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India News on October 30, 2010

Saffron farmers expect bumper yield in Jammu and Kashmir
Farmers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district are looking forward to a high yield of saffron crop after climatic conditions have improved in the region with the Valley witnessing a good rainfall. ANI

Chinese lights popular during Diwali
The demand for Chinese lights has risen in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city ahead of Diwali. ANI

India keen to invest in Sudan's oil projects
India and Sudan on Saturday expressed their desire to expand their cooperation in the oil and gas sector. ANI

Govt. to monitor mobile tower radiation levels from Nov.16: Pilot
The Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot, said on Saturday that nationwide random testing of radiations emitted by mobile towers will commence from November 16. ANI

Orissa Chief Minister Patnaik calls for Centre's support for POSCO plant
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the Centre to see that South Korean steel-maker POSCO is able to set up their plant in the state. ANI

Election campaign for fourth phase of polls ends in Bihar
Campaigning for the fourth phase of Assembly elections and Banka Parliamentary constituency concluded on Saturday evening. ANI

Bhutan Prime Minister's visit to India
Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley arrived in New Delhi on Saturday on a five-day visit to India. ANI

Hospital waste management conference in Delhi
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna inaugurated an annual conference on hospital waste management here on Saturday at the India Habitat Centre. ANI

Chavan meets Sonia, offers to resign as Maharashtra CM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday met Congress party president Sonia Gandhi and offered to resign in connection with his government's alleged role in the Adarsh Society housing scam. ANI

Putin's daughter not marrying South Korean diplomat's son
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's spokesman has denied a newspaper report which claimed that his youngest daughter will marry a South Korean diplomat's son. ANI

Nine labourers rescued from Delhi parking lot collapse
Nine labourers were rescued after a portion of a wall of an underground multi-level parking lot collapsed here on Saturday. ANI

Farmers' protest hits railway services in Punjab
Punjab's railway network was badly affected by a farmers' protest on Friday. ANI

Mumbai's Mani Bhavan awaiting Obama visit
Mani Bhavan, the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai, will play host to U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to the city on November 6 and 7. ANI

Unsafe s*x common among Chinese college students: Study
Although college goers in China are becoming increasingly open to the idea of s*x , they still do not have a strong awareness of safe s*x , a new survey has suggested. ANI

Ashok Chavan to be given honourable exit from Maharashtra CM's post(Update- Adarsh Society Scam)
In the wake of the national media exposure given to the Adarsh Society scam, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is almost certainly counting his last days in office, and according to sources in the Congress party, he will be given a face-saving and honourable exit. ANI

Rahul Gandhi meets Kapil Sibal over student union poll issue
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi met Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal here today to discuss the issue of student elections not being held in three central universities of Uttar Pradesh for many years. ANI

BJP demands immediate resignation of Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded the immediate resignation of Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan for his role in the Adarsh Society scam. ANI

Mukherjee, Antony to probe Adarsh society scam, Chavan to continue as CM(Update- Adarsh Society Scam)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A.K.Antony to investigate the scam surrounding the Adarsh Society in Colaba, Mumbai, and to submit a report to her at the earliest. ANI

Advani blames Congress for prevailing corruption
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Lal Krishna Advani blamed the Congress-led Central Government for the corruption prevailing in the country. ANI

Maoists torch two vehicles in Jharkhand
Maoists torched two vehicles in Jharkhand's Latehar district in revenge for not getting the ransom demanded by them. ANI

CBI moves petition before Supreme Court against Amit Shah
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late night filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the bail granted by the Gujarat High Court to former state Home Minister Amit Shah and sought an urgent hearing. ANI

Jharkhand tribals protest against relocation away from tiger reserve area
Villagers in Jharkhand Palamu district protested on Friday against the government's proposal to resettle them away from the core area of tiger reserve. ANI

PANAM flight 73: victims Neerja Bhanot's kin hope for justice from Obama
The kin of Neerja Bhanot, one among the Indian victims of the PANAM 73 flight that was hijacked in 1986 are hoping that justice would be rendered to them when the US President Barrack Obama visits India. ANI

Arms and ammunition cache captured in West Bengal
Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in West Bengal's Bardhaman District on Friday. ANI

Maoists kill special police officer in Chhattisgarh
Maoists brutally murdered a Special Police Officer at Bhairamgarh in Chhattisgarh on Friday. ANI

Chidambaram to visit Kashmir for two days
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will undertake a two-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir from today. ANI

Bhutan PM to undertake five-day visit of India
Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley will undertake a five-day visit of India from Saturday. ANI

Adarsh Society scam: Maharashtra CM to meet Sonia Gandhi today
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been summoned to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi here today in connection with the controversial Adarsh Housing Society project. ANI to Represent Indian SMEs in the US
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