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Nuclear-capable 'Shourya' missile successfully test-fired off Orissa coast
State-of-the-art nuclear capable 'Shourya' missile was today successfully test-fired in its final configuration from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast. ANI

'UN, General Assembly and Security Council must be revitalized and reformed,' says Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today made a powerful call for early reform and expansion of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to enhance its credibility and effectiveness in dealing with global issues. ANI

India, Canada agree on FIPA and SSA
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and Canadian Minister of International Trade Edward Fast have agreed that residual issues with regard to Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) and Bilateral Social Security Agreement (SSA) between the two countries have been resolved and both agreements could now be signed at an opportune time. ANI

Chinese 'Fritzl' forced 'sex slaves' to perform p*rn shows and prostitution
A Chinese man who kept six "sex slaves" in his basement prison, forced the women to feature in porno videos and then posted them on the Internet to make money, police investigators said Saturday. ANI

BJD MLA shot dead by suspected Maoists in Orissa
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jagabandhu Majhi and his personal security officer were on Saturday shot dead by suspected Maoists at a public meeting in Orissa's Nawarangpur District. ANI

Kashmir youth take to poultry farming
With an aim to increase employment opportunities for the young people in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities have initiated various schemes to encourage them into the arena of poultry farming. ANI

Pallam Raju launches composite herbal formulation "Perfomax"
Minister of State for Defence Dr M M Pallam Raju has launched a composite herbal formulation named 'Perfomax' which helps in improving physical and mental performance at Higher Altitudes and Hypoxic Conditions. ANI

2G scam: CBI records statement of Jaswant Singh
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recorded the statement of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh in connection with the agency's probe in the 2G scam. ANI

Chidambaram should be put in the same jail cell as A.Raja for 2G scam role: Sinha
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said Union Home Minister and former finance minister P Chidambaram should be put in the same jail cell as former telecom minister A.Raja for his role in the 2G telecom licensing scam, which in his view was one of the biggest cases of corruption in post-Independent India. ANI

Winds of change sweeping Bihar
Bihar is pioneering development in the country, as it is being able to effectively transform itself from a failed state to a developing one. ANI

Advani condoles veteran Congressman Vasant Sathe's demise
Condoling the death of veteran parliamentarian Vasant Sathe, ANI

Kerala CM talks about development in his state
Talking about the overall development of Kerala, state Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said his motto is to develop the state as a whole. ANI

Punjab CM to give free bicycles to students
With an aim to earn public goodwill ahead of state elections, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has resolved to give free bicycles to high school students. ANI

We will agitate again if government fails to deliver on Jan Lokpal: Hazare
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has warned that he would embark on another campaign if the central government fails to deliver on the Jan Lokpal Bill. ANI

German envoy revises travel advisory to encourage tourism in Kashmir
German Ambassador to India Thomas Matussek has informed that the travel advisory to Jammu and Kashmir has been revised to promote tourism in that state and the country. ANI

Global economic crisis will improve in a month's time: C. Rangarajan
The Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, C. Rangarajan, has said that the global economic crisis would improve in about a month's time. ANI

Ex-cabinet minister Vasant Sathe passes away
Former Union Information and Broadcasting Minister and veteran Congress leader Vasant Purushottam Sathe passed away in Gurgaon on Friday evening of heart attack. ANI

Telemedicine Service Launched at Shirgaon through Spanco’s Maha E Seva Kendra
The telemedicine service for Filarias (Lymphedema) disease was launched in Maha e-Seva Kendra at Shirgoan, under the National e-Governance Plan. Government of Maharashtra has implemented a National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) to provide government services to the rural population at their doorstep at an affordable cost Business Wire India

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