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India News / Press Releases on March 30, 2009

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Dalai Lama lands Indias support to Tibetan cause
The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Monday landed the support provided by the Indian Government and public to the Tibetan cause. ANI

Varun Gandhis bail hearing in Pilibhit court today
A local court in Pilibhit will today hear a bail plea of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi. ANI

Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Bihar on Wednesday
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will start his partys campaign for the upcoming general elections from Bihars Buxar District on Wednesday. ANI

Communists to take final call on alliances after polls
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has said that Communists have pledged support to non-Congress, non-BJP Government, but would take final call after poll outcome. ANI

All possible steps would be taken to deal with militant attacks: Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that every possible steps would be taken to deal with any militant attack in upcoming general elections. ANI

Govinda not to contest Lok Sabha polls
Actor-turned- politician Govinda on Monday announced that he would not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, as the environment in the party was not conducive to his contesting the polls. ANI

BJP not to involve Varun in poll campaign in MP
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that the party would not involve Varun Gandhi in election campaign in the state. ANI

Varun Gandhi gets bail but NSA keeps him behind bar
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi got bail on Monday in the case pertaining to alleged anti-Muslim remarks, however, he will continue to remain behind bars as the National Security Act (NSA) has been slapped against him. ANI

PM to discuss situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan with Obama: Menon
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is likely to discuss current situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the United States President Barack Obama during their upcoming meet, said Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon here on Monday. ANI

DMK would welcome creation of a separate Eelam, says Karunanidhi
Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) would welcome creation of a separate Eelam, a homeland for the Sri Lankan Tamils provided it is created by a democratic process, said M Karunanidhi, DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. ANI

Children Development Khazana in Leh to secure kids future
A bank run for street children at Leh in Kashmir has enabled them to become self- reliant. ANI

Shillong hosts first woman film festival of northeast
In an aim to encourage women to engage in filmmaking and other creative activities, Meghalaya recently hosted the first ever woman film festival of the northeast. ANI

Kerala Oracles celebrate Bharani festival
Oracles from across Kerala gathered here to celebrate the Bharani festival, which is held during the month of Meenam (March-April). ANI

SC reserves order on Sanjay Dutts plea
The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on actor-turned-politician Sanjay Dutts plea seeking a stay on his conviction under the Arms Act in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. ANI

Imposing NSA on Varun, a misuse of a serious law: Maneka Gandhi
Independent MP Maneka Gandhi on Monday defended her son Varun Gandhi and said that invoking the National Security Act (NSA) for inciting violence by making inflammatory anti-Muslim remarks, is a travesty of justice. ANI

Lieutenant General Avinash Chander Soneja posted as DG of OL and SM
Lieutenant General Avinash Chander Soneja, an alumnus of the Sainik School, Kapurthala, has been posted as Director General of Operational Logistics and Strategic Movement at Integrated HQ of Ministry of Defence (Army), New Delhi. ANI

India expresses shock, sadness on events in Lahore
The Indian Government on Monday expressed its sadness and shock over the terror strike on a police academy in Lahore. ANI

India welcomes new US strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon on Monday welcomed the new US strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, as announced by President Barack Obama last week. ANI

Manipur hosts punk music festival
pur), Mar 30 (ANIIn an effort to promote the talent of youths, Manipur staged the Screamo Punk Festival 2009 here last week. ANI

Trepidation of Mangloreans still echoes
The trepidation among Mangaloreans over the pub attacks earlier this year found an echo on Sunday in the capital when a book was released on the issue, with a hope that the authorities will not remain silent if a similar event recurs in coastal Karnataka. ANI

Sex workers in Kolkata seek social status
Sex workers in Kolkata have geared up to pressurise political parties for recognition of their profession and acceptance in society. ANI

Govt. further hikes PSU officers pay
The Indian Government on Monday given Central Public Sector Enterprises officers a further increase in salary and allowances, over and above the hikes announced last year. ANI

SC suspends Kangra medical college principal over ragging death
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the suspension of the principal of Rajendra Prasad Medical College in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, where first-year medical science student Aman Kachroo was ragged and beaten to death by his seniors. ANI

Kolkata artists support wall graffiti despite ban by election commissions
Despite a ban by the Election Commission of India on using wall graffiti as a medium of campaigning for the upcoming general elections, locals as well as artists in West Bengal support the cause. ANI

Khadi becoming less popular in Gujarat
Handspun cotton popularly known as Khadi is becoming less popular among political parities in Gujarat. ANI

Global warming results in meltdown of glaciers in Kashmir
Kashmir is experiencing the effects of global warming, with high altitude glaciers retreating at an unprecedented rate, thus threatening the eco-system of the valley. ANI

Kalavatis village in Himachal Pradesh adopts solar power
Greenpeace and the villagers of Jalka today celebrated the arrival of clean and reliable energy in two schools which set up solar panels to power 10 fans and a computer. ANI

Govt. approves capital restructuring of UBI
The Union Cabinet today approved the restructuring of the state-owned United Bank of Indias capital, which includes reduction in paid-up equity by over 80 per cent to improve its financial parameters. ANI

Forces well trained to face terror threat from across the border: Army
Concerned over the terror attack on the Lahore police Academy, Indian Army on Monday assured that security forces are well equipped to meet any challenges spilling over from across the border. ANI

Imported flowers for Vaishno Devi temple during Navratri festival
On the occasion of Navratri festival, the famous Vaishno Devi temple near Jammu has been decorated with special flowers brought from Norway, Sweden, Russia, and other foreign countries. ANI

Orchid Festival blooms in Sikkim
Sikkim is blooming these days with ongoing orchid flower festival 2009. ANI

Chandigarh organizes its maiden Art and Heritage Festival
Chandigarh organised a six-day Arts and Heritage Festival to promote itself as a tourist destination, with the help of States Tourism Department. ANI

India condemns terrorist attack on Lahore police training centre
India condemned the deadly terror attack on a police training centre in Lahore on Monday. ANI

Punjab Minister Kanwaljit Singh to be cremated today
Punjab Cooperation Minister Kanwaljit Singh, who was killed in a road accident on Sunday, would be cremated today at Chandigarh Sector 25 cremation ground at 2 p.m. ANI

US sees Pak as a hurdle in its anti-terror strategy
The United States is struggling hard to identify the loopholes in its South Asian policy over the past seven years, as it has limited ability to control what happens in Pakistan, the Los Angeles Times reports. ANI

Kasab gets a lawyer
A special court here today appointed Anjali Waghmare as the new lawyer for Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive in the Mumbai terror attacks last year. ANI

Indian navy to step up surveillance of cargo vessels
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, has said that surveillance of cargo vessels has been stepped to check arms trafficking. ANI

Heroin, fake currency seized in Amritsar, three nabbed
Police seized four kilograms of heroin and fake currency worth rupees one million from three suspects in Amritsar. ANI

Security beefed up on Indo-Nepal border
Security along the India-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh has been beefed up ahead of the upcoming general elections. ANI

Bangladesh Rifles new chief to arrive in New Delhi today
The newly appointed chief of paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles, Mainul Islam, is arriving here on Monday to discuss border issues between the two neighboring countries. ANI

Abu Salem to appear before CBI court today
Underworld don Abu Salem will be produced in the special CBI court of Special Judicial Magistrate Saif Ahmad here today in connection with the 1993 fake passport case. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Sanjay Dutts petition to stay conviction
The Supreme Court will today hear a petition filed by Bollywood actor-turned-politician Sanjay Dutt seeking a stay on his conviction under the Arms Act in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case ANI

Humidity Measurement Seminar Organized in Mumbai on 3rd April
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Suzlon Signs MoU with TERI University for MTech Programme in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management
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INDIA TV Comes up with New Show, Neelam Katara to Anchor ‘MOTHER INDIA’
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Forex Rates on March 30, 2009

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