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Major demand to make Hyderabad a Union Territory: Chiranjeevi

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): After Union ministers including Chiranjeevi, Pallam Raju and Purandeswari met LK Advani before Parliament assembled on Monday, Chiranjeevi said that their main demand is that Hyderabad should be made a Union Territory. He also said that the ministers will see that the bill does not get passed. Feb 17, 2014
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Opposition walks out of Kashmir assembly over scarcity of subsidized food grains

Jammu, Feb 17 (ANI): Opposition parties in state assembly of Jammu and Kashmir created furore over subsidized food grains on Monday.Opposition parties, including People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and National Panthers Party (NPP), walked out of the state assembly amid noisy scenes. Members demanded that the state government led by Omar Abdullah should provide sufficient quantity of food grains that too at subsidized rates. Feb 17, 2014
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One rank, One pension good decision, came out of competitive politics: Defence Expert

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Commenting on ‘one rank, one pension’ clause of the interim budget presented on Monday by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Expert Bharat Verma said that this is the only good decision brought out , though it came because of competitive politics. He said that this happened because Rahul Gandhi intervened on the same. Further, he said that this would not shift the ex-servicemen’s votes towards Congress. Feb 17, 2014
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Congress hails Chidambarms interim budget

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday presented the interim budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 to cover expenditure until the government's term ends in May. Congress leaders hailed the budget and said that the government did not fall prey to populism and did not sacrifice the stability of economy. Feb 17, 2014
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Chidambarams Interim Budget 2014 highlights - Part - 2

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented the interim budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 on Monday in Lok Sabha. While presenting the budget Chidambaram said that the fiscal deficit for the current financial year will be contained at 4.6% of GDP well below the red line of 4.8 %. The fiscal deficit, which is the gap between expenditure and revenue, was 4.9% of GDP in the previous financial year. He said that the government's objectives included fiscal consolidation, reviving the growth cycle and enhancing manufacturing. Feb 17, 2014
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Chidambaram's Interim Budget 2014 highlights - Part - 1

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented the interim budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 on Monday in Lok Sabha. While presenting the budget Chidambaram said that the fiscal deficit for the current financial year will be contained at 4.6% of GDP well below the red line of 4.8 %. The fiscal deficit, which is the gap between expenditure and revenue, was 4.9% of GDP in the previous financial year. He said that the government's objectives included fiscal consolidation, reviving the growth cycle and enhancing manufacturing. Feb 17, 2014
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Anna Hazare seeks affidavit from Mamata on 17 points demand

Nagpur, Feb 17 (ANI): Anti-graft crusader, Anna Hazare, on Monday sought an affidavit from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, after she assured acceptance of 17-point agenda if she comes to power. Earlier, Hazare had written a letter about his 17-point agenda to all the political parties and its leaders. Feb 17, 2014
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Narendra Modi's development model is against poor: JD (U)

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Taking a dig at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, JD (U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari on Monday said that the development model of Gujarat is pro-corporate sector and is against farmers and poor people. He also added that if his government comes in power in Delhi then Bihar and other under developed states will not see any growth. Feb 17, 2014
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Security forces arrest two Maoists during combing operation in Odisha

Ganjam, Feb 17 (ANI): Security personnel arrested two Maoists during a combing operation in a Maoist camp in Ganjam district of Odisha. A lot of items including arms and ammunition, rations, nine kit bags and several personal belongings were recovered at the camp. Security forces discovered the camp during a combing operation by the police and a district volunteer force in a forested area on the border of Ganjam and Kandhamal districts. When the security forces closed in upon the camp, the Maoists started firing. Feb 17, 2014
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Politicos denounce Kejriwal for resignation over Jan Lokpal Bill

Farrukhabad / Solapur / Gulmarg, Feb 17 (ANI): Political leaders denounced Arvind Kejriwal, for resigning from the Delhi chief minister's post over the rejection of Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly. Activist-turned-politician Kejriwal resigned as chief minister of Delhi on February 14, after his pet anti graft legislation was rejected by the state assembly, and also proposed for fresh elections for the capital. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, lashed at Kejriwal for hurrying and said he should have patiently awaited an assent on the bill from the lieutenant governor. Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid, refused to acknowledge the very existence of the AAP. Feb 17, 2014