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India News on October 2, 2011

Tea traders in Coimbatore urge Tamil Nadu government to introduce uniform VAT rate
The Tea Trade Association of Coimbatore (TTAC) has urged the Tamil Nadu government to introduce uniform VAT (Value Added Tax) rate for tea sold through auction centres. ANI

Political loss to Congress party if separate Telangana state is not formed: Keshav Rao
The Congress Party is unlikely to win any seat from Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region if separate state is not formed, according to its senior leader K. Keshav Rao. ANI

Tibetan government in-exile greet Indians on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary
The Tibetan government in-exile on Sunday greeted Indians on the occasion of the 142nd birth anniversary of 'the Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi in the Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Suspended IPS officer Bhatt coerced subordinate to fabricate evidence against Modi: BJP
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that Gujarat police probe has revealed that suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt had coerced his subordinate to fabricate evidence against state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

October 2 should also be observed as 'Be the Change Day': Raj Kumar Hirani
Bollywood director Raj Kumar Hirani on Sunday released a book, 'I Can', dedicated to children in Ahmedabad. ANI

Congress leaders rejoice Sonia Gandhi's first public appearance since US surgery
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and other Congress leaders today expressed happiness over United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi's first public appearance since returning from the United States following surgery for an undisclosed ailment. ANI

Jwala Gutta participates in breast cancer awareness rally in Hyderabad
Ace badminton player Jwala Gutta on Sunday participated in a rally to create awareness about the breast cancer in Hyderabad. ANI

Telangana statehood issue: TRS leaders mount pressure on the Govt.
Leaders of the regional political outfit Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Sunday pressed their demand for the creation of a separate state of Telangana as they paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 142nd birth anniversary here. ANI

Lawmakers pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
Lawmakers in Mumbai and other parts of the country on Sunday paid their tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 142nd birth anniversary. ANI

Manipuris undertake a cleanliness drive on Gandhi Jayanti
The people of Manipur celebrated Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi's 142nd birth anniversary on Sunday by undertaking a cleanliness drive. ANI

Rahul Gandhi will be the next PM, says Harish Rawat
Expressing confidence that the Congress Party would win the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Harish Rawat today said party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi would then become the Prime Minister of the country. ANI

Sand artist Pattnaik creates sculpture of Hindu goddess 'Durga' in WB
Amid the ongoing 'Durga Puja' celebrations, which is the most happening festival of the Bengalis, renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik created a 10 feet high sculpture of Hindu goddess 'Durga' in West Bengal's Siliguri District on Saturday. ANI

Kerala hosts' theatre workshop for children
In a bid to promote theatre and dramatics, a three-day theatre workshop has been organised for children in Kerala's Kochi city. ANI

INS Shakti inducted into the Indian navy
Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma commissioned a fleet tanker named INS Shakti in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam city on Saturday. ANI

Crucial Nathu La Pass link reopens in quake-hit Sikkim
Nathu La Pass, one of the three trading border posts between China and India, has been reopened for traffic after being hit by an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale that recently jolted India, Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet. ANI

Literary festival in Kerala attracts international panel of authors
Renowned authors from around the globe are participating in the fourth edition of the Kovalam Literary Festival, which kicked off here on Saturday. ANI

Mumbai social activist demands prosecution of Hasan Ali under MCOCA
A social activist has filed an application before a Mumbai court demanding that Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, accused of money laundering, must be tried under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). ANI

Jitendra Singh blames Pak for spreading terror all over the world
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Jitendra Singh has blamed Pakistan's spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), for conducting acts of terror in India and across the world. ANI

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 142nd birth anniversary
The nation on Sunday paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 142nd birth anniversary. ANI

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