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All-party meeting calls for strong and effective Lokpal Bill: PMO
The all-party meeting agreed that the Central government should bring before the next session of Parliament a strong and effective Lokpal Bill following the established procedures, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Sunday. ANI

PM condoles passing away of ex-Union Minister Chaturanan Mishra
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the passing away of former Union Minister Chaturanan Mishra. ANI

All-party meeting yields no consensus on Lokpal Bill
The all-party meeting at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's residence to discuss the draft anti-graft Lokpal Bill failed to evolve a consensus that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would have hoped for. ANI

Archaeological Survey of India exhibits Chinese artefacts in Hyderabad
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is organizing an exhibition in Hyderabad showcasing 94 Chinese artefacts from 10 different museums from China. ANI

All-party meeting on Lokpal Bill ends
The crucial all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to discuss the draft anti-graft Lokpal Bill ended here on Sunday. ANI

BSF installs alarm system on North Bengal Frontier to control cross-border crimes
The Border Security Force (BSF) has installed alarm system at its North Bengal Frontier with Bangladesh to control cross-border crimes. ANI

13-year-old boy shot dead by army officer for trespassing in Chennai
A 13-year-old boy, Dilshan, was allegedly shot dead by an army officer as he tried to trespass into a defence area in Chennai. ANI

UPA govt. committed to enactment of a strong and effective Lokpal Act: Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is committed to the enactment of a Lokpal Act, which provides for a strong, effective and quick institutional arrangement for tackling corruption in high places. ANI

B.K. Handique allays China dam plan fears
Minister of Development of North Eastern Region B.K. Handique on Sunday said that China has no plans to divert the Brahmaputra River. ANI

Chandigarh traffic police initiates campaign to check drunken drivers
After a Chandigarh court set a precedent on drunken drivers by not only imposing heavy fines, but also imprisoning some of them for a day, the traffic police on Sunday initiated a sustain anti-drunk campaign. ANI

CPI asks Govt. to bring its version of Lokpal Bill
Communist Party of India (CPI) lawmaker D. Raja on the eve of the all-party meeting on the Lokpal Bill today asked the Central Government to bring its version of the Bill for reaction and deliberation on the issue. ANI

Tajikistan's envoy urges people of J-K to focus on Sufi culture for peace
Tajikistan Ambassador to India, Syed Baig, has urged the people of Jammu and Kashmir to convert to Sufism and propagate peace and brotherhood. ANI

Delhi court to commence hearing in 2G case on Monday
The hearing into the 2G spectrum scam cases will commence once again in the district courts here on Monday. ANI

Lokpal Bill should be formed without any disputes: Sharad Yadav
Ahead of the all-party meet convened by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh this evening to discuss the draft of the Lokpal Bill, Janata Dal (United) supremo Sharad Yadav today said that the Bill should be formed after the resolution of all contentious issues between the civil society representatives and the government. ANI

Fire breaks out at Rajghat Power House
A major fire broke out at the Rajghat Power Station here on Sunday afternoon, disrupting power supply in the region. ANI

Mumbai Police arrests another suspect in Dey murder case
The Mumbai Crime Branch on Sunday arrested Vinod Chembur for questioning in connection with the murder case of Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey. ANI

Travails of a 'floating' population
Mansara Musahar is a village, in Gaura Bairam area of Kiratpur panchayat, about 75 km from Darbhanga district headquarters. This area is the confluence of three major rivers in this part of eastern Bihar, Kamla, Gehuan and the dreaded Kosi, historically known as being relentless, merciless as its flood fury swallows up land and living beings. ANI

BJP will attend all-party meet on Lokpal: Rudy
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday said that his party will attend the all-party meeting on the issue of drafting of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Mumbai Police stops candlelight protest organised by Grover's friends
Mumbai Police reportedly stopped the friends of television executive Neeraj Grover from holding a candlelight vigil in Malad today near the flat of Kannada actress Maria Susairaj. ANI

Lokpal Bill: Congress Core Group to meet ahead of all-party meet
The Congress Core Group is expected to meet ahead of the all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan this evening to discuss the draft of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Bangladesh summons Indian envoy over PM's remark
Bangladesh has reportedly summoned the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka today to protest the remark made by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh during his meeting with five editors of different print publications in New Delhi this week. ANI

PM should be under Lokpal Bill ambit: Yashwant Sinha
Ahead of the all-party meeting scheduled to take place today to discuss the draft anti-graft Lokpal Bill, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha has said that the Prime Minister should be within the purview of the Bill. ANI

Jagannath yatra begins in Ahmedabad
The 134th edition of the Chariot Festival or the 'Rath Yatra' of Lord Jagannath began here on Sunday from the 400 year-old Jagannath Temple amid tight security arrangements. ANI

Maoists release 11 abducted people in Bihar
Bihar Police on Sunday informed that the Maoists have released all the 11 people kidnapped from Kareili village in Munger district. ANI

All-party meeting on Lokpal Bill today
The crucial all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to discuss the draft anti-graft Lokpal Bill will be held here on Sunday. ANI

History re-created as stars grab the Black Lady at 58th Idea Filmfare Awards 2010 (South)
The Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC) was abuzz with glitz and glitterati as the much adored stars from the South Indian Film fraternity turned out in their glamorous best for the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards 2010 (South). The highlight of the event was a live show by the actors themselves, spellbinding the fans with great performances Business Wire India

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