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D. Raja questions Army chief's controversial claims
Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, D. Raja has criticized Army Chief General V. K. Singh, accusing him of intentionally pointing fingers at his junior officers and creating unnecessary furore over his age row. ANI

Disproportionate assets case: CBI arrests Jaganmohan Reddy
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested the YSR Congress (YSRC) chief Jaganmohan Reddy after three days of intense grilling in the disproportionate assets case, even as YSRC has alleged a conspiracy by the Congress and the Telugu Desum Party (TDP). ANI

Should have included Sonia Gandhi in the list, Subramaniam Swamy to Team Anna
Team Anna should have included Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in their list of tainted ministers, 2-G scam petitioner Subramanian Swamy said on Sunday. ANI

Approach court, Congress tells Team Anna
Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's aides, who had accused fifteen cabinet ministers, including the Prime Minister of charges of graft must approach the police or court, the Congress said on Sunday. ANI

PM to have "wide range of discussions" with Myanmar leadership
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has expressed his desire for a "wide range of discussions" with the Myanmar leadership, soon after landing here on a three-day bilateral visit, the first by an Indian Prime Minister since Rajiv Gandhi's visit to the southeastern neighbour in 1987. ANI

Prime Minister lands in Myanmar on a three-day visit to discuss trade and investment
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here on Sunday on a three-day visit to discuss matters related to trade, investment and border issues with the Eastern neighbour, one that India claims is integral to its Look East Policy. ANI

Major fire in Hyderabad, no casualities reported
Property worth millions was gutted in a major fire that broke out at a commercial building in the Begumpet area here on Sunday. ANI

Assam Govt. appoints 26,000 teachers to uplift state's education standard
The Government of Assam has appointed nearly 26,000 teachers who will be posted in different parts of the state. ANI

Nagaland Governor calls on state police to ensure ensure maintenance of law and order
The Governor of Nagaland, Nikhil Kumar, has called on the state police to remain committed to their responsibilities and duties. ANI

Radhamani Devi: A national award winner from Manipur
Radhamani Devi, a national award winner from Manipur, runs an embroidery unit and actively promotes the art form in the region along with training young women. ANI

BJP announces nation-wide agitation against Centre's policies on May 31
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will launch a nation-wide agitation against Centre's "anti- people" policies on May 31, party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced on Sunday. ANI

Motivation camp spreads awareness about human trafficking
A motivation camp to combat human trafficking was organized by Siliguri Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) on Sunday. ANI

Utterly irresponsible comments made against Modi condemnable: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday hit back at the ruling Congress Party for its criticism of Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi, saying it condemns such utterly irresponsible comments made against a leader who has a distinguished record of governance. ANI

Modi, Congress, slam CPI-M leader's boast of murdering opponents
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Party spokesman Rashid Alvi on Sunday criticized the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Central Government for not condemning and acting punitively against party leader M.M. Mani's boast of murdering their political opponents. ANI

Fire at Faridabad clinic, goods worth millions gutted
An Ayurvedic clinic in Faridabad caught fire on Sunday, destroying stored goods worth millions. ANI

Sukna Scam: Army Chief ratifies ex-general's dismissal
Chief of Army Staff General V.K. Singh has ratified a decision to dismiss former military secretary Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash from service after he was found guilty by an army court for his role in the Sukna land scam case. ANI

Youth gear up to make Jorhat a plastic free city
A group of young students in Jorhat, Assam, have launched a drive to stop the use of plastic bags. ANI

Manmohan Singh leaves on three-day visit to Myanmar(Update: Manmohan)
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today left for Nay Pyi Taw on a three-day state visit to Myanmar during which the two countries are expected to take a series of initiatives to bolster bilateral relations. ANI

Kirti Azad downplays Jethmalani's strongly worded letter to Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Kirti Azad on Sunday played down a letter written by eminent lawyer and MP Ram Jethmalani to party president Nitin Gadkari alleging that the leaders are 'silent against the huge corruption' in UPA-II Government, and are instead, engaged in infighting, saying the party is performing well and looking forward to the 2014 polls. ANI

Mullaperiyar row: Jayalalithaa complains about Kerala's "reprehensible" attitude to PM
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, complaining about Kerala's "reprehensible" attitude over the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. ANI

India has a key role to play in Afghanistan's post 2014 transition: Expert
India will have a key role to play in Afghanistan after foreign troops leave that landlocked country at the end of 2014, a human rights expert has said. ANI

Birthday boy Gadkari says NDA will form next Govt. at Centre(Amended: Gadgari)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari, who celebrated his 55th birthday in the presence of his supporters and party workers here on Sunday, wished that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would form the government at the Centre after the next Lok Sabha polls. ANI

Kuki shutdown disrupts normal life in Manipur
People in Manipur are fed up with the frequent shutdowns and blockades imposed by different groups to push forward their demands. ANI

Strengthening Indo-Bangla ties through cultural exchange
India and Bangladesh are keenly promoting cultural exchange to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations. ANI

Narendra Modi's sarcastic remarks draw flak from Congress Party
The Congress Party has slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the unparliamentary remarks made by him against the ruling UPA Government, and said that such remarks would not fulfill his desires to make it to national politics. ANI

Birthday body Gadkari says NDA will form next Govt. at Centre
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari, who celebrated his 55th birthday in the presence of his supporters and party workers here on Sunday, wished that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would form the government at the Centre after the next Lok Sabha polls. ANI

110 students from Assam make it to IIT
This year 110 students from Assam qualified for entrance to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), suggesting improving standards of education in the state and the increasing interest of youth in the field of research and development. ANI

Ex-general denies attempt to bribe Army Chief
Lt. Gen. (retired) Tejinder Singh, who has been accused of attempting to bribe Army Chief General V. K. Singh, has rubbished the allegations leveled against him. ANI

Brits paying over 25 K pounds to Indian women to become 'surrogate mothers' in India
Britons are paying Indian women to become surrogate mothers, it has emerged. ANI

BSP takes potshots at Samajwadi Party for fielding Dimple from Kannauj
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has criticised the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) over its decision to field Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife, Dimple, for the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-election slated for June 24. ANI

DA case: CBI to continue questioning Jagan Reddy today
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will continue grilling YSR Congress Party leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy for the third consecutive day on Sunday in connection with an ongoing probe into a disproportionate assets case filed against him. ANI

India, Myanmar to define roadmap for further development of cooperation: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Sunday said India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Myanmar, and added that the two nations will consider new initiatives and define a roadmap for further development of cooperation in the years ahead. ANI

Nation pays homage to Nehru on his 48th death anniversary
The nation on Sunday paid homage to India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru on his 48th death anniversary ANI

Missing Briton's body found in crocodile-infested river near Bangalore
The body of a British man who went missing during a trip to a crocodile-infested river near Bangalore has been found. ANI

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