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BJP slams Maharashtra CM Chavan over 'home portfolio' statement
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday criticized Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for his controversial statement over state home portfolio given to the ruling coalition partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). ANI

Sketch of suspects behind Mumbai blasts likely to be prepared by tonight: ATS chief
Ruling out the involvement of a suicide bomber in the serial blasts that rocked the financial capital of the country on Wednesday, Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Rakesh Maria today said the sketch of suspects behind the blasts is likely to be prepared by tonight. ANI

Chhattisgarh CM hints on filing review petition against SC verdict on SPOs
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday said that the state government was mulling over filing a review petition in the Supreme Court against its order of appointing tribals as Special Police Officers (SPOs) in its Salwa Judum counter-insurgency operation against the Maoists. ANI

Mumbai blasts: Congress backs Digvijay Singh's RSS remarks
Strongly backing Digvijay Singh's statement linking radical Hindu outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with the Mumbai blasts, Congress Party on Saturday said it was unfair to include or exclude anyone until the complete investigation was over. ANI

Census shows surge in population of endangered Hangul stag in Kashmir
The security measures taken by the Jammu and Kashmir authorities in Srinagar proved beneficial for hangul or Kashmir stag, as the state saw a gradual surge in its population. ANI

Unveiling of Sai Baba's memorial in Puttaparthi raises hopes of many
Unveiling of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba's memorial in Puttaparthi has raised optimism in the commerce sector, including vendors of religious items, hoteliers and travel agents, as they expect numerous devotees to visit his hermitage. ANI

Maoists stall road construction work in Jharkhand
Maoists stalled construction work on National Highway NH-33 in Jharkhand, posing a problem to the locals who ply on that route regularly. ANI

Gorkhaland row: Non-political outfit calls for shutdown in Dooars, Terai region
Adivasi Vikas Parishad, a non-political outfit, called for a 24-hour shutdown in Dooars and Terai region here on Saturday to oppose the proposed agreement between the West Bengal Government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to finalise the newly agreed interim set-up in the disputed Gorkhaland region. ANI

Mumbai blasts: BJP demands apology from Sonia on Digvijay Singh's RSS remarks
Stating that Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh is maligning Indian politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongly condemning his remarks that the involvement of radical Hindu outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cannot be ruled out in the Mumbai blasts, on Saturday demanded an apology from Congress President Sonia Gandhi in this regard. ANI

Centre releases Rs. 75.83 crore central capital investment subsidy to Himachal
The Central Government has released Rs 75.83 crore central capital investment subsidy to the industrial units of Himachal Pradesh for the current financial year. ANI

Anna Hazare questions Govt.'s stand on Lokpal Bill
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has questioned the government's intention to draft an effective Lokpal Bill. ANI

Indian Mujahideen members being interrogated by Maharashtra ATS
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) is likely to quiz Indian Mujahideen (IM) members in connection with the serial blasts that took place in Mumbai on Wednesday evening. ANI

Nirupama Rao appointed next Ambassador of India to USA
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America. ANI

RSS involvement cannot be ruled out in Mumbai blasts, says Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said the involvement of radical Hindu outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cannot be ruled out in the serial blasts that rocked Mumbai city. ANI

Climate change a major challenge to India's agriculture, says PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said that climate change has emerged as a major challenge to India's agriculture. ANI

PM calls for second green revolution to achieve self-sufficiency in food
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday emphasised that the country needs a second green revolution to further accelerate agricultural growth and achieve self-sufficiency in food. ANI

Pallam Raju urges people to be vigilant following Mumbai blasts
Minister of State for Defence Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju has asked the people to be more vigilant to prevent militant attacks in the wake of serial blasts that took place in Mumbai. ANI

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