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Digvijay accuses Mayawati of squandering money on construction of monuments and parks
Hours after Mayawati inaugurated the Rs. 685-crore memorial park in Noida, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today accused the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of squandering the hard earned money of the people of the country on the building of monuments, parks and her own statues. ANI

Kejriwal backs Bhushan, says corrupt forces working to derail Anna's movement
RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the recent assault on Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan is a conscious effort by unidentified corrupt forces in the country, who are trying to divert attention from Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement. ANI

BJP demands Goa CM Kamat's resignation over illegal mining scam
Stating that a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe must be initiated to unfold the illegalities, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday demanded Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's resignation for attempting to cover up the illegal mining in the state. ANI

'Prashant Bhushan will remain a member of core committee': Kejriwal
RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, a key figure in veteran social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, on Friday said senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan will remain an integral part of the civil society group. ANI

India, Pakistan finalise draft text of bilateral visa agreement
India and Pakistan have finalised the draft text of the bilateral visa agreement, which will be submitted to the respective governments for obtaining necessary approvals in order to sign the agreement at an early date. ANI

Swamy announces new committee to fight corruption
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Friday announced the formation of new committee called the "Action Committee Against Corruption in India' with the motive to get action against those corrupt within the present system. ANI

Mayawati inaugurates 685-crore dream memorial park near Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday inaugurated the Rs. 685-crore memorial park in Noida. ANI

Army organizes educational tour for girl students of J-K
24 schoolgirls belonging to diverse sections of the society and hailing from of Rajouri, Poonch and Nowshera have embarked on a tour of different places in India. ANI

Centre assures Anna of bringing Lokpal Bill in Winter Session
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Friday said the Central Government has assured him that they would introduce the Lokpal Bill during the Winter Session of the Parliament. ANI

Advani claims he is not in the race to become Prime Minister
Rubbishing reports that he was using his ongoing nationwide 'Jan Chetna Yatra' campaign as a political platform to promote himself for the prime ministerial candidate, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Friday said nepotism was a concept that strikes at the roots of democracy, and almost all the parties in the country rampantly practice it. ANI

Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan says Centre cool to MP's step to curb corruption
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan has accused centre of creating obstructions in the state's anti corruption drive during L.K. Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra rally at Satna, Madhya Pradesh. ANI

Haj pilgrimage gives a boost to business in Srinagar
Shopkeepers in Srinagar are in joyous mood with upcoming Haj season as it has led to increase in the number of footfalls to their shops. ANI

Anna disagrees with Prashant Bhushan, avers Kashmir an integral part of India
Distancing his team of civil society activists from Prashant Bhushan's stand on Jammu and Kashmir, veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Friday hinted at the possible exclusion of the senior Supreme Court lawyer from his group. ANI

India welcomes China's decision not to divert Brahmaputra
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday welcomed China's decision not to divert the Brahmaputra River, which had been a long-standing row between the two neighbours. ANI

India and Myanmar to promote people-to-people ties
Appreciating the importance of people-to-people contacts in forging even closer ties, India and Myanmar on Friday agreed to take steps to ease the movement of people between both nations. ANI

Manmohan Singh lauds RTI, calls it crucial in establishing accountability
Describing Right to Information (RTI) Act as an effective tool to increase accountability and curb corruption, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said that the RTI was crucial in ensuring that the work done by authorities did not remain hidden from public gaze. ANI

Rajnath Singh says BJP will choose chief ministerial candidate for UP at appropriate time
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the parliamentary board of his party would decide on their chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh at an appropriate time. ANI

Advani lauds Shivraj Singh Chauhan's 'good work'
Lauding Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan for his 'good work', senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K Advani said Chauhan is doing 'great work' for the welfare of the people. ANI

Keshav Rao lashes out at Kiran Reddy
Congress lawmaker K. Keshav Rao has lashed out at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy for forcing candidates belonging to Telangana region to appear for state public service commission examination amid dysfunctional state machinery. ANI

Widow of Indian Army soldier demands return of George Cross medal
Brahmi Devi, widow of Kripa Ram, a martyr from the Indian Army in Himachal Pradesh, has demanded that the George Cross medal that was posthumously conferred on her husband be returned to her after news surfaced that the medal is put on auction in Britain. ANI

International Folk Dance Festival concludes in Himachal Pradesh
Annual International Folk Festival, which witnessed cultural performances from artists belonging to different countries, has concluded in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. ANI

BJP slams Mayawati govt. over high crime rate, pitiful performance
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati over the rising crime graph in the state. ANI

Centre keen on resolving nuke plant row amicably, says Narayanaswamy
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V Narayanaswamy has said that the Central Government wants an amicable solution to the ongoing stir over the Kudankulam nuclear power plant project. ANI

Rediff.com India Limited Schedules Second Quarter Ended September 30, 2011 Earnings Results Conference Call for October 21, 2011
Rediff.com India Limited (Nasdaq: REDF), one of the premier worldwide online providers of news, information, communication, entertainment, mobile and shopping services, will release its results for the Second Quarter ended September 30, 2011 at 8.00 AM ET (5.00 AM pacific time / 5:30 p.m. India Time,) on Friday, October 21, 2011. In conjunction with this release, Rediff Business Wire India

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