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Banerjee condoles death of noted signer Suchitra Mitra
Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her deep and heartfelt condolences at the sad demise of noted signer Suchitra Mitra, who passed away in Kolkata on Monday. ANI

Govt. likely to amend Indian Forest Act, says Ramesh
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that the government is likely to bring in amendments to the Indian Forest Act in the next session of Parliament. ANI

Kerala CM recommends vigilance probe against former CJI's son-in-law
Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Monday recommended a vigilance probe into the alleged amassing of wealth by NHRC Chairman and former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan's son-in-law P V Sreenijan. ANI

Bhopal vocalist sets record by singing for 25 hours
In an attempt to set a world record for the longest singing session, Vasudev Sarkar, a 55-year-old singer, sang at a stretch for around 25 hours in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal city. ANI

Tourists throng Patnitop in Jammu and Kashmir to enjoy snowfall
Scores of tourists thronged Patnitop in Jammu and Kashmir to enjoy the snowfall on Monday. ANI

Nagpur engineering student makes mini-helicopter for surveillance
An engineering student in Maharashtra's Nagpur city has invented a mini-helicopter, which is capable of surveillance. ANI

BJP pulls up Congress, demands SIT probe in Bofors case
Following an Income Tax Tribunal claims that kickbacks of Rs 41 crore were paid to late Win Chaddha and Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Howitzer gun deal, the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Monday slamming the ruling Congress party demanded that the government set up a Special Investigative Team (SIT) to probe the Bofors scam afresh. ANI

Illegal immigrants should be removed from voters list in Assam: Goel
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Vijay Goel on Monday demanded that the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, who are presently living in Assam should be removed from the voters list. ANI

Ambika Soni condoles death of Atul Maheswari
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has condoled the death of Atul Maheswari, Chairman and Managing Director of Amar Ujala group of newspapers. ANI

Environment meets religion in Patna's park
The Environment and Forest Departments has created the Rajdhani Vatika Smriti park in Patna, where trees with religious significance have been planted. ANI

Allahabad residents undertake River Ganges cleaning drive
Residents of Allahabad organised a cleaning drive of the River Ganges on Sunday to create awareness of conservation among locals ahead of the month-long Magh Mela river festival. ANI

J-K wildlife officials arrange food for Hangul
The wildlife officials at the Dachigam National Park, have made special arrangements for the endangered 'Hangul' deer, as the Kashmir Valley is experiencing heavy snowfall. ANI

DRDO chief Dr. Saraswat honoured at Indian Science Congress
Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister and Director-General of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat was today honoured with Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award at the 98th Indian Science Congress (ISC) in Chennai. ANI

Separatist leader Abdul Gani Bhat admits separatist leaders killed by his own people
Professor Abdul Gani Bhat, a separatist leader in Jammu and Kashmir, has admitted some prominent men of the secessionist movement were killed by their own people. They included the father of Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) ideologue Professor Abdul Ahad Wani. ANI

700 Tripura State Rifles paramilitary recruits graduate in Agartala
Around 700 soldiers of the 13 Tripura State Rifles graduated in a passing out ceremony and took oath of their duty during the event in Agartala. ANI

Curfew continues for second day in Mansa district in Punjab
Curfew continued for the second day in Bhikhi town of Punjab's Mansa district after a group of Sikhs clashed with followers of another Sikh religious outfit and damaged at least six vehicles, injuring many police personnel. ANI

ULFA chief Rajkhowa receives warm welcome in Sivasagar
The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa has received a warm welcome at his hometown in Assam's Sivasagar District during the weekend. ANI

Aarushi murder case: CBI court rejects Talwar's plea against closure report
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad on Monday rejected the appeal filed by Aarushi Talwar's parents against the investigating agency filing its closure report into the murder of their 13-year-old daughter. ANI

Sibal calls for quality education, excellence in science research in Universities
Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday called for quality education and excellence in science research in Indian Universities, saying three generic principles have been set out that any new institute of higher education needs to embrace. ANI

YSR-Jagan presently riding the wave in Andhra Pradesh, opinion poll, which conducted the 'Voters Attitude Poll' in all the 175 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, has come out with the verdict that YSR-Jagan wave is winning the polls convincingly if polls were held now. ANI

Manmohan Singh wants Indian scientists to think out of the box
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday said that Indian scientists needed to think "out of the box" for scientific advancement and innovations in the country. ANI

Adarsh society scam: Former IAS officer Subhash Lalla resigns
Former IAS officer Subhash Lalla has resigned as a member of Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission following allegations of his involvement in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam. ANI

Aarushi murder case: closure report registered in Ghaziabad court
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad on Monday registered the investigating agency's closure report in the Aarushi Talwar murder case. ANI

India to become power surplus nation: Shinde
Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said that India would be a power surplus nation with the addition of 45,000 MW of power during the 12th Five Year Plan period. ANI

Mohan Bhagwat slams central government
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has slammed the Congress led central government for allegedly linking it and other Hindu groups with rising extremism in the country. ANI

Karunanidhi meets PM, says DMK-Congress ties still strong
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today, and said the ties between the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress are still strong. ANI

Gujjar delegation to hold talks with Rajasthan government
A 51-member Gujjar delegation will hold fresh round of talks with the Rajasthan government to resolve the 15-day-old stir by the community, demanding five per cent reservation in government jobs ANI

Manmohan Singh to inaugurate 98th Indian Science Congress
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the 98th Indian Science Congress in Chennai on Monday. ANI

Jaganmohan Reddy to resume Odrapu Yatra today
Jaganmohan Reddy would resume his 'Odarpu Yatra' in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district today. ANI

Aarushi murder case: CBI closure report to come up today
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) closure report in the Aarushi murder case will come up before court on Monday. ANI

The Publishers of THE MUMBAI PROTECTOR Magazine Launch a Book - Fight Against Terrorism
Fight Against Terrorism is a collector’s volume of speeches delivered by eminent security analysts, advisors, administrators, journalists, writers, citizens and sensitive men and women engaged in social work at four seminars held in Mumbai by Mumbai Police in the year 2010 Business Wire India

Lorenzo Vitrified Tiles Pvt. Ltd. Emerges as IndiaMART Leader of Tomorrow - Home Décor and Handicraft category
• Honourable Union Minister for Home Affairs Mr. P. Chidambaram bestows the Award upon the best MSMEs in the country • Mr. Anil Sharma, representative from Lorenzo Vitrified Tiles Pvt. Ltd., receives the Award on behalf of Mr. Jagdish Baraiya, CEO of the company With its focused commitment towards quality, Lorenzo Vitrified Tiles Pvt. Ltd Business Wire India

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