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India to launch communication satellite GSAT-12 on July 15
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch communication satellite GSAT-12 on July 15, Chairman K. Radhakrishnan said today in Bangalore. ANI

Chidambaram was involved in 2G scam: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday alleged that Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who was the Finance Minister during 2006-07, was an accomplice in the multi-billion dollar 2G scam. ANI

Mayawati-led UP govt. doing the job of broker to land mafias: Congress
The Congress party on Saturday said that the Uttar Pradesh government had been acting as a 'broker' to land mafias rampant in the state. ANI

India remains firmly committed to principles and ideals of SAARC: PM
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that India will go the extra mile to make South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) an effective organization that benefits all citizens of South Asia. ANI

Minority Affairs Ministry's two-day orientation workshop concludes
The two-day orientation workshop for the National Level Monitors (NLMs) empanelled for monitoring various schemes of the Union Minority Affairs Ministry concluded here today. ANI

Moily calls for immediate endorsement of the Land Acquisition Bill
Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily today called for the immediate passing of the Land Acquisition Bill by the next parliament session. ANI

Rahul Gandhi addresses farmers in Aligarh, promises new land acquisition law
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the Mayawati government over its land acquisition policy, saying it was killing farmers for making justified demands. ANI

Manmohan Singh congratulates Independent South Sudan
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday greeted the people and government of South Sudan on the occasion of the declaration of the country's independence. ANI

Lesbian community utilise benefits from a 24-hour helpline in Bangalore
Members of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community utilised the benefits of a 24-hour helpline that has been running in Bangalore to counsel and assist them. ANI

West Bengal to forward separate Gorkha agreement to central government
Expressing happiness over the consent given by West Bengal government for the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to be carried forward, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha General Secretary Roshan Giri has said the agreement will now be presented before the central government to facilitate the creation of a separate Gorkhaland state. ANI

Six killed in Gujarat bus mishap
At least six people were killed and 17 others injured when a bus overturned on the Jamnagar-Rajkot highway in Gujarat's Fala village on Saturday. ANI

Union Cabinet reshuffle likely on Monday
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the third time ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, likely to take place on Monday ANI

Kumaraswamy launches indefinite fast pressing for CBI probe
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy today began an indefinite fast here pressing for a CBI probe into the BJP's charge that his family members amassed illegal assets worth 15 billion. ANI

Liam Fox promotes Eurofighter Typhoon for IAF
UK Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, who is in New Delhi, has underlined the commitment at the highest levels of the British and Indian defence establishments. ANI

Amarnath yatra resumes from Pahalgam
The pilgrimage to Amarnath cave shrine on Saturday resumed from Pahalgam route after remaining suspended for two days due to inclement weather. ANI

Congress-DMK alliance intact: Pranab Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who met Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) Chief M Karunanidhi here today, said the alliance with DMK will continue and strengthen. ANI

Rahul Gandhi to address kisan mahapanchayat in Aligarh today
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will address a 'kisan mahapanchayat' at Aligarh's Numaish Maidan on Saturday. ANI

Integriti Jeans Present 4 Road Show Events in Punjab
Integriti Jeans presents 4 road show events of Live Concert and Fashion Show in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Chandigarh with the cast of Punjabi Movie “Jihne Mera Dil Lutiya” starring “Diljit, Gippy and Neeru Bajwa. Before the event the star cast will also visit store front in the respective cities. Photograph 1 Business Wire India

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