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Doctors' strike cripples medical services in UP, SP smells political conspiracy

Kanpur, Moradabad, Allahabad, Lucknow, Mar 4 (ANI): Medical services remained paralysed in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday as the strike by junior doctors entered the third day following the arrest of their co-workers after a scuffle with a legislator. Patients faced the brunt of the strike as doctors did not turn up in hospitals alleging that the administration is torturing the medical students. Mar 4, 2014
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IBF calls termination from AIBA 'unfortunate'

Chandigarh, Mar 4 (ANI): The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has terminated the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) from its fold stating that the current set of office-bearers are damaging the image, reputation and interest of the sport. Reacting to the same, IBF Secretary General Rajesh Bhandari on Tuesday said that the decision of AIBA is very unfortunate. He also added that the decision has been taken without any inquiry. Mar 4, 2014
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Japan ready to deal with disasters

Tokyo, March 04 (ANI): Japan is still recovering from the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but it is well prepared to minimize the damage during such disasters in the future.The Fire Rescue Task Force, nicknamed "Hyper Rescue" was formed after the Great-Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in 1995, when the establishment of highly advanced rescue units was considered a critical issue. They are headquartered in Adachi-ku in eastern Tokyo, and respond to emergencies at home and abroad. The team consists of 63 people, who are specially trained firefighters with advanced rescue gear. Unity is their strength, and they improve the quality of rescue operations through repeated training and discussions. Mar 4, 2014
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Nitish condemns Modi's 'Bihar is a terrorist haven' remark

Patna, Mar 4 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had attacked Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in the latter's home turf by calling him a hypocrite and saying the state has become a safe haven for terrorists. Reacting on the same, Nitish on Tuesday said that he rejects allegations on Bihar and if 1-2 terror attacks happen then it does not become a heaven for terrorism. Mar 4, 2014
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Mukesh Ambani top Indian in Forbes 'world's billionaires' list

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Business magnate Mukesh Ambani has been reportedly ranked first in Forbes' list of 'world's billionaires' in India. Ranked number 40 in the world list, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman stands first amongst the list of Indians, followed close by Lakshmi Mittal at the second position. Mar 4, 2014
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Mulayam asks Akhilesh Yadav to work for UP and stay away from sycophancy

Lucknow, March 04 (ANI): Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has publicly admonished UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and criticized his government for "sitting on files." Yadav asked the state CM to step up and work for UP and to stay away from sycophancy. He also said that Chaploos (stooges) are running the government and they are never good for a chief minister's image. Mulayam Singh went on, not sparing even Azam Khan and asked him to start working rather than sitting back. Mar 4, 2014
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TRS took U-turn without considering what Congress did for AP: Hanumantha Rao

New Delhi, March 04 (ANI): After the merger of TRS with Congress hit a roadblock with the party saying that there was no such move decided, wherein Congress claimed TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao has expressed readiness to merge, Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh, Hanumantha Rao said that the party took a U-turn without considering what the party did for the state. He said that this is not a party’s affair and that many lives have been sacrificed over the issue. And that TRS should think it over again. Mar 4, 2014
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Nirbhaya Helpline faces closure, Sheila Dikshit condemns

New Delhi, March 04 (ANI): The Delhi Government’s 181 helpline for women in distress, which was launched after the Nirbhaya assault case, is on the verge of closure. Contracts of employees who run the service have not been renewed since December and they have been working without pay for two months. Reacting over this, Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said that this will be a retrograde step. She added that she will write to Lieutenant governor about it. Mar 4, 2014
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RJD trying its best to keep up alliance with Congress, offers 111 seats

New Delhi, March 04 (ANI): RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav on Tuesday said that the party and Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is trying their bets to keep up the alliance with Congress and has also offered 11+1 seats for Congress in Bihar. Yadav said that the party is waiting for their response. He also remained assured that a ‘secular party like Congress’ will never join hands with the JD (U) which was a close ally with the BJP and NDA. Mar 4, 2014
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Ink thrown on Subrata Roy outside SC

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Ink was thrown at Sahara chairman Subrata Roy on Tuesday as he arrived at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The man suspected to have thrown ink on Subrata Roy has been detained. After being detained the man said that he threw the ink because Roy is a thief. Roy was driven down from Lucknow to Delhi last night in a Mercedes escorted by police cars. He reached the Supreme Court for his appearance in a contempt case arising out of non refund of Rs 20,000 crore to investors. Mar 4, 2014
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India to discuss key issues with Sri Lanka at BIMSTEC

Nay Pyi Taw, Mar 4 (ANI): Foreign minister, Salman Khurshid has said that many issues are there to discuss with Sri Lankan counterpart in the ongoing Bay Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Indian delegation headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw to attend (BIMSTEC). Mar 4, 2014
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TRS not to merge with Congress

Hyderabad, Mar 4 (ANI): Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) Chief K Chandrashekar Rao, has denied merger with Congress party. Congress leader Digvijay Singh had earlier hinted that the TRS will merge with the Congress. He had said that the consultation process between the two parties was over. However, ending days of speculation and dashing the hopes of Congress, the TRS ruled out any merger with the Congress. K Chandrashekar Rao had joined hands with TDP against Congress for the 2009 elections. But his party had suffered a serious setback and won only two Lok Sabha seats and 10 Assembly seats in the region. Mar 4, 2014
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Sex workers in Kolkata rally for equal rights, social status

Kolkata, Mar 4 (ANI): Sex workers in Kolkata recently took out a rally, pressing their demands of security and social status for their community. More than 1500 workers marched on the streets of Kolkata on international sex workers day (March 03). Members of largest sex workers organization, Durbar, were holding placards and raising slogans for their equal rights and status in the society. These sex workers from one of India's biggest red light lane, Sonagachi in Kolkata, demanded the legalization of the world's oldest profession. Dey also said that the day, which was started after efforts and labour put in by the sex workers of Sonagachi, is now celebrated worldwide. Mar 4, 2014
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Police nab five Maoists in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Mar 4 (ANI): Police have arrested five Maoists and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions after a joint combing operation with paramilitary force in Jharkhand. Deputy Auxiliary Police (DAP) launched a joint operation at the rebel hideout in Ranchi district. The Superintendent of Police, Prabhat Kumar, said that the rebels belonged to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI). Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers. However, thousands have been killed in the insurgency since the late 1960s. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the Maoist rebellion as one of the gravest security threats to India. Mar 4, 2014