna

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare said on Thursday that a new vision is required to perceive West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. On being asked about supporting Banerjee despite corruption charges against her, Hazare said that people should look beyond that. He also dismissed to have any opinion on main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Hazare officially announced on Wednesday (February 19) that he would support Mamata Banerjee and her party Trinamool Congress for the upcoming parliamentary elections, after she agreed to follow his 17-point economic agenda. Feb 20, 2014