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March 12, 2010

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Roof collapse in Ludhiana claims three lives
Three labourers died and nearly a dozen others were injured when the roof of a building under construction caved in Ludhiana on Friday. ANI

Sachin Tendulkar becomes UNs goodwill ambassador
Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been named the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ANI

Centre woos to set up new schools in deficit areas
The Union Government on Friday said the centrally sponsored scheme Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) launched in 2009 envisages setting up of new secondary schools in deficit areas. ANI

Kishore Chanda Deo committee opposes merger of AI-Indian Airlines
The Kishore Chandra Deo committees fourth report has observed that the root cause of the ills plaguing the National Aviation Company India (NACIL) was the merger of Indian Airlines and Air India. ANI

Tibetan women commemorate uprising day against Chinese aggression
Hundreds of exiled Tibetan women took out a peaceful rally in Dharamsala on Friday to mark the 51st anniversary of the Tibetan Womens Uprising Day which came two days after an uprising led by the Dalai Lama against Chinese rule in 1959. ANI

Luxury trains being monitored closely in Rajasthan
After the Union Home Ministry issued an alert against a possible terror attack on the luxury train Palace on Wheels, the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation has beefed up security for the train. ANI

Centre plans to attract young talent to teaching
The Union Government on Friday said the 11th Five Year Plan envisages increase in the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education to 15 percent of the population in the age cohort group of 18-24 years by 2011-12. ANI

Villagers flee homes as anti-Maoist operation intensifies in West Bengal
Villagers in West Bengals West Midnapore district fled their homes in fear as the authorities in the area prepared to launch an anti-Maoist operation. ANI

Germany proposes to set up science and technology centre in India
India-Germany science and technology cooperation touched all time high with a visiting German delegation proposing to set up the German House of Science and Innovation in India. ANI

India, Russia signs long pending deals
India and Russia on Friday finalized several important and long pending defence cooperation projects during a day-long visit of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to New Delhi. ANI

Putin meets Sonia Gandhi
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi as he began his New Delhi visit eyeing upon boosting strategic and defence ties with India. ANI

Mughal monuments in Jammu and Kashmir get a facelift
Archaeologists are restoring medieval Mughal buildings in Jammu and Kashmir, in a bid to boost tourism in the state. ANI

Villagers in Assam take care of an injured elephant
Villagers of Shattergaon are taking care of a female elephant, which got hurt by a train near Deepor Beel (a freshwater lake) in Guwahati. ANI

Centre initiates research on second generation bio-fuels
Union Government on Friday informed the Parliament that it has initiated to develop coordinated research work on second generation bio-fuels. ANI

UP Congress women activists meet Sonia Gandhi over Womens Reservation Bill
Hailing Congress President Sonia Gandhis efforts in paving the way for the Womens Reservation Bill, a group of women Congress activists from Uttar Pradesh met the UPA chairperson at her residence in New Delhi on Friday. ANI

Putin shares Indias concerns on AFPAK, but hails Pakistans counter-terror efforts
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is here on a two-day visit, has expressed his concern over terrorism emanating from the AFPAK region and the danger it poses to Indias security interests, but at the same time, has also hailed Pakistans counter-terrorism efforts. ANI

Patients suffer as Jammu medical college employees intensify strike
Health services continue to remain paralyzed in Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, as a strike by government medical college employees, excluding doctors, demanding regularization of jobs under the Sixth Pay Commission and release of pending arrears entered the third day on Friday. ANI

Pakistan is a difficult neighbour: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that Pakistan is a difficult neighbour. ANI

Government has right to use force against Maoists: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday defended the use of force against Naxalites, saying it was a legitimate right of the Government. ANI

Women officers to get permanent commission now
The Delhi High Court on Friday in a unanimous judgement ordered the Indian Air Force and Army to grant permanent commission to women officers. ANI

Free treatment of heart, kidney and bone diseases for BPL persons, says Government
The government on Friday declared that treatment for heart, kidney and bone diseases would be provided free of cost to all patients living below the poverty line (BPL) and at subsidized rates to others in the government hospitals. ANI

Womens Reservation Bill should be passed without hiccups: Jayalalithaa
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalithaa on Friday voicing her support to the Womens Reservation Bill said all political parties should look beyond narrow divides, thereby ensuring that the Bill is passed without further hiccups or delays. ANI

Agra villagers suffer from water contamination
Ground water in Dayalbagh, a suburb of Agra, allegedly contains a high level of fluoride and is causing serious health hazards to locals. ANI

Girls re-enter schools in Rajouri
The Jammu and Kashmir Government has encouraged hundreds of girl students to rejoin school in militancy-hit Rajouri District. ANI

Trinmool M P ready to mediate with Maoists
Singer-turned politician Kabir Suman on Thursday expressed his willingness to mediate between Maoists and Union Government. ANI

Malegaon blast case: Bombay High Court rejects Sadhvi Thakurs bail plea
The Bombay High Court on Friday turned down the bail plea of 2008 Malegaon blast prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. ANI

Manmohan Singh to get World Statesman 2010 award
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has been declared World Statesman of the year 2010 by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. ANI

Rhinos in Kaziranga to have special guards
The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have been deployed at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam to protect endangered rhinos from poachers. ANI

Two NDFB militants killed in Assam
Security forces killed two militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in an encounter in Assams Chirag District on Friday early hours. ANI

Centre constitutes Union Territory Security Commission
The Union Home Ministry has constituted a Security Commission for Union Territories in pursuance of directions of the Supreme Court. ANI

Railways earn Rs 157.47 crore through commercial advertising in trains
Minister of State for Railways E Ahamed in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Friday said earning through commercial advertising including advertising on trains during the year 2008-09 was Rs. 157.47 crore. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee wants tax collection to be more humane
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has asked Indian Revenue Service officials to consider tax payers as important stakeholders in nation building and to administer taxes with a humane approach. ANI

Putin meets President Patil
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday met President Pratibha Patil as he began his New Delhi visit eyeing upon boosting strategic and defence ties with India. ANI

Left walks out of Lok Sabha over price rise issue
The Left Parties on Friday staged a walk out of the Lok Sabha over the issue of price rise. ANI

Red ants a delicacy for Jharkhand tribals
The sight of a column of soldier ants can frighten anyone, but for the tribals of Jharkhand, these ants indicate a good meal. ANI

Karnataka villagers throw fireballs at each other to pray for timely rainfall
In a bizarre ritual, Karnataka villagers threw fireballs at each other to appease Lord Kalameshwar, a form of Hindu god Lord Shiva, during an annual festival. ANI

Satyams Raju applies for bail in Supreme Court
B Ramalinga Raju, who resigned as chairman of Satyam Computer Services Ltd. after being charged for Rs 7,100 crore financial scam, has applied for bail in the Supreme Court. ANI

Left to protest over fuel price hike
The Left parties will hold a protest rally on Friday to put pressure on the Central Government over the increase in fuel price. ANI

Gujarat Congress celebrates 80th anniversary of Dandi March
The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee will stage a symbolic march on Friday from Sabarmati Ashram to the Kochrab Ashram to mark the 80th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhis historic Dandi March. ANI

A Chinese pro-democracy delegation backs Tibetan exiles autonomy demand
A 23-member delegation of the Chinese Democratic Movement (CDM) has arrived here to support a Tibetan exiles demand of autonomy from China. ANI

Tibetan leader says their government in-exile will wind up after settlement with China
Member and former Speaker of Tibetan parliament in-exile, Karma Choephel confirmed that their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that after reaching a peaceful settlement with China, the government in-exile will be dissolved. ANI

Slow pace of progress worries Mike Fennell
Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennel has advised the organising committee of this years event to speed up work in areas such as proper venues, transport and catering of the participating teams. ANI

India, Russia to sign deals worth 10 billion dollars
India and Russia are expected to sign deals worth over ten billion dollars, including in defence and civilian nuclear sectors during the ongoing visit of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. ANI

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Forex Rates on March 12, 2010

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