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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
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Chit fund investors stage protest in Siliguri, threaten to boycott polls

Siliguri, Mar 8 (ANI): Thousands of duped investors in Siliguri city of West Bengal took to streets protesting against chit fund companies in the state. People were protesting against fraudulent chit fund companies in the state and also threatened to boycott upcoming general elections, if action is not taken in this regard. Over two lakh investors from different parts of northern Bengal, who have invested 433 crore rupees, are demanding arrest of owners of all chit fund companies. Protesters alleged that they invested in companies after getting assurance from the state government, but now they are not taking any stringent actions. The Saradha Group went bust in April 2013, wiping out crores of rupees in deposits from mostly low-income Indians, miring West Bengal's government in scandal, and illustrating the risks faced by the millions who live outside the banking system. Mar 8, 2014
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Women run for equal rights, mark spirit of International Women's Day

Thiruvananthapuram/ Patna, Mar 8 (ANI): Women in different parts of India marked the spirit of International Women's Day and came out of their houses to participate in marathon and walkathon. In a bid to aware people on equal rights for women, 1000 ladies in Patna on Saturday took part in the 'Run for Women Empowerment' marathon. A participant, Laxmi Rai, said the initiative was part of a drive aimed at changing the mindset of people in treating women. The event was first-of-its-kind in Bihar, informed organizers. Meanwhile, a walkathon was organised in Thiruvananthapuram, during which women walked for unity. Mar 8, 2014
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Ready for such incidents when you stand against big people: Yadav after ink attack on him

New Delhi, March 08 (ANI): An unknown man threw ink at AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday during a rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Yadav said that a man came on the stage and smeared ink on his face shouting nationalist slogans. He said that the intention behind the same was not known and avoided blaming anyone for the incident. The attacker has been taken to Parliament Street police station for questioning. Mar 8, 2014
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Upset RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav quits all party posts

New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Minutes after RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav restated that his daughter Misa Bharti will remain RJD's Lok Sabha polls candidate from Patliputra, an upset Ram Kripal Yadav resigned from all party posts. The disgruntled minister was denied a Lok Sabha ticket from the Patliputra constituency. Yadav however clarified that he has not yet resigned from the primary membership of the party. Mar 8, 2014
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Thoughtless and dynastic parties will suffer like this: JD (U) after Ram Kripal's resignation

New Delhi, March 08 (ANI): After Ram Kripal Yadav resigned from all RJD posts on Saturday, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that such thoughtlessness and dynastic parties will suffer like RJD in the same way. He said that this is like a sinking ship which eventually will collapse. Asked whether Yadav will join JD (U), Tyagi said that the party has not spoken on the issue yet. Mar 8, 2014
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Kejriwal uses Chartered plane, Politicos react

New Delhi, March 08 (ANI): Arvind Kejriwal invited criticism after he used a chartered plane to fly to Jaipur and then took a Mercedes car form the airport sighting his 'simple thoughts' against luxury. NCP leader Tariq Anwar, said that Kejriwal is doing what he was against earlier and that Kejriwal's real face is coming to the forefront. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that AAP has double standards and Kejriwal is not sure of his words himself. Meanwhile, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that this is the fabric of politics and Kejriwal may have used the plane when it would have required by his duties. Mar 8, 2014