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Sex workers in Kolkata rally for equal rights, social status

Kolkata, Mar 4 (ANI): Sex workers in Kolkata recently took out a rally, pressing their demands of security and social status for their community. More than 1500 workers marched on the streets of Kolkata on international sex workers day (March 03). Members of largest sex workers organization, Durbar, were holding placards and raising slogans for their equal rights and status in the society. These sex workers from one of India's biggest red light lane, Sonagachi in Kolkata, demanded the legalization of the world's oldest profession. Dey also said that the day, which was started after efforts and labour put in by the sex workers of Sonagachi, is now celebrated worldwide. Mar 4, 2014
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Police nab five Maoists in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Mar 4 (ANI): Police have arrested five Maoists and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions after a joint combing operation with paramilitary force in Jharkhand. Deputy Auxiliary Police (DAP) launched a joint operation at the rebel hideout in Ranchi district. The Superintendent of Police, Prabhat Kumar, said that the rebels belonged to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI). Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers. However, thousands have been killed in the insurgency since the late 1960s. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the Maoist rebellion as one of the gravest security threats to India. Mar 4, 2014
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DLF's high-rise plan near Rashtrapati Bhavan draws flak from politicos

New Delhi, March 04 (ANI): Real estate giant DLF's proposed high-rise residential project, barely a kilometre from Rashtrapati Bhavan, is on hold. The CBI will look into DLF's high-rise plan. The Urban Development Ministry approved DLF's high-rise residential project worth Rs 10,000 crore just one km from Rashtrapati Bhavan keeping aside the security concerns. Last November, the CBI registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against officials of the urban development (UD) ministry for allegedly favouring DLF, giving it permission to construct the building. The PE was registered following a reference from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), which received a complaint. Meanwhile, terming the plan as violation of laws, political leaders condemned it. Mar 4, 2014
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NCP on Gadkari-Raj Thackeray meeting

New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party on Tuesday said that Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra is much stronger than the BJP-Shiv Sena Alliance and therefore to strengthen its base in the state, BJP is trying to bring MNS on its side. Memon added that the BJP should never forget that MNS is Shiv Sena's enemy and if Nitin Gadkari will try to come close to MNS then Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray will not allow that. Mar 4, 2014
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Cyber Game Championship enthralls tech savvy kids in Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 4 (ANI): Technology savvy kids flocked to the Cyber Game Championship organised by a multi-gaming organisation, ‘PULSE,’ in Srinagar, proving that the computer screen is the new playfield among the modern youth. Games like Taken, Counter strikes and FIFA top the list of favourites. Mar 4, 2014
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Marine Museum of ZSI showcases blend of history, geography, anthropology and archipelago

Port Blair, Mar 4 (ANI): Marine Museum of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) showcases a perfect blend of history, geography, anthropology and the beautiful marine life of Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, housing over 1200 species and a diverse range of exhibits with informative coverage of the islands’ ecosystem, tribal communities, plant as well as animal life. Mar 4, 2014
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Venezuelans struggle with lack of basic foodstuffs and inflation

As Venezuela prepares to mark the first anniversary of the death of late president Hugo Chavez, many ordinary people are struggling with a lack of basic foodstuffs, rampant inflation and an economy that is increasingly paralysed. Duration: 02:02 Mar 4, 2014
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Pistorius' defence grills witness in court

The defence for paralympian star Oscar Pistorius grilled witness Michelle Burger on Monday in Pretoria as she described being woken by a woman's screams on the night Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Duration: 01:24 Mar 4, 2014
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China pays tribute to Kunming dead

Chinese leaders pay tribute to the victims of the Kunming train station attack at the opening session of an advisory body meeting. Meanwhile, defiant residents queue to donate blood. Duration: 01:06 Mar 3, 2014
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Cape Town holds Africa's largest tattoo fair

Ink enthusiasts gather in Cape Town for the sixth Cape Tattoo Expo, the largest of its kind on the African continent, bringing together local and international artists. Duration: 01:05 Mar 3, 2014