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BJP terms Congress support for Anna as 'pure hypocrisy'

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday hit out at the Congress party for supporting social activist Anna Hazare's agitation on the Land Acquisiton Bill, terming it pure hypocrisy on the part of the party. BJP leader Sambit Patra added that his party respected Anna Hazare and would take view of the suggestions made by him. The Congress party had earlier welcomed Hazare's move against the ordinance passed by the Centre. Hazare will stage a protest in the national capital on February 24 against the Land Acquisition Bill and request the government to withdraw the ordinance. The protest would be organized by the farmer unions and as per reports, social activist Medha Patkar, along with 70 other organizations across the country, will participate in it. Feb 19, 2015
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Australia braces for double cyclone

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Two cyclones bearing down on northeastern Australia dramatically intensified on Thursday as emergency officials warned residents to take shelter on higher ground Feb 19, 2015
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SC reserves judgement on Teesta Setalvad bail, continues interim relief grant

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgement on Social activist Teesta Setalvad regarding the grant of anticipatory bail to her. Lawyer Prashant Bhushan said that the Court continued interim relief grant to Setalvad and her husband, the applicants for bail. He also said that the SC made it clear to Gujarat government that it was not a case where there is a need of custodial interrogation or arrest. Feb 19, 2015
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Rally in Seattle over police shooting

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant in southeastern Washington spread to the state's largest city, Seattle, on Wednesday ( Feb 19, 2015
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Rally in Seattle over police shooting

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant in southeastern Washington spread to the state's largest city, Seattle, on Wednesday ( Feb 19, 2015
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Israeli Defence minister visits Aero India to boost arms sales

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (ANI): Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon arrived in India on Wednesday (February 18) to help sell his country's arms industry to the world's largest Defence importer and promote deepening military ties between the two nations. Moshe Ya'alon said India was vital to his country's defence industry. A representative of Israel-based company-Al Cielo-that offers navigation and control inertial sensors, Yodarel, said that Israel based products were ITAR-free. Meanwhile, a representative of Elmo Motion Control company, Hai-Mon-Haith, said that his firm had some projects lined up and hoped to tap the potential of India's expanding market. Feb 19, 2015
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Students in Chennai build solar powered e-scooter

Chennai, Feb 19 (ANI): Students of an engineering college in Chennai city of Tamil Nadu made a solar-powered e-scooter, an eco-friendly step to save non-renewable sources of energy. The solar powered scooter runs on a primary and an auxiliary set of batteries and takes six to seven hours to charge fully. It can travel at a speed of 50 to 55 kilometres per hour and gives a mileage of 45 to 55 kilometres, once charged. The students said the team created this scooter as solar power was the future. India has committed to a huge expansion in renewable energy and improving the energy efficiency of its rapidly growing economy. Feb 19, 2015
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Teesta Setalvad's bail plea to be heard in SC, reactions flow

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Social Activist Teesta Setalvad's anticipatory bail plea, seeking protection from arrest in connection with a case of alleged financial fraud, will be heard by a new bench in Supreme Court on Thursday. Reacting to this, politicos said that activists who fight for correct should be provided with security cover. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that it is a judicial process and Court will give its verdict. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that Setalvad should be provided with proper security cover. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that she has become a bone of contention for the government of Gujarat. Meanwhile, senior lawyer KTS Tulsi said that Setalvad is exposing the fake encounters, which is posing danger to the governments and that is why she is being hounded. Feb 19, 2015
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Centre tells HC AAP 'clean' on foreign funding, Politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Thursday after the Central Government informed Delhi High Court that nothing has been found against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its probe regarding allegations that it had received offshore funds in violation of FCRA provisions. However, the court had directed the government to file a fresh status report in a sealed cover regarding its findings in the matter. Delhi Deputy CM and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that AAP has been claiming that it is clear in its fundings from a long time. Leaders from other political parties gave mixed reactions. Feb 19, 2015
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Arvind Kejriwal holds "janta darbar" in Kaushambi

Ghaziabad, Feb 19 (ANI): Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday held a Janta Darbar at party's Kaushambi office in Ghaziabad where he heard grievances of people. Yesterday he had his first public interaction after becoming the Delhi chief minister. Feb 19, 2015
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Enter the Year of the Goat

As the Year of Goat dawns in Beijing the city's ancient bell is struck 108 times for good luck. Outside in the street another traditional Lunar New Year activity is underway. By day thousands flock Feb 19, 2015
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Sonu Nigam unveils Priya Kumar's book 'I will go with you'

Mumbai, Feb 19 (ANI): Sonu Nigam was recently spotted unveiling renowned author and motivational speaker Priya Kumar's book 'I will go with you' in Mumbai.Speaking on the occasion the singer praised Kumar for her work. Priya Kumar is an Indian motivational speaker, corporate trainer, columnist, radio jockey and author. Priya Kumar has been awarded as the Women Leader in India, writer's category. Feb 19, 2015
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Bihar BJP MLAs protest against speaker outside Bihar Assembly

Patna, Feb 19 (ANI): Bihar BJP MLAs on Thursday staged a protest outside the assembly in Patna against speaker accusing him of favouring the JD (U) ahead of floor test. The BJP protest started over the speaker's reported move to take away the post of leader of opposition from BJP and give it to JD (U). Feb 19, 2015
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Israel Defence Minister meets PM Modi in New Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Israel Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. The two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries before discussing matters of interest to both nations. Ya'alon arrived in India on Wednesday (February 18) to attend the Aero India show and hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar and help sell his country's arms industry to the world's largest defence importer and promote deepening military ties between the two nations. India and Israel, which only established full diplomatic ties in 1992, are developing an increasingly close commercial and political relationship, particularly since Modi was elected last May. Feb 19, 2015
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PM Modi may attend Tilak ceremony of Mulayam's grand nephew

Etawah, Feb 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi may attend the Tilak ceremony of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh. The SP chief's grandnephew Tej Pratap, who is an MP from Mainpuri, is getting married to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's youngest daughter Raj Lakshmi. The ceremony is scheduled to be held on February 21. The engagement took place in Delhi in December last year and was attended by prominent politicians including Jitan Ram Manjhi, Nitish Kumar, and Sharad Yadav. Feb 19, 2015