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India News on June 19, 2011

Minor girl blinded after a failed rape attempt in Uttar Pradesh
A minor girl belonging to a scheduled caste has been left blinded following a failed rape attempt in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj district.he victim, Preeti, aged 13, was on her way home on Saturday when two men attacked her. ANI

Pune Municipal Corporation launches e-learning school for underprivileged children
An e-learning school for underprivileged children has been started by the Pune Municipal Corporation to help them study online and acquire basic education. ANI

Tibetans-in-exile cast vote in preliminary elections held in Dharamshala
The people from Tibetan community in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, on Sunday looked forward to development, growth and peace while casting ballots in the preliminary round of elections for two vacant seats of Member of Parliament of U-Tsang province. ANI

Jammu and Kashmir govt. organizes eco-tourism fair
The Jammu and Kashmir government organized an 'Eco-Tourism Fair' in Dera-ki-Gali to develop the tourism potential of the region. ANI

Security beefed up at Assam's Kamakhya temple ahead of 'Ambubachi Mela'
Security has been tightened at the Kamakhya temple in Assam, where thousands of pilgrims are going to assemble during the upcoming four-day 'Ambubachi Mela'. ANI

Sonia Gandhi replies to Anna Hazare's letter
Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has replied to veteran social activist Anna Hazare's letter in which he claimed that Congress party leaders and ministers were "telling lies" to defame him. ANI

Sufi music festival held in Jammu and Kashmir
A two-day Sufi music festival was held in Jammu and Kashmir to save the traditional form of music and prevent it from dying out. ANI

Numismatic and philatelic exhibition being organized in Vishakhapatnam
A numismatic and philatelic exhibition was organized in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, where visitors got glimpse of some rare coins and currency notes of 200 BC. ANI

Police station offering interpretation service for deaf and dumb people in Jaipur
To ensure deliverance of justice, Jaipur police authorities have been maintaining an interpretation centre for deaf and dumb people to help them to report crime and lodge official police complaints against culprits. ANI

UP Congress celebrates Rahul Gandhi's b'day as 'Kisan Adhikar Diwas'
Congress Party workers in Uttar Pradesh are celebrating Rahul Gandhi's birthday as Kisan Adhikar Diwas (Farmers' Rights Day). ith Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh due early next year, Gandhi's 41st birthday is being utilised by the state unit to reach out to farmers. ANI

Kannauj rape case: No justice can be expected during Maya's regime: Digvijay Singh
Condemning the fresh incident of rape being reported from Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj District, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday hit out at Chief Minister Mayawati, saying no justice can be expected during her regime. ANI

Crewmembers of PNS Babur shouted anti-India slogans
Amid a bitter war of words between India and Pakistan over risky maneuvers by PNS Babur, government sources today said crew members of PNS Babur were shouting anti-India slogans. ANI

Foreign Secretary Rao to take up terrorism, 26 /11 trial despite Pak objection
India will raise its concerns on terrorism and the glacial pace of the 26/11 Mumbai trial with Pakistan during next week's Foreign Secretary-level talks, government sources have said. ANI

Advani intervenes to resolve Munde, Gadkari standoff in Maharashtra
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani has intervened to resolve the crisis in the party's Maharashtra unit as Gopinath Munde has been sharing cold vibes party president Nitin Gadkari over the appointment of Vikas Mathkari as the party president of Mumbai, instead of the candidate he had proposed, former BJP (Mumbai) General Secretary Yogesh Gogawale. ANI

Delhi JD-U pulls up Jal Board over water price increase in Dwarka DDA flats
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Delhi unit General Secretary and spokesperson Prabhat Ranjan has criticized the Delhi Jal Board for increasing the price of water at Rs.3 per unit in the DDA flats in Dwarka. ANI

ONGC seeks help of US experts to cork a leaking gas well in Tripura
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) has sought help of US experts to cork leaking gas well in Agartala's Tripura city. ANI

Among Chattisgarh tribals, women are equal to men
The age-old bias against women in our society is a part of our social-economic and political reality. Discrimination that begins even before the birth of a girl-child and dogs her throughout her life as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a widow and a mother. This is unfortunately the state of affairs one hears from large parts of the country. ANI

IAF seeks aspiring air warriors in officer cadre
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has sought eligible Indian graduates and post-graduates, both men and women, to join the force as commissioned officers in the branches of flying, engineering and ground duties on completion of their respective courses, commencing July 2012. ANI

MV Wisdom salvage operation to resume after 15 days
The salvage operation to tow the cargo ship MV Wisdom was suspended due to bad weather today, and will now resume after 15 days. ANI

108-year-old prisoner walks out of jail, can hardly speak
Family members of Brij Bihari Pandey, 108, who is finally released from Gorakhpur district jail after being convicted along with 15 others for the murder in 1987 of four persons in Maharajganj over inheritance of a Hindu religious institution, are taking special care of him as he is unable to recognise his home and relatives and can barely hear and speak in monosyllables. ANI

Kannauj rape case: Mayawati Govt. suspends two cops for not registering FIR
The Mayawati Government, which is already under flak from several quarters over the Lakhimpur incident, has now suspended two policemen for not registering the First Information Report (FIR) in another shocking case of rape of a minor girl in Ghur-purwa village of Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj District. ANI

BJP top brass to discuss Maharashtra crisis in Delhi
With Gopinath Munde publicly airing his resentment against the Nitin Gadkari camp on his home turf, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top brass is meeting in New Delhi today to discuss the crisis in the party's Maharashtra unit. ANI

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