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Swamy condemns interim relief to Rajiv Gandhi's assassins
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday condemned the interim relief to the three convicts, who are on death row for their role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. ANI

Indo-Pak border security personnel exchange sweets on Eid
Border security personnel from India and Pakistan exchange sweets and greetings on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr at the Wagah Border post in Punjab on Wednesday. ANI

Five killed as two goods trains collide in Orissa
At least five people were killed and several others got injured when two goods trains coming from opposite directions collided head-on in Orissa's Keonjhar District on Wednesday. ANI

Anna discharged from Gurgaon Hospital
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has been discharged this evening from Gurgaon's Medanta Medicity Hospital after undergoing treatment for four days. ANI

Ajay Maken defends National Sports Bill
Defending the proposed National Sports (Development) Bill, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday called for transparency in the federations overseeing various games in the country. ANI

Move away from coal to gas to achieve low carbon growth, says UK Minister
Britain's Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Lord David Howell, on Wednesday emphasized the need for moving away from coal to natural gas to achieve reduction in greenhouse emissions. ANI

Pak child receives gift from Indian doctors on Eid
Reflecting the current spirit of cooperation between two Asian neighbours, doctors at Gurgoan's Medanta Midicity Hospital successfully operated a nine-year-old Pakistani boy, suffering from a chronic liver disease, and discharged today on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. ANI

Mirwaiz Farooq prays for peace and harmony on Eid
Asserting that he would continue to fight against the brutal policies of the Centre that fuelled violence in Jammu and Kashmir, the chairman of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Wednesday prayed for peace and freedom on the occasion of Eid. ANI

Congress Party stands firm against divisive forces in the country: Singhvi
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, on Wednesday said the Congress Party has always taken a firm stand against divisive forces in the country, brushing aside reports that this was a direct reference to veteran social activist Anna Hazare. ANI

Anna Hazare is progressing quite well, says Dr. Trehan
India's top cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan, who is monitoring Anna Hazare's health condition along with his medical team at Gurgaon's Medanta Medicity Hospital, today said the veteran social activist is recovering well and has begun to consume soft solid food. ANI

Bhushan refutes Arundhati Roy's charges, claims wide support for Jan Lokpal
A day after writer Arundhati Roy cast doubts over Anna Hazare's anti-graft campaign saying the civil society's Jan Lokpal Bill is a 'dangerous piece of legislation', Supreme Court lawyer and civil society representative Prashant Bhushan claimed that there was some substance in the movement; else all sections of society would not have congregated to support the cause. ANI

Maoists halt road construction in Jharkhand villages
With the Maoists halting construction and repair work of the roads in Jharkhand's Palamu District, the villagers are finding it difficult to commute from the remote interiors to the cities to go to schools and hospitals ANI

Maoist ultras block construction of roads, hold a medical camp for blocked villagers in Bihar
The Communist Party of India (Maoist) recently organised a six-day long medical camp for the locals in Bihar's Parsawa village. ANI

Naval forces in good position to scale greater heights, says new Navy Vice Chief
The newly appointed Vice Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan, on Wednesday stated that the Indian Navy has all the makings of becoming a potent force in the maritime arena. ANI

Omar Abdullah accused of indulging in 'vote bank politics'
With Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah seemingly equating Afzal Guru with Rajiv Gandhi's assassins in his tweet, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today accused him of indulging in 'vote bank politics'. ANI

Two women Maoist ultras surrender in Orissa
Two Maoist women ultras, including a minor, surrendered before the Orissa police on Tuesday. ANI

Montek Ahluwalia suggests precaution while awarding contracts
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said that corruption has always been associated with contracting. ANI

Lionel Messi Set To Play On FieldTurf
All eyes are focused on Salt Lake Stadium, as Argentina’s national soccer team is set to face Venezuela in a FIFA international match September 2. After months of preparation, the city of Kolkata is ready to embrace Lionel Messi and the world’s finest players at their FIFA 2-Star certified pitch Business Wire India

Acron Developers Launches Emerald Court
Acron Developers Pvt Ltdleading-edge developer based in Mumbai with offices in Goa, Bengaluru and Pune have opened bookings for a one-of-a-kind apartment complex in Goa, that’s ready to move into Business Wire India

Leadstart Publishing & Crossword Bookstore Launch the Poetry Writing Series with Honourable Dr.Farooq Abdullah
Leadstart Publishing launched their book series, ‘Poetry Writing Made Simple – 1 (Elementary)’ & ‘Poetry Writing Made Simple – 2 (Advanced)’ written by Sarika Singh. The dignitaries for the evening were honourable Dr Farooq Abdullah, Minister -New & Renewable Energy, Govt of India, Ms. Meenakshi Sahni, Principal of Modern School, Delhi & Swarup Nanda, Chairman & CEO, Leadstart Publishing Business Wire India

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