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Hazare's core team cannot include whole country, says Baba Ramdev
Reacting to a comment by Kumar Vishwas, a close aide of veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, to overhaul his core team, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said that the core team cannot include the millions of Indians supporting the struggle. ANI

Vintage bicycle exhibition enthralls visitors in Pune
An exhibition showcasing 70 vintage bicycles is being held in Pune, Maharashtra. ANI

Team Anna is splitting: Shiv Sena
The Shiv Sena on Saturday said that the core team of veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare has developed a rift. ANI

Bhopal gas tragedy victims protest against Madhya Pradesh Day celebrations
The victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy on Saturday staged a mass protest against the 56th Foundation Day celebrations of Madhya Pradesh in Bhopal. ANI

Gurgaon police arrest four organisers for cancelled Metallica concert
A day after the sudden cancellation of American heavy metal band Metallica's concert in Gurgaon, local police today arrested four organisers of the event and registered a case of fraud against the accused.cting on complaints lodged by disgruntled fans, the police arrested four senior executives of DNA Networks. ANI

Congress calls for revocation of anti-militancy laws in J-K after wider consultation
Refuting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's plea, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz on Saturday called for revocation of anti-militancy laws in the region only after wider consultation. ANI

'One crore women registered under Mother and Child Tracking System'
The total number of pregnant women registered in Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS), an e-governance initiative of the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, crossed the one crore mark on Friday. ANI

Vice Admiral Anil Chopra relinquishes Indian Coast Guard's command
Vice Admiral Anil Chopra handed over charge as the Director General Indian Coast Guard, after a successful tenure of 35 months, at an impressive ceremony held at the Coast Guard Headquarters here today. ANI

President Patil opens 43rd Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil opened the 43rd Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi today. ANI

Manipur hosts beauty pageant
Twenty charming young women exuding confidence and oomph walked the ramp at the 'Miss Sakhenbi Ningol Contest', a beauty pageant held at Imphal on Friday. ANI

Marine engineering student from Kerala creates world record in Martial arts
Midhun Jith, a marine engineering student made his way to the Guinness World Records for maximum number of kicks on one leg. ANI

Anna Core Committee decides not to get dissolved
Amid a clamour for its revamp over allegations of financial mis-conduct by some key members, Team Anna on Saturday decided not to dissolve the core committee. ANI

Maoist torch police vehicle during protest over villagers killing
Gaya Police have claimed that Maoists torched a police vehicle and blocked the highway at Chugai during a protest against the killing of two villagers by six unknown gunmen the previous day. ANI

W. Bengal Police prevent Maoist attack in Midnapore District
Police in West Bengal's West Midnapore District have successfully prevented a potential Maoist attack by retrieving a landmine and two detonators from Lalgarh Village. ANI

Coimbatore-based fake orphan scam busted
A Coimbatore-based missionary has been accused of falsely projecting young Buddhist girls from Nepal as "orphans" of murdered Christians to raise funds globally from British and American churches. ANI

AFPSA need not be withdrawn from Kashmir, says Advani
In reaction to a poser on the possible withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain regions in Jammu and Kashmir, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Saturday said it need not be withdrawn from the state. ANI

Worst consequence of UPA govt for common man is inflation: Advani
Commenting on the rising food prices, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Saturday said it is the worst effect of the Central Government for common man, even though the country has an economics specialist Prime Minister. ANI

Relatives of missing people in Kashmir stage protest
Family members of persons missing from Kashmir Valley since the beginning of insurgency in 1989 held a peaceful sit in protest on Friday. ANI

Gurgaon Police registers case against Metallica concert organizers
Gurgaon Police have registered a criminal case against DNA Networks, the organizers of the Metallica concert, here. ANI

Digvijay takes a dig at Team Anna, again
The brewing standoff between Congress and Team Anna further intensified on Saturday, after senior party leader Digvijay Singh took yet another pot shot at Anna Hazare. ANI

Arunachal promotes community biosphere reserve and tourism
The Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh has created a community biosphere reserve, the first of its kind in India, to preserve their pristine environment and promote eco tourism in the state. ANI

Manipur Chief Minister Ibobi Singh welcomes militants' surrender
The Chief Minister of Manipur, Ibobi Singh welcomed the surrender of militants and extended the state government's help in their rehabilitation. ANI

Widespread revelations of corruption involving key figures in UPA govt.: Advani
Stating that the Congress led Central government is mired in corruption, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has said that there have been widespread revelations of corruption involving key Central Government figures since 2009. ANI

Congress accuses Mayawati of embezzling funds
The Congress Party has accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of embezzling rural employment and welfare scheme funds. ANI

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