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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

Delhi CM Kejriwal takes morning walk with wife, interacts with locals

Kaushambi, Feb 15 (ANI): Delhi's new chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday went out for a morning walk with his wife Sunita in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. Keeping with his regular routine of early morning walk, Kejriwal came out and also interacted with people on the way. People were seen happy to witness the chief minister of the national capital and also clicked photographs with him. Later, Family members of late DVB and BSES Workers gathered outside Kejriwal's residence in demand of employment for them and other workers. Feb 15, 2015
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Police cordon off area even as nation sounded high alert after shootings at two places in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Feb 15 (ANI): Police cordoned off the streets near a synagogue in central Copenhagen on Sunday after an attack that left one person dead and two police wounded. One person was shot in the head and two police were wounded in the attack, Danish police said on Sunday, adding that it was too early to say whether the incident was connected to an earlier one at an arts cafe. Danish television station said a large metro and train station nearby, Norreport, was being evacuated and people in the area were told to stay indoors. A large area around the synagogue was cordoned off and police was seen searching a nearby park. Earlier, a civilian was also killed after shots were fired in a Copenhagen cafe at which controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks attended a debate on art and blasphemy, the police said. Still photographs taken by Scanpix news agency in the immediate aftermath showed a glass door and window peppered with bullet holes. Feb 15, 2015
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Activists in Odisha protest against land ordinance

Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (ANI): Activists in Bhubaneswar city of Odisha held protest against the proposed ordinance to amend the Land Acquisition Act. The central government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi passed an urgent executive order in December last year 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. The protest was being held under the National Alliance of People's Movement. A land rights activist Prafulla Samantra said the ordinance is draconian, and a heinous conspiracy to snatch lands from the peasants in the interest of the national and multinational corporates. He further said if the ordinance is passed then the peasants will be uprooted from their land and will add to the number of street beggars. Meanwhile, another activist Manohar Chowhan said the earlier bill was in favour of the farmers. Feb 15, 2015
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Witnesses recount Copenhagen synagogue shooting

Two people have died in gun attacks in Copenhagen. The second shooting at a synagogue killed one person and wounded two police officers. Still photos obtained from a social media website show police Feb 15, 2015
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India celebrates Valentine's Day amid threats from right wing Hindu groups

Agra/ Kolkata/ Gurgaon, Feb 15 (ANI): Despite reports of Hindu right wing organisations harassing couples in public places, Valentine's Day was celebrated across India. In a first, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated a 'Lover's Seat' with the picturesque epitome of love, Taj Mahal in the background in Agra city. Yadav also posed for photographs at the 'Lover's Seat' with his wife Dimple. He said that for the state Valentine's Day was actually 'Taj Day'. Another attraction at the event was a black Taj Mahal replica made of sand by artist Sudarshan Patnaik. Meanwhile, in Kolkata city of West Bengal, All India Students' Association (AISA) held a protest against the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for spreading communalism and impinging on people's freedom to choose partners. Feb 15, 2015
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Cricket lovers hope for India's win against Pakistan in world cup 2015

New Delhi/ Bhopal/ Samba/ Ranchi, Feb 15 (ANI): As the very first match of the 2015 World Cup commenced, the audience will witness India batting first after Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first. Cricket fans across India are excited as the defending champions are playing their first match of the World Cup 2015 against arch-rivals Pakistan in Australia on Sunday. Millions of cricket lovers chanting 'India, India' are sitting glued to their television screens for the high-voltage clash at the Adelaide Oval. Matches between India and Pakistan are fiercely competitive. India has never lost a single match to Pakistan in the World Cup tournament. The cricket fever also caught up security personnel of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) as they played cricket in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir and wished good luck to team India. Feb 15, 2015