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Kabul's 'Bush bazaar' hopes election will revive business

Kabul shopkeeper Haji Najimullah is furious with the Americans. Not for their long military intervention in Afghanistan, but the fact they are leaving, robbing his market stall of an important supplier. Duration: 00:35 Apr 2, 2014
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UN says no foreign interference in Afghan election

Jan Kubis, head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan insists there will be no foreign interference in the Afghan presidential elections and insists the conditions of this vote are better than the previous one. Duration: 01:45 Apr 2, 2014
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LS Polls: Sonia meets Jama Masjid imam, politicos slam

Lucknow /Ranchi / New Delhi, April 02 (ANI): Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi made a strong appeal to minorities ahead of battle of 2014 general election, pitching to help nurture the cause of "secularism" met Muslim delegation led by Delhi's Jama Masjid Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Wednesday. Politicians hit at Gandhi’s move of meeting the Head cleric of the Jama Masjid ahead of upcoming polls of the world's largest democracy. Attacking Sonia Gandhi, Chief of main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rajnath Singh said that Congress was practicing communal politics. Meanwhile, former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui, criticized Bukhari saying that he was an opportunist and was not bothered for the welfare of Muslim community. Taking a jibe at Sonia Gandhi, Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid said it would have been in the good taste if such meetings were arranged by Congress in the past and not just ahead of general elections and take note of problems faced by the Muslim across the country. Apr 2, 2014
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Politicos file their nominations to contest 2014 LS Polls

Mumbai /Kanpur /Bhagalpur, April 02 (ANI): Political leaders filed their nomination papers on Wednesday to contest the upcoming 2014 general elections, as the world's largest democracy goes to polls. Congress leader and Union Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal filed Nomination from Kanpur. Meanwhile BJP leader Shanawaz Hussain also filed nomination to fight election from Bhagalpur. Contesting for the third time from Bhgalpur where he had emerged victorious twice in the past expressed optimism that a central government led under the guidance of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will come into power. In the showbiz city of Mumbai Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS), fielded Bollywood's actor and director Mahesh Manjrekar on the election turf. Apr 2, 2014
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Anti-China protest in Manila over maritime dispute

Protesters rally in front of the Chinese consular offices in Manila, after China warned that the Philippines "seriously damaged" bilateral ties by asking the United Nations to rule in their favour in a maritime dispute. Duration: 00:38 Apr 2, 2014
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LS Polls: Ramdev hits at Congress over corruption

Chandigarh, April 02 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev hit at Congress calling it the most ‘corrupt’ party embroiled in multiple scams, while beating drums for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s win in 2014 general elections on Wednesday in Chandigarh. Ramdev slammed Congress saying that it was responsible for coal scam and various other graft cases in the country. Meanwhile, Ramdev hailed BJP’s prime ministerial candidate saying that Narendra Modi was the only leader who could provide a stable and corruption free government and was hopeful that Akali Dal would again emerge as a winner in Punjab. Apr 2, 2014
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LS Polls: Arun Jaitley attacks Amarinder Singh

Amritsar, April 02 (ANI): BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who is contesting from Amritsar against Congress candidate Captain Amarinder Singh, strongly attacked Congress and Captain Singh on Wednesday. Jaitley said that during campaigning Captain Singh never speaks over the major issues which are inflation, corruption and various administrative deficiencies. He further slammed Singh saying that when he has negligible legislative attendance in Punjab's Legislature, how people can expect his participation in the Centre. Apr 2, 2014
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TMC to fight against BJP, Congress and CPI (M) with equal vigour

Kolkata, April 02 (ANI): Trinamool Congress MP and spokesperson, Derek O'Brian on Wednesday ruled out any possibility of the Trinamool Congress showing any leniency towards the Bharatiya janata Party (BJP), as he said that the party will fight tooth and nail against all three-the BJP, the Congress and the CPI (M) on an equal footing. The TMC leader also strongly asserted that his party will never beg from anyone. Earlier, some newspaper reports suggested that there was a strong possibility that party Chief Mamata Banerjee will agree to extend outside support to a Modi-led government in exchange for a generous financial package aimed primarily at easing West Bengal's debt burden. Apr 2, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi welcomes Varun's appreciation

Rae Bareli, Apr 2 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday appreciated and agreed with the statement made by his cousin and BJP leader Varun Gandhi. Varun had praised the works done by Rahul in Amethi and said that he would like to replicate the same in his constituency Sultanpur. Rahul further said that he is very happy to see that the works done by him are being appreciated. However, Varun later clarified that his remark should not be viewed as an endorsement of any political party or candidate. Apr 2, 2014