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Tibetans in exile protest against China in Dharamsala
Activists of the Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) on Sunday organized a protest rally in Dharamsala against Chinese atrocities in Tibet's Ngawa city. ANI

President Patil lauds Mauritius for its support to India
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Sunday lauded the Mauritius government for its extended support on global issues of crucial importance to India. ANI

BJP criticizes CPI-M leader for using foul language against Mamata
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday criticized Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Anil Basu for using foul language against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee at an election meeting at in Hooghly. ANI

President Patil condoles passing away of Sri Satya Sai Baba
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today condoled the passing away of prominent religious leader Sri Satya Sai Baba. ANI

Ravi Shankar Prasad condoles Sri Sathya Sai Baba's death
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday expressed his grief on the demise of prominent religious leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba. ANI

Trinamool Congress party has received black money for elections: Buddhadeb
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on Sunday alleged that the Trinamool Congress party has received huge sums of black money for the ongoing assembly elections in the state. ANI

President Patil accorded warm welcome in Mauritius
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil arrived at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Port Louis, Mauritius, on Sunday where she was accorded with an impressive and warm welcome. ANI

Andhra Pradesh govt. to give state honour at Sri Satya Sai Baba's funeral
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday said that his government would provide full state honour at the funeral of prominent religious leader Sri Satya Sai Baba. ANI

Tourism Minister condoles passing away of Sri Satya Sai Baba
Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai today expressed deep shock and sorrow over the demise of prominent religious leader Sri Satya Sai Baba. ANI

Iceland Foreign Minister arrives on nine-day India visit on Apr. 25
Iceland Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ossur Skarphedinsson, will embark on a nine-day visit to India beginning on Monday. ANI

UK's aid to India despite latter having booming economy raises concerns
The fact that Britain, which is struggling to emerge from recession, has been donating money for projects to improve the economic condition of Indian states like Madhya Pradesh, despite the latter is booming and is a large aid donor itself, is beginning to raise concerns. ANI

S.M. Krishna condoles Sathya Sai Baba's death
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has condoled the demise of prominent religious leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who breathed his last at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur District on Sunday morning due to cardio-respiratory failure. ANI

Manmohan Singh emphasises on need to strengthen panchayats
Asserting that the Centre is keen to help the states to improve the working of the Panchayati institutions across the country, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday emphasised the need to strengthen gram sabhas for effective participation of people in governance. ANI

PMO denies media reports of Manmohan Singh-Kayani secret talks
The Prime Minister's Office today termed as false the media reports that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh contacted Pakistan Army chief Gen Parvez Kayani ten months ago. ANI

Political leaders condole Sathya Sai Baba's death
Cutting across party lines, leaders of various political outfits condoled the demise of prominent religious leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who passed away at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur District on Sunday morning due to cardio-respiratory failure. ANI

Two LeT militants killed in J-K encounter
Army troops shot down two militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror oufit during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban District. ANI

PM condoles passing away of Sri Satya Saibaba
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today condoled the passing away of prominent religious leader Sri Satya Sai Baba. ANI

Arunachal MP welcomes setting up of committee to probe Tawang crash
Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy on Sunday welcomed setting up of an inquiry committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the recent crash of a Pawan Hans helicopter in Tawang. ANI

Sathya Sai Baba was a living god: Chavan
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan expressing deep shock over the demise of prominent religious leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba on Sunday said that he was a living god and the strength of people in and around the world. ANI

Vice President Ansari condoles demise of Sathya Sai Baba
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has deeply condoled the passing away of prominent religious leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba. ANI

Maoists problem cannot be resolved through judiciary: Chidambaram
Expressing his views on improving the legal machinery of the country, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said that the Maoists problem could not be resolved through judicial intervention. ANI

Swamy calls Sonia Gandhi a 'source of corruption'
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy has called Congress President Sonia Gandhi as the 'source of corruption'. ANI

Manmohan Singh to confer awards to Panchayati Raj institutions today
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will confer awards to Panchayati Raj institutions for their excellent performance last year on National Panchayati Raj Day at the Vigyan Bhawan here on Sunday. ANI

President Patil leaves on five-day state visit to Mauritius today
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will embark on a five-day state visit to Mauritius beginning today during which she will address the National Assembly and hold discussions with the island nation's top leadership. ANI

Sathya Sai Baba breathes his last
Prominent religious leader Sathya Sai Baba, who was admitted to a hospital following lung and chest congestion, passed away here on Sunday. He was 85. ANI

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