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Mining mafia kills IPS officer in Madhya Pradesh
An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar posted in Banmore town in Madhya Pradesh's Morena District was allegedly killed by mining mafia on Thursday. ANI

150 hospitalised after colour poisoning in Mumbai
At least 150 people, mostly children, were hospitalized after developing allergic chemical reaction to colours while celebrating Holi in Mumbai's Dharavi area on Thursday. ANI

Congress dispels speculations over mid-term polls
Congress on Thursday dismissed speculations over occurrence of mid-term polls after the party dismal party's performance the recently concluded assembly polls. ANI

Rajiv Shukla dismisses reports of mid-term polls, says no threat to government
Senior Congress leader and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla on Thursday dismissed reports of mid-term polls, saying there was no threat to the government. ANI

Jat protestors stage demonstration with dead body of youth killed in police clash
Agitating protestors from the Jat community in Haryana's Hisar city on Thursday demonstrated near the railway tracks with the dead body of a youth killed in violent clashes over reservation row. ANI

Police arrest three suspected Maoists in Chhattisgarh
The police in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur District have arrested three suspected Maoists. ANI

Lankan VIPs row: Centre to take Jayalalithaa's consideration into account, says Krishna
A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to discourage Sri Lankan VIPs from visiting the state given the peoples' sentiments, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday assured her that the government will certainly take her opinion into account before taking any decision in this regard. ANI

Massive fire razes slum colony in Ghaziabad
Over 300 shanties were burnt down when a massive fire broke out on early Thursday morning in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad city. ANI

The victor and the vanquished in UP's political juggernaut.

Advani asks nations to spread message of unity and peace on Holi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday wished the nation on Holi, and asked citizens of the country to spread the message of unity, peace and harmony. ANI

Parkash Singh Badal will continue as CM of Punjab: Sukhbir
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday announced that his father Parkash Singh Badal will continue as the chief minister of Punjab. ANI

All parties should accept verdict of polls in sportsmanship spirit: Rajnath Singh
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Thursday said all political outfits should accept the verdict of state assembly polls in a spirit of sportsmanship, as victory and defeat are part of the election process. ANI

Indian, Italian PMs' discuss Kerala fishermen killings, reaffirm importance of bilateral ties
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh late on Wednesday to condole the deaths of two fishermen in a tragic incident off the coast of Kerala. ANI

Agitating Jats ask Govt. to release their leaders
The Jat community, which has been holding protests for the last few weeks demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category, on Thursday asked the government to release their leaders. ANI

Nation celebrates festival of colours 'Holi'
Holi, the festival of colours, is being celebrated across the country with fervor and gaiety today. ANI

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