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Govt announces measures to benefit people living in tribal areas

New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh, announced in New Delhi that the central government will improve the already existing welfare schemes and launch new programmes to benefit people living in tribal areas. Ramesh announced a number of measures while addressing a news conference. The most important announcement was the provision of 150 days of guaranteed employment to people living in tribal areas, as part of the government’s flagship welfare scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The minister said the improved scheme will benefit thousands of tribal people at a small cost to the government expenditure. Mar 1, 2014
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Government lays emphasis on improving connectivity in the Northeast

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Railway Minister Malikarjun Kharge, while presenting the interim railway budget in the Lok Sabha on February 12th, announced the commencement of railway service in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya in this financial year. He also announced the conversion of the Rangiya to Murkongselek meter gauge line in Assam into broad gauge within this financial year. The Dudhnoi to Mehendipathar railway line in Meghalaya will be complete by March this year. Mar 1, 2014
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Pop singer Shakira opens new school in Colombia

Colombian singer Shakira inaugurated a new secondary school in Cartagena, Colombia. Located in a poor neighborhood of Cartagena, in northern Colombia, the school will welcome 1,700 children of the region. Duration: 02:04 Mar 1, 2014
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Obama, Biden take part in exercise video at White House

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have taken part in a video to promote the benefits of exercise. The US President and Vice President are seen jogging around the White House as part of the government's Let's Move campaign. Duration: 00:52 Feb 28, 2014
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Oscars 2014: Nominees for the 'Best Actress' award

Australian actress Cate Blanchett is this year's favourite to take home the Oscars 2014 'Best Actress' award, for her role in "Blue Jasmine". Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and Meryl Streep have also received nominations. Duration: 01:01 Feb 28, 2014