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'Culprits behind MidDay crime reporter's death would be nabbed soon'
Maharashtra Minorities Minister Arif Naseem Khan has condoled the death of MidDay crime reporter Joytirmoy Dey, who was shot dead here today. ANI

Janata Dal-United calls for dismissal of Maran over telecom scam
Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday called for the dismissal of Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran for his alleged involvement in a Rs.700 crore telecom scam. ANI

Geelani's shutdown call hits normal life in Jammu and Kashmir
Normal life in Jammu and Kashmir was affected on Saturday due to a shutdown call given by Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in memory of youths who were killed in clashes between locals and security forces in 2010. ANI

BJP organizes protests against corruption in New Delhi
Leaders and activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday organized protests in several places across New Delhi against corruption, and to press their demand for the retrieval of black money stashed in banks abroad. ANI

Rainwater harvesting campaign starts in Uttar Pradesh
A campaign aimed at creating awareness about rainwater harvesting has begun in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

UPA most corrupt government since independence: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday criticized the Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government over a series of graft scams. ANI

'Ramdev is neither a yoga guru nor a baba,' says Lalu Prasad
Questioning the leadership credentials of Baba Ramdev, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday said that the yoga guru is no 'guru', but is merely a physical trainer. ANI

Hundreds flock to jewellery exhibition in Chennai
Hundreds of visitors and buyers flocked to a high-end jewellery exhibition in Chennai on Saturday. ANI

NDMA, NPCIL train villagers near Tarapur plant to prepare them for nuclear disaster
An emergency exercise was carried out in Veni village near the Tarapur nuclear facility in Maharashtra on Saturday for locals and district administration on their preparedness for any nuclear radiation emergency. ANI

Police, activists rescue 32 children from sweatshops in New Delhi
In a major crackdown on child labour, activists from a local NGO, along with police officials, rescued over 32 children from sweatshops in New Delhi on Saturday. ANI

Heavy rains disrupt normal life in Mumbai for third consecutive day
Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai for the third consecutive day today with complaints of water logging being reported from suburban areas of Parel, Dadar, Andheri, Malad, Ghatkopar and Vikhroli. ANI

Sikh organisations support Bhullar's mercy petition
The Akal Takht and Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on Saturday backed Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, a pro-Khalistan militant, demanding review of his death sentence. ANI

Significant jump in calls handled by Kisan Call Centres
More and more farmers are seeking expert advice from Kisan Call Centres (KCCs) using the free phone facility available throughout the country, the Union Agriculture Ministry has said. ANI

Jain civilization statues lie neglected in government storage facility in Fatehpur Sikri
Ancient statues recovered in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, have been lying in a state of neglect in a government facility 11 years after they were excavated. ANI

BJP accuses UPA Government of committing atrocities, corruption
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday yet again charged the UPA Government for the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters last week at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan. ANI

MidDay crime reporter shot dead in Mumbai(Update)
MidDay crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, who was shot at by some unidentified persons breathed his last at the Hiranandani Hospital here. ANI

MidDay crime reporter shot at in Mumbai
Some unidentified persons shot at MidDay crime reporter J. Dey, while he was entering his residence here on Saturday. ANI

Sri Sri Ravishankar meets fasting Ramdev for second time
Spiritual guru Sri Ravishankar on Saturday met Baba Ramdev at the Himalayan Hospital, Jolly Grant, here in a bid to persuade him to end his fast-unto-death protest against corruption and black money, which has entered its eighth day. ANI

Indo-Russian ties too deep to be affected by MiG-35 deal rejection: Kadakin
Russia's Ambassador to India, Alexander M. Kadakin, has said that the Indian Government's decision to reject his country's MiG-35 fighter jets would not affect bilateral ties between the two countries. ANI

Villagers vote for development in Bhaderwah
Once Known as hot bed of militancy and now a famous tourist destination, residents of Bhaderwah tehsil in District Doda are looking forward to development and growth while casting ballots in the village council poll on Saturday. ANI

President Patil asks young Army officers to keep abreast of changing security scenario
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has asked the young officers passing out from the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA) to display 'sterling leadership' in their conduct and strive for the safety, honour and welfare of the nation. ANI

Floods in China kill 50, 40 others missing
Atleast 50 people were reported dead and 40 others missing in floods and landslides in some provinces of China. ANI

Three CRPF personnel killed in Chhattisgarh encounter
Suspected Maoists shot dead three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a gun battle in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District today morning. ANI

Baba Ramdev's condition stable
Doctors examining Baba Ramdev at Dehradun's Jolly Grant Hospital on Saturday said the condition of the yoga guru is stable, but he has not consumed any solid food as yet. ANI

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to visit China
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will leave for China on a 'goodwill' tour on Sunday along with some of his ministerial colleagues. ANI

Two Lashkar militants killed in Doda encounter
Security forces and police personnel gunned down two dreaded militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit along Wanipora Nullah in Sajjan area, about 17 kilometers from Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District on Friday. ANI

Pakistan must stop being a 'breeding ground' for extremism: Russian envoy
Pakistan must stop being a breeding ground for extremism and its government should act firmly against such elements emanating from its soil, Russia's ambassador to India has said. ANI

The politics behind Baba Ramdev's mercurial BP swings
After politics on corruption , it is now Baba Ramdev's health which has become an issue of brickbatting among political leaders. ANI

Omar Abdullah praises efforts of interlocutors appointed by Centre
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has lauded the efforts of the three interlocutors appointed by the Centre to find a lasting political settlement of all contentious issues in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Uttarakhand Govt. appeals to Ramdev to call off his fast
Uttarakhand Government on Saturday made a fresh appeal to yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is refusing to give up his fast amid concerns raised by his followers. ANI

Govt. rules out further talks with fasting Ramdev
The government has ruled out any talks with yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is presently hospitalized at Dehradun's Jolly Grant Hospital, and is continuing his fast for the eighth day. ANI

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