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Monkey menace hits Guwahati zoo, authorities mull sterilization
Monkey menace has reached alarming proportions in a zoo in Guwahati, Assam, as they harass the visitors and leave them injured. ANI

Anna Hazare being influenced by people with political motives: Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today said that veteran social activist Anna Hazare was being influenced by people around him. ANI

Pranab praises Mamata's handling of AMRI Hospital fire crisis
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has lauded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her 'adept' handling of the AMRI Hospital crisis, in which at least 89 people died from suffocation from a massive fire engulfed the super-specialty hospital located in Kolkata. ANI

BJP slams Sibal for defending Chidambaram's role in 2G case
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today slammed Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal for defending Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the multi-billion dollar 2G scam. ANI

Separatists protest against alleged human rights atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir
Separatists belonging to Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Saturday protested in Srinagar against the human rights violations and atrocities committed on the Kashmiris by the armed forces. ANI

Mining case against Krishna in Karnataka politically motivated, says Congress
The Congress party today said that the illegal mining case against External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is politically motivated. ANI

615 cadets pass out of Indian Military Academy in Dehradun
A batch of 615 cadets from the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA) today participated in the customary passing out parade in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. ANI

New Sports complex being constructed in Mizoram
The Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium in Aizawl, the first full fledged sports complex in Mizoram, is expected to be completed next year. ANI

International Music festival in Guwahati
An international music fest, which brought together musicians of the northeast and national and international musicians was recently organised in Guwahati. ANI

Lawyers refuse to fight for Kolkata hospital fire accused
Lawyers of the Alipore Court have refused to defend the six arrested persons held responsible for the massive fire that broke out in the AMRI Hospital, killing 89 people on Friday. ANI

Sikkim empowering women through toy making
The Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms which is under the aegis of the Ministry of Development of the North East Region (DONER) organised a special toy making training programme in Kolkata for the women. ANI

Agartala hosts art exhibition by Bangladeshi artists
A four-day art exhibition titled, "Bangladesh Muktijuddho: chollish Bochhor" was organized in Tripura to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence. ANI

Nagaland hosts 12th Hornbill Festival
The twelfth edition of the Hornbill Festival had a colorful start at the Kisama Naga heritage village near Nagaland capital Kohima. ANI

33 insurgents surrender to security forces in Assam
Thirty three cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland and United Liberation Front of Asom recently, surrendered before security forces in Assam's Tezpur District. ANI

AMRI Hospital directors sent to police custody till Dec. 20
A day after a fire claimed the lives of 89 people, including 85 patients and four AMRI Hospital staffers, a court in Kolkata placed the hospital's six directors in police custody till December 20. ANI

Anna reaches Delhi for fast, says will fight until corruption is eradicated
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who reached New Delhi for Sunday's day-long token fast, said the "second fight for independence" has started which will go on till corruption is eradicated. ANI

Sugar mill workers beat up farmers in UP
Workers of a sugar mill in Basti allegedly roughed up sugarcane farmers, who had queued up to get their produce weighed prior to selling it to the mill on Saturday. ANI

Beas farmers block highway for fourth consecutive day
Farmer and labour unions continue to block a highway over a demand to waive off electricity bills and loans as stated in an election manifesto that promised to benefit the agricultural sector. ANI

NHRC observes Human Rights Day
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) organized a special function at New Delhi's Teenmurti Bhavan on Saturday to observe World Human Rights Day. ANI

Kapil Sibal backs Chidambaram over 2G case, says allegations against him baseless
Defending Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on his alleged involvement in the 2G scam case, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday rejected all allegations levelled against him. ANI

Rahul Gandhi's intention on Lokpal Bill is clean, says Salman Khurshid
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has said Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has the best of intentions for the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Team Anna dissatisfied with parliamentary panel's recommendations on Lokpal Bill
Key aides of veteran social activist Anna Hazare has called the recommendations made by the Parliament's Standing Committee on the proposed Lokpal Bill as extremely regressive adding that it will make the Central Bureau of Investigation completely dysfunctional. ANI

Anna Hazare leaves for Delhi to hold token fast
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday morning left for New Delhi for his daylong token fast on Sunday to protest the government's version of the Lokpal Bill. ANI

SCMHRD - Nurtures not only Urban but also Rural Crusaders
Pallavi Mishra, MBA (Marketing), batch 2011-13 and Debi Prasad Dash, MBA (Finance), batch 2011-13 stood out to be the proud winners of the event Rural Crusaders at IIM Ahmedabad’s International Business School Summit- Kronos 2011. The event saw around 50 entries from some of the top B-Schools like FMS, JBIMS, IIM and the like Business Wire India

RuralShores in Growth Mode Celebrates Employing Over 1,000 Rural Youth
RuralShores celebrated crossing the threshold of providing employment to one thousand rural youth by hosting an event at its first centre at Bagepalli, Karnataka (approximately 100 kms from Bangalore). The theme of the event was `Illuminating a Thousand Rural Families'. The function was presided by Honourable Union Corporate Affairs Minister, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Mr Business Wire India

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