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Fisherman killing: Jayalalithaa takes on Centre, demands PM's resignation
All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa took on the Central Government over the recent killing of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy, asserting that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh should step down from his post if he is not able to take any appropriate step. ANI

First 'Urdu Satellite' channel launched in Hyderabad
After a long wait, the first international 'Urdu Satellite' channel was launched here on Wednesday by Khan Lateef Mohammed Khan, the Chairman of the "Munsif Group" and editor-in chief of a leading Urdu Daily. ANI

Yasin Malik arrested for flag march to Lal Chowk
In a bid to maintain peace in Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities arrested separatist leader Yasin Malik soon after he embarked on a massive flag rally here on Wednesday. ANI

Tricolour row: BJP activists attack J-K Finance Minister's car
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, who had undertaken a rally to hoist the national flag at Srinagar's Lal Chowk on Republic Day attacked the car of Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather here on Wednesday evening. ANI

Maoists kidnap five policemen, civilian in Chhattisgarh
Maoists abducted five personnel of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and a civilian from a passenger bus in Narayanpur district on Tuesday. ANI

Advani calls for countrywide campaign against black money, corruption
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani urged the citizens on the occasion of the country's 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday to join a countrywide campaign to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks, and against the rampant corruption. ANI

Discussions with Chidambaram on separate Gorkhaland state positive: Roshan Giri
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) General Secretary Roshan Giri has termed the discussions with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram over the formation of a separate Gorkhaland state as fruitful. ANI

BJP's 'Tiranga Yatra' foiled, police arrest six supporters
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday arrested six Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and separatists, who were heading towards the Lal Chowk here to hoist the national flag on the occasion of the country's 62nd Republic Day. ANI

Maoists target two schools in Jharkhand on Republic Day
Maoists attacked two schools in Jharkhand's Palamu and Latehar districts on the occasion of the 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. ANI

Kolkata book fair to focus on improving India-US ties
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Pulitzer award-winning American novelist Richard Ford inaugurated the 35th Kolkata Book Fair here on Tuesday. ANI

Six people sent to police custody in Sonawane murder case
Six people, who were arrested for the murder of Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane, have been sent to police custody by a local court. ANI

Kashmir tricolour hosting: BJP leaders released in Kathua
Senior Bharatiya Janata Part (BJP) leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar, who were arrested yesterday as they crossed into Jammu to carry on with the party's plans of hoisting the tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk were released in Kathua on Wednesday. ANI

Utsav Sharma sent to judicial custody till Feb 8
Utsav Sharma, who had attacked Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar inside the Ghaziabad court premises, was on Wednesday remanded to judicial custody till February 8. ANI

Chinese gay rights defender to sue newspaper for reporting male couple wedding
A gay rights defender in China has vowed to sue a Beijing newspaper after it reported the "wedding" of a male couple without their permission. ANI

Gadkari accuses Centre, J-K Govt. of playing politics over tricolour row
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday accused the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government of playing politics over the flag hoisting row, and terming the detention of senior party leaders as unfortunate alleged that they were bowing to pressure from separatists. ANI

Gujarat observes 10th anniversary of 2001 earthquake
As the nation celebrates its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday, people here observed the 10th anniversary of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake that killed around 30,000 people. ANI

BJP rejects Omar's invitation to attend Republic Day celebrations
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday turned down Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's invitation to attend the Republic Day celebrations. ANI

Military might, 'mini-India' on display at 62nd Republic Day
The 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday had 'mini-India' in itself with colourful tableaux depicting the innumerable hues of the country's diversity, in addition to a vibrant performance by students and armed forces in full battle regalia. ANI

India ranked fourth important country for future economic growth: Poll
Global business leaders have ranked India as the fourth most important country for future economic growth, according to Price Waterhouse Cooper's (PwC's) 14th Annual Global CEO Survey. ANI

US removes Indian firms from Entity List
The U.S. Government on Monday amended its U.S. Export Administration Regulations by removing all remaining Space and Defense-related Indian entities from the U.S. Department of Commerce's 'Entity List'. This is a momentous step forward in U.S. implementation of the export control policy reforms announced by President Barack Obama during his November 2010 visit to India. ANI

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