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Congress workers fume over dissemination of ticket to non-Congress activist in UP
The dissemination of ticket to non-Congress activist, V.S. Chauhan, from Noida constituency in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming state assembly elections, has riled party workers who took to streets to protest the move on Sunday. ANI

No difference between Congress and BSP, says BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today hit out at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Congress in Uttar Pradesh, for their failure to address the problems of the common man, saying that there is no apparent difference between the two political rivals. ANI

Order of trial court not a settled law: Swamy
Janata Party President and petitioner in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Subramanium Swamy said the that the order passed by Justice Saini in the special CBI court is not a settled law. ANI

Baba Ramdev says Congress should be politically ostracised
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday called for the Congress party to be politically ostracized, as in his view, the UPA II government led by it, was the the "most corrupt" dispensation in the world". ANI

Constructive criticism of TMC will continue: Congress leader Singhvi
Congress party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday bluntly sent out a message to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Government in West Bengal that his party is duty bound to give constructive criticism over the functioning of the state administration. ANI

Amar Singh advised me to rejoin Congress: Sanjay Dutt
Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt on Sunday claimed that his "return" to the Congress came on the "advice" of Rashtriya Lok Manch chief and former Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh. ANI

Rajnath Singh slams UPA government over rampant corruption
Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rajnath Singh on Sunday slammed the Congress led-UPA government for disgracing the nation's pride by indulging in corrupt practices. ANI

CPI (M), Maneka Gandhi want Chidambaram's role in 2G scam probed
The Communist Party of India-Marxist and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Maneka Gandhi on Sunday demanded that the alleged "dereliction" of duty by former finance minister P Chidambaram in not preventing the 2G spectrum scam be probed. ANI

Priyanka Gandhi slams opposition for targeting Chidambaram
Priyanka Gandhi, the star campaigner for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, said on Sunday that she expected the party to win more assembly election seats this year than it did in the last elections in 2007. ANI

Traditional Values helped Ladakhis rebuild lives
The night of August 5, 2010 bestowed nation-wide fame on the sleepy town of Leh and its neighboring villages when it woke its residents to the cruel devastation of a cloudburst that engulfed several lives and rendered many injured, homeless and missing. The cold desert was ravaged by a vast river of rock and mud ripping apart houses and razing shops and structures to the ground. ANI

Security forces launch community policing in Maoist-hit areas of Jharkhand
Police personnel in Maoist-afflicted area of Bundu in Jharkhand organised a community-policing programme on Sunday to tackle the growing menace of the ultras. ANI

Baby Falak may undergo fourth surgery: Doctors
Two-year-old baby Falak, who has been battling for life at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, has been put on ventilator support intermittently since Saturday night. ANI

Mauritius PM to visit India for six days
Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, and his wife Veena Ramgoolam, will pay a state visit to India from February 6 to 11. ANI

Chidambaram recommends early start for Kudankulam N-project
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has recommended an early start to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project. ANI

Ex-ISRO chief Nair says Pratyush Sinha Report does not reveal facts accurately
Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair on Sunday said the ISRO committee's report on the Antrix-Devas deal was one-sided and had not brought out facts accurately. ANI

ISRO makes crucial report Antrix-Devas deal public
An Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) committee indicted former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair and three other senior scientists late on Saturday night for acts of commission in Antrix-Devas deal. ANI

Rival political parties clash in Gorakhpur, several injured
Several people sustained injuries after Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists traded blows in a violent scuffle in poll-bound Gorakhpur on Saturday. ANI

Political war of words intensifies ahead of polls in India's northern Uttar Pradesh
The atmosphere in Uttar Pradesh has turned electric ahead of the upcoming polls, with political leaders intensifying their campaigns to mobilise their voter bases. ANI

At least 19 peacocks die of poisoning in UP's Hathras area
At least 19 peacocks have been found dead in an open area near a village in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Bangladesh-based author's book released with much fanfare in Delhi
Bangladesh High Commissioner Tariq Ahmed Karim and the president of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Dr. Karan Singh, released Dhaka-based author Anisul Hoque's latest book here on Saturday evening. ANI

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