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India News on May 14, 2011

  • AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa will meet Governor tomorrow to make her claim to form the Government. Speaking to the media, she said that the people have reposed faith on AIADMK to lead the state and the result of the assembly elections is just not a negative vote against the DMK. Jayalalithaa has reitreated that her Government will take action against corrupt ministers of the DMK Government.
  • Governor HR Bharadwaj rejected Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yedyurappa's request to hold assembly session today. Bharadwaj is meeting Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Meanwhile, the Congress State Congress has demanded that the Chief Minister should take moral responsibility and step down.
  • After the landslide victory in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has invited Congress to be part of the West Bengal Government. Pranab Mukherjee will meet Mamata Banarjee today to discuss about the same.
  • Kanimozhi who is one of the suspects in the 2G scam, got a relief today as the court deferred its order on her bail plea to the 20th of this month.
  • An earth quake with a magnitude of 4.9 has been recorded in the Jammu and Kashmir valley at 3 in the morning today. Officials have reported no damage due to the earth quake.
  • Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President KV Tangabaalu has tendered his resignation owing moral responsibility to the debacle of the Congress party in the assembly elections. Speaking to the media, Tangabaalu said that he has sent the resignation letter to AICC President Sonia Gandhi. He said that he respects the verdict of the people and will abide by the decision of the Congress high command.
  • Kerala Chief Minister Achutandan has tendered his resignation as Chief Minister today. He has submitted his resignation letter to Kerala Governor RN Gawai. The LDF and its allies managed to secure 68 seats in the assembly elections, while the UDF and its allies has secured 72 seats.

Tamil Nadu Congress chief steps down over assembly poll drubbing
Owning responsibility for the drubbing in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, state Congress president K.V. Thangabalu stepped down from the post on Saturday. ANI

Children learn Hindu scriptures at summer camp in Varanasi
As an initiative to inculcate cultural values and allied Indian ethos among youngsters, a special summer camp has been organized for school children in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Zero shadow experienced at noon in Pune
An unusual phenomenon was witnessed in Pune, Maharashtra, on Saturday. The most faithful entity in the universe, the shadow deserted the parent body at noontime when the sun was exactly overhead and scientists along with students observed as well as experienced this unique event known as Zero Shadow Day. ANI

Congress criticizes BJP over corruption row in Karnataka
The Congress party on Saturday called the political potboiler brewing in Karnataka a 'constitutional conspiracy' hatched by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ANI

Congress hails Trinamool Congress' victory in West Bengal polls
West Bengal Congress president Manas Bhunia on Saturday hailed Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress' victory in the state assembly polls. ANI

Punjab police arrests militant, recovers arms and ammunition from hideout
The Anti Terrorist Squad of Punjab Police added one more feather to its cap with the arrest of a hardcore militant and recovery of arms and ammunition from his hideout. ANI

Jayalalithaa vows to fulfill election promises in Tamil Nadu
J. Jayalalithaa, leader of the polls-winning main opposition of Tamil Nadu, on Saturday reiterated her vow to fulfill all promises made in the election manifesto. ANI

Karnataka Opposition demands Speaker's resignation after Supreme Court verdict
Consequent to the Supreme Court passing a judgement against Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah, Leader of the Opposition in the legislature Siddaramaiah on Saturday demanded his resignation from the post. ANI

Septuagenarian imparts training in marksmanship to girls in Bihar
With an aim to increase women's participation in shooting, Chandro Tomar, a 76-year-old lady, is imparting training in shooting to girls from rural areas at Kalyan Bigha village in Bihar's Nalanda district. ANI

Congress yet to decide on tie-up with Trinamool Congress in West Bengal
The Congress party is yet to decide whether to go ahead with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) to form the new West Bengal government. ANI

Achuthanandan resigns as Kerala Chief Minister
V.S. Achuthanandan on Saturday resigned as Kerala Chief Minister, a day after the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by him lost the Assembly polls by a slender margin. ANI

Mamata Banerjee to revive West Bengal Legislative Council
After its landslide victory, which toppled the 34-year-old Left Front government in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee will revive the state Legislative Council. ANI

Safety, self-defence program organized for women and senior citizens in Delhi
To train women and make senior citizens aware to tackle any unforeseen circumstances, an education-cum-orientation program was organized by Delhi Police at Janakpuri. ANI

Pak police doubts whether Taliban behind Osama death revenge attack
Although the Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for Friday's bomb attack in northwest Pakistan, saying it was to avenge Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's killing, local police doubt that the Taliban was directly involved in the blasts, or that revenge was the main motive. ANI

Quran reciting pen launched in Kashmir
Feroz Khan, a technocrat-entrepreneur and importer of Srinagar, has launched a computerised pen that can recite the passages from the Holy Quran. ANI

Geelani calls for shutdown in Kashmir
Hardline Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley demanding release of imprisoned innocent youths in the state. ANI

Supreme Court directs govt to allocate more foodgrain for poor
The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Centre to allocate additional five million tonnes of foodgrain to the 150 poorest districts of the country. ANI

Software piracy rate drops in China
China's software piracy rate dropped by two percentage points from 2009 to 2010, but the commercial value of the illegitimate software last year was up by 1.55 percent to 20.1 billion dollars, according to a new survey. ANI

Achuthanandan resigns as Kerala CM
VS Achuthanandan on Saturday resigned as Kerala chief minister, a day after the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by him lost the Assembly polls by a slender margin. ANI

School in Leh with unique teaching methods earns kudos
A primary school at Choglamsar in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir has earned kudos from the authorities as well as parents for the unique teaching methods. ANI

Ten Maoists nabbed by anti-terror squad in Pune
Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) has arrested ten Maoists, from their hideout at Shirur in Pune District. ANI

Noted cardiologist K.K. Talwar appointed as new MCI board chief
Noted cardiologist Dr. K.K. Talwar has been appointed as the Chairman of the new Board of Governors for the Medical Council of India (MCI). ANI

Hyderabad vendors recycle plastic bottles
In a bid to cut down the use of plastic and to reduce environmental pollution, local vendors in Hyderabad recycled plastic bottles at a recycling unit.n the recycling unit, plastic bottles pass through a series of process like grinding, shredding and washing. ANI

Jaganmohan Reddy criticises Congress
YSR Congress party chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who retained the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat, alleged that the Congress party had only exhibited 'false love' towards his father and said the people have now shown the Congress party its place in the state. ANI

2G scam: Kanimozhi's bail plea adjourned till May 20
A Delhi court on Saturday extended its verdict on the bail plea of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi, named by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a co-accused in the 2G spectrum case, till May 20. ANI

Delhi court to pronounce verdict on Kanimozhi's bail plea
A Delhi court will pronounce its verdict on the bail plea of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi, named by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a co-accused in the 2G spectrum case. ANI

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