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Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon meets Indian counterpart to boost ties

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon met her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Sunday to boost ties. During the meeting, both the leaders are expected to discuss bilateral and regional issues. Maldivian foreign minister's visit is the first ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government came to power in May last year. In November last year, Swaraj had visited Male where she met Maumoon to boost trade ties. India has helped the island nation set up several leading institutions in the field of medicine, tourism and technology. India-Maldives bilateral trade in 2013-14 stood at rupees 700 crore (7 billion). Feb 15, 2015
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Miniature goats for Lunar New Year

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) An artist in Taiwan specialising in miniature sculptures celebrated the Year of the Goat by carving two tiny goats standing on the top of pencil tips. The word used Feb 15, 2015
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More than 60 beached whales returned to sea

This pilot whale is one of more than 60 lucky ones who have been saved by rescuers in New Zealand. The rest of them died, after almost 200 whales were stranded on this beach a day earlier. The Feb 15, 2015
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Pak HC declares Pervez Musharraf ineligible for Parliament membership

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): The Sindh High Court (SHC) has reportedly declared former President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf "ineligible" for Parliament membership, saying that he did not fulfill the criteria set in Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. A three-judge bench of the SHC, headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqir, asserted that the military ruler misused his powers and abrogated the Constitution and the decisions taken by him have hurt Pakistan's image. The detail verdict has been released by the court. Following a four-year-long self-imposed exile, Musharraf came back to Pakistan in March 2013 to contest the May 11 general election. However, elections officials barred him from running for the National Assembly, thwarting his plans to contest the general election. Feb 15, 2015
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Suspect shot dead in Copenhagen shootings: police

TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NO ACCESS SWEDEN*~ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Danish police said they believed the man shot dead by officers in Copenhagen on Sunday (February 15) was responsible Feb 15, 2015
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13 dead as under construction house collapses in Chandauli

Chandauli, Feb 15 (ANI): At least 13 people were killed and one person was left injured after an under construction house collapsed in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Police and rescue teams have been rushed to the spot to clear the debris and the lone injured person has been taken on an ambulance to a hospital. Further details are awaited. Feb 15, 2015
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Paramilitary force organises camp in Maoist-hit areas of Jharkhand

Latehar, Feb 15 (ANI): Paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) organised a health camp in Maoist-affected villages of Jharkhand. CRPF personnel, as a part of civic action programme, distributed free medicines and utensils to the poor in 200 Maoist-hit villages in Latehar district. According to villagers, they are constantly under Maoists attack threat but are relieved after a police station was built in Herhanj area. Meanwhile, CRPF doctor Anil Kumar Singh said that their work was to provide proper medical assistance to villagers. The rebels have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and grew in strength during recent times in areas where poor, tribal villagers came into conflict with mining companies seeking resources for industrialisation. Feb 15, 2015
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PM Modi confident about economic viability of solar energy - Part 2

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was confident that solar energy will become economically viable in the coming days. Modi was speaking at the inauguration of the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo, RE-Invest 2015. The Prime Minister said lakhs of families are still deprived of energy and we must use our resources to the optimum level. Talking about the issue of climate change, Prime Minister Modi said that due to lifestyle changes we are utilising the future generations' share of resources. The Prime Minister also stressed that India can show the ways of protecting humankind from the effects of global warming. The Re-invest 2015 Expo seeks to evolve innovative financial models for funding and aims to promote the partnership between the states and the Centre in harnessing renewable energy. Feb 15, 2015
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PM Modi confident about economic viability of solar energy - Part 1

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was confident that solar energy will become economically viable in the coming days. Modi was speaking at the inauguration of the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo, RE-Invest 2015. The Prime Minister said lakhs of families are still deprived of energy and we must use our resources to the optimum level. Talking about the issue of climate change, Prime Minister Modi said that due to lifestyle changes we are utilising the future generations' share of resources. The Prime Minister also stressed that India can show the ways of protecting humankind from the effects of global warming. The Re-invest 2015 Expo seeks to evolve innovative financial models for funding and aims to promote the partnership between the states and the Centre in harnessing renewable energy. Feb 15, 2015
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Strawberry farming proves to be a big hit in West Bengal

Siliguri, Feb 15 (ANI): Farmers in West Bengal were yielding profits from strawberry cultivation. Strawberry farming has become a hit among villagers of Patiramjote area in Siliguri district. Many young farmers are taking it up due to less investments and maximum results. A farmer Rajib Das said he plucks around five kilograms of strawberries every day. He added that demand rose within short span of time, which also resulted in good money. A strawberry expert was invited to West Bengal to see if strawberry farming was possible in the state. The expert pointed out four districts where strawberries could be grown and state's biotechnology department started working on it. The biotechnology department is also giving training to farmers so that they can easily grow strawberries. Meetings have been organised with the farmers and other people to give information on the crop. Feb 15, 2015
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World Cup Series: Expectations high for India's victory in match against Pakistan

Amroha/ Rajkot, Feb 15 (ANI): In the ongoing match between India and Pakistan as a part of ICC World Cup Series 2015, expectations of India's victory get high. Member of World Cup Squad, Mohammed Shami's father Tauseef Ahmed said that this time India will surely bring home the world cup. Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara said that India is playing quite well and it will hopefully win again. Feb 15, 2015
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Vintage car rally in Bhopal encourages residents to keep surroundings beautiful

Bhopal, Feb 15 (ANI): Vintage car owners and collectors converged in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh for a rally of classic beauties. The rally was organised as a part of the ongoing Bhoj Adventure Festival which aimed to generate awareness about beautification of Bhopal. The rally started from Shahpura Lake and concluded at Kaliyasot Adventure Zone in the city. 25 vintage cars from across Bhopal took part in the rally that was organised by Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and flagged off by BMC Commissioner Tejaswi S Naik. Naik said the rally was a moment of pride for the citizens of Bhopal. In this almost 10 kilometer-long rally, vintage beauties like Austin, Rolls Royce, Ford, Willys, Maruti 1984 and others strutted on the roads enthralling the onlookers. A participant, Azhar Mohammed Khan said such rallies needed to be held every year. Feb 15, 2015
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Legal professionals strengthened freedom movement of India: PM Modi

Mumbai, Feb 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the legal professionals strengthened country's freedom movement, while addressing concluding Sesquicentennial Function of the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) in Mumbai city. Having a legacy of 150 years, said Modi, was of paramount importance and that people associated with AAWI could take pride in the fact that it produced lawyers like father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi and freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Modi also inaugurated a Permanent Judicial Museum at Bombay High Court set up as part of sesquicentennial celebrations. He also emphasised upon the need to strengthen people's faith in the institution of judiciary. Taking pride in his government doing away with 1700 existing laws, he said drafts for new laws should be available online to bar association. The country, added Modi, needs forensic science universities to produce efficient lawyers to fight against ever increasing cyber crime. Feb 15, 2015