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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The death toll in a stampede during the Navratri festival near a temple in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district has risen to 109. The stampede was triggered by rumours that the river bridge the devotees were crossing was about to collapse.

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.

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.

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.

Olympic bosses are expecting to earn just 124 million pounds from the London 2012 assets in a shock forecast that comes a year after British Prime Minister David Cameron predicted a 13 billion pound windfall for the economy. According to the Daily Star, accounts released by the London Legacy Development Corporation show the Olympic Park cost 1.124 billion pounds to build.

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....

The Rajan Committee, set up in the leadership of Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan for evolving a composite development index of States, in its report on Thursday recommended that special status to states must be ended and funds must be allocated to states on a unique formula.

Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is at present in United States of America (USA) for attending United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Friday said that India and America are indispensable partners and the two nations are working together to give the cooperation a new sense of purpose, widening and deepening it in diverse directions.

Asserting that the Indo-China relationship is unique in the world, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said both the countries have emerged on a new phase of their political histories around the same time.

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