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Saamna hits at BJP over insulting Advani, Politicos react

New Delhi/Lucknow, March 22 (ANI): In his editorial in Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamna', party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday targeted the BJP for treating senior leader LK Advani unfairly. Narendra Modi's era has begun, but that does not mean it is the end of the Advani era, said the editorial. Shiv Sena questioned the party for keeping Advani waiting on his seat for Lok Sabha polls. He said that this is an insult to Advani, his name should've featured in the first list. He also added that a person who was part of BJP's golden era was kept hanging till last minute. Reacting over the issue, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said that the BJP's internal feud was open and that what Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna' said was to highlight the same fact. Congress and JD (U) too slammed BJP for treating Advani unfairly and said that there is no place for senior leaders in the saffron party. Mar 22, 2014
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No political alliances to seek power: PDP

Srinagar, March 22 (ANI): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), chief Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed, said that forming an alliance with political parties for power is not on their agenda ahead of the forthcoming polls and they would rather persuade them to come up with a resolution on the Kashmir issue. While addressing media persons in Srinagar, she said that power was not the main agenda for her party in the upcoming polls. Peoples Democratic Party has been blaming the government led by Omar Abdullah's National Conference (NC) party for failing to resolve the problems in the state and increasing tensions in the region. PDP has accused NC of just pleasing their ally, the ruling Congress at the Centre. Mar 22, 2014
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Mamata slams both Congress and BJP ahead of LS Polls

Kolkata, March 22 (ANI): In a public rally as part of her election campaign ahead of the general elections, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, slammed her political opponents for the increase in prices of essential commodities. Mamata known for her charismatic leadership in West Bengal is all set to contest the upcoming elections and hopes for her win without any alliance either with Congress party or with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Slamming the parties, Banerjee accused them of forming a syndicate to secure a vote bank. Banerjee took a dig at the Congress led central government by slamming them over price rise and inflation. Criticising the opposition, Banerjee cautioned people about the consequences of BJP rule if they come to power by sharing experience during her alliance with BJP led NDA. Mar 22, 2014
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Modi will not be able to 'wash his sins' at Varanasi: Lalu

Patna, March 22 (ANI): Hitting out at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is contesting from Varanasi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that Modi wants to wash away his sins of Godhra and the Gujarat riots but he will not be pardoned. He also asserted that there is no Modi wave in Bihar, particularly in rural areas, as per the rumours being spread by some vested interests. Mar 22, 2014
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Crimea military town splits as Russia moves in

Surly and dejected, many Ukrainian soldiers at Perevalne base in Crimea deserted their posts Friday, crossing groups of buoyant Russian soldiers moving in -- but 200 were said to be resisting. Duration: 01:12 Mar 22, 2014
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Israel says Gaza 'terrorist' tunnel discovered

The Israeli army said Friday it had uncovered a new Gaza "terrorist" tunnel reaching into the Jewish state, but Hamas said the tunnel was old and had been exposed by storms. Duration: 00:34 Mar 22, 2014
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Crimean village of Chongar now a border checkpoint

A queue of motorists patiently await their turn in the northern village of Chongar in Crimea which now serves as a checkpoint at the Russian-Ukranian border and is controlled by a handful of pro-Russian militia. Duration: 00:52 Mar 22, 2014
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World faces 'water-energy' crisis: UN

Surging populations and economies in the developing world will cause a double 'crunch' in demand for water and energy in the coming decades, the United Nations says in a report published on the eve of World Water Day. Duration: 01:22 Mar 22, 2014
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Pope Francis to meet hundreds of mafia victims' relatives

One of Italy's leading anti-mafia associations, Libera, is holding a meeting on Friday with Pope Francis and hundreds of relatives of mafia victims. Its deputy head, Marcello Cozzi, explains the importance of the pope's support and the hope that the Catholic Church will play a greater role in fighting organised crime -- including cleaning up the scandal-hit Vatican bank. Mar 22, 2014
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Malaysian authorities warn jet search a 'long haul'

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board flight MH370 vented their fury on Malaysian government officials Friday in their first meeting in Beijing, denouncing them for time-wasting almost two weeks after the aircraft vanished. Mar 22, 2014
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National Front leader optimistic ahead of local polls

French far right party leader Marine Le Pen says she has high hopes for the National Front at the upcoming local elections during a campaign visit with the Henin-Beaumont candidate Steeve Briois. Duration: 01:03 Mar 22, 2014