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BJP objects Kejriwal's remark deriding Members of Parliament
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday objected to social activist Arvind Kejriwal's statement that Parliament consists of robbers, murders and rapists. ANI

Congress disapproves China's comment on Antony's visit to Arunachal
Reacting to China's objection over visit of Defence Minister A. K. Antony to Arunachal Pradesh, Congress on Sunday said Arunachal Pradesh is integral part of India. ANI

Anti-nuclear activist questions Russian ambassador's comment against protests
Anti nuclear activist S. P. Udayakumar on Sunday questioned the right of the Russian ambassador Alexander M. Kadakin to comment against the anti-nuclear movement. ANI

Police nab three persons trying to sell two-month-old girl child in Surat
Police officials on Sunday rescued a two-month-old girl child from the clutches of three traffickers including a woman, who bought the infant from her poor parents. ANI

Italian vessel involved in killing fishermen, searched
Police team investigating the deaths of two fishermen, who were allegedly killed by Italian sailors, concluded its first round of search and seizure operation of the vessel here on Sunday. ANI

Candidates in UP anxious over safety of sealed EVMs
Candidates of various political parties in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday expressed their anxiety over the safety of electronic voting machines (EVMs) after reports of water seeping into the strong-rooms where the machines were kept were brought to light by media. ANI

Nair's second letter to PMO asks for 'comprehensive' review into Antrix-Devas deal
Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair has written a second letter to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) asking for a 'comprehensive' review of the controversial Antrix-Devas spectrum allocation. ANI

Gujarat riot victim Rupa Mody resolves to fight for justice
Rupa Mody, a victim of 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, who lost her only son in the violence, on Sunday recounted the horror on the 10th anniversary of the carnage and expressed resolve to continue her fight for justice ANI

Gorakhpur copper industry on verge of extinction due to dearth of craftsmen
The copper industry in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District is witnessing a dark phase as dearth of craftsmen in the region has resulted in drastic fall in business. ANI

Skiing camp organized in Jammu and Kashmir
In a bid to promote adventure sports, Jammu and Kashmir Government organised skiing coaching camp for the youth here. ANI

Vintage car rally reaches Himachal Pradesh
A vintage car rally hosted by Chandigarh reached Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Maoists kill a tribal in Orissa
Suspected Maoists gunned down a tribal in Laxmipur area of Orissa. ANI

Antony says Italian marines accused of killing fishermen will be tried under Indian law
Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday said the Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen will be prosecuted under the Indian law. ANI

Congress terms Kejriwal's comments against MPs an insult to nation
With Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal calling Members of Parliament 'robbers, murderers and rapists', Congress Party on Sunday urged the media not to broadcast such statements, and said such intemperate comments not only insult the democracy and parliament, but also insult the people of the country. "I will say that we should not comment on people, who make such statements ANI

Italian Foreign Minister to visit India for two days
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy, Giulio Maria Terzi di Sant' Agata, will be on a two-day official visit to India beginning on February 28. ANI

Congress accuses Mayawati Government of hushing NRHM scam
Congress Party has accused the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government in Uttar Pradesh of trying to hide the truth in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. ANI

Lalu lauds Rahul Gandhi, asks UP voters to support Congress
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has lauded Rahul Gandhi for what he called his stellar efforts in reversing the fortunes of the Congress Party in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Campaigning for sixth phase of UP polls ends today
The ongoing campaign for the sixth phase of the high-voltage Uttar Pradesh assembly polls ends on Sunday. ANI

Sealed voting machines face threat from rodents and seepage in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh
The sealed electronic voting machines (EVMs) that hold the fate of numerous candidates in Uttar Pradesh where the polling has been completed, have to be guarded against a new threat-rodents and seepage. ANI

Mulayam accuses Mayawati Govt. of ignoring 'common man' in UP
With electioneering picking up for the sixth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has lashed out at the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government in the state for not doing anything for the welfare of the common man in the last five years. ANI

Lalu backs Justice Katju's press freedom remarks
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has endorsed the statement of Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice Markandey Katju, who had recently stirred a hornet's nest by stating that there was an acute lack of media freedom in Bihar. ANI

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