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India News on March 13, 2011

WB polls: Security stepped up in Darjeeling
The administration has beefed up security measures here to prevent malpractices in the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls. ANI

Japanese students in India share their anxiety on tsunami
A group of students from Tokyo's Keio University shared their anguish on the recent tsunami and tremor that devastated Japan, at an exhibition of photographs hosted in Puri today. ANI

Visually impaired participate as navigators in a Delhi car rally
Facing the odd challenges in their lives, the visually impaired persons turned up as navigators in a car rally organized here on Sunday. ANI

WB polls: Seat sharing agreement still eludes Congress, TMC
The talks about seat sharing in the ensuing Assembly polls to West Bengal eluded the Congress and its ally the Trinamool Congress (TMC) as on Sunday. ANI

Left Front announces list of candidates for Bengal polls
West Bengal's ruling Left Front on Sunday announced the list of candidates for the upcoming assembly polls. ANI

Seven Pakistani nationals arrested off Jhakhau coast
Seven Pakistani nationals have been arrested by the Coast Guard for trespassing into Indian waters near Jhakhau off the west coast of Kutch district. ANI

Gujarat diamond traders worried over safety of their wards in quake- hit Japan
Diamond traders in Gujarat's Surat city are worried over the safety of their wards in tremor and tsunami hit Japan. ANI

New Delhi conducts 'Cyclothon rally' to spread awareness on energy conservation
Scores of people took part in a 'cyclothon rally' organized here on Sunday as a curtain raiser to the Earth Hour 2011 to be observed on march 26. ANI

Foreign tourists in Rajasthan celebrate Holi with great zeal
Foreign tourists in India enjoyed celebrating the festival holi, with great enthusiasm in Rajasthan. ANI

India sending relief materials to quake-hit Japan
Extending all possible help to Japan, which has been hit by a massive earthquake followed by a tsunami, India is sending good quality woolen blankets on Sunday for the people of Sendai and others affected areas. ANI

Shutdown call by Maoists disrupts normal life in Jharkhand
The shutdown called by the Maoists in Jharkhand hit normal life including the transport and several allied essential services here on Sunday. ANI

Jat agitation enters seventh day, rail services disrupted
The Jats, who have been demanding 27 per cent reservation in Central jobs under the OBC category, disrupted rail services around Haryana's Hisar city as their quota stir entered the seventh day today. ANI

Flower sapling sale increases with onset of spring in J.K
The sale of the flower saplings has increased in Jammu and Kashmir with the onset of spring season. ANI

Five bogies of goods train derails near Ghaziabad
At least five bogies of a goods train derailed at Sahibabad railway station near Ghaziabad on Sunday morning. ANI

Sopore encounter ends, two militants shot dead
The encounter in Sopore, which began yesterday, has come to an end as the second militant has been shot dead. ANI

Maharashtra Budget Session kicks off tomorrow
The Budget Session of Maharashtra Legislature, which begins here on Monday, is likely to be a stormy affair with the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine Opposition likely to take on the government on a number of issues including corruption and the murder of Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane. ANI

Govt. examining whether fresh legislation required for passive euthanasia: Moily
Against the backdrop of the Supreme Court verdict, which rejected the petition filed by author Pinki Virani for the mercy killing of comatose nurse Aruna Shanbaug, Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily has said that the government is examining whether a fresh legislation is required to permit passive euthanasia. ANI

Black money trail: Hasan Ali to appear before ED today
Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, who is alleged to have stashed away over eight billion dollars in Swiss banks, will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today. ANI

Indian lawmaker says strategic Arunachal deserves Delhi sops
Rebuffing China's repeated claim on Arunachal Pradesh's territory, Indian lawmaker Takam Sanjoy said that the state is integral and inalienable part of the country, and has a strategic importance. ANI

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