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Cost of litigation beyond reach, not all can seek justice: President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Sunday said that the cost of litigation was beyond the reach of many people in the society and not all are able to get justice for their grievances. ANI

Oil leaking from sunken cargo vessel M.V. Rak off Mumbai coast
The sinking of the Panama-flagged cargo vessel M.V. Rak off the coast of Mumbai has led to oil spill. ANI

Congress slams PAC chairman Joshi for re-circulating 2G scam report
The Congress party on Sunday slammed Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi for re-circulating the 2G scam report amongst the panel members. ANI

Centre 'misleading masses' on Lokpal Bill, says Anna Hazare
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday reiterated that the Central government was 'misleading the masses' on Lokpal Bill. ANI

Marathon held to create clean environment awareness in Gurgaon
In wake of increasing pollution and use of plastic bags in Gurgaon, Haryana, a marathon was held on Sunday to create awareness among people to plant trees and save environment. ANI

Congress will not defend anyone in 2010 CWG scam: Jaiswal
Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday said that the Congress party would not defend anyone in the 2010 Commonwealth Games scam. ANI

'Naked wedding' new trend for money-troubled post-80s Chinese couples
A new trend called 'n*ked wedding' is becoming more and more popular in China, where the cost of an average wedding has soared 30 times than that in the 1980s. ANI

BJP to target government over corruption in Parliament
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called a meeting of its allies on Monday to chalk out strategies to target central government in Parliament over corruption. ANI

Family members of Indian prisoners in Pak jail appeal govt. for speedy release
Family members of Indians imprisoned in Pakistan jails on Sunday appealed to the central government to secure their speedy release. ANI

Ramdev supporters perform yajna in Delhi
Women supporters of yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday performed yajna (fire ritual) to pray for the speedy recovery of Rajbala, a supporter who suffered spinal injuries during the police action against the fasting yoga guru on June 4. ANI

Lobsang Sangay promises to boost dialogue with China to resolve row 'peacefully'
The newly elected Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, said on Sunday that he would continue to reach out to Chinese people and government and facilitate the bilateral dialogue process in order to resolve the long-standing row based on 'mutual interests.' ANI

Maoist activities force Bihar tribals to migrate
Living under constant fear of the threat posed by Maoist ultras, distressed families of tribals in Bihar's Sasaram town have been forced to migrate in large numbers, to safer havens. ANI

India needs rural development to counter Maoist insurgency: Ramesh
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that transparent rural developmental programmes are needed to counter Maoist insurgency in the country. ANI

Museum displaying rare photographs of heritage buildings in Shimla opens for public
In a bid to boost tourism, Himachal government has opened a heritage museum for public in Shimla. ANI

LeT commander killed in encounter in J-K
Security forces on Sunday shot dead a divisional commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District. ANI

National consensus needed on Land Acquisition Bill: Ramesh
Underlining the importance of land acquisition related tribal issues, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the government is trying to evolve a national consensus on the proposed Land Acquisition Bill. ANI

President Patil calls for skill upgradation to combat cyber crime (Amended)
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has called for upgradation of skills to combat new challenges like cyber crime and hacking. ANI

Fresh batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine
A fresh batch of 281 pilgrims left the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine on Sunday. ANI

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