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Women security key issue for Delhi, LoP necessary in Assembly, says Deputy Speaker

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The newly elected Deputy Speaker of Delhi Assembly Bandana Kumari said on Monday that security of women is the key issue for the state government and it will extend all possible help to handle it. She also said that Opposition plays an important role in the functioning of the government so a Leader of Opposition should definitely be there. The AAP government began its assembly session today electing Ram Niwas Goyal as the Speaker and Bandana Kumari as the Deputy Speaker. Feb 23, 2015
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Land Ordinance: Opposition slams Modi govt, BJP defends its decision

New Delhi/Palwal, Feb 23 (ANI): India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to have a tough time in the ongoing budget session of Parliament with political parties voicing their opposition to a land acquisition ordinance brought in by the Narendra Modi government. Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) member and chief of regional Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Mayawati, appreciated veteran social activist and anti-corruption crusader, Anna Hazare, for leading an agitation against the ordinance. Apart from BSP, another regional party, Janata Dal (United) (JD-U), also criticised the Modi government over the new ordinance. Countering the criticism, spokesperson of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sambit Patra, said that the new ordinance was more beneficial for farmers. Feb 23, 2015
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Apex court pulls up N. Srinivasan for attending meet despite ban

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): India's top court on Monday slammed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan for participating in a cricket board meeting on February 8. Last year, the Supreme Court had asked Srinivasan to step down to ensure a probe into illegal betting during 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL), in which his son-in-law has been indicted. The involvement of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is married to the daughter of the BCCI president, in the illegal betting case was proved by a court-appointed committee. The committee had been set up by the Supreme Court. The court has asked for Srinivasan's stand by February 27. Feb 23, 2015
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Al Jazeera journalist trial adjourned

Egyptian Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy arrives in a Cairo court. He's being retried on charges of aiding a terrorist group -- a reference in Egypt to the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for Feb 23, 2015
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Crimea prepares to mark one year since annexation

As Crimea prepares to mark one year since its annexation by Moscow from Ukraine, locals say they are happy with what happened - despite difficulties including runaway inflation and isolation from the rest of the world. Duration: 00:55 Feb 23, 2015
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S. Korean tech start-ups offer life beyond Samsung

The idea of corporate life in an industrial giant like Samsung has been a long-favoured career path by many South Korea's elite graduates but some are now instead looking to make their mark in the volatile world of tech start-ups. Duration: 01:29 Feb 23, 2015
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Liberians rejoice as Ebola curfew is lifted

It is the early hours of the morning and bars in the Liberian capital are packed as revellers drink, sing and rejoice their first night of freedom with the Ebola curfew lifted. Duration: 01:01 Feb 23, 2015
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Oscar winners celebrate backstage

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Winners at the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday (February 22) spoke to the media backstage after picking up their trophies. "Birdman" director Alejandro Feb 23, 2015