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Over dozen injured in clash between locals, officials in Madhya Pradesh
Around 15 people were injured in a clash between locals and Municipality Corporation officials on Saturday over the demolition of a residential colony in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. ANI

Shrimp farming flourishing in Haryana
Shrimp farming in Rohtak, Haryana, is providing an alternate source of livelihood to farmers who own infertile land. ANI

Newly elected government in West Bengal assumes office
The newly elected West Bengal government headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, along with her 37-member cabinet, assumed office on Saturday. ANI

Police rough up protesting farmers in Greater Noida
A group of farmers protesting against acquisition of their lands and demanding employment for the affected families in Bhatta Parsaul village of Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday alleged that they were the target of police violence. ANI

Congress led-UPA government is fighting against corruption: Kidwai
Defending the Congress party led-United Progressive Alliance at the Centre over its perceived inaction in a string of recently-exposed scams, Congress leader Mohsina Kidwai said on Saturday that the government had shown no leniency to leaders accused of corruption and graft. ANI

Kanimozhi to approach Delhi High Court for bail
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi, who was arrested in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, would approach Delhi High Court with her bail plea by next week, her lawyer said on Saturday. ANI

Karwar naval base phase-I completed, brings to life Rajiv Gandhi's dream: Anthony
Defence Minister A.K. Anthony today commissioned a civilian township at Amadalli marking the completion of all construction activities associated with phase-I of the naval base at Karwar, Karnataka. ANI

Union Coal Minister blames police over 'most wanted' list goof-up
Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday blamed the police of state governments for the errors in the '50 Most Wanted Fugitives Hiding in Pakistan' list. ANI

NCW demands CBI probe into police action on Bhatta Parsaul women
Appearing to endorse Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's police claim that Uttar Pradesh had acted violently against villagers in Bhatta Parsaul, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Saturday sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the atrocities committed in the area. ANI

Chidambaram says India lives in the world's most troubled neighbourhood
Highlighting the security risks faced by India, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, said on Saturday the country was situated in the world's most troubled neighbourhood, surrounded by 'extremely fragile' governments. ANI

Maoists shutdown hits normal life in Jharkhand
Most part of Jharkhand were at a standstill on Saturday due to a 48-hour nationwide shutdown call given by the Maoists. ANI

Kanimozhi, Raja appear in court on 2G scam
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi and former Telecom Minister A Raja were on Saturday produced before a special court here in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Manmohan Singh congratulates space department for launch of GSAT-8
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday congratulated the Department of Space for the successful launch of communication satellite GSAT-8. ANI

Moily calls financial crisis a 'Credit Tsunami'
Calling a financial crisis a 'Credit Tsunami', Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily has emphasised the need for a comprehensive legal mechanism to avoid a repeat of global financial crisis. ANI

Remembering Rajiv Gandhi two decades later (Article)
The question that all Indians were asking in 1991 was whether the Congress party led by Rajiv Gandhi would make a comeback after the V. P. Singh and Chandrashekar governments failed to fulfill promises of providing a clean administration. ANI

Maoists blow up railway track in Orissa
Maoists on Saturday blew up a railway track in Orissa's Sundargarh District on the first day of a two-day shutdown called by the rebels against alleged security excesses. ANI

BJP stages anti- Governor protest in Karnataka
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday intensified its agitation against Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj. ANI

India launches communication satellite GSAT-8 successfully
India's advanced communication satellite, GSAT-8, was on Saturday successfully launched by the Ariane-V launch vehicle of Arianespace from Kourou, French Guiana. ANI

Nation pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi on 20th death anniversary
The Nation on Saturday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 20th death anniversary. ANI

9.9’s School of Convergence selected by Young India Fellowship to Teach Communication Skills
THE Young India Fellowship has announced that it has selected the 9.9 School of Convergence to provide communication classes and writing support to its Fellows for the coming academic year. Under the agreement, 9 Business Wire India

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