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Manohar Lal Khattar chosen for the post of Haryana CM

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh activist and BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar has been chosen for the post of chief minister in Haryana. Khattar said that it was a unanimous decision taken by the party. He further added that he is going to the Governor to put forth the party's claim to form the government. Oct 21, 2014
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Reactions flow as govt brings ordinance on cancelled coal blocks

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Tuesday after government announced to pass an ordinance for e-auction of the cancelled coal blocks. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that this step of the government should be welcomed as it will solve the power related problems which emerged after cancellation of the coal blocks by Supreme Court. Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that this had to take place because the country could not stop generating coal. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that it is futile to talk of an ordinance until its integrity is clear. NCP leader Majid Memon said that the government was expected to take some immediate steps to resume services in power sector. Oct 21, 2014
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Haryana BJP MLAs meet begins to choose CM

Chandigarh, Oct 21 (ANI): Having got a majority on its own for the first time in Haryana, the BJP on Tuesday took step ahead in the installation of a government in the state. Newly-elected 47 BJP MLAs convened a meeting on Tuesday to elect legislature party leader. The meeting is being chaired by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu and party vice president Dinesh Sharma, who have been appointed observers by the BJP's Parliamentary Board for deciding on the name of Haryana CM, who is "likely" to take oath on October 22. Oct 21, 2014
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JD (U) again demands central grant of special status for Bihar, politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Raking up the demand for the grant of special status for Bihar again, Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to fulfill the aspirations of the people of Bihar. He also added that the BJP must not let their dislike of former chief minister Nitish Kumar prevent them from granting special status to Bihar. Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party leader Majid Memon also supported the JD (U)'s stance, saying that Bihar needs special attention. However, the BJP said that the JD (U) should rather pay attention towards Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi who keeps on giving controversial remarks. Oct 21, 2014
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Politicos react as Shinde says Chavan worked to build his own image

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Political reactions poured in a day after former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde turned the heat on former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan saying he worked to build his own individual interest in Maharashtra in the last four years. Shinde claimed that Chavan did little to build the party's image in the state. Oct 21, 2014
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Rajnath Singh honours martyrs on Police Commemoration Day

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh paid his respects to the police officers who have sacrificed their lives for the nation at the police memorial ground in Chanakyapuri, on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. October 21 is observed as 'Commemoration Day' every year in all police lines throughout the country to mark the memory of the gallant personnel who were killed in Ladakh and all other police personnel killed on duty in 1959. The Police Commemoration Day Parade is being held at the national level since 2012 at the Police Memorial, Chanakyapuri. Oct 21, 2014
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India beefs up security along Nepal border region in wake of Burdwan blast

Siliguri, Burdwan, Oct 21 (ANI): Paramilitary, 'Sashastra Seema Bal' (SSB), beefed up security in the areas along the Nepal border in wake of the bomb blast in Burdwan district. The explosion in Burdwan district of West Bengal on October 02 had left two suspected militants dead, while the city court has sent three accused in police custody till October 22. Two women were also arrested in connection with the blast on October 05. The involvement of militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami are being suspected in the case as a large number of watch dials, SIM cards, and other tools required to make improvised explosive devices were found in the house. Speaking to mediapersons, Director General of SSB, Ranidanga North Bengal frontier head quarter, BD Sharma, said that many criminal activities were taking place along the border area, which is a threat to India's security. Oct 21, 2014