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BJP on the backfoot after Wikileaks denies endorsing Narendra Modi

New Delhi, March 18 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday took a jibe at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi after whistleblower website, WikiLeaks, clarified that its U.S. diplomatic cables released in 2011 never called Modi 'incorruptible'. Sisodia accused the BJP for creating false propaganda to garner positive publicity before general elections. Meanwhile, defending Modi, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that WikiLeaks should understand the ground reality of the country.WikiLeaks on its website, on Sunday (March 16), through its tweets, rubbished BJP's claims of quoting Modi as the 'lone honest Indian politician'. Mar 18, 2014
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Lowering our guard against China led to 1962 defeat: BJP

New Delhi, March 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday termed the report published online by Australian journalist Neville Maxwell on the Indo-China War in 1962, as yet another proof of clear lapses in defence preparedness by the then Congress Government of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. A section of the confidential Henderson Brooks report that critically reviewed India's defence preparedness and strategies during the 1962 war with China has been released online by Maxwell. While the report may not contain significantly new revelations about the poor state of India's forces during the war, it discusses "how the army was ordered to challenge the Chinese military to a conflict it could only lose," according to Maxwell, a retired foreign correspondent, who was based in Delhi at the time of the war. Mar 18, 2014
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Toyota stops India production on workers pay issue

Bangalore, March 18 (ANI): Toyota Motor Corp's (7203.T) Indian unit has temporarily closed its two plants where some workers had stopped production lines to protest a delay in salary hike after 10 months of negotiations. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), the world's biggest car maker's Indian unit, had stated that some workers over the past 25 days had disrupted business as the management, labour union and local government negotiated wages. The subsidiary closed the factories on Sunday (March 16) - a non-production day - and did not state when it will reopen them. The factories near Bangalore are Toyota Motor's only vehicle plants in the world's sixth-biggest auto market, where the Japanese manufacturer generates just a sliver of global sales. Mar 18, 2014
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Kirron Kher arrives in Chandigarh, says will win over angry BJP workers

Chandigarh, March 18 (ANI): A day after BJP picked actor Kirron Kher as its candidate to fight from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha constituency, a section of party activists on Tuesday staged a protest demanding that she be replaced with a local leader as the party's nominee. A group of party workers, reportedly owing allegiance to the local BJP unit, held protest and demanded the party's central leadership to review its decision to field Ms Kher. They said the party should field any of the three local party leaders - Sanjay Tandon, Harmohan Dhawan and Satyapal Jain - who were top contenders for the seat. Mar 18, 2014
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Uddhav says nobody wants to contest on Congress ticket, Politicos react

New Delhi/ Patna, Mar 18 (ANI): Speaking on Saamna editorial in which Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray said no one wants to contest the Lok Sabha polls on a Congress ticket, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress is reaping what it has grown. Meanwhile, Former JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said that BJP claims there is a wave for it all over India, yet its President is running away from his constituency. Mar 18, 2014
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If Modi contests from Ahmedabad, itll prove he is a weak leader: AAP

New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Speaking on the report of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi contesting from Ahmedabad apart from Varanasi, AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that if Modi is looking to contest from another seat then it proves he is actually a weak leader. He also said that this shows that he only aims for the PM post and nothing else. Mar 18, 2014
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Congress slams Modi after Wikileaks denies endorsing him as 'incorruptible'

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Mar 18 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP and its PM candidate Narendra Modi after whistle-blower Julian Assange's WikiLeaks said the BJP had pushed fake endorsement in support of Modi. In a series of tweets, WikiLeaks claimed it never said Modi was incorruptible. Mar 18, 2014
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Fish boom in Jalalabad

For years chicken, mutton or lamb has been the dish of choice for Afghans, yet in Jalalabad fish is becoming ever more popular, encouraging some to start their own fish farming businesses. Duration: 02:37 Mar 18, 2014
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Military training in Kiev after Crimea vote

New recruits take part in military training in Kiev after Crimea votes to secede from Ukraine and become part of Russia in a referendum slammed by the West. Duration: 00:47 Mar 18, 2014
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WikiLeaks says things which do not have reference to reality: Jagdambika Pal

New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): After WikiLeaks clarified that the US diplomatic cables released by it in 2011 never described BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as "incorruptible" or "the lone honest Indian politician", Former Congress leader Jagdambika Pal on Tuesday said that Wikileaks keeps on saying such things which do not have any reference to reality. Mar 18, 2014
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Woman journalist molested in Mumbai, activists slam

New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): A woman journalist was allegedly molested by a group of people in Mumbai on Monday. According to the Police, the incident happened around 3pm, when the reporter along with her cameraman and driver were going to the cameraman's house after covering the festival events. Condemning the same, women activist Jagmati Sangwan said that people who do such things with women should be given a lesson. Further, women activist Annie Raja said that these kinds of incidents are showing the failure of the government. Mar 18, 2014
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Venezuela forces take opposition protest plaza

Venezuela's authorities deployed hundreds of security forces, including troops in combat gear, into an opposition stronghold early Monday to stamp out protests against the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Duration: 00:41 Mar 18, 2014
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Official Crimean, Ukrainian reactions to referendum results

Crimea launched a raft of measures to facilitate its entry into Russia, a day after the separatist region voted overwhelmingly to split from Ukraine. Defence Minister Igor Tenioukh said Ukrainian troops will remain in the Crimea. Duration:00:53 Mar 18, 2014