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Red Ribbon Express reaches Vizag to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS
Visitors thronged the Red Ribbon Express, a special train spreading awareness about HIV and AIDS, here recently. The two-day exhibition started on Saturday. ANI

Five Indian paramilitary troopers wounded in grenade attack in Sopore
At least five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were wounded, two of them critically, in a grenade attack on Sunday in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, around 50 km northwest of Srinagar. ANI

Defiant Sangma seeks Pawar's support, says still in race as tribal candidate
Former Lok Sabha speaker and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma on Sunday reiterated that he was still in the fray for the presidential poll as a tribal candidate, and said that he would appeal to his party boss Sharad Pawar to back him in the race for Raisina Hill. ANI

Prez poll: Congress hopeful of Pranab getting support from all
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) deferring the decision on their presidential candidate, the Congress Party on Sunday expressed hope that leaders of various political outfits would back UPA nominee for the coveted post of President of India. ANI

Prez poll: Sharad Pawar to persuade Sangma
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief harad Pawar has said that he would persuade former Lok Sabha speaker and fellow party leader P.A. Sangma to withdraw his candidature for the presidential poll. ANI

NDA to meet again to decide on presidential candidate
The rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged clearly on Sunday, after they failed to arrive at a consensus on their candidate for the July 19 presidential polls. ANI

Odisha CM Patnaik backs Sangma for president
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that he backed tribal leader Purno Sangma for the post of the president, and added that his choice for this highest position is 'succinct' and 'appropriate' ANI

Science Express aims to create youth environment ambassadors
The Science Express - Biodiversity Special (SEBS) is a unique initiative undertaken by Department of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Environment and Forests in collaboration with the Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre. ANI

Badal not NDA nominee for Vice President's post: Naresh Gujral
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Rajya Sabha member Naresh Gujral on Sunday rubbished media speculation that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is in the fray for the vice president's post, saying the latter is extremely happy in his state. ANI

Road construction in full swing ahead of Amarnath Yatra
The government in Jammu and Kashmir is currently engaged in repairing a damaged stretch of road leading to the Amarnath shrine ahead of the annual pilgrimage. ANI

PM condoles demise of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has condoled the demise of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. ANI

Divided NDA to finalize its presidential candidate
Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will meet here in a short while from now to decide on their candidate for the July 19 presidential polls. ANI

Trains collide in Mumbai, no casualties reported
Two suburban trains collided in Mumbai late on Saturday night after they accidentally came on the same track, completely throwing suburban railway services out of gear. ANI

Bangalore-based French mother of abused child seeks monetary support
Suja Jones Mazurier, whose husband Pascal Mazurier, a diplomat posted at the French Consulate in Bangalore and suspected of sexually assaulting their daughter, has sought monetary support to raise her children, apprehending his jail term that may deprive her of any means of sustenance. ANI

Aloma County Irene Towers New Aundh Project Offers Luxurious Apartment in Aundh, Aundh Pune Properties
Aloma County Irene Towers new residential project launch by Naiknavare Developers and Pride Group located at Aundh, Pune. The two and three bedroom apartments at Aloma County have been conceptualized to offer a spacious and elegant living experience in a vast expanse of 45 acres Business Wire India

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