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LS Polls: Akhilesh flags off SP cycle rally to woo voters

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Ahead of upcoming general elections due by May this year, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav rode a bicycle as he flagged off a cycle rally organized by the Samajwadi Party in New Delhi on Sunday to woo voters. Enthusiastic party workers and supporters gathered in huge numbers wearing red boat shaped caps and waving the party's flag to boost the confidence of the cycle riders who would cover the distance between Delhi and Lucknow in two weeks. Feb 23, 2014
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Arvind Kejriwal takes on Modi and Rahul, alleges them to be in Ambani's pockets

Rohtak, Feb 23 (ANI): Launching its national campaign in Rohtak, AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi and said that they are in the pockets and under control of Mukesh Ambani. Kejriwal also took jibe at Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and accused him of land scams in the state. The former Delhi chief minister also challenged political parties saying that he will quit politics if any of them can function as much as AAP and bring changes as much as them. Feb 23, 2014
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Worlds oldest man credits simple diet for his long life

Korba, Feb 23 (ANI): Born in 1896, world’s oldest man, 118-year- old Premsai Patel, native of a remote village, attributed his long, healthy life to fresh green vegetables, pulses and a strict vegetarian diet. Patel, A retired government teacher, lives in Korba district of Chhattisgarh where he starts each day by reciting verses from the sacred Hindu scripture ‘Ramcharitmanas’ which he says ‘purifies one’s body and the soul’. Patel, lives with in a big joint family of sons, daughters- in- law and their children. Born in 1896, Patel is a living testimony of the heydays of Indian kings and British rule. A woman relative, Ghana Bai, said that Patel believes in living a happy and contented life and therefore, eats and drinks simple food without suffering the perils of old age. Feb 23, 2014
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Maoists attack police station in Red corridor, kill one

Gaya, Feb 23 (ANI): Maoists attack district police station in ‘red corridor’ region, after a fierce gunbattle killing one cab driver and setting two trucks ablaze in Gaya city of Bihar. The cross-firing between red rebels and police started at around 11 pm at night and went on for a couple of hours. Kumar said that the number of Maoists who carried on the operation could not be estimated as the sudden attack came in the dead of the night. They tried to barge in the police station, but the counter attack by the security officials failed their attempts. A taxi driver, who was on a daily commute with a family from Odisha to Aurangabad, became victim of the rebel’s reckless violence. Feb 23, 2014
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Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered from Maoist hotbed

Giridih, Feb 23 (ANI): Police busted a Maoist operation in red corridor of Giridih district in Jharkhand and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition. The district police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a special joint operation from February 18 to February 22 to look out for any Maoist activity in the nearby hills. The team raided a bunker of the Maoists located over the area’s highest hill, forcing the latter to flee from the spot. Police seized 200 detonators, rifles, material used to make bombs, four belts, six uniforms, axes to cut through iron, tear gas grenades, Chinese grenades and a drill machine. Feb 23, 2014
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Ukraine at risk of splitting up: political analyst

A new era opened in Ukraine Sunday after a day of dramatic twists and turns that saw parliament vote to oust a defiant president and call early elections, and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko walk free. Duration: 01:13 Feb 23, 2014
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Pawar's statement on Modi not to be taken seriously: Venkaiah Naidu

Hyderbad, Feb 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar's comments about BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi should not be taken seriously, and that the former was saying such things because he was closely associated with the Congress. Pawar on Saturday attacked the BJP prime ministerial candidate on the 2002 riots issue, saying the entire country has seen the "mass murders" that took place in Gujarat. Feb 23, 2014
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Kejriwal would win 'Guinness World Record for lies': Congress

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Congress on Sunday kick started an 'expose-all' campaign against Delhi's former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, whom it accused of abandoning the national capital at the mercy of bureaucrats to further his own political ambitions. Thousands of Congress workers assembled at Connaught Place's Central Park where a 20-foot effigy of Kejriwal's falsehood was burnt. Speaking at the site, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Arvinder Singh Lovely said that if Guinness World Records had a category for lies, Kejriwal would win without any competition. Feb 23, 2014
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Sharad Pawar attacks Modi on Gujarat riots, Congress, JD (U) support

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Congress and JD (U) on Sunday supported NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s statement in which he attacked BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the 2002 riots issue. He also targeted Modi's development model and accused him of ignoring certain sections of society in his quest for power. Feb 23, 2014
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Ashok Singhal receives flak for his remark on Hindu couples

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): VHP leader Ashok Singhal has commented that the Hindu population was growing at a much slower rate than Christians and Muslims in the country, and Hindu families should “produce at least five children”. His remark has not been received well by political leaders and he has received great criticism for his remark. Feb 23, 2014
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Infiltration by militants under control in Kashmir: Army

Srinagar, Uri Feb 23 (ANI): The beefed up vigil and strict measures taken by security forces have succeeded in controlling infiltration by militants in Jammu and Kashmir, said a senior Army officer. Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh said that elimination of top militants has made a major difference to their activities in the valley. Earlier, a huge cache was recovered by a joint team of army during a search operation launched in the Kamal Kote area of Uri town in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. However, the army denied that the recovery of these weapons had anything to do with a fresh infiltration. Feb 23, 2014