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2G scam: 'Ready to answer CBI query', says Shourie
Former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie on Saturday said he is ready to respond to any query of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the 2G spectrum allocation during his tenure. ANI

Raja phone call case: 'I don't want to play a blame game', says Justice Reghupathi
Madras High Court Justice R. Reghupathi reiterating his previous claim that in his letter to Senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice H L Gokhale, he had specifically named former Telecom Minister A Raja, alleging that he had tried to influence him in a criminal case, on Saturday said he does not want to play the blame game. ANI

Gold made 'Kalash' atop Kamakhya temple grasps devotees' attention
A 2.5 crores gold made 'Kalash' placed atop the dome of famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati as an offering, has grasped the attention of the devotees. ANI

Protesting students set ablaze college building in Gaya
Students of Gaya Government Polytechnic set the college building on fire on Saturday, protesting the immediate change of examination centre without prior notice. ANI

Mumbai's Taj Mahal Hotel prime attraction at Bangalore's cake exhibition
Scores of people flocked to the 36th annual cake exhibition in Bangalore, where a cake modelled on the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai was displayed in the show. ANI

People throng Kochi aquatic exhibition
Scores of people thronged an aquatic exhibition 'De Aquaria 10' displaying wide range of ornamental fishes in Kochi. ANI

Authorities install heating system at Bhopal Fish House
In a bid to decrease the mortality rate of fishes during the winter season, the authorities have installed a unique heating system in the aquariums at the Fish House in Bhopal. ANI

Arms training camp for girls in Rajouri
A special arms training camp has been organised by the Army for girls to defend themselves against militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District. ANI

Kashmir University to set up advanced IT centre
The University of Kashmir has decided to establish an advanced IT centre to promote information technology in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Dialogue over formation of a separate Gorkhaland in right direction: Jaswant Singh
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh on Saturday said the dialogue between the regional Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the West Bengal Government and the Centre over the formation of a separate Gorkhaland state is going on in the right direction. ANI

171 officers commissioned into Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force (IAF) got a new batch of officers with 171 newly commissioned Flying Officers graduating from the Air Force Academy (AFA), at Dundigal near Hyderabad, on Saturday. ANI

Modi, Uma Bharti criticize Rahul Gandhi's Hindu terror remarks
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Saturday slammed Congress General Secretary for his comments that 'radicalised Hindu groups' posed a bigger threat to the nation than the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). ANI

Black Magic ritualists kill child in Mangalore
Karnataka Police on Friday arrested three people for killing a child as part of a black magic ritual in Mangalore. ANI

Massive fire breaks out in Mathura, firefighter hurt
A major fire broke out on Saturday in a wood seasoning plant in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, destroying goods and machinery worth over Rs 2 crores. ANI

Four Maoists killed in Visakhapatnam
Four Maoists were killed and a reserve sub-inspector was injured in an exchange of fire in the forest area in Visakhapatnam on Friday. ANI

Huge cache of arms and ammunitions recovered in Jhargram
West Bengal Police personnel seized huge cache of arms and ammunitions after an anti Maoist operation in Jhargram District on Friday. ANI

Delhi to host Congress plenary session for first time in 32 years
Delhi will play host to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) plenary session for the first time in 32 years from December 19. ANI

Sterlite Industries accused of unlawful deforestation in Chhattisgarh
A subsidiary of the Vedanta mining group in India has been accused of clearing forest land allegedly in violation of Supreme Court orders. ANI

Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd. sets up a Mega Project Engine Plant in Satara for Generators and Automobiles
Cooper Corporation, a prominent global OEM supplier engaged in a variety of production processes has recently launched and announced the set up of a state-of-the-art engine manufacturing plant with an investment of Rs. 300 Crores at Satara in Maharashtra. Shri. Jayant Patil, Hon. Minister of Rural Development, Maharashtra, in the presence of various dignitaries including Shri Business Wire India

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