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Normalcy returns in Kashmir after four days of shutdown

Srinagar, Feb 12 (ANI): Life returned to normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after four consecutive days of shutdown and curfew in the region. Shops and markets reopened in summer capital Srinagar and other major towns of the valley. A shopkeeper, Bashir Ahmad, said his business was affected with the shutdowns and urged for permanent solution. Separatists had called for shutdown to mark second anniversary of hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Besides, Hurriyat Conference had appealed people to observe a complete shutdown as a youth, named Farooq Ahmad Bhat, was killed when forces allegedly opened fire on a group of stone-pelting protesters in Palhallan area of north Kashmir on Monday (February 09). Feb 12, 2015
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Bihar Crisis: BJP refutes Nitish Kumar's allegations of 'throttling democracy'

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): BJP on Thursday refuted Bihar's fomer Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's allegations of 'throttling democracy'. IT and Communication Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad while speaking at a press conference said that Kumar has imposed baseless and untrue allegations on BJP and that the party condemns his statement. He added that BJP did not expect a person of Nitish Kumar's stature to stoop to this level. Feb 12, 2015
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Patna HC says Nitish Kumar can continue as JD (U) legislative party chief

Patna, Feb 12 (ANI): In a major boost to Nitish Kumar, the Patna High Court on Thursday ordered that he can continue as the leader of JD (U) Legislative Party. The order came on a review petition filed by JD (U) against the court's order that had stayed Nitish's election. A division bench of Chief Justice LN Reddy has modified its earlier order of stay on Nitish Kumar's election as the new leader of the legislature party, PK Shahi, who has filed a petition challenging the stay and requested it be withdrawn, told media that he can continue as party legislative leader. Feb 12, 2015
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Maoists blow up railway tracks in Jharkhand, call for shutdown

Ranchi, Feb 12 (ANI): Maoists on Thursday called for a 24-hour shutdown in Ranchi against the government's land acquisition bill and blew up some railways tracks in Gomoh, Bokaro and Dhanbad regions of Jharkhand state. The shutdown had an impact as no public transport was available for daily commuters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed an urgent executive order in December 2014 to ease land-acquisition rules in sectors like power, housing and defence to kick-start hundreds of billions of dollars in stalled projects, though investments are unlikely to flow in immediately. Feb 12, 2015
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CBS reporter Bob Simon killed in car crash

==THIS STORY REPLACES THE VERSION THAT RAN EARLIER=== Veteran CBS news correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash in New York City Wednesday night. Police say Simon was a passenger in a hired Feb 12, 2015
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CBS reporter Bob Simon killed in car crash

==THIS STORY REPLACES THE VERSION THAT RAN EARLIER=== Veteran CBS news correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash in New York City Wednesday night. Police say Simon was a passenger in a hired Feb 12, 2015
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Sun's activity captured in stunning time-lapse video

A twisting solar flare erupting into space......just one of many captivating images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory during its five years in space. To mark the milestone, NASA has released a Feb 12, 2015
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Anna Hazare to hold rally against Land Acquisition Bill in New Delhi, Politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Thursday as anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare will be addressing a rally of farmers opposed to the Land Acquisition Bill introduced by the central government on February 24 in New Delhi. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that everyone has their own right to protest. Anna's supporter Sunita Godhara said that the rally is a one day revolution where farmers from all section will join. AAP leader Dilip Pandey said that Anna Hazare won't like to have any political interference in the rally; hence, AAP will not participate in the rally. Feb 12, 2015
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Jitan Ram Manjhi will have to see face of defeat: Lalu Prasad Yadav

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday said that Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will ultimately have to see the face of defeat. He said that the decision on Bihar political situation will be taken on February 20th and that Manjhi will have to step down. Feb 12, 2015
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Gulbarg fund case: SC stays arrest of Teesta Setalvad till Friday

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Social activist Teesta Setalvad's arrest on Thursday was stayed by the Supreme Court till Friday in the Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case. Earlier on Thursday, activist Teesta Setalvad's anticipatory bail plea in connection was rejected by the Gujarat High Court. Besides Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand, former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's (who was killed in Gujarat during the 2002 riots) son Tanvir Jafri are accused of misappropriating funds. They are accused of misusing funds to the tune of Rs.1.51 crore. All the accused now face arrest. Denying any misuse of funds, Setalwad had blamed political motives behind the case, say reports. Feb 12, 2015