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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
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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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Arson suspected in Palestinian mosque attack

Dawn revealed the damage of an apparent arson attack overnight, on a small, neighborhood mosque in the village of Al-Jabaah near Bethlehem. Authorities say graffiti written in Hebrew suggest the Feb 25, 2015
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Texas man convicted of killing 'American Sniper'

A Texas man is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after he being convicted of murdering the US Navy Seal whose story inspired blockbuster movie "American Sniper." Duration: 00:36 Feb 25, 2015
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Congress protests against land acquisition Ordinance at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Congress party on Wednesday protested against the Land Acquisition Ordinance at Jantar Mantar. Congress held a rally called 'Zameen Wapsi Andolan' at Jantar Mantar to oppose the ordinance. Prominent party leaders Digvijay Singh, Ajay Maken, Jairam Ramesh, Raj Babbar, Deepinder Hooda addressed the crowd. Digvijaya Singh said that farmers seem to be on one side and industrialists on another and now people have to decide who they are with. Feb 25, 2015
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At least 37 dead in Baghdad bomb attacks

Baghdad residents are burying their dead -- after a wave of bomb attacks killed at least 37 people and wounded dozens of others. Police and medical sources say at least seven explosions struck in or Feb 25, 2015