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Orissa Govt. hopeful of Posco not shifting its proposed steel plant from the State
The Government of Orissa on Saturday expressed hope that Posco India will not shift its proposed 12 million tonne steel plant from the State of Orissa. ANI

One swallow does not make a summer in Bastar
Life for Adivasis or, the tribals in Bastar has been like traversing several time zones and development paradigms. Their traditional lifestyle that is dependent on forest produce and ethos of community living, of sharing of resources, continues even today. ANI

SGPC hails inclusion of first Sikh in U.S. Army in three decades
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhk Committee (SGPC) has hailed the inclusion of first Sikh in the U.S. Army in last three decades, as it believes that it will enable people to learn about Sikhs. ANI

India welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, says S.M.Krishna
The Government of India on Saturday hailed the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi by Myanmar's military government while describing it as a step towards national "reconciliation". ANI

Thailand's prince visits Bodhgaya temple in Bihar
Thailand's prince Maha Vajiralongkorn visited Bodhgaya temple in Bihar's Gaya district on Saturday. ANI

Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit launches new round of campaign to eliminate polio
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launched a fresh round of Pulse Polio campaign from her residence here on Saturday to wipe out polio disease by administering anti-polio drops to children. ANI

Security Forces launch all out operation to nab Bodo militants in Assam
Security forces in Assam have launched a massive combing operation to capture the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants, hiding in jungle areas along the borders. ANI

Mobile courts for Panchayats, naxal-affected areas: Veerappa Moily
The Government is all set to introduce mobile courts in Panchayats, especially in Naxal-affected areas, as such a step will help dispose of cases within six months. ANI

Urgent action needed to achieve health goals: President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil said on Saturday India needs to translate pledges into time-bound actions to achieve Millennium Development Goals in the health sector. ANI

International Lavi Fair, a big draw in Himachal Pradesh
A four-day international Lavi Fair began this week in Himachal Pradesh's Rampur city with people from Tibet, China and Afghanistan participating in the fair. ANI

German Ambassador questions Jairam Ramesh's remarks on German Automotive Manufacturers
The German Ambassador to India, Thomas Matussek, said here on Saturday, that its too difficult to imagine Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh commenting on fuel technology with reference to German Automotive Manufacturers. ANI

Tiger kills a woman in Ramnagar in Uttarakhand
A tiger killed a woman near Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand on Friday. ANI

Debate on whether Maoist leader Kishanji is still alive or dead
Security forces have come across a poster at Purnapani village in West Bengal's Lalgarh area, which has left them in two minds and renewed the debate whether Maoist leader Kishanji is still alive or dead. ANI

Prithviraj Chavan owns a flat in Mumbai, but in Wadala
The newly elected Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, on Saturday rubbished all reports, which said that he was illegally allocated a flat in Wadala, Mumbai. ANI

Hay Festival host literary personalities in Thiruvananthapuram
The three-day long Hay Festival began in Thiruvananthapuram with many eminent authors participating in the festival. ANI

Lalu Yadav condemns Sudarshan's anti-Sonia Gandhi remarks
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday condemned the insulting remarks made by former Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief K. S. Sudarshan against Congress President Sonia Gandhi. ANI

Devotees worship Sun god on Chhath Puja day
Scores of devotees gathered at the riverbanks on Saturday morning to worship the Sun god on the occasion of Chhath Puja. ANI

Former Telecom Secretary nails Raja in 2G spectrum scam
Former secretary in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), D S Mathur, has made some startling revelations on Saturday, saying he had resisted Information Technology and Communication Minister A. Raja's attempts to give licences without first coming out with a transparent policy. ANI

Obama's speech at Parliament reflects India's uniqueness: PM
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has said the speeches delivered by US President Barack Obama during his recent visit to India is a reflection of the uniqueness of India as a functioning democracy, committed to the rule of law, committed to respect for fundamental human freedoms and yet managing to grow at a respectable rate. ANI

Trade and current account deficits are managed within limits: Manmohan Singh
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has said trade and current account deficits are managed within limits, and added that capital flows will be managed in a manner that it does not give rise to inflationary problems. ANI

Prime Minister rules out differences between US-China over currency devaluation
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has ruled out any differences between China and the United States over the currency devaluation, saying the two nations have very intimate relations and the exchange rates controversy will affect them very substantially. ANI

Congress high command to take note of Jayalalithaa's offer: PM
Commenting on the 2G spectrum scam surrounding Information Technology and Communication Minister A. Raja, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has said it would not be proper to comment on the issue when Parliament is in session, and added that it is for the Congress high command to take note of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalithaa's offer. ANI

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