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Khanduri replaces Pokhriyal as Uttarakhand Chief Minister
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal was on Saturday replaced by Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri. ANI

BJP opposes communal violence bill
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Saturday criticized the proposed 'Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011'. ANI

Anna Hazare warns Central government and lawmakers
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare today issued another warning to the Central government before the start of the two-day core committee meeting of the civil society members in Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra. ANI

Political parties oppose communal violence bill
Various political parties opposed the 'Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011' during the National Integration Commission (NIC) meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. ANI

Student's wing of Congress party wins president's position in Delhi University polls
Student wing of the Congress party, the National Student's Union Of India (NSUI), won the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) President's post on Saturday in New Delhi. ANI

Angry tribals protest 'skewed' anti-poverty policies in Orissa
Tribals in Orissa's Koraput district held a massive agitation today against the state government, exposing glaring loopholes in the 'below poverty line' (BPL) classification that invariably disqualifies them from reaping the benefits of anti-poverty schemes. ANI

Devotees in Mathura offer 'chhappan bhog' to Lord Krishna
Thousands of devotees of Lord Krishna from across the country thronged to Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday to offer 21,000 kilograms of different varieties of dishes, popularly known as 'chhappan bhog' (lavish feast comprising of 56 dishes). ANI

Kejriwal reiterates Team Anna's call for 'Right to Reject'
Anna Hazare's aide Arvind Kejriwal today reiterated that the veteran social activist will now fight for 'Right to Reject' as part of electoral reforms to reduce corruption. ANI

BJP denies Congress allegation of involvement in illegal mining syndicate
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu today criticized Congress leader Digvijay Singh for alleging that the BJP was involved with the Reddy brothers, arrested for illegal mining in Karnataka. ANI

Kurseong forest rangers rescue, treat injured wild elephant
Forest Rangers and game wardens of the Mahananda Wildlife Division aided by veterinarians rescued and treated an injured wild elephant in West Bengal's Kurseong area on Friday. ANI

BJP top brass meets to discuss fate of Uttarakhand CM
Senior Bharatiya Janta Party leaders are meeting here on Saturday to discuss the fate of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal, after he was allegedly accused of corruption and not being able to manage the political crisis in his state. ANI

Bangladesh to help combat insurgency: Tripura CM
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said that Bangladesh will help to combat insurgency and would not allow its soil to be used for anti-India activities. ANI

Kerala war festival attracts large participation
Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the traditional war festival of Onathallu in Kerala's Palakkad District on Friday. ANI

Orissa flood victims slam government's apathy
Flood victims in Kendrapada district, Orissa, on Saturday criticised the state government for not being able to provide medical and relief aid. ANI

Buxar residents set police vehicle ablaze for car mechanic's murder
Several residents in Buxar district, Bihar, set ablaze a police vehicle after the murder of a car mechanic only a few yards away from the police station. ANI

Delhi HC blast: J-K Police detain suspects in Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda said on Saturday that suspects in connection with the Delhi High Court Blast had been detained and they were being interrogated. ANI

Surat devotees praise miniatures of wonders of world at Ganesh Festival
A large number of devotees praised miniatures of the great wonders of the world exhibited on the occasion of Ganesh Utsav here. ANI

Himachal Pradesh opposes communal violence bill
The Himachal Pradesh Government today opposed the 'Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011' terming it as an attempt to appease the minorities. ANI

Internet and Diplomacy in a changing world highlighted at Sonepat meet
Public involvement in some key global issues and how the internet could be used more effectively in a changing global scenario was highlighted at an interaction of cyber experts at the Sonepat-based Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) on Friday. ANI

Opposition parties ask govt. to go back to drawing board on 'dangerous' Communal Violence Bill
Leaders of various opposition parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Communist Party of India-Marxist, on Saturday asked the UPA II Government to go back to the drawing board and rework the Communal Violence Bill. ANI

Punjab agricultural department organises workshop to prevent crop damage
The agricultural department in Amritsar, Punjab, organised an agricultural awareness workshop on Saturday with an aim to educate the farmers about the measures that they need to take to prevent crop damage. ANI

MAC, NATGRID bolstered, helping in counter-terrorism efforts: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said that the country's intelligence sharing mechanism under the Multi-Agency Centre has been bolstered and the National Intelligence Grid, called the NATGRID, is being implemented so that intelligence from various sources can be accessed and analysed to identify actionable points. ANI

Terrorism, Naxalism major challenges for India, says PM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday described terrorism and naxalism as the two major challenges facing civil society and the polity of the country. ANI

Six miffed chief ministers skip NIC meet
Six state chief ministers on Saturday skipped the 15th meeting of the National Integration Council (NIC), which was presided over the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. ANI

ULFA chief Paresh Baruah reportedly shot at, injured by Myanmarese army
The commander-in-chief of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Paresh Barua, reportedly been shot at and injured by the Myanamarese Army soldiers in the jungles of northwest Myanmar. ANI

Religious fair, cultural carnival commences in Haldwani
Residents of Haldwani, Uttarakhand, participated in the annual Nanda Devi Fair, the cultural carnival that is of immense religious and cultural significance and symbolises the economic and cultural prosperity of the region. ANI

Jharkhand Maoists enlist kids, train and compel them to join cadre
Maoists in Jharkhand's Ranchi District have reportedly adopted new strategies to strengthen their cadre base by training youths and compelling them to join. ANI

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Nalini meets husband Murugan in Vellore Jail
Nalini Sriharan, who spent 20 years in prison for her role in the May 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, met her husband Murugan at the Vellore jail today. ANI

PM calls for beefing up intelligence apparatus to combat terror in all manifestations
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said that there was a need to strengthen the country's intelligence gathering apparatus to combat the ever looming threat of terror. ANI

Anna Hazare calls on supporters to recall lawmakers opposed to passing of Jan Lokpal Bill
Veteran social activist and anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare on Saturday called on his supporters to demonstrated outside the homes of all lawmakers opposing the passing the Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament. ANI

Heavy rains damage roads, stalls traffic in Dharamsala
A heavy and continuous downpour has damaged roads in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh state and left its residents stranded. Normal life too has been severely disrupted by the inclement weather. ANI

NIA on terror trail, four more suspects detained in Jammu and Kashmir
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Delhi Police sleuths continue to search for suspects who were involved in Wednesday's Delhi High Court bomb blast, which cliamed 13 lives and injured over 70. ANI

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