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Manmohan Singh to leave for Pretoria tomorrow to attend IBSA Summit
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will embark on a visit to Pretoria on Monday to participate in the fifth trilateral India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Summit. ANI

Congress workers protesting against Advani's 'Yatra' arrested in Bhopal
Bhopal Police on Sunday arrested activists of the opposition Congress Party, who were protesting against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani's ongoing nationwide 'Jan Chetna Yatra'. ANI

Police recover explosives in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Police recovered huge quantity of explosives, including 10 packets of gelatine sticks, more than 5000 detonators and 30 bundles of detonation cords, from a residential complex here on Sunday. ANI

Telangana row: BJP accuses Congress of triggering a 'semi-constitutional crisis' in Andhra
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government of triggering a 'semi-constitutional crisis' in Andhra Pradesh by failing to resolve the simmering row for the creation of a separate state of Telangana. ANI

RSS leader Joshi calls for detail probe into Yeddyurappa case
A day after former Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurapppa was arrested and sent to judicial custody by a Lokayukta Court, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarkaryavah Suresh Joshi, popularly called Bhaiya Ji Joshi, on Sunday pressed for the need to carry out a detailed investigation into the case. ANI

Modi holds one-day fast in Dwarka to promote communal harmony
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who began the second round of his fast under 'Sadhbhavna Mission' today said he felt that it was important to fast in the temple town of Dwarka to promote communal harmony. ANI

Anna starts week-long 'maun vrat' on health grounds
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare started his week-long 'maun vrat' (vow of silence) at his native village on Sunday for better health. ANI

Cultural festival in Nagaland
A four day long international cultural festival organized under the aegis of Nagaland Music Education, Arts Society, state government, Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Sangeet Natak Academy was held here recently. ANI

North East Hill University Convocation
Vice President Hamid Ansari visited Shillong to attend the convocation ceremony of the Northeast Hill University. ANI

Rajnath Singh slams PM for shielding Chidambaram
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Sunday criticized Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for shielding Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in connection with the allegations that have been levelled against him. ANI

Delhi Police investigate arrested militants' links with the Maoists
The Delhi Police are continuing their investigation of the two high-ranking cadres of banned Peoples Liberation Army with the Maoists arrested here on October 1. ANI

Extortion becoming a growing menace in Nagaland
Although several militant outfits have signed the ceasefire agreement with the government, there has been an increase in the number of extortion cases in the Nagaland. ANI

Five Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh
Five Maoists were arrested on Sunday in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur District. ANI

BJP accuses Congress of inability to tackle corruption
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday accused the Congress-led Central government of failure to ensure enactment of a strong and effective Jan Lokpal Bill, that would help to combat corruption. ANI

Karnataka CM Gowda visits jailed Yeddyurappa in hospital
Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda on Sunday visited former state chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who has been admitted to hospital after he complained of chest pain. ANI

Prime Minister of Nepal to pay official visit to India
The Prime Minister of Nepal, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, will be paying an official visit to India beginning on October 20 at the invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. ANI

Jailed Yeddyurappa to be monitored by Doctors
Doctors attending to former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who has been shifted to a hospital from jail after complained of chest pain, have said that they will monitor Yeddyurappa for next 24-48 hours. ANI

Start anti-corruption campaign from Karnataka: Congress tells Advani
Slamming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its tainted leaders, Congress party spokesperson Manish Tewari said Lal Krishna Advani should have started its anti-corruption campaign from Karnataka where their party leader and former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa is facing graft charges. ANI

Mamata failed to deliver on promises, says Maoist spokesperson Jiban
Spokesperson of the People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) Ashok Jiban has said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has failed to deliver on the promises she made to the Maoists before the state elections. ANI

Prakash Karat slams Congress, BJP over rampant corruption
Taking a dig at both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over corruption, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said that graft couldn't be fought by shadow boxing between the two parties, but by addressing the root cause of the problem. ANI

Yeddyurappa complains of chest pain, shifted to hospital from jail
Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who was sent to judicial custody on Saturday, has been shifted to a hospital from jail after he complained of chest pain. ANI

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