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Ukrainian Tatar TV channel fears being shut down

As a propaganda war rages over Russia's incursion into Ukraine, several Ukrainian TV channels have had their signals taken off-air in the Crimean peninsula. ATR, a station aimed at the region's Tatar muslim minority, has continued to broadcast for now, but fears that it may too be shut down. Mar 8, 2014
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Winter Paralympic Games open in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday with only one Ukrainian athlete parading in an emotional protest on a politically-charged night. Mar 8, 2014
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President awards six outstanding achievers on International Womens Day

New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday gave Stree Shakti Puruskar (Women Empowerment Award) to six women for their outstanding achievements in the social development field on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Speaking on the occasion, the President stressed on the need to provide safety and security to women. Mar 8, 2014
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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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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