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India News on January 9, 2011

Advani pulls up Congress Govt. for failing to bring back 'black money'
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday lashed out at the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for failing to bring back 'black money' put away in foreign banks. ANI

Moily slams BJP for holding Govt. accountable for various scams
Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Sunday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for accusing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre over the various scams, asserting that the Opposition makes such statements to camouflage the misdeeds done by its own leaders. ANI

Sushil Modi appeals NRIs to visit Bihar to boost tourism
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday expressing his delight after attending the 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, appealed the non-resident Indians (NRIs) to visit his state to boost tourism. ANI

Indo-US cops participate in Gujarat cycle rally to promote unity
Indian and American police officials took part in a cycle rally here on Sunday to promote unity amongst police officials. ANI

Buddhists upset over death of sacred fish inside Bodhgaya temple pond
Buddhists in Bihar's Bodhgaya city fear that things could get worse following the death of a sacred 'golden fish' inside the temple pond due to freezing temperature on Sunday. ANI

Nationalised banks declare attractive schemes to lure PIOs, NRIs
The nationalised banks, which participated in the three-day Indian Diaspora Convention held here introduced new deposit schemes for the people of Indian origin (PIOs) and non-resident Indians (NRIs). ANI

WB Govt. generates employment in Maoist-affected areas
West Bengal Government is generating employment for locals in the Maoist-affected areas of the region under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme. ANI

DGCA instructed to rationalise tariffs of private airlines: Patel
Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Sunday said the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been instructed to monitor and rationalise the tariffs of private airlines for the benefit of travellers. ANI

Onion price hike hits Indian consumers
The skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, especially onions, have left the middle and poor class families a worried lot in various parts of India. ANI

Paramilitary personnel bust a Maoist camp in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh Police and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel bust a Maoist camp during a joint operationin Rajnandgaon District. ANI

Maoists blast railway control room in Orissa
Maoist rebels blew up the control room of Bandamunda railway station near Orissa's Rourkela city on Sunday morning. ANI

Govt. taking all steps to check price rise: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday asserted that the Central Government is taking all necessary steps to check the price rise of essential commodities, and added that measures, both on supply and demand side, are being taken and imports of essential food items on short supply with zero duty are being allowed to improve the situation. ANI

Smoking scenes on China's TV screens 'could mislead teens'
Smoking scenes on Chinese television channels have become a matter of concern for many tobacco control supporters. ANI

BJP slams UPA Govt., alleges Bofors scam reached Gandhi's doorstep
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came down heavily on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre on the second day of their national executive committee meet here on Sunday, alleging that Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi's involvement in the Bofors pay-offs lead 'directly to the doorstep of Congress President Sonia Gandhi'. ANI

Mamata says Nandigram history being repeated in Netai village
Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has expressed her concern over the recent violence in West Bengal, saying the history of Nandigram is being repeated in Lalgarh's Netai village, where some suspected armed CPI-M cadres killed seven people and injured over 20 others. ANI

Rahul Gandhi to visit Uttar Pradesh from Monday
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will undertake a two-day visit of Uttar Pradesh from Monday during which he is expected to visit five districts and interact with college students. ANI

Manmohan Singh proud of Indians community's contribution in Malaysia
Talking to a 240-member delegation led by Malaysia's special envoy for infrastructure Samy Vellu in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in New Delhi, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that he feels very proud when leaders of other countries praise and appreciate the role of Indian communities in their nation-building efforts. ANI

Orissa Police gun down nine Maoists in Rayagada encounter
Orissa Police gunned down nine Maoists during an encounter in Rayagada District on Sunday morning. ANI

Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries likely to meet in Thimphu next month
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Roa is likely to meet her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir in Bhutan's capital Thimphu on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Standing Committee meeting on February 6 and 7. ANI

Gandhi family behind 'Hindu atankwad': Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has described Swami Aseemanand's alleged disclosures in connection with the Mecca Masjid case as a conspiracy hatched by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. ANI

Migratory birds arrive in Harike Bird Sanctuary
Migratory birds have arrived at the world famous Harike Bird wetland-cum-sanctuary, and are expected to remain till the month of March. They include geese and Siberian cranes. ANI

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