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Mukherjee hopes 'Budget Session' of Parliament will function smoothly
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday expressing confidence that the 'Budget Session' of Parliament will function smoothly, said that he would soon hold parleys with the opposition parties over the issue. ANI

BJP slams Centre, J-K Govt. for opposing flag hoisting plan
Bharatiya Jan Yuva Morcha (BJYM) President Anurag Thakur and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government for disrupting the party's plans to hoist the national flag at the historic Lal Chowk in Srinagar on January 26. ANI

Mirchpur violence: Jats demand SIT probe
Members of the pre-dominant Jat community staged a protest here on Sunday demand a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the Mirchpur caste violence last year in which an elderly Dalit man and his daughter were killed in an arson attack. ANI

Orissa Police set up a medical camp in Gajapati
Orissa Police set up a medical camp and distributed free medicines to tribals here on Sunday as a confidence-building measure. ANI

Salman Khan shown black flags at Jaipur marathon
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was shown black flags by the members of the Bishnoi community, when he arrived here on Sunday to inaugurate the Jaipur Marathon Race 2011. ANI

Visitors throng fashion and jewellery expo in Hyderabad
Aficionados of lifestyle converged in huge numbers at the ongoing fashion and jewellery expo here to have a glimpse at the attractive creations from fashion and jewellery designers. ANI

Thousands of runners participate in Surat marathon
Over 20,000 participants took part in a marathon organised by the municipal corporation in Gujarat's Surat city on Sunday. ANI

Demand for woolen garments increases in J-K
The demand for woolen garments and winters caps has gone up in Jammu and Kashmir with continuous fall in temperature this season. ANI

J-K orchard owners hope for better fruit output due to snowfall
The orchard owners in Bhaderwah region of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District are an elated lot as the region received ample snowfall, which has brought an end to the extending dry period. ANI

Jaganmohan Reddy pulls up Centre over inflation, petrol price hike
Former Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy has slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for its failure to curb the rising inflation and petrol price hike. ANI

Fishermen killing: India to take up issue with Lankan Govt.
A day after another Indian fisherman was killed off the Tamil Nadu coast near the village of Pushvavanam, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, expressing concern over the issue, on Sunday said he would take up the issue with Colombo. ANI

Flag hoisting row: BJP accuses Centre, J-K Govt. of surrendering to separatists
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday accused the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government of surrendering to separatists in response to opposition to its flag-hoisting plans in Srinagar on January 26. ANI

Migratory birds feel at home in Keetham Lake
The favourable winter climate of tropical India attracts thousands of birds from different parts of the globe to Keetham Lake, which is located near Uttar Pradesh's Agra city. ANI

Flower show with a touch of florists' entrepreneurship lures visitors in Agartala
Admirers of colourful and fragrant flowers thronged the Tripura Legislative Assembly Garden to witness the annual flower show-cum-competition for floriculturists here on Saturday. ANI

Sailor dies, six others go missing after a vessel capsizes off Gujarat coast
A sailor lost his life and over half a dozen crewmembers were reported missing after an Indian survey ship capsized off Pipavav coast in the Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat on Saturday.he vessel had a total of 32 crewmembers onboard, out of which 25 were rescued by a fishing trawler, which was in the vicinity of the mishap. ANI

Now, Yeddyurappa takes Karnataka battle to Delhi
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa who has been warring over the grant of sanction for his prosecution by State Governor HR Bhardwaj is heading New Delhi to meet with the party's top leadership and also President Pratibha Devisingh Patil. ANI

Modi can never be forgiven for Godhra riots: Dar-ul-Uloom chief
Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi, the newly-elected chief of the Dar-ul-Uloom in Deoband, Uttar Pradesh, has said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi can never be forgiven for the Godhra riots of 2002. ANI

Protest in Coimbatore over arrest of Tamil lawyer in Sri Lanka
Tamil activists here have condemned the arrest of a woman Tamil lawyer and her assistant in Sri Lanka for non-possession of proper documents. ANI

Mukherjee blames CPI-M for West Bengal violence
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has blamed the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the violence and killings in West Bengal. ANI

Congo fever claims a life near Ahmedabad
Congo fever has claimed the life of a 30-year-old woman in Kolat Village near here, and its residents are now afraid to move out. ANI

Police bust an illegal arms factory in Moradabad
Police here has busted an illegal arms factory. ANI

Four arrested militants shifted from Goa to Manipur
The four detained members of the People's United Liberation Front (PULF), a militant outfit, have been brought here for further interrogation from Goa. ANI

Karnataka Governor behaving like a federal government agent:Yeddyurappa
Karnataka's Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has accused the state Governor, Hansraj Bhardwaj, of functioning like a federal government agent. ANI

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