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India News on January 30, 2011

BJP slams radio collaring of Indian students of closed US varsity
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday criticized the United States' decision of making some Indian students of the California-based Tri Valley University (TVU) wear radio collars around their ankles. ANI

Elephant found dead in West Bengal
An elephant was found dead by locals and regional officials in a forested area near West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Sunday. ANI

Dalai Lama backs investigation into Karmapa Lama controversy
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday came out in support of a thorough investigation into the Karmapa Lama controversy. ANI

Gadkari urges Centre to take measures to reclaim black money stashed in foreign banks
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday urged the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to take all measures to reclaim black money stashed away in banks abroad. ANI

PMK to be part of the DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Sunday said that the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) would be part of the DMK-Congress alliance for the upcoming elections in the state. ANI

India concerned over developments in Egypt, hopes for peaceful resolution
India on Sunday said that it was concerned over the violent anti-government protests in Egypt. ANI

Karmapa does not examine any offering by devotees, says adviser to his office
An adviser of Karmapa Lama's office in Dharamsala, Karma Topden, on Sunday said that Lama never examine any offerings made by the followers, so he cannot be alleged of money laundering. ANI

Lucknow couple name their children on political leaders
Parents are usually seen considering rare, popular and unique choices of names for their new born baby, but a couple in the outskirts of Lucknow have gone far ahead and named their children on influential political leaders. ANI

Four Maoists arrested with arms and explosives in Jharkhand
Jharkhand Police on Sunday said that they have arrested four Maoists and seized huge cache of arms and ammunitions from their possession in the state's Palamu district. ANI

BJP slams 'casual attitude' of Central Government towards fishermen deaths
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday criticized the attitude of the Central Government against the killing of innocent fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. ANI

Nagpur International Marathon held to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi
The third edition of the Nagpur International Marathon was organized here on Sunday to pay homage to 'Father of the Nation', Mahatma Gandhi, on his 63rd death anniversary. ANI

Strict action should be taken against promoters of dubious US universities: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Sunday said that the Central Government has asked the United States Government to provide information about the affected Indian students of the California-based Tri Valley University (TVU). ANI

Government arranges special flight for Indian community in Egypt
The Central Government has arranged a special Air India flight, at the request of the Indian community in Egypt, in view of the prevailing conditions there. ANI

Number of teens going for plastic surgery in Singapore on the rise
There has been an increase in the number of teenagers going for plastic surgery in Singapore. ANI

Heli Taxi services launched in Himachal
Shimla, Jan 30 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has launched the much-awaited Heli Taxi services to cater to high-end tourists. ANI

Gujjars demand special census for nomadic tribes of J-K
Demanding a special census for lakhs of nomadic and semi-nomadic of Jammu and Kashmir, the Gujjar- Bakerwals today expressed distress over the exclusion of nomads during house listing and preparation of National Population Register in first phase held between June and September 2010. ANI

CBI raids across country in Adarsh Society scam
A day after registering an FIR in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday is carrying out raids across the country in connection with the scam. ANI

Air Force adjudged best marching contingent in Republic Day Parade
The Indian Air Force has won the best marching contingent award amongst the three Services at this year's Republic Day Parade while the Indo Tibetan Border Police has been adjudged the best amongst the paramilitary and other auxiliary marching contingents. ANI

Obstruction of Parliament not undemocratic: Arun Jaitley
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has said that obstruction of Parliament is not undemocratic. ANI

Karmapa money trail: Police detain hotelier in Dharamsala
Himachal Police have detained a hotelier named K P Bharadwaj allegedly involved in Karmapa Lama money trail. ANI

Weavers deserve special package, says Salman Khurshid
Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid has said that the dues of weavers should be waived off on the line of farmers. ANI

Maharashtra CM visits Sonawane family, promises action
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan visited late Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane's family to offer his condolences. ANI

Nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his 63rd death anniversary
India on Sunday paid homage to Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 63rd death anniversary. ANI

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