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Don't make mountain of a molehill, I stand by what I said: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Jammu, Mar 02 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday clarified his controversial remark about support of Separatists and terrorists over peaceful elections. Sayeed said that Pakistan and Hurriyat have recognized the institutions of democracy in India for elections. He slammed the media for making mountain of a molehill and added that he stands by what he said. Mar 2, 2015
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I don't believe in VIP culture, have instructed officials not to stop traffic for me: Devendra Fadna

Mumbai, March 02 (ANI): A day after traffic was stopped in the heart of Mumbai to make way for state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis convoy, he said that he doesn't believe in VIP culture and had made it clear from the very first day of taking over as the chief minister. He also said that Mumbai joint CP has been given the case and the action will be taken in the matter after investigation. Meanwhile, talking about the increase in number of swine flu cases, Fadnavis said that the government and private hospitals are advised to handle the case efficiently. He also said that the state government is allocating funds for the cause. Mar 2, 2015
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People revel in Holi celebrations in Uttar Pradesh

Mathura/ Varanasi, Mar 02 (ANI): Daubed in colours, people celebrated festival of colours, 'Holi', with pageantry in Uttar Pradesh. People threw powered colours and sprayed coloured water on each other while celebrating 'Lathmar Holi' in Uttar Pradesh. As per traditions, women beat men with sticks while celebrating the festival. Devotees thronged Mathura city, birthplace of Hindu Lord Krishna, to revel in celebrations. Lord Krishna is believed to have come to the earth to destroy an evil king called Kansa, who was his maternal uncle, and ruled some parts of northern India. Holi will be celebrated on March 06 however people of Mathura city mark the festival for eight days. In a special programme, performers were dressed as Lord Krishna and consort Radha. Meanwhile, spirits were high in holy city of Varanasi too as devotees celebrated Holi with colours, sweets and bhang (cannabis). Priests sprayed and sprinkled colours at devotees as they prayed before Lord Sri Krishna. Mar 2, 2015
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Respect Kejriwal for fight against corruption, will work on strengthening Congress: Ajay Maken

New Delhi, Mar 02 (ANI): The newly appointed DPCC President, Ajay Maken said on Monday that he held AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal highly as he is the one to start fight against corruption but added that Kejriwal should start working on his promises rather than looking for excuses for the party's non-performance. He also said that his priority would be to strengthen the party in Delhi and also to act as a vigilant Opposition. Maken further said that Sheila Dikshit is a senior leader and the party's Delhi unit would always seek her guidance in matters of importance. Mar 2, 2015
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AAP lacks internal democracy: Shazia Ilmi

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following reports that senior members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have offered to opt out of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on Monday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party lacks internal democracy. She said that the people who say 'yes sir', 'no sir' are the ones who are promoted in the party and not those who have their own perspective. The former AAP member also said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia are working against the party's interest. Mar 2, 2015

SpaceX launches commercial satellites

A Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida on Sunday (March 1) to put two commercial communications satellites into Mar 2, 2015

Govt distances itself from Mufti's remark, Opposition demands PM's statement

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): The BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre on Monday dissociated itself from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remark crediting Pakistan for peaceful polls in the state. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday told the Parliament that armed forces, paramilitary forces and the people of Jammu and Kashmir have made peaceful polls possible. Meanwhile, the opposition demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. Sayeed, who took oath as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister yesterday, stoked a controversy by stating that the Hurriyat, Pakistan and militants had allowed a conducive atmosphere for the assembly polls in the state. Mar 2, 2015
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Congress stages walkout from Parliament after demand of PM's remark on Mufti not fulfilled

New Delhi, Mar 02 (ANI): The Congress party on Monday staged a walkout from the Parliament after its demand for Prime Minister's statement on JandK Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remark giving credit to separatists and Pak government to ensure successful polls. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that democracy of India runs with the people of India not with Pakistani government. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that Opposition has every right to stage walkout, but government does not agree with JandK CM's statement. He added that the matter should have ended when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave his statement. Mar 2, 2015
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Reactions flow amid reports of VIP treatment to Lakhvi in Pak jail

New Delhi, Mar 02 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Monday amid reports of 26/11 Mumbai Attacks accused Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi being given VIP treatment in Pakistan jail. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that it is wrong on Pakistan's side. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that Pakistan should consider that if it wants to keep friendly relations with India it should take care of Lakhvi's punishment. SP leader Naresh Aggarwal said that Lakhvi being jailed by Pak is a big thing as the country has always supported terrorists. Meanwhile, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Pakistan should not provide such VIP facilities to a terrorist like Lakhvi. Mar 2, 2015