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Bihar CM meets Prime Minister Modi

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Beleaguered Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders are expected to discuss the political situation in Bihar where an overwhelming majority of ruling JD (U) MLAs chose Nitish Kumar as their legislative party leader. Manjhi is in the national capital to attend the NITI Ayog meeting, where the prime minister sought chief ministers' feedback on Central projects. According to sources, Bihar CM will also meet the BJP's Central leadership later. Manjhi had on Saturday appealed Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for dissolution of the state assembly in wake of the political deadlock in the state. Feb 8, 2015
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Iran FM says nuclear talks extension not in anyone's 'interest'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday appeared to rule out any new extension to tough negotiations with world powers over his country's suspect nuclear programme, as he met top US diplomat John Kerry for new talks. Duration: 00:30 Feb 8, 2015
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Acute power crisis affects daily life in Kashmir

Poonch, Feb 08 (ANI): Acute shortage of power in Jammu and Kashmir has affected the daily life and businesses of the residents. The residents, who are still grappling with the aftermaths of the floods that wreaked havoc in the state last September, are now struggling with erratic power supply. Presently the power supply is only for as much as four to five hours in a day. Jammu and Kashmir is under governor’s rule after none of the parties was able to cobble up a government after assembly elections in December last year. Businessmen are also suffering as the power crisis is hampering their work. Power crisis is also leaving people bitterly cold in the valley which is receiving snowfall and has temperatures hovering around 2.0 degrees Celsius, five notches below the normal. Feb 8, 2015
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Surveys are just survey, should wait for 10th Feb for results: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Reacting on the exit polls predicting AAP’s victory in Delhi Assembly Polls, BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Sunday said that surveys are just surveys. She said that people should wait for results to be announced on 10th February. Asked if she will take responsibility of BJP’s defeat in the national capital, Bedi said that she is the person who always takes responsibility. Rejecting to comment anything on predicted results of the polls, Bedi kept on emphasizing to wait for 10th for the results. Feb 8, 2015
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LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Bihar's political crisis

Patna, Feb 8 (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday reacted on the ongoing political tussle in Bihar. Paswan said that the JD (U) had made Manjhi a chief minister sans any power and therefore his rebellion was justified. Nitish, who was elected as the leader of JD (U) legislature party at a party meeting held in Patna yesterday, is expected to stake claim to form a new government in the state soon. On Saturday evening, Manjhi called a meeting of the state cabinet, which authorized the Chief Minister to recommend the dissolution of Bihar Assembly. But this move was strongly opposed by 20 ministers loyal to former CM Nitish Kumar. Manjhi claimed he is authorized to take a decision on dissolution of the assembly. Meanwhile, Manjhi is expected to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence later in the day. Feb 8, 2015
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Men from Dubai, Pak 'hired' for Sunanda's murder, claims Subramanian Swamy

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday alleged that Sunanda Pushkar's murder was carried out by men hired from Dubai and Pakistan, and added that former union minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor should undergo custodial interrogation in this case. Pushkar, who married Tharoor in 2010, had checked into The Leela Hotel in Chanakyapuri a day before her death on January 17, 2014. Tharoor's aides said the couple had checked into the luxury hotel because of renovation work at his New Delhi bungalow. Prior to her death, Sunanda was embroiled in a spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, whom she accused of stalking her husband. Feb 8, 2015
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Assured NITI Aayog that Odisha will partner centre in its programs: Naveen Patnaik

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After attending NITI Aayog meeting, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that he assured the Aayog that the state will partner centre in its programs like Make in India, Skill India, etc. He said that the he advised the governing council meeting to capture the concerns of the states and asked for an enhanced allocation for infrastructure projects including national highways rural roads etc. in the state. Patnaik also demanded imposition of green tax for compensation of pollution caused by mining in Odisha. Feb 8, 2015
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NITI Aayog meeting was extremely useful, PM emphasized on empowerment of states: Arun Jaitley Part2

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After the NITI Aayog meeting ended, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the meeting was extremely useful in that Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized on empowerment of the states. Jaitley said that the PM gave opening comments thereafter each states gave their opinions. He said that the opening comments were in context of governing model and that the PM said that priorities are growth, investment, jobs and decentralization. He also said that Modi emphasized that economic activities should be in the states and there should be flexibility of states. Jaitley further said that three sub groups is proposed to be formed under NITI Ayog and the members will be announced after CMs give their preferences. Feb 8, 2015
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NITI Aayog meeting was extremely useful, PM emphasized on empowerment of states: Arun Jaitley Part1

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After the NITI Aayog meeting ended, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the meeting was extremely useful in that Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized on empowerment of the states. Jaitley said that the PM gave opening comments thereafter each states gave their opinions. He said that the opening comments were in context of governing model and that the PM said that priorities are growth, investment, jobs and decentralization. He also said that Modi emphasized that economic activities should be in the states and there should be flexibility of states. Jaitley further said that three sub groups is proposed to be formed under NITI Ayog and the members will be announced after CMs give their preferences. Feb 8, 2015