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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visits Bangladesh on maiden official trip

Dhaka, Feb 20 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in Dhaka for her maiden official visit, on the invitation of Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali. Banerjee, along with her entourage, was received by junior minister for foreign affairs, Md Shahriar Alam, at the airport in capital Dhaka city. Before her arrival, Mamata tweeted that it was "a very emotional moment" for her. "I last visited Bangladesh 17 years ago and this is my first visit after new Government came to power in West Bengal," she tweeted. "India and Bangladesh share a special friendship and a special bond," read another tweet from Banerjee. During her three-day visit, Banerjee is scheduled to meet Bangladesh's President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Feb 20, 2015
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Congress targets BJP govt over spate in swine flu cases

Bhopal, Feb 20 (ANI): Congress party targeted the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government in Madhya Pradesh over spate in swine flu cases. The deadly H1N1 virus has hit Indian topography in its most adverse situation claiming over 700 lives in the country. Congress leader Mukesh Nayak accused the state and central government of conspiring with the pharmaceutical companies. But the state Health Minister Narottam Mishra claimed that the situation was under control. Feb 20, 2015
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Government says no need to panic even as swine flu toll hits 700 mark

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Even as India witnessed a steep rise in the number of swine flu cases in recent days, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth said that there was no need to panic, adding that the government was taking measures to ensure proper treatment to patients. The H1N1 virus has claimed nearly 700 lives in the country and the number of people affected by it has crossed 10,000 mark, say reports. Seth said that delay in treatment was amounting to rising casualties. Seth said that he was in touch with officials to ensure consistent supply of medicines and other medical equipments to government hospitals. He has also directed drug controllers of various states to ensure availability of necessary vaccines, along with guidelines for usage and treatment protocol. Meanwhile, 40 new medical stores have been given license to sell swine flu drugs. Besides, two new labs have been set up to the existing three, to deal with the rush. Feb 20, 2015
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Greenpeace Activist Priya Pillai refuses to give undertaking to government to fly abroad

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai, who was offloaded from a flight to London at New Delhi airport last month, told court that she would not give an undertaking to the central government as a pre-condition to allow her to travel abroad. Appearing before the Delhi High Court, Pillai said that it was her fundamental right to voice her thoughts. Pillais counsel, Indira Jaising said that the court has reserved its judgment. Feb 20, 2015
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Italy struggles with migrant influx

Crowds of migrants gather in front of a reception center in Lampedusa after being rescued from the sea. The center is struggling to cope wiith the influx of people. Some are transferred to medical Feb 20, 2015
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Eat Pray Love - Ghar Wapsi

Talking about love, we indians are a strange species... We teach love and practice it very differently... like religion for example, but the opposite way. We preach lots of love in movies, but do moral policing to the core, stripping down others dignity. But when it comes to religion, everything is done so much in open... not only preaching and converting, but also disgusting things... Feb 20, 2015
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Northeast region emerges as a potential investment destination

Guwahati, Feb 20 (ANI): A steady decline in insurgency has given a boost to trade and commerce activities in the Northeast region. Recently, several Medium, Micro and Small industries from the northeastern region as well as from other states and neighbouring countries have come together to showcase their products at the ongoing 22nd Guwahati International Trade Fair. The fair organized by the Industries and Trade Fair Association of Assam in association with National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC), was inaugurated by Union Cabinet Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Kalraj Mishra in the presence of several dignitaries including Bangladesh High commissioner. The Union Minister attended the inaugural session of the Northeast MSME Conclave at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship and highlighted the various initiatives undertaken by the centre for promoting entrepreneurship in the MSME sector in the region. Feb 20, 2015
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Obama urges unity in fight against terrorism

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Obama says countries around the world are 'all in the same boat' in the fight against terrorism. Speaking on the final day of the White House Summit on Feb 20, 2015