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CBI takes up Shehla Masood murder case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday registered a case relating to RTI activist Shehla Masood's murder in Bhopal. ANI

Centre must withdrawn 2003 notification for SGPC elections: Amarinder Singh
Former Punjab Chief Minister captain Amarinder Singh has said that the Central government must withdraw the notification issued in 2003 which prevents Sehajdhari or non-baptised Sikhs from participating in the elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). ANI

Central government trying to defame me: Baba Ramdev
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday termed the reported notice issued to him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as an attempt by the Central government to stop his campaign against black money and corruption. ANI

Ravi Shankar Prasad accuses Centre of targeting Anna Hazare's aides
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday accused the Congress-led UPA government of targeting the aides of veteran anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee stresses on need to conserve bio-diversity
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today stressed that conservation of bio-diversity was essential to maintain ecological balance that was voiced at the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro in 1992. ANI

LeT shying away from Srinagar cleric's murder conspiracy: Expert
Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is shying away from admitting direct involvement in the murder of Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah to avoid possible backlash from the people of Jammu and Kashmir, an expert has claimed. ANI

Suspected Maoists kill villager in Bihar
Suspected Maoists killed a villager, Sunil Mandal, in Bihar's Banka district after he refused to join them. ANI

ABVP candidates start campaign for DUSU polls
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has started campaigning for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls. ANI

ULFA signs agreement, but will not surrender weapons just yet
The central committee of outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom and officials of the Union Home Ministry inked a Suspension of Operations (SoO) agreement on Saturday, but the former was emphatic and strindent in saying that no weapons would be surrendered just yet. ANI

SC-ST body submits 'inclusive' version of Ombudsman Bill to PM
Stressing that various proposals of the Ombudsman Bill are not socially inclusive, SC-ST body submitted their own version of the anti-graft legislation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday. ANI

BJP protests against government over 2008 cash-for-vote scam
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders held a mass rally here today to protest the alleged 'hounding' of whistleblowers of the 2008 cash-for-vote scam by the Central Government. ANI

BJP's Javadekar slams Congress for targeting Hazare's aides
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Saturday accused the Congress party of vindictive politics by targeting the aides of social activist Anna Hazare. ANI

Ajay Maken insists on transparency bill, calls for efficiency in federations
Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Ajay Maken on Saturday called for clarity, efficiency and transparency in the governing bodies of various sports. ANI

Centre, ULFA reach pact on ending security operations in Assam
Representatives of the Central Government and the rebel United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) on Saturday inked a deal that will bring an end to security operations in Assam and also reduce insurgent-related violence in the state. ANI

Calcutta HC Justice Sen sends resignation in writing to President
Controversial Calcutta High Court Judge Justice Soumitra Sen on Saturday sent his resignation in writing to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, raising fresh questions whether impeachment proceedings against him in Lok Sabha on Monday will go on as scheduled. ANI

Ex-NSA Narayanan had differences with PM: WikiLeaks
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former National Security Advisor (NSA) M K Narayanan differed on talks with Pakistan, reveals a cable released by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. ANI

Cabinet ministers declare assets, Kamal Nath richest of them
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Cabinet Ministers on Saturday declared their assets. ANI

Kashmir report not ready: Interlocutors
Reacting to media report that they are likely to recommend return to pre-1953 status of Jammu and Kashmir, the group of interlocutors on Saturday said its final recommendations do not exist. ANI

Andhra health minister does shocking U-turn on Kurnool hospital infant toll
After stating that there was no negligence on the part of the Kurnool Government Hospital for the sudden death of 12 infants in less than 48-hours, Andhra Pradesh Health Minister Ravindra Reddy on Saturday made a shocking u-turn, when he said that there was a marginal human error and laxity. ANI

Second Anna aide Prashant Bhushan gets parliament privilege notice
Lawyer and civil society activist Prashant Bhushan on Saturday confirmed that he too has received a breach of privilege notice from parliament for his remarks against parliamentarians. ANI

Prashant Bhushan gets breach of privilege notice
Supreme Court lawyer and civil society representative Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said he has received a breach of privilege notice for his remarks against Parliamentarians. ANI

Two Maoists arrested in Gaya
Two Maoists on the wanted list were arrested from their hideouts in Bihar's Gaya District on Friday. ANI

Now, Anna's imprint on Surat sarees
After social activist Anna Hazare become a household name across the country, a textile wholesaler in Surat has placed a bulk order for saris, each carrying an embroidered image of Anna. ANI

Hazare defends Kejriwal over income tax notice
Taking strong exception to the income tax department's notice to his key aide Arvind Kejriwal, veteran social activist Anna Hazare has urged the government not to target a man of integrity and character. ANI

India should improve relations with Bangladesh: Tarun Gogoi
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that India should improve relations with Bangladesh. ANI

Income Tax notice to Hazare's aide not an act of 'vendetta: Khurshid
New Delhi, Sep 3 . Defending the Central Government, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid has clarified that the notice issued by the income tax department to civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal was not an act of vendetta. ANI

Gorkha leader warns of agitation if bill does not fulfill promises
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Harka Bahadur Chettri has said people demanding the creation of a separate Gorkhaland state would agitate if the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Bill does not fulfill its promises. ANI

“Guru Swara”Tanla Launches first of its kind Online Classical Music Solution for Vocal Excellence
First Time in the world, an innovative & cutting edge technology created to assist budding classical vocal artists/students that simplifies the way they practice, is launched by the renowned classical musician Padma Vibhushan Dr. Mangalampally Bala Murali Krishna. This solution has been a result of the collaboration between Tanla Solutions Limited and Muzigle India Pvt. Ltd Business Wire India

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