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Security tightens in Ramlila grounds ahead of AAP Chief's swearing-in ceremony

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Thursday said that security arrangement have been made ahead of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony which is to be held in the Ramlila grounds on February 14. He added that security personnel will be deployed on February 14 so that people who will be attending the ceremony will not have to face any problems. Kejriwal's party, AAP, made a clean sweep of the Delhi assembly polls, winning 67 of the 70 seats on offer and decimated rivals BJP and Congress. Feb 12, 2015
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At least 3 dead in offshore explosion near Brazil

At least three people are dead and 10 others injured after an explosion on an offshore oil and natural gas platform operated by Petrobras off the coast of Brazil. Officials say the death toll is Feb 12, 2015
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Bihar Governor asks Manjhi to prove majority on Feb 20; politicos react

New Delhi/ Patna, Feb 12 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday gave mixed reactions as Bihar governor Keshari Nath Tripathi late Wednesday asked chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to prove his majority on the floor of the assembly on February 20. The decision came on a day the Patna high court put on hold Nitish Kumar's election as the JD(U) legislative party leader. Feb 12, 2015
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At least three injured after a bridge collapses in Delhi's Pitampura

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Atleast three people were injured after a bridge collapsed in Delhi's Pitampura area on Thursday. According to reports, two cars were trapped under the debris. The injured were rushed to the nearby hospital. Reportedly, the incident took place at Madhuban Chauk at 10 am when a pillar of an under construction bridge collapsed and fell on the cars, an Alto and an Ikon. Police is investigating the matter. Feb 12, 2015
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Inauguration of Modi temple cancelled after PM expresses displeasure

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): The inauguration ceremony of the temple made to worship Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajkot's Kothadia village has been cancelled after his disapproving tweet on the same. According to reports, the initiator has decided to remove the idol and photograph from the site and build a "Bharat Mata" temple in its place. Modi earlier in the day had tweeted, "Have seen the news about a temple being built in my name. I was appalled. This is shocking and against India's great traditions. Building such Temples is not what our culture teaches us. Personally, it made me very sad. Would urge those doing it not to do it." He urged his supporters to instead devote their time and resources towards fulfilling the dream of a clean India. Feb 12, 2015
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meets US Treasury Secy Jacob Lew

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met US treasury secretary Jacob J Lew on Thursday. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan was also present at the meeting. Lew is in India to attend the fifth U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership Dialogue in New Delhi. He recently met Indian business leaders in financial hub Mumbai at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and US-India Business Council Roundtable ahead of the dialogue in Delhi that will focus on capital market reforms and economic policies between the two countries. Lew's trip to India marks the first Cabinet-level visit after the successful visit of US President Barack Obama to India last month. Feb 12, 2015
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Blast in Imphal injures four

Imphal, Feb 12 (ANI): Four people sustained injuries in a grenade explosion in Imphal city Manipur. All the four wounded persons were rushed to a local government hospital. Condition of one of the injured persons, identified as Laishram Pilot (24), was said to be serious. After the explosion, paramilitary and state police team investigated the area. Gun totting security personnel manned streets and examined the blast site. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the blast. Feb 12, 2015
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CBS reporter Bob Simon killed in car crash

Veteran CBS news correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash in New York City Wednesday night. CBS news quoted police as saying Simon was a passenger in a car that hit another vehicle. He and Feb 12, 2015
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Himachal Pradesh gets crime tracking system for effective policing

Shimla, Feb 12 (ANI): For effective and advanced policing system, a Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) was launched in Himachal Pradesh. The pilot project would not only help in data sharing with other states and countries, it would offer people-friendly services also like registering a complaint. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched the project in capital Shimla city. Around rupees 19 crore has been spent on this project and rupees 2200 is being incurred for it in the national level. Registering First Information Reports (FIRs) and getting a status report online will be new service available to the citizens. Feb 12, 2015
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Appalled at seeing temple built in my name, says PM Modi

Gujarat, Feb 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was appalled and shocked at seeing a temple made in his name in Gujarat's Rajkot district and added that such a thing is against India's great traditions. "Have seen the news about a temple being built in my name. I was appalled. This is shocking and against India's great traditions. Building such Temples is not what our culture teaches us. Personally, it made me very sad. Would urge those doing it not to do it," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. He urged his supporters to instead devote their time and resources towards fulfilling the dream of a clean India. "If you have time and resources, please devote the same towards fulfilling our dream of a Clean India," he added. The temple dedicated to Prime Minister Modi has been drawing supporters of the ruling BJP from neighbouring villages also. Feb 12, 2015
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Authorities step up measures to combat swine flu in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Feb 12 (ANI): Authorities in Gujarat stepped up measures to combat the fatal H1N1 virus as swine flu cases rose across the state. In Ahmedabad, arrangements for separate wards, beds, adequate medical supplies, including Tamiflu medicines, have been made in hospitals. People are being educated on preventive measures and have been instructed to wear masks, wash their hands frequently, besides sanitizing the environment. Superintendent of a government hospital, M Prabhakar said that 84 new swine flu cases were reported and 240 cases had been treated till now. The virus has killed 191 people in the country in January alone, with southern Telangana being the worst hit state. So far, 2,038 people have been afflicted by the virus in India. Feb 12, 2015
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Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal meets PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the meet, Kejriwal demanded full statehood for Delhi and the PM said that he will ponder over the issue. Kejriwal, who was unanimously elected as the leader of the legislative party, yesterday met Rajnath Singh and extended invitation for his swearing-in ceremony. He also called on Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in the day. Kejriwal's party, AAP, made a clean sweep of the Delhi assembly polls yesterday, winning 67 of the 70 seats on offer and decimated rivals BJP and Congress. Feb 12, 2015
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MEA assures assistance for man allegedly paralysed by police thrashing in Madison

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday said it was providing all consular assistance to Indian national, Sureshbhai Patel, who was left partially paralyzed in the US after allegedly being thrashed by a policeman. The said the Consulate General in Atlanta had been in touch with the Madison police chief, who had ordered an inquiry into the incident. As per reports, the policeman forced Sureshbhai Patel, 57, to the ground when he went out for a walk. The police had reportedly got a complaint from someone in the neighbourhood about a 'suspicious man' and when they confronted Patel, he could not answer as he knew no English. Feb 12, 2015
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PM Modi not to attend Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony on Saturday: Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who met Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal Thursday, will not be attending the latter's oath taking ceremony on February 14. Kejriwal, who met Prime Minister Modi for about 15 minutes this morning and invited him to his swearing-in ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan, had met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. Kejriwal's party, AAP, made a clean sweep of the Delhi assembly polls yesterday, winning 67 of the 70 seats on offer and decimated rivals BJP and Congress. Kejriwal had earlier met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at the latter's official residence and staked a claim to form the government in the national capital. Feb 12, 2015