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Bionic eye gives blind man sight

For the first time in 10 years Allen Zderad can see. Thanks to a bionic eye and doctors at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALLEN ZDERAD, BIONIC EYE RECIPIENT SAYING: "It's crude but Feb 26, 2015
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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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Land acquisition Ordinance: No compromise on compensation and rehabilitation, says Gadkari

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari defending the BJP government's land acquisition ordinance called it "farmer friendly" and said that the government is "open minded" for any suggestions. He said that the government will not make any compromise on compensation and rehabilitation of farmers. Gadkari added that the land acquired will be used for rural infrastructure projects like irrigation and roads which will prove helpful for the rural population. He further stated that the central government does not intend to acquire any land for the private sector or for the corporate sector. 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
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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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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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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