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Blast outside Manipur speaker's residence in Imphal
A bomb blast occurred at a parking lot outside the residence of Manipur speaker, Hemochandra Singh at around 6:15 pm here today. ANI

Dhumal attacks Congress over corruption issue in poll-bound Punjab
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Prem Kumar Dhumal attacked Congress over corruption issue during campaigning tour in poll-bound northern Punjab state. ANI

BJP accuses political rivals of annihilating public interest in Uttar Pradesh
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here today, alleged its political opponents - Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party of annihilating public interest in the poll bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Congress slams Uma Bharti for criticizing Rahul Gandhi
The Congress Party here today, slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti for her remarks snubbing the Congress General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi. ANI

Shivraj Singh Chauhan to campaign for BJP in Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, on Sunday confirmed his plan to spearhead campaigns and rallies in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. ANI

IT education to be made compulsory, says Sukhbir Singh Badal
Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal, today said that IT based education would be made compulsory in the state with the motive to make rural youth more employable. ANI

Uma Bharti attacks Congress for using derogatory annotations
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti, here today, attacked the Congress for using derogatory annotations against opposition party leaders. ANI

Three labourers die of asphyxiation in Surat, Gujarat
In a tragic incident, three labourers died of asphyxiation while sleeping in an ornaments factory godown in Surat on Sunday. ANI

Demand of pulses shoots up in Kashmir
The demand of pulses shot up Kashmir, as the heavy snowfall fluctuated the availability of vegetables in the Valley. ANI

Sheila Dikshit dubs campaigning by Team Anna in poll-bound states as futile
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said campaigning by veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare and his team in poll-bound states would bear no effect on the election results. ANI

Villagers hold protest against shortage of basic amenities in Kinnaur, Himachal
Villagers of Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur District protested over state government's apathy towards providing relief and basic amenities after heavy snowfall in the state. ANI

Wave of change blowing in favour of Congress: Sheila Dikshit
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said that there is a wave of change in favour of Congress party as it has been receiving an excellent response in poll-bound Uttarakhand. ANI

Jaiswal accuses BSP, SP for swindling government funds
With Uttar Pradesh assembly elections right around the corner, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has slammed the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) for swindling government funds. ANI

Intense cold wave to stay, says Met department
The Indian Meteorological Department in Pune has predicted that extreme winter conditions will continue to send shivers in North India due to cold and dry northerly winds, while the temperatures will remain abnormally low till March. ANI

Nagaland CM slams Okram Ibobi Singh
Accusing Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh for trying to stop him from visiting the state and campaign for the upcoming assembly elections, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has said the former's step was illegal, undemocratic and unconstitutional. ANI

Congress brought terrorism to Punjab, says Jaitley
Flaring up the political heat in poll-bound Punjab, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has slammed the Congress party by saying that the party brought only terrorism to Punjab. ANI

BJP slams Manmohan, Sonia over corruption
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad has slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for turning a blind eye to corruption even as they blamed the opposition-ruled states of misusing government funds. ANI

Capt Amarinder Singh promises special amenities to NRIs, if elected
President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Captain Amarinder Singh, has promised all amenities to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), if elected to power in Punjab. ANI

Ramdev is not saint but a politician: Sriprakash Jaiswal
Slamming Baba Ramdev, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has said that the yoga guru was not a saint but a politician whose objective was to play politics. ANI

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