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India News on April 3, 2011

Congress yet to decide on forming alliance with TMC in West Bengal: Pranab Mukherjee
Congress leader and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that his party is yet to decide on forming an alliance with its ally Trinamool Congress (TMC) in poll-bound West Bengal. ANI

Tribals in Orissa village demanding construction of roads to nearby towns
Tribals residing in Kaneda village of Maoist-affected Gajapati district in Orissa are demanding construction of a road to connect them to the nearby towns and cities. ANI

Vice President congratulates Team India on World Cup victory
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Sunday congratulated the Indian cricket team on its World Cup triumph, saying that it would go down as one of the most memorable events of Indian sports. ANI

Social Justice and Empowernment Ministry utilizes over 97 percent of 2010-11 plan budget
Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has utilized 97.2 percent of its allocated budget of Rs.4300 crores (revised estimates) for the financial year 2010-11. ANI

President Patil felicitates World Cup-winning Team India
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Sunday felicitated the Indian cricket team at the Raj Bhawan here, a day after they lifted the tenth World Cup with a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. ANI

Tibetans campaign for 'Mr. Tibet, Tibetan Idol' contests to promote their culture
Tibetans in exile in Shimla on Sunday campaigned for 'Mr. Tibet Contest and Tibetan Idol Singing Contest' to promote its culture. ANI

Gujarat to honor Yusuf and Munaf with 'Eklavya Award'
The Gujarat Government will honor two of India's World Cup winning squad-Yusuf Pathan and Munaf Patel-with the 'Eklavya Award'. ANI

Eight rebels surrender in Manipur
At least eight rebels recently laid down their arms and decided to return to the mainstream of society. ANI

Students attend Meghalaya Assembly proceedings
For the first time ever, twelve school students recently attended the proceedings of the Meghalaya's legislative assembly to get acquainted with various aspects of the functioning of parliamentary democracy. ANI

Proud parents of Indian cricketers share happiness
Family members of cricketers S. Sreesanth and Piyush Chawla expressed their happiness and joy after India's victory over Sri Lanka in the World Cup final on Saturday. ANI

Women's basketball tournament held to strengthen India, Bangladesh relations
Bangladeshi players participated in the maiden women's basketball tournament recently held here to strengthen relations between India and Bangladesh. ANI

India salutes cricket World Cup heroes
Cricket fans across the nation cheered Team India and conveyed their best wishes a day after they lifted the tenth Cricket World Cup with a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. ANI

India fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka in WC final
The India team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final in Mumbai against Sri Lanka on Saturday. ANI

Theatre, vocational training for dwarfs held in Assam
Dapon, the Mirror of Tangla, a renowned cultural organization of Assam's Udalguri District has recently organised a month-long theatre and vocational training for the dwarfs to prove that they are also valued parts of the civil society. ANI

India-Myanmar-Thailand agree to boost trade, commerce at Moreh conference
In a landmark event and a big boost towards enhancing cross-border trade between India, Myanmar and Thailand, a trilateral trade conference was recently held at Tamu town, near Moreh. ANI

RBI aims to improve banking system in Manipur
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently organized a financial outreach camp in Manipur to spread awareness about the benefits of banking service in remote areas of the state. ANI

BSF organises health camp to improve civil-military relations in Tripura
The Border Security Force (BSF) recently organized a health camp under its civic action program in Tripura to improve civil-military relations. ANI

Militants threat affecting telecom service of Manipur
Frequent extortion demands and attacks on telecom company staff by militants is severely affecting the functioning of telecom service providers in Manipur. ANI

Roemer congratulates India on World Cup win
U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer has congratualted the Indian cricket team on its World Cup victory against Sri Lanka on Saturday. ANI

Politicians, actors congratulate Team India on World Cup victory
Politicians and Bollywood personalities congratulated Team India on its World Cup triumph on Saturday. ANI

Sonia Gandhi joins celebrations on streets for Team India's World Cup victory
Congress President Sonia Gandhi came out on the streets of Delhi on Saturday night to celebrate India's World Cup victory. ANI

President, PM congratulate Team India on World Cup victory
President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have led the nation in congratulating the Indian cricket team on its World Cup triumph saying it is a testimony to the hard work of the players and the astute leadership of M S Dhoni. ANI

President Patil invites Team India for tea
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has invited the Indian Cricket team for tea at the Raj Bhawan here this evening a day after they lifted the tenth Cricket World Cup with a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. ANI

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