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Everybody is corrupt in society, says Shanti Dhariwal
Rajasthan Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal has said everybody in the society is indulged in corrupt practices. ANI

Manmohan Singh should step down as PM and relax: Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh should step down from his post and spend some time in relaxation if he is not able to curb the rampant corruption and inflation in the country. ANI

Sidhu slams Haryana Govt., backs Bishnoi for Hisar by-poll
Extending his full support to Haryana Janhit Congress' candidate Kuldeep Bishnoi for the upcoming Hisar by-poll, former cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Amritsar, Navjot Singh Sidhu, on Sunday slammed the ruling Congress Government in Haryana. ANI

Modi will welcome Advani's 'yatra' in Gujarat: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday downplayed the reported differences between party veteran Lal Krishna Advani and Narendra Modi, and said the Gujarat Chief Minister will welcome the former's 'yatra' when it enters his state. ANI

Hisar by-poll: BJP takes out rally in support of Bishnoi
As the political battle for the Hisar by-poll scheduled on October 13 gains momentum, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders participated in a rally organised here on Sunday to extend their support to Haryana Janhit Congress' candidate Kuldeep Bishnoi. ANI

Hisar locals in tune with Kejriwal, accuse Congress of being corrupt
Residents of Hisar appear to be supporting Anna Hazare's aide Arvind Kejriwal's appeal not to vote for the Congress Party in the Hisar by-poll, as they see the ruling party steeped in corruption. ANI

Birth anniversary of fourth Sikh guru celebrated in Amritsar
Hundreds of Sikhs gathered at the Golden Temple on Sunday to witness a 'Nagar Kirtan' or religious procession organised to celebrate the 477 th birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ramdas, here. ANI

DoPT to release audio recordings of Lokpal Committee
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has agreed to release the tapes of the meetings of Joint Drafting Committee constituted to draft the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Chinese woman hides license plate with sanitary pad to escape cops
A Chinese woman, who violated the traffic rules by over speeding on an expressway, covered her license plate with a sanitary pad in a bid to escape the cops. ANI

Advani to focus on black money during Jan Chetna Yatra'
Targeting the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday said that he would speak at length about the black money stashed away in foreign banks during his nationwide 'Jan Chetna Yatra'. ANI

A spark of learning in Chhattisgarh's conflict zone
The drive between Kanker district headquarters and Bhanupratappur is through lush greenery, the pride of Bastar, known for its verdant forests, its bio-diversity and of course the tribal culture that it supports and in turn is nurtured by forest wealth. ANI

NLF militant surrenders to BSF
A hardcore militant from the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) has surrendered before the Border Security Force (BSF) here. ANI

Writer activist Mahasweta Devi advises Mamata to initiate dialogue with Maoists
Well known novelist and social activist, Mahasweta Devi has advised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to seek a common platform with the Maoists and sort out pending issues in the state. ANI

J-K villagers demand reconstruction of ruined arterial road in border region
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Tithwal village, which is 190 kilometers from Srinagar, on Sunday demanded the reconstruction of a ruined arterial road, as they have to face a lot of difficulties. ANI

Bamboo tissue culture helping Tripura cultivators to boost production
Scientists at the Van Gaveshana Sadan in Agartala, Tripura, are helping bamboo cultivators to meet the shortage of planting material available for bamboo cultivation through tissue culture propagation. ANI

Fierce encounter on in J and K's Ganderbal District
A fierce encounter is taking place between security forces and a couple of militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal District. ANI

Maoist menace aggravates Jharkhand residents' miseries
With Maoists continuing to strike fear among residents in parts of Jharkhand, the misery of these folks has been compounded. ANI

Lokpal Bill row: Arvind Kejriwal hits out at Centre again
Hitting out at the Centre yet again over the delay in passing of an effective Lokpal Bill, RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, a key figure in veteran social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, on Sunday said they are asking the people not to vote for the ruling Congress Party, as it is not governing properly and indulging in corruption. ANI

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