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Punjab CM blames Congress for sectarian violence
Stating that the situation in Punjab is under control, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today blamed opposition Congress for fomenting sectarian violence in the State. ANI

Ammunition gutted in Srinagar police station fire
Huge quantities of ammunition were gutted in a fire that broke out in a local police station here today. ANI

WWF urges India to resist Chinas pressure on lifting tiger ban
The Indian wing of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) today urged the Centre not to succumb into Chinese pressure of lifting a ban on trading tiger parts. The conservation group said that any such move would wipe out the endangered cats from the country. ANI

Lok Sabha constitutes committee to probe misconduct charges against members
The Lok Sabha today constituted an eleven-member committee headed by V Kishore Chandra S Deo of Congress to look into the alleged charges of misconduct and misuse of Parliamentary privileges by its members. ANI

Farmers protest against lowering of import duties
Farmers on Wednesday took out a march to the Parliament against lowering of import duties on farm produces to augment free trade agreements. ANI

No religious headcount in armed forces: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony today said that headcount of personnel in the countrys armed forces on religious basis was not permitted since it has a secular and apolitical character. ANI

Muslim women demand justice in Gujarat fake encounter case
Muslim women staged protest here on Wednesday demanding justice for Kausar Bi, Sohrabuddin Sheikhs wife, who was also allegedly killed by top police officials of Gujarat. ANI

Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow over Sethusamundram issue
The Lok Sabha was adjourned till tomorrow as the Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament (MP) today raised furore over the construction of Sethusamundram Ship Canal Project (SSCP) across Palk Bay. ANI

No proposal to allow FM radio stations to broadcast news
Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, P. R. Dasmunsi, informed the Rajya Sabha today that there was no proposal to allow Frequency Modulation (FM) radio stations to broadcast news and current affairs. ANI

Centre to conduct nationwide survey on child labour
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment, Oscar Fernandes, informed the Rajya Sabha today that the government has proposed to conduct a survey throughout the country to assess the number of child labour. ANI

SC terms ragging as a crime, makes FIR filing mandatory
The Supreme Court today directed all educational institutes to file a First Information Report (FIR) against all those indulged in ragging, thereby making it a criminal act. ANI

Sikh Diaspora bashes SGPC, SAD for Punjab violence
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have invited severe criticism from the Sikh Diaspora over the violent incidents taking place in Punjab and its neighbouring states in the last few days. ANI

Punjab violence: Patil urges people to restrain from further clash (Lead:-Sikh clashes)
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today appealed to all sects of Sikh religion to exhibit restrain from further violence, even as clashes continue for the third day in Punjab. ANI

93 Mumbai blasts: Sanjay Dutts probation plea hearing on Friday
A special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention Act) court today fixed May 18 as the next date of hearing into the probation plea filed by actor Sanjay Dutt in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. ANI

Disorganised UP Congress responsible for poll debacle: Sonia, Rahul
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi and her MP son Rahul Gandhi today held disorganised Uttar Pradesh party unit responsible for its poor performance in the recently concluded Assembly polls in the state. ANI

Five Bangladesh-based militants surrender in Tripura
Five militants belonging to different outfits have laid down their arms before the Tripura police, after fleeing their camps in Bangladesh. ANI

A Raja officially takes over Communications and IT Ministry
Andimuthu Raja today officially took over the charge of Communications and Information Technology Ministry here. ANI

Naga tribals keen on strong inter-tribal relations
Of late, factional clashes in Nagaland may have gone up, but most tribals do not want political differences to cloud inter-tribe relations. ANI

NDA confident of its presidential candidate winning the race
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has expressed confidence that its yet to be named candidate would get elected as the next President of the country. ANI

Many non-resident Indians remain sons of soils at heart
To forget ones ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root, says a Chinese proverb. And, may be sayings like these have inspired a lot of non-resident Indians to remain associated with their motherland. ANI

Nobody can patent traditional yoga: Ramdev
Yoga guru Ramdev has come down heavily on the US patent authority-- Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)-- for granting yoga-related copyrights to American companies. ANI

20 dead, 15 injured in UP road mishap
At least twenty people were killed and 15 others injured in a bus-truck collision on the Gunnaur-Danari road near Uttar Pradeshs Badaun District on Wednesday morning. ANI

Naxalites demand abandonment of SEZs
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Naxalbari uprising, the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) has demanded abandonment of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Act of 2005, saying it is an anti-peasant and pro-capitalist policy. ANI

Kalam to teach Nano Technology to West Bengal students
President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will reach Kolkata today where he will take two sessions of classes on Nano Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur. ANI

Sikh clashes continue in Amritsar
To prevent clashes between Sikh organizations and followers of Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS), the district administration today imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in the city. ANI

Tibetans plan their own 2008 Olympics ahead of Beijing
Exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala would be organising their own Olympics ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics to highlight their plight. ANI

Bofors Gun killed Pilot, Scindia and Jitendra Prasada: Website
Weeks after claiming that the assassinations of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, and their Swedish counterpart Olof Palme were connected with the Bofors Gun controversy, an Indian website is now saying that three more senior Congress leaders were killed in this connection. ANI

A Chandigarh teachers crusade to promote sex education
Madhu Behl, a schoolteacher in Chandigarh is a woman on a mission to promote sex education. She hasnt given up her efforts. despite facing raised-eyebrows of many offended parents. ANI

Left parties to meet over Presidential elections issue
All Left Parties are meeting here today to discuss the issue of Presidential elections. ANI

TADA court to hear Sanjay Dutts probation plea
A special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (PREVENTION) ACT) court will take up actor Sanjay Dutts probation plea today, in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, which killed 257 people and left more than 700 people injured. ANI

Tripartite Committee to discuss the issue of workers participation in management
The issue of workers participation in management will be discussed in the meeting of the Tripartite Committee here today. ANI

Punjab poultry farmers see big market players as threat to their industry
Poultry farmers of Punjab are up in arms against the State Government over the support being extended to big market players. ANI

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