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Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on SC___s observation on LoP issue

New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Commenting on the Supreme Court___s observation over the issue of Leader of Opposition post, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said that the court has not asked the speaker but the government to explain its stand on the matter. The Supreme Court has asked the BJP government to explain its stand after the Speaker rejected Congress___ bid for the post. Aug 23, 2014
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River Sarayu in UP erodes land causing misery to locals

Deoria, Aug 23 (ANI): Villages in Barhaj town located along the banks of River Sarayu in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh were on the verge of being washed away by the river waters. Lands abutting the riverbank are getting lost due to gradual erosion. Villagers complained of not getting any help from the district administration. Over 450 households in Deoria district have been affected due to land erosion and people accuse that they are getting minimum support from the district administration. On the flip side, sub-divisional magistrate of Barhaj, Shailendra Kumar said people were being shifted to government houses. Erosion caused by River Sarayu has displaced several families and forced them to seek temporary shelter elsewhere. Aug 23, 2014
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Diana Penty turns showstopper for Rocky S at LFW

Mumbai, August 23 (ANI): Bollywood diva Diana Penty set the ramp ablaze as she turned showstopper for designer Rocky S at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week 2014 in India___s showbiz hub Mumbai recently. Clad in a long black gown with detailed, diamond studded sequence work on the top, she looked stunning. : The Lakme Fashion Week, which kicked off on 19th August, will continue till 24thAugust. Aug 23, 2014
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Normalcy returns to violence hit Assam_s Golaghat

Golaghat, Aug 23 (ANI): Normalcy returned to violence-hit Golaghat district of Assam as residents came out of their houses to buy essential commodities on Saturday. Assam and neighbouring Nagaland are locked in a territorial dispute, claiming tracts of land along the state limits since the creation of Nagaland more than four decades ago. The latest wave of violence has left at least 20 dead and forced thousands to flee their homes. Vehicles were plying on road and shops were opened as the local authorities have lifted curfew in the district. Police said the latest trouble began when Naga tribesmen attacked a village inside Assam last week, killing 15 people and burning their homes. Aug 23, 2014
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First three months of NDA govt disappointing: Mayawati

Lucknow, Aug 23 (ANI): BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday targeted the Narendra Modi led NDA government and said that its three-month tenure in office has been disappointing. Talking to mediapersons in Lucknow, BSP chief said that the Modi government has failed to keep its promises. Aug 23, 2014
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Reactions flow as Centre allows Agustawestland to do business with India

New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Saturday as the Central government has given permission to Agustawestland and Finmeccanica to do business with India, although in a limited capacity. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the government should not have continued the deal as previous results have shown the companies to be corrupt but added that the government must have done so with a point of view. CPI leader Atul Anjan stated that the BJP used to make a loud noise on anything regarding defence deals and has now allowed corrupt agencies to do business with India which is entirely wrong. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that army should be provided with strong arms and weapons as they secure the nation. Aug 23, 2014
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My statements about dalits were twisted: Bihar CM

Patna, Aug 23 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday defended himself saying his statements about dalit communities were twisted and distorted by media. Majhi is facing flak from opposition for allegedly urging Dalit communities to increase their population by marrying outside their caste. This came a fortnight after he revealed that he bribed officials to get his work done. Aug 23, 2014
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RSS evolving as an unconstitutional organization: Mayawati

Lucknow, Aug 23 (ANI): BSP Chief Mayawati on Saturday took a dig at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Talking to mediapersons in Lucknow, she said that the RSS is evolving as an unconstitutional organization and that the comment made by its chief Mohan Bhagwat on Hindutva can cause communal tension in the nation. Bhagwat had stirred controversy recently when he said that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. Targeting BJP, she said that the party is trying to take advantange of the communal tensions in Uttar Pradesh. She also took a dig at Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh and said that whichever party he joins suffers downfall. Aug 23, 2014
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Won_t tolerate talks and terror at same time, govt not taking it lightly: Piyush Goyal on ceasefire

Srinagar, Aug 23 (ANI): Talking about the ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Saturday, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that India won_t tolerate friendly talks on one side and terror on the other at the same time. He said that the Narendra Modi- led NDA government is not taking the situation lightly and will take all actions to counter such attempts by Pakistan and to safeguard Indian borders. Aug 23, 2014
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Politicos target Bihar CM over _dalit population increase_ remark, JD (U) tries to defend

New Delhi/ Vrindavan, Aug 23 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday called on to the Dalit community and urged them to increase their population by marrying outside their caste. This came a fortnight after he revealed that he bribed officials to get his work done. Manjhi said that at a function organized to mark the unveiling of the statue of Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar on Thursday evening. While politicos from rival parties attacked Manjhi, the JD (U) came out in support of him saying that that his comments were misconstrued. Aug 23, 2014