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Tibetans protest in New Delhi against Chinese atrocities
Tibetans living in exile in India staged a demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on Thursday. ANI

Congress views crusade by Hazare and other yoga gurus as opposition plot
The Congress party today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of conspiring in a phased manner by using veteran social activist Anna Hazare and two other yoga gurus as the medium of nationwide anti-corruption campaign. ANI

Dhoni visits Deori temple in Jharkhand
Indian captain M.S. Dhoni today visited the revered ancient Deori temple at Tamar near Ranchi, Jharkhand. ANI

'Alpashi' festival begins with ritualistic flag hoisting ceremony in Kerala temple
The 10-day-long 'Alpashi', an annual festival of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, began on Tuesday with ritualistic flag hoisting in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. ANI

Mumbai Police yet to confirm content of alcohol in Ronit Roy's blood
Mumbai Police is yet to get the pathological reports to confirm the amount of alcohol in television actor Ronit Roy's blood after he was arrested for rash and negligent driving. ANI

Advani leaves from Delhi for second round of nationwide anti-graft campaign
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani today left New Delhi for the second round of the nationwide anti-graft road show. ANI

Centre approves 21 new textiles parks
The Central government has sanctioned 21 new textiles parks under the scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks with a project cost of Rs. 2100 crores to be implemented over a period of 36 months. ANI

65 proposals found eligible for consideration under Free Coaching and Allied Scheme
The Union Minority Affairs Ministry has found 65 proposals eligible for consideration under its Free Coaching and Allied Scheme (FCAS) for imparting coaching to students belonging to the minority communities for the year 2011-12. ANI

Rice procurement crosses 341 lakh tonne
Rice procurement in the kharif marketing season 2010-11 (October-September) has crossed the mark of 341 lakh tonne. ANI

Shut down affects life in Srinagar
Normal life in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley came to a standstill on Thursday following a shutdown called by separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani. ANI

TV actor Ronit Roy arrested for rash driving
Television actor Ronit Roy became the latest addition to the list of celebrities involved in rash and negligent driving when he was arrested for ramming his Mercedes into another car during early morning hours on Thursday. ANI

Twelve infants die at Kolkata children's hospital
Atleast 12 infant have died in the last 48 hours at a state-run hospital in Kolkata. ANI

Women undergo Karate training in Dharamsala
Himachal Pradesh police conducted a one-month long karate-training camp for girls to minimize cases of eve teasing and molestation. ANI

21 new textiles parks to be constructed
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday sanctioned 21 new textiles parks with a project cost of Rs. 2100 crores to be implemented over a period of 36 months. ANI

Crime in India increased by 4.9 percent in 2010
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram released "Crime In India-2010" a publication of national importance brought out by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) here today, which showed crime in 2010 rose by 4.9 per cent compared to 2009. ANI

Sri Sri Ravishankar takes a jibe at Digvijay, calls him fortune teller
Reacting to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's onslaught against him, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar on Thursday mockingly said the latter has become a fortune teller. ANI

BJP must thank Digvijay for decimating Congress: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Reacting to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's onslaught, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the BJP must thank the latter for working to ensure the downfall of the Congress. ANI

Don't get involved with RSS: Digvijay warns Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Asserting that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was trying to bring in spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in their campaign against the government, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday urged the latter not to get involved in this. ANI

Delhi records above normal pollution level during Diwali
The festivities of Diwali came to an end with an increase in pollution level in the capital. ANI

Kashmiri pandits celebrate Diwali in Srinagar
Sending out a message of communal harmony the Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims of the Kashmir valley celebrated Diwali, together after 21 years here on Wednesday. ANI

Army chief says removal of AFSPA in Kashmir is under Home ministry's consideration
Reacting to a poser on the possible withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain regions in Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General Vijay Kumar Singh on Thursday said the proposal is under the consideration of Home Ministry. ANI

BSF personnel celebrate Diwali with Bangladeshi counterparts
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel celebrated Diwali with their Bangladeshi counterparts and Indian civilians at a security post near the India-Bangladesh border on Wednesday. ANI

CRPF personnel celebrates Diwali in Kashmir
Personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paramilitary force celebrated Diwali with great fervour and joy here on Wednesday. ANI

Cross border bonhomie marks Diwali at LoC
Officers and soldiers of the Indian and Pakistani armies exchanged sweets at the Line of Control (LoC) on the occasion of Diwali here on Wednesday. ANI

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar supports Team Anna, says truth will prevail despite all odds
Supporting anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare and his associates, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has said that controversies will always be there around such big movements, but the truth will finally prevail despite all odds. ANI

Women undergo training in self-defence to ward off Maoist threats in Bihar
In a bid to prevent innocent civilians from getting sucked into the Maoist insurgency, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has successfully imparted training in self-defence and allied martial arts to women hailing from the strife-ridden areas of Bihar. ANI

Amarprakash Launches Ultra-modern Integrated Township `Sun City’ @ Kadambattur in Thiruvallur District near Chennai
Amarprakash, Chennai’s leading realty company, is launching `Sun City’ - a 37 acre ultra-modern integrated township @ Kadambattur, in Thiruvallur District. The Sun City in New Chennai comprises a wide range of residential options such as Villas, Row Houses, Semi-independent houses and Residential plots & High-rise buildings to cater to the needs of one and all Business Wire India

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