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Physiotherapists demand government jobs in Jammu
Physiotherapists in Jammu staged a protest on Sunday, demanding government jobs in health departments. ANI

BJP slams Congress for being unable to act on corrupt ministers
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday slammed Congress for being unable to act on its corrupt ministers. ANI

Karnataka's Bunts community dips child in cold water as ritual
The Bunts community of Karnataka dipped small children in the cold water during winter season to seek the divine blessings as part of a ritual at the temple of Goddess Ullalthi near Vittala village. ANI

Severe punishment should be given to corrupt, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday supported party president Sonia Gandhi's remarks and said severe punishment should be given to the corrupt. ANI

Six family members die in Kanpur cylinder blast
Six persons died due to a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder blast in a house here over the weekend. ANI

Time for Rahul Gandhi to take more responsibility: Digvijay Singh
Congress party general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday urged Rahul Gandhi, the son of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, to assume more responsibility and create his own team of confidants and advisers to help him lead the party, and possibly the nation, in the near future. ANI

Bhopal's unprivileged children meet Santa Claus
Thousands of unprivileged children congregated at the Lal Parade Grounds in Bhopal, to meet Santa Claus on Saturday. ANI

Coimbatore artist creates animal, bird sounds with help of tabla
Arther Pradeep, a 32 year-old man from Coimbatore, has a unique way of creating different sounds of birds and animals. ANI

Cold wave hits Orissa, Himachal Pradesh
People in coastal and interior regions of Orissa have experienced cold wave with the mercury dropping sharply. ANI

Congress draft political resolution targets RSS link to Hindu terror groups
The draft political resolution issued by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) at its 83rd plenary on Sunday specifically targeted the links between the rightwing Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) and terror groups. ANI

UP police arrests Samajwadi Party deputy in Allahabad
Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a Samajwadi Party deputy Raghuraj Pratap Singh, alias Raja Bhaiya, here over the weekend. ANI

Police detain one suspect for role in Bangalore IT employee murder
Karnataka Police have detained one suspect in connection with the killing of a 29-year-old IT woman employee in Bangalore over the weekend. ANI

Bihar Congress workers accost state in charge Wasnik over poll results
Bedlam reigned midway through the first day of the three-day 83rd plenary session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) here on Sunday when some party activists physically accosted the general secretary in charge of the state of Bihar, Mukul Wasnik, blaming him for the poor party electoral results in the recently held state assembly elections. ANI

'Orphan of Zhao' director failed to give us credit: Chinese screenwriters
Two famous female screenwriters of Chinese film industry are annoyed with a director for not giving them credit in his latest film. ANI

RSS similar to Hitler's Nazi troops: Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh said on Sunday compared the right-wing Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) to German dictator Adolf Hitler's Nazi troops. ANI

'Communalism and terrorism in all forms are dangerous,' says Sonia Gandhi
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said communalism and terrorism in all forms are dangerous, and urged the rank and file of the party to combat with all their might. ANI

Congress is opposed to fundamentalism of all shades: Sonia Gandhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said the party is opposed to fundamentalism of all shades-whether by majority or minority organisations. ANI

Sonia defends Manmohan Singh, says BJP's attack on him is despicable
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday lashed out at the Opposition for its attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's integrity, and described it as downright despicable. ANI

Peace rally for protection of human rights organised in Kolkata
In a bid to spread awareness about the importance of peace and non-violence and establish a democratic society based on human rights and values, a unique peace rally was organised in Kolkata. ANI

Kashmir interlocutors visit Poonch
The three interlocutors appointed by the Central Government to talk to a cross section of society and various communities in three different regions of Jammu and Kashmir, visited Poonch to get a sense of the problems faced by the people of the region. ANI

BJP demands deletion of Bangladeshi migrants from voters' list in Assam
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists courted arrest here on Saturday over a demand for deleting names of Bangladeshi migrants from the voters' list before the forthcoming assembly polls in Assam. ANI

Nitish Kumar flags off new passenger train in Bihar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has flagged off a new passenger train here, and appealed to the people of the state to protect trains and public property. ANI

Chhattisgarh Govt.'s 'Ready to Eat Food' scheme, a blessing for children, mothers
Taking note of the fact that malnutrition claims the lives of several innocent children and mothers every year, the Chhattisgarh Government has initiated a 'Ready to Eat Food' scheme, which provides proper nourishment to the needy. ANI

Congress plenary session begins
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) plenary session began here today. ANI

Centre must look into violence in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Expressing her displeasure at the spurt in violence in West Bengal, Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has appealed to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to take stock of the matter and bring an end to what she calls "lawlessness" of the state government. ANI

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