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Oommen Chandy denies lapses in Italian Marines case

Trivandrum, Feb 20 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that there were no lapses on the part of his government in the Italian Marines case. Chandy assured that the victim compensation fund will be handled by proper legal authority. Earlier, Rome expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday to postpone the hearing in the case. India's government has given its approval to an investigation agency to charge the sailors under its maritime security law, but said it would not seek death penalty if they were found guilty. Feb 20, 2014
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Delhi court awards death penalty to three convicts in Haryana gangrape case

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): A fast-track court in Delhi ordered death penalty to the three accused in a case of abduction, rape and gruesome murder of a 19-yr-old girl in 2012 in Haryana. The verdict was passed by Additional Sessions Judge, Virender Bhatt. Social worker, Anita Gupta, who was helping the family in fighting the case said that they were pleased with the judgment. The victim’s relatives celebrated outside the court premises after the verdict was delivered by the court. The father of the victim thanked the people for their support. Feb 20, 2014
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Centre forms committee to look into the welfare of northeast people

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered a CBI probe into the murder of Nido Taniam, a college student from Arunachal Pradesh who died last month after allegedly beaten up by shopkeepers in the capital. The order came following a meeting between the victims’ parents and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Following widespread outrage over the incident, the centre has recently announced the formation of a six-member committee to look into the concerns of northeastern people residing across the country.The committee, led by former IAS officer M P Bezbaruah will examine the cause for violence and discrimination against people from the Northeast and suggest measures to be taken by the government to address these concerns. One representative from each northeastern state will also be a part of the panel. Feb 20, 2014
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Kiev in flames as Obama warns of 'consequences'

Ukraine's embattled leader announced a "truce" with the opposition as he prepared to get grilled by visiting EU diplomats Thursday over clashes that killed 26 and left the government facing diplomatic isolation. Duration: 01:49 Feb 20, 2014
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Italy PM-designate meets with political leaders

Italy PM-designate Matteo Renzi meets with political leaders. Former comedian Beppe Grillo, head of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, tells Renzi the time for coalition governments is over. Duration: 00:58 Feb 20, 2014
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Extreme genital mutilation on retreat in Somaliland

The centuries old tradition of cutting young girls is on the decline in northern Somalia, though it continues to have some of the highest rates of women who have undergone female genital mutilation in the world. Duration: 02:20 Feb 20, 2014
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Rahul asks if PM's killers are released, can common man expect justice

Amethi, Feb 19 (ANI): Reacting to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s decision to set free all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that he is saddened that Rajiv Gandhi's killers are being set free. He also said that if a Prime Minister's killers can be released, what kind of justice common man should expect. Feb 19, 2014
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Maoist menace: People in Gaya demand strict action

Gaya, Feb 19 (ANI): Residents of Maoist-hit Gaya district in Bihar demanded stringent policies and security measures to keep a check on expanding network of rebels and their activities. People said that the state government along with central government should formulate policies to flush out rebels and develop the region. Feb 19, 2014
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Relief for expelled AAP MLA Binny, HC declares him independent legislator

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): In a big relief to Delhi MLA and former AAP member Vinod Kumar Binny, the High Court on Wednesday declared him an independent legislator. This comes after Binny was expelled from Aam Aadmi Party and the Delhi Assembly Speaker MS Dhir had said that despite his expulsion from the party, he will have to follow the party whip in any transaction of business on the floor of the House. Binny in his petition has sought that he be declared as an independent legislator and also objected to the whips he was issued on February 12 and 13 to vote in favour of the party in the House. Feb 19, 2014
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Police, protesters clash in central Kiev

Flames engulf Kiev's occupied Independence Square as police storm the main protest camp in a bloody escalation of Ukraine's three-month political crisis. Duration: 01:14 Feb 19, 2014