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Fans throng Rajnikanth's residence in Chennai on his 61st birthday
Scores of fans thronged Tamil superstar Rajnikanth's residence to wish him on his 61st birthday here on Sunday. ANI

150 dialogues have taken place sans any solution: Geelani
Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Sunday said that he is not averse to peace talks but over 150 dialogues have taken place so far without any solution. ANI

UP Police baton charge Bahujan Samaj Party activists in Mathura
Uttar Pradesh Police baton charged Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists when they tried to enter the venue where polling for Panchayat was taking place in Mathura District on Sunday. ANI

CRPF organises seminar on education scenario in Kashmi
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 82 battalion in association with the Human Care Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, organised a day-long seminar on "Education Scenario in Kashmir" here on Sunday. ANI

Uttarakhand Govt. starts disaster management training program
The Uttarakhand government with disaster management committee has started a disaster management-training program to combat natural calamities in the state. ANI

Jharkhand police officer resigns over government apathy
An Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Jharkhand resigned on Sunday as the government failed to fix his salary. ANI

Around 300 runners take part in Mumbai barefoot half marathon
Around 300 runners participated in a twenty-one kilometer-long barefoot half marathon organised by the Barefoot Runners of India Foundation (BRIF) here on Sunday. ANI

School students take part in philately exhibition in Delhi
School children participated in a letter writing and stamp designing competition organized by the World Philatelic Exhibition and India Post here on Sunday. ANI

Terror threat to Taj Mahal, Palace on Wheels: Intelligence Bureau
Twelve historical monuments across the nation including the Taj Mahal and the Palace on Wheels, are under threat from terrorist outfits like the Lashkar e-Toiba (LeT) and Indian Mujahideen (IM), an Intelligence Bureau report has warned. ANI

'Dastangoi' promoting harmony in New Delhi
Dastangoi, which means to tell a Dastan or story being recited in the Urdu language, is witnessing the participation of scores of persons belonging to various religious outfits and setting an example of communal harmony and brotherhood. ANI

Gujarat farmers draw attention towards continuing agrarian crisis
Scores of farmers took part in a 'Kisan Swaraj Yatra', a rally, which began from Sabarmati in Gujarat and culminated at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat here on Saturday, to draw the attention of the government towards the issues concerning the farmers and the continuing agrarian crisis in India. ANI

Sonia to outline strategy to counter opposition at CPP meeting
Members of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) will meet here on Monday to strategise on how to counter the opposition blocking of parliament. ANI

Girl gangraped in a moving car in north-west Delhi
Barely three weeks after the rape of a BPO employee in the city, in yet another shocking incident an 18-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped in a moving car in Sultanpuri in north-west Delhi on Saturday night. ANI

Political leaders to pay homage to 2001 Parliament House attack victims
Cutting across all barriers, leaders of all political parties will lead the nation in paying homage on Monday to those, who lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament House terrorist attack. ANI

Wine aficionados throng Pune wine tasting festival
Wine lovers from across the country thronged Maharashtra's Pune city on Saturday to attend the 'Wine Tasting Festival'. ANI

Moderate earthquake jolts northeast
An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale shook most parts of the northeast early on Sunday morning. ANI

Clandestine arms sales thrive in West Bengal district
The clandestine manufacturing and sale of arms and ammunition is thriving in West Bengal's Birbhum District. ANI

Adarsh scam: CBI may finalise case this week
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to finalise its case to enable it to probe and prosecute those responsible for the Adarsh Housing Society scam this week. ANI

Buddhists gather in Bodh Gaya for Kagyu Monlam Chenmo Festival
Buddhist devotees have gathered at the ancient Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar's Gaya District to celebrate the annual festival of Kagyu Monlam Chenmo that marked the 900th birth anniversary of the first Karmapa Düsum Khyenpa. ANI

Buddhist pilgrims of five ASEAN nations to get visa on arrival
The government has decided to extend visa on arrival facility to Buddhist pilgrims coming from five more ASEAN countries-Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. ANI

Huge cache of arms, explosives seized in West Bengal
The paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and West Bengal police have seized a huge cache of arms and explosives from Maoist infested Jhargram area in West Midnapore District. ANI

BJP, Shiv Sena slam Digvijay Singh over controversial remarks on Karkare
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Shiv Sena have criticized Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh over his controversial remarks on the slain Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, who was gunned down by militants in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

Embarrassed Congress distances itself from Digvijay Singh's remarks on Karkare
An embarrassed Congress has chosen to distance itself from party general secretary Digvijay Singh's controversial comments that he had a conversation with former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare shortly before he was killed by terrorists on 26/11. ANI

Manmohan Singh returns to Delhi after three-day Europe visit
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, returned to New Delhi on Sunday after completing a three-day visit to Brussels and Berlin. ANI

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