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BJP tells Chidambaram not adopt authoritarian role on formation of NCTC
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday told Home Minister P. Chidambaram to not to work in an authoritarian manner while building consensus on formation of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). ANI

MEA: All Indian nationals safe in Afghanistan
The External Affairs Ministry on Sunday informed that all Indians in Afghanistan are safe following a multiple terrorist attack in Kabul and other cities. ANI

Bukhari hopeful of SP fulfilling its promise of Muslims representation in UP
Muslim cleric Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Sunday expressed hope that Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav would keep up the promises to provide representation to the Muslims in the state. ANI

BJP defends Himachal govt. in land dispute case with Army
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday defended its Himachal Pradesh government over the land dispute case with Army. ANI

Congress expresses concern over land dispute Army and Himachal Government
After the Indian Army censured the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) for demanding possession of the 'strategically important' Annandale ground for developing a multipurpose stadium, Congress on Sunday said the simmering land dispute between the state government and the army was a very serious matter. ANI

Akhilesh accuses Mayawati of political gimmicks
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday accused his predecessor, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, of playing political gimmicks over the parks and monuments built by her in the state. ANI

SP leader Azam Khan flays Imam Bukhari for seeking parliament ticket for kin
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Sunday took a dig at Muslim leader Syed Imam Bukhari after the latter sought a parliament ticket for his relative. ANI

Delhi municipal polls: 20 percent polling till noon
At least 20 percent of polling was registered till noon in the ongoing Delhi municipal polls on Sunday. ANI

Krishna meets Indian envoys in Abu Dhabi
During his visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE), External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Sunday met Indian envoys in the region at a meeting in Abu Dhabi. ANI

Maoists extend deadline for release of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka
The Maoists, who have abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka, have extended the deadline for his release till Wednesday. ANI

Dinesh Trivedi defies Mamata over cartoon issue
Reacting to the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor in Kolkata for posting a cartoon of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the internet, former Railways Minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi today said cartoons were meant for enjoyment. ANI

Mamata Banerjee to skip CM meet on internal security tomorrow
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the Chief Ministers' conference convened at New Delhi by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to discuss matters relating to internal security. ANI

Delhi residents fed up with BJP -ruled MCD, says Kiran Walia
Women and Child Development Minister for Delhi Kiran Walia on Sunday said that the residents of the city are fed up with the present Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -ruled Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and they want to change it. ANI

Vijender Gupta confident of BJP win in MCD polls
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta on Sunday expressed confidence that his party would win in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. ANI

BJP finds Akhilesh's statement 'hollow' on construction of hospitals
Speaking on the controversy surrounding the parks built by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's statements regarding the construction of hospitals in the vacant space inside such parks were hollow. ANI

Chandrababu Naidu slams Congress, Jaganmohan Reddy
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu has slammed the Congress party and its estranged lawmaker Y S Jaganmohan Reddy by saying that the two are hand in glove which needs to be probed. ANI

Justice Katju flays anti-migrant rhetoric
Chairman of Press Council of India (PCI) Justice Markandey Katju has condemned the anti-migrant ideology of certain regional outfits like the Maharashtra Navanirmana Sena (MNS). ANI

Polling for MCD elections underway
Polling for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections for 272 seats is going on today. ANI

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