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Ousted from JD (U), Manjhi forms new party 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha'

New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): Ousted Janata Dal (United) leader and former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi floated a new party, the 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha'. According to reports, the HAM has been formed to counter the JD (U) ahead of Bihar assembly polls to be held later this year. Manjhi's supporters are said to be predominantly Mahadalits and other backward castes. Last week, the 70-year-old Manjhi had resigned from the top post in Bihar ahead of a crucial trust vote in the state assembly. While tendering his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, he also recommended dissolution of the assembly, a suggestion that was not taken into consideration. Mar 1, 2015
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Women cadre of BSF set out on month-long Camel Safari

Bhuj, March 01 (ANI): In a laudable initiative, women cadre of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) have set out on a month-long camel safari to spread the message of women empowerment and raise awareness about the hardships faced by the force. BSF has tied up with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) for the expedition, which will be led by Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest. A total of 20 women are participating in the expedition, a part of BSF’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. The expedition was flagged off on Tuesday from Bhuj city of Gujarat and it will pass through various border villages of Rajasthan and Punjab. The expedition will conclude at Wagah border in Punjab on March 24. Speaking about the expedition, Pal said that it was a way to acknowledge the hard work put in by BSF officials in keeping the country safe. The women officials have been given 10 days of special training in the desert of Rann of Kutch and also in various other environments Mar 1, 2015
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Bolivian military brings aid to flood victims

Floodwaters stretch as far as the eyes can see in Bolivia. Heavy rains that began in October have drenched the country, leaving more than 2,000 people homeless here along the Bolivian-Brazilian Mar 1, 2015