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Tonk rally: Rahul Gandhi hits out at BJP

Tonk, March 10 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit out at the BJP on Monday while addressing a rally in Tonk district of Rajasthan. Gandhi said that the failures of the saffron party must be exposed. He said that the BJP just want to benefit the rich if they come to power whereas the Congress wants to help the downtrodden. Gandhi also tried to attract low income group people by saying that Congress wants to do politics and run the government for those who run the country on daily basis like chowkidars, taxi/auto drivers etc. Mar 10, 2014
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PM Manmohan Singh and PM Sheikh Hasina meet at BIMSTEC, reiterate friendly ties

New Delhi, March 10 (ANI): Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh met recently in the Burmese capital of Nay pyi taw and reiterated the warm and friendly ties that the two neighbouring countries share. On the sidelines of the BIMSTEC summit, Manmohan Singh met PM Sheikh Hasina and conveyed to her that a pact on the Teesta water sharing was an intricate issue but one which India was in favour of signing. The Teesta River is said to be the lifeline of Sikkim, flowing for almost the entire length of the state. The river forms the border between Sikkim and West Bengal before joining the Brahmaputra as a tributary in Bangladesh. Manmohan Singh also congratulated his Bangladeshi counterpart on her victory in the last general elections and assumption of office of the prime minister for a third time. Mar 10, 2014
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Prospect of being PM does not let Nitish Kumar sleep: Narendra Modi - part - 1

Purnia, Mar 10 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a rally in Purnia district of Bihar in which he said that Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s PM ambitions led to the break up of BJP and JD (U). He further said that the prospect of being PM does not let Nitish sleep. He further took a dig at Third Front saying that some people in Third front are former PM and some who want to be PM in future. He also added that there are some people in Third Front who have already stitched their clothes for becoming the PM. He further took a dig at Third Front asking where this Third front was during Gujarat earthquake, during Assam & UP riots or when jawans were beheaded. Mar 10, 2014
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Prospect of being PM does not let Nitish Kumar sleep: Narendra Modi - part - 2

Purnia, Mar 10 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a rally in Purnia district of Bihar in which he said that Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s PM ambitions led to the break up of BJP and JD (U). He further said that the prospect of being PM does not let Nitish sleep. He further took a dig at Third Front saying that some people in Third front are former PM and some who want to be PM in future. He also added that there are some people in Third Front who have already stitched their clothes for becoming the PM. He further took a dig at Third Front asking where this Third front was during Gujarat earthquake, during Assam & UP riots or when jawans were beheaded. Mar 10, 2014
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Savita Bhatti opts out as AAPs Chandigarh candidate for LS polls

Chandigarh, March 10 (ANI): AAP leader Savita Bhatti on Monday, withdrew her candidature as the party’s nominee for Chandigarh constituency. Bhatti opted out after a week of campaigning following the announcement of party’s candidates for the upcoming LS polls. She said that the decision is in the interest of the party. She expressed gratitude to the party for giving her such opportunity but said that it’s no big deal if it failed to materialize. She further said that the purpose is to continue the party’s fight against corruption, and it is no embarrassment at all. Mar 10, 2014
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Shipping minister urges PM to ensure release of fishermen from Sri Lanka

New Delhi, March 10 (ANI): Shipping Minister GK Vasan, on Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make efforts for the release of fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan government for the success of talks between the two governments. Last week, Sri Lanka's navy arrested 32 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing illegally in their territorial waters less than two months after the two neighbours agreed to work together to resolve the issue. Vasan also requested Singh to support the United States (US) resolution against Sri Lanka. Mar 10, 2014
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Encounter in J&K kills two LeT militants

Handwara, March 10 (ANI): Two Lashker-e-Toiba militants were killed an Army officer was injured in an encounter between the two sides in Handwara area of Kupwara district in Kashmir, police said. The encounter took place when security forces cordoned off a house in Malikpora village in Vilgam area of Handwara, 85 kms from here, following information about presence of militants there. The police officer said the militants opened firing on security forces, who retaliated, triggering off a fierce gun battle. Some arms and ammunition were recovered from the possession of the slain militants. Mar 10, 2014
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Left, right both claim win in Salvadoran presidential runoff

The parties of both candidates in El Salvador's surprisingly tight presidential runoff clash claimed victory late Sunday. Electoral authorites reported a tiny lead for leftist candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren over the conservatives. Duration: 00:57 Mar 10, 2014
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Colombia voters give lukewarm support for peace process

Columbian voters showed lukewarm support for peace talks with guerrillas Sunday by giving the country's president a majority in Congress, but also electing his conservative rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to the senate. Duration: 00:38 Mar 10, 2014
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Malaysia pursues search for missing plane

Malaysia's head of civil aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, says all theories are being considered with regards to the plane’s disappearance. Duration: 01:02 Mar 10, 2014
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Uncertainty in BJP over Lucknow and Varanasi seat, Politicos react

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Mar 10 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted to the rift in BJP over seats in Varanasi and Lucknow. Lucknow BJP MP Lalji Tandon has said that he will not vacate his seat for anyone other than party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. According to reports, BJP President Rajnath Singh wants to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the Lucknow seat. Speaking on the same, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that he don't have anything to comment on seat distribution. Further, BJP leader Kalraj Mishra said that there is no rift within the party over this issue. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that there is a lot of uncertainty in BJP. AAP Leader Ashutosh asked BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi why does he want to contest elections from two places and that Modi is scared that he is going to lose to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and this is the reason he wants to secure the other seat. Mar 10, 2014
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Akhilesh faces flak for sacking two ministers

New Delhi, March 10 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minsiter Akhilesh Yadav on Monday faced criticism from the former leaders of his party for sacking ministers Anand Singh and Manoj Paras allegedly for anti-party activities. The development came days after Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav warned UP ministers to "mend" their ways or face the sack. Former SP Leader, Kamal Farooqui said that there is no principle based politics in Samajwadi Party. Another former leader Shahid Siddiqui said that the SP has become an autocratic party. Mar 10, 2014