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PM Modi chairs first meeting of newly created NITI Ayog in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday (February 08) chaired the first meeting of the governing council of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) in New Delhi. The formation of the forum was announced on August 15, 2014 by Modi during his maiden Independence Day address from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort. Modi has accused 65-year-old Planning Commission of stifling growth with Soviet-style bureaucracy. The NITI will act more like a think tank or forum, in contrast with the Commission which imposed five-year-plans and allocated resources to hit set economic targets. Feb 8, 2015
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President Pranab Mukherjee meets delegates of Heads of Mission part - 1

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday met delegates of Heads of Indian Mission. The president while addressing the delegates said that for the first time on day of swearing-in of the new Ministry by President, Prime Minster Narendra Modi decided he would invite all heads of state in SAARC countries. Mukherjee added that with this, subsequent series of initiatives had been taken till then. He added that the institutional arrangements of converting the globe into a global village have been initiated and those days are gone when balance of power was the most important element in foreign policies of the countries. Feb 8, 2015
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President Pranab Mukherjee meets delegates of Heads of Mission part 2

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday met delegates of Heads of Indian Mission. The president while addressing the delegates said that for the first time on day of swearing-in of the new Ministry by President, Prime Minster Narendra Modi decided he would invite all heads of state in SAARC countries. Mukherjee added that with this, subsequent series of initiatives had been taken till then. He added that the institutional arrangements of converting the globe into a global village have been initiated and those days are gone when balance of power was the most important element in foreign policies of the countries. Feb 8, 2015
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Mumbai hosts fund-raising marathon to spread awareness about cardiac diseases

Mumbai, Feb 8 (ANI): Hundreds of children took part in a fund-raising marathon in Mumbai on Sunday spread awareness about cardiac diseases. ‘Little Hearts Marathon’ is an initiative of ‘Bai Jerabai Wadia Hospital for Children’ in Mumbai to raise funds for poor children unable to meet the exorbitant hospital expenses. The second edition of the three-kilometer marathon drew several known personalities, including the head of youth wing of regional political party, Yuva Sena, Aditya Thackeray, Bollywood actor Shreyas Talpade and businessman Ness Wadia. Students of various schools performed physical and gymnastic activities sending across the message of a healthy lifestyle. Feb 8, 2015
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International co-operation & action are absolutely called for to fight terrorism: President

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday while addressing a conference of heads of missions said that terrorism has converted itself into an industry of evils. He added that it has not only become a challenge for India but for the entire humanity. Mukherjee therefore said that international co-operation and action are absolutely called for to fight terrorism. Feb 8, 2015
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Imphal: Three BSF jawans injured in twin IED blasts

Imphal, Feb 08 (ANI): Three Border Security Force (BSF) jawans including one Sub-Inspector and two constables were injured in twin IED blasts that took place at Napetpali village in Imphal. The injured were rushed to the RIMS Emergency Service for medical aid. After the explosion, the security forces, BSF, Assam Rifles and State Police Commando team investigated the locality and nabbed six suspected youths from the area for further verification. As of now, no terror outfit has claimed responsibility for the blasts. Feb 8, 2015
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JD (U) & RJD meet Bihar governor over state political crisis, says Manjhi did all this on orders of

Patna, Feb 08 (ANI): JD (U) and RJD leaders on Sunday met Bihar governor Keshari Nath Tripathi over political crisis facing the state today. The parties appealed the governor to sack Jitan Ram Manjhi as he lacks majority and appoint Nitish Kumar as the new chief minister. Bihar JD (U) President Bashishtha Narayan Singh sai dtaht Manjhi is doing all this on order of BJP. Meanwhile, RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui, who also met state governor, said that the party asked the governor to dissolve the assembly as soon as possible. Feb 8, 2015
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Uttarakhand CM discusses state issues with NITI Aayog members, satisfied with responses

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other members of the NITI Aayog, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said that he discussed state issues with the Aayog. He said that he was satisfied with the positive response he got from the members and that he hoped for all the help from the centre for the development of the state. He also said that he asked for the same consideration for Uttarakhand as for the north east. Rawat also said that the state government do not have funds and have asked for all assistance from the central government. Feb 8, 2015
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Death toll climbs in Taiwan plane crash

The death toll in the Taiwan TransAsia plane crash last week now stands at 40. On Sunday, recovery teams continued efforts to find three people still missing. About 741 rescuers and 141 divers were Feb 8, 2015
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North Korea observes military anniversary

North Korean soldiers and citizens gave offerings of flowers at a war cemetery in Pyongyang on Sunday (February 8) to mark the 67th anniversary of the founding the country's regular armed forces by Feb 8, 2015
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Sharad Yadav will meet Bihar governor tomorrow over CM issue: KC Tyagi accusing Manjhi of supporting

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Reacting on political crisis in Bihar, JD (U) General Secretary KC Tyagi on Sunday said that party President Sharad Yadav will meet Bihar governor tomorrow and will submit a list of 130 MLAs to him. He also said that the party is hopeful that Nitish Kumar becomes the chief minister of the state. Further, he accused Jitan Ram Manjhi of supporting BJP way before and said that it is clear now that BJP and Manjhi were in conversation since longtime and that this was proposed to happen. Tyagi also said that whatever is happening in Bihar is scripted by BJP and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah does not want Kumar to become the chief minister of the state at any cost. Feb 8, 2015
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Nirmala Sitharaman meets Kiran Bedi, says BJP hopeful of victory

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday met BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi at her residence in New Delhi. Sitharaman said that she is confident of BJP's victory in the Delhi Assembly Polls. She said that exit polls do not give exact opinion of the people's voting so BJP will wait for the actual results to be out before reaching to a conclusion. Feb 8, 2015
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Nitish Kumar or anybody cannot claim to form govt before resignation by Bihar CM: Constitutional Exp

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Constitutional experts on Sunday said that JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar or anybody cannot claim to form government in Bihar before Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi does not resign from his post. KTS Tulsi said that the government has come in minority and that the chief minister will have to resign for any development in the situation. DK Garg said that is the chief minister is in power, the governor will definitely have to pay heed to his recommendations. He said that the only authority that Nitish Kumar enjoys today is that he can only approach Governor saying he is enjoying majority and confidence of MLAs so that he can be kept under consideration for the post. Feb 8, 2015
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We are ready for strength test, Party may split: JD (U) on Bihar govt crisis

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): JD (U) leader Mahachandra Prasad said on Sunday that the ongoing crisis regarding government in Bihar is because of the disturbance in assembly and division of opinion of ministers. Prasad said that the Jitan Ram Manjhi government has asked for some time from the Governor to extend the Cabinet. He also said that the party may split if division of opinion continues. Prasad added that Manjhi may even take support from the BJP if required to stay in government. Feb 8, 2015