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Calcutta HC grants bail to Rajat Majumdar in Saradha scam

Kolkata, Feb 16 (ANI): The Calcutta High Court on Monday granted bail to Trinamool Congress (TMC) vice-president Rajat Majumdar in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam case. Majumdar, a former Director General of Police, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in September 2014 for his alleged involvement in the scam. He was allegedly associated with Saradha Group, which has been accused of duping thousands of investors with crores of rupees. Feb 16, 2015
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Governance became biggest casualty after BJP-JD (U) split: Sushil Modi blaming Nitish Kumar for Biha

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday slammed JD (U) senior leader Nitish Kumar and said that governance became the biggest casualty in Bihar after BJP- JD (U) split. He said that the last there is a political drama in Bihar for the last 20 months and as a result of which the state has been pushed back by 20 years. Hitting out at Kumar, Sushil Modi said that this is the fourth resignation by the former state CM and as usual, he wants to make a comeback after few months of his resignation. He went on to say that Nitish Kumar made three major mistakes, that is, splitting JD (U) from BJP, allying with Lalu Prasad Yadav and Congress and resigning as chief minister. Asked if Jitan Ram Manjhi is to join BJP, he said that the membership to the party is even open to Kumar and that even he can join the party by dialing a number. Feb 16, 2015
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Prakash Javadekar wields broom in Ratnagiri, takes forward cleanliness drive

Ratnagiri, Feb 16 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar wielded broom and picked up garbage on Monday in n Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' mission. Around 6, 000 students from 21 schools had gathered for cleanliness drive and took oath along with Javadekar to keep the surroundings clean. The campaign was launched by Modi in October last year with an aim to modernize sanitation within five years. Bollywood singer Kailash Kher was also present at the event. Feb 16, 2015
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Virtual body-swapping could tackle racial bias

STORY: It's hard to imagine having a body part with a different skin colour to your own - isn't it? In fact, it's surprisingly easy to "trick" people into thinking they have a foreign body part. And Feb 16, 2015
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Danes reflect on weekend shootings

The mood is somber in the Danish capital Copenhagen Monday morning after shooting incidents left two people dead and five others injured over the weekend. Security was tight during the morning Feb 16, 2015
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PM Modi congratulates Sri Lankan Prez on election mandate, says looking forward to visit'beautiful n

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a press conference on Monday with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated the later for his win and the election mandate given by the people. Modi said that the mandate represents collective voice of Sri Lanka and their aspirations for united and prosperous nation. He said that the two had discussions on bilateral relations and international issues. PM Modi also asserted that India will support for a balanced trade in both directions. He also assured to improve air and sea connectivity between the two nations. The two leaders also had discussions on civil nuclear cooperation among others. Finally, the prime minister thanked Sirisena for invited him to Sri Lanka and said that he was eagerly looking forward to visiting the'beautiful nation' in March. Feb 16, 2015
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RR Patil fights cancer in Leelavati hospital, doctors say 'condition stable'

Mumbai, Feb 16 (ANI): Maharashtra's former Home Minister RR Patil has been undergoing treatment for oral cancer at the Leelavati hospital. Dr Sanjay Ogeymoghe on Monday said that Patil is on life support system but his condition is stable. NCP leader Nawab Malik said that the situation is critical but not very tense. Feb 16, 2015
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Sepios the robot cuttlefish takes to the sea

Sepios is no ordinary's an underwater robot made by undergraduate students at ETH Zurich. Co-designer Martin Möller says it could help marine biologists observe marine life, without Feb 16, 2015
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Abu Salem convicted in Pradeep Jain murder case

Mumbai, Feb 16 (ANI): A special TADA court in Mumbai on Monday convicted underworld don Abu Salem in the 1995 murder case of city-based builder Pradeep Jain. It is the first time that Salem has been convicted in any case involving him after he was deported to India in 2005 from Portugal. Jain was shot dead by assailants outside his Juhu bungalow on March 7, 1995 after he allegedly refused to part with his huge property to Salem. Feb 16, 2015
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Political reactions pour in over Bihar political crisis

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Even as political crisis in Bihar keeps on deepening, political leaders put forth their views on the ongoing developments in the state. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that Jitan Ram Manjhi and BJP is against Nitish Kumar but the situation will not end up on President's rule in the sate. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that it's not the crisis in Bihar but a conspiracy by BJP. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that there is an intention of creating conditions of President's rule in Bihar which is created by BJP. Meanwhile, BJP refuted any relations with Bihar political crisis and with the JD (U). Feb 16, 2015
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Egyptian military carry out air strikes on IS

Egypt's military said in a statement on state television it had carried out an air strike against Islamic State targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the group released a video appearing to Feb 16, 2015