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Former President Kalam to visit nuclear plants in coastal areas
Former President and eminent scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Saturday said that he would visit nuclear plants across the country to check existing safety mechanisms, in a bid to allay the fears of activists and locals following Japan's Fukushima disaster. ANI

Asia's first forum on governance being launched on Sunday
With Congress MP and erstwhile United Nations Under Secretary General Shashi Tharoor as the Dean, Asia's first Forum on governance is being launched in New Delhi on Sunday to help young world leaders face complex challenges confronting the global community. ANI

Khurshid refuses to comment on rejection of Yeddyurappa's bail plea
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday refused to comment on the rejection of former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's bail plea, saying the matter is sub-judice. ANI

Antony asks corporate sector to provide jobs to retired IAF personnel
Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Saturday said the corporate sector must come forth in providing a 'second career' to retired Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel and bank on their varied skills and expertise. ANI

Manipur blockade continues, agitators demand district status for Sadar Hills
The Sadar Hill District Demand Committee has decided to continue its two-month-old economic blockade of Manipur even after government's assurance. ANI

Rajnath Singh slams PM over his remarks on RTI Act
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Saturday criticized the Prime Minister over his recent remarks on the Right to Information (RTI) Act, and mockingly said that Dr. Manmohan Singh had become afraid facing corruption charges against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government. ANI

Yeddyurappa surrenders post warrant
Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa against whom arrest warrant was issued in connection with cases regarding alleged irregularities in denotification of government lands surrendered before the Lokayukta Court here on Saturday evening. ANI

BJP to fight rejection of Yeddyurappa's bail plea legally, responds to Congress criticism
Asserting that the party believes in zero tolerance towards corruption, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday termed the rejection of former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's bail plea to be a legal issue, and said that they would fight it out legally. ANI

Militants attempt bomb attack in Manipur
The house of Mohammad Kadir, a candidate contesting upcoming State elections, was attacked by a grenade in Manipur. ANI

Myanmar President visits agricultural exhibition in Delhi
Myanmar President U Thein Sein, who is currently on a state visit to India at the invitation of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, attended an agricultural exhibition here on Saturday. ANI

Digvijay Singh takes a U-turn, ready to back Anna to fight Mayawati's corruption
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said that he would extend all support to veteran social activist Anna Hazare if he initiates a protest against corruption in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

International Dance Festival at Shimla
In a bid to promote tourism in Himachal Pradesh, the state authorities organised an international dance festival with performers from Russia, Brazil, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Italy taking part in the event. ANI

Narayanasamy urges Koodankulam nuke plant protestors to return to negotiations
Terming the ongoing protests against the set up of the Koodankulam Nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu as 'unfortunate', Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V. Narayanasamy, on Saturday urged the protestors to return to negotiations with an open mind. ANI

BJP opposed to reviewing of RTI Act, says Advani
Accusing the present UPA Government led by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh of being the most dysfunctional and paralysed government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lal Krishna Advani on Saturday said that his party is opposed to reviewing of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. ANI

Kejriwal claims he has been receiving messages of being attacked
Asserting that violence is not the solution to get rid of the rampant corruption prevailing in the country, veteran social activist Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that he has been receiving messages of his office being attacked, and termed the whole episode to be a conspiracy against the civil society activists. ANI

Arrest warrant issued against former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa
A special Lokayukta court has rejected former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's bail application in connection with the land denotification case. ANI

Sonu Nigam composes song on breast cancer awareness
In an endeavour to spread awareness about breast cancer, Bollywood's well known singer, Sonu Nigam, along with six other female singers has composed a song. ANI

Women observe Karva Chauth
Married women were seen getting henna designs being applied on their palms on the occasion of Karva Chauth which is observed for the well being and long life of the husbands. ANI

Telangana stir intensifies, UPA Govt. accused of indecisiveness
Asserting that the agitation over the creation of a separate state of Telangana would not stop till the demands are met, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader K. T. Rama Rao on Saturday questioned the delay on part of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government in taking an amicable decision on the issue. ANI

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