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Last Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 12:03 hrs

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Pieces of aircraft found floating on Andhra coast?

Pieces of what is suspected to be an aircraft were seen washed up on Andhra coast Wednesday, a Telugu television channel reported.

Fishermen, who saw them floating at Kutta Gouduru beach in T.P. Gudur mandal of Nellore district in south coastal Andhra off Bay of Bengal, informed the police.

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Bangladesh indicts former Prime Minister Zia

A court in Bangladesh's capital on Wednesday indicted a former prime minister and leading opposition figure in two related cases involving charges of corruption for allegedly using an illegal fund to buy land for a charity named after her late husband.

Judge Basudeb Roy accepted the charges against Khaleda Zia, who was present in the court.

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RSS moves court against Rahul Gandhi

RSS today filed a complaint against Rahul Gandhi in a Maharashtra court over his remarks linking the saffron organisation to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

The criminal complaint was filed by Rajesh Kunte, Secretary of RSS unit at Bhiwandi, a powerloom town near Thane. Addressing a rally at Sonale in Bhiwandi on March 6, Rahul had said, "RSS people killed Gandhiji."

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3.57 pm:

Jagadambika Pal, Raju Srivastava join BJP

Congress leader Jagadambika Pal and stand up comedian Raju Srivastava Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Pal, formerly a Congress MP and the Uttar Pradesh Congress chief, had earlier resigned from the Lok Sabha as well as the party. Pal, 63, has been a three-time legislator and minister in Uttar Pradesh.

Srivastava was earlier offered a ticket by the Samajwadi Party to contest the Kanpur Lok Sabha seat but he opted to join the BJP. BJP president Rajnath Singh welcomed both to the party.

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Wanted Maoist Sabyasachi Panda's wife joins Ama Odisha Party

Subhashree Panda, wife of wanted Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, today joined Ama Odisha Party along with over 100 of her women supporters. Subhashree, who was set free from jail in 2012, said she would like to contest the ensuing assembly elections from Ranpur segment in Nayagarh district.

She was arrested and jailed for two years for her alleged links with the out-lawed CPI-Maoist party but was subsequently acquitted of the charges in 2012. Sabyasachi's father and Subhshree's father-in-law Ramesh Panda had represented the Ranpur assembly constituency thrice on the CPM ticket.

She has already floated a Ranpur-based outfit Janamanch Odisha after being out of the jail. Above 100 women supporters of Subhshree also joined Ama Odisha Party along with her.

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Jaya condoles death of seven workers in dye plant

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday condoled the death of seven workers, who lost their lives due to asphyxiation in a dyeing unit tank in Erode.

"I extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved family members", she said in a statement.

Seven workers died of asphyxiation and nine others were taken ill on Tuesday after inhaling toxic gas in a tank containing untreated effluents at a textile dyeing factory at Perundurai near Erode.

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DMK ends association with Alagiri

DMK has snapped ties with MK Alagiri, the eldest son of M Karunanidhi said TV reports on Wednesday.

According to NDTV, the DMK top leadership has warned party workers of stringent action if they associated with Alagiri whom the party has suspended earlier this year following a succession dispute with DMK treasurer MK Stalin.

12.55 pm:

Khurshid calls Modi a 'nursery kid'

After his 'napunsak' comment comes the 'nursery kid' barb.

Salman Khurshid has taken a special dislike for BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi and did it again on Wednesday by calling Modi a 'nursery kid' while referring to the clean chit given to Modi by a lower court regarding the Gujarat riots case.

"I don't know who has given Modi a clean chit. A magistrate's court not summoning him is a big accomplishment for him. It is like a nursery child who gets good marks and thinks he has become a doctor" Khurshid said. 

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Key BJP meet begins sans Advani

The BJP is meeting in the national capital on Wednesday in what is being seen as a key meeting ahead of the elections. However, party stalwart LK Advani is not attending the meeting even though the BJP is expected to discuss Advani's candidature.

Earlier in the day, TV reports speculated that Advani will be given a ticket from Bhopal even though he is a sitting MP from Gujarat's Gandhinagar.

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Flipkart to launch Moto X today, prices start at Rs 23,999

Handset maker Motorola will on Wednesday launch in India the Moto X, priced Rs 23,999 onwards, in partnership with e-Commerce firm Flipkart.

"After the huge success of Moto G, and Motorola are now launching the Moto X in India. At Rs 23,999 for the colour variants and Rs 25,999 for the wood finish variants, the Moto X is priced aggressively, matching prices in the US market," Flipkart said in a statement.

The device is available in the US for $399.99 (Rs 24,392) without contract for the 16GB version and $449.99 (Rs 27,465) for the 32GB version.

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11.03 am:

Manish Tiwari to contest Lok Sabha polls

Congress leader and one of the party's most broadcasted spokesperson Manish Tiwari, who last week decided not to contest the Lok Sabha polls citing ill health, will fight from the Ludhiana seat it emerged on Wednesday morning.

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Rahul Gandhi cancels Mizoram visit

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has cancelled his proposed visit to Aizawl today in view of the ongoing Assembly session, party sources said.

Thanglawra Ngurte, member of the state PCC Media Cell, said his visit was cancelled in view of the Assembly session which began yesterday.

The Congress leader was scheduled to address an election rally at Mualpui locality in Aizawl today and also meet journalists at Lengpui airport near Aizawl.

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A fourth of Indian business graduates land jobs in US

About one in four business school graduates in India find jobs in America, second only to China, which sends 38 percent of its alumni to the US, according to a new survey.

While 64 percent of Indian business graduates stay in their home country, 23 percent go the US and two percent to Canada. In the case of China, 48 percent stay home, while eight percent prefer Hong Kong as their second job destination after the US.

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Zenit names Villas-Boas as new manager

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has been named Russian side Zenit St Petersburg's new manager.

The 36-year-old Portuguese will officially sign for Zenit March 20, reported Xinhua.

"Zenit has agreed terms on a contract with new head coach Andre Villas-Boas," said the club in a statement Tuesday.

"The contract will be signed and Villas-Boas will be presented in St Petersburg as Zenit's new head coach March 20."

Villas-Boas will receive at least 8.5 million euros ( $11.8 million) a season as well as possible bonuses, according to media reports.

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Beckham named world's best underwear model

Former football star David Beckham has been named the world's best underwear model by ace designer Tommy Hilfiger.

Hilfiger believes the 38-year-old star can pull off the minimal clothing look.

"I have seen all kinds of underwear models, but we all wish we looked like David Beckham at the end of the day. He is like the underwear model of the century," quoted the designer as saying.

Beckham first stripped down in 2007 when he appeared alongside his fashion designer wife Victoria in the Emporio Armani campaign.

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Narendra Modi's rally at Dumka cancelled

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's scheduled public rally at Dumka on March 24 has been cancelled, the party's Jharkhand unit general secretary Balmukund Sahay said here today.

Stating that a new date would be announced later, Sahay said the cancellation was necessitated following the announcement of general election schedules.

The earlier rally date had been fixed before announcement of the schedule.

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