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Just Cavalli goes for globetrotter cool

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Extravagant Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli served a palette of 1970's colours at his Just Cavalli line's Autumn/Winter 2015 show in Milan on Feb 27, 2015
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People expect cheaper food, tax reforms from annual budget

Panaji/Dharamsala, Feb 28 (ANI): Indian citizens hope food and healthcare will be cheaper and tax reforms will be made in the annual budget 2015-16 to be released on Saturday. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present his first full-year budget, seeking to put Asia's third-largest economy on a path of 7-8 percent growth over the next two years. The 2015-16 budget is billed as a "make-or-break" event for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's eight-month-old government. The 2015/16 budget is expected to give a big push to Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, with tax breaks and other incentives for several sectors. Jaitley has promised to implement a nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 1, 2016. He introduced a bill in Parliament in December to rationalise state and central indirect taxes into a harmonised sales tax. Meanwhile in Goa, many wished that the state had something more to offer than beaches and casinos. Feb 27, 2015
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Essar French cruise controversy: PIL filed in Supreme Court

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): The Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) on Friday filed a PIL in the Supreme Court demanding a probe by the CBI or SIT against the Essar Group for allegedly giving favours to senior politicians and journalists. Feb 27, 2015
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De Villiers smacks fastest 150 in ODI history during Windies blitzkrieg

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): South African swashbuckling skipper AB de Villiers ripped up the record books again as he smacked the fastest 150 runs in ODIs, off just 64 balls against the West Indies during their World Cup Pool B tie in Sydney. De Villiers surpassed the previous quickest set by Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who reached this figure in 83 deliveries against Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2011. De Villiers also smashed the second fastest World Cup century off 52 balls in the match. He remained unbeaten on 162 as he steered his side to post a mammoth total of 408 runs. Feb 27, 2015
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Storm kills one, displaces thousands in West Bengal

South Dinajpur, Feb 27 (ANI): A powerful storm flattened thatched houses and uprooted trees and electric poles in several villages in West Bengal. The storm accompanied by heavy rains hit Balurhat block of South Dinajpur. A man named Jatha Tudu, (35), resident of Vatpara village, died while several others got injured. An affected villager, Kamal Hasti, of Jalghar village said that they were inside their houses when the storm hit. Thousands of thatched houses were blown over in the powerful storm rendering more than 5,000 villagers of Jalghar and Vatpara homeless. The local administration has begun rescue operations. Daily necessary items are being distributed in the region. Feb 27, 2015
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ATM van looted in Lucknow, Three dead

Lucknow, Feb 27 (ANI): Three security guards were killed after some unknown miscreants opened fire on them and looted cash from HDFC bank's ATM booth in Hasanganj area of Lucknow. Reportedly, the incident took place when the custodians of the cash van were in the process of refilling money into an ATM of HDFC bank. Lucknow Inspector General Zaki Ahmed said that almost 50 lakhs has been looted and that investigation is going on in the matter. Police are trying to get the CCTV footages of the incident. Feb 27, 2015
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SC bars N Srinivasan from participating in BCCI AGM on March 2

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday barred N Srinivasan from participating in the BCCI AGM on March 2. The decision effectively means that Srinivasan will not be able to contest the BCCI elections. He was seeking a second term as Board president. Further, the ICC chairman has also apologised to the Supreme Court for attending a BCCI working committee meeting in spite of a court order asking him to stay away from Board affairs till his "conflict of interest" charges were cleared. Cricket Association of Bihar Secretary and also a petitioner in the case, Aditya Verma said that Srinivasan has only been granted permission to cast his vote. Feb 27, 2015
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It happens : Blind Car Rally

Gujarat, Feb 27 (ANI): Visually impaired people experienced car driving in Gujarat as they took part in a blind car rally on Sunday. At the rally the sighted drivers were navigated by visually impaired individuals, with their route mapped in Braille. Around 90 visually impaired navigators were selected to drive across pre-selected city circuit. The rally, which was organised by Ahmedabad Round Table 40, aims at making society aware of the challenges faced by visually impaired people. The cars in the rally also sent across other social messages such as “Save the Daughter” and “Clean India” as they bore stickers bearing the slogans. Feb 27, 2015
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It happens : Dance Festival

Khajuraho, Feb 27 (ANI): The colorful and magnificent dance forms of India continued to fascinate the audience from across the world at Khajuraho dance festival in Madhya Pradesh. The week-long extravaganza at the brilliantly lit Khajuraho temples, which celebrates the spring season, aspires to showcase the essence of various Indian classical dance forms at its purest. According to Indian mythology, the gods and goddesses were great lovers of music that comprises vocal singing, instrumental music and dance. Other Indian classical dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Mohiniyattam also enticed the audience. The dancers explored these forms through duet, solo and group performances, enthralling the audience with elegance and grace. The temples at Khajuraho are famous for their Nagara style architecture and erotic sculptures. Feb 27, 2015
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Reactions pour in as Mufti - Modi meet clears way for formation of BJP-PDP govt in JandK

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday react after meeting between PDP Chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the way for the formation of PDP-BJP government in JandK. BJP and its allies shared the view that the government will work for the welfare of the people of the state and that both the parties will ultimately reach a common programme for JandK and for the welfare of the people of the state. Meanwhile, political parties including NCP, JD (U) and Samajwadi Party opined that the alliance will not give positive results to the state. Feb 27, 2015
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Army distributes free textbooks to flood-affected children in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 27 (ANI): Indian army distributed free textbooks to children, hit hard by last year’s devastating floods, in Jammu and Kashmir. The initiative is part of ‘Operation Sadbhavana’ of Indian army under which it has been helping people in the areas of education, health care, community development, among others. More than 200 sets of books of class IX and X were distributed among the children at a function in state’s summer capital Srinagar. Students also thanked the army for its noble gesture. Feb 27, 2015
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Japanese delegation meets Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi to boost business ties

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): A Japanese delegation led by the chief executive officer (CEO) of Japanese multinational company Hitachi limited, Hiroaki Nakanishi, met Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Friday to boost business ties between the two nations. Speaking at the meet, Naidu thanked Japanese companies for helping India in executing various projects, including construction. He also boasted of India’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model and relaxation in Foreign Direct Index (FDI), a step taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government. Last year in September, Modi visited Japan in a bid to strengthen diplomatic relations and both the nations agreed to boost defence ties. Feb 27, 2015
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Hong Kong woman jailed for six years for maid abuse

A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge calls for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse. Duration: 01:19 Feb 27, 2015
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Prince William visits Commonwealth cemetery in Japan

Prince William visited a cemetery for soldiers from the British Commonwealth in Japan on Friday (February 27), He laid a wreath at the Cross of Remembrance memorial in the Yokohama War Cemetery, The Feb 27, 2015