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Vajpayee undergoes health check-up at AIIMS
Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on Saturday underwent a regular medical check-up at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) here. ANI

Congress to contest 26 seats, NCP 22 in Maharashtra
Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has finalised the seat-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra for upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ANI

Alliance with Congress not possible: Amar Singh
Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh on Saturday said that the possibilities of an alliance with the Congress have been over. ANI

Varun Gandhi being targeted: Hindu Mahasabha
The Hindu Mahasabha on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi was being targeted as he was speaking for the cause of Hindutva. ANI

We may field candidates on three seats left for Congress: Lalu Prasad
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday said his party and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) would contest in three Lok Sabha constituencies now held by the Congress in the state. ANI

Night curfew along Indo-Bangladesh border ahead of general elections
Indian authorities have imposed night curfew along the borders with Bangladesh in Tripura and stepped up security in view of the upcoming general elections. ANI

Satyam founder Rajus custody extended for two more days
Satyam Computer Services founder B. Ramalinga Raju, his brother Rama Raju and ex-Chief Financial Officer Vadlamani Srinivas23. were taken into custody for two more days by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday. ANI

Congress will win Andhra elections: Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on Saturday expressed his confidence that Congress would win the coming elections in the state. ANI

NCP to field Bollywood actor Amisha Patel from Rajkot
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Gujarat unit president, Jayant Patel, on Saturday said the party has decided to field Bollywood actress Amisha Patel from the Rajkot parliamentary constituency in the general elections. ANI

CPM announces 16 candidates for Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep
The Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) on Saturday released its second list of 16 candidates for Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep for general elections. ANI

Kasab reading Gandhis autobiography in jail
Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist captured in the Mumbai terror attacks last year, is reading Mahatma Gandhis autobiography My Experiments with Truth for the past one week. ANI

Prahlad Patel rejoins BJP
Former Union Minister Prahlad Patel rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday. ANI

Congress to contest 37 seats in Bihar
The Congress Party on Saturday announced that it will contest 37 of the 40 seats in Bihar, leaving only three seats for the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). ANI

Sangma threatens to go on a fast to end Presidents Rule in Meghalaya
Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P. A. Sangma on Saturday said that he would go on a fast unto death till Presidents rule is not revoked in Meghalaya. ANI

Punjab takes steps to collect licensed before elections
Punjab authorities have asked local licensed arms holders to deposit their arms to ensure fair and safe polling. ANI

NHRC hosts human rights education conference
The National Human Rights Commission organized a day long conference on Human Rights Education at School Level in New Delhi today. ANI

Kashmiri engineer makes a chart to end confusion over Islamic calendar
A Jammu and Kashmir based engineer has come out with a 504-year cyclical chart so that countries celebrating Islamic holidays do not face confusion over Islamic calendar dates. ANI

Hindu militants threaten to target UK women drinking in Goa bars
Hindu militants have threatened to target British women drinking in Goas beach bars. ANI

India needs to make Obama understand that all Taliban are bad: ex-NSA Miishra
The Indian Government should try to convince the Brack Obama administration that all Taliban are equally bad and dangerous, former National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra suggested here today. ANI

Security tightened at Tiruchirapalli airport following bomb threat
Security at Tiruchirapalli airport was tightened on Saturday after a message was received at Kolkata airport threatening bombs explosions at airports in Southern India. ANI

Advani calls on family which attempted suicide
L K Advani, senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday held the Central Government accountable for the recent incident wherein seven members of a poverty-stricken family tried to commit suicide. ANI

India seeks flag meeting with Pak over indiscriminate firing in Uri
The Indian Army has asked for a flag meeting after Pakistani troops reportedly fired throughout the night at Indian posts in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Sadhu Yadav meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi
Former leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Sadhu Yadav on Saturday met Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi here for first time, after his induction in the Congress party. ANI

Car gizmos are making a zip entry into Punjab
With million of new cars hitting Indian roads every year, high-end car gizmos are making a zipping entry into Punjab, where people are extremely enthusiastic about using sophisticated gadgets. ANI

Jazz concert enthralls many in Shillong
In an endeavor to generate interest in Jazz amongst the music-loving people of Northeast, a Latin group recently performed before a sizable crowd in Shillong. ANI

Street plays promote peace in Assam
Theatre groups in the North Eastern region are promoting national integration, peace and harmony through the medium of theatre. ANI

Nepal: An emerging strategic arena between New Delhi and Beijing.
If the growing Sino-Pak cooperation between Pakistan and China and Beijings marine encirclement through its String of Pearls strategy is causing flutters in New Delhi, South Block mandarins should start an exercise in imaginative diplomacy to prevent the Chinese Dragon from rapidly expanding in Indias eastern neighborhood. ANI

Maoists blast tracks in Bihar
The Communist Party of India-Maoist rebels bombed railway tracks in Bihars Gaya District disrupting train services on the Gaya-Mughalsarai section of East Central Railway (ECR) on Saturday. ANI

Rural women take to chapatti business in Tamil Nadu
Rural women in Tamil Nadu are independently participating in the business of making chapattis under the guidance of self-help groups. ANI

Houseboat owners in Kashmir launch save Dal lake campaign
Houseboat Owners Association has launched campaign to spread awareness among the residents as well as tourists about Dal Lake. ANI

RSS chief K S Sudarshan announces retirement
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RRS) chief K S Sudarshan today announced his retirement from the post of party chief, paving way for Mohan Bhagwats elevation to the top post. ANI

CPI releases its manifesto, promises a non-BJP, non-Congress alternative
The Communist Party of India (CPI) released its manifesto for the coming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday. ANI

Omar assures swift action in Bomai, Pulwama killings
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has assured the people of the state that swift action will be taken against the troops guilty of killings in Bomai and Pulwama. ANI

BSF keep tight vigil at border in Kashmir
Ahead of general elections, Border Security Force (BSF) beefed up security at Indo-Pakistan international border in Jammu following political upheaval in Pakistan. ANI

Tatas Nano, one mans gain, anothers loss
As Tata Motors is all set to launch Nano, the worlds cheapest car, on Monday, residents in Sanand, where Tatas new Nano plant is being set up, are upbeat at the prospects. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee campaigns in West Bengal
As campaigning picks momentum for general elections, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee campaigned in his parliamentary constituency, Jangipur in West Bengal. ANI

Patna-bound Rajdhani Express avoids fatal mishap
A major accident was averted in the wee hours of Saturday morning, when the Patna-bound Rajdhani Express came to a sudden halt after pantry car of the train caught fire near the Karman Station in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Security in Himachal Pradesh intensified after militant threats
The government of Himachal Pradesh has intensified the security measures at six hydel project sites in the state, including the Bhakra Dam, after receiving several threats from the militant outfits. ANI

Terrorism must be dealt with firm determination: President
President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil said on Saturday that terrorism poses a great threat to global peace and should be dealt with firm determination. ANI

Radio Pakistan urges Sikhs, Muslims to unite against Hindus
Radio Pakistan appears determined to continue to propagate a policy of divide and rule in India. ANI

Govinda clarifies his position on poll code violation
Actor turned Congress MP Govinda visited a Mumbai District Collectors office on Friday and clarified his position on poll code violation charges. ANI

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sanghs conclave begins in Nagpur
A three-day conclave of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has begun here and will chalk out strategy for the upcoming general elections. ANI

Recession hits export industries in Ludhiana
The ongoing global financial crisis has taken its toll on export industries of Ludhiana as they face slump due to fall in demand. ANI

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