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DGCA initiates inquiry into Mumbai Airport incident
Initiating an inquiry into the incident that occurred at Mumbai Airport on Saturday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has put one ground personnel on suspension and derostered other two personnel. ANI

President Patil gives a call to make education amalgam of knowledge
President Pratibha Patil on Saturday called upon the educational institutions of the country to make education an amalgam of knowledge. ANI

NAC recommends food security cover for 80 crore people
Congress President Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) here on Saturday recommended food security cover for roughly eighty crore people in the country through Public Distribution System network. ANI

Gujarat Cong President Siddharth Patel resigns after poll fiasco
Gujarat Congress President Siddarth Patel resigned from his post here on Saturday, as his party suffered an embarrassing defeat in the State Panchayat and Municipality elections. ANI

EC changes poll timing, as Bihar goes to phase-II of elections on Sunday
As six districts of Bihar undergo polls for the phase-II of State Assembly elections for 45 seats on Sunday, the Election Commission has changed the poll timings for some constituencies following the ultras killing six policemen in Sheohar district. ANI

BJP defends RSS leader Indresh in 2007 Ajmer blast case
Defending Rashtriya Swayamsewak Santh leader Indresh Kumar, whose name has allegedly figured in the Ajmer blast chargesheet, Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday claimed that there was nothing "substantial or credible" against him in the chargesheet. ANI

Lawyers protest police atrocities in Uttar Pradesh
A group of lawyers on Saturday took out a march in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district to protest police atrocities. ANI

RSS, SIMI both have destructive ideology: Congress
Congress party on Saturday termed the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and banned Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) as "similar" for following "a destructive ideology". ANI

Interlocutors in Srinagar, ready to meet wide sections, says Radha Kumar
The team of interlocutors, set up by the Central Government to look into Kashmir issue, after reaching Srinagar on Saturday said that it is going to meet a wide section of people. ANI

Muslim artisans sell 'Chopdas' for Hindu businessmen in Ahmedabad
Ahead of Diwali, Muslim artisans in Ahmedabad are making and selling 'Chopdas' the traditional account books used by members of Gujarati and Rajasthani business community. ANI

African breed dog to track wildlife poachers in Uttarakhand
The Conservator of Forests in Uttarakhand's Haldwani division has 'recruited' an African Rhodesian Richback breed of dog to apprehend poachers. ANI

Indo-Russian military drill ends with resolve to fight terrorism
Demonstrating their resolve to fight against terrorism and to boost bilateral defence cooperation further, strike infantry units of the Indian and Russian Armies ended a joint military exercise named Ex INDRA-10 in the Kumaon hills here on Saturday. ANI

Sports Ministry asks OC Communications Head to submit details of recruitment process
The 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee has again come under scanner, after the Sports Ministry has asked its Communications Head Priya Singh Paul for the details of the recruitment process during the XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. ANI

Chinese college students living life the 'low-cost' way
'Low cost' life is the latest trend among Chinese college students, courtesy limited pocket money in hand. ANI

Rajasthan ATS files 806-page chargesheet in 2007 Ajmer blast case
The Rajasthan Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has filed an 806-page charge sheet in the 2007 Ajmer blast case and accused Devender Gupta, allegedly linked to a radical group Abhinav Bharat, Chandrashekhar and Lokesh in the incident. ANI

Srinagar dead were 'fidayeen' on mission to attack Indian military bases: JiM
The three men killed in a gunfight in Kashmir were on a suicide mission to attack Indian military bases, a militant group has revealed, adding that three others escaped from the region. ANI

Campaign for second phase of Bihar polls to end today
Campaigning for the second phase of Assembly elections in Bihar for the 45 constituencies will end today. ANI

Kerala civic body polls commence
The first phase of the civic body polls began in Kerala on Saturday, as people from seven districts, out of the 14, visited polling stations to cast their votes. ANI

Eight coaches of passenger train derails in Uttarakhand
Eight coaches of a passenger train were derailed near Uttarakhand's Laksar town. No casualties were reported. ANI

Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants arrested in Jaipur
Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in Jaipur arrested three suspected militants belonging to Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). ANI

Interlocutors to visit Kashmir Valley today
The three interlocutors appointed by he Central Government to seek out various shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir, are scheduled to visit the Kashmir Valley today. ANI

Six security personnel killed in Maoist landmine blast in Bihar
Maoists have killed four Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) personnel and two Bihar police inspectors in a landmine explosion in Bihar's Sheohar District, two days after the State went to polls to elect a new assembly. ANI

India, China accelerate diplomatic engagement amid simmering tension
After a lull, leaders of India and China are all set to engage at a diplomatic level in the coming weeks. ANI

No headway on Indo-Japan nuke pact on eve of Manmohan Singh's visit
India on Friday said that no nuclear agreement will be signed with Japan during Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's three-day visit to Tokyo, as more discussions were required before the agreement could be finalised. ANI

Counting of votes begins for Gujarat civic polls
Counting of votes for Gujarat local body polls began on Saturday. Over 17,000 candidates are in fray. ANI

Passengers of Jet Airways flight have narrow escape at Mumbai airport
Passengers of Jet Airways flight 9W 540(Bombay - Muscat) had a narrow escape at Mumbai Airport when the wing of the aircraft brushed the tail of a Kingfisher plane early this morning. ANI

IndiaMART.com Spreads Smiles at KHUSHII
- Visits Khushii and extends its support to the underprivileged children - Engages with them and acts as a change agent - Distributes Diwali gifts, games, books et al to over 800 children* - To organise Diwali Haat at its office premises wherein crafts handmade by these children will be on display for purchase Setting a positive example for other businesses to follow, IndiaMART Business Wire India

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