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CEC Quraishi retires, V.S. Sampat to assume office on Monday
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi retired after serving for almost two years as the head of Election Commission on Sunday. ANI

Coalgate: Left dissatisfied with PMO's reply
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) is not satisfied with the Prime Minister Office's (PMO) explanation over the multi-billion coal scam, senior CPM leader Brinda Karat said here on Sunday. ANI

A Raja visits Lok Sabha constituency
Former Telecom Minister and prime accused in the 2G-spectrum scam A. Raja visited his Lok Sabha constituency of Niligiris on Sunday. ANI

BJP stuck with internal disputes, need to "self evaluate": Congress
The Congress party on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was stuck with its internal disputes rather than focussing on its constitutional responsibilities. ANI

Congress protests in Modi's backyard
The Congress party protested against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the alleged excesses in the state, here on Sunday, ven as the city hosted the two-day BJP's state executive meet. ANI

PM "blindfolded," says Manish Sisodia
Team Anna member Manish Sisodia on Sunday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of being ignorant to corruption and inflation, calling him "blindfolded", while extending support to fellow activist Kiran Bedi. ANI

Locals come out to support Clean Ganga campaign in Allahabad
Hundreds of locals and activists initiated a foot march here to spread awareness about the Clean Ganga campaign on Sunday, and urged the Central government to take firm steps to clean up the holy river. ANI

Arms seized in Assam, NDFB suspected
A cache of ammunition was seized from a tourist vehicle near the Bhutan border in Baksa district, here on Sunday. ANI

'Pest'ering problem rocks West Bengal's tea gardens
The Terai tea gardens here have been suffering because of some unexpected visitors-the Lupa caterpillars-which are destroying plantations. ANI

Rave party busted in Hyderabad, five arrested
Hyderabad Police raided a rave party and arrested five people, including a Uganda national, here, besides seizing drugs like cocaine, LSD cubes, and cell phones and laptops. ANI

'Optimistic' Modi attacks Congress ahead of Gujarat Assembly polls
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Centre on issues of development and economy, adding that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is "optimistic" about winning this year's state assembly elections. ANI

Rajkot Police arrest Sanjay Joshi's supporters after poster war
Rajkot Police on Sunday confirmed the arrest of several supporters of erstwhile Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Joshi for being actively involved in a poster war that was aimed at Gujarat Chief Minister and Joshi's bete noire Narendra Modi. ANI

It's the PM's responsibility to lead graft-free government: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Sunday said it is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's responsibility to lead a corruption free government in the country. ANI

Indo-Bangladesh joint team monitors border infrastructure in Tripura
An eight-member Indo-Bangladesh team of experts conducted a joint survey at the Akhaura border checkpost in Tripura, and also monitored infrastructures such as Land Custom Stations (LCS), Integrated Check Post (ICS), which are the proposed sites for Border Haats (markets) and examined other border-related issues ANI

Snow clearance work nears completion ahead of Amarnath pilgrimage
Workers are toiling to clear snow off the tracks leading up to the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, despite facing freezing temperatures, an unpredictable weather and hilly terrain. ANI

First ever watermelon festival kicks off in Manipur
The first ever watermelon festival has kicked off in Manipur capital Imphal. ANI

Salman Khurshid hits out at 'Team Anna', calls them a threat to democracy
The war of words between the Central Government and anti-corruption brigade 'Team Anna', led by veteran crusader Anna Hazare continued to gather steam on Sunday, as Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid said the team was harming democracy. ANI

Omar Abdullah wants to develop Kargil as a tourist destination
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has emphasized the need to develop Kargil, the second most important town in Ladakh region as a tourism and sports destination. ANI

Aide of slain Maoist leader Kishenji arrested in Jhargram
Joint security forces have arrested Ranjan Tudu, a close aide of slain Communist Party of India (Maoist) polit bureau member Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji, from West Bengal's Jhargram region. ANI

Mulayam hails daughter in law Dimple's Kannauj by poll win
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has hailed his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav for her unopposed election to the Lok Sabha from Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

BJP slams Govt. for shying away from probe into coal scam
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has strongly criticised the Central Government for shying away from a probe into the multi-billion dollar coal scam, which has triggered a massive outcry across the socio-political spectrum. ANI

Mamata lauds high-level panel report on Gorkhaland row
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has lauded a high-powered committee's report on the Gorkhaland issue. ANI

Air India flight makes emergency landing in Guwahati after technical snag
An Air India flight from Silchar made an emergency landing at Guwahati Airport on Sunday morning after experiencing a major technical snag. ANI

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