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Decision not taken in wave of emotions, extraordinary situations call for such actions: Nitish Kumar

Patna, May 19 (ANI): After the JD (U) legislative meet, Nitish Kumar remained adamant on his decision to resign and explained the party leaders on his reasons for the same. He said that the decision to resign was not taken in a wave of emotions and he decided the same taking moral responsibility for the party's performance in the 2014 general elections. He also said that there are some extraordinary situations which call for such actions. May 19, 2014
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Speculations continue over Bihar's next CM's selection

Patna / New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Nitish Kumar's resignation from the post of Bihar's chief minister has triggered speculation over who among the JD (U) legislators would be the next chief minister of the state. Kumar has not recommended dissolution of the assembly, this leaving a window for formation of a new government, if any other party cobbles up majority in the 243-member house. The JD-U legislators will meet on Sunday evening to elect their new leader. A senior JD-U leader Narendra Singh, who is believed to have been leading a quiet rebellion within the party against Kumar for breaking 17-year old alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), refuted speculation that he could be the new chief minister. May 19, 2014
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Jagan Mohan Reddy seeks assurance from Modi for development in AP

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): YSR Congress Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday came to meet Narendra Modi seeking an assurance for the protection of Andhra Pradesh and said that he is ready to give issue based support to Modi. He said that though Narendra Modi does not need any support and, the party is willing to give him support. He also said that Congress never mentioned on how will it support the state of Andhra Pradesh and that is why he was looking for a sympathetic look from Modi. May 19, 2014
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Party will work against secular forces, Lalu Prasad to decide on alliance with JD (U): RJD

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Reacting on the ongoing speculations of an alliance between the RJD and JD (U) in Bihar, RJD leaders Manoj Jha and Pappu Yadav said that the party will always work against secular forces and will try to keep BJP and RSS at bay. Jha said that there are many internal conflicts in JD (U). Meanwhile, Yadav said that iot is for the party Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to decide on the alliance and the party will respect his decision. May 19, 2014
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Asaram Bapu fails to get bail from SC in rape case

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): The self-claimed godman Asaram Bapu on Monday failed to get any relief from the Supreme Court in a rape case against him. The apex court posted the matter for hearing on July 3. The controversial spiritual leader had approached SC seeking bail and dropping of charges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. May 19, 2014
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BJP's Ram Kripal Yadav terms Nitish Kumar 'Drama King'

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): BJP leader Ram Kripal Yadav on Monday described former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation on Saturday as an act of pure drama, and insisted that Kumar would do his best to cling onto power in the state. May 19, 2014
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Bangladesh academician hopes for middle-income status by 2021

Dhaka, May 19 (ANI): Pinning hope on economic revival, Bangladesh academician Bazlul H. Khondker said on Monday that the country will achieve middle-income status by 2021, even as he expressed concerns over trade concessions. Professor of Economics at Dhaka University, Khondker, said that they were concerned about losing trade concessions rather than low cost lending or investment. May 19, 2014
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Politicos react over CWC meeting on stock of poll

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): The Congress Working Committee will meet in New Delhi on Monday in the wake of party's worst-ever performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. The meeting of the party's apex decision making body, which will be chaired by party president Sonia Gandhi, is expected to delve on exploring the reasons behind its defeat and chalking out its future strategy. CPI leader D. Raja said BJP benefited from the anti Congress anger all over the country and now it is for the Congress party to assess the situation and act accordingly. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the meeting is an internal matter of Congress and there was nothing to worry about poll decisions as they keep varying. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari said that there is a need to go into things deeply to come to certain conclusions. May 19, 2014
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Navy chief says safety measures in place after spate of marine incidents

Mumbai, May 19 (ANI): Navy chief, Admiral Robin K Dhowan, on Monday assured that safety measures were in place and standing operating procedures were being followed in wake of recent maritime accidents. Dhowan, addressing the officers and sailors of the Western Naval Command in Mumbai said that various measures have been put in place to avert any major accident. Dhowan said naval officers were responsible to protect the assets and maritime interests. May 19, 2014
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KT Rama Rao meets Asaduddin Owaisi over Telangana's development issues

Hyderabad, May 19 (ANI): TRS leader KT Rama Rao on Monday met All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi over development issues in Telangana. Rao said that Hyderabad is an important part of Telangana and that he hoped that the parties work together for the development of the state. Further, Owaisi said that his party will support TRS and will prove that Telangana will be the best in the country. Further, he said that his party will work to keep the anti-secular and RSS ideology at bay. May 19, 2014
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Politicos on Bihar's political saga

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted over the current situation in Bihar. The political drama in Bihar that began after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offered his resignation on Saturday continues to unfold with new twists and turns even on Monday. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Nitish took a bold decision of resigning. CPI leader D Raja said that Nitish has done a right thing to own up such a responsibility. Congress leader Meem Afzal said that CM of any state cannot be the reason for the loss in Lok Sabha. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that there is lot of internal conflicts in Nitish’s party. May 19, 2014
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Satyavrat Chaturvedi agrees with Ahmed Patel on owning up for poll debacle

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Congress leader, Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Monday agreed with party colleague and Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel's views that the party must own up for the loss in the recently concluded general elections. He also stressed on the need for rebuilding the team after deficiencies are analyzed. May 19, 2014
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Jethmalani sets out guidelines for new Government, express his confidence on Modi

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader and lawyer Ram Jethmalamani, on Monday stated that if the new incoming BJP-led NDA Government, doesn't bring in people with clean credentials at the helm as ministers, it risks facing the same consequences as the Congress had seen with its defeat in the general elections. He also expressed his full confidence on the ability of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) prime minister candidate Narendra Modi. May 19, 2014
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Deepening crisis in Sindh

Karachi / London, May 19: Economically affluent, but the most unstable and insecure province in Pakistan - Sindh continues to be on fire with no end to targeted killings, extortion and other crimes. Karachi, the capital of Sindh, is badly affected, and the crime graph is reaching a new high. From January to May this year, 760 people reportedly died in targeted killings. The Jihadi intolerance against minorities, including Hindus, Christians, Ahmedies and Muhajirs is growing. The minorities face problems like forced conversions and kidnappings, while the law enforcement agencies pose as mere spectators. May 19, 2014