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CPI-M to react over CVC fiasco after PM's statement in Parliament: Yechury
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said that his party would react on P.J. Thomas's appointment as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) after hearing what Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has to say in the matter before the Parliament. ANI

Illegal liquor joints in West Midnapur raided ahead of West Bengal polls
The West Bengal Excise Department and police on Saturday raided illegal liquor joints in West Midnapur. ANI

DMK pulls out of UPA government, to provide issue-based support
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday decided to pull out of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre after talks between the two parties on seat-sharing for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections failed. ANI

India in touch with Iran govt to expedite detained Indian sailors' release
The Indian Embassy in Tehran is in touch with the Iranian government to expedite the release of Indian sailors, who were detained near Iranian coast on February 16, MEA sources have said. ANI

West Bengal polls to be acid test for Left Front, says CPI-M leader
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohammad Salim on Saturday termed the forthcoming West Bengal polls as an acid test for the Left Front. ANI

Arjun Singh's death a great loss to Indian politics: Janardan Dwivedi
Congress General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi on Saturday said that the country's political system as well as the Congress party has suffered a great jolt with the demise of former Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh. ANI

Discussions with SEBI board members have been fruitful: Pranab Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that his meeting with the Board of Directors of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was fruitful. ANI

Vice President Ansari condoles Congress leader Arjun Singh's demise
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Saturday condoled the passing away of veteran Congress leader and former Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh. ANI

Opposition stages walkout from J-K Assembly over alleged misappropriation of funds
There was chaos in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Saturday as the Opposition staged a walk out over alleged misappropriation and discriminatory allocation of funds in various assembly segments in the state. ANI

Cong-DMK standoff: All problems will be solved, says Mukherjee
Amid speculations that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) might break its seven-year-old alliance with the Congress over the seat sharing stalemate for the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly polls, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee expressing confidence on Saturday said there are at times problems in a political relationship, but it will be solved. ANI

No difference in BJP on PM's CVC statement: Sushma Swaraj
Commenting on the divergent views expressed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh owned responsibility for the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) fiasco, BJP veteran Sushma Swaraj on Saturday clarified that there was no difference of opinion between her and the party, and blamed limitations of words in twitter for it. ANI

CWG scam: Defiant Kalmadi says ready to face any probe
Former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who is under fire for alleged financial mismanagement in the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, asserting that he had not done anything wrong on Saturday said he is ready to face any investigation. ANI

PM condoles Arjun Singh's death
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the demise of veteran Congress leader Arjun Singh. ANI

Krishna condoles demise of Arjun Singh
External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna has condoled the death of veteran Congress leader Arjun Singh. ANI

Pak officials under scanner following secret report on fake note distribution
Officials in the Pakistan High Commissions in Dhaka and Kathmandu are being held responsible for not only manufacturing, but also distributing Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), according to a secret government reports that claim to be based on a 'million intelligence inputs'. ANI

Baalu likely to meet PM as Cong-DMK standoff over seat sharing continues
Even as the seat-sharing stalemate between the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance partner, the Congress, continues, senior DMK leader TR Baalu is likely to meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today to convey his party's message on the issue. ANI

ULFA's links with Maoists exposed
The nexus between the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Maoists has come to the fore with the arrest of three Assamese youth, including an ex ULFA cadre by security officials during a recent encounter in the jungles of Orissa. ANI

CWC condoles Arjun Singh's demise, describes him a symbol of secular values
The newly constituted Congress Working Committee, which met here on Saturday to condole the demise of veteran Congress leader Arjun Singh passed a resolution describing the senior party leader as a symbol of secular values in Indian politics. ANI

Arjun Singh's last rites to be held today
The last rites of veteran Congress leader and former Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, who breathed his last in New Delhi on Friday, will be performed at his native village Churhat in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi District with full state honours today. ANI

Up for Sale: Agricultural land in Chhattisgarh
Another name for Chhattisgarh is ' Dhan ka katora' or 'Rice Bowl'. There is an amazing variety of rice being grown across the region in Central India, largely dominated by tribal communities. This is a land blessed by the bounty of nature and has a combination of soil, water and temperature, which lends itself well to the cultivation of this all-important foodgrain. ANI

DST Worldwide Services Wins Best Indian ITES Company Award for 2009-10
DST Worldwide Services, a provider of industry-leading technology and business process outsourcing services, announced that it has won the Best Indian ITES (Information Technology Enabled Services) Company award for the year 2009-2010. This award was based on export earnings and overall growth for the past three fiscal years Business Wire India

Indian-Born British Economist Sir Partha Dasgupta Wins $300k Zayed International Prize for the Environment
Sir Partha Dasgupta, the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and one of the most outstanding environmental economists of his generation has won the $300,000 Zayed International Prize for Scientific and Technological achievements in the environment. Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta Business Wire India

India-England Tied Encounter Emerges as the highest rated match in the last two ICC Cricket World Cups with a Peak Rating of 29.7 TVRs in Top 6 Metros
-- The match averages an incredible 17.3 TVRs in Top 6 Metros -- 71% of the 6 Metros audience have viewed the tournament till Match 14 -- ICC Cricket World Cup delivers an average TVR of 4 till Match 14 The cliff-hanger tied match between India-England has created new records not just on the field but off the field as well. The match delivered a peak rating of 29 Business Wire India

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