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Govt. allows flight movements in reduced visibility, changes rules
The Civil Aviation Ministry today changed rules to allow flight movements in reduced visibility conditions as fog had disrupted flight operations from Delhi causing inconvenience to passengers. ANI

Peace activist organises 'Global Peace March' for free Tibet
Mahesh Yadav, a peace activist, organised a 'Global Peace March' campaign here on Sunday to support exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's movement for world peace and Free Tibet movement. ANI

Air Force band performs at India Gate in Delhi
The Indian Air Force Brass and Jazz band performed at the India Gate for general public here on Sunday. ANI

Fishermen community observes sixth anniversary of Tsunami in Chennai
Over hundred fishermen and fisherwomen gathered at the Marina Beach here on Sunday to pay homage to those who lost their lives in the tsunami disaster in 2004. ANI

Phase 1 of Karnataka panchayat polls peacefully ends
Polling during the first phase of zilla and taluk panchayat elections in 12 districts across the Karnataka peacefully came to an end with an estimated 1.11 crore electorates exercising their franchise on Sunday. ANI

Maoist leaders exploit women
A woman victim of Maoist atrocities expressed that how women are sexually exploited by Maoist leaders. ANI

We should not enter into politics with unhealthy mind, says Uma Bharti
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday said that one should not enter into the politics with an unhealthy mind. ANI

Unseasoned rain destroys Orissa's cotton crop
An untimely heavy downpour have destroyed cotton crop in Orissa's Rayagada District. ANI

Police arrest six Maoists in Gaya
Bihar Police arrested six Maoists and recovered a huge cache of weapons and explosives in Gaya District on Sunday. ANI

Four prisoners escape from Siliguri jail
Four prisoners fled on Sunday from Correctional Home here in spite of heavy security. The prisoners escaped by climbing up a 12 feet wall surrounding the correctional home. ANI

Mumbai hosts motorbike rally to spread awareness about safe s*x, safe driving
People participated in a motorbike rally in Mumbai to spread awareness about safe s*x and safe driving among the youth on Sunday. ANI

Chandrasekhara Rao ready to merge TRS party with Congress for Telangana
Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao has said that he is ready to merge his party with the Congress if a separate Telangana state is formed. ANI

Free ambulance service starts in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal flagged off the free ambulance service over the weekend. ANI

Gujjars ready for talks over reservation row in Rajasthan
In the latest development, Gujjars have reportedly agreed for talks following days of protest over a demand for five percent reservation in the government jobs as well as in educational institutions in Rajasthan. ANI

J-K villagers repair road after unfulfilled assurances by the state Government
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Sippin village have started repairing roads after unfulfilled assurances by the state Government. ANI

Animals in Aurangabad zoo not fed for two days
Animals in the 'Siddharth Garden' zoo were left hungry due to a food shortage occurred following mismanagement by the authorities here on Sunday. ANI

Corruption can't be associated only with present Govt: Amartya Sen
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said that corruption cannot be associated only with the present Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government as the story will be the same had there been investigations into the previous government's tenure. ANI

Onion prices have come down, Govt taking measures to control situation soon: Pranab
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that onion prices have come down as compared to last week, and assured that the government is taking all necessary steps to bring back the situation under control soon. Export of onion has been banned and the import duty has been made zero, besides some imported onions are reaching the market. The prices have come down," he said. ANI

Marathon held to celebrate 600 years of Gujarat
Scores of enthusiasts, including physically challenged, participated in a marathon organised to celebrate the 600 years of Gujarat here on Sunday. ANI

Worm sticks between woman's cornea and iris in Bihar
In an unusual case a worm got stuck between a woman's cornea and the iris of her right eye in Bihar's Nalanda District.adha Devi, a 20 year-old patient, got operated on Saturday at nearby charitable hospital in the region and is out of danger now. ANI

Dry weather affects apple farming in Kullu
The apple farming and other fruits in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district are deteriorating due to intense dry cold wave in the region. ANI

Stone tablet of Qing Dynasty uncovered in Xinjiang
A stone tablet of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) has been discovered in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. ANI

Cold waves condition intensifies in northern India
The northern parts of the country have been hit by biting cold waves, with reports claiming that temperature dipped down to minimum at many places, while some other places remained blanketed by thick fog in the region. ANI

Gujjars intensify agitation by refusing to meet Rajasthan Govt's team
Gujjars have intensified their agitation by refusing to meet a three-member team of IAS officers sent by the Rajasthan government to end the stalemate over the reservation row. ANI

Passengers facing problems due to delayed flights at Delhi airport
Heavy fog has disrupted the scheduled flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi today, causing huge inconveniences to the passengers. ANI

No country can feed 1.15-billion people: Pranab Mukharjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that there is a need for greater self-sufficiency in food production as no country is capable enough to feed 1.15-billion people, regardless of its infrastructural capacity. ANI

Leopard injures three people in Uttar Pradesh
A leopard injured three villagers, including two minors in Bhawaria village of Uttar Pradesh after they saw it roaming in nearby fields, and tried to scare it away. ANI

Gehlot slams BJP for fuelling unrest over Gujjar reservation row
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for fuelling the simmering unrest in the region over providing reservation to Gujjars in the state. ANI

34 killed, 10 injured in road accident in Uttar Pradesh
As many as 34 people were killed, and 10 others injured in a collision between a bus and a mini-truck in Badayun district of Uttar Pradesh on late Saturday evening. ANI

Dense fog disrupts air, rail and road traffic in Delhi
A heavy blanket of fog enveloped the national capital on Sunday morning, hitting air and rail services badly. ANI

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