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BJP protests against denial of special status to Bihar

Patna, Feb 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday staged a protest against denial of special status to Bihar. BJP supporters staged, 'rail roko' in Patna and condemned discriminatory approach towards the demand of special status by residents of Bihar. Earlier, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi had urged people not to travel by trains during the stir. Another BJP leader, Nitin Patnaik, along with other protesters said that this protest is also to warn chief minister Nitish Kumar who is not taking the demand seriously. Feb 28, 2014
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Politicos react as LJP-BJP re-unite

New Delhi/ Patna, Feb 28 (ANI): LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday formally announced his return to the NDA fold, announcing to contest the next Lok Sabha election with the BJP-led alliance. Speaking on the same, RJD leader Manoj Jha said that those who had faith in Ram Vilas feels cheated today and this is one of the biggest blunders in the career of LJP chief. Further, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar said that now that Ram Vilas has taken a U turn, it shows that he never had any principles. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that his party is assured that BJP-LJP alliance will receive majority. Feb 28, 2014
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LS Polls: Gadkari confident of victory in Nagpur

Nagpur, Feb 28 (ANI): The BJP announced its first list of 54 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections from key states like Maharashtra, West Bengal and Odisha. Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari will contest from Nagpur. Reacting over this, Gadkari said on Friday that he is happy that he got an opportunity to fight elections from Nagpur. He added that he is confident of his victory. Feb 28, 2014
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Defamation case: Delhi court summons Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Former Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was on Friday summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha issued summons for 7 April. Gadkari, in his defamation plea, alleged that Kejriwal tarnished his image by calling him 'corrupt'. Feb 28, 2014
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First Bitcoin ATMs come to America

The first Bitcoin ATMs are cropping up in North America, enabling consumers to swap cash for units of the crypto-currency, or cash in their Bitcoins.Duration:02:17 Feb 28, 2014
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Sahara chief Subrata Roy surrenders

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Sahara chief Subrata Roy was on Friday taken into police custody in Lucknow following Supreme Court's warrant against him for not appearing in court in a case linked to his alleged failure to return investors' money. His son and Executive Director of Sahara Group Sumanto Roy told that being a law abiding citizen Subrata Roy willfully decided to submit himself to Lucknow police. Feb 28, 2014
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Officers knew INS Sindhuratna was defective: Brother of a victim

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Two naval officers, who had gone missing after an accident on board submarine INS Sindhuratna, have been found dead. Seven crew members out of more than 60 aboard the diesel-powered vessel were airlifted to a naval hospital after inhaling smoke, but the two officers - Lieutenant Commander Kapish Muwal and Lieutenant Commander Manoranjan Kumar - could not be found. The two officers who went missing were on duty on board when smoke filled parts of a Russian-built submarine on a training exercise off the Mumbai coast in the early hours of February 26 morning. Brother of Lieutenant Commander Kapish Muwal, Aashish said the incident is due to negligence as everyone knew about the defects in the submarine and it proved to be fatal. Feb 28, 2014
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Iran's foreign minister blames US for thwarting its nuclear programme based on 'illusions'

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on a two-day visit to India, accused US of intimidating and using pressure to thwart Tehran's peaceful nuclear programme which western countries have long suspected a 'facade' of covertly researching the means to develop nuclear weapons.Tehran denies that its nuclear programme has any latent military purposes and has signalled repeatedly it would resist dismantling its nuclear installations as part of any deal. Zarif, who was addressing a memorial lecture in New Delhi on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid, lashed out at the foreign policy of the United States of using 'force' and said it will never work against any state, citing examples of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Zarif added that it would be difficult for the US and western forces to win back the trust of the Iranian public. Feb 28, 2014
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NCP anticipates forming alliance with Congress in Goa, Gujarat, Odisha

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is looking forward to form alliance with ruling Congress party in three states, ahead of the upcoming general elections. Even though the Congress has not stated anything, NCP leader D P Tripathi said that the talks are in process to come to a conclusion regarding the alliance in Goa, Gujarat and Odisha. Earlier in the day NCP also declared the list of 24 candidates who will contest in the upcoming general elections. Feb 28, 2014
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BJP-LJP form alliance: Rajnath welcomes Paswan into NDA

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chief Ram Vilas Paswan formally announced alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the general elections due by May this year. BJP President Rajnath Singh welcomed Paswan into the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to contest next Lok Sabha elections. Rajnath Singh made the official announcement at a joint news conference in New Delhi. Ram Vilas Paswan said his party will support BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for country's top position. Feb 28, 2014
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Hyderabad revenues will go to Telangana: Jairam Ramesh

Hyderabad, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said that after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh revenues from Hyderabad would go to new state of Telangana, and that Hyderabad would serve as common capital of Telangana and Seemandhra for ten years. To compensate the second half of Andhra Pradesh, Seemandhra, for revenues trickling down to Telangana, Ramesh said that the remaining rump would be given a special category status for the coming five years aimed at promoting industrial development. Feb 28, 2014
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Government takes measures to ensure the safety and security of people from the Northeast in New Delh

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Munirka village in South Delhi is home to a large number of people from the northeastern states, a majority of them students. After a few incidents of attacks on people from the northeast in the city, there were rumors that a `panchayat’ in Munirka had ordered the eviction of all northeastern people from the locality. However, people in the locality have denied this, and expressed their support for people from the Northeast. The police has also assured off all possible security measures for them in Munirka and elsewhere in the capital. Feb 28, 2014
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Pro-Russian Ukrainians rally outside Crimean parliament

The Russian tricolour was flying over the Crimean parliament in the regional capital Simferopol as supporters of Moscow rule flocked in from across the scenic peninsula, protesting against the recent pro-European developments in Kiev. Duration: 01:04 Feb 28, 2014