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Top Maoist rebel arrested with arms and ammunition in Orissa
Orissa Police on Sunday arrested a top Maoist leader, identified as Satrughan alias Manglu Biswal, from Bargarh district. ANI

DMK has no expectations of patch with Congress over seat sharing: Alagiri
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader and Union Chemical and Fertilizers Minister M.K. Alagiri on Sunday said that his party has no expectations of a patch with the Congress party. ANI

Congress will sort out standoff with DMK over seat sharing: Prakash Karat
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday predicted that the Congress party would sort out its issues with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). ANI

Advani highlights issue of corruption in his latest blog
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani on Sunday reiterated that one word -'corruption'- has been reverberating in every nook and corner of the country for several months now. ANI

Arjun Singh's last rites performed in Madhya Pradesh
The last rites of veteran Congress leader and former Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, who breathed his last in New Delhi on Friday, was performed at his native village Churhat in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi District with full state honours today. ANI

Supporting or withdrawing support is usual political procedure: Mulayam
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said that supporting a party or withdrawing support is a regular political procedure. ANI

DMK ministers to resign from Union Cabinet tomorrow
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader T.R. Baalu on Sunday said that his party's ministers in the Union Cabinet would submit their resignations to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh tomorrow. ANI

Three day Goa carnival begins
The annual carnival festivities began in Goa today amid much excitement in Panaji, with thousands of people gathering to watch the float-parade led by 'King Momo', an honorary fantasy-figure, who pronounces the decree 'eat, drink and be merry' during the carnival. ANI

Eunuch to contest upcoming Tamil Nadu polls
Kalki, a eunuch, on the contention of being a woman, has sought the party ticket of the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) to contest in the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu. ANI

Railway tracks in UP blocked by agitating Jats, demanding 27 percent reservation
Hundreds of protesters belonging to the Jat community gathered at Kafarpur near Moradabad and blocked the railway tracks in the area. ANI

India successfully tests interceptor missile defence system
Defence Minister AK Antony today congratulated the scientists after India's prestigious ballistic missile defence system was successfully flight tested in the morning off the coast of Orissa. ANI

2300 Indians nationals evacuated from Libya in last 24 hours
The External Affairs Ministry on Sunday said that a record number of over 2300 Indians nationals were evacuated from Libya in the preceding 24 hours as part of 'Operation Safe Homecoming'. ANI

Peace talks with North East rebel leaders 'good': Pillai
Union Home Secretary GK Pillai has described the progress of the ongoing peace talks between the Government and the rebel outfits in the North East such as the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) as 'good'. ANI

Forest Rangers rescue leopard cubs in Surat
Forest Rangers have rescued three leopard cubs from a field on the utskirts of Ghala village in Surat. ANI

BJP to field Muslim candidates for Assam elections
Eyeing the critical Muslim vote-bank ahead of the upcoming polls in Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to field Muslim candidates in the upcoming elections. ANI

Indians evacuated from Libya express gratitude to Government
Around 50 evacuees from West Bengal, who landed at the Kolkata airport in a special flight via Dubai after being evacuated from Libya, have conveyed their gratitude to the government for ensuring their safe return. ANI

BSF seize arms, ammunition near Indo- Pak border
The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition near the India- Pakistan border in Ferozepur, Punjab. ANI

Varun Gandhi ties knot in Varanasi
Amid a buzz of excitement, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi got married to graphic designer Yamini Roy at the Kashi Kaamkoteshwar temple in Varanasi today. ANI

Ramesh D. Grover, founder-Chairman of CMS Group of Companies, Passes Away
Ramesh D. Grover, one of the early luminaries in establishing India as a global IT powerhouse, and the founder and Chairman of the CMS Group of companies, passed away late Saturday night in Mumbai. He was 66 years old. Highly respected in the Indian market, the CMS Group employs over 21,000 employees. Mr Business Wire India

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