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Pranab Mukherjee wants NRIs to provide their insight in country's development
Union Finance Minister, Parnab Mukherjee here today said that NRIs can not just make contribution financially but can also provide their time, ideas and endeavour in evolving country's development model. ANI

Indian residents abroad can participate in election process: Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today said that the Government has issued notifications for registration of overseas Indians electors under the Representation of People Act, 1950 to enable Indians resident abroad to participate in election processes of India. ANI

Election Commission orders to wrap up BSP statues
Ahead of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh formal orders have been issued by the Election Commission to swathe the statues of BSP head and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati as well as the party symbol 'elephant' put up across the state in recent years. ANI

Manmohan Singh shows faith in Diaspora in building modern India
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh affirmed his faith in the India Diaspora in the task of building a modern India. . ANI

Tripura's Meitei community celebrates Lai Haraoba Festival
After almost four decades Manipuri Meiteis residing in Agartala gathered to celebrate the Lai Haraoba Festival. ANI

Mayawati will meet same fate like Saddam Hussein, says Azam Khan
Senior Samajwadi Party leader, Azam Khan on Sunday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati would meet the same fate like Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. ANI

BJP suspends Kushwaha from party membership
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party spokesperson, Shahnawaz Hussain informed here today that BJP has suspended Babu Singh Kushwaha's membership from the party. ANI

Ajit Singh's close aide joins Samajwadi Party
In a major political upturn, close aide of Rashtriya Lok Dal Chief, Ajit Singh, Anuradha Chowdhary joined Samajwadi Party here on Sunday. ANI

Assam creating self-employment opportunities for youth
In a bid to promote socio economic empowerment among the people of Northeast both the central and the state governments are working on strategies to create self-employment opportunities for the youth in the region. ANI

Concert for Peace held in Dimapur
"End Human Rights Violations Against Children and Youth," the main theme of a peace concert was organized at the Holy Cross School under the aegis of Peace Channel recently. ANI

Orange festival held in Tamenglong in Manipur
Tamenglong District referred to as the orange bowl of Manipur recently hosted the 8th Annual Orange Festival. ANI

Art exhibition in Mizoram
A painting exhibition was recently held in Mizoram's capital Aizawl where several artists from the region exhibited their work. ANI

IAF officer from Arunachal denied visa by China
China has denied visa to a senior IAF officer hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, who was to be part of the team scheduled to travel to Beijing from January 10. ANI

Government to sponsor life insurance fund for overseas Indian workers: PM
Asserting that the Indian diaspora has much more to contribute to the building of modern India, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that the Government has decided to introduce and sponsor a new pension and life insurance fund for overseas Indian workers. ANI

Hazare aide advises political leaders to do ground reality test in corruption matters
Aide of anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, Sanjay Singh has advised Congress party led Central government and other political leaders to do a ground reality test in corruption plaguing the day-to-day life of the masses instead of delaying the passage of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Law Minister Khurshid lauds Hazare for bringing Lokpal debate into political mainstream
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid lauded veteran social activist Anna Hazare and his brigade of anti-graft campaigners for bringing the Lokpal Bill debate into mainstream political discourse. ANI

Salman Khurshid welcomes Election Commission decision on covering Mayawati's statues
Lauding the decision of Election Commission ordering the covering of the statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has said that what they did was fair and commendable. ANI

No cracks in ties with Trinamool Congress, claims Salman Khurshid
Commenting on certain adverse trends in United Progressive Alliance (UPA) with key partner Trinamool Congress (TMC) voicing notes of dissent, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid said there were no cracks in ties with ally. ANI

Differences between Congress-TMC always existed: Yechury
With ties between Congress party and coalition ally Trinamool Congress (TMC) hitting rock-bottom, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has said differences between the two had always existed ever since the inception of their alliance. ANI

Anna Hazare discharged from hospital
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has been discharged from hospital after undergoing treatment for acute bronchitis for a week. ANI

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