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Antony to visit Saudi Arabia to boost defence cooperation
In a bid to boost defence cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia, Defence Minister AK Antony will be embarking on a two- day visit to Riyadh, beginning Monday. ANI

59 percent voter turnout in second phase of UP assembly polls
A total of around 59 percent voters on Saturday cast their vote for the 59 seats in nine districts in the second phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Police arrest five Maoists in Gumla, Jharkhand
In a major breakthrough for the security forces combating left-wing extremism in Jharkhand, police arrested five Maoists and seized a massive cache of arms and ammunition in the state's Gumla District on Saturday. ANI

Select the best for army chief
Wise generals don't fight avoidable wars. The Chief of Army Staff, General V K Singh, fought a prolonged war on a personal issue, stretched his lines beyond a limit and lost it. ANI

Congress slams BJP leader's remark on UP poll outcome
The Congress on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for predicting that no party would get a mandate after the declaration of the results the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Upcoming ICP at Wagah will be fully operational after some months: Official
A senior Customs official has said that an upcoming integrated check post (ICP) at the Wagah border still needs further improvements and he expects it to be fully operational in the coming months. ANI

Congress fears defeat in UP assembly polls: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the Congress party feared defeat in the assembly elections that are taking place in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Sibal apprises PM and group of ministers on 2G licenses cancellation judgment
Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today apprised a group of Cabinet ministers headed by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh delineating the salient features of the Supreme Court judgment in 2G license cancellation case. ANI

Gorakhpur voters exercise 'Right to Rejection' in UP
At least 67 voters in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District opted for the 'Right to Rejection' by filling up Form 17 (A) under the Rule 49-O in The Conduct of Election Rules, during the ongoing polls as they believed that none of the candidates were suitable to represent them. ANI

'India Show' in Lahore, anti-India show in Karachi
An 'India Show' organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is being organized in Lahore today. Nearly 150 Indian companies will exhibit their products at the show. ANI

35 percent voting recorded till noon in second phase of UP polls(Lead1:2nd phase)
Over 35 percent of electorate cast their vote till noon in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections as no untoward incident were reported so far. ANI

Manmohan Singh meets Cabinet Ministers to find solution to 2G scam mess
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is holding meetings with key Cabinet Ministers Kapil Sibal, Salman Khursheed, Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram to find a way out of the 2G telecom license mess. ANI

Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists vandalise Hindu temples in Chittagong
Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists vandalised several Hindu temples in the Hathazari area of Chittagong in Bangladesh on Thursday and Friday, forcing the law enforcement authorities to impose Section 144 of the Bangladesh Penal Code that bans public gatherings in the affected area. ANI

Yogi Adityanath predicts no party will get clear mandate in UP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that it is unlikely that any party will get clear mandate to form the government in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Abdullah keeps education portfolio with himself after minister Peerzada resigns
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has decided to keep the education ministry portfolio with himself following the resignation of state education minister Peerzada Sayeed over accusations that he used state education department officials to help his foster son to pass the Class 10th board examinations. ANI

Baramulla tense after youth killed in alleged army firing
Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla town continues to remain tense a day after a youth was allegedly killed in an army firing incident: ANI

Sonia Gandhi deeply concerned about citizens well being: Jaiswal
Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has said Congress President Sonia Gandhi is an emotional woman and is deeply concerned about the well being of citizens in the country. ANI

Rajnath Singh flays BSP, SP for betraying people of Uttar Pradesh
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh has flayed the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) for betraying the common man in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Congress misleading people by playing emotional tactics: Sushma
Taking a dig at the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj has said the ruling party is misleading the general public by playing emotional tactics. ANI

BJP leader Uma Bharti flays UP CM Mayawati for exploiting public
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti has flayed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for exploiting the public. ANI

Polling begins for second phase of UP polls
Polling for the second phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh for 59 seats began at 7 a.m. this morning and will continue till 5 p.m. ANI

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