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Will take all possible steps to secure release of collector: Chattisgarh CM
Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday said he will take all possible steps to secure the release of abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon from the Maoists. ANI

Milk suppliers observe daylong hunger strike over unfair pricing by private companies
Milk suppliers from across north India observed a day long hunger strike on Saturday to protest unfair pricing by private companies supplying milk and dairy products. ANI

Mamata to launch TV channel for West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would start a television channel and a newspaper to cater to the needs of the state government. ANI

BJP calls PM's 'witch hunt' remark unfortunate
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday criticized the remark made by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh t the cvil Service Day that the government would onot indulge in "witch hunt" against them in the name of fighting corruption. ANI

Naxals abduct District Collector in Chhattisgarh
The Maoists have abducted the District Collector of newly formed Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. ANI

Economic adviser Basu is speaking the language of IMF and World Bank, says BJP
Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Saturday flayed the chief economic adviser Kaushik Basu for his remarks on economic reforms in the country, adding he was speaking the language of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. ANI

Bihu celebrations conclude in Assam
For over a week the reverberation of Rongali or Bohag Bihu celebrations continued in Assam with people dancing to the rhythm of the dhol with great enthusiasm. ANI

More arrests likely in Bhanwari Devi case, another chargsheet filed by CBI
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a third chargesheet in the Bhanwari Devi murder case, adding that more arrests where likely to take place in the near future. ANI

Additional Solicitor General's view on Italian ship not of Government of India
Shipping Minister G. K. Vasan on Saturday said there were no differences between the Centre and the Kerala Government on detention of two Italian marines, accused of killing Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February. ANI

Manmohan Singh urges civil servants to build transparent, accountable system
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday urged Civil Servants to work towards building a corruption free, more transparent and accountable system for efficient delivery of services to the people. ANI

Congress welcomes CBI probe into Karnataka illegal mining case
Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari has welcomed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the illegal mining case involving former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. ANI

Former Army chief calls for speedy resolution of border row with China
Former Army Chief and Arunachal Governor J.J Jaswant Singh has underscored the need to resolve the long-standing border dispute between India and China in a mutually amicable manner. ANI

Congress asks opposition parties to support reforms
Congress party has urged its allies and opposition parties to support the reforms being brought in by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-led central government to spur the country's economic growth. ANI

Pakistan air crash: Manmohan Singh sends condolence message to Gilani
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has sent a message to his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani, condoling the loss of lives in the air tragedy near Islamabad on Friday evening. ANI

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