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Shahnawaz Hussain calls for strict, strong Lokpal Bill
Expressing concern on the issue of corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union Minister Shahnawaz Hussain on Sunday urged the Central government to draft a strict and strong Lokpal Bill to check rampant financial mismanagement. ANI

BJP conducts rally ahead of West Bengal polls
Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday organized a rally in Kolkata, as part of campaigning for the upcoming state elections. ANI

Youth participate in marathon against drug abuse in Jammu and Kashmir
Thousands of youth participated in a marathon against drug abuse in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday. ANI

Drafting of Lokpal Bill to be videographed, says Anna Hazare
Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said that the process of drafting the Lokpal Bill would be videographed and made public to ensure complete transparency. ANI

Security beefed up ahead of second phase of Assam legislative polls
Security arrangements in Guwahati, Assam, have been beefed up ahead of the final phase of the state legislative polls. ANI

Buddhadeb criticizes Trinamool Congress for not helping in combating Maoists
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on Sunday criticized the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the state's main opposition party, for not helping in combating the Maoists in the region. ANI

Drafting of Lokpal Bill requires legal expertise, says Shanti Bhushan
Former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan, who is one of the members of the Lokpal Bill drafting committee, on Sunday defended himself over allegations of nepotism, a day after Baba Ramdev expressed displeasure over the composition of the 'Joint Government-Civil Society Committee' to draft the Bill. ANI

Kerala's development is Congress' first priority, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that his party is committed to transforming Kerala into one of the most developed states in India. ANI

Kerala polls: First charter flight with NRI voters arrives at Karipur Airport
With Kerala gearing up for the April 13 assembly polls, for the first time ever a flight full of voters from UAE, Rassel Khema region arrived at the Karipur Airport here this morning to fully utilise and enjoy their electoral right. ANI

Clothes made from recycled material sizzle India Fashion Week
Clothes made from waste materials recycled from factories caught everybody's attention on the fourth day of the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week at the Pragati Maidan in Delhi. ANI

WB polls: Biman Bose charges TMC, Congress of dividing voters
Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Sunday charged the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress of trying to create division among the people in West Bengal. ANI

Tanker train to help water scarce areas of Jharkhand
The railway authorities in Jharkhand allotted a tanker train to supply water to the water scarce regions of city. ANI

Herbal medicine becoming source of livelihood for Nainital women
A self-help group in Uttarakhand has held a workshop to train women in preparing herbal medicines in Nainital to make them self-reliant.round 65 women from across the state participated in the workshop where they were given training in the preparation of basic herbal medicines. ANI

Govt. serious on tackling corruption: Pranab Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the Central Government is taking all measures to tackle and eradicate the menace of corruption. ANI

Uzbek dancers enthrall Jaipur audience
Dancers from Uzbekistan enthralled the audience at a cultural exchange programme organised in Rajasthan's Jaipur city. ANI

Kashmir Valley remains shut for second day over cleric's assassination
There was complete shutdown for the second consecutive day here on Sunday against the killing of Islamic cleric Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah, who was assassinated outside a Srinagar mosque on Friday afternoon. ANI

Army personnel show maneuver stunts at Nowshera 'Fauji Mela'
The Indian Army organised a 'Fauji Mela' at Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District to ensure the general public that they are capable enough to defend the country's border. ANI

Ankita becomes first woman artist to paint under zero gravity conditions
Mumbai resident Ankita Joshi has become the first woman artist in the world to paint under zero gravity conditions. ANI

Hazare aims to reach out to people over Lokpal Bill
A day after the government gave in to his demands for the formulation of the Lokpal Bill, veteran social activist Anna Hazare today said that he plans to travel throughout the country and use technology like SMS to address the concerns of the common man. ANI

Lokpal Bill panel: Ramdev seems to have misunderstanding, says Hazare
Defending the Lokpal Bill panel, Gandhian Anna Hazare responding to Baba Ramdev's allegations, said that he seems to have a bit of misunderstanding, which will be sorted out. ANI

Who killed Maulana Shaukat Ahmed and why?
Maulana Shaukat Ahmed, the soft spoken 55-year-old chief of the Jamiat-e-Ahli-Hadees (JAH), has become yet another victim of terrorist violence in strife-torn Kashmir Valley. ANI

Uninterrupted India-Pakistan dialogue, someday sure
While the Indian cricket team was on its way to defeating the Pakistan team in the World Cup semi-final at Mohali, we apparently agreed to an India-Pakistan dialogue that would be "comprehensive and (run) in an uninterrupted manner". ANI

Manmohan Singh presiding over most corrupt government: Advani
Stating that the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is leading the must corrupt government, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has said that his party wants the Lokpal Bill to be passed in the next session of Parliament. ANI

'I haven't said anything against Constitution': Anupam Kher
Actor Anupam Kher, who is facing a privilege motion in the Maharashtra Assembly for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Constitution, has denied making any such comments. ANI

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