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Foreign Secretary arrives in Bangladesh as part of SAARC visit

Dhaka, Mar 02 (ANI): India's Foreign Secretary, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, arrived in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on Monday (March 02) for a day-long visit as part of his 'SAARC Yatra' (visit). Jaishankar landed in Dhaka on a special flight from Bhutan and was received by his counterpart Md Shahidul Haque at the airport. After Bangladesh, Jaishankar is scheduled to visit Pakistan on March 03 and Afghanistan on March 04. Dhaka and New Delhi are working out a resolution on two long-pending issues with India - the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA), for swapping enclaves into each other's territory, and sharing of Teesta water. Mar 2, 2015
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Fresh snowfall in Kashmir delights residents

New Delhi/ Udhampur, Mar 02 (ANI): Residents in Kashmir are overjoyed as sudden change in weather pattern brings snowfall to the capital Srinagar city. A blanket of white covered the entire city as temperatures dipped below zero. While many were forced to retreat indoors, others found joy in the snowfall. The sudden change in weather has also resulted in landslides and blockades in some parts of the city. Traders were the most affected as they were stranded on roads due to land slip. With snowfall in Kashmir, many parts of northern India witnessed heavy rainfall. Meteorological department has predicted similar weather conditions for the week ahead. Coupled with high wind, the heavy rainfall has disrupted normal life in states such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Mar 2, 2015
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Solar plane passes new test ahead of world tour

A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy. Duration: 01:05 Mar 2, 2015
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Berlin restaurant welcomes canine customers

As Berlin gets set to ban off-leash dogs from several popular sites, One restaurant is bucking the trend and opening its doors to its furry friends. Located in a popular dog-walking spot in the Mar 2, 2015
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Note issued by PDP demanding return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains

Jammu, Mar 02 (ANI): The President of Awami Ittihaad Party, Engineer Rashid, on Monday read out a note issued by PDP demanding the return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains. He said that he has been fighting for Afzal Guru's mortal remains since many years and the PDP has supported the issue. He read out the note signed by PDP leaders saying that it demands the return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains and added that he should not be mistaken for eying support to any coalition. Mar 2, 2015
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AAP lacks internal democracy: Shazia Ilmi

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following reports that senior members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have offered to opt out of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on Monday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party lacks internal democracy. She said that the people who say 'yes sir', 'no sir' are the ones who are promoted in the party and not those who have their own perspective. The former AAP member also said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia are working against the party's interest. Mar 2, 2015
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Respect Kejriwal for fight against corruption, will work on strengthening Congress: Ajay Maken

New Delhi, Mar 02 (ANI): The newly appointed DPCC President, Ajay Maken said on Monday that he held AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal highly as he is the one to start fight against corruption but added that Kejriwal should start working on his promises rather than looking for excuses for the party's non-performance. He also said that his priority would be to strengthen the party in Delhi and also to act as a vigilant Opposition. Maken further said that Sheila Dikshit is a senior leader and the party's Delhi unit would always seek her guidance in matters of importance. Mar 2, 2015
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People revel in Holi celebrations in Uttar Pradesh

Mathura/ Varanasi, Mar 02 (ANI): Daubed in colours, people celebrated festival of colours, 'Holi', with pageantry in Uttar Pradesh. People threw powered colours and sprayed coloured water on each other while celebrating 'Lathmar Holi' in Uttar Pradesh. As per traditions, women beat men with sticks while celebrating the festival. Devotees thronged Mathura city, birthplace of Hindu Lord Krishna, to revel in celebrations. Lord Krishna is believed to have come to the earth to destroy an evil king called Kansa, who was his maternal uncle, and ruled some parts of northern India. Holi will be celebrated on March 06 however people of Mathura city mark the festival for eight days. In a special programme, performers were dressed as Lord Krishna and consort Radha. Meanwhile, spirits were high in holy city of Varanasi too as devotees celebrated Holi with colours, sweets and bhang (cannabis). Priests sprayed and sprinkled colours at devotees as they prayed before Lord Sri Krishna. Mar 2, 2015
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I don't believe in VIP culture, have instructed officials not to stop traffic for me: Devendra Fadna

Mumbai, March 02 (ANI): A day after traffic was stopped in the heart of Mumbai to make way for state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis convoy, he said that he doesn't believe in VIP culture and had made it clear from the very first day of taking over as the chief minister. He also said that Mumbai joint CP has been given the case and the action will be taken in the matter after investigation. Meanwhile, talking about the increase in number of swine flu cases, Fadnavis said that the government and private hospitals are advised to handle the case efficiently. He also said that the state government is allocating funds for the cause. Mar 2, 2015
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Don't make mountain of a molehill, I stand by what I said: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Jammu, Mar 02 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday clarified his controversial remark about support of Separatists and terrorists over peaceful elections. Sayeed said that Pakistan and Hurriyat have recognized the institutions of democracy in India for elections. He slammed the media for making mountain of a molehill and added that he stands by what he said. Mar 2, 2015