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BJP spokesperson slams Centre for slow progress in Telangana issue
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday criticized the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre for not making any concrete decision on the issue of bifurcation in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. ANI

BJP blames Maharashtra CM for slow work on River Mithi cleanliness project
Criticizing the tardy job done on the cleanliness project of River Mithi flowing through Mumbai, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya on Sunday blamed the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the filthy state of the river. ANI

Uttarakhand government promoting eco tourism
The Uttarakhand government is taking steps to endorse eco-tourism by building small bamboo huts and providing rich flora at botanical parks for tourists' visual treat. ANI

Social group gives free of cost treatment to specially-abled people in J-K
A non-government organization in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, has been helping specially-abled children and adults for over 10 years by providing free of cost treatment. ANI

Telangana witnessing a silent rebellion, says TJAC member
The Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a silent rebellion in favour of a separate state, said Rama Krishna Reddy, member of the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) on Sunday. ANI

Ex-Punjab CM Amarinder Singh seeks clemency for Bhullar
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday sought clemency for death row of convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar after his mercy petition was rejected by President Pratibha Patil. ANI

We have lots of expectations from new West Bengal govt.: GJM chief
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) party chief Bimal Gurung on Sunday arrived in Kolkata to congratulate the new West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee that took office last week. ANI

Biotech students to produce alternate source of energy in Surat
In a bid to help cut down the price of fuel in the market by using waste material, some biotech students in Surat, Gujarat, are using water hyacinth to produce ethanol, which can be used as an alternate source of energy. ANI

India must seek access to 26/11 perpetrators in US: BJP
Reacting to former Pakistan Foreign Secretary Shaharyar Khan's admission that lower-level rogue elements in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) may be involved in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the situation is 'very worrying'. ANI

Ahmedabad prisoners learn to stitch and weave for a better future
As part of a special reform programme, around 150 inmates of central jail in Ahmedabad are being reformed through training of special skills such as tailoring. ANI

'Kung Fu Panda 2' is cultural invasion, say Chinese moviegoers
The release of 'Kung Fu Panda 2' has stirred a controversy among Chinese moviegoers on Saturday in China. ANI

Filthy Vuda Park disappoints tourists in Vizag
Filthy water of Vuda Park, popularly known as Taraka Rama Park in Visakhapatnam has left tourists disappointed. ANI

Tourists experience rich culture at ongoing tourism festival in Kashmir
Tourists from across the country are thronging Bhaderwah hill resort in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District to attend the ongoing four-day annual cultural festival to promote tourism in the region. ANI

Pigeon flying competition takes wing in Allahabad
In this e-age where carrier pigeons have become obsolete, the idea of setting homing pigeons up for distance flying competition is catching on in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city. ANI

Akali Dal seeks PM's intervention over Bhullar's execution
Chandigarh, May 29 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has urged Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to intervene and prevent the death sentence of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) militant Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, whose mercy petition was rejected by President Pratibha Patil. ANI

Armed with UK management degree, man becomes R.S.Pura village sarpanch
At a time when educated youth are shying away from politics by terming it a dirty game, 28-year-old Gurmeet Singh Bajwa has rejected lucrative corporate jobs offers abroad after completing his management studies from the United Kingdom and preferred to become the sarpanch of the Kaloen Panchayat in the R.S.Pura tehsil of Jammu to serve the people of his native village. ANI

Security tightened along Indo-Nepal border
Security has been tightened along the Indo-Nepal border to check infiltration of militants and prevent any attack in the country. ANI

Non-infectious chronic diseases become major health threat in China
Non-infectious chronic diseases have become the major threat to human health in China. ANI

Dalai Lama's power to be given to elected leadership: Samdhong Rinpoche
The outgoing Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Samdhong Rinpoche has said the powers of the Dalai Lama would be given to the new leadership and its Parliament members. ANI

India needs comprehensive action plan on organic farming: Rajnath Singh
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh has urged the Central Government to come out with a comprehensive action plan on promoting organic farming in the country. ANI

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