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Anti-terrorist squad, forensic experts rushed to Agra blast site
At least eight people were injured in an explosion at Agra's Jai Hospital today. ANI

Jammu and Kashmir police tighten vigil at cyber cafes
Jammu and Kashmir police officials have briefed cyber cafe operators in the state and instructed them to keep a strict record of people who access their computer network. ANI

Kumari Selja inaugurates Mini Sports Complex Project in Mizoram
Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja has said that 134 projects worth Rs.2,610 crores have been approved under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for the north-eastern region. ANI

Kharge to inaugurate the fifth India-European Union seminar in New Delhi
Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge will inaugurate the fifth India-European Union seminar on employment and social policy, 'Occupational Safety and Health', along with Jacobus Nicolaas Maria Richelle, Director General, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, who is leading a 15 member High Powered, Tripartite European Union Delegation. ANI

Sushilkumar Shinde to embark on five-day US visit
Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will be leaving for Chicago and New York on a five-day visit from September 19 to 23. ANI

PM's visit to UNGA to focus on counter-terrorism, robust UN role: Mathai
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Saturday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit to New York from September 22 to 26 would focus on a number of issues, including ways to resolve the continuing global economic and financial uncertainties, counter-terrorism and on ways to ensure a more robust all inclusive role for all countries who are members of the United Nations. ANI

Krishna to represent India at key UNGA meetings
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Saturday said that External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna would attend several key meetings during the 66th U.N.General Assembly (UNGA) session from September 22. ANI

At least eight injured in explosion at Agra hospital
At least eight people were injured in an explosion at Agra's Jai Hospital today. ANI

Syrian envoy says situation in his country gradually calming down
Syrian Ambassador to India, Riyadh Abbas, on Saturday said the situation in his country is slowly coming back to normal. ANI

CBI questions Srinivasa Reddy over bank transactions in Bellary illegal mining case
Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) Managing Director Srinivasa Reddy was today questioned by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team in Karnataka's Bellary district. ANI

Modi's 'harmony' fast is a political stunt, say Lucknow's Muslims
Muslims in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday said that the 'harmony' fast being observed by Gujaray Chief Minister Narendra Modi is a political stunt. ANI

Congress leader Gohil criticizes Modi's goodwill mission fast
Congress leader Shakti Singh Gohil has described Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as an anti-social element and rubbished his goodwill mission thre-day fast that began here on Saturday. ANI

Advani says several BJP members qualify as potential PM of India
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K.Advani said on Saturday that several leaders within the party qualify as potential prime ministers in waiting, indirectly hinting that one of them could be Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

Haren Pandya's wife demands justice for his murder
Jagrutiben Pandya, the widow of Haren Pandya, a dissenting Bharatiya Janata Party leader who was killed in 2003, has urged the partys leadership to conduct a fresh probe into her husband's murder. ANI

Janata Dal United joins anti-govt chorus for petrol hike rollback
The Janata Dal United (JD-U) on Saturday joined the anti-government chorus for a rollback of the petrol price hike. ANI

Delhites treated to enjoy Canadian film fest this month
New Delhi, Sep 17: A festival of contemporary Canadian cinema began here at the India International Centre on Friday with the screening of the movie "Away From Her". ANI

Gujarat will set example as a inclusive growth model: Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday that his state would be known worldwide for its model of inclusive growth. ANI

Heavy rains forcing teachers in Kashmir to take classes on roadside
Incessant rains in the R.S.Pura region of Jammu and Kashmir has forced teachers of a government-run school to take classes on the road. ANI

Jayalalithaa extends support to Modi's fast
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday extended support to a three-day fast for communal amity initiated by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

Sheila Dikshit launches solar car slated to compete in Australia
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday launched a solar car made by students of Delhi Technical University (DTU) that is scheduled to participate in the World Solar Challenge in Australia. ANI

Ailing tiger dies in Nainital Zoo
A tiger has died at the G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo in Nainital, Uttarakhand, on Friday. ANI

BJP slams government over petrol price hike
Bharatiya Janata Party activists staged several protests in various cities across the country against the petrol price hiked and demanded an immediate roll back. ANI

Farmers agitate against land acquisition in Lucknow
Hundreds of farmers are agitating against the forceful acquisition of land by the authorities and have demanded adequate compensation for their land in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Probe into Arakkonam train mishap begins in Chennai
Railways Safety Commissioner S. K. Mittal has said that the probe into the Arakkonam train collision that claimed nine lives and injured 72, would continue for two more days as the officials have begun questioning the driver of the ill fated train. ANI

Ex-Assam CM Mahanta visits disputed land to be handed over to Bangladesh
Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta visited the disputed territories in Dhubri district on Friday to assess the situation after there was a recent agreement to hand over Indian land to Bangladesh. ANI

Congress leader Vaghela begins counter fast against Modi at Sabarmati Ashram
Veteran Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela began his counter fast against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's three-day "Sadbhavna (Amity) fast at the Sabarmati Ashram here on Saturday. ANI

Modi starts three-day fast with call for peace, unity,communal harmony
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began his three-day "Sadbhavna" fast with a call for "peace, unity and communal harmony". ANI

India supports Transitional National Council of Libya in the UN
India extended support to the acceptance of credentials of the delegation of the Transitional National Council (TNC) of Libya led by its President Mustafa Abdel Jalil to attend the forthcoming UN General Assembly session in New York. ANI

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