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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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