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People across India demand improved facilities ahead of rail budget

Patna/ Moradabad/ Amritsar, Feb 26 (ANI): Passengers across India have been demanding improved facilities at higher fare as India unveils its rail budget 2015-16 in parliament on Thursday (February 26). Among their wish lists are improved facilities, passengers' safety, hygiene in railway compartments and strict adherence to train timings. The upcoming Railway Budget by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government is expected to restore the glory of railways as the sector is reeling under financial crunch. Passengers from various states complained of an array of issues and said that increase in fare to upgrade the facilities can be done. Last year's rail budget presented by the previous Congress-led UPA government left train fares and freight rates unchanged. Safety measures for citizens, especially women, are also on top of the list. Feb 26, 2015
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Polanski testifies, Lohan gets more community service

Roman Polanski testified at a hearing in Poland regarding a U.S. request for his extradition over a 1977 child sex crime conviction. The hearing was closed to the media, but the judge said the court Feb 26, 2015
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Water leaks into astronaut's helmet

(ROUGH CUT) NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: NASA astronaut Terry Virts was quickly pulled into the International Space Station to remove him from his space suit Wednesday (February 25) after water Feb 26, 2015
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Hundreds homeless after heavy flooding in Bolivia

The water level came so high in this part of northern Bolivia, you can almost miss the houses here. The Amazon community of Cobija is ravaged by flood waters after the Acre river burst its banks -- Feb 26, 2015
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Bionic eye gives blind man sight

For the first time in 10 years Allen Zderad can see. Thanks to a bionic eye and doctors at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALLEN ZDERAD, BIONIC EYE RECIPIENT SAYING: "It's crude but Feb 26, 2015