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Vice President Ansari to visit Turkey
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will be on a five-day visit to Turkey beginning on Monday. ANI

Andhra Pradesh CM Reddy foresees amicable solution to Telangana logjam
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday said that he was hopeful of an amicable solution to the ongoing crisis over the creation of a separate state of Telangana. ANI

BJP women's wing voices concern for specially-abled people
Members of 'Mahila Morcha', the women's wing of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), hosted a seminar on specially-abled people here on Saturday. ANI

BJP demands PM's resignation over corruption charges
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday sought the resignation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for failing to curb the rising corruption in the country. ANI

Azad rules out possibility of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh
As the Centre grapples with the Telangana crisis, Union Health Minister and Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday ruled out the possibility of President's rule in the state. ANI

BJP slams Mayawati over rise in corruption cases across UP
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati over the alleged involvement of the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government in various cases of corruption across the state. ANI

Tibetan Youth Congress observes 42nd anniversary in Dharamsala
Activists and members of the Tibetan Youth Congress gathered on the occasion of their outfit's 42nd anniversary here on Saturday and remembered the martyrs, who fought against the Chinese atrocities. ANI

Governor Bhardwaj advocates for effective Lokayukta in Karnataka
Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj on Saturday said that in order to effectively combat the rising corruption in the state, it was important to have a strong and an effective Lokayukta. ANI

Govt. trying to resolve the Telangana issue in most amicable way, says Pallam Raju
Amid the ongoing stir over the creation of a separate state of Telangana, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Saturday said the government is trying to resolve the issue in the most amicable way. ANI

HRD Minister Sibal introduces vocational education programme
Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal inaugurated a vocational education programme under the aegis of the All India council for technical education (AICTE) here on Saturday. ANI

Security scenario is fragile in country's neighbourhood: IAF Chief N A K Browne
Indian Air Force (IAF) chief N A K Browne on Saturday said that the security scenario across India's frontiers is fragile and to a great extent uncertain according to the Chief of Air Staff. ANI

CRPF clearing convoys of trucks in Manipur
The Director General of Police of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), K Vijay Kumar, has said that the CRPF is working in complete coordination with the Manipur Police and putting all its efforts to clear the convoy of trucks carrying essential commodities to prevent any shortage like situation. ANI

IAF celebrates its 79th anniversary
The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 79th anniversary at Hindon Air Force Base in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad town on Saturday. ANI

Major fire at Kolkata fish market
A major fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning at a fish market. ANI

'We will bring Lokpal Bill in Winter Session of Parliament': Salman Khurshid
Asserting that the government is committed to bring an effective Lokpal Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said the Standing Committee is making all efforts to ensure that an effective legislation in this regard is formed. ANI

Kejriwal accuses Congress of being steeped in arrogance
Reiterating that an effective Jan Lokpal Bill will help in getting rid of corruption from the country, RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, a key figure in veteran social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, on Saturday accused the ruling Congress Party of being steeped in arrogance, and urged the people not to vote for it. ANI

Damming or damning the Himalayan rivers?
We have come a long way. Not respecting the majesty of the Himalayas is itself a travesty, wantonly disturbing its natural environment, the sanctity of its mind-boggling terrains that act as a bulwark for the subcontinent's ecological balance is a brazen crime. ANI

Family of Delhi blast accuse denies involvement
A family member of Kashmir medical student Wasim Ahmed, who has been arrested in connection with Delhi blast, has claimed that he is innocent and himself volunteered to appear before the investigating agencies. ANI

Andhra Governor meets PM on Telangana issue
Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today and is understood to have briefed him about the situation in the agitation-hit Telangana region. ANI

Indian representation in top global universities miniscule: Amartya Sen
Indian economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said that though India has established reputation in academia, yet its representation in the global group of top 200 universities is miniscule. ANI

Vaghela slams Gujarat CM Modi over soaps announcement
Slamming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the recent sops offered to state employees, veteran Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela has said the state government is fooling the employees over the hike in dearness allowances. ANI

Aim of 'Jan Chetna Yatra' to educate people about honest politics: Advani
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has said the objective of his upcoming nationwide 'Jan Chetna Yatra' was to educate people about good governance and clean politics. ANI

Government serious in bringing strong Lokpal Bill: Patil
Admiring the Central government's efforts to tackle corruption, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has said the government was sincere in passing the Jan Lokpal Bill. ANI

Toshiba Elevator India Bags the Vertical Transportation Contract for 65 Storied One Avighna Park Project in Mumbai
One Avighna Park project is a skyscraper under construction in lower parel Mumbai, India. One Avighna Park encompassing seven acres will include a 64 floor residential project, 23-storeyed residential, and commercial as well as super deluxe service apartments. The project is currently under construction is expected to complete in 2013 Business Wire India

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