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External Affairs Ministry clarifies reported UNSC remarks attributed to Krishna
In response to a query regarding External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's address yesterday at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), it was clarified that the initial parts of all formal addresses contain salutation and courteous references. ANI

President Patil inaugurates World Philatelic Exhibition 'INDIPEX 2011'
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Saturday inaugurated the World Philatelic Exhibition 'INDIPEX 2011' in the national capital. ANI

Congress-led UPA government has failed on all fronts: BJP
Expressing concern over the extent of corruption in a string of recently exposed scams, Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday termed the ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government a 'failure'. ANI

Hindu radical outfit protests against Valentine's Day in Jammu and Kashmir
Activists of Shri Ram Sena, a radical Hindu outfit, on Saturday protested against the upcoming Valentine's Day in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Cancer to be number one killer disease worldwide by 2025: Indian doctors
Cancer is set to take over as the number one killer disease globally by 2025, doctors at the Indian Cancer Congress said on Saturday. ANI

ISRO forms panel to probe Antrix-Devas spectrum deal
India's primary space research body, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), on Saturday set in motion a process to restructure Antrix Corporation, its commercial arm, against the backdrop of a controversial two-satellite deal it had struck with a private firm. ANI

Award-winning flower-grower gives new dimension to floriculture in Jharkhand
A flower cultivator in Jharkhand's Garhwa district has come up with many flower varieties in his garden, giving new dimensions to floriculture in the state. ANI

Binayak Sen's conviction is proper use of a very bad law, says Arundhati Roy
Activists of several civil rights groups and left wing organisations converged in New Delhi on Saturday to stage a rally to demand the release of human rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen. ANI

Giant potatoes found in Uttar Pradesh
Potatoes weighing up to two kilograms have been found in a village in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Maoists release abducted policemen in Chhattisgarh
Five policemen, who were abducted by Maoists from Narayanpur 18 days ago, walked free from an undisclosed location in the dense forests of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. ANI

Depiction of World cup through sand
With world cup 2011 just a week away, popular sand artist Sudharshan Patnaik and students made a replica of cricket stadium with a lively pitch, on the beach in Puri. ANI

Giant potatoes found in Moradabad
Potatoes weighing two kilograms have been found in Rasulpur village in Moradabad. ANI

Manmohan Singh felicitates Kerala Kaumudi
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said journalists could become agents of change if they were true to their profession. ANI

Aviation sector can absorb 120 billion dollar investment, says Manmohan Singh
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said that the aviation sector has the potential of absorbing an investment of 120 billion dollars, which turn could create employment, both directly and indirectly to tens of thousands of people. ANI

Meet the Oz mum who didn't know of pregnancy until something 'slid out'
A 34-year-old Oz woman was took by surprise when she gave birth as she had no idea she was pregnant and thought was bloated from drinking too much chocolate milk. ANI

Patil opens World Philatelic Exhibition in Delhi
The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on Saturday, opened the India Post organized INDIPEX 2011,a World Philatelic Exhibition at Pragati Maidan here. ANI

No clean chit to Karmapa: Himachal CM Dhumal
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Saturday said that no clean chit has been given to the Karmapa Lama, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, in a financial irregularities case. ANI

'Leftover' Chinese singles are in the grip of depression
China's first mental health survey has revealed that more than 70 percent of urban Chinese singles getting nearer to their "expiry date" for marriage are in the grip of depression. ANI

Economic policies should end disparity between rural-urban areas: Nitin Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said the government's economic policies should be aimed at reducing the disparity between rural and urban areas. ANI

Naveen Jindal flies French Rafael at Bangalore's Aero India show
Lok Sabha MP Naveen Jindal took to the skies as he co-piloted Dassault's Rafael fighter aircraft on the third day of the Aero India 2011 show here. ANI

We are not scared of hooliganism of BJP: Yasin Malik
Reacting to the protest by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists against him, separatist leader Yasin Malik said he was not scared of the part's hooliganism. ANI

India welcomes Mubarak's decision to step down
India has welcomed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down and the commitment of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to ensure a peaceful transition of power in a time-bound manner. ANI

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