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India News on July 23, 2011

Fai's fax-terrorism was known to India for long
The arrest of Ghulam Nabi Fai in the US is a significant development and a certain culmination of efforts made by countries that have been working towards ending these kinds of nefarious activities, said an Indian Government source. ANI

Absence of terror will help India, Pak ties
As India and Pakistan prepare for yet another round of Foreign Ministerial talks, this time in New Delhi, official sources indicate that some confidence building measures will be announced, but the general pace of the talks will be slow. ANI

BJP condemns entry of FDI in multi brand retail sector
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday condemned the entry of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the multi brand retail sector as recommended by a government panel. ANI

ONGC exploring fields for uranium mining in Tripura
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is all charged up to take up the new challenge of uranium mining in Tripura. ANI

Indian Army beefs up night vigil to curb militants' infiltration in Kashmir
With an aim to counter militancy in the restive region, the Indian Army personnel have stepped up night patrolling in the forests and mountains along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan administered Kashmir. ANI

Congress asks CM Yeddyurappa's resignation for tapping Justice Hegde's phone
In the wake of phone tapping allegations made by Lokayukta Justice N. Santosh Hegde, the opposition Congress Party in Karnataka on Saturday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa for his suspected involvement in it. ANI

Farmers' leader Tewatia remanded to judicial custody
The District and Sessions court of Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Budh Nagar District on Saturday granted the judicial remand of Manveer Singh Tevatia, the leader of Kishan Sangharsh Samiti, who allegedly planned the protest in Bhatta-Parsaul against the state's land acquisition policy. ANI

Female Maoist surrenders in Jharkhand
A 20-year old woman Maoist named Sunita Kumari alias Shanti has laid down her arms before the police in Jharkhand's Lohardaga District. ANI

Maoists attack mobile towers in Jharkhand
Continuing their spiral of violence against democratic and social institutions of the country, the Maoists have been targeting mobile towers in an attempt to disrupt the cellular connectivity in Jharkhand's Palamu District. ANI

Geelani calls for shutdown in Srinagar to protest alleged rape of a woman
Separatist hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for shutdown here on Saturday to protest the alleged abduction and gang rape of a woman in Kulgam district. ANI

DMK to discuss alliance with Congress at crucial meet in Coimbatore
With party supremo M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and party lawmaker A. Raja presently lodged at Delhi's Tihar Jail, and another leader Dayanidhi Maran forced to quit the Union Cabinet in connection with the 2G scam, the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) top brass will hold a crucial meet here today to decide the party's future strategy. ANI

Fire breaks out in ICU of a Chennai Hospital, two die
At least two patients lost their lives when fire broke out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Kilpauk Hospital here on Saturday. ANI

Ramdev's key aide Balakrishna's degrees fake
Balakrishna, a close aide of yoga guru Baba Ramdev, seems to be involved in a fresh controversy with the inquiries being made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into his testimonials reveal that his degrees issued from a University in Varanasi were fake. ANI

Maoists kill brother of a former Maoist in Chhattisgarh
A group of about four Maoists killed Laxman Markam, the brother of a former Maoist, in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Friday. ANI

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