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Political parties demand raise in expense limit for parliament polls

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Most of India's political parties urged the Election Commission to raise the expenditure limit for the upcoming parliament polls in a meeting with the panel, said senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. The BJP argued that steep inflation had made the current slab of rupees 1.6 million to four million infeasible. However, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party said it was happy with the current limits. The Election Commission of India had called the meeting to take the opinions of the parties before it comes out with details of the Parliament polls due in April-May. Feb 5, 2014
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Afghani music captures Indian hearts in Gurgaon

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Music is indeed the binding force as mesmerized audience clapped and cheered to every rhythmic beat at the music awards function hosted by Afghanistan in Gurgaon, the millennium city of India, recently. The extravagant show was organized by Afghanistan's largest television network, Ariana Television Network (ATN). Veteran Indian actor Sharat Saxena and Bollywood diva of yesteryears, Sharmila Tagore, were also present at the event. Feb 5, 2014
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Pro and anti-Telangana supporters clash outside Andhra Bhawan in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Scores of pro and anti-Telangana protesters broke into a scuffle outside Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday over the Telangana Bill, which is expected to be tabled in the current session of the Parliament that began today. Supporters from both sides of the divide were holding the protests outside the Andhra Bhawan when the scuffle began. The Centre is determined to introduce the bill in Parliament. After the cabinet's clearance, the bill will be sent to the President and then brought to Parliament for a debate and vote. However, the final session of Parliament got off to a noisy start today as Seemandhra and Telangana MPs sparred with each other on the floor of the two Houses as soon as they assembled for the day, forcing their adjournment for an hour. Feb 5, 2014
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Pacific castaway prepares to go home

New video footage emerges showing 'Pacific castaway' Jose Salvador Alvarenga after he was brought ashore in the Marshall Islands. Duration: 00:22 Feb 5, 2014
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Microsoft still 'very relevant': Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella

California, Feb 5 (ANI): Microsoft Corp named 22-year company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer and said co-founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology, marking an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC revolution. Nadella, a 46-year old born in India who led the creation of Microsoft's Internet-based, or "cloud" computing services, is only Microsoft's third CEO in 39 years, taking over from Steve Ballmer, who inherited the job from Gates in 2000. Nadella, who describes himself as a cricket and poetry lover, called the appointment "humbling" in an email to the company's employees. In a videotaped statement he said he would focus on "ruthlessly" removing any obstacles to innovation at the company. Feb 5, 2014
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In Little Havana, Cuban-Americans increasingly divided

The US has given off signs of wanting to open up its relationship with Cuba, a move that has enraged Cuban exiles and veterans of the Bay of Pigs. Younger Cuban-Americans however say the change in tone is welcome. Duration: 02:48 Feb 5, 2014
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Colombian former President Uribe running for Senate

Alvaro Uribe, now 61, is running for Senate and it's the first time in Colombia's history that a former president goes back to politics. "No peace without security," he hammered home during an exclusive interview with AFP. Duration: 01:07 Feb 5, 2014
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Suicide blast kills at least eight in northwest Pakistan

Eight people were killed and 42 injured Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a shiitte neighbourhood outside a Shiite-run charity hotel in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said. Duration: 00:49 Feb 5, 2014
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Seven more killed in Iraq as security forces press on

Attacks in and around Baghdad killed seven people on Tuesday as Iraqi forces made steady progress against militants in conflict-hit Anbar province where the government lost key territory weeks ago. Duration: 00:34 Feb 5, 2014
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Syrian army barrel bombs claim more lives in Aleppo

Syrian army helicopters dropped barrel bombs on main northern city Aleppo Tuesday, killing at least eight people as they pressed a bombing campaign launched in mid-December, a monitoring group said. Duration: 01:03 Feb 5, 2014
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Georgian PM says EU membership is only way forward

Despite events in Ukraine, Georgia's march towards the EU is "the only way forward" for the small ex-Soviet Caucasus state neighbouring Russia, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili told AFP Tuesday. Duration: 00:34 Feb 5, 2014
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IOC, Putin confident ahead of Sochi Games opening

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Sochi region ahead of Friday's opening Olympic Games ceremony in typically confident mood, declaring the 126th session of the International Olympic Committee session open. Duration: 01:14 Feb 5, 2014