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'26//11 Mumbai attacks were a heinous act against humanity,' says Hazare
On the third anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, veteran anti-graft activist Anna Hazare condemned the attacks and called it a heinous act against humanity and added that the locals should remain alert and contribute in averting such assaults in future. ANI

Rahul Gandhi's tirade against Mayawati persists
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, saying that she does not connect with common people. ANI

IDPA signs agreement with Doordarshan to telecast award-winning documentaries
The Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) has entered into an agreement with Doordarshan to telecast award-winning and acclaimed documentaries, short fiction and animation films at prime time. ANI

Social responsibility initiative launched at IFFI
For the first time International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will include social responsibility and inclusivity as part of the festival. ANI

India, Nepal to sign revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
The Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Nepal will be signed tomorrow by the Finance Ministers of both the countries in Kathmandu. ANI

FDI in retail sector to create 10 million jobs: Anand Sharma
The decision of the Union Cabinet to permit FDI into multi-brand retail in the country will create 10 million new jobs, including six million in the logistics sector alone, said Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma. ANI

Mayawati has no clue about Uttar Pradesh's problems: Congress
Congress spokesman Rashid Alvi on Saturday said that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati had absolutely no clue about the problems of the state and also flayed her remarks on Rahul Gandhi. ANI

Govt. nod on retail bill suicidal for nation's rural sector: Naidu
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M.Venkiah Naidu on Saturday warned that the central government's hasty decision in approving 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail would have an adverse impact on the nation's rural sector and increase unemployment. ANI

Radical group protests alleged Islamist group's conference in Delhi
Members of the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (Revolutionary Army), a radical youth group, took to the streets of New Delhi on Saturday, in protest against the 'Social Justice Conference' organised by the Popular Front of India (PFI), an alleged Islamist organisation. ANI

Security on India-Nepal border beefed up in wake of Kishenji's killing
Security has been beefed along the porous India-Nepal border in the Panitanki region of West Bengal in anticipation of possible revenge attacks by Maoists following the killing of their leader Kishenji in an encounter in the state. ANI

Humanity still shivers when recalling 26/11 Mumbai attacks: Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that humanity could not forget 26/11 ever, and added that measures should be taken to improve maritime security to avert such attacks in the future. ANI

CBI registers case against SM Krishna's former secretary
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against an IAS officer, who was private secretary to External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income. ANI

Niece identifies Maoist leader Kishenji's body, calls his killing a fake encounter
A niece of slain Maoist leader Kishenji has identified his body at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital morgue. ANI

Hostile reception awaits Rahul Gandhi in Maharajganj
The town of Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh had a hostile welcome ready for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, ahead of his rally here on Saturday. ANI

Koodankulam nuke project to begin soon, says Narayanasamy
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy on Saturday said that work on the Koodankulam nuclear power project inTamil Nadu would commence soon. ANI

Israel blames Pak, Iran of using terrorists as proxies to promote fanatic political aims
Countries like Pakistan, and Iran should 'not be allowed' to use terrorists as proxies to promote their fanatic political aims, a spokesman of the Israeli embassy in New Delhi has said. ANI

Three years after 26/11, Mumbai residents say city is still unsafe
Residents of Mumbai continue to maintain that the city is still unsafe because of the poor level of security. ANI

India remembers 26/11 martyrs on third anniversary of terror strike
Rich tributes were paid to 26/11 martyrs on the third anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks by Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and a host of other leaders on Saturday. ANI

Artistes throng Puri to participate in annual beach festival
Indian and foreign artistes are actively participating in the five-day-long annual Puri Beach Festival. ANI

Pakistan must bring perpetrators of 26/11 attacks to justice, Krishna reiterates
External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna on Saturday reiterated India's demand that Pakistan must bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai to justice without further delay. ANI

Mamata Banerjee announces special package for residents of Maoist- affected areas
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a special rehabilitation package for locals in Maoist-affected areas of the state, promising them amenities like food and employment. ANI

Placards annoy Lok Sabha Speaker
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has put on record her "displeasure" over members displaying placards and exhibits in the Lower House that have nothing to do with the ongoing business in parliament. ANI

Israel demands action against 26/11 Mumbai terror attack perpetrators
Israel has demanded action against perpetrators involved in Mumbai terror attacks of 2008. ANI

Sino-India border talks postponed indefinitely
Border talks between India and China, which were to be held here on Monday have been postponed indefinitely. ANI

Major fire at Mumbai's Manish Market
A major fire broke out early this morning in Mumbai's prominent Manish Market. ANI

India Celebrates Amul Founder Dr Kurien’s 90th Birthday
Warm wishes poured in from all corners of the country on the occasion of Dr Verghese Kurien’s 90th birthday on 26th November 2011. Dr Kurien, the architect of India’s White Revolution, has touched the lives of millions of the countrymen. These sentiments were amply reflected in the flood of messages received through email, SMS, on facebook and twitter from every corner of the country Business Wire India

Weeks of Action to ‘WALL OF FAME’ Demanding better Healthcare for Children in India
Save the Children campaign ‘No Child Born to Die’ reached 10 premiere colleges in the capital where thousands pledged support to Save the Children’s campaign demanding an increase in the health budget to 5% of the GDP Business Wire India

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