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Frequent shutdown by Maoists affects farming in Jhargam
Farming in West Bengal's Jhargam district is badly affected by the frequent shutdown called by the Maoists. ANI

Prime Minister, Vice President condoles passing away of former Speaker Bali Ram Bhagat
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has condoled the passing away of veteran Congressman and former Lok Sabha Speaker Bali Ram Bhagat. ANI

Kanimozhi says image of her NGO in south India, is unaffected
Union Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M K Kanimozhi on Sunday said the image of Tamil Maiyam, a non-governmental organisation, of which she is a functionary as a director is unaffected by the controversy of it having links in the Telecom scam. ANI

DRDO to participate in "Pride of India - Science Expo - 2011" in Chennai
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will participate in the "Pride of India - Science Expo - 2011" organized during January 3 to 7 as part of 98th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2011) at SRM University in Chennai. ANI

Exhibition organized in Jaipur to promote 'Khadi'
An exhibition is organised to promote Khadi in Jaipur, as the traditional homespun is getting popular among people of all age groups. ANI

30th edition of science exhibition concludes in Agartala
The 30th edition of ongoing five-day science exhibition concluded on Saturday in Agartala. ANI

Rajkot school opens separate wing for girls
Rajkumar College, a boarding school in Gujarat's Rajkot city, has come up with a separate wing for girls, which is all set to become functional from the academic year beginning in March this year. ANI

Former LS Speaker Bali Ram Bhagat dies
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Bali Ram Bhagat died on early Sunday morning at the Apollo hospital in New Delhi. ANI

Aarushi murder case: Talwars dismiss CBI allegations
Dismissing Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) allegations in the closure report in their daughter Aarushi's murder case, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar said they have been "absolutely concocted". ANI

Jaganmohan Reddy to seek re-election from Kadapa Lok Sabha seat
Jaganmohan Reddy, who revolted against the Congress leadership, intends to seek re-election from Kadapa Lok Sabha seat, and has said he is not keen on destabilising the Congress Government in Andhra Pradesh. ANI

Pranab not in favour of PM appearing before PAC offer
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that he is not in favour of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh appearing before the Public Accounts Committee on the 2G spectrum issue. ANI

Domesticated cattle grazing in sanctuary pose threat to rhinos in Assam
The one-horned rhinoceros of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam's Marigaon district are under constant threat of fatal diseases from the huge number of domesticated cattle grazing in the fields of the sanctuary. ANI

CBI claims to have evidence in Adarsh society scam
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has claimed to have found evidence of alleged forgery and manipulation of documents on part of some army officials and bureaucrats in the Adarsh society scam. ANI

Woollen garments business booms in Agartala
Woollen garments dealers are doing a brisk business in Agartala as cold wave continues to shiver people in the region. ANI

Kerala couples participate in unique race to spread ecological awareness
Scores of couples participated in a unique race in which the husbands carried their wives on the shoulders at the beachside in Thiruvananthapuram. ANI

Five Maoists killed in Orissa
At least five Maoists were killed in a fierce gunbattle with security forces in Orissa's Jajpur district today. ANI

Aarushi murder case: Servants plan to sue CBI
The three domestic helps, who were earlier chargesheeted in the murder of Aarushi Talwar but later found innocent, are planning to sue the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for implicating them in the case. ANI

17th SAARC Summit to take place in Maldives
The 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit will be held on November 10-11 in Maldives. ANI

Antony to lay foundation stone of India's first defence ship building institute
To enhance self reliance in warship production capabilities of India, Defence Minister AK Antony will lay the foundation stone of the National Institute for Research and Development in Defence Shipbuilding (NIRDESH) on Tuesday in Calicut. ANI

West Bengal failed to meet social security target, says Buddhadeb
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has said the state government has failed to achieve its target to include the maximum number of unorganized workers in the social security schemes. ANI

Gujjar agitation enters 14th day
The Gujjar agitation over demand of five per cent reservation entered its 14th day on Sunday. ANI

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