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Hunting MH370: A needle in a growing haystack

Scanning an endless white-speckled expanse of the blue Andaman Sea, the crew of a Malaysian air force plane fight turbulence, nausea and mental strain in a seeming "Mission Impossible": to find Flight 370. Duration: 00:54 Mar 16, 2014
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India pauses search for missing Malaysian Airliner

Port Blair, March 16 (ANI): India on Sunday has put on hold its search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at the request of the government in Kuala Lumpur, which wants to reassess the week-old hunt for the Boeing 777 that is suspected of being deliberately flown off course. India had been combing two areas - one around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; and a second, further west, in the Bay of Bengal. Both operations have been suspended, but may yet resume, defence officials said. Military officials in Port Blair said that the search operation was not over, and they were still on standby and were awaiting instructions from Malaysia. Mar 16, 2014
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Rajasthan drenches in water celebrating Holi with shades of old tradition

Bikaner, Mar 16 (ANI): Desert state, Rajasthan celebrated the 'Dolchi Holi', a unique way of celebrating Hindu festival of colours during which participants get drenched in water using age old traditional water can. Holi played in Bikaner is unique as colours are not used during festivities. Confined to two Hindu castes, the event is marked by the participation of men only while women and children watch over from their houses. Mar 16, 2014
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People masquerade as politicians to celebrate Holi

Allahabad /Kolkata, Mar 16 (ANI): People in Uttar Pradesh revelled in the festive spirit as they celebrated the festival of colours, Holi in a unique way by wearing masks of prominent politicians and applied colour onto each other. The festival of Holi, which will be celebrated on March 17 this year, brings together people from all classes and age groups as they distribute sweets and take out processions, dancing to tunes of drums in a mélange of colours. Mar 16, 2014
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50,000 in Moscow protest Crimea intervention

Around 50,000 people rallied in central Moscow Saturday in protest at Russia's intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula votes on switching to Kremlin rule. Duration: 00:48 Mar 16, 2014
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Syria troops advance in rebel bastion of Yabrud

Syrian troops advanced Saturday on the key rebel bastion of Yabrud as the country's civil war entered its fourth year, with more than 146,000 dead, millions displaced and peace efforts stalled. Duration: 00:36 Mar 16, 2014
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Malaysia says jet's diversion 'deliberate'

A missing Malaysian airliner was apparently deliberately diverted and flown for hours after vanishing from radar, according to Prime Minister Najib Razak who stopped short of confirming a hijack. Duration: 01:30 Mar 16, 2014
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Some sections of media biased and against AAP: Shazia Ilmi

New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi on Saturday strongly defended party chief Arvind Kejriwal, saying that there is a bias against the party, and added that Kejriwal was not talking about the whole media, but a certain section of it. At a fund-raising event in Nagpur on Thursday, Kejriwal had hit out at the media saying they have been paid heavily to promote BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He also lashed out at the media for focusing on his security deployment, and alleged that media is sold and part of the political conspiracy against him. He further added that if his government comes to power, he will set up an inquiry into this political conspiracy, and along with the media people, everyone involved will be sent to prison. Mar 15, 2014
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It happens: Rare Bird

West Bengal, March 14 (ANI): A rare bird sighted at Sanbandha village on the outskirts of Bankura town in India's eastern West Bengal amazed curious onlookers and bird lovers. The bird was huge, typically 110-120 centimetres tall with a 210 centimetre wingspan and a body weight of around 5 kilograms. Approximately 3000 birds of this species are still in world. Only 40 birds of this particular species are on official record in West Bengal. The region in and around Bankura is regarded as a haven for the Lesser Adjutant Stork, which is a rare species of the stork family. Mar 15, 2014