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Congress says govt notice over party headquarters Delhi's Akbar Road not for 'eviction'

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Congress leader Motilal Vora on Friday said that the notice served by BJP led central government allegedly to vacate its national headquarter in New Delhi’s Akbar Road was not for ‘eviction’. Vora said that the notice had come from the Urban Development Ministry and the party had replied to the same. He also said that if the ministry has any query, the party will respond to the same. Feb 20, 2015
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Police arrest two Maoist rebels, recover large amount of cash in Jharkhand

Khunti, Feb 20 (ANI): Police arrested two Maoist rebels in Khunti district of Jharkhand and recovered more than 1.5 million rupees from them. Police said they arrested the Maoist rebels after getting a tip-off that they were on their way to deliver the extortion money to their oganisation, the Peoples Liberation Front of India (PLFI). They had collected money by threatening traders, businessmen and shopkeepers. He added that the rebels were carrying no arms. The rebels have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and grew in strength during recent times in areas where poor, tribal villagers came into conflict with mining companies seeking resources for industrialisation. Feb 20, 2015
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PM Modi greets people of Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day

Itanagar, Feb 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conveyed his greetings to the people of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day. "Wishing my sisters and brothers of Mizoram on the State's Statehood Day. Greetings on Mizoram's Statehood Day. My best wishes for the overall development of Mizoram. May the state scale new heights of progress in the years to come," the Prime Minister tweeted. "Dearest sisters and brothers of Arunachal Pradesh, Warmest greetings on the Statehood Day of your state. Arunachal Pradesh is a state known for its natural beauty and its warm people. I am committed to ensuring all possible support that enhances the State's development journey," PM Modi further tweeted. Later in the day, PM Modi also attended the Statehood Day celebrations of Arunachal Pradesh. Feb 20, 2015
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Politicos react as Manjhi faces floor test in Bihar Assembly against Nitish Kumar

New Delhi/ Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday react as Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is to face floor test in Bihar Assembly against JD (U) senior leader Nitish Kumar. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi blames BJP for the political crisis in Bihar and said that Nitish Kumar will prove majority. Party leader Ajay Alok also accused BJP for the situation in the state. RJD leader Manoj Jha also accused the BJP and said that the JD (U) will definitely come to power. Congress leader Premchand Mishra said that the party stands with Nitish Kumar and that BJP is intervening in the internal matters of Bihar. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao, meanwhile, said that Nitish Kumar is the one to create the situation that is prevailing in Bihar. He and party leader Rameshwar Chaurasia asserted that the BJP will stand by Manjhi. Feb 20, 2015
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Manjhi resigns as Bihar CM hours before floor test

Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday stepped down as the Bihar Chief Minister, hours before he was to seek a vote of confidence in the state assembly. Manjhi had earlier met Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at the Governor's House. Manjhi was locked in a showdown with former Bihar chief minister and senior JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar, who had handpicked him to take his place last year. The BJP had asked its 87 MLAs to vote in favour of Manjhi today while the JD(U), RJD, Congress and CPI had issued a whip to its legislators to vote against him. The JD (U) and BJP have accused each other for the current political crisis in Bihar. Feb 20, 2015
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BJP's game plan has been exposed: Nitish Kumar on Bihar CM's resignation

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): After reports emerged that Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday stepped down as the Bihar Chief Minister, hours before he was to seek a vote of confidence in the state assembly, former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that their point of having majority has been vindicated. He also added that the BJP’s game plan was exposed as the party had asked its 87 MLAs to vote in favour of Manjhi while the JD(U), RJD, Congress and CPI had issued a whip to its legislators to vote against him. Feb 20, 2015
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Reactions from political circle on Jitan Ram Manjhi's resignation

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday stepped down as the Bihar Chief Minister, hours before he was to seek a vote of confidence in the state assembly. Manjhi had earlier met Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at the Governor's House. Manjhi was locked in a showdown with former Bihar chief minister and senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar, who had handpicked him to take his place last year. Meanwhile, reactions poured in from the political bigwigs on the matter. The BJP had asked its 87 MLAs to vote in favour of Manjhi today while the JD (U), RJD, Congress and CPI had issued a whip to its legislators to vote against him. The JD (U) and BJP have accused each other for the current political crisis in Bihar. Feb 20, 2015
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Petroleum ministry document leak: Dharmendra Pradhan says everything would be clear once independent

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): A day after five people, two of them officials of the Petroleum Ministry, were arrested for allegedly leaking confidential government documents to energy consultants and corporates, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that independent enquiry is going on and things would become clear once it ends. At least 25 people have been detained for questioning, the Delhi police said. The recepients of the classified information have also been identified and are being questioned, Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi said. Feb 20, 2015
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Pakistan imprisoned fishermen return to their homes in Gujarat

Veraval, Feb 20 (ANI): The 173 Indian fishermen imprisoned in Pakistan have returned to their homes in Gujarat, days after their release at the border. The fishermen, who were arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistani waters, were released through the Wagah border in Punjab, in a ‘goodwill gesture’. Their families were overjoyed as the train entered the platform at Veraval in Gujarat on Thursday. Fishermen said they were asked by the remaining imprisoned fishermen to urge the government for their release, adding they were given shoes and money upon their departure by Pakistani non-profit social welfare programme, Edhi. An in-charge of the fishermen said they were given directions to bring back boats belonging to the fishermen back to India. In Gujarat’s Rajkot city too, the train brought back the men, earlier in the day. Feb 20, 2015
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PM Modi assures progress for Arunachal in next five years

Itanagar, Feb 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday while speaking at the 29th Statehood Day celebrations of Arunachal Pradesh assured the people that they would witness much more progress in the coming five years than they had in the past 28 years. Prime Minister Modi said Arunachal Pradesh must progress at a rapid pace so that the entire north-east gets inspiration from it. Feb 20, 2015
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Displaced in Ukraine rely on food vouchers

Two Ukrainian children say a prayer before starting their lunch. They've recently fled their home and have to rely on food vouchers for their meals. Their mother Irena is brought to tears at the Feb 20, 2015
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Feyenoord fans clash with police in Rome

Twenty-three Feyenoord fans were arrested in Rome and 19 charged after violence broke out before the Dutch team's Europa League match with AS Roma on Thursday (February 19), prompting an outcry over Feb 20, 2015
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Indian space mission not a medium of showing one-upmanship: K Radhakrishnan

Mangalore, Feb 20 (ANI): Indian space mission was not a medium of showcasing one-upmanship over competitors but it ensured that the tangible benefits were felt by the common man, said its former chief K Radhakrishnan. Radhakrishnan said only nine of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) funds were utilized for projects like Mars Orbiter Mission, while the rest were put to use for development of schemes for the common man. The Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM, cost $74 million, a fraction of the $671 million the US space agency NASA spent on its newly arrived MAVEN Mars mission. Two-thirds of MOM's parts were made by Indian companies such as Larsen and Toubro (LART.NS) and Godrej and Boyce. Feb 20, 2015
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Certainly big names involved in govt document leakage from Petroleum ministry, they should be blackl

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Talking about the leakage of government confidential documents from petroleum ministry, AAP leader Dilip Pandey said that certainly big names are involved in the case and that they should be exposed and blacklisted. Pandey said that case involves some big names, both from the governments side and corporate houses. He also said that the chronic capitalists such as these have been robbing the people for days now. The AAP leader also asserted that these arrests sure are the tip of the iceberg but simply arresting them cannot solve the purpose. The party also demanded that these companies should be brought to light. He also targeted the central government over the issue and said that the government seems to shield such corrupt companies. Feb 20, 2015