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BJP applauds general budget during parliamentary meet

New Delhi, March 03 (ANI): BJP leaders and union ministers on Tuesday applauded the general budget 2015-16 during the party parliamentary meet in Delhi. Briefing about the meet, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the budget covers poor and all the people of the society and is being appraised on the scemes it has for everyone. The parliamentary party also applauded BJP’s victory in local bodies elections among others. He also said that the government will also discuss various ordinances and bills in the Parliament today. Mar 3, 2015
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Politicos react as conflict within AAP increases

New Delhi, Mar 03 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Tuesday as conflict within the Aam Aadmi Party has seemingly increased. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that it is AAP's internal matter but it should not affect governance of Delhi where people have high hopes from the state government. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that AAP will now know the actual challenges of running a political party because winning polls does not make managing party easier. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that it is unfortunate that such conflict is being highlighted within AAP. AAP leader Bhagwant Mann clarified that the final decision will be taken after the meet of National Executive on Wednesday. Mar 3, 2015
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Politicos react on Indian Foreign Secretary's visit to Pakistan

New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyan Jaishankar is visiting Pakistan today as part of a regional tour, the first top-ranking visit since Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke off talks last year over the disputed region of Kashmir. The diplomat's visit to Pakistan is part of visit to all SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) nations. While many leaders hoped Jaishankar's visit to Pakistan will prove to be fruitful, few disagreed. Mar 3, 2015
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India condemns racial discrimination against Sikh boy in US, calls for action

New Delhi, March 03 (ANI): India on Tuesday condemned racial attack against a Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia and called for action by the government of India as well as the US over the same. A young Sikh boy in US has been called a "terrorist" by a group of school children, with the video of the abuse now going viral on the Internet. In the video posted on Inquisitr, the bespectacled Sikh boy is seen sitting in what appears to be a school bus and is surrounded by students. The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President, Manjit Singh GK condemned the incident and said that a survey says that 60 per cent of Americans doesn't know who Sikhs are, 48 percent of Americans think Sikhs are Arabs or Afghans. Singh further appealed to the Government of India to hold talks with the American Government over awareness about Sikhs. Meanwhile, other political leaders also slammed the racial discrimination in world’s oldest democratic country. Mar 3, 2015
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Politicos and Activist voice against 'VVIP culture' after ML Khattar's convoy ran over pedestrian in

New Delhi, March 03 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday voiced against 'VVIP culture' in different states after Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar's convoy ran over a pedestrian in Karnal district. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that Khattar is a simple man adding that the chief minister and other ministers should see that they avoid such arrangements. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that political leaders consider themselves to be Gods after coming to power and they should avoid the same. AAP leader Ashutosh also condemned the very culture of using such facilities. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla also slammed the 'VVIP culture' and said that the political leaders should join with the people and that the leaders are foe the service of the citizens. Mar 3, 2015

US Congress should not play spoiler-Rice

U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice warned U.S. lawmakers on Monday (March 2) not to seek new sanctions against Iran while it is in talks with world powers on curbing its nuclear program, saying Mar 3, 2015
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Japan island overrun by cats

This is Aoshima island, a tiny fishing village off Japan's coast. Only 22 people live here officially. But it's also home to more than 120 cats. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 65-YEAR-OLD LOCAL FISHERMAN, Mar 3, 2015

Japan island overrun by cats

This is Aoshima island, a tiny fishing village off Japan's coast. Only 22 people live here officially. But it's also home to more than 120 cats. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 65-YEAR-OLD LOCAL FISHERMAN, Mar 3, 2015
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Paying equal respect to all religions, Durgadas Mondal presents perfect example of communal harmony

West Bengal, March 03 (ANI): Situated in the eastern state of West Bengal, Bankura is a place in itself. Here amity between people of all faiths conveys the perfect example of communal harmony. One such example is of Durgadas Mondal. A school teacher by profession, Mondal possesses religious books belonging to different communities. Whether Hindu or Muslim or even Christian, Durgadas houses books which are not only knowledgeable but also conveys the message of communal harmony. People from different region come to Durgadas to witness the habit which has helped him maintain the age old ethos in the region. This man, who possesses books of different religion, is keeping alive the tradition of communal harmony in India that is a hallmark of the Indian culture. Mar 3, 2015
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Three-day annual Shiv Khori fair in Jammu draws devotees from different faiths

Jammu and Kashmir, March 03 (ANI): India's northern part of Jammu and Kashmir is a land of diverse religions and people here are living in peace and harmony. This thread of harmony has kept the region intact, and leading people to the path of development without involving themselves in religious skirmishes. A similar scene is observed during the three-day annual Shiv Khori Fair in the hills of the Ransoo Village of Reasi District in Jammu region, where devotees, shunning religious bias, gather at the countryside and pay obeisance to Lord Shiva. Around 50,000 in number, the devotees, including both men and women, who come from different parts of the country offer prayers in the holy cave, located inside the hillock. Chanting hymns to praise the Lord, the devotees enter into the meditation to get the blessings. Draped in colourful attires, the young women, while holding earthen lamps in their hands, make the gathering look festive. The atmosphere outside the cave is cheerful with women buying ornaments, displayed during the festival. Mar 3, 2015