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Karnataka legislator confirms Yeddyurappa's resignation
Karnataka legislator Balachandra Laxmanrao Jharkiholi on Saturday confirmed the resignation of chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa, who has been indicted in Lokayukta Justice (retired) N. Santosh Hegde's report on illegal mining. ANI

Eight killed in bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir
At least eight people were killed and over a dozen others got injured when a bus fell into a stream in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District on Saturday. ANI

Mukherjee appreciates West Bengal's contribution in various sectors
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has lauded the contribution of West Bengal in the growth of social, political and educational sectors of the country. ANI

Tribals in WB's Maoist-affected area hire cots due to lack of hospital beds
Tribal patients in West Bengal least expected that they would be renting beds for themselves while getting admitted for treatment at a government hospital in West Midnapore district. ANI

Good facilities at an affordable price boosts medical tourism in Kolkata
West Bengal's Kolkata city emerged as a favourite destination for medical tourism, owing to the world class facilities provided to the foreign patients at an extremely affordable price. ANI

Special cinema expo commences in Chennai
The fifth edition of the Cinema Today expo began here on Friday with the objective to showcase new technology and traditional equipments that are used in filmmaking. ANI

Kashmir hosts water sports in scenic Dal Lake
In a bid to promote water sports in the Kashmir Valley, the state police recently organised a three-day water sports festival, formally called as 'Jashn-e-Dal' at the picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar. ANI

Pilgrims carry Chari Mubarak to Amarnath shrine
Pilgrims bound for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir performed a traditional ritual of carrying 'Charri Mubarak' (the holy mace of Lord Shiva) from here on Saturday. ANI

Karunanidhi slams AIADMK Govt. over Stalin's arrest
Hours after Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) Treasurer M K Stalin was detained for staging a protest in Tiruvarur, party supremo M. Karunanidhi today accused Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK Government for staging a political vendetta by falsely charging his party members. ANI

Polluted water of Maharashtra's Jayakwadi dam causes havoc
The increased growth of algae in the reservoir of Jayakwadi Dam in Maharashtra's Aurangabad District is leading to the death of thousands of fish and adversely affecting the biodiversity of the region. ANI

Job fair organised in Orissa's Maoist-affected district
A district level job counseling camp was held for the youth in Maoist-affected Orissa's Gajapati District. ANI

Hyderabad exhibition showcases antique coins, currency from different parts of world
A three-day-long exhibition in Hyderabad showcased antique coins and currencies from different parts of the world. ANI

'I am a victim of politics and legal system', says Justice Dinakaran
A day after resigning as the Sikkim Chief Justice, Justice P. D. Dinakaran on Saturday said that he has been made a victim of a conspiracy hatched by politicians and the legal system. ANI

BJP to discuss price rise, corruption during Monsoon Session
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday proposed to discuss price rise and corruption issues under the voting clause during the Parliament's Monsoon Session beginning on August 1. ANI

Supreme Court suspends mining activity in Bellary
The Supreme Court has suspended the mining of iron ore in 10,868 hectares in Karnataka's Bellary District. ANI

Indian Consul General awarded Knight Grand Commander in Liberia
Sardar Upjit Singh Sachdeva, the present Honorary Consul General of India in Liberia, has been conferred with the Knight Grand Commander, Liberia's highest award during the 164th Indepence Day celebrations in northern city of Voinjama, Lofa County, around 400 kilometers from Liberia's national capital Monrovia. ANI

Noida farmers call for 'mahapanchayat' over draft Land Acquisition Bill
A day after the government released the draft Land Acquisition Bill that seeks to enhance compensation for landowners, the farmers from around 50 villages in Noida have called a 'mahapanchayat' today to decide their next course of action on the land acquisition battle. ANI

Yeddyurappa should be appointed as Karnataka BJP President: VS Acharya
Karnataka Higher Education Minister VS Acharya, who has emerged as the front runner for the chief minister's post on Saturday requested the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central leadership to appoint B S Yeddyurappa, involved in illegal mining scam, as president of the state party unit, after his resignation. ANI

Yeddyurappa meets BJP leaders, to resign tomorrow
Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa, who has been indicted in Lokayukta Justice (retired) N. Santosh Hegde's report on illegal mining, met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley here on Saturday morning and assured them that he will step down from his post tomorrow. ANI

Stalin released after brief detention for staging protest in Tiruvarur
Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin, who was detained for staging a protest in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvarur District earlier today, has been released by the police. ANI

Sikkim High Court Chief Justice Dinakaran resigns, blames 'vested interests'
Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, against whom impeachment proceedings were on in Rajya Sabha for his alleged acts of corruption, has submitted his resignation to President Pratibha Patil. ANI

BJP leader calls for free houses to Mumbai mill workers
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Eknath Khadse today stressed on the need to provide houses to mill workers in Mumbai. ANI & IAMAI Solve Cloud Puzzle for SMEs
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