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Centre has agreed to most of Baba Ramdev's demands: Sibal
Union Human Resources and Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday said that the Central government has agreed to most of yoga guru Baba Ramdev's demands. ANI

RSS supporting Baba Ramdev's anti-graft stir, says Jagdish Tytler
Criticising yoga guru Baba Ramdev for holding an anti-graft stir, Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Saturday said that the struggle was strongly supported by Hindu right-wing organization Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). ANI

Centre agrees demands, will call off fast after written assurance: Baba Ramdev
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said that the Central government has agreed to all his demands, including declaring black money as a national asset. ANI

CPI-M reviews poor performance in West Bengal assembly polls
Members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Saturday began a two-day state committee meeting in Kolkata to review their poor performance in the recently concluded assembly elections in West Bengal. ANI

Indian Army organizes yachting competition in Nainital
In a bid to revive the sport of yachting, the Indian Army in conjunction with the Nainital Yacht Boat Club organized the Surya Sailing Regatta, a yachting competition, in Nainital, Uttarakhand. ANI

Historical coin exhibition being organized in Coimbatore
An exhibition on historical coins and currency bills is being held in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. ANI

Ramdev is crusading for entire India, says close aide
The indefinite fast commenced by yoga guru Baba Ramdev in New Delhi on Saturday has evoked overwhelming response and support from his admirers from all over the country. ANI

President Patil condoles demise of former Haryana CM Bhajan Lal
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has condoled the sad demise of former Haryana Chief Minister and leading Jat leader Bhajan Lal, who died in a local hospital in Hisar following a massive heart attack on Friday evening. ANI

60 pc of primary, middle school students in Shanghai 'myopic'
A new study has come out with a startling revelation that nearly 60 pc of primary and middle school students in Shanghai are nearsighted. ANI

Ten militants surrender in Manipur
Ten militants from five different insurgent outfits operating in Manipur recently surrendered before the security forces at Imphal. ANI

Guwahati visually challenged artist releases music album
Irfan Hussain, a visually challenged musician from Guwahati, recently launched his maiden music album titled Pratyasha. ANI

Supporters pray in support of Ramdev's agitation in UP
Followers of yoga guru Baba Ramdev performed prayers across Uttar Pradesh to extend support to his fast-unto-death protest against corruption. ANI

Manohar Reddy elected Andhra Assembly Speaker
Congress leader Nadendla Manohar Reddy was on Saturday elected as Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. ANI

Sonia Gandhi sends "Chadar" to Ajmer Sharif shrine
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday sent a "Chadar" as an offering to Ajmer Sharif shrine on Saturday. ANI

Ramdev's agitation independent of any political motive: Sadhvi Rithambara
Sharing the dais with yoga guru Baba Ramdev with his fast against corruption, former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Rithambara today said the stir was independent of any political motive and would continue till the corrupt are punished. ANI

TISS Guwahati campus to start from July
In an endeavor to give education a boost in the region, the premier Mumbai-based Deemed University- Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) - will start its Northeast campus with its post graduate academic session from July-August at Guwahati Campus. ANI

Shillong to soon have a cable car
To manage the growing traffic in Shillong, the state government in a joint collaboration with a foreign company is planning to introduce cable cars in the region. ANI

Congress slams Mayawati over land policy
Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati over an improvised land acquisition policy, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said that the compensation announced should be equally given to all farmers and labourers. ANI

Manmohan Singh to review Manipur projects
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will convene a high-level meeting here today to review implementation of various developmental projects in Manipur. ANI

Ramdev's fast a five-star satyagraha: Digvijay Singh
Hitting out at yoga guru Baba Ramdev's fast against corruption, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today described Ramdev's fast as a 'five star satyagraha.' ANI

BJP, VHP, RSS voice support for Baba Ramdev
Even though Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has been saying that his fast against corruption is not a political movement, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have come forward in support of his fast against corruption. ANI

Baba Ramdev begins fast against corruption
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev launched his indefinite fast against corruption and black money on Saturday morning after the government failed to persuade him to call off his protest. ANI

IDFC and Khazanah to set up a Dedicated Infra Development Company
IDFC and Khazanah have agreed to enter into a joint venture (JV) to set up a dedicated infrastructure development company with a focus on road sector in India. Khazanah would hold 80.1 % of the equity share capital in the proposed JV and the balance would be held by IDFC. Khazanah and IDFC also propose to invest in convertible instruments issued by the JV Business Wire India

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