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Maken grants Rs.5crore to Usha Athletics School for development of synthetic turf
Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Ajay Maken on Sunday announced assistance worth Rs. five crores to the P.T. Usha-run Usha Athletics School, for development of synthetic turf at Kozhikode, Kerala. ANI

India poised for record capacity addition of 15000 MW in 2011: Shinde
Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has said that the power sector in the country is poised for record capacity addition of 15000MW during the present financial year. ANI

Reliance Communications denies involvement in 2G scam
Reliance Communications, the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, on Sunday denied its involvement in the 2G-spectrum allocation scam. ANI

Laxman pays tribute to 2010 German Bakery blast victims in Pune
Indian cricketer V.V.S Laxman on Sunday paid tribute to the victims of last year's German Bakery blast in Pune. ANI

Congress activists protest against government apathy towards farmers in Madhya Pradesh
Activists of the Congress party staged a demonstration in Bhopal on Sunday to protest against the neglect of farmers by the state government. ANI

Congress leaders demand more seats to contest in Tamil Nadu assembly election
Congress leaders in Tamil Nadu are demanding more seats to contest in the forthcoming state assembly elections compared to last time in their alliance with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), ruling regional party. ANI

Fresh snowfall engulfs Manali, tourists rejoice
Enhancing the pristine scenic beauty of the Himalayan region, fresh snowfall engulfed the mountains in Himachal Pradesh's Manali district on Sunday. ANI

Orissa police arrest three Maoists
Orissa police on Sunday arrested three Maoists ultras after a fierce shootout near a densely forested in Rourkela. ANI

Hindu regional party protests against Valentine's Day in Tamil Nadu
Activists of Hindu Makkal Katchi, a regional party in Tamil Nadu, protested against the celebration of the Valentine's Day on Sunday, and warned locals to refrain from all celebrations in Coimbatore. ANI

Omar Abdullah pulls up PDP for controversial J-K map
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah criticizing the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for its controversial map of the state, on Sunday said 'gifting away' of state's territory will be not be acceptable. ANI

Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends hunger strike after PM's assurance
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called off his indefinite hunger strike here on Sunday after assurances from the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, that the Centre will address the issues raised by the state government. ANI

RTI activist's kin killed in retaliation for exposing pension fraud
Right to Information (RTI) activist Mahabir Singh had to pay a heavy price for exposing a pension scam in Haryana's Fatehabad District, as his daughter-in-law was allegedly crushed under the car of village head. ANI

Bihar's development result of sustained initiatives, investments: Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the development in the state is the result of sustained initiatives and investments. ANI

Artists reveal significance of Obama's gift to Chinese President
US President Barack Obama had gifted his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao a painting created by two Chinese-American artist brothers in the honour of his state visit to Washington last month. ANI

Ayodhya litigant Ansari to move Supreme Court
The oldest litigant in the Ayodhya title suit, Mohammad Hashim Ansari, has finally decided to move the Supreme Court against the verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri-Masjid title case. ANI

India can become world's food basket in next two decades: Scindia
India can become the food basket of the world in the next two decades, said Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia. ANI

China reiterates strict ban on hepatitis B tests during pre-employment exams
To check companies reported violation of rules to require hepatitis B tests for job applicants, the Chinese Government has reiterated a strict ban on the tests during pre-employment physical examinations. ANI

Former woman Maoist found murdered in Orissa
A former woman Maoist, who had left the rebel outfit in 2005, was found murdered along with her four year old son at her home in Orissa's Sundargarh district. ANI

CBI summons Arun Shourie in 2G scam case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday summoned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie, in connection with its probe into the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

China gives academic degrees to 21 million students since 1981
In last 30 years, China has given more than 21 million academic degrees, including 335,000 doctorates. ANI

China to cut down smoking scenes in films, TV dramas
China's film and broadcast watchdog has issued a circular ordering to cut down smoking scenes in films and TV dramas. ANI

Specially-abled Delhi artists present dance show to promote equality
Giving a message of dignity and equality, the specially-abled artists presented colourful dance performance on wheelchairs in New Delhi. ANI

Imphal students protest against suspension of classes
In a bid to re-start the suspended classes, Manipur students taged a protest here to end the ongoing tussle between teachers and the government. ANI

WB Police seize arms and ammunitions from CPI-M leaders
West Bengal Police have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from Burdwan district. ANI

Protests in Siliguri over death of two GJM members
The recent killing of two Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters triggered off a protest in West Bengal's Siliguri District. ANI

Forest officials rescue 39 smuggled tortoises in Nainital
Uttarakhand forest officials rescued 39 smuggled tortoises and arrested four smugglers in Nainital. ANI

'We are trying to seek general autonomy for Tibet', says Dalai Lama
Denying the accusations of the Chinese Government, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that an attempt is being made to seek general autonomy for entire Tibet. ANI

Chhattisgarh Police arrest two women Maoists
Chhattisgarh Police have taken into custody two women Maoists during a search operation in Kanker district. ANI

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