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India News on March 26, 2011

CPM confident of winning West Bengal polls
Kolkata, Mar 26(AN): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Gautam Deb has said that the alliance between Trinamool Congress and the Congress party would not affect his party's performance in the forthcoming provincial polls in West Bengal. ANI

Exhibition showcases unique bonsai varieties in Bhopal
A three-day long exhibition of bonsai plants, featuring over 150 varieties, is being organized in Bhopal. ANI

Jairam Ramesh launches village-level Green India Mission
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, on Saturday launched the Green India Mission, which targets five million hectares of new forest cover and five million hectares of improved forest cover. ANI

Wasnik expresses concern over low conviction rate for cases of atrocities against SC/STs
Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Mukul Wasnik, has expressed concern over low conviction rate for cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Tribes (SC/STs). ANI

Central government trying to save Sheila Dikshit in CWG scam: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre was trying to save Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the 2010 Commonwealth Games scam. ANI

Manmohan Singh condoles loss of lives in Myanmar earthquake
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday condoled the loss of lives in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Myanmar and offered assistance to the government. ANI

Ludhiana's Sadar Police Station adjudged as best in India by UN affiliate
A police station in Ludhiana has been declared as the best in the country by Altus Global Alliance, which works with the United Nations (UN) for enhancing public safety measures. ANI

Subramanian Swamy wants to be public prosecutor during 2G-scam special court hearing
Janata Party President and telecom scam petitioner Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said that he would like to be the public prosecutor or an adviser to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) during the special court session. ANI

Congress criticizes BJP over fresh Wikileaks revelations
The Congress party on Saturday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for denying the fresh revelations by whistle blowing website Wikileaks that one of their leaders said that Hindu nationalism was an opportunistic issue for the party. ANI

Cross LoC travel: India unilaterally increases stay period to six months
Based on the recommendation of the Jammu and Kashmir Government, Union External Affairs Ministry has extended the stay for cross-Line of Control (LoC) travel to six months. ANI

Peace Dialogue - PM bats on front foot (Article)
For months, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, was batting on the back foot. Now, when the budget session, with all the cynicism generated by the Opposition attack on scams, is behind him, Dr Manmohan Singh has apparently decided to open out and take major initiatives on the policy front. ANI

Sikkim annual plan 2011-12 finalized
The annual plan for Sikkim for the year 2011-12 was recently finalized here at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. ANI

Arun Jaitley denies 'opportunistic' remark in WikiLeaks cable
Denying the statements made by him reported by WikiLeaks cable, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley today said that the use of 'opportunistic' was in reference to nationalism. ANI

26th N. Hazari polo tournament held in Manipur
Young boys from 18 different polo clubs across Manipur participated in the recently concluded 26th N. Hazari state level polo tournament to preserve and promote the sport among the youth in the region. ANI

Another round of pulse polio campaign launched in Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched another round of pulse polio campaign here by giving anti-polio drops to number of children in a function organized at her residence. ANI

Fashion institute set up to revive silk sector of Sualkuchi
A fashion design institute has been set up in Sualkuchi region to train students in the modern techniques of silk designing and weaving. ANI

Shumang Leela festival held to promote northeast culture in Manipur
The 39th edition of All Manipur Shumang Leela festival was recently held here to promote the culture of northeast India. ANI

North-east spring festival: A cultural extravaganza
The five-day long North East Spring Festival, recently organized in Dimapur city of Nagaland was a grand affair that showcased some of the best folk art forms of the culturally rich north eastern region of India. ANI

Maoists kill CRPF personnel in Palamu
In a fierce gun battle, Maoists gun down a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personal in Jharkhand's Palamu district. ANI

Two CRPF sub-inspectors killed in Dantewada road mishap
At least two CRPF sub-inspectors were killed and 15 personnel injured in a road accident in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District last night. ANI

EC makes voter's photo identify card mandatory for WB polls
The Election Commission has made the production of voter's photo identify card mandatory during voting for those who has already got it for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls ANI

Filing of nomination for TN, Puducherry and Kerala to end today
Filing of nominations for the forthcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala comes to an end today. ANI

Fake pilot scam: Four more arrested in Delhi
Four persons, including a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official and a pilot, have been arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the fake flying license scam here today. ANI

Haryana Jats withdraw agitation after talks with Hooda
Agitating Jats in Haryana, demanding reservation in Government jobs under OBC quota, on Friday night withdrew their three-week-long stir after talks with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Jind. ANI

Brain storming session on GIM begins
The brainstorming session on the Green India Mission (GIM) will be organized here today. ANI

Salman Khurshid to assess Ganga flood control measures in UP
Minister of Water Resources Salman Khurshid will embark on a two-day tour of Gangatic banks in Uttar Pradesh from today to assess the status of flood control measures and other aspects related to the hydrology of the river in that part. ANI

Peace meet held to mend troubled relations between Assam, Nagaland
In a bid to end the conflict that has erupted as a result of boundary disputes between Assam and Nagaland, representatives of both sides recently organized a peace meet in the region. ANI

7Seas Entertainment bags FICCI-BAF 2011 Award
7Seas Entertainment Limited, a Hyderabad,India-based independent game development company, has bagged the prestigious FICCI-BAF (Best of Animation Frames) award for its ‘The Dark Man’ game under the ‘Best Online Game’ category. The award was received by Mr.L.Maruti Sanker managing director of 7Seas Entertainment, at the two-day FICCI FRAMES-2011 event that concluded in Mumbai on March 24, 2011 Business Wire India

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