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India News on January 16, 2011

Kolkata schools organize health rally for students
Schools in Kolkata on Sunday organized a race to promote the importance of healthy living. ANI

Floodwater disrupts normal life in Uttar Pradesh
Several people have been rendered homeless after heavy rains led to a flood like situation in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district. ANI

Ex-Japanese PM meets Sheila Dikshit in Delhi
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who is on a brief visit to India, met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here on Sunday. ANI

Petrol price hike: NCP defends Central Government's decision
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has defended the Central Government's decision to increase the retail prices of petrol. ANI

Anil Ambani says his company is not barred from trading in capital market
Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani on Sunday said that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had not banned him or his companies from trading in capital markets. ANI

Five Maoists surrender in Orissa
Five Maoist ultras, all of them in their teens, have surrendered before top brass of the district police at Jajpur in Orissa. ANI

Banda rape victim says she wants BSP MLA hanged
The minor Dalit girl, who was allegedly raped by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Purshottam Naresh Dwivedi, has said that she wants her tormentor to be hanged. ANI

Social worker opposes traditional tribal prison cells in Nagaland
A social worker of Mokokchung district in Nagaland has opposed the traditional prison cells set up as per tribal norms. ANI

Central Government under attack over petrol price hike
The Central Government on Sunday faced all round criticism for increasing the retail prices of petrol. ANI

A non-political outfit calls for 48-hour shutdown in Siliguri
A non-political voluntary forum named Bangla O Bangla Bhasa Bachao Committee (BOBBBC) gave a call for 48-hour shutdown in Siliguri on Sunday. ANI

Maoists attack road construction workers in Jharkhand
Throwing a spanner in the works for developmental activities in the region, Maoist ultras attacked road construction workers in Jharkhand's Lohardagga District on Saturday. ANI

Travel and Tourism fair begins in Bangalore
The three-day long XX Travel and Tourism Fair began here on Saturday. ANI

Ethiopian Assefa wins Mumbai full marathon
Ethiopia's Girima Assefa won the 42-km full run at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2011. ANI

Inter-state rice smuggling racket busted in Coimbatore
In a major enforcement exercise, officials of the Revenue Department detained a truck ferrying 15 tonnes of rice meant for public distribution system (PDS) here on Saturday. ANI

Adarsh Society: Tenor of order malafide, says lawyer Maneshinde
Reacting to the Ministry of Environment's decision to demolish the 31-storey Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai, the society's counsel, Satish Maneshinde on Sunday said that the tenor of the order is completely malafide. ANI

Gujjars for national model to rehabilitate Kashmir tribes

Adarsh society should be demolished: Jairam Ramesh
Accusing the controversial Adarsh society for violating the spirit of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) laws, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that the society 'should be demolished in entirety'. ANI

For the timber smugglers the summer of unrest, a boon
In Kashmir behind the smoke-screen of the continuing unrest beginning in summer last and continuing for a few months, timber smugglers have been working overtime to loot as much of green gold as they could. ANI

Adarsh Society scam: Ex-bureaucrat Tiwari to meet Maharashtra Governor
Ramanand Tiwari, the tainted former bureaucrat in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, will meet Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan today. ANI

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains shut due to snowfall
The shutdown of the 300-km Jammu-Srinagar highway continued for the second consecutive day due to heavy snowfall. ANI

BJP demands rollback of petrol price hike
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed the Central Government for its decision to raise petrol prices and demanded an immediate rollback. ANI

NDA to hold anti-corruption rally in Mumbai
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders led by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani will hold an anti-corruption rally here today ANI

Indian Australian scientist wins Queensland's key primary industries sector award
An Indian Australian woman biotechnologist has won the coveted Women In Technology (WIT) University of Queensland (UQ) Biotech Researcher award for her contributions to the primary industries sector. ANI

'Mattu Pongal' celebrated with traditional fervour in Tamil Nadu
Locals across Tamil Nadu worshipped cattle on the third day of Pongal on Sunday, as a mark of gratitude to the livestock for helping farmers in their cultivation. ANI

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