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Special joint session of Parliament held to mark countrys 61st Independence Day
A special joint session of the Parliament was held here today on the occasion of countrys 60th anniversary of independence. ANI

Quattrocchi heads for Italy, questions CBIs motive
Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused in the Bofors kickback case, today left for his home in Milan in Italy from Argentina, where he was detained on February 6 on the basis of an 1997 Interpol Red Corner Notice (RCN) issued against him. ANI

Lucknow Zoo giraffe seriously injured during her transit to Mysore
A giraffe was seriously injured here when officials of Lucknow Zoo tried to shift her to Mysore Zoo. ANI

60-foot long sand tricolour at Puri beach to mark countrys 60th freedom anniversary
Noted sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik of Orissa has sculpted a 60 feet long image of the national flag alongside the face of Mahatma Gandhi using tri-coloured sand to mark 60 years of Indian independence at Puri Beach here. The images presented in the colours of the tricolour (Indian national flag) captivated a lot of tourists. ANI

Manmohans approval rating as PM among urban Indian soars
After a Left-UPA spat over the nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has good news for him when the country celebrates its 60 years of independence today. A recent survey has put Dr. Singhs approval rating as Prime Minister to 77 per cent up by 20 per cent in last such opinion poll conducted in January this year. ANI

Jaipur temple decorates deity with tricolours
In sync with the patriotic fervour that overwhelms the country every Independence Day, a temple here has decorated its main deity Thakurji in the colours of the national flag. ANI

Mahatma Gandhis closest aide pained by existing inequalities and religious divide
While India celebrates its 61st Independence Day, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhis one of the closest aide has expressed his disappointment over the persisting inequalities and religious divide in the country. ANI

62 feared dead in Himachal cloudburst
At least 62 people have died in Himachal Pradesh after a cloudburst caused a landslide that buried an entire village near Rampur. The army has been called in to look for bodies in Dharla village, but heavy rain is still hampering rescue work. ANI

Minor blasts fail to spoil Independence Day celebrations in Assam
The 60th anniversary celebrations of countrys independence passed off peacefully, barring two minor blasts, in Assam on Wednesday. ANI

Two injured in Assam blasts on Independence Day
Two persons were injured in suspected United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) bomb blasts in Assams Dhubri and Bongaigaon Districts on Wednesday morning. ANI

China cracks down on porn websites
A campaign to curb pornographic websites across China has been launched by the countrys press and publication watchdog. ANI

Advani gives three reasons behind Indias world-wide respect
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the countrys independence, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Lal Krishna Advani today outlined three reasons that had helped India earn worldwide respect. ANI

Uttarakhands Rudraprayag district fears more natural calamities
Villagers in Uttarakhands Rudraprayag District are living a life of misery even a year after falling victim to landslides and floods. ANI

Azad invites separatists for talks
Asserting that violence cannot solve any problem, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today invited separatists for talks, saying the Kashmir issue can be resolved only through dialogues. ANI

People defy militants boycott to celebrate Independence Day in Tripura
Inspite of rain, people turned out to in large numbers to participate in the 60th Independence Day celebration in Tripura, defying a militants boycott call on Wednesday. ANI

Editors Guild condemns attack on Outlook office in Mumbai
The Editors Guild of India has strongly condemns the barbarous attack on the office of Outlook magazine in Mumbai by the Shiv Sena on August 14. ANI

Separatists observe shutdown in Kashmir on Independence Day
As India celebrated its 60th Independence Day on Wednesday, separatists in Kashmir observed a shut down, terming the event a Black Day. ANI

Thirty-two Oriya freedom fighters nostalgically recall days of glory
mora (Bargarh) Orissa, Aug.15 (ANIPanimora village in Orissas Bargarh District has wedded itself to Gandhian thought, and this is reflected by the presence of its 32 freedom fighters, the highest number in the State. ANI

Jaiswal rules out provision of security on inaccessible terrain in Assam
Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal has said Assams tough terrain is a stumbling block for providing security. ANI

Shiv Sena holds nationwide protests against Pakistan
Shiv Sena party held nationwide protests against Pakistan on Tuesday, blaming it for the upsurge of terrorism. ANI

Chinas rich are extravagant, greedy and corrupt, says online poll
Fifty-seven percent of the 8,000 people participating in a China Youth Daily online poll have described in the rich in the country as largely leading extravagant, greedy and corrupt lifestyles. ANI

Govt. committed to empowerment of SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities: PM
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that his Government is committed to the economic, social, political and educational empowerment of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and minorities. ANI

CRPF trooper injured in NLFT ambush
National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) rebels ambushed a Central Reserve Police Force team in Ganganagar in Tripuras remote Dhalai District late last night, and grievously injured a CRPF trooper. ANI

Highlights of PMs Independence Day speech
Some of the key highlights and messages of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singhs Independence Day speech are as follows: ANI

Musharraf terms armed forces as guarantors of peace
Asserting that the government is determined to root out terrorism from Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf has said that armed forces are guarantors of peace, stability and integrity of the country. ANI

India firm in its resolve to fight extremism, terrorism: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that India is firm in its resolve to root out all forms of extremism and terrorism from the country, and called upon the people to fight it each in our own way. ANI

PM stresses on agricultural development
Congratulating the nation on the 60th anniversary of the countrys independence, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that in the coming years, the governments main emphasis would be on agricultural development. ANI

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