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CRPF personnel perform Shastra Puja on Vijaydashmi in Srinagar
Seeking strength from Goddess Durga, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel based in Kashmir valley region worshipped their weapons on the occasion of Vijaydashmi here on Sunday. ANI

Narendra Modi performs Shastra Puja at his residence in Gandhinagar
On the occasion of Vijayadashmi, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi performed 'Shastra Puja' at his official residence in Gandhinagar city on Sunday. ANI

Mysore Palace hosts its 400th Dussera festivities
Thousands of local residents and tourists enjoyed watching the traditional Jambu Sawari procession, a ritual of erstwhile royalty of Wodeyar dynasty, as the 10-day Dussera festival culminated here on Sunday. ANI

Nitish Kumar rebuffs PM's criticism of Bihar Govt.
Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar has downplayed Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's remark that the Bihar government was not implementing the central welfare schemes. ANI

Traditional 'Sindur Khela' held to bid farewell to Goddess Durga in Tripura
A pall of gloom overwhelmed Tripura, as Durga Puja festivities reached its last day, Mahadashmi, here on Sunday. ANI

Free movement of school buses, opening of schools urged in Srinagar
A seminar on education was held here on Sunday in which the participating scholars and members of civil society urged the separatists and the Government to allow free movement of school buses and opening of schools for students' welfare. ANI

Ravana in high demand on Dussehra for different reasons
India's unity in diversity gets reflected in the innumerable food habits, language, traditions, customs, or even religious faiths which have prevailed here for centuries. Dussehra festival is one such occasion that bespeaks it. ANI

Situation remains normal in Jammu and Kashmir, no curfew restrictions
The situation remained normal in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with no security restrictions imposed by the administration across the Kashmir Valley. ANI

Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi attend Dussehra celebrations at Ramlila Maidan
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi attended Dussehra celebrations at the famous Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday evening. ANI

2 Hizbul militants held in Jammu-Kashmir's Baramulla district
Security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district have arrested two Hizbul Mujahideen militants during search operations. ANI

President, Vice-President, Prime Minister attend Dussehra celebrations in Delhi's Subash Maidan
President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi attended Dussehra celebrations at the Subhash Maidan near Red Fort in the national capital on Sunday evening. ANI

Ali Sena activists protest against Ayodhya verdict in New Delhi
Hundreds of Ali Sena activists, a Muslim forum, staged a mass demonstration on Sunday, protesting against the recent decision by of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on mosque-temple land title suit. ANI

Suresh Kalmadi meets Jaipal Reddy ahead of Group of Ministers' meet
A day ahead of the Group of Ministers (GoM) meet, Commonwealth Games' Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi met Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy here on Sunday. ANI

Major fire in firecracker factory claims three lives in West Bengal
Three persons died and several villagers injured as a major fire broke out in an illegal fireworks factory in Kolaghat town of West Bengal on Sunday. ANI

Jewellery worth million stolen in Gujarat
A group of 15-16 armed miscreants barged into a jewellery showroom and robbed jewelleries worth over a million. ANI

125-year-old woman tops 'longest living Chinese' list
A woman, aged 125, has topped the latest list of the 10 longest-living people in China. ANI

Devotees participate in Lord Ram's procession in Allahabad
Thousands of devotees lined up along the streets in Allahabad to watch the colourful procession dedicated to Lord Rama as a part of Dussera celebrations. ANI

Pune zoo launches animal adoption scheme
The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in Pune has launched a programme 'Adopt an Animal' to bring in people's participation in the upkeep of the inmates in the zoo. ANI

Bangaladesh arrested UNLF chairman: Pillai
Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai has said the arrest of the outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) Chairman, R K Meghen alias Sanayaima, was not done by the Indian authorities but by the Bangladesh authorities. ANI

Manmohan Singh should speak as economist, not politician: BJP
Commenting on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's remarks that Bihar is not progressing despite availability of Central funds, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that Dr. Singh should have made that remark as an economist and not as a politician. ANI

Two LeT militants killed in Kashmir encounter
Two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in a fierce encounter with the security forces in Budhal area of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district last night. ANI

AIMPLB to appeal against Ayodhya Verdict
The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to move to the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict of the Allahabad High Court on the Ayodhya title issue. ANI

Dussehra being celebrated throughout India
The festival of Dussehra, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil, is being celebrated through out the country on Sunday. ANI

Ten killed, several injured in Bihar temple stampede
At least ten persons were killed and several others injured in a stampede that broke out at Tildiha village of Bihar's Banka District on the occasion of 'Navratri' festival. ANI

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