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The entire nation is observing the 106th birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh today in order to pay homage to his contributions in the Indian independence movement. Born on 28 September 1907 to Kishan Singh and Vidyavati Banga village of the Punjab Province of British India, Bhagat Singh is known for his revolutionary activities against the British Raj in India.

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In the wake of directions of the Election Commission advising public not to take in hand cash more than Rs. 50 thousand, a delegation of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) met Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi Mr. Vijay Dev at his office yesterday and while presenting a memorandum explained him of the adverse impact on trade of Delhi due to such directions. CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal led the traders delegation.

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WWF-India in association with the Assam State Forest Department fecilitated two 'WWF-Assam Forest Department Vanya Prani Mitra Awards' to twelve forest staff of the Assam State Forest Department for their exemplary service towards the protection of Assam's wildlife at a special event organized at the Guwahati Zoo in Assam, India. The awards were presented by the Honourable Minister of Forest and Environment, Government of Assam, Mr. Rakibul Hussain.

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A White House official has been reportedly identified and sacked who posted anonymous tweets attacking President Barack Obama's administration. A national security staffer, Jofi Joseph was fired last week after it was found that he was behind the anonymous tweets under the Twitter handle @natsecwonk. According to CBS, insiders followed the tweets because the author seemed to know what he was talking about, and because of the shock value.

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With Onion prices rising uncontrollably, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in order to consol the irked citizens of the capital over rising price on Tuesday assured onion prices would stabilise in the coming 10 days and added that her government is continuously engaged to intervene to the matter time to time.

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Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will visit Samba and Hiranagar sectors of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to review the security situation on Line of Control (LoC). Shinde will visit the forward Indian posts in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Minister will also visit the BSF Battalion Headquarters, where he will be briefed on the situation prevailing on the International Border in the wake of firing and shelling by Pakistan.

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The CBI arrested BJP lawmaker Anand Singh to probe his mining firm's role in the illegal export of iron ore from Karnataka in 2009-10. "Our officials took Singh into custody after he reached Bangalore from Singapore where he had gone for heart treatment," a CBI official told IANS here.

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The former Union coal sectretary Prakash Chandra parakh proclaiming that there was nothing wrong with the coal blocks allocation. If the CBI thinks is there any discrepancy on the Coal allocation block then PM Dr. Manmohan Singh should be held equally responsible for taking the final dicision. On the latest chargesheet of CBI said, Mr. Parakh along with industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and his company. The decision taken for allocation of coal blocks was absolutely not wrong.

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Pakistan troops on Wednesday once again violated the ceasefire by firing on Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir. The firing was first reported in Samba sector of the International Border and then in two sectors of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, authorities said.

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Asserting that there is nothing wrong in allocation of coal blocks, former Union Coal Secretary Prakash Chandra Parakh said if the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) considers a conspiracy in this case then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh should be held equally responsible being the final decision maker. Parakh, who has been named in the latest chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) along with industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla....

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