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Gun battle breaks out between Maoists and Bihar police in Chapra
While Bihar underwent second phase of State Assembly polls on Sunday, a fierce gun battle broke out between the naxals and Bihar Police in Chapra District in the evening. ANI

Peace prevails in Kashmir Valley
Situation remained peaceful in Kashmir on Sunday with no security restrictions imposed throughout the Valley region throughout the day. ANI

Manmohan Singh invites Japanese companies to join India's growth story
While projecting India as a growing and vibrant market, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday invited Japanese companies to be part of India's ambitious development plans, with a promise of improving the investment climate for foreign investors. ANI

Murli Deora flags off walkathon for 'Petrotech 2010' in New Delhi
Union Petroleum Minister Murali Deora flagged off a walkathon here on Sunday, organised ahead of the upcoming international oil and gas conference and exhibition-'Petrotech 2010'. ANI

Pranab to inaugurate Economic Editors' Conference-2010 in New Delhi
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a two-day Annual Economic Editors' Conference (EEC-2010) on Tuesday at the National Media Centre, Shastri Bhawan in the national capital. ANI

India not ready to budge on Nuclear liability Bill
Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's November visit to India, New Delhi has reportedly told the United States that it is not ready to amend the Nuclear Liability Bill passed by Parliament. ANI

Over 52 percent voter turn out in phase-II of Bihar Assembly polls
Over 52 percent voting was witnessed during phase-II of the Bihar State Assembly elections here on Sunday, as people exercised their franchise in 45 constituencies spread over six districts of the State despite Naxals' poll boycott call. ANI

Ahead of Diwali, Surat textile industry faces slump
The textile industry of Surat in Gujarat well known across the country, is facing a slump despite high preparations for the upcoming festive season. ANI

Chinese pearls high in demand in Hyderabad markets
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is often referred as the 'City of Pearls' since it boasts of having the largest pearl market in the country. ANI

IMF reform to start in 2013: Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said International Monetary Fund (IMF) reform that will see emerging markets given increased voting rights and board seats will be start in 2013. ANI

Farmers incur crop loss due to rain, snowfall in Haryana district
Farmers incurred huge loss due to an unseasoned rain and snowfall devastating the wheat crop in Haryana's Rohtak District. ANI

50 percent voting in Bihar till 2 p.m.
An estimated 50 percent voters have exercised their franchise so far in the second phase of Bihar Assembly election on Sunday. olling that began at 7 a.m., will continue upto 5 p.m. except five constituencies of Minapur, Paru, Sahebganj, Sheohar and Belsand where it ends at 3 pm. ANI

Designer Pillai Mohan showcases kid wear at Wills India Fashion Week
Fashion designer Pillai Mohan showcased her latest summer collection for kids on the first day of the Wills India Fashion Week here over the weekend. ANI

Russia sees India as a super power in coming years: Ambassador Kadakin
Russia's Ambassador to India, Alexander M Kadakin, has said his country sees India as a super power in the coming years. ANI

IAF could soon get supersonic BrahMos missile
Sivathanu Pillai, Chief Executive and Managing Director, BrahMos Aerospace, has said that the development and induction of BrahMos, India's supersonic cruise missile for the Indian Air Force will be completed soon. ANI

Now, Cabinet Secretary snubs Kalmadi
Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee head Suresh Kalmadi who is facing charges of corruption in the sporting event, was not invited to a thanksgiving dinner hosted by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar. ANI

Shiv Sena labels Rahul Gandhi anti-Marathi
Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray has described Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi as anti-Marathi ahead of municipal corporation polls to be held in the city. ANI

Archery coach Lenin dies in Vijaywada car mishap
Archery coach Ch Lenin died in a car accident in Vijaywada on Sunday. ANI

Strategic partnership with Japan important for peace, stability in Asia, world: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Sunday said that a strategic and global partnership between India and Japan is important for peace, prosperity and stability in Asia and the world. ANI

Bihar Assembly polls: Maoists raid polling centre in Sitamarhi
Heavily-armed Maoists today raided a polling centre and burnt electronic voting machines in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, where the second phase of Assembly elections are being held under the shadow of Maoist boycott call. ANI

Polling for second phase of Bihar Assembly elections begins
Polling for the second phase of Bihar Assembly elections began on Sunday morning amidst unprecedented security measures. ANI

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