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Iran President seeks support from the clergy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, under the pressure of domestic criticism, sought Wednesday to secure the support of the religious community which he called the "backbone" of the Islamic Republic. Feb 26, 2015
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The Catholic church hits the metro

It is often said: God is everywhere. In Mexico City that includes the train station. Officials of the Catholic church have set up parishes in three stations, on the outskirts of the city, bringing Feb 25, 2015
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Vyapam scam: Madhya Pradesh Governor resigns

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav stepped down from his post after he was named in the multi-crore Vyapam scam in the state. Reportedly, Yadav was asked to resign by the Home Ministry after he was named in a police complaint in connection with the Vyapam scam involving politicians and government officials. He was booked for corruption, misuse of his official position and cheating. The Special Task Force, which is probing the scam, reportedly needs presidential sanction to chargesheet him. The scam involves the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board or Vyapam, which holds the exams for positions like medical officers, constables, teachers and auditors for government departments. The candidates allegedly bribed government officials to make it to the list of those who cleared the test. Feb 25, 2015
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Farmers hopeful for more funds, adequate security to crops in Budget 2015-2016

Rajouri, Feb 25 (ANI): Indian farmers are pinning hopes on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley when he presents the central budget for 2015-2016. They want more allocation of funds, adequate insurance to their crops, mainly dependent on the vagaries of unpredictable climate. India is primarily an agrarian economy with about 70 percent of the population working in fields. Farmers in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir say the successive governments have taken some policy decisions to improve the farm output, but the benefits have failed to trickle down at the lower level. Area Development Officer (Vegetable) in Rajouri, Sadaqat Hussain who has been working with the farmers to help improve their output and sharing government initiatives with them rules the fact that the government policies have not yielded much. Feb 25, 2015
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Three militants killed in Shopian encounter

Shopian, Feb 25 (ANI): Three militants were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday. During the encounter, two jawans and one Major also got injured. The encounter began last evening as a joint team of the army and police began a search operation in the area after getting information about the presence of militants. Feb 25, 2015
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Astronauts rig station for new U.S. space taxis

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A pair of U.S. astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Wednesday (February 25) to continue rigging parking spots for two commercial space taxis Feb 25, 2015
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Japanese innovative technology for clean energy, infrastructure and wearable device

Tokyo /Bangkok, Feb 25 (ANI): KYOCERA provided advanced solar panels for electricity generation at the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. The plant, launched in November 2013, has a power output of 70 megawatts and is constructed in an area of 1.27 million square meters. Nanatsujima is close to the active volcano Sakurajima, but the solar panels here are installed in a safe area. The plant coexists with natural conditions utilizing advanced technology. Furthermore, with consideration of safety, approximately 1,400 lightning conductors are installed. The site is close to the sea and thus faces the risk of tsunamis. Feb 25, 2015