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Congress hints at involvement of BJP leaders in Shehla Masood's murder
Congress General Secretary B. K. Hariprasad on Saturday said that there was a possibility of involvement of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in activist Shehla Masood's murder case. ANI

Navy identifies ship that caused death of two fishermen off Kerala coast
Union Shipping Minister G. K. Vasan on Saturday said the vessel that collided with a fishing boat killing two fishermen off the coast of Kerala has been identified and is being brought to the port. ANI

Lalit Bhasin appointed as president elect of Inter Pacific Bar Association
Noted lawyer Lalit Bhasin was appointed as the President of Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), at the annual meet of the organization here on Saturday. ANI

Gujarat court rejects Zakia Jafri's plea to gain access to SIT report on 2002 riots
A magisterial court here on Saturday rejected Zakia Jafri's plea to gain access to the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) report on the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case. ANI

Goa records over 81 percent polling
A massive turnout of voters was recorded in Goa assembly polls with over 81 percent polling on Saturday. ANI

Sixty two percent polling in final phase of UP polls
Over 62 percent polling was recorded in the seventh and the final phase of polling on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. ANI

BJP could have gained if Uma Bharati was projected as chief ministerial candidate: Chinmayananda
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Swami Chinmayananda said on Saturday that the party would have gained if it had projected Uma Bharati as its chief ministerial candidate ahead of elections in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Over 70 percent polling till 4 p.m. in Goa
Over 70 percent of polling was registered till 4 p.m. in the Goa assembly elections on Saturday. ANI

Congress takes potshots at RSS chief over man worship row
Congress Party on Saturday took a dig at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over reports of a woman washing his feet in Ayodhya, saying this was not reflective of Indian culture and dignity, which is to respect women. ANI

Congress confident of forming Govt. in five poll-bound states
The Congress Party on Saturday expressed confidence about forming governments in the five poll-bound states, and emphasized that eventually the decision to chose their leader lay with the people. ANI

Albert Einstein exhibition opens in Central China
An exhibition on Albert Einstein was opened in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei province, on Friday. ANI

Kolkata sex workers demand legalisation of their profession
Sex workers in Kolkata took out a rally on Saturday to press their demand for the legalisation of their profession and registration of their names under labour laws. ANI

Jammu and Kashmir Police organises talent hunt show to connect with youth
The Jammu and Kashmir Police organised a talent hunt named 'Chuna Hai Aasman' (we want to touch the sky) programme in an attempt to build a friendlier relationship with the youth of the state. ANI

Congress watchful on Kripashankar Singh episode
A day after the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police raided and attached properties owned by former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh and his family, central party leadership on Saturday refused to comment on the legal action being taken against the beleaguered leader in connection with a disproportionate assets case. ANI

'Party having clear mandate will form Govt. in UP': BJP
Asserting that the party having a clear mandate will form the government in Lucknow, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the dreams of those parties who want to form a government by hook or crook will be shattered, and added that they would be rooted out not only from Uttar Pradesh, but also from the whole country. ANI

Ajit Singh suspends three officials for favouring commercial clubs
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has suspended a top Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official and two others of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Saturday after a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report charged them of favouring 28 flying clubs, thereby leading to the loss of Rs. 1.9 billion. ANI

Ratan Tata, Cyrus Mistry meet Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda
Tata Group Chairman Ratan Naval Tata and his deputy and chairman designate Cyrus Mistry met Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda here. ANI

"Lathmar" Holi takes off in Barsana village in Mathura
Hundreds of people assembled at Barsana village to play 'Lathmar Holi', in which women beat men with sticks. ANI

4th BRICS academic forum to meet in Delhi
As the forerunner to the forthcoming Fourth BRICS Summit being hosted by India later this month, the BRICS Academic Forum is meeting in New Delhi from Monday. ANI

UP voters eye upon development
Amid the ongoing polling for the seventh and penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, voters in Shahjahanpur district of the state have expressed their desire of having an honest leader, who would keep a check on the spiralling inflation and bring in development aimed at providing welfare to the common man. ANI

12 women police constables injured in accident in poll-bound UP
Around 12 women police constables were injured in an accident in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad District on Saturday, as they headed to perform their duties during the last phase of assembly elections in the state. ANI

38 percent voting recorded till noon in Goa polls (1st lead Goa polls)
Over 38 percent voting was recorded till noon in polling for the 40-member assembly in Goa. ANI

Disproportionate assets case: 'I am not guilty', says Kripashankar Singh
Former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh, who has been charged with amassing disproportionate assets worth crores of rupees to his known sources of income, on Saturday said that he had done nothing wrong, and added that he will fight as per the law. ANI

25 percent voting recorded till noon in final phase of UP polls 2nd lead: UP polls)
Over 25 percent voting has been recorded till noon in the polling for the seventh and penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls covering 60 seats spread over 10 districts, which began this this morning. ANI

Sunshine women in snowbound Ladakh
The findings of the report of the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs that India is not a safe place for a girl child created ripples across the country, and shocked many Indians, but not in Ladakh. ANI

Indonesian army officer names son from Indian epic 'Mahabharata'
An Indonesian army officer has named his son 'Ashwathama', which has been drawn from the Indian mythological epic 'Mahabharata'. ANI

UP polls: Jayaprada looks forward to support from Rampur voters
Rashtriya Lok Manch (RLM) leader Jayaprada on Saturday expressed confidence that the voters of Rampur will definitely support her party, and added that people of the state will vote for development and change. ANI

Eleven percent voting recorded in first two hours of polling in final phase in UP(1st lead: UP polls)
Around 11 percent of voters exercising their franchise in first two hours of polling for the seventh and penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls covering 60 seats spread over 10 districts, which began this morning. ccording to reports, the voting began on a slow note today. The voting will continue till 5 p.m. ANI

Polling begins for final phase of UP polls, Azam Khan's fate at stake
Polling for the seventh and penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls covering 60 seats spread over 10 districts began at 7 a.m. today and will continue till 5 p.m. ANI

Voting for 40-member assembly begins in Goa
Voting to elect a new 40-member assembly began in Goa amidst tight security this morning. ANI

Matrix Cellular Launches Country Specific SIM and Data Cards for Indonesia and Turkey
As part of its endeavor to provide innovative and comprehensive mobile solutions to its customers, Matrix Cellular, the leading service provider of international telecommunication services, has announced the launch of country specific SIM and data cards for people traveling to Indonesia and Turkey Business Wire India

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