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French President Nicolas Sarkozy, wife Carla Bruni visit Taj Mahal
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni visited Taj Mahal here on Saturday. ANI

Tamil groups protest against Sri Lankan delegation's visit to Coimbatore
Tamil groups protested against a Sri Lankan delegation here on Saturday. ANI

President Patil meets Asian Games champions in New Delhi
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil met athletes who won the top honours in the 16th Asian Games in China, at her residence here on Saturday. ANI

Separatist leader Geelani wants 'meaningful dialogue' with Government of India
Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said here today that he wants to hold meaningful and result-orientated dialogue with the Government of India. ANI

Elephants wreak havoc in Siliguri's tea garden
Over two-dozen wild elephants wrecked havoc in a tea garden in West Bengal's Siliguri district on Saturday. ANI

Sarkozy says he is great admirer of Dr. Manmohan Singh
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday that he is a great admirer of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh who is committed to peace, development and eradication of poverty in the country. ANI

11-member political delegation meets separatist leader Malik in Srinagar
Eleven member delegation, comprising representatives of seven political groups and three civil society members met separatist leader Yasin Malik in Srinagar. ANI

Ludhiana plays host to two-day Chrysanthemum exhibition
A two-day flower exhibition was organized here, showcasing varieties of chrysanthemum. ANI

Air prices will soon stabilise, says Praful Patel
Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Saturday assured the nation that airfares would soon stabilise and rejected a proposal by domestic airlines for a massive hike in airfares. ANI

9 in 10 Delhiites still need to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B Virus: Experts
Experts attending a Hepatitis B Awareness Camp" at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in Vasant Kunj, South Delhi, on Saturday said that nine out of every ten residents in New Delhi still need to be vaccinated against the Hepatitis B virus. ANI

Pak Army supports political set-up within constitutional limits: ISPR
The Pakistan Army is pursuing a clear policy of supporting the country's political set-up within constitutional limits, and Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani respects all political leaderships, Inter Services Public Relations has said. ANI

Imphal's Khwairamband Bazar, a symbol of women empowerment
The centuries-old Khwaraimband Bazar in Imphal is the world's only market where shops are owned, run and controlled by women. ANI

Developmental activities gain momentum in insurgency free Tripura village
Development-related activities have gained momentum in South Tripura's Pitra Village following the decline of insurgency. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee calls for debate on recent scams in Parliament
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday called for a debate on recent scams on the floor of the Parliament House, and said the government would respond to their questions. ANI

Maoists blow up railway track in Bihar's Begusarai District
Maoists blew up a railway track, disrupting rail traffic in Bihar's Begusarai District. ANI

North East craft persons showcase their work at IITF 2010
Craftsperson and entrepreneurs from eight northeastern states participated in the recently held India International Trade Fair 2010, which provided them a big platform to showcase their products and skills. ANI

Six villages in Jharkhand get electricity for the first time
Six villages in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district have been provided electricity for the first time. ANI

Assam NGO organizes daylong jobs fair for disabled
A Guwahati-based non-government organization (NGO) recently organized a daylong jobs fair for the disabled. ANI

Jharkhand's thriving Silk industry, helps adivasis
That Jharkhand is a land of immense natural bounty, of mineral wealth, populated largely by tribal communities is known to many. What is not so well-known is that it home to a thriving silk industry, producing bales of the wonder yarn, this organic fibre. ANI

Sarkozy supports India's bid for permanent UNSC seat
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is on a four-day state visit to India, backed India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Saturday. ANI

Bail granted for 8 accused in LIC housing loan scam
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has granted bail to eight people arrested for the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) housing loan scam. ANI

Pind Daan venue, River Falgu in Gaya polluted
Tourists and residents in Bihar's Gaya district complained of lack of cleanliness around the holy River Falgu. ANI

Shortage of LPG in Shimla results in deforestation
Shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has compelled villagers in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district to use the traditional methods of cooking, which is resulting in deforestation across the state. ANI

China to have 1.2m HIV-positive people by the end of 2015
A report scheduled for formal release in the first half of next year has revealed that China will have about 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2015. ANI

Nurpur oranges face bad weather
Orange production has been hit due to the bad weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh's Nurpur District. ANI

Musharraf vows not to visit India "ever again" following visa denial
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has vowed never to visit India again after being denied visa by its government. ANI

Kashmir: The media myths and the reality
For those looking at the state from outside, Kashmir is an enigma. It represents a complex mosaic of thoughts and emotions, of diverse beliefs and opinions about its status - past, present and future. ANI

Delhi Police books Indian diplomat for maid's rape in Kenya
Delhi Police have booked an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer after his domestic help claimed that he had sexually assaulted her in Kenya where he was working at the Indian mission as its Deputy High Commissioner. ANI

School bus set on fire in Srinagar
A school bus was set on fire by a group of protesters in the downtown area of Srinagar this morning. ANI

French President Sarkozy arrives in India
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is on a four-day state visit to India from December 5-8, reached Bangalore on Saturday morning. ANI

Indian Navy apprehends suspicious dhow near Lakshadweep
The Indian Navy has apprehended a suspicious dhow in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) west of Bitra Island in the Lakshadweep Islands. ANI

Sathguru Management Consultants: 25 Years of Catalysing Success
On December 4, 2010, Hyderabad based Sathguru Management Consultants will celebrate its Silver Jubilee. To mark this significant milestone, a commemorative panel discussion on The Joys and Challenges of Partaking in the Indian Growth Miracle will be held at the Hotel Taj Krishna at 6:00 p.m Business Wire India

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