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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

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

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

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Punjab remains tense, CM asks for troops from Centre
As the situation remains tense in Punjab for the fourth consecutive day in the wake of clashes between followers of Sachcha Sauda Dera and Sikh, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sought 5,000 personnel of central forces to be deployed in sensitive areas in the State. ANI

Find ways to uproot root cause of extremism: President Kalam
President A P J Abdul Kalam today called for finding new ways and means of rooting out the fundamental causes of extremism. ANI

Cabinet approves bilateral custom assistance with Russia, South Africa, Brazil
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for mutual assistance for trade felicitation and goods transport with various countries that included Russia Federation, Republic of South Africa and Brazil. ANI

Cabinet approves National Policy on Voluntary Sector
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for National Policy on the Voluntary Sector, whose main objective is to create an environment for the Voluntary Organisations (VOs) in order to stimulate their effectiveness and to protect their identity. ANI

India objects to Kashmir reference in Islamabad declaration of ICFM
India has objected to the reference of Kashmir in the Islamabad Declaration of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) that was adopted on Thursday. ANI

Human Rights group protests against Binayak Sens arrest
Activists of Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) staged a demonstration outside a Chhattisgarh Government facility in New Delhi protesting the arrest of a renowned doctor Binayak Sen for allegedly sympathizing with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh. ANI

Government committed to interlinking of rivers: Saifuddin Soz
The Union Minister for Water Resources, Saifuddin Soz today said that the Government is fully committed to interlinking of rivers and the work on five projects of interlinking of rivers is under progress. ANI

Parliament adjourned sine die amidst members misconduct concern
The Parliament was adjourned sine die today, five days ahead of the schedule, thereby bringing an end to the three-month long Budget Session. ANI

Trishul missile is not a failure, Gorshkov aircraft carrier to arrive by 2008: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony today informed the Parliament that the indigenously developed Trishul missile system is not a failure. ANI

Untimely rain and storm damages mangoes in UP
Untimely rainfall and thunderstorm in parts of Uttar Pradesh has damaged mangoes in the orchards, resulting in huge losses to farmers and traders. ANI

Bhopal Muslims protest against paintings depicting them as terrorists
Muslims here on Thursday raised objections to some paintings at an exhibition by Kailash Tewari, which depicted Muslims as terrorists. ANI

Hanged Saddam top draw at Mumbais House of Horrors
A re-enactment of the hanging of Iraqs deposed leader Saddam Hussein is drawing crowds at a new horror exhibition in Mumbai. ANI

Parliament Member Tahir Khan interrogated in illegal emigration case
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police on Thursday interrogated Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Mohammad Tahir Khan, in connection with the human trafficking case. ANI

Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was today declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha, from Assam, for the fourth consecutive term. ANI

Indian Airlines ground support employees go on strike
Strike by the employees deployed on the ground by state-owned Indian Airlines (IA), demanding payment of ten-year wage arrears, affected the services of the airlines on Thursday. ANI

Burns postpones India visit indefinitely, N-deal in rough weather
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns will not be visiting India in near future to help conclude the bilateral 123-Agreement, which would have ratified the historical civil nuclear energy cooperation. ANI

Key witness Kulkarni identifies Sanjeev Nanda in BMW case
Sunil Kulkarni, a key witness in the 1999 high profile BMW hit-and-run case that left six persons dead, today testifying before the Delhi High Court identified Sanjeev Nanda, the prime accused in the case. ANI

Nitish Kumar for Centre-State co-ordination to check ULFA attacks in Assam
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has urged the Tarun Gogoi and Central Governments to take effective measures to check the attacks on the Hindi-speaking people in Assam. ANI

Sikh bodies associated with Akal Takht call for boycott of Dera Sacha Sauda
The Sikh congregation called by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) and Akal Takht today decided for a social boycott of Dera Sacha Sauda for the blasphemous act of publishing an advertisement depicting their leader in clothes similar to that worn by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. ANI

Government committed to empowerment of minorities, says Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the Centre is committed to implementing policies for the empowerment of minorities. ANI

Visually challenged man clears State administrative exams in Chattisgarh
It is often said: Where theres a will, theres a way. The saying has been proved this time by a 25-year-old Ashish Singh of Chattisgarh man who has passed the State Public Service Commission (PSC) exams despite his visual impairment. ANI

A house in Indore that has electric appliances for interiors!
Believe it or not, an electrical engineer in Indore has used a large number of electrical appliances, including a big transformer for his homes interior decoration! Located in the Jawra Compound in Indore, the house owned by Ramesh Aggarwal is an unusual attraction for every passer by. ANI

3 die in ammunition factory blast in Dehradun(Lead: Dehradun factory blast)
Three persons were killed and several others injured in a blast at a private ammunition factory in Dehradun on Thursday morning. ANI

Supreme Court refers OBC reservation issue to larger bench
The Supreme Court on Thursday referred the issue of 27 percent reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central educational institutions to a larger bench. ANI

SC grants bail to Monica Bedi in forged passport case
The Supreme Court today granted bail to Monica Bedi, former Bollywood actress and companion of underworld don Abu Salem, in connection with a forged passport case. ANI

Kangra has a religious garden
The Department of the Forest of Himachal Pradesh has developed a religious garden in Dhauladhar Nature Park in Gopalpur to educate the masses on the relevance of ecology and environmental protection.This garden in Kangra valley is being developed as a tourist attraction centre and also to motivate people to protect the environment. ANI

Orissa tribal women campaign to protect forests
The lush green surroundings of the Kechobahal Village in Orissas Jharsuguda District today owes its existence to the Van Suraksha Samiti (Forest Protection Committee) formed by local tribal women here. ANI

Gorakhpur Ayurvedic practitioner claims non-surgical cure for heart treatment
A Gorakhpur-based Ayurvedic practitioner claims to have a remedy for all types of heart ailments. ANI

Supreme Court rejects CBI probe into Gujarat fake encounter
The Supreme Court today rejected the demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Sohrabbudin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

3 die in ammunition factory blast in Dehradun
At least three persons were killed and several others injured in a blast in ammunition factory in Raipur area of Dehradun on Thursday morning. ANI

Gogoi warns ULFA of stern action
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has warned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) of stern action after six immigrant labourers were allegedly killed by the banned outfit. ANI

Human trafficking case: Two MPs to appear before Crime Branch of Delhi Police
Two Members of Parliament, who failed to turn up before the Crime Branch of Delhi Police, will appear today in connection with the human trafficking scam. 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

SC to hear Monica Bedis bail plea in forged passport case
The Supreme Court will hear the bail application of Monica Bedi, former Bollywood actress and the companion of underworld don Abu Salem, in connection with a forged passport case today. ANI

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