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Greatly honoured that Congress gave me opportunity to contest from Sivaganga: Karti Chidambaram

Chennai, Mar 21 (ANI): Karti Chidambaram, son of finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that he is greatly honoured that Congress gave him the opportunity to contest from Sivaganga. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has opted out of the Lok Sabha election with the party on Thursday night nominating his son Karthi from his constituency Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu Mar 21, 2014
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Trouble for BJP: Jaswant Singh miffed over ticket distribution, politicos react

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Jaswant Singh, a sitting Lok Sabha MP from Darjeeling, wants to contest the polls from Barmer in Rajasthan. However, the BJP is keen on fielding Jat leader Colonel (retired) Sonaram, who quit the Congress to join BJP earlier this month, from Barmer. According to reports Jaswant, who is adamant on contesting from Barmer, will file his nomination on March 24 as an independent candidate if the BJP fails to give him a ticket from here. Reacting on this, SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that BJP is contesting for power and not the nation. Further, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that BJP is trying to attract businessmen and corrupt people into politics and that the party has got deviated from the path of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that the party will take a decision soon. Mar 21, 2014
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Australia resumes remote ocean search for plane debris

Australia resumes the search for possible wreckage from a missing Malaysian jetliner in a remote, stretch of the Indian Ocean, hoping for better weather as spotters seek to identify the objects shown on grainy satellite images. Duration: 00:44 Mar 21, 2014
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Captain Amarinder Singh open to contest elections for Congress

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Former Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh has stated that he is open to fight the elections if asked to do so by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. It has being speculated that the Congress will field Punjab's former chief to contest against BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who is contesting from Amritsar. Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said that the decision to field Amarinder Singh was under consideration. Mar 21, 2014
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CPI (M) releases its election manifesto in New Delhi

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Prakash Karat released the election manifesto in New Delhi, as CPI (M) gears up for the upcoming mammoth general elections. Karat said that the manifesto calls for people of the country to work towards forming a secular and democratic alternative against the Congress party. The left leader also appealed the nation to stand united against the communal forces such as the ideology of the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that allegedly disintegrate the world's largest democracy. Mar 21, 2014
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Police destroy Maoist camp, seize arms and ammunitions in Odisha

Gajapati, March 21 (ANI): Following tip offs from rebels under police custody, the police in Gajapati district of Odisha destroyed a Maoist camp and seized a huge cache of arms, ammunitions and explosives. The police initiated a raid in Maoist hideouts in the forests of Salimagochha and Therubadi in Gajapati district after receiving primary information from three female Maoists under custody, Nikita, Anita and Susan who were arrested from a camp on February 28. Police seized three rifles, a tiffin bomb, two magazines and more than 160 rounds of live cartridges. Mar 21, 2014
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South Sudanese army recaptures key oil town of Malakal

The South Sudanese army (SPLA) announced it had recaptured Malakal, one month after it had fallen into rebel hands. The fighting erupted after rebel forces apparently attempted to expand their positions outside the capital. Duration: 00:43 Mar 21, 2014
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Clashes in Caracas after opposition mayors arrested

Demonstrators clashed with riot police in Caracas after a march against the arrest of two opposition mayors accused of failing to stop violence in protests that have rocked Venezuela. Duration: 00:56 Mar 21, 2014
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Obama: Sanctions on more Russian govt. officials, bank

President Barack Obama announces new sanctions on more Russian officials, other individuals and a bank, and threatens to directly target the Russian economy over Moscow's absorption of Crimea. Duraion: 00:39 Mar 20, 2014
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Tech startups taking off in Washington D.C.

Long a poor relation to west coast US cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles when it came to startups, Washington D.C. is now attracting them with readily available talent and close links to government. Duration: 02:32 Mar 20, 2014