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Colourful bikes ride through Delhi roads raising awareness about Cancer

New Delhi, March 16 (ANI): Cricketer Gautam Gambhir flagged off a colourful bike and cycle rickshaw rally in New Delhi, in a bid to raise awareness about Cancer on Sunday. Environmentalist Sunita Narain was also present while flagging off Mega Cycling Carnival 2014. The participants along with kids who were either cancer patients or survivors turned their bikes in to the carnival float, donned their best of wardrobes, and joined the fun of whizzing down the track. Defining the significance of the event, Gambhir said that more people should participate in such events that address social causes with a tinge of fun. Mar 16, 2014
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Japan focuses on attracting foreign tourists prior to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo, Mar 16 (ANI): Ryogoku is a center of Tokyo's history and culture, and home to Sumo wrestling. Near the Sumo stadium is located Edo-Tokyo Museum, which has preserved the urban history of Tokyo. Established in 1993, the museum building is modeled after an old storehouse in Kurazukuri style. The main attractions in the museum include life size replicas, and scale models of towns and buildings over the past 400 years. Visitors can literally experience the history of Tokyo by actually touching, feeling and walking over the Nihonbashi Bridge of the Edo period. They can also visit Nakamuraza theatre, where the Japanese traditional "Kabuki" is performed. Mar 16, 2014

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: AAP Yet to Announce Candidate to Take on Modi

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced, on 16 March, its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to contest from Varanasi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal stated the party will decide a right candidate soon, to take on Modi in the Indian spiritual city. Mar 16, 2014
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SAD backs Jaitley's nomination from Amritsar

Amritsar, March 16 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and a cabinet minister in the Punjab government, Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday welcomed Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) move to nominate Arun Jaitley from Amritsar constituency. The Punjab revenue minister also rubbished claims that SAD had influenced BJP's decision in changing its candidate. Mar 16, 2014
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Varanasi needs leader, not businessman: SP on Modi contesting from Varanasi

Lucknow, Mar 16 (ANI): Speaking on BJP's list of candidates for Lok Sabha, SP leader Naresh Agarwal on Sunday said that most of the candidates are imported from other states and this is the first loss for BJP. He also said that there is a situation of rift in BJP. Further speaking on BJP fielding Narendra Modi from Varanasi, Agarwal said that Varanasi needs a leader, not businessman and that BJP will face defeat in Varanasi. Mar 16, 2014
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I respect party's decision on Lucknow seat: Lalji Tandon

New Delhi, March 16 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and incumbent Lok Sabha MP from Lucknow, Lalji Tandon on Sunday said that as a true soldier of the party he accepts party's decision in making way for party president Rajnath Singh to contest from the Lucknow constituency in Uttar Pradesh. The decision to make Rajnath Singh to contest from Lucknow constituency was announced by BJP in its fourth list of Lok Sabha candidates which was decided at the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) meet on Saturday. Mar 16, 2014
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Hammer procession heralds beginning of Holi festivities in Allahabad

Allahabad, March 16 (ANI): Although 'Holi', the festival of colours, is celebrated with dance and spraying colours on each other across India, but in Allahabad, residents celebrated it in their unique manner by taking out a hammer procession in which the hammer is adorned like a groom along with a fan as its bride. All the traditional rituals of a Hindu marriage were performed to wed the hammer and the fan on this occasion. The procession herald the beginning of Holi festivities. Meanwhile, one of the organizers, Sanjay Singh, said the procession also witnesses the breaking of a pumpkin that is filled with colours, which is then splashed over the revellers. Mar 16, 2014
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JD (U) slams BJP for replacing Joshi with Modi from Varanasi

New Delhi, March 16 (ANI): Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader K C Tyagi on Sunday took a dig at the BJP and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said that the party is ignoring its leaders for Modi. BJP on Saturday announced Modi would contest the Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh after sitting parliamentarian Murli Manohar Joshi gave in to the pressure from top leadership. He also slammed the party for chanting 'Har Har Modi, ghar ghar Modi. Mar 16, 2014
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Two people die of asphyxiation in fire accident in Thane

Thane, Mar 16 (ANI): Two people died and two others were injured on Sunday in a fire accident that occurred in a residential building, in the city of Thane in Maharashtra. Reportedly, two elderly people died due to asphyxiation in the fire which broke out in a residential building in Thane. It was learnt that the reason for the accident was short circuit. Fire brigade reached the spot within minutes after the mishap was reported. Mar 16, 2014
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I will contest from Nawada: Giriraj Singh

Patna, Mar 16 (ANI): BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who had expressed his displeasure over the ticket distribution in Bihar earlier, has agreed to contest election from Nawada. Singh said that he would give thousands of sacrifices to make Narendra Modi the PM. Reports said that the Bihar BJP leader wanted to fight the Lok Sabha from Begusarai constituency. The party has given the Begusarai ticket to Bhola Singh. Mar 16, 2014
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Mystery surrounds missing Malaysian plane, Indian experts await search reports

New Delhi/Kolkata, Mar 16 (ANI): As the fate of the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner is still shrouded in mystery, Indian aviation experts said they cannot arrive at any conclusion till the investigation is complete and machine is located. An aviation expert, Harshvardhan, however did not rule out media reports of plane being hijacked but said no opinion can be final till they are able to locate the jetliner. Mar 16, 2014
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Karnataka people are fed up with both Congress, BJP: Kejriwal

Bangalore, Mar 16 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal held a road show in India’s IT hub Bangalore on Sunday to woo voters ahead of the upcoming general elections. Addressing the residents of Bangalore, Kejriwal said the people of the state are fed up with both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He also accused the Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily of colluding with the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to hike the gas prices, which will come into effect from April 1. Mar 16, 2014