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BJP meeting on Karnataka land scam to be held on Monday
The meeting of senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and Karnataka Chief minister B.S. Yeddyurapa has been deferred to Monday. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee slams Centre for not honouring late WB Chief Minister
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday slammed the leaders of the Central Government for not giving State honours to the former West Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray after his demise. ANI

Army organizes cycle expedition in Srinagar
The Indian Army on Sunday organized a cycle expedition from Srinagar to the Poonch District to commemorate the Poonch Link Up Day. ANI

Devotees celebrate Kartik Purnima boat festival in Bhubaneswar
Hundreds of devotees celebrated the Boita Bandana ceremony (boat worshipping ceremony) here on Sunday. ANI

President Patil leaves on nine-day visit to West Asia
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil embarked on her nine-day State visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Syrian Arab Republic on Sunday with the aim of increasing business and strengthening bilateral trade ties with both West Asian countries. ANI

Congress workers protest against Jagan's adverse broadcast on Sonia Gandhi
Congress workers on Sunday protested the telecast of a news programme on a telugu news channel in Hyderabad, in which adverse comments were made about party President Sonia Gandhi. ANI

Perpetrators of 2G scam will be punished: Moily
Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Sunday assured stringent action against the perpetrators of the multi-million dollar 2G telecom spectrum allocation scam. ANI

BJP youth outfit protest against Arundhati Roy's presence in Bhubaneswar
Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a protest against the presence of novelist and activist Arundhati Roy for her recent comments on resolving the Kashmir issue. ANI

Elephants get a retirement home in Kerala district
A unique retirement home for elephants in Kottor village in Kerala's Kozhikode District takes care of sick, old and injured pachyderms under the supervision of a team of specialized doctors. ANI

Devotees celebrate Kartik Purnima across India
Devotees across the country celebrated Kartik Purnima and took dip in rivers and holy ponds on Sunday. ANI

Ancient Chinese calligrapher's work sold for 46 million dollars
A rare hand scroll copy of ancient Chinese calligrapher Wang Xizhi's work was sold Saturday for a staggering 308 million Yuan (46.38 million dollars) at the autumn auction of the Beijing-based China Guardian. ANI

Bihar Police recovers landmine in Gaya
Bihar Police recovered a five-kilogram landmine in Gaya district over the weekend. ANI

Gorkha rally brings Siliguri to a standstill
A Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM) rally disrupted normal life in Weat Bengal's Siliguri town. ANI

Anthropologists looking for Roman legion in China
Experts at the newly established Italian Studies Center at Lanzhou University in Gansu province are looking into the possibility that some European-looking Chinese in Northwest China are the descendants of a lost army from the Roman Empire. ANI

President Patil to visit UAE, Syria
India will seek to boast its ties with the Gulf region during President Pratibha Devisingh Patil's nine-day visit to the UAE and Syria from Sunday. ANI

Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa rules out resigning over land scam issue
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday ruled out the possibility of resigning from office over the land scam issue, asserting that he had done nothing wrong. ANI

Bomb explosion kills seven in Bihar
At least seven person were killed and twelve others injured when a bomb planted by Maoists went off at Pachokhar village in Bihar's Aurangabad District on Sunday morning. ANI

Guru Nanak Jayanti being celebrated today
"Guru Nanak Jayanti", the birthday of Guru Nanak Devji, is being celebrated today with religious zeal and gaiety across the country. ANI

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