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Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane continues

Malaysia, March 09 (ANI): Search operations for a missing Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished from radar screens over the South China Sea with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board continued on Sunday. By the early hours of Sunday, there were no confirmed signs of the plane or any wreckage, well over 24 hours after it went missing. Vietnamese navy ships reached two oil slicks which were spotted earlier, but found nothing. There were no indications of sabotage or claims of an attack too. But the passenger manifest issued by the airline included the names of two Europeans - Austrian Christian Kozel and Italian Luigi Maraldi - who, according to their foreign ministries, were not in fact on the plane. Both the Austrian and Italian men claimed they lost their passports in Thailand two years ago and in 2013 respectively. Mar 9, 2014
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LS Polls: Congress declares 194 candidates in first list

New Delhi, March 09 (ANI): All India Congress Committee (AICC) announced its first list of 194 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Congress has declared 28 women candidates for the elections which will be held between April 07 and May 12. The party has decided to field Congress President Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareily and Vice President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi. The nominees also include cricketer Mohammed Kaif, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla and Justice Hanumanthappa. Mar 9, 2014
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Accident at nuclear submarine in Visakhapatnam kills one, injures two, Politicos react

New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): One civilian worker was killed and two others were injured on Saturday in an accident at the under-construction nuclear submarine at the shipbuilding centre of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in Visakhapatnam. The accident reportedly took place on the Aridaman project, the follow on boat of INS Arihant, at the ship building centre in Visakhapatnam while pressure tests were being carried out. An enquiry has been ordered to probe the accident. This comes just a day after a naval officer was killed on Friday in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata, while the vessel is under construction at Mumbai's Mazgaon dockyard. Reacting on the same, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that Submarine accidents are a very sensitive issue and politicians should stay away from commenting on it. Further, BJP Leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that someone must take the responsibility of the number of incidents that has taken place within navy. He also added that even after many frequent accidents if the Defense Minister remains silent, it will put a huge question mark in front of the people. Mar 9, 2014
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Thousands of pro-Russians rally in Ukraine's Donetsk

Thousands of pro-Russian activists rallied in the heartland of Ukraine's ousted leader on Saturday as Moscow threatened to cut off gas to its neighbour and keep the United States from checking on its nuclear arsenal. Mar 8, 2014
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Ukrainian Tatar TV channel fears being shut down

As a propaganda war rages over Russia's incursion into Ukraine, several Ukrainian TV channels have had their signals taken off-air in the Crimean peninsula. ATR, a station aimed at the region's Tatar muslim minority, has continued to broadcast for now, but fears that it may too be shut down. Mar 8, 2014
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Winter Paralympic Games open in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday with only one Ukrainian athlete parading in an emotional protest on a politically-charged night. Mar 8, 2014
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President awards six outstanding achievers on International Womens Day

New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday gave Stree Shakti Puruskar (Women Empowerment Award) to six women for their outstanding achievements in the social development field on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Speaking on the occasion, the President stressed on the need to provide safety and security to women. Mar 8, 2014
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Indian Flight Catches Fire in Nepal, No Casualties

Kathmandu, Mar 8 (ANI): An IndiGo flight caught fire while landing in Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Saturday, but there were no casualties reported among the 170 people on board, officials said. The right wheels of the Airbus 320 caught fire while landing in Katmandu after a flight from New Delhi. As the plane was landing, passengers complained of a "rubber burning-like smell”. Passengers were quickly evacuated through emergency doors, while emergency workers quickly put out the flames. Officials refused to give further details while they were investigating the incident. Mar 8, 2014
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Pro-Russians rally in eastern Ukraine

Thousands of pro-Russian activists rallied in the heartland of Ukraine's ousted leader on Saturday as Moscow threatened to cut off gas to its neighbour and keep the United States from checking on its nuclear arsenal. Mar 8, 2014
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First female Afghan police chief hails role of women

Colonel Jamila Bayaz is the first female police chief in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban. In the build up to the elections she discusses why it is important for women to join the police in Afghanistan. Mar 8, 2014
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Yogendra Yadav on Yeddyurappa getting LS ticket from BJP

New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday criticized the BJP which gave former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa a Lok Sabha ticket. Yadav said that by giving a Lok Sabha ticket to the minister, who is accused of indulging in high level corruption, the BJP has shown its true colours. Mar 8, 2014
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BJP gives BS Yeddyurappa LS ticket, Congress slams

New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): The Congress on Saturday slammed the BJP which gave former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa a Lok Sabha ticket. Congress said that by giving a Lok Sabha ticket to the minister, who is accused of indulging in high level corruption, the BJP has highlighted how sincere it is in fighting the war against corruption. Mar 8, 2014