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Left Wing Extremism continues to pose a major threat to internal security: PM
Emphasising that left wing extremism continues to pose a major threat to the nation's internal security, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday said concerted efforts made by the Centre and the States in the past few years have shown some positive results. ANI

Govt. will do its utmost to improve transparency and accountability: PM
Asserting that the Centre is committed to curbing corruption in administration, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday said the government will do its utmost to improve transparency, accountability in the work of public authorities. ANI

Muslim women in Patna show solidarity by cleaning river bank ahead of Chhath
A group of Muslim women gathered themselves to clean the river banks in Patna ahead of Chhath puja which is going to be celebrated on November 1 and 2. ANI

Congress protests against Advani's 'Jan Chetna Yatra' in Karnataka
Over 500 Congress activists were taken into custody on Sunday after they held protests in the city and parts of Karnataka against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani's 'Jan Chetna Yatra'. ANI

Civil society to observe nationwide hunger strike in solidarity with Irom Sharmila
Non governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil bodies will express their solidarity with Irom Sharmila by holding one day hunger strike throughout the nation on November 5. ANI

'I was kept away from my family during jail term', says Amar Singh
Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who has been granted bail on medical grounds in the 2008 cash-for-vote-scam, on Sunday said that he was kept away from his family during jail term, and added that he was not even allowed to communicate with his children over the phone. ANI

Kashmir hosts workshops for sericulturists to boost silk production
The state government and sericulture experts from the Department of Agriculture have initiated a series of one-day workshops for sericulturists and others associated with the industry here. ANI

Justice Santosh Hegde says 'I am against political campaigning'
Former Justice Santosh Hegde, close associate of India's anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, on Saturday expressed dissatisfaction over the political campaigning by the other associates of Team Anna. ANI

Hasan Ali suffered paralytic attack claims counsel
I P Bagadia, counsel of the country's top tax evader Hasan Ali Khan, who was arrested in connection with the rupees 36,000 crore tax fraud, accused jail authorities on Saturday of denying medical treatment to Ali, claiming he suffered a paralytic attack. ANI

Joint Indo-Nepalese lady officers 'Ecological Himalayan Trek' held in Nepal
For the first time ever, a joint Indo-Nepal Women Officers' 'Ecological Himalayan Trek' was conducted in Nepal from October 8 to 25. ANI

Arunachal Chief Minister offers to resign, successor yet to be indicated
The high level political drama still continues in New Delhi with conflicting reports flashed by the electronic channels throughout the day on the issue of change of leadership in Arunachal Pradesh. ANI

Former RSS chief, Shia leader appeal people to shun caste politics
Highlighting the need for an exhaustive overhaul of the prevailing system of elections, former Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief K. S. Sudarshan and eminent Muslim Shia leader Kalbe Sadiq on Sunday appealed to the people not to vote on the basis of caste. ANI

Supporters of Rajiv Gandhi's killers protest in Chennai demanding their release
Women supporters of assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi staged a mass demonstration here on Saturday demanding the immediate release of the three convicts- Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan. ANI

Cash-for-vote scam accused Amar Singh discharged from AIIMS
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, an accused in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Sunday. ANI

To be blessed with a son, attend Amritsar annual Bhai Shaloji fair
Thousands of devotees thronged Pandori Waraich village to witness the annual two-day long 'Bhai Shaloji' fair, on Saturday, here. ANI

Civil society activists to brief Anna on core committee meeting deliberations
Civil society activists Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Kiran Bedi arrived here this morning to brief veteran social activist Anna Hazare on the deliberations of the core committee meeting. ANI

Manipur blockade by Sadar hill protesters enters its fourth month
With the economic blockade of Manipur entering its 90th day on Saturday, prices of essential commodities have shot up, affecting one and all. ANI

Ramdev slams Centre over black money issue
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for not taking appropriate steps to bring back the black money stashed away in safe havens abroad. ANI

Over 50 feared killed in bridge collapse in Arunachal Pradesh
Nearly 50 people were feared killed when a suspension bridge over the Kameng river collapsed at Seppa in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. ANI

Arunachal crisis continues
The high level political drama still continues in New Delhi with conflicting reports flashed by the electronic channels throughout the day on the issue of change of leadership in Arunachal Pradesh. ANI

India facing urban disaster
India is poised to overtake China as the world's most populous country within the next two decades. ANI

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