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Two killed, 30 injured in train collision in West Bengal
At least two people were reportedly killed and 30 others were injured in a train accident in West Bengal today. ANI

30 injured in train collision in West Bengal
At least 30 people have been reportedly injured in a train accident in West Bengal. ANI

First post office of Sikkim set to get heritage tag
The old charming blue painted post office in the sleepy town of Rhenock in Sikkim would soon get heritage status from the Central government. ANI

'West Bengal tea garden owners losing 20 crore rupees a day due to workers' strike'
Tea garden owners and exporters in West Bengal on Sunday said that the industry incurs losses worth 20 crore rupees every day due to halt in the dispatch of tea by tea workers union who have been demanding an increase in wages. ANI

Students take out rally to promote clean environment in Rajkot
Students took out a rally in Rajkot, Gujarat, on Sunday to promote clean and green environment. ANI

Jairam Ramesh discusses Land Acquisition Bill with Trinamool Congress leader
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday met Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader D. Bandyopadhyay for his suggestions on the proposed draft Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill. ANI

Army demonstrates anti-infiltration security measures in Jammu and Kashmir
Indian Army on Sunday displayed the anti-infiltration security measures taken by them at the Sharat check post in Tangdhar, Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Yeddyurappa to resign today
Under sharp criticism for his alleged role in the illegal mining scam, a defiant Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa is expected to hand in his resignation this afternoon. ANI

Women hold 'Slutwalk' to shatter sexual stereotype in New Delhi
Raising their voice against sexual stereotype and gender prejudice rampant across India, hundreds of women participated in the first ever 'Slutwalk' in New Delhi on Sunday. ANI

World's largest floating library arrives in Visakhapatnam
The world's largest floating library, M.V. Logos Hope, has arrived at the Visakha Container Terminal in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. ANI

PM, President discuss forthcoming monsoon session of parliament
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, called on President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Sunday during which the two leaders discussed issues likely to come up during the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament. ANI

Meira Kumar presides over all-party meet ahead of parliament's monsoon session
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar convened an all-party meeting here on Sunday afternoon ahead of the monsoon session of parliament, which begins tomorrow. ANI

Yeddyurappa displays show of strength while resigning
Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyruppa today displayed his political clout by walking from his official residence to the residence of state Governor H.R. Bharadwaj in the company of more than 70 state lawmakers. ANI

Tainted Yeddyurappa finally resigns as Karnataka CM
After almost three days of suspense, a defiant Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa, who has been indicted in Lokayukta Justice (retired) N. Santosh Hegde's report on illegal mining, finally submitted his resignation to Governor HR Bhardwaj here on Sunday. ANI

Parliament should not pre-judge 2G case: PM
Stating that the 2G scam case is before courts, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said the Parliament should not pre-judge it. ANI

Yeddyurappa has already resigned from office, says son Raghavendra
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's son B Y Raghavendra on Sunday said his father resigned from his post this morning, and added that he has faxed his resignation to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) High Command after being indicted in the illegal mining scam. ANI

Air Marshal Browne takes over as Air Force chief
Air Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne on Sunday took over as the new Indian Air Force (IAF) chief from Air Chief Marshal PV Naik. ANI

UPA not ready to take action against cash-for-vote scam culprits: BJP
Hitting out at the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and various other senior leaders of ruling Congress Party over the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that the UPA Government is not ready to take action against those, who tried to bribe the lawmakers. ANI

BJP backs Hazare's fast-unto-death protest over draft Lokpal Bill
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has supported veteran social activist Anna Hazare's forthcoming fast-unto-death protest over the draft Lokpal Bill. ANI

Ranjan Mathai to assume charge as Foreign Secretary tomorrow
Ranjan Mathai, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer of the 1974 batch, will assume charge as the next Foreign Secretary of India on Monday. ANI

Land Acquisition Bill: Ramesh assures Mamata her concerns won't be ignored
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Saturday, to explain the draft Land Acquisition Bill, assured her that the Centre will take her concerns into account. ANI

Mumbai mill workers meet Maharashtra CM Chavan on housing issue
Mill workers met Maharashtra Chief Minister Chief Prithviraj Chavan here on Saturday to resolve the housing allotment issue. ANI

Jayalalithaa reiterates demand for Lanka economic embargo
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Central Government to impose an economic embargo on Sri Lanka for alleged 'war crimes' and atrocities committed on the ethnic Tamil community by the Mahinda Rajapakse-led Government. ANI

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