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Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday without voice vote
The Lok Sabha adjourned proceedings on Saturday after government represented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee moved a motion for a resolution on the Lokpal Bill here. ANI

Team Anna will see wording of parliament's resolution before Hazare breaks fast: Medha Patkar
Social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday said that Team Anna would take a decision on Anna Hazare breaking his fast only after seeing and accepting the wording of the parliament resolution passed by a voice vote on the three anti-corruption related demands ANI

Doctors worried about Hazare's declining health
Doctors attending to veteran social activist Anna Hazare have said that they are worried about his health, though Dr. Naresh Trehan said on Saturday evening that his blood pressure has dipped but not too alarmingly. ANI

Govt, opposition agree to voice vote on Anna Hazare's three demands
The government and the opposition on Saturday reached an agreement under which Parliament will adopt a resolution incorporating the three demands of Team Anna with a voice vote. ANI

Indian Air Force rescues US national in Ladakh
In a span of less than four days yet another daring rescue mission was successfully undertaken by pilots of Indian Air Force's Leh-based helicopter unit, when they evacuated US national Steven John Swenson from one of the most difficult glacier, named 'Shupka Kunzang' located at the base of Saser Kangri-II peak in the East Karakoram range of Ladakh region. ANI

Chidambaram unveils foundation stone for Petrapole checkpost in West Bengal
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today unveiled the foundation stone for the construction of an Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Petrapole in West Bengal. ANI

Statement by Finance Minister in Lok Sabha
Following is the statement by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Lok Sabha today.Madam Speaker, I rise to make a statement on issues relating to Lokpal on which a vigorous debate has been going on both inside and outside the Parliament. ANI

Indian Air Force makes daring rescue of US national
In a span of less than four days, yet another daring rescue mission was successfully undertaken by pilots of Leh based Helicopter Unit, when they evacuated one American national. Steven John Swenson from one of the most difficult glacier, named 'Shupka Kunzang' located at the base of Saser Kangri-II peak in the East Karakoram range of Ladakh region in India. ANI

Hazare appeals people not to re-elect "useless" lawmakers
Appealing people to not re-elect "useless" lawmakers, social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said people's voice has become stronger than the Parliament. ANI

Report suggests developing two modern economic urban clusters for development in UP
A special report on "Switching Tracks for a New Uttar Pradesh" has suggested developing two modern economic urban clusters, like Ghaziabad-Meerut-Agra and Allahabad-Lucknow-Kanpur as part of economic and infrastructure transformation. ANI

Decision of no voting in Parliament unfortunate, says Prashant Bhushan
Supreme Court lawyer and civil society representative Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the government's decision not to pass a resolution or to vote on the three conditions put down by Anna Hazare in Parliament was unfortunate. ANI

We want a strong Lokpal Bill: Aamir Khan
Urging social activist Anna Hazare to end his fast, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Saturday said he was in favour of a strong Jan Lokpal Bill. ANI

NCP leader accepts corruption in Maharashtra is high
Describing Uttar Pradesh as the "Prashn (Problem) Pradesh", Nationalist Congress Party general secretary D.P. Tripathi has criticised the high corruption going on in the state. ANI

Lokpal issue: Government draft agrees to all three conditions, Anna may end fast
Team Anna has reportedly received internal communication from Parliament that states that all three conditions of Anna Hazare have been agreed upon. ANI

Jaitley supports Lokpal Bill, but says Lokayukta appointment should be with states
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley on Saturday supported the major demands made by civil society activist Anna Hazare, but said that the appointment of the Lokayukta for the states must not be made by the central government, but by the state governments. ANI

Manmohan Singh hopes deadlock over Lokpal Bill will end
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has that he was hopeful of the deadlock over the Lokpal Bill will end soon. ANI

BJP supports Anna Hazare's three must-have points
Accusing the government of trying to shoot off Opposition's shoulder over the Lokpal issue, leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that the BJP supported Anna Hazare's three must-have points. ANI

Lokpal issue needs to be resolved at the earliest, suggests Mukherjee
Appealing for an objective discussion over the Lokpal issue within the Constitutional framework, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that the issue needs to be resolved at the earliest so that Anna Hazare can take a view over the same. ANI

I am fine, can fast for another 3-4 days: Hazare
Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said that he is fine and would continue his fast for another 3-4 days. ANI

Hazare's blood pressure dips, doctors worried
With Anna Hazare's fast entered its twelfth day today, doctors attending the civil society activist raised concerns over his health. ANI

Parliament to debate Jan Lokpal Bill today
The Government will debate the Jan Lokpal Bill in both houses of the Parliament on Saturday. ANI

LeT claims killing Kashmiri leader
The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a Pakistan-based terrorist organisation, has admitted that a fellow anti-Indian rebel had killed a veteran cleric in Kashmir earlier this year. ANI

Anna Hazare health is fine: Kiran Bedi
Former IPS officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi on Saturday said social activist Anna Hazare's health is fine and there was no need to worry. ANI

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