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Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan Won't Share Stage With PM, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan’s statement that he would not share the stage with PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Nagpur Metro. The decision has reportedly been prompted by last week's heckling of Chavan by BJP activists at a function attended by Modi in Raigad. On Tuesday, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had a similar experience when he was heckled by BJP activists shouting pro-Modi slogans at a function in Kaithal. Aug 21, 2014
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Indias policy on Palestine remains unchanged, says Sushma

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday said that there was no change in country’s policy of supporting Palestinian cause. While addressing a League of Arab States media symposium in New Delhi, Swaraj said India was also concerned about the loss of lives in Gaza and the nation had called on both sides to exercise restraint. She said India was concerned about the rising militancy, fanaticism in parts of the Arab world. She also added the Indian government was committed for greater dialogue during challenging times in various Arab countries. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement he was "gravely disappointed by the return to hostilities" and urged the sides not to allow matters to escalate. Aug 21, 2014
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Voting for Bihar by-polls begins amid tight security, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Voting for the by-polls in 10 assembly constituencies in Bihar began on Thursday on a peaceful note. The by-polls results will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that BJP and its allies will win all the 10 seats. However, RJD leader Manoj Jha said that RJD- JD (U) alliance will bring good result in the by polls. Aug 21, 2014
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Water-logging in Mumbai due to heavy rains

Mumbai, Aug 21 (ANI): Heavy rains in the Dadar area of Mumbai have led to massive water-logging causing numerous problems to the commuters. Last month, traffic was reported to have been moving at a slow pace at several places following the rains. Commuters also had a hard time travelling due to poor visibility. Aug 21, 2014
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Assembly by poll voting begins in Bihar

Bihar, Aug 21 (ANI): The voting for the assembly by poll elections in Chhapra district of Bihar has begun on Thursday. JD (U), RJD and Congress had reached to an understanding to contest 10 Assembly seats in Bihar together. They had officially announced entering into an alliance earlier this month. Both the parties have drawn a lot of criticism from other political parties as prior to this alliance; the RJD and JD (U) had been in a constant conflict with each other. Aug 21, 2014
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BJP leader makes aerial survey of flood affected areas in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, Aug 21 (ANI): BJP leader Ajay Bhatt made an aerial survey by a chopper in the flood affected areas after a cloudburst worsened the situation in Uttarakhand. The heavy rains followed by a cloudburst have led to floods and landslides claiming more than 20 lives and causing immense damage of life and property in various parts of Uttarakhand. Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat assured adequate food supplies to the affected people and said the government was trying its best to do the needful. Aug 21, 2014
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Monitoring the situation, will meet both CMs: Kiren Rijiju on Assam-Nagaland violence

Guwahati, Aug 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday reached Guwahati city of Assam to meet the Chief Ministers of both Assam and Nagaland. Rijiju said that he will be closely monitoring the situation in both states and talk to the Chief Ministers about the violence. Rijiju also said that the armed forces work on the action and direction of the State Government. Aug 21, 2014
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30 villages in UP under water, 24,000 homeless

Gonda, Barabanki, Aug 21 (ANI): Floods triggered by heavy rainfall have inundated 30 villages in Uttar Pradesh, rendering at least 24,000 people homeless, said a senior official. Thousands were marooned in villages across nine districts of Uttar Pradesh, where the release of water from overflowing dams in neighbouring Nepal has added to the impact of the downpours. Meanwhile, the Sub divisional Magistrate of Gonda district, Jagdeesh Singh said that situation was under control and rescue operations were underway. However, distressed locals of the area expressed their disappointment over State government’s inaction. Aug 21, 2014
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Lawyer files case against Pakistan envoy and Kashmiri separatist leader

Uttar Pradesh/New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): A lawyer from Allahabad city filed sedition charges against Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and senior Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah. India's Foreign Secretary, Sujatha Singh, was supposed to hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart Aziz Ahmad, but it was cancelled after Basit met separatist leaders on Monday (August 18). Lawyer Sushil Mishra justified his filing of a case against the two leaders stating they had breached the rules and regulations of the Indian Constitution and hence is a threat to the nation. Aug 21, 2014