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We stood against "humiliation" of a mahadalit by Nitish Kumar, do not repent: BJP (Part-1)

Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): The BJP on Friday said that it stood against the "humiliation" of a mahadalit at the hands of Nitish Kumar and therefore do not repent on their decision. Earlier in the day, Jitan Ram Manjhi stepped down as the Bihar Chief Minister, hours before he was to seek a vote of confidence in the state assembly. 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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Anna Hazare flags off 'padayatra' against land acquisition ordinance

Palwal, Feb 20 (ANI): Anti-Graft Crusader Anna Hazare on Friday flagged off the 'padayatra' against the land acquisition ordinance from the Gandhi Ashram in Palwal, Haryana. Anna had yesterday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for removing the provisions which provided taking the farmers' consent before acquiring their land. The social activist will stage a protest in the national capital on February 24 against the Land Acquisition Bill and request the government to withdraw the ordinance. The protest would be organized by the farmer unions and as per reports, social activist Medha Patkar, along with 70 other organizations from across the country, will participate in it. Feb 20, 2015
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We stood against "humiliation" of a mahadalit by Nitish Kumar, do not repent: BJP (Part-2)

Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): The BJP on Friday said that it stood against the "humiliation" of a mahadalit at the hands of Nitish Kumar and therefore do not repent on their decision. Earlier in the day, Jitan Ram Manjhi stepped down as the Bihar Chief Minister, hours before he was to seek a vote of confidence in the state assembly. 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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BSE closes points 247.38 down on Feb 20

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 247.38 points down to stand at 29,214.89. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 61.70 points down to stand at 8,833.60. SREI INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE LTD and IDBI were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.82% and 8.42% along with CONCOR and JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD. with an increase of 7.59% and 6.05% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and Bajaj Finance LTD with a decrease of 4.09% and 3.98% along with GODREJ CONSUMER PRODUCTS LTD. and DEN with a decrease of 3.82% and 3.78% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 14.94 points at 19,832.70 while the banking sector is down 137.33 points at 21,819.46 and the reality sector is up at 12.02 points at 1,761.25. The Indian currency is up 0.19 % at Rs 62.22 per dollar. Feb 20, 2015
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Lady Gaga shares details of her 'customized' engagement ring

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Lady Gaga's fiance Taylor Kinney went an extra mile to add personal detailing to the engagement ring he gifted to the singer. The heart-shaped engagement ring features the couple's initials i.e. a "T" for Taylor and an "S" for Gaga's birth name, Stefani connected with the heart, an online news portal reported. The snapshot of the ring posted by the 28-year-old singer reads the caption as, "My favourite part of my engagement ring". Feb 20, 2015
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Cyclones rip through Australia

A pair of cyclones batter Australia Friday causing what's expected to be major damage. In northeast Queensland state, Cyclone Marcia whipped up towns along the shoreline, upending trees, tearing Feb 20, 2015
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Manjhi should have resigned earlier, BJP's real face has been exposed: Nitish (Part-1)

Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday said that Jitan Ram Manjhi should have resigned earlier. Earlier in the day, Manjhi resigned from the post of Chief Minister. He submitted his resignation ahead of the crucial trust vote. Addressing mediapersons in Patna, Kumar said that BJP’s real face has been exposed. Describing the sudden decision of Manjhi to quit as chief minister just ahead of the floor test as "unique situation", he added that JD (U) is now waiting for a word from the governor. Feb 20, 2015
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Manjhi should have resigned earlier, BJP's real face has been exposed: Nitish (Part-2)

Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday said that Jitan Ram Manjhi should have resigned earlier. Earlier in the day, Manjhi resigned from the post of Chief Minister. He submitted his resignation ahead of the crucial trust vote. Addressing mediapersons in Patna, Kumar said that BJP’s real face has been exposed. Describing the sudden decision of Manjhi to quit as chief minister just ahead of the floor test as "unique situation", he added that JD (U) is now waiting for a word from the governor. Feb 20, 2015
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I accept my mistake and apologize to the people of Bihar: Nitish

Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): Terming his decision to quit from the post of Bihar’s Chief Minister last year as "a mistake”, senior JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday apologized to the people of the state. Addressing mediapersons in Patna, Kumar also thanked all the parties who supported them. The JD (U) leader added that he had already staked claim to form the government and was waiting for Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to invite him to form the government. Feb 20, 2015
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India frees 111 Bangladeshi fishermen

West Bengal, Feb 20 (ANI): The West Bengal government has repatriated 111 Bangladeshi fishermen detained for illegal fishing in Indian waters. The release came ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s maiden trip to Bangladesh. Reportedly, Banerjee announced the release of fishermen hours before she left for her three-day trip to Dhaka. During her visit, she is scheduled to meet Bangladesh's President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The release took place in the presence of officials from India’s paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) and personnel of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). Feb 20, 2015
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Trains collide near Zurich, causing injuries

Two passenger trains collided in Switzerland on Friday (February 20), Reuters photographs showed, causing injuries and disrupting commuter routes into Zurich, police and rail operator SBB said. One Feb 20, 2015
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Five people arrested for allegedly leaking govt documents from petroleum ministry, interrogation on:

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Thursday said that police arrested five people for allegedly leaking government documents from the petroleum ministry. Bassi said that three people were caught with some classified papers and that two more were detained after interrogation. He said that the police in investigating the case and that interrogation with all the five people are on. Basi further said that these people used fake identities to enter the building and had duplicate keys which they used and thereafter used to steal documents, photo-copied them in order to pass them on to non-governmental people. Feb 19, 2015
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Manjhi says he resigned to save his MLAs as they were threatened ahead of trust vote

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 here. While addressing a press conference, Manjhi said that he tendered his resignation for the safety of his MLAs as they were being threatened and bribed ahead of the trust vote in the assembly. 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. Feb 20, 2015
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Two more people arrested for allegedly leaking documents from petroleum ministry, to be interrogated

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Delhi Police arrested two more people on Friday apart from five others involved in leaking confidential papers from the petroleum ministry, said police commissioner BS Bassi. He said that the two others will be interrogated and further details will be provided thereafter. Bassi also said that the investigation is on in the case and that names of the companies involved can be exposed after detailed information. He also said that the documents will also have to be examined in consultation with the concerned officers regarding its confidentiality. Feb 20, 2015