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Japanese firms adopt practices to protect environment

Tokyo, Feb 19 (ANI): Japanese manufacturing firms are adopting practices that protect the environment. Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, located in Kakegawa of Japan's Shizuoka prefecture, produces Pocari Sweat, an electrolyte beverage. Since its launch in 1980, Pocari Sweat has become popular among people of all ages. The company has expanded its product lineup to include a variety of convenient cans and PET bottles. To keep the environment safe, Otsuka Pharmaceutical focuses on reducing the weight of containers, especially the 500ml PET bottles, which are widely consumed in Japan. Pocari Sweat is now available in a container whose weight has been reduced from 27g to 18g. Feb 19, 2014

Telangana row: Politicos on Kiran Kumar Reddy's resignation

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): There were mixed reactions from political leaders over the resignation of N Kiran Kumar Reddy as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. He has also quit the Congress Party. He criticized the Congress and said the new state of Telangana was being created simply for votebank politics. Feb 19, 2014
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Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case: TN govt to release all 7 convicts

Chennai, Feb 19 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government has decided to release all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, including AG Perarivalan and Nalini. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday told the state assembly that the government has decided to release all the convicts in the case. The move by the state government comes a day after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of the three of the convicts, Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan to life term on the ground of delay in deciding their mercy plea by the Centre. Feb 19, 2014
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UPA Govt. has taken all precautions to address concerns of Seemandhra people: Digvijay Singh

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Hailing the UPA Government for showing political will in implementing the election promise of creating a separate state of Telangana, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said that the Congress-led Central Government has taken all precautions to address the concerns of the Seemandhra people. He further urged the Telangana people to show generosity towards the Seemandhra people. A historic bill to carve out Telangana state out of the united state of Andhra Pradesh was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by a voice vote, and amid strong protests by several members of parliament, including those representing the Seemandhra region. Feb 19, 2014
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CPI vows to support Telangana bill in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Wednesday said his party would support the Telangana bill in the Rajya Sabha. The bill is meant to divide Andhra Pradesh in two parts. Earlier on Tuesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill by voice vote. Several members of parliament of the opposition parties like the Janata Dal (United), and the Trinamool Congress (TMC), however, had staged a walkout in protest over the manner in which the Bill was tabled and passed in the House. Feb 19, 2014
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Politicos say LS blackout illegal, Congress strategized

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Reacting on an unprecedented TV blackout in Lok Sabha during the passage of the Telangana bill in the house, Politicos said that it was illegal and strategized by Congress. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that if anything like this 'emergency mindset' takes place today, the house won't be allowed to function. Another party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that it was totally strategized by the Congress party. Further, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien said that this is highly condemnable and illegal and that the party will meet the President regarding the same. Feb 19, 2014
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Andhra Pradesh CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy resigns, quits Congress

Andhra Pradesh, Feb 19 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who is upset over the Telangana bill being passed by the Lok Sabha, resigned on Wednesday. Reddy has announced his resignation and said that he can't continue. Reddy resigned from the post of CM, MLA and membership of the Congress party. The former chief minister also attacked the entire Congress high command including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh wore a deserted look on Wednesday after regional, YSR Congress Party called for a shutdown in the state protesting against the contentious proposal of bifurcating the state and carving new state of Telangana, which was passed in lower house of the parliament. Feb 19, 2014