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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
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Uttarakhand CM discusses state issues with NITI Aayog members, satisfied with responses

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other members of the NITI Aayog, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said that he discussed state issues with the Aayog. He said that he was satisfied with the positive response he got from the members and that he hoped for all the help from the centre for the development of the state. He also said that he asked for the same consideration for Uttarakhand as for the north east. Rawat also said that the state government do not have funds and have asked for all assistance from the central government. Feb 8, 2015
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JD (U) & RJD meet Bihar governor over state political crisis, says Manjhi did all this on orders of

Patna, Feb 08 (ANI): JD (U) and RJD leaders on Sunday met Bihar governor Keshari Nath Tripathi over political crisis facing the state today. The parties appealed the governor to sack Jitan Ram Manjhi as he lacks majority and appoint Nitish Kumar as the new chief minister. Bihar JD (U) President Bashishtha Narayan Singh sai dtaht Manjhi is doing all this on order of BJP. Meanwhile, RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui, who also met state governor, said that the party asked the governor to dissolve the assembly as soon as possible. Feb 8, 2015
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Imphal: Three BSF jawans injured in twin IED blasts

Imphal, Feb 08 (ANI): Three Border Security Force (BSF) jawans including one Sub-Inspector and two constables were injured in twin IED blasts that took place at Napetpali village in Imphal. The injured were rushed to the RIMS Emergency Service for medical aid. After the explosion, the security forces, BSF, Assam Rifles and State Police Commando team investigated the locality and nabbed six suspected youths from the area for further verification. As of now, no terror outfit has claimed responsibility for the blasts. Feb 8, 2015
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International co-operation & action are absolutely called for to fight terrorism: President

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday while addressing a conference of heads of missions said that terrorism has converted itself into an industry of evils. He added that it has not only become a challenge for India but for the entire humanity. Mukherjee therefore said that international co-operation and action are absolutely called for to fight terrorism. Feb 8, 2015