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Panchayats to have broadband connectivity by 2012, says Pilot
Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot on Sunday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has decided to ensure that every panchayat in the country is equipped with high speed broadband internet access by 2012. ANI

LIC exam paper leaked in Delhi
The question paper of an all-India examination for the post of assistant administrative officer of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) was leaked here on Sunday ahead of the test. ANI

JD -U wants agriculture, farmer-friendly Union Budget
Ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget 2011-12, Janata Dal-United (JD -U) chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday said his party wanted an agriculture and farmer-friendly budget. ANI

Andhra CM Reddy meets Sonia, discusses Telangana issue
With the demand for the creation of a separate state of Telangana gaining momentum, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy met Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Sunday and is understood to have discussed the contentious matter. ANI

UP CM Mayawati inspects development works in Faizabad
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati visited Faizabad district on Sunday to review the development works and the law and order situation. ANI

B.L. Bagra given additional charge of NALCO Chairman
B.L. Bagra, Director (Finance) in the National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), has been given additional charge of the Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of the company. ANI

Indians evacuated from Libya praise Govt.
Indians evacuated from trouble-ridden Libya have praised the Central Government and the Indian embassy in Tripoli for its assistance. ANI

CRPF jawans in Srinagar undergo training to rescue people stuck in avalanches
In the wake of several deaths and casualties caused by snow avalanches, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir region is undergoing training to rescue people who are stranded. ANI

Around 200 children fall sick due to food poisoning in Allahabad
Around 200 children, who fell sick after consuming unhygienic food at a feast here, have been admitted to the local hospital after complaints of stomach pain and vomiting. ANI

Families of stranded nationals in Libya request Govt. for help
Family members of Indian labourers, who have been trapped in the current political turmoil in Libya, have made an appeal to the Central Government for their safe return. ANI

Mukherjee to present Budget 2011 with focus on infrastructure, tax liability
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the Union Budget 2011-12 proposals in Parliament on Monday, and it is anticipated that its focus will be on infrastructure and tax liability. ANI

Defence Minister Antony hands over his gifts to Kerala assembly
Defence Minister A.K.Antony has handed over all his gift collections to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in Thiruvananthapuram. ANI

BASIC countries environment ministers discuss climate change in Delhi
Environment Ministers from BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - met here on Sunday to assess the post Cancun climate change policy and actions at the global and national level and discuss coordination going forward. ANI

NCP lawmaker charged with rape, sent to three-day police custody
A Nasik Court on Sunday sent Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Dilip Wagh, who has been arrested following accusations of raping a 22-year-old woman, to three-days in police custody. ANI

Orissa Police seize 18 tons of silver in Puri
Orissa Police has seized 18 tons of silver bricks in Puri from the ancient Emar Mutt located in front of the 12th century Sri Jagannath Temple. ANI

Meghalaya CM rejects Agatha Sangma's accusation on Rabha-Garo clashes
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has turned down accusations made by the Union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma that the recent clashes between the Rabhas and the Garos in areas along the Assam-Meghalaya boundary could have been avoided had the government of both states taken prompt action. ANI

Social activists demand fullproof Ombudsman Bill to curb corruption
Prominent social activists such as Anna Hazare and ex-cop Kiran Bedi have demanded that the government introduce an Ombudsman Bill at the earliest to curb the spread of corruption in Indian society. ANI

Over 500 Indians evacuated from Libya
Over 500 Indian nationals have been evacuated from Libya in two fights specially arranged by Air India, after an anti- government uprising put their lives at risk. ANI

Villagers continue to agitate over proposed Jaitapur nuke power project
Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan continues to assure the people of Jaitapur that their farmlands won't be forcefully acquired for a 9,900 megawatt nuclear power project, the minds of protestors have not changed on the issue. ANI

Indian Air Force band regales public with lilting tunes
Visitors to the Central Park at Connaught Place were given a pleasant surprise late on Saturday evening, when the Indian Air Force Band arrived to play some of its famed lilting tunes. ANI

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