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Police dismiss charges of custodial violence in death of Mumbai blast detainee
The Mumbai Police on Sunday dismissed allegations of 'custodial violence' as the reason behind his death of Faiz Usmani, who was detained for questioning in connection with the 13/7 Mumbai blasts. ANI

Gujarat Police arrest 30-year-old man with huge cache of explosives
Gujarat Police on Sunday seized eight crude bombs and two country-made revolvers and arrested a 30-year-old man in Ahmedabad. ANI

Delhi Police arrest Amar Singh's aide over 'cash-for-vote scam'
The Delhi Police on Sunday arrested Sanjeev Saxena, reported to be a close aide of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, on bribery charges in connection with the 2008 'cash-for-vote scam'. ANI

Culprits behind 13/7 Mumbai attacks will be punished: Antony
Defence Minister A.K Antony on Sunday said that the culprits behind the 13/7 Mumbai attacks, in which 19 people were killed and over 130 were injured, would be punished. ANI

Fire breaks out at power station in New Delhi, doused
A major fire broke out in an electric substation in New Delhi today. ANI

India-Pak Joint Working Group on Cross-LoC CBMs to meet tomorrow
Ahead of the Foreign Minister-level talks between India and Pakistan later this month, both sides will hold discussions on cross-Kashmir confidence-building measures on Monday. ANI

Five NDRF teams deployed in flood affected areas of Assam
The Central government has deployed five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas of Assam. ANI

Anna Hazare in Delhi to discuss Lokpal Bill with government, move Supreme Court
Social activist Anna Hazare arrived here on Sunday to discuss provisions of the Lokpal Bill with the government and to move the Supreme Court on the fact that all citizens of the country had a 'Right to Protest'. ANI

Five NDRF teams deployed in Assam's flood-hit areas
The Central Government has deployed five National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams in the flood-hit areas of Assam. ANI

Imphal shopkeepers protest police damage of wrongly parked vehicles
Shopkeepers protested against police damaging wrongly parked vehicles in Imphal on Sunday. ANI

Security enhanced at Bhakra Nangal Dam following militant threa
Police on Sunday beefed up security at India's biggest multipurpose dam - Bhakra Dam - located on the Himachal Pradesh-Punjab border, after the Intelligence Bureau (IB) claimed that the dam was on the hit list of various militant outfits. ANI

Grover case: Jerome appeals against conviction, says Susairaj's confession should not be accepted
Former naval officer Emile Jerome, who is in jail for killing television producer Neeraj Grover, has moved the Bombay High Court against his conviction. ANI

Forest festival begins in West Bengal's Jhargram area
A forest festival commenced in Jhargram, West Bengal, over the weekend, with the objective of promoting plantation of more trees. ANI

Government is trying to cut down food grain prices: Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday that the hike in prices of foodgrains was due to some obvious reasons, but the government was still trying to bring it down. ANI

Surat diamond traders tighten security post Mumbai blasts
In the wake of the bomb blasts in Mumbai's Zhaveri Bazar or diamond market, diamond traders of Surat are taking steps to beef up security at one of the world's biggest diamond-polishing centres. ANI

Indian Army organises fair in Leh
Indian Army personnel organised a fair on Saturday in Leh. Ladakh, with an objective to showcase weapons and security equipment to the locals. ANI

Hyderabad jail authorities open bakery to utilise prisoners time, earn revenue
Authorities at the Chanchalguda Jail in Hyderabad have opened a bakery at a special prison for women, to make the best use of their time in jail and earn revenue through the sale of products manufactured by the prisoners. ANI

Mumbai Police launches nation-wide hunt for 13/7 attackers
Police have zeroed in on a suspect at the site of the Opera House bombing after scanning CCTV images. Investigators said the movements of one particular man, who locals at the diamond-trading hub did not recognize, appear suspicious and have prepared a sketch of him. ANI

Mumbai Police orders CID inquiry into Fayaz Usmani's death
Mumbai Police on Sunday revealed that a CID inquiry has been ordered into the death of terror suspect Fayaz Usmani. ANI

Book on cultural genocide in Tibet by Chinese releasd in Dharamsala
Social activists and intellectuals assailed the China's attitude to eliminate the Tibetan cultural heritage. ANI

Activists organise puppet show for special children in Kolkata
Activists in Kolkata organised a puppet show for special children with an aim of bringing a smile on their faces. ANI

Three dead, 15 hurt in Ghaziabad building collapse
Three labourers were killed and 15others werwe injured as an under construction building collapsed in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, over the weekend. ANI

Delhi citizens pay tribute to Mumbai blast victims
Citizens of Delhi took part in a candlelight march on Sunday, to pay homage to victims of serial blasts that rocked Mumbai on Wednesday, killing 19 people and leaving 132 injured. ANI

Mumbai blast detainee dies in hospital after police probe
Faiz Usmani, who was detained for questioning in connection with Mumbai's triple blasts, died in hospital on Sunday after allegedly being tortured in police custody. ANI

Kerala sets up ocean information system to predict natural disasters
An ocean information system to predict marine-related natural disasters was commissioned at the Vizhinjam Harbour near Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, on Saturday. ANI

American delegation lauds Indian prison system during visit to Ludhiana
A team of American police and social scientists, who are currently on a study tour of India, have praised the Indian prison system after visiting a jail here on Saturday. ANI

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