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There was no reason for Baba Ramdev to continue his fast: Subodh Kant Sahay
Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Sunday said that he is relieved that yoga guru Baba Ramdev ended his fast, as there was no reason for him to continue it. ANI

BJP slams Centre over increasing corruption in the country
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre over increasing corruption in the country. ANI

Maharashtra govt planning to bring in law to prevent attack on mediapersons: Patil
In the wake of the murder of senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey in Mumbai, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil on Sunday called for stringent security measures to be provided to mediapersons. ANI

Mukherjee rules out videography of Lokpal Bill drafting process
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday ruled out videography of the drafting process of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Congress resorting to character assassination, misleading people on Lokpal Bill: Hazare
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has written a letter to Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi saying that her party leaders and ministers were "telling lies" to defame him. ANI

Baba Ramdev's nine-day-long fast was 'theatrics': Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday said that the nine-day-long fast of yoga guru Baba Ramdev was theatrics. ANI

Slovenia Prime Minister to visit India
The Prime Minister of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, will be paying a four-day state visit to India beginning on Monday. ANI

UN summit resolves to set specific targets to eliminate HIV/AIDS
The United Nations General Assembly meeting for HIV/AIDS has resolved to set specific targets on elimination of HIV/AIDS through reduction in sexual transmission, elimination of mother to child transmission and put more number of patients on Anti Retroviral Therapy by 2015. ANI

Devotees observe fast to celebrate 'Nirjala Ekadasi' in Varanasi
Devotees in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, observed fast on Sunday to celebrate the Hindu festival, Nirjala Ekadasi. ANI

Maharashtra govt to review law and order following scribe's murder
A day after the murder of senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey in Mumbai, Maharashtra Tourism Minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Sunday assured a review of the entire law and order situation in the state. ANI

UPA most corrupt and dishonest government since independence: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre is the most corrupt and dishonest in the history of India. ANI

Heavy rain paralyses normal life in Gujarat
Heavy rains for past three days in Saurashtra region of Gujarat led to water logging, traffic jams and other rain related woes on Sunday. ANI

Mid-Day journalist Jyotirmoy Dey cremated in Mumbai
Senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, who was shot dead by unknown assailants on Saturday, was cremated on Sunday at suburban Ghatkopar. ANI

Merchant ship drifts close to Bandra-Worli Seal Link
Rescue operations have been stepped up at the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai after a merchant vessel drifting close to the area. ANI

Temple priest found dead in Vrindavan
A priest of the Banke Bihari temple was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his residence on Sunday morning. ANI

Scribe's murder: Maharashtra CM seeks quick probe
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to arrest the culprits responsible for the murder of senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey at the earliest. ANI

No role in Baba Ramdev's decision to call off fast: Congress
The Congress party has come out with a guarded response to yoga guru Baba Ramdev's decision to call off his nine-day-long fast against corruption, saying the party had played no role in the decision. ANI

Mid Day scribe was shot from close range: Post mortem
The postmortem report of senior crime reporter Jyotirmay Dey, ANI

BJP welcome Ramdev's decision to break fast
Welcoming yoga guru Baba Ramdev's decision to break his nine-day-long fast, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday Rudy blamed the Congress for aggravating the situation in the country. ANI

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev ends fast after nine days
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev ended his nine-day-long fast on Sunday after being persuaded to do so by a host of spiritual leaders, including Art of Living Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Morari Bapu. ANI

Sonia Gandhi condemns Mid Day scribe's murder
Condemning the killing of senior journalist Jyotirmay Dey, who was working as a Special Editor (Investigation) with an English tabloid 'Mid-Day' in Mumbai, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday asked the Maharashtra Government to apprehend the culprits involved in the crime. ANI

Sri Sri Ravishankar to meet fasting Ramdev for third time
Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar will meet Baba Ramdev for a third time today in a bid to persuade him to end his fast-unto-death protest against corruption and black money, which has entered its ninth day. ANI

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