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Mulayam aborts AMU trip, politicos react

Lucknow/ New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has cancelled his visit to Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) after protests against the UP government's handling of the Muzaffarnagar riots. Yadav was to address a seminar on the campus on Monday. There were protests on the campus by a section of teachers after Yadav was invited to the seminar organised by Sir Syed Movement.The reason for the cancellation was said to be the model code of conduct. Meanwhile, the BJP and Congress supported the protests against Mulayam's visit and said that this was expected as Muslim community was deeply hurt by the way the Samajwadi party handled the Muzaffarnagar riots. Rajya Sabha MP Mohammad Adeeb too supported the protests. Feb 24, 2014
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LS Polls: LJP and BJP to join hands, NCP and Congress Condemn

New Delhi/Lucknow, Feb 24 (ANI): Eyeing the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has reportedly announced that it has entered into alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). According to reports, the LJP has cemented an alliance with the BJP, and party chief Ram Vilas Paswan will be meeting BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to discuss the future of the alliance. Meanwhile, the NCP and Congress condemned the alliance. Feb 24, 2014
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Students union demand creation of Bodoland

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): Leaders of All Bodo Students Union along with National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive), Bodoland Joint Action Committee and United Democratic People's Front demanded for creation of new state of Bodoland. Addressing a press conference in Guwahati student leaders said that the government was ignoring the demands for creation of new state since a long time now. President of All Bodo Students Union, Pramod Boro, said government never considered northeast as its own. Feb 24, 2014
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G K Vasan asks Tamil Nadu to review its decision to release Rajiv Gandhi killers

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Shipping Minister, G K Vasan asked Tamil Nadu to review its decision to release assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, plans to release the seven convicts in the killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of three to life imprisonment because of an 11-year delay in deciding on their petitions for mercy. However, Supreme Court has stayed their release. Feb 24, 2014
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Dalit leader Udit Raj to join BJP

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Senior Dalit leader Udit Raj will join BJP on Monday. Udit Raj, who is the head of the National Confederation of SCs /STs, said that he has talked to BJP on issues related to role of Dalits in governance and running the country, and only after that he decided to join the party. Raj is also expected to contest Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh. The BJP is hoping to use his support base within the dalit community to counter BSP chief Mayawati's influence in the state. Feb 24, 2014
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Congress retorts, says Narendra Modi's perorations without content

New Delhi/Sitapur/ Silchar/ Jagraon, Feb 24 (ANI): Congress party denounced remarks made by BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi. Modi, while addressing a rally in Punjab, had attacked Congress party and had said that 'ABCD" of corruption had become synonymous with identity of Congress. Feb 24, 2014
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Centre Likely to Delay Appointment of New CM to AP

Appointment of a new chief minster to Andhra Pradesh is speculated to be delayed as the 16 Lok Sabha elections are nearing. The current 15th Lok Sabha will complete its term on 31 May 2014. N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who recently resigned as the CM, has been asked to continue as the state Caretaker Chief Minister, till a new CM is appointed. Feb 24, 2014
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G20 aims to lift growth, open up on monetary policy

The world's top economies vow to rev up world growth by boosting investment and increasing employment, while agreeing to more transparency about monetary policies after rifts over the US taper. Duration: 01:34 Feb 23, 2014
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Ukraine ushers in new era as president flees

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: 01:18 Feb 23, 2014
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Monitors appear before Spain tribunal over ETA

Three international monitors appeared before a judge in Spain on Sunday to give evidence about their meeting with militants from the armed Basque separatist group ETA. Duration: 00:59 Feb 23, 2014
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LJP to tie up with BJP, politicos remain speculative

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): With the possibility of a tie up between Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and BJP as Paswan's son Chirag Paswan said that the matter will be decide in two days of time, political parties remained speculative. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that after this alliance any relation with the LJP will be over and JD (U) will deserve anti-communal votes alone. Meanwhile, RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav said that there is no hard feelings for Paswan and the party will continue to fight against communal forces. Feb 23, 2014
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Narendra Modi takes jibe at Congress in Punjab rallly, party reacts

New Delhi/ Dehradun, Feb 23 (ANI): Reacting on Narendra Modi's jibe at Congress during hi 'fateh rally' in Punjab, Congress leaders hit back at the BJP's prime ministerial candidate. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Modi should look at his party first before accusing others. Mahila Congress Chief Shobha Oza said that BJP do such things to raise communal sentiments and divide the nation during elections. Party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Modi just use adjectives and that there are more adjectives appropriate for him. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat said that BJP do something and say something and that their ministers are itself accused in crimes and corruption. Feb 23, 2014
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Kejriwal says Rahul in Ambani's pocket, Congress backlashes

Kejriwal says Rahul in Ambani's pocket, Congress backlashes New Delhi/ Dehradun, Feb 23 (ANI): Congress party leaders on Sunday backlashed at Arvind Kejriwal over his remark alleging Rahul Gandhi to be in Ambani's pockets. Congress leader Rashid Alvi condemned the statement. While Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said that Kejriwal is a lost kit and that instead of serving the people, he ran away leaving the government. 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