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Situation remains largely peaceful in Kashmir Valley, stray incidents of stone throwing
The situation remained peaceful in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with no security restrictions imposed in the Valley region, through there were a couple of incidents of stone throwing. ANI

It's political conspiracy against me and RSS, says Indresh Kumar
Senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar, who has been accused in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case, on Sunday denied his involvement while describing the charges against him as "politically motivated". ANI

PM, Sonia present 25th Indira Gandhi Award to Rahman, Ramkrishna Ashram
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi presented the 25th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration to Music composer A R Rahman and Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, Narainpur of Chhattisgarh jointly in the national capital on Sunday. ANI

Security forces kill down one ultra in J-K, as Sopore encounter continues
Security personnel are engaged in an encounter with militants in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir in which at least one militant has been killed. ANI

Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan likely to meet Pranab tonight
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is expected to call on senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee in the national capital on Sunday night to discuss the Adarsh housing society scam. ANI

India seeks higher crude oil supplies from Angola
India sought more crude oil supply from Angola on term contract during a bilateral meet of Petroleum Minister Murli Deora and his Angolan counterpart Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos here today. ANI

Pranab, Antony yet to discuss Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A.K.Antony said on Sunday that they were yet to discuss and form any opinion over the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society issue. ANI

Yet to decide over Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society issue, says Pranab
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who along with Defence Minister A.K.Antony has been assigned the responsibility of probing into the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, on Sunday said that he is yet to discuss the matter with other member of his panel. ANI

Sardar Patel remembered on 135th birth anniversary
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh led the nation in paying tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his 135th birth anniversary here on Sunday. ANI

Security forces to remain in Maoists-hit areas, says Pranab Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that the security forces would remain in the Maoist-hit areas in West Bengal as well as in other States. ANI

International footwear fair in Agra a major draw
A big variety of footwear has been put on display for public viewing at an international Footwear Fair that was inaugurated here on Saturday. ANI

Chinese parents learning to accept homosexuality
A group of Chinese parents gathered in Beijing to call for family acceptance and support for homosexual people. ANI

Prime Minister pays tribute to Sardar Patel on 135th birth anniversary
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Sunday paid tribute to former Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 135th birth anniversary. ANI

Sohrabuddin case: Amit Shah heads for Mumbai on Supreme Court's orders
Former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah left for Mumbai on Sunday morning following a direction from the Supreme Court to be out of the State till November 15, when the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) plea seeking cancellation of his bail will be heard. ANI

Maharashtra CM Chavan to meet Mukherjee
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who has been summoned to New Delhi by the Congress High Command after his name figured in Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, is expected to meet Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday evening. ANI

Sixth edition of mountain cycling competition ends in Shimla
The sixth edition of mountain cycling competition came to an end here on Saturday with Ajay Pandit from Nepal winning the event. ANI

Biharis are shining, not Bihar: Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has again disputed the claims of development under the NDA government in Bihar, and said it is Biharis who are shinning all over India rather, than Bihar. ANI

NGO hosts environment awareness campaign in Bhubaneswar
A non-governmental organisation (NGO) 'Prerna' for social service and development of art, literature and culture, organised an environment awareness campaign here on Saturday. ANI

Elaborate security in place for fourth phase of Bihar Assembly polls
Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure a free and fair polls during the fourth phase of Bihar Assembly elections on Monday. ANI

Premature to comment on Adarsh Housing scam: Pranab Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is expected to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday evening, with regard to Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, has said that it is premature to comment on the scam. ANI

Chidambaram to meet Omar Abdullah
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who is presently in Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation in the State, will meet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here on Sunday evening. ANI

Four Maoists arrested in Jharkhand
Jharkhand Police have arrested four Maoists after a brief encounter in Khunti and 28 bars of high explosive gels was seized from them. ANI

Nation pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her 26th death anniversary
The nation on Sunday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 26th death anniversary. ANI

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