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May 15, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

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Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

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Party leaders want committee to monitor misconduct charges against MPs
The meeting of leaders of political parties, which was convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chaterjee, today called for constituting a committee to look into the alleged charges of misuse of position by Members of Parliament. ANI

Kalyan Singh resigns as BJPs UP chief
Bharatiya Janata Party national vice president Kalyan Singh quit from the post of the chief of the partys Uttar Pradesh unit following its poor performance in the recently concluded assembly polls in the State. ANI

IIPM evades huge income, service tax
A leading Delhi-based private business school, Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), has not paid income tax and service tax for the last two fiscal. ANI

Punjab police take out flag march following violent clashes
The Punjab Police on Tuesday took out flag marches in various parts of Amritsar to restore confidence of citizens, following clashes between rival Sikh factions over denigrating advertisement in newspapers. ANI

Government has sanctioned setting up of media monitoring centre
Information and Broadcasting, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister P.R. Dasmunsi today said the government has sanctioned the setting up of an Electronic Media Monitoring Centre to oversee the contents of satellite television channels. ANI

Andhra farmers protest against Babli dam construction
Farmers from Andhra Pradesh continued their protest against the construction of Babli dam on Tuesday, saying it would badly affect fertile farmland in the state. ANI

Government refutes increase in suicide rates among cops
The Centre today refuted reports suggesting an increase in the number of suicide cases among the Central Police Force personnel. ANI

Law to regulate private detective agencies in the offing
The Centre is mulling to enact a law to regulate all private detective agencies in the country in order to ensure that they work within the ambit of law. ANI

If cleared, Indo-US civilian nuclear deal will be unprecedented
With the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Nicholas Burns, scheduled to visit India later this month to fine tune the 123 Agreement, New Delhi is hopeful of an unprecedented nuclear deal with Washington. ANI

PM urges civil servants to improve quality of governance
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked the 2006 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) probationers, who called on him here, to improve the quality of governance at all levels and to tackle corruption head on.Addressing the civil servants, Singh urged them to effectively administer the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme and other flagship projects to soften harsh edges of extreme poverty. ANI

PM asks Telugu Desam leaders not to politicise Babli issue
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today urged the Telugu Desam Party delegation to not politicise the issue of Babli dam, being built across the Godavari River in Nanded District of Maharashtra. ANI

Mullahs Dadullahs death wont pose problems for Talibans jihad
Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has vowed to carry on the fight against US and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan, despite the killing of Mullah Dadullah, the groups top field commander, a top militia official has said. ANI

Dont fiddle with Sikh traditions and principles: Akal Takht
The five priests of the Akal Takht on Tuesday warned against fiddling with Sikh traditions and principles. ANI

Sikh factions clash in Punjab over denigrating advertisement
Scores of people and policemen were injured when rival Sikh factions clashed for second consecutive day in Punjab on Tuesday. ANI

A Raja takes over Communication and IT Ministry
Dravida Munetra Khazgam (DMK) leader Andimuthu Raja today took over Communication and Information Technology Ministry, left vacant by Dayanidhi Marans resignation. ANI

Move to increase seats in J-K Assembly questioned
The issue of increasing the number of seats in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by 25 per cent has stirred a hornets nest, dividing the State along regional lines, and the committee set up after the May 12 all party meeting in Srinagar is unlikely to arrive at a consensus on it. ANI

Damdami Taksal activists burn effigies of Sikh cleric
Followers of the Damdami Taksal (Bhindranwala) and other Sikh organizations today set effigies of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ablaze in protest against an ad that showed the latter dressed as Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth spiritual head of the Sikh community. ANI

MPs unite to slam patenting of yoga by US
Members of Parliament (MPs) today slammed the US patenting authority for granting yoga-related copyrights to American companies, saying yoga is a part of Indian heritage. ANI

Court defers hearing on Taj Corridor case till May 23
A Designated Court here on Tuesday deferred the hearing into the rupees 175 crore Taj Corridor case, in which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is an accused, till May 23. ANI

Cyclone warning for southern, northeastern coasts
Weather officials issued a cyclonic storm warning for the countrys southern and northeastern coasts on Tuesday. ANI

Army Chief lays foundation stone for 648 new apartments for Army personnel
The Chief of Army Staff, General J J Singh laid the foundation stone for a group housing scheme of 648 apartments for Indian Army personnel here on Tuesday. ANI

BJP sending its MPs personal assistants on refresher course
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reportedly decided to send personal assistants (PA) attached with its Members of Parliament (MP) for refresher courses on parliamentary decorum, rules and procedures. ANI

A celebrity birthday for a noble cause.
). A vendor who sells ordinary spicy and crunchy snacks in this city, uniquely celebrates Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixits birthday. ANI

Supreme Court reserves order on CBI probe into Gujarat fake encounter case
The Supreme Court today reserved its order on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Sohrabbudin Sheikh fake encounter case, till May 17. ANI

Himachals Queen of the Hills, Shimla, faces major water crisis
Shimla, Himachal Pradeshs Queen of the Hills is currently facing an acute shortage of water, raised alarm bells among locals and the hospitality industry. ANI

One fourth of PSUs in 2005-06 were loss making
Over one-fourth of the total 225 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) were loss making in 2005-06. ANI

Golf tourism, Chandigarhs new attraction
Golf tourism is making waves in Punjab and Haryana capital Chandigarh.Nestled in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges are three world-class courses, all equipped with ultra modern facilities.Grabbing the opportunity, 65 golfers savoured the thrilling experience of playing golf in Chandigarh. Even, NRIs are making a beeline for these unique courses. NRIs come here during the summer time and bring their kids to put them in our Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) courses and in the academy to learn. ANI

Orissa murder convict marries his polio-stricken love in jail
A murder convict in Orissa has married his polio-stricken love in a prison here. ANI

Koraput museum, a treasure of Oriya tribal heritage
A museum in Orissas Koraput District is turning out to be a treasure house of information for scholars and others interested in the states rich tribal culture, traditions and lifestyle. As many as 62 tribes exist in Orissa. The Kondhs, Koyas, Bondas, Gadabas, Santals, Juangs, Oraon are some of the states prominent tribes which have retained their traditional lifestyles of being close to the nature. ANI

Illegal buildings demolished in tourist haven Munnar
The Munnar District administration has begun demolishing illegal structures after the State Government promulgated an ordinance empowering it to demolish all resorts built on public land. ANI

Parents of Andhra fine art student say they feel helpless
Parents of a fine arts student who has been jailed on charges that his paintings have hurt Hindu and Christian sentiments, say they feel helpless about the whole episode, while artists have criticised hardline Hindu groups for assuming the role of a moral police force. ANI

NC-NC (D) unification after announcement of crucial poll dates: Koirala
Nepal Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday said that his party will merge with the Nepali Congress (Democratic) after dates for the Constituent Assembly elections are announced. ANI

Sikhs and students clash over ad denigrating Guru Gobind Singh
Several people were injured when a Sikh faction clashed with students over a newspaper advertisement, that denigrated Guru Gobind Singh. ANI

Supreme Court to decide on CBI probe into Gujarat fake encounter case
The Supreme Court will decide today whether a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe is required into the Sohrabbudin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Kissing row: Supreme Court to hear Shilpa Shettys request
The Supreme Court will hear today Bollywood actress Shilpa Shettys request to stay criminal proceedings against her in connection with the kissing episode, involving Hollywood actor Richard Gere. ANI

All party meet to discuss MPs role in human trafficking today
Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has convened an all-party meeting of leaders here today to discuss the issue of the alleged involvement of some Members of Parliament (MPs) in the human trafficking case. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Blue Lady ship-breaking case
The Supreme Court will hear the case pertaining to the docking and ship-breaking of the Norwegian ship Blue Lady today. ANI

Meeting of National Council for Older Persons today
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Meira Kumar will chair the meeting of the National Council for Older Persons (NCOP) here this afternoon. ANI

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