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Manipur registers 77 percent turnout in polls
Around 77 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in Manipur assembly elections, which concluded on Saturday. ANI

Congress likely to bow down before Bukhari, says BJP
Leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that ruling Congress party was likely to bow down before head Muslim cleric, Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari, after he criticised it for the miserable condition of Muslims in the country. ANI

Shiv Sena activists ransacks Times of India office in Mumbai
Shiv Sena activists today attacked the Times of India office here in reaction of a report in TOI's marathi daily, Maharashtra Times stating that Shiv Sena Lok Sabha member, Anandrao Adsul was on his way to join Nationalist Congress Party. ANI

Three Maoists surrender in Jharkhand, arms recovered
Three Maoists and two People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) members surrendered before the police in Jharkhand's Khunti District, here today. ANI

Uttarakhand poll officials leave for far-flung regions two days ahead of polls
Poll officials here today left for far-flung hilly regions of Uttarakhand, two-day ahead of the scheduled assembly elections in the state. ANI

Rise in number of tainted UP candidates
Uttar Pradesh Election Watch, an election analyst group, which studied affidavits of 284 candidates contesting in the first phase said that 109 candidates (38 per cent) had criminal cases against them which is a rise of ten percent since the last elections in 2007. ANI

BJP calls Congress an 'unfriendly party'
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit in Uttarakhand on Saturday ended canvassing for the assembly polls by calling the Congress an unfriendly party. ANI

Campaigning for polls in Punjab and Uttarakhand ends
Campaigning for assembly elections in Punjab and Uttarakhand ended on Saturday evening, less than 48 hours before voters in the two states will exercise their franchise. ANI

Indo-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh to be sealed before polls
The 500-kilometer-long Indo-Nepal border that runs along eight districts of Uttar Pradesh will be sealed two days before the state goes to polls to prevent movement of anti-social elements. ANI

India needs more youth leaders for nation building: Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said India needs more youth leaders to infuse creativity, energy and dynamism in different fields of national endeavour. ANI

India celebrates Basant Panchami
Devotees across the country celebrated 'Basant Panchami' on Saturday with full enthusiasm as the colour yellow filled the air and welcomed the onset of spring on the fifth day of the lunar month of 'Magh'. ANI

Manmohan Singh attends NCC Republic Day camp
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, marked his presence at the culmination parade of the National Cadet Corps Republic Day Camp-2012 here today. ANI

Ajanta-Ellora Heritage festival is back after three year sabbatical
After a sabbatical of three years, the heritage festival of Ajanta-Ellora returned to enthuse the art and culture lovers, with a line up of performances by renowned artistes including Bollywood yesteryear actress, Hema Malini. ANI

Shahi Imam rejects Congress's Muslim sub-quota of 4.5 percent, supports Samajwadi Party
The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, on Saturday rejected the ruling party's Muslim sub-quota of 4.5 percent and supported Samajwadi Party for the upcoming polls in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Tribal students of Jharkhand duped by pilot training institute
Thirty tribal students from Jharkhand, have been duped by a pilot training institute. ANI

Kashmir facing cooking gas shortage as highway remains closed
The short supply of Liquefied petroleum gas in the Kashmir valley has reached crisis levels following the shutdown of the national highway. ANI

Gujarat Congress sarcastically praises Modi in advertisement
In a possibly embarrassing gaffe, the opposition Congress party in Gujarat has praised Chief Minister Narendra Modi in an advertisement in this election year. ANI

Five killed in poll-related violence in Manipur; 48 pc votes cast till 2 p m
Five persons have reportedly been killed in poll-related violence in Manipur's Chandel District. ANI

Ex-ISRO scientists slam government, support Nair on Antrix-Devas deal
Former colleagues and top scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have criticized the UPA II government alleging ineptitude in the handling of investigations related to the Antrix-Devas deal, and also raised questions about the authority and credibility of the report submitted by current ISRO chairman Dr. K Radhakrishnan. ANI

Seven test tube twins born in 12 hours to create world record in Bulandshahr
Fourteen test tube babies were born using the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure to seven childless mothers in Bulandshahr. ANI

Manipur CM confident of returning to power
Manipur's Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on Saturday said that his party would return to power and form the government for a third consecutive time. ANI

Voting begins amid tight security in Manipur
Voting is taking place across nine districts of Manipur amid tight security. The elections are being held to select representatives for 60 assembly constituencies. ANI

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