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Israel PM Netanyahu lands in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington on Sunday (March 1), ahead of his speech to Congress when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Tensions remained Mar 2, 2015
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Jammu-Srinagar highway shut after heavy snowfall, landslide

Jammu, March 02 (ANI): The Jammu-Srinagar highway has been shut due to heavy snowfall and landslides in the Lasri, Chandrakot, Seri, Ramsu and Panthial areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmir valley had witnessed fresh snowfall on Sunday night. Snowfall in states like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh has a direct impact in other states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Mar 2, 2015
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Politicos condemn Sadhvi Prachi's remark on B-town Khans, BJP tells to ignore comment

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): BJP controversial leader Sadhvi Prachi came under criticism with her statement that Hindus should boycott movies by Khan actors in Bollywood as they promote 'Love Jihad'. The statement was reportedly made during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) programme in Dehradun on Sunday. Prachi also said that Hindus should refrain from putting up posters of Khan actors on their walls. She further took pot-shots at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, advising him to get married to an Indian girl. The BJP has, however, asked people to ignore her remarks. Mar 2, 2015
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TMC stages protest outside Parliament over black money issue

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): TMC leaders yet again came out in protest against the NDA government over black money issue. The party workers carrying a black basket as prop, staged protest against the government outside the Parliament. Shouting anti government slogans with banners reading 'Bring back black money', the party leaders slammed the centre for just making speeches and not acting on the same. Meanwhile, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the TMC should first answer on the Saradha scam before protesting over black money. Today is the first day for the Parliament after finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the annual budget 2015-16 on Saturday. Mar 2, 2015

Shocking that Yogendra Yadav and Bhushan wanted AAP to loose Delhi polls: Durgesh Pathak

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Even as the reports of conflict and a possible rift in AAP surfaces, Co-Convener of AAP unit in Delhi, Durgesh Pathak said that it was shocking that Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan wanted AAP to loose Delhi polls. He said that the standing committee revealed that both the leaders wanted this so that they could remove Arvind Kejriwal as national convenor. He further said that the decision on the issue will be taken by the executive party. Mar 2, 2015
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Congress party protests fuel price hike by Modi government

Bengaluru, March 02 (ANI): The youth wing of Congress party staged a protest in Bengaluru against the fuel price hike by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. State run Indian Oil Corp raise the retail price of petrol by 5.5 percent and that of diesel by 6.6 percent from Sunday, as global prices of the two fuels have risen since the last revision. Retail prices of petrol will be raised by 3.18 rupees a litre and that of diesel by 3.09 rupees a litre. A leader of the youth wing, Pramod Shanker, criticised the government over hike. Mar 2, 2015
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IT industry should focus on cyber security, says Modi

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the IT industry to focus on meeting the global challenge of cyber-security. Stating that the entire world is concerned about this issue, the Prime Minister said country's IT professionals could do a lot for cyber-safety of digital assets across the world. Modi was addressing a gathering on the 25th anniversary celebrations of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in New Delhi. He said there is immense potential for India's information technology sector to innovate and provide mobile applications to deliver citizen centric services and mobile governance. Speaking of the Digital India initiative, Modi said e-governance also implies easy governance, and economical governance. Mar 2, 2015
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Jagmohan Dalmiya set to return as BCCI president

Chennai/ New Delhi/ Kolkata, March 02 (ANI): Veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya is set to be the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as he was the lone nominee for the elections scheduled for Monday. The Supreme Court had barred incumbent Narayanswami Srinivasan, who is also the president of International Cricket Council (ICC), from participating in BCCI affairs till charges of conflict of interest or commercial interest in cricket were clear against him. Dalmiya garnered the maximum support of the six East Zone units, whose turn it is to propose a new President, and his rival Sharad Pawar failed to get requisite backing. Dalmiya, 74, is the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), who also held the top post in the BCCI many times and also headed ICC once. Meanwhile, Indian lawmaker and former cricketer Kirti Azad took a dig at the present system in the cricket body and demanded more transparent laws. Mar 2, 2015
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Family of four electrocuted in Maharashtra

Nanded, March 02 (ANI): Four members of a family died of an electric shock in a slum in Nanded district of Maharashtra. Among the dead were a man, a woman and two toddlers. The unfortunate incident occurred when the family was sleeping on an iron bed in the night when due to rain water current circulated in the entire house. A relative of the deceased family members, Zahed said the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) officials demand bribe whenever residents approach them for installing meters. Meanwhile, a neighbour of the deceased, Mohammed Ansari, said this was not the first time that someone had been electrocuted in the area. Mar 2, 2015
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International agriculture fair held to promote organic farming in the Northeast

Guwahati, March 02 (ANI): The second edition of 'Assam-International Agri-Horticultural' show in Guwahati was an indication of continuous effort to promote modern farming techniques and organic farming in the state. With a participation of 425 stalls from 12 countries and 25 multinational companies, the fair provided an opportunity to state farmers to gain knowledge of global farm technology. The event, organised by the state agriculture department, was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. The foreign participants displayed their farm technology; organic produce, genetically developed vegetables and medicinal products. Assam's Department of Agriculture also displayed organic products including vegetables, flowers and food grains. The fair provided a platform to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities and build partnerships and alliances among farming community. Mar 2, 2015