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UP govt. declines permission to Baba Ramdev to hold protest in NOIDA
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has reportedly refused to allow yoga guru Baba Ramdev to hold any anti-graft protest in the state. ANI

BJP protests against crackdown on Baba Ramdev
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are holding a 24-hour token fast at Rajghat to protest against the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila ground. ANI

Sonia Gandhi calls emergency meet over crackdown on Baba Ramdev
United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday evening called a emergency meeting of Congress party leaders at her 10 Janpath residence here. ANI

Kashmiri girls to represent India in international Taekwondo championship
The Taekwondo Association of India has selected 10 schoolgirls from Jammu and Kashmir, who will represent the country in an International Taekwondo Championship to be held in Nepal. ANI

Baba Ramdev rubbishes Delhi Police's intelligence inputs claim (update)
Baba Ramdev today rubbished the Delhi Police statement that there were intelligence inputs about threat to his life, prompting it to disrupt the yoga guru's congregation at Delhi's Ramlila ground. ANI

Crackdown on Baba Ramdev a 'major blow to democracy': Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila ground, and called the act a 'major blow to democracy'. ANI

Centre not serious about drafting effective Lokpal Bill: Anna Hazare
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said that the Central government is not serious about drafting an effective Lokpal Bill. ANI

Centre committed to bringing back black money stashed abroad: Sahay
Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay, who was involved in talks with yoga guru Baba Ramdev to persuade him to call off his strike, on Sunday said that bringing back black money stashed abroad is the agenda of the Central government, and added that it was committed to the cause. ANI

Crackdown on Baba Ramdev had PM, Sonia Gandhi's permission: Sushma Swaraj
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said that the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila ground was carried out with the instructions and permission of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. ANI

Crackdown on Baba Ramdev is a shameful incident in Indian democracy: Jaitley
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev's anti-graft fast was 'a shameful chapter in the history of Indian democracy'. ANI

Chinese women dare to bare in bikinis shunning one-piece swimsuits
This summer, bikinis have replaced the conservative one-piece swimsuit for beach wear, highlighting the rising number of young Chinese women opting to show more flesh. ANI

Govt. rules out further talks with Ramdev
The Central Government on Sunday ruled out further talks with yoga guru Baba Ramdev over his demands that black money stashed away in safe havens abroad be brought back to India. ANI

Mayawati, Mulayam pull up Centre over police action on Ramdev
Asserting that the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) condemns the crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters in strongest terms, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati requested the Supreme Court to order an investigation into the incident stating that justice cannot be expected from the Central Government. ANI

Agnivesh asks PM to order judicial probe into crackdown on Ramdev
Terming the police action on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila ground to be undemocratic and barbaric, social activist Swami Agnivesh on Sunday said the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, should order a judicial probe into the incident. ANI

Aanganwadis nursed change in Bihar
Bihar is surprising everyone with rapid strides, its rush to shake off the backwardness and inertia that once marked it. This impetus is amply evident in the field of education. The goal is to have a quality system accessible to all. ANI

Police action reminded me of Jalianwala Bagh massacre: Ramdev (Update)
Emphasizing that the police action on innocent women and children reminded him of the Jalianwala Bagh massacre, yoga guru Baba Ramdev today said that he will carry on his fast-unto-death protest against corruption till all the demands were met. ANI

Advani asks President to convene emergency Parliament session on Ramdev issue
Terming the government crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev similar to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani today urged President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to convene an emergency session of Parliament. ANI

Fast against corruption not over yet, as govt. hatched conspiracy: Ramdev
Asserting that a conspiracy was hatched against him, yoga guru Baba Ramdev today said that his fast-unto-death protest against corruption was not over yet. ANI

Govt. crackdown on Ramdev kills purpose of democracy: Hazare
Condemning the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila ground, veteran social activist Anna Hazare today said the misbehaviour on the part of the government has killed the very purpose of democracy in the nation. ANI

Ramdev has full freedom to continue his protest in Uttarakhand: Nishank
Asserting that the Uttarakhand Government has always been against corruption, Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday assured yoga guru Baba Ramdev of full security if he decides to go on with his protest in the state. ANI

BJP demands apology from PM, Sonia over crackdown on Ramdev
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) condemning the police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev's fast-unto-death protest against corruption, on Sunday said the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi should apologise to the nation. ANI

Ramdev politicized the whole issue, says Sibal
Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal justifying the government's stand after the yoga guru was evicted from Delhi's Ramlila ground in a past midnight drama, on Sunday said Baba Ramdev politicized the whole issue. ANI

Ramdev asked to leave protest venue over security reasons: Delhi Police Commissioner
Asserting that the yoga guru's agitation had become a national threat, Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta on Sunday said Baba Ramdev was asked to vacate the Ramlila ground as there were security threats to his supporters since the number of agitators touched 50,000. ANI

Ramdev taken to Dehradun after police swoop at protest site in Delhi
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who was evicted from Delhi's Ramlila ground along with thousands of his supporters late last night, has been brought in a private plane to Dehradun this morning, according to television reports. ANI

Team Anna condemns Govt.'s crackdown on Ramdev
Former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan and former Supreme Court Judge N. Santosh Hegde, who are part of the Jan Lokpal Bill on Sunday condemned the government's crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev's fast-unto-death protest against corruption at the Ramlila ground here, saying the government should resign. ANI

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