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Pranab Mukherjee stresses upon need of gender auditing
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has stressed upon the need of gender auditing along with gender budgeting of policies and programmes of various ministries and departments under the Central government. ANI

Sukhram sentenced to five years in jail in 1996 telecom scam
Former Telecom Minister Sukhram was today sentenced to five years in jail by a Delhi Court for taking Rs. 3 lakhs as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996. ANI

Verma inaugurates dealers' meet to improve steel reach in rural India
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma presided over the dealers' meet at Lucknow today. ANI

Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute celebrates 26th annual day
Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute today celebrated its 26th annual day function at New Delhi's Air Force Auditorium. ANI

Selja launches Cultural Heritage Young Leadership Programme
Union Culture and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja today inaugurated the India heritage week and launched two new schemes "Cultural Heritage Young Leadership Programme" and "scheme of Financial Assistance for publication of magazines and journals dedicated to Indian Culture and Heritage". ANI

Khalsa College to tie up with Canada in education field
Sikh Canadian federal minister Tim Uppal today said that apart from relaxing visas for students, Canada wanted that their provincial governments work with Indian states, especially Punjab, to forge collaboration in the field of education. ANI

Dikshit launches Chacha Nehru Sehat Yojna for Delhi school kids
Delhi has become the first state in the country to provide right to health to school children after implementation of the Right to Education Act. ANI

Mukherjee stresses upon need of gender auditing in various ministries
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today stressed upon the need of gender auditing along with gender budgeting of policies and programmes of various ministries and departments under the Government of India. ANI

Need to reform National Service Scheme: Ajay Maken
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken has stressed the need of reforming the National Service Scheme (NSS) to make it more effective and relevant in the changed environment. ANI

Sukhram convicted in 1996 telecom scam, pleads for leniency
Former Telecom Minister Sukhram, convicted for taking Rs. 3 lakhs as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996, today pleaded for leniency in a Delhi court on grounds of his old age. ANI

Kashmir's school-buildings also need nurturing
Worry lines mark the face of mothers as they wave to their little children leaving for school. It is another serene morning in the Lolab Valley, its captivating tree-lined landscape covered in mist, the silence broken only by the sound of streams gurgling down the snow capped mountains, merging into the river that flows through villages in the neighborhood. ANI

Digvijay Singh supports Azharuddin against Kambli's allegations
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has defended former cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin against former cricketer Vinod Kambli's allegations that the 1996 World Cup semi-final might have been fixed. ANI

Nation pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her 94th birth anniversary
The nation on Saturday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 94th birth anniversary. ANI

Kulkarni should express grievances before court, not media: Congress
Congress party has advised L K Advani's former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni to approach the court with his grievances rather than going to the media. ANI

Focus on BJP victory, not prime ministership in 2014, says Advani
Brushing away rumours about his selection as prime ministerial candidate by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior party leader Lal Krishna Advani has said that if BJP won the general elections of 2014, the party would then pick the best person for the Prime Minister's job. ANI

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