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Bomb explodes at AGP candidate's Jorhat home
A bomb exploded at the residence of Dulen Nayak, a candidate of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) here on Saturday. ANI

Police thrash Mumbai college students
Police baton charged college students here on Saturday while they were demonstrating against the authorities of Shri Chinai College of Commerce and Economics for not allowing some students to sit for university examinations. ANI

AGP releases fourth list of candidates for Assam polls
The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Saturday released its fourth list of candidates, who will contest in the Assam State Assembly elections on April 4 and 11. ANI

Border officials of India, Bangladesh discuss security issues in Delhi
Border officials of India and Bangladesh met for the 33rd Border Co-ordination Conference here to discuss security issues and measures ANI

Kochi residents say water scarcity could be major poll issue
Residents in Kochi have complained vociferously about poor drinking water facilities, and warned that it could be a major issue when determining who they will vote for in next month's state assembly elections. ANI

Black magic students perform rituals to qualify
It was a qualifying exam with a difference. ANI

Transgender candidate to contest Tamil Nadu polls
A transgender has filed an application to contest the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu. ANI

Siliguri forest officials undertake rhino census
Forest officials in the Jaldapara Sanctuary in Siliguri, West Bengal, are currently involved in a rhinoceros census. ANI

Delhi to host consumer rights conference from March 14
A two-day conference of the Presidents, State Commissions and the Secretaries and Consumer Affairs of the State Governments/UT Administrations is being organised by the national consumer disputes redressal commission from Monday to mark 'World Consumer Rights Day'. ANI

Biggest challenge before nation is to ensure inclusive growth: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the biggest challenge before the nation today is to ensure inclusive growth. ANI

Shrill media voices adversely affecting Somalian hostage crisis
Various nodal agencies of the Indian Government are in constant touch with shipping companies negotiating with Somali pirates for the release of Indians in the taken ships, but official sources here are of the opinion that the excessive media focus on the families of the hostages and strident criticism of the government would be counter-productive. ANI

Delhi to host Kashmiri Pandit 'Reh 2011' festival on Sunday
After years of staging protests and demonstrations to express their anguish, Kashmiri Pandits have decided to welcome spring by spreading melodic euphoria in New Delhi. ANI

Locals slam Assam Government ahead of polls
The people of Assam have voiced displeasure over the government for not doing any development work in the region. ANI

Buddhist monks pray for Japan tsunami victims
Buddhist monks across Uttar Pradesh on Saturday offered special prayers for victims of Friday's 8.9 earthquake-cum-tsunami in northeastern Japan. ANI

Development of northeast region high on government agenda
The Central Government is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to usher in peace and give impetus to developmental activities in the northeast region. ANI

Three militants killed in Kashmir encounters
Security forces on Saturday killed three militants in separate encounter in Shopian and Sopore areas of Kashmir Valley. ANI

Home Secretary Pillai's visit spurs development of northeast region
Central Government is leaving no stone unturned in its effort to usher in peace and give impetus to developmental activities in the northeast region. ANI

Main accused in Radhika murder case arrested
Delhi Police have arrested the main accused in the Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar murder case. ANI

Fergie close to signing Everton whizkid Rodwell
Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson is reported to have reached an agreement in principle to sign Everton whizkid Jack Rodwell for 25-million-pounds. ANI

India, Malaysia to tackle piracy jointly
India and Malaysia have reaffirmed their commitment to tackle piracy in international waters together, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. ANI

Sumi Nagas celebrate 100th anniversary of migration to Dimapur
Sumi better known as 'Sema Naga' recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of their migration from Zunheboto to Nagaland. ANI

Famous wood carver Umakanta Singh, Manipur's rising star
Manipur, which has over the years produced many crafts persons, has added another feather to its cap through W. Umakanta Singh, a famous wood carver and proud winner of the 2005 National Award for Master Crafts person and weaver. ANI

Indian astrologer predicts horrible devastation for Japan
Noted astrologer Lachhman Das Madan has predicted more calamities for Japan, a day after that country was ravaged by an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter Scale. ANI

NSCN (IM) leaders positive about Naga solution
National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isac-Muivah faction) leaders are positive about bringing the six decade old Naga issue to an end through a dialogue with the centre.SCN (IM) Chairman Isak Chisi Swu and General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah recently visited Nagaland after holding talks with the centre in New Delhi. ANI

Hurriyat calls for shutdown in Kashmir
Hardline Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a complete shutdown in the Kashmir Valley against the ongoing arrest of youths and Hurriyat activists ANI

Ex-Congressman Jaganmohan Reddy to unveil new party flag today
Former Congress lawmaker YS Jaganmohan Reddy will unveil the party flag of his 'YSR Congress Party' here today. ANI

Greenpeace worried about Japan nuke plant collapse impact
Environmental watchdog Greenpeace has expressed its condolences to victims of Friday's 8.9 earthquake-cum-tsunami in northeastern Japan. ANI

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