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Doctor's negligence claims lives of three more infants in WB
Negligence of hospital staff claimed the lives of three more infants admitted in a district hospital in West Bengal. ANI

Narayanaswamy urges Anna to have patience on Lokpal Bill
Asserting that the Parliament is supreme and Lokpal Bill cannot be passed on the streets, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), V. Narayanaswamy, on Sunday criticised veteran social activist Anna Hazare for doing cheap publicity for passing of an effective anti-graft bill. ANI

Kumar Vishwas defends Anna over RSS links
Kumar Vishwas, a close aide of Anna Hazare, today said that is a matter of pride if the veteran social activist was photographed with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Nanaji Deshmukh, as both share similar interests for working in the benefit of the country. ANI

Digvijay Singh alleges Anna worked with Deshmukh in Gonda
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday alleged that veteran social activist Anna Hazare was associated with Hindu leader Nanaji Deshmukh. ANI

Shahnawaz Hussain slams Rashid Alvi for mudslinging against Anna

BJP leaders wish former PM Vajpayee, call him 'yug purush'
The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader on Sunday lauded the contributions of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion of his 86th birthday and named him as 'yug purush' for his exemplary leadership. ANI

BJP criticises Congress for linking Anna with Nanaji Deshmukh
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday hit out at the ruling Congress Party for alleging links between veteran social activist Anna Hazare and BJP ideologue Nanaji Deshmukh. ANI

BJP leaders wish Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Sunday wished former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday. ANI

Arvind Kejriwal says Anna is agent of this country
Right To Information (RTI) crusader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday rubbished allegations linking veteran social activist Anna Hazare with the Hindu radical outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and said that the latter is just the agent of this country and not of any party or organisation.ejriwal said these are irrelevant allegations, which are being levelled to dampen Anna's clean image. ANI

People across India celebrate Christmas with fervour and gaiety
Festive fever gripped India as people enthusiastically participated in Christmas celebrations and rejoiced by singing Christmas carols and exchanging gifts with each other. ANI

One killed, eight injured as under-construction bridge collapses in Himachal
One labourer died and over eight others got injured after an under-construction bridge collapsed near Palampur town in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday. ANI

Ajit Singh says Anna has become a political person
With Anna Hazare all set to begin his three-day token fast in Mumbai on December 27 to mount pressure on the government over the Lokpal Bill, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Sunday hit out at the veteran social activist, saying he has now become a political person. ANI

Three children killed in bus accident in Madhya Pradesh
At least three children lost their lives and over 25 others got injured when a bus carrying them fell in a gorge in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar District on Sunday. ANI

Gujarat CM Modi says Ahmedabad has made its place in world of marathons
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Ahmedabad has garnered respect and praise in the world of marathons, as the number of people participating and excelling in the field are increasing every year. ANI

Congress asks Anna to clear his ideology
As the standoff between the government and the civil society activists intensifies over the Lokpal Bill, Congress Party on Sunday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare should clear the air over his alleged links with the Hindu radical outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). ANI

BJP says Congress Govt. would be wiped out in upcoming Manipur polls
The President of Bharatiya Janata Party's Manipur Unit, Shantikumar Sharma, has accused the ruling Congress Party of being unable to tackle the problems arising in the state, and said that the ruling party would be wiped out in the upcoming elections. ANI

J-K interlocutor says panel would have done a better job if given more time
M M Ansari, one of the interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir, has said that that if this mission would have been given more time then the results would have been great. ANI

PM greets nation on Christmas
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has greeted the nation on the joyous occasion of Christmas. ANI

Manmohan Singh on 2-day Tamil Nadu visit (Amended)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will bendertaking a two-day visit of Tamil Nadu from Sunday, during which,issues such as the Mullaperiyar Dam row, the stalled Koodankulam project, financial assistance and additional power to the state are likely to be discussed. ANI

President, Vice President greet nation on Christmas
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari have greeted the people of the country on the joyous occasion of Christmas. ANI

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