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Regional parties accuse Modi government of political turmoil in Bihar

Patna, Feb 15 (ANI): Janata Dal United (JD-U) and its alliance Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), on Sunday blamed Narendra Modi-led federal government for political tension in Bihar. During a joint news conference, JD-U, RJD, Congress party and Communist Party of India (CPI), accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for political uncertainty in Bihar. A RJD leader, Ramchandra Purve, said that earlier of transfer of powers was smooth in Bihar and hit out at BJP alleging it for creating tension. However, BJP refuted the allegations. Feb 15, 2015
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Sisodia conducts roadshow in Khichripur, thanks people for supporting AAP

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Sunday conducted a roadshow in Khichripur area of East Delhi to express his gratitude to the voters. Sisodia exchanged pleasantries and shook hands with the local residents, who had turned out in large numbers to welcome their new Deputy Chief Minister. The locals here also garlanded Sisodia, who was accompanied by several AAP volunteers. Sisodia has been given the charge of education, urban development and PWD in the government led by Arvind Kejriwal. Sisodia defeated BJP's Vinod Kumar Binny from the Patparganj assembly constituency in the Delhi Assembly polls. Feb 15, 2015
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Bollywood wishes good luck to Team India as first World Cup match against Pak is underway

Mumbai/ Dehradun/ Ahmedabad, Feb 15 (ANI): Bollywood actor, singer and cricket lovers wished Indian cricket team good luck as first 2015 World Cup match against Pakistan is underway. Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal extended his wishes and said that he is optimistic about India's win. Meanwhile, Singer Adnan Sami extended his best wishes to the Indian cricket team. India won the toss and batted first in Adelaide, setting Pakistan an imposing 301 to win the match. Feb 15, 2015
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Students in Guwahati protest against outsiders writing exams for government jobs

Guwahati, Feb 15 (ANI): Police in Guwahati city detained hundreds of activists on Sunday protesting against students from outside writing exams for recruitment in government jobs. The protest was organised by a powerful students organization, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU). Police in large numbers stopped the protesters from preventing students from appearing in exams held for the recruitment in railway police. The AASU has for long been demanding justice for the people of Assam and northeast besides demanding quota for jobs. There have been media reports that not even a single person from the northeast was recruited during the drive for filling up posts of 1,000 sub-inspectors and 17,000 constables in earlier exams. Feb 15, 2015

Pakistani cricket fans watch first World Cup match against India in Karachi

Karachi, Feb 15 (ANI): Cricket fans in Pakistan gathered to watch their team face reigning champions India in the World Cup on Sunday. The fierce rivals are playing the match at Australia's Adelaide Oval as both sides got their World Cup campaign underway. In Karachi, a big screen had been set up at the PIA Planetarium for fans to watch the game. The match is of huge emotional importance to Pakistanis, who have never witnessed a World Cup victory over India in five previous attempts -- and India's media have not wasted the chance to rub it in. A fan who had arrived to watch the match was keen to see his team beat India. In Lahore, fans also gathered to watch the match on big screens. India won the toss and batted first in Adelaide, setting Pakistan an imposing 301 to win the match Feb 15, 2015

Reactions flow over Bihar political situation

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Sunday following the political situation in Bihar after JD (U) dismissed Jitan Ram Manjhi from party's basic membership. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that Manjhi has secretly joined hands with BJP for the purpose of power. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said that Nitish Kumar could not bear that Manjhi had gained more popularity than him as a Chief Minister. Meanwhile, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that BJP has played smart in Bihar. Feb 15, 2015
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Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon meets Indian counterpart to boost ties

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon met her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Sunday to boost ties. During the meeting, both the leaders are expected to discuss bilateral and regional issues. Maldivian foreign minister's visit is the first ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government came to power in May last year. In November last year, Swaraj had visited Male where she met Maumoon to boost trade ties. India has helped the island nation set up several leading institutions in the field of medicine, tourism and technology. India-Maldives bilateral trade in 2013-14 stood at rupees 700 crore (7 billion). Feb 15, 2015
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Miniature goats for Lunar New Year

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) An artist in Taiwan specialising in miniature sculptures celebrated the Year of the Goat by carving two tiny goats standing on the top of pencil tips. The word used Feb 15, 2015
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More than 60 beached whales returned to sea

This pilot whale is one of more than 60 lucky ones who have been saved by rescuers in New Zealand. The rest of them died, after almost 200 whales were stranded on this beach a day earlier. The Feb 15, 2015
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Pak HC declares Pervez Musharraf ineligible for Parliament membership

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): The Sindh High Court (SHC) has reportedly declared former President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf "ineligible" for Parliament membership, saying that he did not fulfill the criteria set in Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. A three-judge bench of the SHC, headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqir, asserted that the military ruler misused his powers and abrogated the Constitution and the decisions taken by him have hurt Pakistan's image. The detail verdict has been released by the court. Following a four-year-long self-imposed exile, Musharraf came back to Pakistan in March 2013 to contest the May 11 general election. However, elections officials barred him from running for the National Assembly, thwarting his plans to contest the general election. Feb 15, 2015