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Tamil Nadu, Feb 20 (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 20, 2015
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Two passenger trains collide near Zurich

Friday morning's commute into Zurich ended badly, when two Swiss passenger trains collided in Rafz, a small town near the German border. Police say at least five people were injured in the crash, one Feb 20, 2015
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Tiny Italian island swamped by migrant tide

The Italian island of Lampedusa has been overwhelmed with over a thousand migrants in recent days, with charities worried that more will try to get there from Libya which has descended into lawlessness. Duration: 01:17 Feb 20, 2015
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Ukraine: humanitarian convoy stopped in Uglegorsk

A humanitarian convoy on its way Debaltseve was stopped in Uglegorsk, in Eastern Ukraine, because of ongoing fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels - despite a ceasefire deal agreed in Minsk. Duration: 01:08 Feb 20, 2015
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World's oldest leader Mugabe triumphant as he turns 91

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, turns 91 on Saturday with much to celebrate -- even as critics condemn as "obscene" his lavish birthday party plans in a country he is accused of plunging into poverty. Duration: 02:36 Feb 20, 2015
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No need to panic about swine flu, says JP Nadda

Lucknow, Feb 20 (ANI): Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said on Friday that there is no need to panic about swine flu and that there is an adequate stock of medicines to deal with the pandemic. He added swine flu medicines were being sold by registered stores only but that did not mean there was a scarcity of the cure. Nadda also stressed on the need for personal hygiene and building up immunity to tackle the disease which spreads more in winters. Nadda also said healthcare workers were being vaccinated as they worked in close proximity with infected patients. Feb 20, 2015
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Lady Gaga shares details of her 'customized' engagement ring

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Lady Gaga's fiance Taylor Kinney went an extra mile to add personal detailing to the engagement ring he gifted to the singer. The heart-shaped engagement ring features the couple's initials i.e. a "T" for Taylor and an "S" for Gaga's birth name, Stefani connected with the heart, an online news portal reported. The snapshot of the ring posted by the 28-year-old singer reads the caption as, "My favourite part of my engagement ring". Feb 20, 2015
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BSE closes points 247.38 down on Feb 20

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 247.38 points down to stand at 29,214.89. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 61.70 points down to stand at 8,833.60. SREI INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE LTD and IDBI were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.82% and 8.42% along with CONCOR and JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD. with an increase of 7.59% and 6.05% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and Bajaj Finance LTD with a decrease of 4.09% and 3.98% along with GODREJ CONSUMER PRODUCTS LTD. and DEN with a decrease of 3.82% and 3.78% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 14.94 points at 19,832.70 while the banking sector is down 137.33 points at 21,819.46 and the reality sector is up at 12.02 points at 1,761.25. The Indian currency is up 0.19 % at Rs 62.22 per dollar. Feb 20, 2015
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We stood against "humiliation" of a mahadalit by Nitish Kumar, do not repent: BJP (Part-2)

Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): The BJP on Friday said that it stood against the "humiliation" of a mahadalit at the hands of Nitish Kumar and therefore do not repent on their decision. Earlier in the day, Jitan Ram Manjhi stepped down as the Bihar Chief Minister, hours before he was to seek a vote of confidence in the state assembly. The BJP had asked its 87 MLAs to vote in favour of Manjhi today while the JD (U), RJD, Congress and CPI had issued a whip to its legislators to vote against him. The JD (U) and BJP have accused each other for the current political crisis in Bihar. Feb 20, 2015
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Anna Hazare flags off 'padayatra' against land acquisition ordinance

Palwal, Feb 20 (ANI): Anti-Graft Crusader Anna Hazare on Friday flagged off the 'padayatra' against the land acquisition ordinance from the Gandhi Ashram in Palwal, Haryana. Anna had yesterday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for removing the provisions which provided taking the farmers' consent before acquiring their land. The social activist 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 from across the country, will participate in it. Feb 20, 2015