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Ramesh suggests "aggressive damage control" to deal with Japan's stance
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday suggested "aggressive damage control" to deal with the Japanese decision of not signing up to commitments under the Kyoto Protocol after 2012. ANI

Opposition demand for JPC probe unreasonable, says Kapil Sibal
The Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday rejected the opposition demand for a JPC probe into the allocation of 2G spectrum, saying such a process will not help achieve the objective. ANI

Airlines agree to lower down airfares by 25 percent
Domestic airlines backed down on the proposed hike in airfares on Sunday and agreed to lower down the airfares by 25 percent. ANI

Hizbul Mujahideen militant apprehended in Pattan, Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel in a joint operation apprehended a Hizbul Mujahideen militant and seized arms and ammunitions in Jammu and Kashmir's Pattan town on Sunday. ANI

Amar Singh threatens 'If I will open my mouth, Mulayam will be in jail'
Expelled leader Amar Singh said on Sunday that if he opened his mouth, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav would be in jail. ANI

Paswan, D. Raja call for withdrawal of AFSPA from Kashmir Valley
Senior Communist Party leader D. Raja and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday called for the immediate withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the Kashmir Valley. ANI

French President Sarkozy to meet Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is on a four-day visit to India, will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Sunday. ANI

Bihar Police arrests four Maoists in Banka district
Bihar Police arrested four Maoists including a woman and seized arms and ammunition from Banka District on Sunday. ANI

Army faces no danger from WikiLeaks, says Army Chief
Army Chief General V.K. Singh said on Sunday that the Army is facing no danger from the information revealed through WikiLeaks. ANI

India may allow Pakistan panel to visit, interview 26/11 witnesses
A Pakistan panel may be allowed to take statements of key witnesses and other officials, who recorded the statement of the lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasab, and the doctors who carried out the postmortem of victims and terrorists. ANI

Historical Chattabal weir in J-K restored
The Jammu and Kashmir government has planned to start water transport as the historical Chattabal weir has been restored in the valley. ANI

Delhi BPO rape case: Fourth accused arrested
Delhi Police have arrested the fourth accused from Haryana's Sohna district in connection with the rape of a 30-year-old call centre employee here last week. ANI

People participate in blood donation awareness rally in New Delhi
Scores of people participated in a blood donation awareness rally to encourage the youth of the country to donate blood and save lives here on Sunday. ANI

Chattisgarh tribals learn to use the toilet
Adesar village in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh is an innocuous village by the one of the main roads that run through the district.Development in terms of infrastructure or industry has not really made its presence felt here despite it proximity to the main road which in rural areas is always an indicator of the level of development or the programmes reaching the people ANI

Maharashtra govt announces Rs 1000 cr compensation to farmers
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has announced a compensation of Rs 1000 crore to farmers who lost their crops due to untimely rains in the state. ANI

Five Maoists arrested in West Bengal
In a major boost to anti-Maoist operation, a Special Task Force (STF) of West Bengal arrested five Maoists including a senior rebel. ANI

French President Sarkozy to meet Manmohan Singh today
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is on a four-day visit to India, will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. ANI

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