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Kanimozhi receives warm reception from DMK supporters in Chennai
Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament Kanimozhi, who was granted bail in the 2G spectrum scam by court on November 28, today arrived in Tamil Nadu to a thunderous welcome by the party's supporters. ANI

CBI files chargesheet in illegal mining case against G. Janardhan Reddy
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed a chargesheet in the illegal mining case against Obulapuram Mining Company owned by former Karnataka Tourism Minister G. Janardhan Reddy. ANI

Film on Delhi Metro screened at IFFI
The Delhi Metro has become a symbol of civil engineering pride, but for the engineering team, to complete 125 kms of network in the phase II of the project in just four and a half years of time was a herculean task. ANI

Farmers support FDI in retail
A large delegation of farmers today met Union Commerce Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma to register their support for the Central government's decision to allow 51 percent FDI in retail sector. ANI

Elimination of violence essential for Manipur's economic growth: Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that though Manipur has been witness to bouts of violent incidents in the past, he is happy to note that they have declined considerably in the last few years. ANI

Centre aiming for rapid progress of Manipur, other north-eastern states: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that it has been the endeavor of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre to make every possible effort for the rapid progress of Manipur and the other north-eastern states. ANI

Shimla exhibition on preserving environment
An exhibition displaying wild animals made of household waste items, was organised in Shimla with an aim to preserve environment and create awareness about wildlife conservation. ANI

Justice Jain expresses concern over spread of drugs, pending cases in Punjab
Supreme Court Judge, Justice DK Jain, while delivering a speech at the 105th Annual Convocation of Khalsa College has expressed serious concern over the spread of drugs in Punjab, which he said is playing havoc with society at large. ANI

Why are the farmers of Hoshangabad committing suicide?
The statistics for farmer suicides in India are as striking as they are shameful. One farmer suicide every 30 minutes in 2009, screamed a NYU School of Law report earlier this year. If one accepts that many suicides also go unreported, even this shocking statistics is perhaps an under-estimation ANI

PJ Joseph expresses concern over deteriorating condition of Mullaperiyar Dam
Reiterating the demand made by Kerala Chief Minister Oman Chandy for the construction of a new dam, state Kerala Water Resources Minister PJ Joseph on Saturday expressed his concern over the deteriorating condition of the Mullaperiyar Dam. ANI

Congress terms targeting of Rahul Gandhi on Lokpal Bill as unfair
Congress party on Saturday expressed its displeasure over veteran social activist Anna Hazare targeting party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, as the person who pressurised Parliament's Standing Committee to review the Lokpal Bill. ANI

Advani opposes FDI in retail
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has opposed the government's decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the multi-brand retail sector. ANI

2G scam: Delhi court reserve orders on summoning Chidambaram
A Delhi Court on Saturday reserved its orders on the petition filed by Janata party chief Subramanian Swamy to summon Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram over his alleged involvement in the multi-billion dollar 2G telecom scam. ANI

Kashmir holds Shia Sunni peace conference
The two sects of the Muslim community, Shia and Sunni came together at a peace conference in Srinagar on Saturday with an aim to promote harmony and brotherhood. ANI

Paragliding in Darjeeling attracts tourists
The tourism department of West Bengal, introduced paragliding in Darjeeling, as part of its initiative to provide impetus to tourism and attract local as well as foreign tourists in the state. ANI

Protest against bonded labour in Delhi
Hundreds of activists and labourers demonstrated in New Delhi on Friday against bonded labour, urging the Indian government to formulate new laws to safeguard the interest of migrant workers. ANI

Maoist terror disrupting development activities in Jharkhand
Despite government initiatives, development activities continue to take a beating in Jharkhand, with villagers and students reeling under the looming fear of left-wing extremists. ANI

China sceptical about India's new nuke missile Agni V
India's latest nuclear-capable missile, Agni V, which is scheduled to be tested within three months, is a warning signal to its neighbours, especially China. ANI

Santosh Hegde insists on inclusion of PM in Lokpal Bill
Reacting to the draft report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Lokpal Bill, former Karnataka Lokayukta K Santosh Hegde has said that the office of the Prime Minister should be included in the ambit of the Bill. ANI

Kiran Bedi dissatisfied with parliamentary panel decisions on Lokpal Bill
Team Anna member Kiran Bedi has expressed anguish over the proposal to exclude the lower bureaucracy from the ambit of the Lokpal Bill by a parliamentary panel ANI

Kanimozhi confident of proving her innocence in 2G case
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament Kanimozhi, who was granted bail in the 2G spectrum scam by court on November 28, on Saturday said she would prove her innocence and get out of the case legally. ANI

Pakistan may disrupt fragile peace in Jammu and Kashmir, fears Farooq Abdullah
Union Minister and National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah has said that Pakistan might disrupt the fragile peace in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Police assaulting journalists to face criminal proceedings
Sending a stern warning to the police and paramilitary forces "not to commit any violence against media persons, Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju has said the PCI will launch criminal proceedings against them for targeting the press covering demonstrations and other incidents. ANI

TERI University Celebrates its first ever MBA Fest - Transcendence 2011
In an effort to enhance the scope and knowledge body of management education in India and prepare future managers for creating a green and sustainable tomorrow, the MBA Program (MBA Business Sustainability and MBA Infrastructure) of TERI University celebrated it first ever two-day annual fest - Transcendence ‘11, on 2nd & 3rd December, 2011 Business Wire India

SCMHRD’s SNAP IT gives Opportunity for Aspirants to Interact with the Experienced
Taking holistic education and guidance a step further is SCMHRD’s ‘SNAP IT’- an event that provides interacting opportunities for aspirants with experienced people belonging to the same playfield. The event shall help students get a clear picture of what they seek, what they are offered and what they should expect post the SNAP test Business Wire India

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