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Congress gave wounds to AP, doesn't have time to spare for them: Narendra Modi - Part - 2

Davangere, Feb 18 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed a rally in Davangere city of Karnataka. Speaking at the rally, Modi said that he is surprised that Congress President Sonia Gandhi & Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi are visiting south but don't have the time to visit Andhra Pradesh. He also added that the people of Andhra need consoling, support and care but the Congress don't have words to spare for them. He further said that there are four enemies of politics- Dynasty politics, Casteism, Communalism and Opportunism and Congress has all of these four. He further criticized Congress over disruption of the Parliament saying that it is Congress MPs who go upto the well of the House & disrupt its functioning. Feb 18, 2014
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J&K always considered second citizen, Afzal Gurus case unjustified: NC after Rajiv Gandhi case verd

Jammu/ New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): After SC’s verdict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, J&K’s National Conference (NC) Chief Farooq Abdullah and party leader Mustafa Kamal said that Afzal Guru’s case was no different in this sense and that the state is always considered second citizen by the government. Abdullah said that Guru’s case was totally unjustified. Following the suit, Kamal said that there has been a miscarriage in the case of Afzal guru and that such a verdict as in Rajiv Gandhi’s case could have been considered in the former’s case too. Feb 18, 2014
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Never talked about any report from Transparency International: AAP

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Global anti-corruption organization Transparency International has denied the Aam Aadmi Party's claims that corruption had come down during its tenure in Delhi, and stated that it has not carried out any studies to assess the levels of corruption for the period as yet. Speaking on the same, AAP Leader Gopal Rai on Tuesday said that people are trying to create controversies and added that Former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal never said that they have given a report. He also added that there have been efforts to create controversies on political level. Feb 18, 2014
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LS adjourned till 3 PM over Telangana issue

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Amidst uproar and continues dim in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday after Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde requested the Speaker to take up the Telangana bill, the house got adjourned till 3:00 PM. Earlier, the house was adjourned till 12:45 PM, and after getting resumed got adjourned again over the protest. Union Minister Pallam Raju has said that the government must not get the Telangana Bill passed in the din. He has also said that the demands of Seemandhra leaders must be met. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Law Minister EP Reddy confirmed that state's Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will submit his resignation over the issue. Feb 18, 2014
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Happy with SCs verdict on Rajiv Gandhi case: Perarivalans Mother

Chennai, Feb 18 (ANI): Mother of convict Arivu Perarivalan alias Arivu expressed her happiness at the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday to commute her son's death sentence in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case. She said that she was relieved after the verdict and also thanked all the people who had stood by her son and family. Feb 18, 2014
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Security forces seize gold biscuits at India-Bangladesh border

Nadia, Feb 18 (ANI): Security personnel seized gold biscuits worth Rs. 35 lakh during a routine patrolling along India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal, while the smugglers managed to escape. The incident took place at Banpur border post area in Nadia district of the state when a Border Security Force (BSF) patrol seized the consignment which was supposed to have been taken across the border. Feb 18, 2014
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Italy disappointed over Supreme Court dragging marines case

New Delhi/ Kochi, Feb 18 (ANI): Italy expressed disappointment over Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to postpone the hearing in the case of Italian marines charged with the killing of fishermen, an incident that soured diplomatic relations between the two nations. Italian government's Special Envoy Staffan De Mistura, miffed at the court’s decision to postpone the hearing and to hold the case under the controversial Suppression of Unlawful Acts (SUA), expressed his dismay over the prolonged delay. Mistura also said that along with Italy even the European Union was watching the case with deep concern. Feb 18, 2014

Kiran Bedi and Congress slams Kejriwal over claims on Transparency International survey

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): After Transparency International refuted any claims of any survey as announce by Arvind Kejriwal assuring reduction in corruption in the national capital, Social Activist Kiran Bedi and Congress leader JP Aggarwal slammed the leader and party. Bedi said that every time one quotes somebody, he should have confidence in the same or else his credibility is lost as also in case of AAP earlier. Further, Aggarwal said that this is what AAP has been doing since their inception, saying something and then showing no credibility over the same. Feb 18, 2014
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We support Telangana state, but want justice for Seemandhra: BJP

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Amidst uproar in Parliament over Telangana issue which lead to adjournment of the houses, BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that the party definitely supports Telangana, but wants justice for Seemandhra too. He said that the party has suggested the same to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and those suggestions should be presented as official amendments in the bill. Feb 18, 2014
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Politicos on SC's verdict on Rajiv Gandhi's killers

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of three men convicted of killing former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to life in prison. The convicts, Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan, had petitioned against their death sentence, arguing that there had been an exceptional delay in a decision on their mercy plea. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam delivered the judgement on the mercy plea. The Centre had earlier opposed the plea by arguing that the convicts did not go through torture, agony and dehumanizing experience during pendency of the mercy pleas. The verdict drew mixed reaction from poltical leaders. Feb 18, 2014
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Transparency International rejects AAP's claim on 'reduction in corruption' survey

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Global corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) Executive Director Ashutosh Kumar Mishra on Tuesday rejected AAP's claim that corruption has come down in Delhi based on an 'unpublished report'. Former chief minister of national capital Arvind Kejriwal had claimed during a CII meet that he had come to know that Transparency International is set to release a report which says that corruption is down in the Delhi Jal Board. Mishra said that they have neither done any such survey, nor are they planning for the same. He also said that it is impractical as any such survey takes months. The TI is also expected to take action against the party. Feb 18, 2014
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JD (U) demands special status for Bihar, protests outside Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Demanding special status for Bihar, JD (U) President Sharad Yadav staged protest outside the Parliament on Tuesday when Congress is all set to push the Telangana bill before the house. Yadav refuted the interim budget presented by Finance Minister P Chidambaram and said that it did not contain anything on the backward states and its welfare and was just an appreciation to the UPA government. Feb 18, 2014