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Aim to level Indian economy with US andChina: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): After presenting the interim budget 2014, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the government aims to achieve a doable target of making Indian economy third most strong in the world. The Finance Minister appreciated his governmnet for keeping a stability in the economy and said that the last 10 years of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule have seen considerable amount of growth. Meanwhile, announcing the budget, Chidambaram stated that growth would recover to at least 5.2 percent in the second of 2013/14 from 4.6 percent in the first half. He said that their target is to move further from 5.2 to six percent. Feb 18, 2014
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Telangana bill to be presented in Parliament, Hanumantha Rao urges opposition to support

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): As the Telangana bill is to be presented in Parliament on Tuesday, with only four days left of the Parliament session, Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao urged the opposition parties to support on the same and let the bill get passed in both the houses. He said that the issue of Telangana is an age old issue for the state and have taken many lives too. Rao also applauded the UPA government for pushing the bill ahead. Feb 18, 2014
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Nepal plane crash kills 18

Dhikura/ Kathmandu, Feb 18 (ANI): All 18 people aboard a small plane that crashed in bad weather in Nepal were killed, an army spokesman said, after searchers battled heavy rain and harsh winds to reach the rugged site one day after the event. The crash highlights the poor safety record of Nepal, where more than a dozen airlines fly to nearly 50 airports, many in remote hills and mountains shrouded in cloud and cut off from roads. All passengers, and a crew of three were killed in the crash on Sunday at Masine hill in the village of Dhikura, 200 km (125 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu, officials said. Feb 18, 2014
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Artist makes painting of Narendra Modi using his nail

Rajkot, Feb 18 (ANI): Showing his admiration for BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, artist Bhati N in Rajkot painted Modi’s portrait using his nail. Visitors thronged the exhibition where Bhati has displayed his works, which he has painted using his six-inch long nail. Through his painting, Bhati expressed that along with him, people of Gujarat wanted to see Modi as prime minister of India. A large number of people showed up to see the three-day art exhibition and were astounded to witness a different kind of art work. Feb 18, 2014
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Australian boarder Bright happy with Sochi silver

Australian snowboarder Torah Bright -- who won the halfpipe gold in Vancouver and took the silver in Sochi -- says participating in her third Olympic Games 'is just incredible'. Duration: 00:44 Feb 18, 2014
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Hirscher ready for Olympics giant slalom challenge

Austrian world slalom champion Marcel Hirscher says he's well prepared for Wednesday's giant slalom but knows he faces a tough task in trying to beat US star Ted Ligety. Duration: 01:04 Feb 18, 2014
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Five Japan divers rescued after days missing off Bali

Five Japanese scuba divers were rescued Monday after being found clinging to a coral reef in rough waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali three days after they went missing, officials said. Feb 18, 2014
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Tarun Tejpal charged with rape in Goa Police chargesheet

Panaji, Feb 17 (ANI): Goa police on Monday filed chargesheet against former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal under new criminal law amendment act (2013). Tejpal is accused of sexually molesting a junior women colleague inside an elevator in Goa's Grand Hyatt Bambolin Hotel during annual think fest 2013. If proven guilty, Tejpal can be sentenced for more than seven years of imprisonment. The team investigating the case had travelled to New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to take the statements of the victim's family and friends. A few witnesses who attended the Thinkfest, where the incident reportedly took place, also gave their statements. Feb 17, 2014
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Jagan Mohan Reddy hits out at Sonia Gandhi for Telangana decision

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): YSR Congress President Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday lashed out at Sonia Gandhi and Congress party over Telangana decision and asked how would Gandhi feel if somebody come with a bill that those who don't belong to India should leave the country. He said that such a decision will set a draconian principle in place and that no bill have ever got passed without the assembly's approval and the approval of the state. Feb 17, 2014
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Kejriwal unveils AAPs economic policies

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Addressing industrialists at CII, AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday gave out the party’s economic policies. He said that if the government is corrupt, no privatization will benefit in anyway. Further, he said that the AAP is a new party and will definitely make mistakes and are here to learn and requested people for their support. Feb 17, 2014
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Politicians applaud finance minister's hike of defence budget by 10 percent

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Politicians on Monday applauded finance minister P Chidambaram's accepting of long pending "one rank, one pension" principle for armed forces as part of a 10 per cent hike in defence budget to $36 billion, a decision by which Congress could win support of soldiers ahead of upcoming polls. Feb 17, 2014