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Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad asks people to donate organs to save lives
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday asked people to donate organs to help the noble cause of saving precious lives. ANI

Will Jaganmohan Reddy express regret to Sonia Gandhi?
Mixed signals are coming out of the camp of Kadappa Member of Parliament Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy on expressing regret over his television channel's attacks on Congress President Sonia Gandhi. ANI

Delhi court orders police to lodge FIR against Geelani, Roy
A Delhi metropolitan magistrate court on Saturday ordered the Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, writer Arundhati Roy and five others for allegedly making anti-India speeches. ANI

Fish therapy introduced in Chennai
Fish therapy, a unique beauty treatment, has been introduced in Chennai recently. ANI

Assam host second tea festival in Jorhat District
The second edition of the three-day Assam Tea Tourism Festival 2010 began in Assam's Jorhat District, aiming to boost tourism in the State and promoting Assam's 200-year old tea industry. ANI

'Development is the only answer to tackling Naxalism'
The right approach to tackling Naxalism can be illustrated by this incident at Lohri, where a few months ago a carnage had taken place when the Naxalites attacked a police party. We decided to hold a social security awareness campaign in the villages. But the Naxalites sent out warnings against it and closed the main road to traffic. ANI

Haryana needs women empowerment to stop female foeticide
Haryana Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal said here on Saturday women's empowerment was needed in the State to stop female foeticide since the State's s*x ratio has dipped to 808 females for every 1,000 males. ANI

Truckers' strike in India from December 5
The All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), one of the largest bodies of truck operators in the country, declared an indefinite nationwide truckers' strike will be carried out across India on December 5 to focus on toll scam. ANI

Omar defends 'rehabilitation policy' for Jammu and Kashmir youth who migrated to PoK
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday defended his rehabilitation policy for youths who had crossed to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) for arms training, and now wish to return back. ANI

BJP women activists clash with Jammu police
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) women protestors clashed with the Jammu Police on Saturday during a three-hour-long demonstration against the surrender policy passed by the provincial cabinet recently. The Act allows the youth who had crossed into the Pakistan-Occupied -Kashmir (PoK) between 1989 and 2009 for arms training to return. ANI

Dalai Lama undergoes medical check-up in Dharamsala
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama underwent a medical check-up here on Saturday after a recent bout of illness. ANI

Bengali director to make film on Mamata Banerjee
A Bengali filmmaker has decided to make a film based on the political life of Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee. ANI

Gulmarg's Gondola service resumes in Kashmir Valley
'Gondola' or cable car services have resumed in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg district following an end to widespread protests and unrest in the Valley. ANI

Sikh delegation meets Pak PM in Lahore, takes up flexible visa issue demand
A Sikh delegation comprising leaders of various jathas met Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in Lahore during the birthday anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the first spiritual leader of the community. ANI

Jagan Reddy in touch with BJP, but to meet Congress leadership
Out of favour Congress Member of Parliament Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has reportedly sent out feelers to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), even as he plans to visit the national capital for talks with Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, A.K.Antony and Veerappa Moily next week. ANI

Adarsh Society papers reported missing, Mumbai Police files case
Mumbai Police on Saturday said that they had registered a case of theft after a senior Maharashtra Government official informed them about the disappearance of key papers relating to the scam-tainted Adarsh housing society. ANI

Punjab universities see increase in African student population
Foreign students, especially from Africa, are getting enrolled in large numbers for various courses offered by universities and educational institutions in Punjab. ANI

God Man Asaram Bapu's hermitage demolished in Gujarat
Navsari District administration officials on Saturday demolished the ashram or hermitage of God Man Asaram Bapu. ANI

Andhra CM Kiran Reddy in Delhi to discuss state cabinet with Sonia Gandhi
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy arrived in New Delhi on Saturday to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other senior party leaders. ANI

Chhattisgarh Police arrest Maoist rebel in Bijapur
Chhattisgarh Police on Saturday confirmed the arrest of a senior Maoist rebel during a routine operation near Bijapur. ANI

Mumbai, Kolkata residents pays homage to 26/11 victims
Survivors and relatives of 26/11 Mumbai attack victims paid homage to the martyrs in different parts of Mumbai and Kolkata on Friday. ANI

Jagan has violated Congress discipline through Sakshi TV slip:Jaipal Reddy
Union Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy on Saturday said that Kadappa Member of Parliament Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has violated the party's discipline by criticizing Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his Sakshi television channel. ANI

Karnataka Lokayukta questions Yeddyurappa on parallel probe into land scam
Karnataka's Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde has questioned the state government and particularly Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa over the issue of a parallel investigation into land scam allegations, and said that he will complete the inquiry pending before him on the issue. ANI

Delhi court to decide on sedition charge against Roy, Geelani
A Delhi metropolitan magistrate's court is likely to decide Saturday whether criminal proceedings should initiated against hard line Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer-activist Arundhati Roy on charges of sedition for their alleged anti-India statements. ANI

26/11 attack victim's family wants severe punishment for Kasab
Family members of Amar Singh Solanki, a boatman who was killed prior to the terror strike in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, have demanded severe punishment for Ajmal Ameer Kasab, the lone surviving militant, involved in the attack. ANI

TERI and Deakin University, Australia comes Together to Augment Research in the Area of Nano Biotechnology
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India and Deakin University, Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to announce the setting up of a Centre of Excellence, the TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Research Centre in the field of Nano Biotechnology in India Business Wire India Brings Large Scale Exposure to SMEs
Triggering future growth prospects for small and medium scale enterprises in the plastic machinery and the packaging sectors,, India's largest online B2B marketplace, has decided to partner with two specialised trade events Plast Show 2010 and PackPlus 2010 in the country Business Wire India

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